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Maria's Rock Cafe

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Anse Gouvernment, Baie Lazare,, Baie Lazare, Mahe Island 575544, Seychelles
361812
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Reading, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Maria's was a fantastic find, great fun and good food - what more could you want? We had the Fish and Meat combo on the stone, you get about 6 different meats/fish to cook on a hot stone in front of you. Maria personally came over to our table and showed us the ropes. When we finished our food she... More 

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Arusha, Tanzania
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16 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Looking for a place to eat we accidentally bumped into Maria's Rock Cafe during our tour around the island. It was a pleasant surprise! The restaurant is a mix of a Pirate Ship and Flintstone's house. Everything from the menu to cooking on a rock at your table is in style. Food was a bit pricy (as everywhere on the... More 

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Thank Miranda1880
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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44 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Decided to try this place, as was just round the corner from our self-catering house. Novel idea that we had to cook our own fish/meat, but we would have preferred it cooked for us, as defeats the purpose of going out for a meal when you feel you have to cook some of it yourself! Anyway, it was getting dark... More 

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Thank Jan C
Cork, Ireland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were staying in the nearby Kempinski resort and took the walk (uphill) in the dark to the restaurant. It's in a nice location and the food is fine. I wasn't a fan of cooking your own food on a rock but the experience was ok. All the food was really fresh but you take the hassle of eating outside... More 

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Thank AJ&Keats
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16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great experience, cooking on a rock at your table. Food was excellent and the atmosphere unique. Highly recommend

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Thank Bryan T
Mumbai
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198 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

At first, the positives - cool set up, great location and a great vibe to the place. The concept is also unique of ordering a hot stone and then cooking the meat on the table on a flame! The negatives - We ordered the hot stone prawns and one veg fried rice dish. While the experience of cooking live is... More 

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Thank themanfromearth
Mahe Island, Seychelles
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Good food with simple enough wine choice. Pleasant staff. The art gallery is an added feature. Well worth an afternoon.

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Thank Keith M
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2016 via mobile

Maria's cafe is a good restaurant but is not the best in the area as Trip Advisor is saying. Location is good Food is just fine, only one choice, nothing more. service very poor, but very friendly. Not many choices in this part of the island. destination to try but just for one time for something different than any orher... More 

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Thank Lucainfantino
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2016 via mobile

Eventhough the cafe is location a bit far from the ocean, it is worth to try and enjoy the dinner. The cafe specializes on hot stone. If it's your first time here, the staff would show you the steps what to do. Moreover there is selection of crepes. For me the best ones are with prawns and cheese. The staff... More 

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Thank Svetlana S
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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22 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2016 via mobile

The waitress did not even say hello as we walked in not even a smile, asked us if we had reservations and the whole restaurant was completely empty except for ONE table with another couple. We off course had reservations from our hotel one hour earlier, which they gave us a hard time to get!! We have read so many... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Cuisine
Seafood
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Highchairs Available
Good for
Dining on a budget, Families with children, Local cuisine
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Anse Gouvernment, Baie Lazare,, Baie Lazare, Mahe Island 575544, Seychelles
  • Location: Africa  >  Seychelles  >  Mahe Island  >  Baie Lazare
  • Phone Number: 361812

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?