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Gecko Cafe

No 14 Othavadai Cross Street, Mahabalipuram 603104, India
+91 98407 34229
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  • Excellent43%
  • Very good33%
  • Average13%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible6%
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“fish” (28 reviews)
“prawns” (10 reviews)
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8:00 AM - 11:00 PM Hours
Indian, Seafood, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
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No 14 Othavadai Cross Street, Mahabalipuram 603104, India
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1 - 10 of 137 reviews

Reviewed 25 April 2018 via mobile

Bland food for basic people.The other punters were doing my nut in. Pleasant staff though, to be fair.

Thank Daddy_knows_best
Reviewed 20 February 2018 via mobile

You have to wait sometimes(we’ve been there twice) but it’s worth it. They’ve got a small kitchen and they’re cooking your meal to order. Really comfortable, relaxed setting. Prices reasonable and food is very good.

Thank Storybill
Reviewed 19 February 2018

I dined on two/three occasions at this restaurant/cafe last January-2017-and it certainly was worth the trip and gave good value for money.This place is run by two brothers and is a lovely place to relax in.The atmosphere is calm and unhurried and the food is...More

Thank Derry M
Reviewed 17 February 2018 via mobile

The staff here are very friendly and the food is tasty. We thought it was a class above the other highly rated restaurants in the area. Don’t miss this restaurant if you’re in the area.

Thank Fiona D
Reviewed 22 January 2018 via mobile

Mamallapuram is really not a place of good food. Most restaurants here serve really basic or tasteless food and overpriced. Gecko Cafe is rather good, decent price and decent food, and the owners are lovely and caring for their food. Only huge minus, the place...More

Thank Flore N
Reviewed 18 January 2018

Popped into this place for a beer between Christmas and new year. The mozzies were a bit lively so we didn't stay very long. That said the staff were really attentive and friendly offering mozzie cream and candles. Apparently this is a new location for...More

Thank Sussexwife
Reviewed 18 December 2017 via mobile

Gecko is a small family restaurant, catering, as others, mainly to tourists, but with a careful and respectful service. You feel instantly welcomed upon entering the place, then the owner takes the time to explain the day's specials and how he cooks it. And when...More

Thank Olivier R
Reviewed 16 November 2017 via mobile

Though the food was excellent, it's not worth it. We ate "kadai paneer" with parota and fried fish with chips. Parota are usually around 20rps. maximum. Since the owner got them from the street shop down the road (we saw him carry them to the...More

Thank AnnexTheUniverse
Reviewed 24 October 2017 via mobile

Great fresh fish caught by themselves from the family boat, nice balcony setting right on the main street and great company. Would recommend to anyone

Thank Alex R
Reviewed 14 October 2017 via mobile

Very varied menu, but not all available good idea to plan your second choice just in case. We were made welcome and our curries were cooked to order and delicious, as requested not too hot. We would certainly return and try the menu on another...More

Thank Rosalynde J
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 5 - US$ 10
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Reservations
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
8:00 AM - 11:00 PM
8:00 AM - 11:00 PM
8:00 AM - 11:00 PM
8:00 AM - 11:00 PM
8:00 AM - 11:00 PM
8:00 AM - 11:00 PM
8:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: No 14 Othavadai Cross Street, Mahabalipuram 603104, India
  • Location: Asia  >  India  >  Tamil Nadu  >  Kanchipuram District  >  Mahabalipuram
  • Phone Number: +91 98407 34229
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