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Malabar Cafe

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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2016 Winner

Food and ambience

The hotel has been moving from current location to 200 meeter neat to light house July 1st onwards
$3 - $7
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Brunch
Indian, Seafood, Asian
Seating, Waitstaff, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Credit Cards
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Probably the worst of the restaurants we tried. Beautiful large prawns were overcooked and in an unappetising sauce. Toilets are smelly.

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Terry C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This Cafe in fact is the restaurant of the hotel where we have been. Thus right from Coffee to lunch, we had here. Sitting on Sea-facing chairs, having hot coffee - no doubt, a great experience. Even the lunch, we had here was delicious. Staff...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank SubirBose
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have been coming here for ten years! I can't believe some of the bad reviews I have just read. We visited the Malabar Cafe three times during our 9 night holiday over the Christmas period. They have moved to the old Santana premises but...More

Date of visit: December 2018
1  Thank deb2010
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very rude staff. . . Very bad service. . . . Its not worth. . . To be here again ever. . . They dont know how to behave wth guests specially with ladies

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Sharmashalini
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Visited again this year and the quality of food and service remains excellent. Sunil looked after us and gave us a great seat watching the new years eve celebrations - not to be missed. They do an excellent English breakfast and in the evening the...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Ruth L
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

just avoid this place..racist staff who are absolutely rude and arrogant to Indians..crazy that we still have such places running..best avoided..

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank anupamashish
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had the fish pollichatu with rice and daal. Decent place for Kerala dishes. The location is quite good and our kid had a good time there. This is more economical than other options nearby

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank rizurekhs
Reviewed December 15, 2018

Malabar restaurant has ousted the location of the old Santana restaurant and from last year flies on their guests. service very unpleasant and arrogant, as they do not like the guest, you can wait for food even an hour and the food is not so...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank waldemar2018
Reviewed December 13, 2018

Went for a meal one evening fresh fish picked from the table. Cooked in tandoori oven delicious Excellent service

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Christine C
Reviewed December 11, 2018

This restaurant is always busy, which is a good sign. We all enjoyed our meal here . I had the Fish Tikka, cooked in the Tandoori Oven which was very tasty.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank peterf124
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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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