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Rock N Roll Cafe

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Indian, Seafood, Continental, Pizza & Pasta
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North Cliff, Near Helipad, Varkala 695141, India
09744646191
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night, Dessert
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    Very good
  • 14
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  • 9
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  • 14
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
More rock in a dead chimp

Really fancied giving the rock cafe a good go as it was our last night in town. Had walked past a couple of times but always been empty. Sat down and was pleasantly surprised to find cocktails for 100 rupees. First two drinks ordered had sand in them, they were gritty and felt like we were... read more

1 of 5 starsReviewed January 25, 2015
Mark P
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Cambridge
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Romance
  • Bar scene
  • Large groups
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Dining on a budget
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Delivery
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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128 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Cambridge
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

Really fancied giving the rock cafe a good go as it was our last night in town. Had walked past a couple of times but always been empty. Sat down and was pleasantly surprised to find cocktails for 100 rupees. First two drinks ordered had sand in them, they were gritty and felt like we were drinking from the beach.... More 

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32 reviews 32 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

After dinner at another restaurant we were looking for a place to party and stopped at empty rock n roll. We were a group of 12 girls and wanted to dance and drink. Went here because it had an open iPod sign earlier in the day but by then they had a DJ. The music from the DJ completely sucked... More 

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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

The place had very good music and they boys wer so friendly and helpful. The place takes its charm by the friendly nature of the so called BEACH BOYS ( the name they said for them selves). The service was good and they had been a very good time we all spend. Looking forward to visit them again

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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14 reviews 14 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

If you look for a place in Varkala where you can hang out for hours: because you meet lovely people, can have the best food on the cliff without being expensive and get a good service and atmosphere in addition, the Rock N Roll Cafe is the place to go! They even invite strangers to participate participation in local festivities,... More 

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Australia
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22 reviews 22 reviews
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

Superb place to watch the sunset in music !! Free wifi access ... nice atmosphere ... very friendly staff ... Very good food always fresh at all times (Billy the boss blonde and her husband Max there shall closely !!) cocktails are cheap ... excellent music constantly ... concerts and special evenings ... in short, a place not to be... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

Me and my friends bin here a night and keep on going back they have the best vibe there and the drinks are awsome ..... we had a good time ... recoment it to all party lovers

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Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

Highness. An awesome guy who does everything to make you feel looked after. Not the sort of place I spent much time. Music is too loud usually

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Dharamsala
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3 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2014

I paid 5000 rupees for a few drinks. The staff didn't show me receipts. The Mumbai tour guide from my hostel came to me several times taking 1000 rupee bills. I was a little drunk and I just handed over the money believing him as he was in our group and some thousand rupees is cheap anyway. In retrospect the... More 

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21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2013

Pros: - They stay open until Late at Night - Alcoholic Drinks (sold illegally without any permit from the Indian government) Cons: - These guys have been terrorizing Varkala for years now. Big thugs standing in the entrance. - Staff picks up fights quite frequently with foreigners or indians, most of the staff has criminal background or at least they... More 

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20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2013

" went there with my frnds to drink some beer, it was around 12.30 night, music was on n ambience was good ... but shocked by the attitude shown by the guy in counter who was not even ready to answer us properly...they hv given beer at an extremely high price which was higher than anywhere else..not recommended..."

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: North Cliff, Near Helipad, Varkala 695141, India
  • Location: Asia  >  India  >  Kerala  >  Varkala
  • Phone Number: 09744646191

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 1 - 5
  • Cuisine: Indian, Seafood, Continental, Pizza & Pasta

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Romance, Bar scene, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Dining on a budget

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?