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“Good Food” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Nautilus

Nautilus
Othavadai Cross Street, Mahabalipuram, India
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Ranked #10 of 49 Restaurants in Mahabalipuram
Cuisines: Continental, Café
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romance, Local cuisine, Outdoor seating
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations
Chennai (Madras), India
1 review
“Good Food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2013

Its a nice Cafe Owned by french Man just located down to Vinodhara Guesthouse...the food quality is world class..deserts are delicious....

Visited January 2013
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  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
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English first
Barcelona, Spain
Top Contributor
66 reviews 66 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 38 cities Reviews in 38 cities
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
“Bland, tasteless and poor service”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2013

Looks good from the outside and prices looked reasonable. The one waiter working was rude on several occasions, he seated me and I asked to move as people were smoking inside he said I would have to move seats if a table of 4 wanted to come and sit where I was sitting, despite the fact that I was sitting at a table for 4 at the time. Others were asked to move to accommodate more people arriving while they were eating. The main was tasteless and the pasta was really overcooked it tasted slimey and you could not taste the sauce at all. The crepe took over 25 minutes to arrive.

  • Visited January 2013
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 1 of 5 stars Food
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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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86 reviews 86 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 30 cities Reviews in 30 cities
86 helpful votes 86 helpful votes
“Good food and good coffee in Mahabalipuram”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2013

We came here for breakfast everyday. The food is good and the filter coffee is very good also.

The staff is friendly and fast service. They remember what you like and don't like.

Good ambiance.

Good value.

  • Visited December 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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Quebec City, Canada
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92 reviews 92 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 29 cities Reviews in 29 cities
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
“Good Food and Good Company”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2013

The cuisine here is more geared to Westerners. The food is tasty and service is excellent. But come early because the place fills up fast. You can get a very good cheese omelette for breakfast or an excellent crepe for dessert. You'll hear lots of European languages spoken here as the owner is French. We enjoyed this place very much and dined here often.

Visited December 2012
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Good Food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2012

Not sure why Nautilus isn't more popular with Indians, we found the food delicious and dined there for several consecutive meals when we were the only indians there. The place was full each time which was understandable as the food was great.
We tried Chicken Chettinad, Coconut fish curry, prawn curry as main courses and they were all done well with fresh ingredients and lots of yummy spices (you can choose how hot you like it!). The garlic prawns were superb too. They also serve good pasta.
Very reasonably priced. Cozy atmosphere.
Owned by a friendly Frenchman.
People are allowed to smoke indoors and many do.

  • Visited November 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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