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Buddha Cafe Restaurant

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46 Otthavadai Street, Mahabalipuram, India
8056013492
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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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92 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016

It's a nice place to go in Mahabalipuram. The food is quite okay, and you can have your sea food and beer for sure. We have fried calamari and few more dishes and they were decently cooked.

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New Delhi, India
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108 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2016

I visited this cafe last year on my trip to Mahabalipuram. I'd heard about it from a couple of friends so decided to try it myself. On the first step in it gives a really nice feel. It is kind of like a rooftop cafe having both tables-chairs and low lying tables and mattresses to sit on. The service was... More 

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Chennai (Madras), India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2016

Foods are amazing and Customer service is good, I prefer this Restaurant for Team Outing & Couples outing.

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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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11 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2016

Inthu (unique name), he was there to serve us. Not sure if he was the owner or staff, but he was very friendly and ensure that each one of us select the best food. Since my mother is pure veg, so he suggested good options for her so that she dont feel left out. I love sea food and was... More 

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Thank Naraini
Chennai (Madras), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2016 via mobile

The grilled crab was amazing!!! And the calamari was kinda spicy, the treat of the day was banana fritter !! the owner and the waiter welcomed us with a bright smile was so pleasing

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Thank VITHUSHA R
Chennai (Madras), India
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35 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2016

Very friendly service, tasty dishes. Good mood. Excellent food. Locals were there also, with their own bottles;; a little bit noisy after having finishing them... Anyhow, the palce is well woth dinning, actually

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Moissac, France
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2016

Visited this place a few times and we have never been disappointed with our meal,they cook the best vegetables ever,al dente just. perfect.After weeks in India it was just what I craved. Imthu the owner is young ,polite and enthusiastic about his place and he should be proud ,he has a good product ,great staff nothing is too much trouble... More 

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Pune
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2016

Noticed Buddha bar while walking down otthavadai street and the place looked busy and inviting so decided to give it a try. Enough and more for vegetarians even though the place serves fresh sea food. Their lentil soup and paneer fry salad were outstanding. Fresh Barracuda was on offer that day and it was delicious too. But most importantly the... More 

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Felixdorf
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2016 via mobile

If you want a tasty meal and a nice place, you shouldn't miss Buddha Cafe.The food is really excellent and compared with other restaurants in Mamallapurum, for me, it's number one. You can relax, eat peacefully and observe the busy street below. As soon as we discovered that place, we went there every evening and just enjoyed. The friendly staff... More 

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Chennai (Madras), India
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2016 via mobile

Just a hut ..on the local housing. . They made this to target the foreigners .. no locals goes to this .. high pricing.. taste is also not related with us (indians) situated on the beach approach road .. may good for foreigners. ?

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Cuisine
Indian, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly, International
Meals
Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout
Good for
Families with children, Dining on a budget
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 46 Otthavadai Street, Mahabalipuram, India
  • Location: Asia  >  India  >  Tamil Nadu  >  Mahabalipuram
  • Phone Number: 8056013492

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