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No 14 Othavadai Cross Street, Mahabalipuram 603104, India
+91 98 40 734229
7:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 7:00 am - 11:00 pm
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2016 via mobile

We went there because our lonely planet guide recommended it. We were the only customers (it was low season). The service was not incredible, the waiters english wasn't very good so he couldn't explain the menu although he was very friendly. The food was good but not incredible although it was one of our most expensive dinners in India. There... More 

Thank _ayeke_
London, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2016

I had a couple of very pleasant meals here. The food was tasty and the atmosphere relaxed. The owners were very friendly and helpful. It's one of those places I could have happily have spent many hours chilling had I been staying longer in the vicinity.

Thank Ruth C
Bangalore, Karnataka, India
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2016 via mobile

This place is by far the best place to stop for a bite to eat with your pets. The owners Mani and Bhaskar and very friendly and accomodating as is everyone one of the staff. Food is amazing and decently priced as well.

Thank nadhi17
Clontarf, Queensland
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75 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2016

Yes, this was the place as far as we were concerned. Very nice and reasonably priced food and beer, a very friendly owner and staff and a nice view down to the street for people watching. I don't think a holiday maker could want for more! The owner is a wonderful guy, who takes his time to talk and seems... More 

Thank Steve P
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14 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2016

Gecko has good food and great service. The sea food is fresh and well made. The chaps who serve you are friendly and happy to recommend stuff and make it the way you want it. The ambiance is lovely and one can sit watching the world go by for hours on end.

Thank nkswami
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2016

Nice place to spend an evening. It's got a great atmosphere as we are fans of the music they played. Good food. Service was great. Always seemed busy.

1 Thank Jksklk
Tel Aviv
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73 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2016

A nice place for a laid back dinner in town, felt perfectly comfortable to dine there alone. Palak Panir was fresh and good, the service kind and attentive.

1 Thank galiavu
Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum), India
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2016 via mobile

Had a grilled fish and chips. Fresh n served hot. The fish sauce was not tempting. The staff were like aliens, maybe they r more friendly to the foreigners. The place is not very attractive but not shabby. Will I visit a second time? Maybe not

Thank definitelyarun
Jersey City, New Jersey
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14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2016

We just ate at Gecko on the famous travelers street in Mahabalipurim. What a wonderful meal of Tandoori fish, grilled calamari and vegetables. Lalita said it was the best meal she has had in India. The atmosphere is super chill and they have great music. It is run by 2 brothers and who infuse their food with alive vibration so... More 

1 Thank delavida
London, United Kingdom
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17 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2016 via mobile

The vegetable thokku is the best curry I have ever eaten. Set in a lovely people watching spot on the main drag of fisherman's colony, and with the friendliest waiter we've had in years, this should be the first place you eat in Mahabalipuram.

1 Thank Nick_Bannister

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$5 - $10
Indian, Seafood, Asian
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Reservations
Good for
Large groups, Dining on a budget, Families with children
Open Hours
7:00 am - 11:00 pm
7:00 am - 11:00 pm
7:00 am - 11:00 pm
7:00 am - 11:00 pm
7:00 am - 11:00 pm
7:00 am - 11:00 pm
7:00 am - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: No 14 Othavadai Cross Street, Mahabalipuram 603104, India
  • Location: Asia  >  India  >  Tamil Nadu  >  Mahabalipuram
  • Phone Number: +91 98 40 734229

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?