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Gecko Cafe

No 14 Othavadai Cross Street, Mahabalipuram 603104, India
+91 98407 34229
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  • Excellent45%
  • Very good31%
  • Average14%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible7%
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Indian, Seafood, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
No 14 Othavadai Cross Street, Mahabalipuram 603104, India
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Provides seafood stuff.. Decent.. Moderately clean and maintained... Situated near the beach. Open air seating.. Non air conditioned area.. Staff is decent and cooperative...

Thank Rufus V
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

As it is on the way to shore it's​ cool to get fill our stomach for a while.Good to go and don't expect too much.One of the nice cafe among other.

Thank Latheesh C
Reviewed 9 May 2017

Very disappointed. There was a group of 9 and everything we ordered wasn't available even down to naan breads. Had to choose only what they said was available so very limited menu.

Thank Hare3bell
Reviewed 19 March 2017

Very expensive and tasteless and not fully cooked bread that I had to pay for. I have traveled all over india and it was simply disgusting

Thank shanti48
Reviewed 18 March 2017

Sitting on the second floor, table right at the balcony edge. Watching the relaxed, evening street life while a gentle sea breeze chases the heat of the day away. A gecko scurries across the wall. Softly played Tamil pop music flows like ocean waves. In...More

Thank Jim L
Reviewed 15 March 2017

This restaurant has moved and occupies a small balcony with 4 or 5 tables and a quirky feel. They are going to expand as it is popular. They make delicious lemon rice a jumbo prawns and you get to choose them before cooking.

Thank etd2015
Reviewed 10 March 2017 via mobile

I had lunch here today and really enjoyed the fried calamari with fries. The calamari were tender and perfectly cooked, and they had some Indian spices and fried curry leaves that made them perfectly spicy. Friendly owners too.

Thank Saimonara
Reviewed 4 March 2017 via mobile

Really nice place, it just re-opened on othavadai street. There is a balcony with a nice view on the street and inside you can sit on the ground with low tables and mats, really cozy. The prices are totally alright and it they put just...More

Thank Sophia R
Reviewed 26 February 2017

We were staying at the Radisson Blu hotel and walked to this restaurant one evening after it was recommended by our guide. Food was very nice as was the British Empire beer!

Thank KateL_10
Reviewed 26 February 2017

This place serves good compared to others in the street. But the price are little on the higher side as they target the foreign tourists out there. The cuisine and food menu is also altered accordingly

Thank AshokMela
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Restaurant Details

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  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$5 - US$10
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
08:00 - 23:00
08:00 - 23:00
08:00 - 23:00
08:00 - 23:00
08:00 - 23:00
08:00 - 23:00
08:00 - 23:00
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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