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Chez Batista Villas Restaurant

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Takamaka, Mahe Island, Seychelles
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Bangkok, Thailand
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Excellent location on a wonderful beach Takamaka but service and quality of food is far away from my experience few years ago.Go back to the roots as it was years ago.

Thank AndreasBKK7
Vienna, Austria
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25 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went there this June and wanted to have a drink and enjoy the view. Wonderful place but it closes at 6pm. The tax and service charge are additionally added to the prices for drinks.

Thank AnnaMM999
Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
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21 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2016

Sunday Buffet. Necessary to book. Good range of choice at the buffet, reasonable quality but overpriced. Service indifferent and staff with better things to do than serve customers. View over the bay is very nice but not enhanced by loud, bland and bored band - don't get stuck in front of the loud-speakers as we did. Not particularly good atmosphere.... More 

Thank Martin_020316
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245 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2016

Awful. Any restaurant that expressly charges a different price for tourists and other for locals should not be considered as serious. Food was cold and service totally regular. Price charged there was something close to a fancy restaurant in Paris or London and quite the same of our hotel in Seychelles (and obviously the food at the hotel was thousand... More 

1 Thank Rafaelfeldmann
Johannesburg, South Africa
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31 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2016

We had lunch and drinks here, The Pina Coladas were awful and super expensive. The waiter took forever to bring our drinks and food. We had the tuna pizza and it was very average. Nice location right on the beach but that is the only plus point about this restaurant.

2 Thank Rini1313
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55 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2016

Chez Batista is serving buffet lunch with veggies, rice, chicken curry, steamed fish etc and all is freshly made and very tasting. On the terrace, you´re overlooking Takamaka beach which is one of the best sand beaches on Mahé. They also have several huge land tortoise close by. Friendly and relaxing atmosphere.

Thank JorgeVaud
Munich, Germany
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12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2016

The shark steak was inedible: chewy with a funny chemical taste. The buffet food was bland, the service very slow. Overall overpriced. I was actually happy I did not get ill after eating there. Need I say more? We can definitely state we had the worst food here during our entire 2 weeks holiday. Maybe the cook had a bad... More 

1 Thank TravlerXYZ
London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2016

The beach is awesome. This was a good place for lunch. Doesn't look like much but the food was actually quite good. Very good fish and fresh mango juice. Reasonably priced

Thank BigSur707
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2016

We went here for the Sunday lunch buffet and it was terrible! They told us the buffet was open but it was just some cold leftovers. The dessert section was empty and we had to repeatedly tell the staff to refill it, after which only 1 of the 5 desserts were provided. The service is horrible - expect to wait... More 

Thank Himanie K
Muscat Governorate, Oman
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40 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2016

We were rather shocked about the lack of choice initially - the drinks menu is more comprehensive. The food was Ok - average dish was aprox $25 (before taxes) - bottle of water aprox $5 - beer $5.

Thank Tim S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    2.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
French, Seafood
Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Large groups, Local cuisine, Families with children
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Takamaka, Mahe Island, Seychelles
  • Location: Africa  >  Seychelles  >  Mahe Island  >  Takamaka
  • Phone Number: 4366300

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