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“Best Butterfish” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Cafe del Mar

Cafe del Mar
Ranked #12 of 87 Restaurants in Varkala
Cuisines: Indian, Cafe, Seafood
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Restaurant details
Good for: Scenic view, Families with children, Romantic, Kids, Large groups
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, Free Wifi, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Puducherry
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
“Best Butterfish”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 6, 2012

Had a lovely piece of grilled butterfish after a few disappointing sea food experiences along the cliff.

Service was comparable to other places; which is to say it exercises your patience but is always with a smile.

Visited November 2012
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Lincoln, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Fabulous!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 31, 2012

We ate here every night, the staff were all very helpful and the breads were especially delicious.
This really is the perfect place to enjoy amazing sunsets with a fish curry and furtive drink!

Visited October 2012
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Sydney, Australia
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44 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
“Amazing grilled sea food!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 24, 2012

We ate dinner here on our last night in Varkala, restaurant is quite well laid out and has a very good organised kitchen. Yes it is a little pricier than other places near by but you do get what you pay for and in our case we tasted the best grilled sea food in quite a while!

I'd recommend you try the garlic Tiger prawns which were finger licking good, very fleshy and cooked to perfection. Cocktails were affordable but nothing to write home about, place has a nice vibe in the evenings and in general staff were quite friendly and very efficient. There is no shortage of places to eat in Varkala but not all deliver same quality of food and service. You can rest assure Cafe del Mar will most likely be a good choice

Visited October 2012
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Jamshedpur, India
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189 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
“Absolutely delightful (and full!)”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 15, 2012

Even though we visited sort of 'off season', the Cafe del Mar was full every evening. The reason was not hard to find. Food, service, ambiance and PRICES were exceptional'

The menu was extensive and all of it was actually available!

Beer was served in large coffee type mugs from bottles wrapped in newspaper...the waiter explained the reason for this unusual protocol!

definitely a place to spend an evening.

Visited September 2012
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Colombo, null, Sri Lanka
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98 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
“Excellent all-rounder.”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 25, 2012

Creative coffees (try the mint mocha, you will NOT be disappointed), big servings of just about any dish and friendly staff. Cafe Del Mar is probably the most popular restaurant on the strip so be prepared to wait. But with such lovely views and so many people to chat to, it's likely you probably won't even notice the wait. Not a bad place!

Visited July 2012
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