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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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“seafood” (63 reviews)
“gobi” (7 reviews)
“fresh fish” (16 reviews)
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Indian, Seafood, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
Lighthouse Beach, Kovalam 695527, India
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Reviewed yesterday

This restaurant is always busy, which is a good sign. We all enjoyed our meal here . I had the Fish Tikka, cooked in the Tandoori Oven which was very tasty.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank peterf124
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We went here twice during our week long holiday and the food was very good both times. You can get a set facing the sea and enjoy fresh fish made to order. Service is good too!! Expect lots of Hawkers to ask you to buy...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank KittyinLondon
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Located just 100 metres from the light house on Kovalam beach, this cafe offers an unbeatable view with delicious food. They have wide variety of freshly catched sea-food and prepare it as per your taste. We ordered white snapper - had half cooked with local...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Ankitbit73
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This cafe is one of the best place at beach with price n test u must visit this service was good.food is delicious

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank FellowTraveler774653
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Decided on this place by chance rather than reviews-was the busiest on the strip for dinner at the beginning of Nov. Our waiter was fantastic! We were well looked after and cared for. Food and service were swift. Large prawns in butter and garlic, Kerala...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank timetoeattonight
Reviewed 7 November 2018 via mobile

Food out of this world in this restaurant. We went back to eat the local food during our stay here. Very good fresh seafood with great views. Friendly service by the staff. Friendly on the pocket too.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank 473chinarg
Reviewed 7 November 2018

Loved the relaxed atmosphere, great views of the seafront and lighthouse as well as the tasty food so visited almost every day for a snack and drink. Met some very interesting people and have great memories of this place. Well worth a visit.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank HertsHearts
Reviewed 5 October 2018

average test for vegetarian, only two vegetable available coat is also high as compared to quantity and quality, It may be excellent for Sea food

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Sudhir P
Reviewed 23 June 2018 via mobile

Very bad rertaurant in kovalam ..staff quality was poor .service also poor .. Low qulity food .. Im not happy

Date of visit: June 2018
1  Thank arunya a
Reviewed 3 June 2018 via mobile

The very best food we found in this area. We are here prob 7 times. No problems. Great variety of fresh fish / caught sea food cooked just as we liked. They suggested what to eat at times as we were unsure. They really looked...More

Date of visit: March 2018
Thank Rossso
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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.
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 7
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
Child-friendly, View, Kids, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
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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