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Malabar Cafe

Lighthouse Beach, Kovalam 695527, India
+91 98952 07917
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Overview
  • Excellent42%
  • Very good37%
  • Average11%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible5%
Travellers talk about
“seafood” (53 reviews)
“fresh fish” (15 reviews)
“gobi” (6 reviews)
Open Now
All hours
CUISINES
Indian, Seafood, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly
PRICE
$$ - $$$
RATINGS
Service
Food
Value
Atmosphere
LOCATION
Lighthouse Beach, Kovalam 695527, India
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1 - 10 of 362 reviews

Reviewed 2 days ago

Had the best food here..beef steak, banana leave fried pompfrey fish. chicken sizzlers.. Just by luck visited the restaurant...Will surely visit next time when I am there in kovalam again

Thank Dilip K
Reviewed 1 week ago

Excellent snack joint, great sizzlers & steaks served, great coffee. The place is best for a view just beside the beach.

Thank Gourav R
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Mouth watering tasty Fish in Banana leaf...a must try. Multiple freshly catched fishes and variety of prawns available for selection. Chicken tandoori was also too good... Since everything is freshly prepared as per order.. we need to wait for sometime enjoying watching the Sea... but...More

Thank cb o
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We went for a quick lunch while on kovalam beach and ended up being here but it was such a wrong decision. Worst pizza ever had in my life. Initially crust was so soft like a fresh bread when I told waiter to get crisped...More

Thank Apurva G
Reviewed 11 June 2017 via mobile

Hated the food. Same gravy in every curry. For a seaside shack the fish seemed frozen and not fresh.

Thank bhavana c
Reviewed 28 May 2017 via mobile

Friendly staff and great food. Cheese Naan was the best i had in Kerala. Nice view to the lighthouse beach.

Thank Reto S
Reviewed 21 May 2017 via mobile

really great food and great staff in there!so I and my daughter love here. also you can see the beach of here!good view!!

Thank masaemaya
Reviewed 8 May 2017

Staff is very polite and attentive. Food was ok with too much oil. They display plenty of seafood in the evenings like most other restaurants in the area.

Thank worldiscoverer
Reviewed 7 May 2017 via mobile

There are many restaurants and bars along the boulevard. And they all pretty much offer the same food with some variations of course. This restaurant had already some good reviews so we decided to come here. Dinner was tasty enough but this was not our...More

Thank Hiranya B
Reviewed 16 April 2017 via mobile

Best fish wrapped in banana lead I had whilst in Kerala, really well marinated with amazing flavour. Drink options and service really good, only downside was that it lacked atmosphere for an early evening, very quiet, some simple music could help.

Thank uk_travel_girl
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delhibisht
22 October 2015|
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Response from KovalamPete | Reviewed this property |
There are no open beach bars on the public beaches in Kovalam. If you can afford the very expensive hotels then you may find one to accommodate you.
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Helenah22
26 September 2015|
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Response from Isaac R |
Why have you put your review in the question section?
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$3 - US$8
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Brunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic, Local cuisine, Kids, View, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
09:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
09:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
09:00 - 22:00
Thursday
09:00 - 22:00
Friday
09:00 - 22:00
Saturday
09:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Lighthouse Beach, Kovalam 695527, India
  • Location: Asia  >  India  >  Kerala  >  Thiruvananthapuram District  >  Kovalam
  • Phone Number: +91 98952 07917
Description
The hotel has been moving from current location to 200 meeter neat to light house July 1st onwards
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