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Malabar Cafe


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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2016 Winner


$3 - $7
Indian, Seafood, Asian
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Malabar cafe is a happening place in lovlam where lots of foreigners come to dine and drink. It is located on the beach with beautiful view of Arabian Sea

Date of visit: November 2019
1  Thank Vikassadhotra
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great staff and wonderful food and cold drinks A great mix of local and foreign visitors Highly recommend the “Pop”

Date of visit: November 2019
Thank Zoe1x
Reviewed October 2, 2019 via mobile

Me and my wife had a very nice experience here. The beef sizzlar is the best meal I've had here, likewise the best lassi. The prices are better than many of the other restaurants on the beach as well. We came to Fusion restaurant, ABC...More

Date of visit: October 2019
Thank 376erike
Reviewed September 24, 2019 via mobile

We visited this place as we had spotted it on TripAdvisor. When walking along the beach at Kovalam we were surprised how down at heel everything looked. This place wasn’t much to look at either but it was very busy and we can now see...More

Date of visit: September 2019
Thank liveforthehols
Reviewed June 11, 2019

It was raining, kovalam had sparse crowd. The eatery had a panoramic view of the sea and what was left of the beach. The chairs and tables requires a makeover. Fan refused to work. But then the fish dishes we ordered were lovely, and other...More

Date of visit: June 2019
Thank hariyen
Reviewed June 10, 2019 via mobile

I enjoyed very much being and Malabar cafe food is very tasty i enjoyed fish in banana leaf and Coconut rice.. I definitely recommend

Date of visit: June 2019
Thank kr550
Reviewed April 24, 2019

It's one of the many restaurants (shacks) on the Kovalam beach road, which allows good views from the place. There's a wide variety of food options to choose from. The food is good & the service decent. You can choose from a variety of seafood...More

Date of visit: April 2019
1  Thank soummo1472
Reviewed April 19, 2019 via mobile

Service was good, on the strip. Their mixed vegetable salad was tasty and refreshing. Their portion sizes are very big which makes the high prices manageable. Not sure why it's always so busy, didn't really see the draw. But it was pretty average got kovalam...More

Date of visit: April 2019
Thank Agarciaaa
Reviewed April 17, 2019 via mobile

The meal prep was fantastic. We had a combination of lobster tiger prawns, red snapper and another fish. The local Kerala spice on the fish was awesome. Not too hot. The other fish was done in a mild seasoning...the spicy was better!

Date of visit: April 2019
Thank X6901UWkennethm
Reviewed April 15, 2019

Malabar Café is probably the most popular restaurant on the seafront. We have been going there for several years, and even last December, when most places were quite empty, it was always busy. The ambiance is so relaxed, we love to just sit with a...More

Date of visit: December 2018
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January 15, 2019|
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Response from peterf124 | Reviewed this property |
There are no bars in Kerala as it is a dry state. Some restaurants serve alcohol with meals, but it is a very discreet arrangement.
October 21, 2015|
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Response from KovalamPete | Reviewed this property |
There are no open beach bars on the public beaches in Kovalam. If you can afford the very expensive hotels then you may find one to accommodate you.
September 26, 2015|
Response from Isaac R |
Why have you put your review in the question section?
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