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Motel Mamalla

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East Coast Road, Mahabalipuram 603104, India
+91 44 2744 3560
11:30 - 23:30
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Sun - Sat 11:30 - 23:30
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Chennai (Madras), India
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51 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 December 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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77 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 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
5 of 5 bubbles 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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375 reviews
252 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 267 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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
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4 of 5 bubbles 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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36 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 July 2016 via mobile

We were starving for some food and scrambled into this place after spotting a few cars parked in the driveway. We were pleasantly surprised to find that this place ticks all the right boxes in terms of service, food quality, prices and cleanliness. The dosas and vadas are very tasty and the coconut and tomato base chutney are a pure... More 

Thank Prandip B
Sunderland, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 July 2016 via mobile

The place was smart and the staff efficient and attentive. The veggie food was delicious and intend to visit again soon. Highly recommended.

Thank Subi123456
Chennai (Madras), India
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103 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 May 2016

we had evening tea and lunch at motel mamalla. it on the main road to pondicherry just on the outskirts of mahabalipuram. traditional lunch is very good. my family ordered veg pulav and veg biriyani.. both were tasteless and below average.

3 Thank Unnikrishnan_RP
Chennai (Madras), India
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62 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 May 2016

The food is good, service is fine and prices are nominal. Safe place to eat considering the fact you are out on a highway especially with family

1 Thank ARKSait
Chennai (Madras), India
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46 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 April 2016

Great place for south indian breakfast.Service is quick and crisp .Ambience great and value for money

Thank Ramprasad1952

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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
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 have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?