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Maria's Rock Cafe

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$$ - $$$
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Anse Gouvernment, Baie Lazare, Baie Lazare, Mahe Island 575544, Seychelles
361812
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4 reviews
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

No AC and so hot anf umit. The people that serve us was so tired and didnt smile at all. The food was ok.

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Thank Einat M
Plymouth, United Kingdom
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103 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

What a fantastic place this is, having read some of the reviews I think they perhaps have visited with different expectations. This is a slightly rustic and unusual dinning experience but brilliant! You can sit outside within the rocks and a pirate ship yes pirate ship with large fruit bats flapping over your heads after dark which my boys loved.... More 

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Thank DJRDevon
London, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed at the Kempinski and walked up to this little nugget on a couple of evenings.There is nothing better in sweltering conditions to spend an evening cooking on a hot stone, seriously it was perfect, the food was great and there was a great atmosphere among the various patrons. Maria was very charming as were her mother and sister....... More 

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Thank MikedKent
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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105 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 175 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We walked to the restaurant from Kempinski Resort. The restaurant is located 10mins walk up the hill on the beach. The location is a bit random, in the middle of nowhere. It reopens for dinner at 6pm, it's a good idea to book a table, it wasn't busy when we went but they said they were fully booked afterwards. The... More 

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Thank pat181
Hamburg, Germany
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103 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

An original place where to eat, connected to an artist home/studio and a Pirate cave perfect to fascinate small children. You cook your own food at the table on a hot stone. The food is good. It could be difficult to find a free table and it is possible to wait for long. Service could be improved.

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Thank Marfon65
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5 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Good food (that you cook yourself on a hot rock), but very sad atmosphere and just one waiter. Fun for kids, but not romantic. No view.

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Thank Kristina K
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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29 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed March 16, 2017 via mobile

We came from the kempinski what is around 600meter away and u can get there easy by walk, we even had a kids trolley and it's just small way in sand and the way up the hill is a proper road. We arrived earlier then 6 as we heard it open from 12-9pm but actually they open from 6pm for... More 

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Doha, Qatar
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15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed March 14, 2017

I have never ever encountered so many flies as we did eating at Maria's. We had to eat in the dark as the candles only attracted more. This was probably for the best as when we shone our phones on the plates they were absolutely covered in flies. I'm sure the food was nice, but we inhaled as fast as... More 

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Poland
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114 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 170 helpful votes
Reviewed February 23, 2017 via mobile

Place designed to make you feel depressed. Would have to rate it with no stars at all, if I were to be honest, so the only 1* goes for crepes with cheese, the only choice in the menu worth any attention.

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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26 reviews
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Reviewed February 17, 2017

A basic looking restaurant at the bottom of a few very steep hills but well worth the journey. We had the fish and prawns which are served raw and then you cook them on hot stone slabs with butter. Absolutely yummy. Good service too.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Seafood
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Dining on a budget, Kids, Families with children, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Large groups
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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