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$3 - $7
Indian, Seafood, Asian
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Reviewed January 9, 2021

Amazing place while you stay in kovalam. During my four days of visit at Kovalam had dinner on first night at this place but the warm hospitality by Mr. Pravin wand the taste & quality of food made me and my hubby visit this place...for all four nights. Absolute value for money, hygienic approach and tasty food. Tried continental as well as local delicacies and all were made well. Should visit this place whenever u stay at kovalam and don't forget to meet Pravin and he will make your Kerala holidays memorable.More

Date of visit: January 2021
Reviewed October 30, 2020

I came in for a late afternoon snack, to treat myself on my day off from Ashram / Yoga life. I had a craving and ordered French fries, a vanilla milk shake and a coconut. The view was nice, the service was very slow. The...milk shake was more like thick milk and the coconut was not refreshing but hot, as it had just been picked from a nearby tree. I would imagine their local dishes are probably better. I did meet a nice Australian woman who gave me some good tips about the area and also happened to be reading the same book.More

Date of visit: November 2019
Reviewed March 11, 2020 via mobile

They have great fresh Seafood which goes well with butter nans ....... Red Snapper in traditional banana leaf is great there

Date of visit: February 2020
Reviewed March 10, 2020

We dined here while in Kovalam, always well supported, with great service and meal options. The seafood is freshly prepared and always tasty, consiistently good food at reasonable prices, try it!

Date of visit: February 2020
Reviewed March 8, 2020 via mobile

Beach front restaurant superb location excellent food. Pravin was extremely helpful and courteous, thankyou PRAVIN!!

Date of visit: March 2020
Reviewed March 4, 2020 via mobile

Malabar is a nice place with good food and warm and excellent service from Praveen. He’s a hem! Roger&Marita

Date of visit: March 2020
Reviewed February 22, 2020

The food is very good,hot and tasty. Good choices available. Service can be a bit slow at busy times. The toilet needs attention, the smell is awful. Otherwise good place to eat.

Date of visit: February 2020
Reviewed February 15, 2020

I have eaten here many times. The food is good, especially the freshly caught fish in the evenings. The service is good.

Date of visit: January 2020
Reviewed February 3, 2020 via mobile

Lovely food huge portions everything cooked fresh good service from the staff will definitely be going again

Date of visit: February 2020
Reviewed January 14, 2020

I enjoyed having food in Malabar cafe, I tried other restaurants but I like the prompt service of this cafe. Tried other like Carb curry, Athithi, Beach Florr hotel but they are all either very expensive or not good taste

Date of visit: December 2019
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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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Frequently Asked Questions about Malabar Cafe

Yes, Malabar Cafe offers takeout services.

Malabar Cafe is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4