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Maria's Rock Cafe

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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Anse Gouvernment, Baie Lazare, Baie Lazare, Mahe Island 575544, Seychelles
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Surrey, United Kingdom
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44 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Driving around the south west corner of the island of Mahe we came across this restaurant by accident attracted by its pirate ship artwork, We had a quick look and could not resist the smell of large Prawns and fish cooking on each table on hot stones, And yes it tasted as good as it smelt and it was good... More 

Thank statutory
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5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Crepe is a must try! Looooved the crepe with prawn and cheese. Hot stone bbq was also great, I had to come here twice.

Thank Mimi K
Munich, Germany
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9 reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Had a nice atmosphere with exotic feel. It definetly is a very nice idea to cook fresh seafood or meat on a hot rock by yourselve. However for me personally this was not too enjoyable at a heat of 28C. I drank about 5 beers which I was sweating out during my cooking experience.

Thank Xavier C
Exeter, United Kingdom
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85 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Thoroughly enjoyed our lunch at Maria's Cafe!!! Highly recommend the prawns or fish which are local and fresh and come out raw... which allows you to cook to your preference on the hot stone. Good value and great spot for a snack!

Thank Chris Z
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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35 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I am a great Chef! The hot stone experience is great, no one to blame for food not cooked to your liking, because you get the ingredients here & cook it yourself. Grill your prawns, fish, beef, chicken in Butter infused with garlic & saffron. Washed down with a cold bottle of Guinness. The price was good too. 2 of... More 

Thank feckineedjut
Zurich, Switzerland
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Hidden away from the main road, but if you find it, you will not be disappointed. Food is great. If it is not, then it is your own fault. Great atmosphere. Friendly service, which is not something that you can expect here. Not expensive. Definitely worth a visit!

Thank Irina B
Munich, Germany
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13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

You will have your own little barbecue on the table and can select between different fishes, prawn, meet to grill. Very tasty with good service. One of the best dinners we had on Mahé island.

Thank Katharina S
Lugano, Switzerland
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50 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

As I said, it's hard to find since it's tucked away in a narrow and steep road. They serve basically one type of food, that is fish and/or meat on a hot stone. So it's a bit limited but quite yummy with a local beer. Desserts go along the same way: crepes with banana and ice cream, or baasically any... More 

Thank Alberto_O
Mumbai (Bombay), India
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346 reviews
126 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

about a 15 minute walk from kempinski (although uphill) very personalised service, decent economical wine, great food cooked on hot stones by youself- the prawns and fish are great. The prawn rice is also fantastic. A must visit

1 Thank KanwarTavy
Ljubljana, Slovenia
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13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The place is popular for its stone dishes, meaning you get raw fish or meat and a hot stone to prepare it. It's very busy so reservation is a must (for dinner). The service is a slow (45minutes); especially when you consider the fact they serve you raw food. Don't order wine, it's just not wine, period. Two fish prawn... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Large groups, Kids, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Families with children, Dining on a budget
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?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?