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Santana Beach Restaurant

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Village Centre, Mahabalipuram 603104, India
+91 94442 90832
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Singapore, Singapore
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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The only plus point I can think of was the view of the shore temple. We came for dinner and the light bulb above the table was not working. After three tries of messing around, it still was not working. We changed tables. The waiter said the pasta was penne, but what came was soggy macaroni. You have to use... More 

Thank sandra k
Victoria, Canada
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155 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 18, 2016

Stopped in today for lunch and we were greatly surprised. Did not bring a menu, instead had he fresh food brought out to see. Ordered the prawns, lobster and snapper and it was one of the best meals we have had. The food was fantastic and the side of fries were great. beer cold and wait staff were on the... More 

1 Thank tgrdecker
Swindon, United Kingdom
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362 reviews
152 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 187 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 24, 2016 via mobile

We had a table with a marvellous view along the beach. The fish and prawns looked amazing so we selected a fish. There was a bit of pressure to have some gigantic prawns as well. I am glad we didn't: The fish was perfectly cooled with garlic and herbs and served with chips and a mixed rice. The place is... More 

1 Thank James B
Springfield, Missouri
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21 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 7, 2016 via mobile

Everything was expensive. I pay less for seafood in the US. The fried rice was a size of a sampler plate. 2000 rupees for three people and left hungry.

1 Thank micosay98
Bruges, Belgium
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24 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 16, 2016

Looking for a place for a good meal we were sent here by a local friend. Upon entering the manager proposed us his catch of the day, part of it was a fantastic 1 kg lobster. The price was all right and it included salad and fries . As a starter and while waiting for the lobster we had a... More 

Thank Roger M
Chennai (Madras), India
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78 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 12, 2016 via mobile

A Nice windy little place with a mesmerising view.... on one side you have a high view of the shore temple and the rest of the frame is filled with captivating waves..The prices are completely budget friendly and the seafood with its local taste is a must have... One of the best weekend places to be at

1 Thank sunayana139
Southampton, United Kingdom
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143 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 15, 2016

The fish is presented on table at the entrance to restaurant, the staff are friendly enough. You can choose the fish, but I didn't think the food I chose was what was presented on the plate, didn't look same size or shape anyway. Be careful about pricing. They speak quickly and raise prices every time you ask, and bizarrely a... More 

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Hounslow, United Kingdom
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152 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 2, 2015 via mobile

Pros: Nice view of the beach Cons: Food. The place is meant to be a fresh seafood restaurant. What you find is a table with fish: no ice and full of flies. I ordered chicken noodles. They only had rice available but I wanted a break from rice. I therefore ordered fried Calamari and fries. They brought me prawns. I... More 

1 Thank teaorcoffee
Bengaluru, India
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85 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 6, 2015

About 10 of us went here for dinner, the service was nice. The food was also fine. A fight broke out in between dinner and the staff made sure they took care of immediately which was nice.

Thank tanyal2448
Paris, France
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 13, 2015

If you want to pay 3 times the price that you will have in all other touristic restaurants all around, so just go there... They putted us in the basement, with plastic chairs and dirty table. When I asked to go upstairs, they said that it was full (i went there few minutes after questionning, and saw that their was... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
Indian, Seafood
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Village Centre, Mahabalipuram 603104, India
  • Location: Asia  >  India  >  Tamil Nadu  >  Mahabalipuram
  • Phone Number: +91 94442 90832

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