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“wonderful south indian vegetarian breakfasts” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Motel Mamalla

Motel Mamalla
Ranked #15 of 76 Restaurants in Mahabalipuram
Price range: $2 - $3
Cuisines: Indian
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Good for: Dining on a budget, Families with children
Dining options: Brunch, Dinner, Lunch, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Validated Parking, Waitstaff
Description: Many a traveler on the East Coast road would have stopped by Motel Mamalla to whet their appetite and recharge themselves during their course of their journey on this scenic stretch of roadway bordering the seas . Located at the doorway to Mamallapuram, this drive-in vegetarian restaurant has been in existence for close to a decade now and has been the toast of those who have savored the matchless service and mouthwatering spread of vegetarian food.Motel Mamalla, was established with the motto of providing hygienic and quality food for the highway travelers at affordable costs. The restaurant can accommodate up to 250 people and authentic South Indian vegetarian delicacies are served to your heart's content. Valet parking facilities are available, so you can stop worrying about a shelter for your car or bike and start feasting on the food instead.As an earnest traveler, whatever your destination may be, Motel Mamalla is one pit stop you cannot afford to miss while going via ECR.
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“wonderful south indian vegetarian breakfasts”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 21, 2008

I have breakfasted in Motel Mamalla since it opened and consider it one of my top two eating places in Tamil Nadu for authentic South Indian breakfasts(they do Westernised food too). The dosas, especially Masala and Rava are exceptional and the chutneys and sambar are excellent. Even the coffee is great though ask for "double strong" to ensure you get the flavour coming through.
I have known the staff for years and they are always courteous and never forget my order. Everyone can speak a little English with the head waiters being very proficient in English.
The restaurant is air conditioned and cleaned to a high standard.
It is a wonderful stopping off point if you are travelling from Chennai to Pondichery as it is on the main ECR. It is used by many of the private bus tours, so can be busy at times. Toilets are clean.

Thank Chandhu
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“The goto place for South...”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 20, 2008

The goto place for South Indian food on the way to Pondy

Thank Priyasdomain
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