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“South indian food” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Motel Mamalla

Motel Mamalla
East Coast Road, Mahabalipuram 603104, India
+91 44 27443560
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Ranked #29 of 53 Restaurants in Mahabalipuram
Price range: $2 - $3
Cuisines: Chinese, Indian
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Dining options: Lunch, Dinner
Description: Many a traveler on the East Coast road would have stopped by Motel Mamalla to whet their appetite and recharge themselves during their course of their journey on this scenic stretch of roadway bordering the seas . Located at the doorway to Mamallapuram, this drive-in vegetarian restaurant has been in existence for close to a decade now and has been the toast of those who have savored the matchless service and mouthwatering spread of vegetarian food.Motel Mamalla, was established with the motto of providing hygienic and quality food for the highway travelers at affordable costs. The restaurant can accommodate up to 250 people and authentic South Indian vegetarian delicacies are served to your heart's content. Valet parking facilities are available, so you can stop worrying about a shelter for your car or bike and start feasting on the food instead.As an earnest traveler, whatever your destination may be, Motel Mamalla is one pit stop you cannot afford to miss while going via ECR.
Stockholm, Sweden
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10 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
“South indian food”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2013

I very much like this place, quick service the indian way. If you like south indian food go there. An epic place in Mammalapuram

Visited April 2012
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Collingwood, Canada
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59 restaurant reviews
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“Super Vegetarian”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2013

The staff and the service were excellent. Breakfast is good value for money and they have a REAL espresso machine and make very good coffee. Their juices were good too. If you love oatmeal for breakfast, this is the place. We also had a fabulous evening meal up on the roof where there was a lovely breeze and no mosquitoes. Again, food and service excellent.

Visited December 2012
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“Traditional idily”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2012

Quick service and simple food. That is exactly what I wanted and got from Mamalla. Conveniently located on the highway with ample parking space too. We were heading out of Mahabalipuram and so was happy to find this before we hit the road to Chennai

Visited December 2012
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Chennai (Madras), India
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“Good restaurant”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2012

I have dined at this restaurant a few times. The South Indian food is of high quality. The ambience is neat and clean. The staff are courteous. There is ample parking space. I will go there again if I am travelling to Mahabalipuram or Pondicherry.

  • Visited April 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Chennai (Madras), India
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“Quality of food at Motel Mamalla is not good as it used to be earlier.”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2010

Cold Idlis served first. when i pointed out, the server changed but not the idlis. Cold idlis were served again. I pointed it out to the supervisor he managed to give me hot, soggy idlis. This was followed by masal dosai which was heated up and served. Same is the story with onion uthappam. And, finally the chapathis with ants.

I wudn't want to go to this place anymore. And, i wudn't recommend it to anyone either!!!!

    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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