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Santana Restaurant

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Light House Beach | Hotel Sea View Palace, Vizhinjam, Kovalam 695527, India
+91 94465 51972
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08:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 08:00 - 22:00
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5 reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went there with my gf for dinner as it is sea view restaurant .As I sat on first row of the restaurant ,one waiter came and told me that front row is reserves for foreigners only .I mean wtf ...we cannot sit on front row just because we are indians. We went to another restaurant from there for dinner after... More 

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Thank Ashish V
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

By far my favourite restaurant. Food and staff were exceptional. Friendly, informative and always greeted you with a genuine smile. The seafood was incredible with daily supplies of prawns, kingfish, butter fish etc. Spicy food if you want or meals can be prepared to your specific taste. Loved the view especially at sunset. While the food is the main talking... More 

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Thank Bill C
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

Best place in kovalam! Really good fresh fish and drinks! Very nice staff! A must if you're visiting kovalam!

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Thank Mats F
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

On the promenade overlooking Kovalum Lighthouse beach. Excellent food and good service. Good selection of fish, Indian and continental food. Beer, wine and cocktails also served. Recommend

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Thank Philip P
London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 February 2017

Another restaurant we did not visit until a few weeks into our stay as it was towards the far end of the beach from where we were staying. The terrace is slightly raised, so it's a wonderful vantage point from where to view the sunset. If you want a front row table, do come early as it gets quite busy.... More 

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Thank ullabee
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 February 2017 via mobile

We stayed at the hotel right behind Santana. We ate and drank here a couple times. The Indian food is good. They have a tandoori oven out front for everyone to see. And everything from the tandoori is delicious. The fresh fish is good! The beers are reasonably priced and always ice cold. If you can't decide where to go.... More 

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Thank Jimmy L
Essex, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 February 2017

We tried many different restaurants in Kovalam and this one is hands down the best.We kept returning. Amazing food, drinks and service. And a clean bathroom! The breads and tandoori are particularly good. Great service from the waiter, Sheffy

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Thank sarahgroves2015
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 February 2017

Lots of similarities with other front row restaurants. Good menu with lots on offer. Stick to local food, they do it better.

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Thank wavesinekas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2017

This I see a perfect place to have a evening dinner watching the sun set and enjoy the athmosphere. Food is good, tandoori cook knows what he is doing, service is excellent. And toilet is clean.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017 via mobile

Wonderful place for final dinner in India. Warm welcome and excellent roast crab, a fitting end to a good trip around Kerala!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Indian, Seafood, Asian
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Reservations
Good for
Child-friendly, View
Open Hours
Sunday
08:00 - 22:00
Monday
08:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
08:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
08:00 - 22:00
Thursday
08:00 - 22:00
Friday
08:00 - 22:00
Saturday
08:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Light House Beach | Hotel Sea View Palace, Vizhinjam, Kovalam 695527, India
  • Location: Asia  >  India  >  Kerala  >  Kovalam
  • Phone Number: +91 94465 51972

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?