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East Coast Road, Mahabalipuram 603104, India
+91 44 2744 3560
11:30 - 23:30
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New Delhi, India
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86 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

During our four days at Mahabalipuram, this was our family restaurant. Be it lunch or dinner. Reasonable and tasty food with quick service.

Thank Amit_Attry
Pondicherry, India
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61 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

I always found Motel Mamalla's restaurant the best place for a quick bite. The place has a decent getup and the staff is courteous and good. Food is tasty and reasonably priced. Their biggest advantage is being on the main ECR and with ample parking too....

Thank prabalmall
Chennai (Madras), India
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 February 2017

The location is versatile. One can come from hotel of stay in Mshabalipuram town for food or while passing by the bypass road. It is neat and also food quantity is convincing. I noticed lot of foreigners are enjoying its taste

Thank mohan775
Reading, United Kingdom
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35 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 February 2017 via mobile

Stopped for lunch having visited the sites of Mahabalipuram. Almost stumped for the safety of a 4* hotel but in a last minute change of mind, thought we would brave something more local. Good clean place, helpful staff with sufficient English to make ordering not too daunting. I'm not a vegetarian myself, but that's irrelevant, the Southern Indian Veg food... More 

Thank Gideon63
Chennai (Madras), India
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170 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 January 2017 via mobile

Nice good south Indian vegetarian restaurant in and around Mahabalipuram on E C R Tiffin items are really good Meals is very ordinary Price reasonable Ambience ok Service good Ample car parking Toilets not upto the mark

Thank chettiyappan
Chennai (Madras), India
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55 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 November 2016

Had lunch here while returning from Pondy trip. Nice place, ample car park. The toilets were not very clean, my kids refused to enter the toilets. Should be improved as a lot of tourists stop here for food and rest. The food taste was good and quality was also good. Niece meal and pocket friendly prices.

Thank vbvzone
Mumbai (Bombay), India
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81 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 October 2016

This restaurant was suggested by our driver on way to Mahabalipuram, the South Indian food, the gun powder and the tomato chutneys were super good. At the end of the meal while paying the bill we realised we paid practically nothing for such a heavy and delicious meal.

Thank Pranavdesai92
Negombo, null, Sri Lanka
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12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 September 2016

We stope in this place to have a light meal when we are traveling to Velankanni chirch the food was exelent and the service was good

Thank Methmal
Chennai (Madras), India
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376 reviews
253 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 269 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 August 2016

This restaurant is a popular pit stop for vehicles headed towards Pondy and beyond. For that matter Mahabs traffic also stops here. I have had breakfast or lunch a number of times over the years and have always found the food to be good. My favorites have been the puris and the dosais. The ambiance is simple and clean and... More 

Thank yesuthasen
Pondicherry, India
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36 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 July 2016

One of the best south indian restaurant I know. I have never been dissapointed with the food here. The place is clean and the food is excellent.

Thank Abhipsa20

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$2 - US$3
Indian, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Highchairs Available, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:30 - 23:30
11:30 - 23:30
11:30 - 23:30
11:30 - 23:30
11:30 - 23:30
11:30 - 23:30
11:30 - 23:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: East Coast Road, Mahabalipuram 603104, India
  • Location: Asia  >  India  >  Tamil Nadu  >  Mahabalipuram
  • Phone Number: +91 44 2744 3560
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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?