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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” (56 reviews)
“fresh fish” (17 reviews)
“gobi” (6 reviews)
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Indian, Seafood, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
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Lighthouse Beach, Kovalam 695527, India
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

First I tasted prawns roast it was awesome taste when i am writing also full water is in my mouth.. Then I started order other food like fish kadai.... Very hygienic and good service also

Thank Amarakshan
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We ate twice here. The food is delicious. The chicken Korma was tasty and not too spicy. The prawns were really good as was the fish. Service and the staff were friendly and efficient. It is on the beach with a nice view.

Thank astra
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Have been here many times. Great place on the beach with wonderful evening views. Can recommend most anything on the menu... they do not take international credit cards which is a negative

Thank Bill R
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This restaurant we spent a lot of evenings eating at. The food was delicious and there is a lovely view overlooking the sea. People from our hotel tried other restaurants but did succum to this place on our recommendation.

Thank jcwkatkins
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had breakfast,lunch and dinner at this cafe on different days Good service Good food Excellent fresh seafood Thanks Pravin!

Thank evamandy
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Visited with friends January 2018. Excellent meal and service. Highly recommend this place for dinner .

Thank Lynda B
Reviewed 5 February 2018

We’ve ate breakfast, lunch and dinner in Malabar and have never been disappointed. The service is quick and staff are pleasant. It’s also in a nice location on the strip looking out to the sea. Wouldn’t hesitate to recommend.

Thank AandA_8
Reviewed 1 February 2018

Shady canopy, friendly servers, immediate offer of beer even though the restaurant is not licensed (this is common everywhere). Good food and helpful recommendations from the server. We went twice. A popular place.

Thank Emkay0
Reviewed 31 January 2018

Had a sea facing candle light dinner with wine on our 25th Wedding day.Great experience affordable joint.

Thank Pradeep K
Reviewed 30 January 2018 via mobile

This is very beautiful cafe.we are so relaxed on there because this Cafe is very silent and calm with seeing the beauty of sea.

Thank Georgethomas1996
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21 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.
26 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
US$ 3 - US$ 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
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Child-friendly, View, Kids, Local cuisine
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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