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Malabar Cafe

Lighthouse Beach, Kovalam 695527, India
+91 98952 07917
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  • Excellent42%
  • Very good36%
  • Average11%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible5%
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Indian, Seafood, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
Lighthouse Beach, Kovalam 695527, India
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Food are bland and tasteless. especially for the fish Moilee,as it's getting charged very high. It does not have any of the expected taste and consistency. Thought they have no idea of how to make use of Indian spices for a dish like Moilee.Coconut milk...More

Thank funkyman2255
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very crowded restaurant with a vast options of dishes.But service are just pathetic.Are they concentrating on known people to them??? Please make sure that none of your customers remains unattended just because the servers are busy assisting their regular customers

Thank thatsit1990
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very costly. Poor quality.there are very much worryed about fourgners. But vews are very nice. Place is very nice.

Thank Anirban C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Located right opposite the beach this restaurant supplies good food a a reasonable cost the staff are friendly and I can honestly say we never had one bad meal in several visits both for lunch and dinner. They cook fresh for each order so it's...More

Thank John M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

There are many places where you can eat in lighthouse beach and this this restaurant is near the light house itself. Nice food options, if you are in kovalam, it makes sense to try the sea food which is the speciality if this place.

Thank sankmik
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is our "go to" place in Kovalam! Right on the beach, fresh sea food, friendly service, beer and cocktails.

Thank Mkellogg9
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

I became quite a regular of Malabar Cafe. Staff are very welcoming and friendly and the whole atmosphere is really pleasant - topped with a great view on the ocean. Food is delicious, especially the whole Tandoori meals and breads. :))

Thank Elena S
Reviewed 10 October 2017

We had a late breakfast and lunch at Malabar Cafe. The food , ambiance and the service people are very good.

Thank ShadatShahin
Reviewed 8 October 2017 via mobile

Not good.Paying attention only to those customers who are seems to be their regular people.Nah it does not work that way.Every customer visits you with expecting a service.Dont stand just inside your comfort zone with known people.Food is just ok ok.

Thank travelprince1985
Reviewed 4 October 2017

Solid Indian fare. I had a pretty good cocktail followed by the beef sizzler, which was perfectly cooked. The veg biyrani was also very tasty.

Thank Kate C
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Nearby Attractions
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.08 km away
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22 October 2015|
AnswerShow all 2 answers
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.
27 September 2015|
Response from Isaac R |
Why have you put your review in the question section?
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 3 - USD 8
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Brunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, View
Open Hours
9:00 am - 10:00 pm
9:00 am - 10:00 pm
9:00 am - 10:00 pm
9:00 am - 10:00 pm
9:00 am - 10:00 pm
9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Lighthouse Beach, Kovalam 695527, India
  • Location: Asia  >  India  >  Kerala  >  Thiruvananthapuram District  >  Kovalam
  • Phone Number: +91 98952 07917
The hotel has been moving from current location to 200 meeter neat to light house July 1st onwards
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