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Santana Beach Restaurant

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) #57 of 70 Restaurants in Mahabalipuram ₹₹ - ₹₹₹ Seafood, Indian, Asian
Village Centre, Mahabalipuram 603104, India
+91 94442 90832
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  • Excellent15%
  • Very good28%
  • Average20%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible27%
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“lobster” (3 reviews)
“fries” (3 reviews)
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Seafood, Indian, Asian
₹₹ - ₹₹₹
Village Centre, Mahabalipuram 603104, India
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Reviewed 10 May 2017 via mobile

Visit on 06.05.2017. From outside looks little run down but my perception changed as I step in to rooftop restaurant. Very beautiful beach front view. Love the ambiance n the unique decor too. No words to describe the food.. Ordered squid calamari, tawa chicken n...More

Thank Premyka
Reviewed 3 May 2017 via mobile

900 Rupies for a terrible cooked fish. The fish looked not fresh and the vegetables just a little. I didn't eat because I was scared to become sick.

Thank herhoff
Reviewed 12 April 2017 via mobile

We made the mistake of selecting 5 large prawns and 1 fish between the 3 of us without checking the price up front. We then received a 6k bill which was astonishing. After much arguing they knocked 900 off but still very high. I've had...More

Thank Damian J
Reviewed 19 February 2017 via mobile

Excellent lime soda, airy roof terrace. BUT my wife had grilled crab. Looked good on arrival, but appeared to have lost a lot of meat (compared to crab eaten elsewhere). Bad value. My prawns in garlic sauce was average. Chips soggy. They add "service" to...More

Thank petercot
Reviewed 16 January 2017

We stopped here for an(overpriced) beer in the afternoon, thought the menu looked ok and the view over the beach was lovely so came back at night, when it was dark and so not much of a view. The waiter tried to pressure us into...More

Thank Gregory D
Reviewed 16 January 2017 via mobile

We had the most delicious lunch at Santana for 6 people. We were shown a table of all the fish that was caught that morning. You can see the fishing boats from the open air patio, below. We selected King Fish, Grouper, and several enormous...More

Thank Fiona S
Reviewed 11 November 2016

The only plus point I can think of was the view of the shore temple. We came for dinner and the light bulb above the table was not working. After three tries of messing around, it still was not working. We changed tables. The waiter...More

Thank sandra k
Reviewed 18 October 2016

Stopped in today for lunch and we were greatly surprised. Did not bring a menu, instead had he fresh food brought out to see. Ordered the prawns, lobster and snapper and it was one of the best meals we have had. The food was fantastic...More

1  Thank tgrdecker
Reviewed 24 September 2016 via mobile

We had a table with a marvellous view along the beach. The fish and prawns looked amazing so we selected a fish. There was a bit of pressure to have some gigantic prawns as well. I am glad we didn't: The fish was perfectly cooled...More

1  Thank James B
Reviewed 7 August 2016 via mobile

Everything was expensive. I pay less for seafood in the US. The fried rice was a size of a sampler plate. 2000 rupees for three people and left hungry.

1  Thank micosay98
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
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Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Village Centre, Mahabalipuram 603104, India
  • Location: Asia  >  India  >  Tamil Nadu  >  Kanchipuram District  >  Mahabalipuram
  • Phone Number: +91 94442 90832
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