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Indian, Seafood, Cafe
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Reviewed March 10, 2021

We visited for lunch ,it's a nice location with sea breeze. They have good menu with variety. We ordered a falafel chicken wrap which was tasty. We had a Greek salad as well which was delicious and had good serving size ,enough for 2 ....Their service is good as well.More

Date of visit: March 2021
Reviewed April 13, 2020 via mobile

This place has a nice atmosphere. We initially went to have the excellent coconut smoothies that were so tempting, that and a choice of cakes and pastries...very enjoyable. We were less impressed with the cooked food choice which was vaguely edible didn’t quite hit the...mark. My Seafood Risotto was actually quite disappointing. We discovered better restaurants along the strip and feel that it was better than average but certainly not very good. Very friendly staff.More

Date of visit: January 2020
Reviewed March 21, 2020 via mobile

We had lunch there once able to get a cold beer and the best pizza lovely and cool with sea breezes and lots of fans.

Date of visit: March 2020
Reviewed March 17, 2020

Lovely little shack on the north cliff, Varkala. Started off with Odayam prawns, which was pan fried with local spices and coconut. The pizza was OK! Couldn't resist my temptation - I can leave pizaas but it won't leave me! Washed it all down with...beer! They do not accept cards or payment through UPI. Had to go all the way to the town to withdraw cash. Left my better half on the table. While I was gone, they assumed that we had finished and turned off the lights and fans for the table. And guess what, I hadn't even paid! I know they like to cater to foreigners, but hey we didn't do anything wrong!More

Date of visit: March 2020
Reviewed March 11, 2020 via mobile

A good place that serves perfectly good food - we had a Prawn curry and a veg curry and both were good and freshly cooked. The prawns were smaller than the fine big tiger / jumbo ones seen at the entrance but it was good...and had an excellent view out over the cliffs. Good food, nice location, nothing to write home about.More

Date of visit: March 2020
Reviewed February 27, 2020 via mobile

Had an early evening meal. The fish was fresh and delicious, view outstanding. Service a little slow. Would visit again...

Date of visit: February 2020
Reviewed February 22, 2020 via mobile

Whenever we return to Varkala this restaurant is a must. The food is authentically South Indian. The fish is fresh and beautifully cooked. The staff are efficient and pleasant. It never fails.

Date of visit: February 2020
Reviewed February 8, 2020

Very good open-air cafe overlooking Varkala beach. Great ambiance, great fish, great views of sunset. Prices are touristy, but quality is good. Kitchen and tandoor oven are on view to diners. Choose your fish.

Date of visit: February 2020
Reviewed February 3, 2020 via mobile

Ate here a lot on our visit. The food is reasonably priced and quite tasty. They do an especially good bruschetta. They have a little bakery counter with pretty decent lemon loaf and banana bread (makes a good cheap in room breakfast in the mornings)....They are also one of the few places you can get real ice cream- note the mango ice cream is creamy and delicious. The coconut is terrible, it is icy vanilla ice cream with a couple chunks of coconut stuck in it. Tastes nothing like coconut. They also charge more for this but don’t make that distinction on the menu.More

Date of visit: February 2020
Reviewed February 3, 2020 via mobile

We often stopped here for drinks in the evening and on a few occasions we also stayed for dinner. The mimosers, veg and meat ones were incredible. The staff are very friendly and will do everything they can to ensure your visit in an enjoyable...occasionMore

Date of visit: February 2020
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December 17, 2020|
Response from vasundhara m |
Yes we too waited but then the staff is very less and tourists aren't coming this season. Add to that ..locals throng the north cliff only around Christmas and New year's ... So it's ok . We ordered a delicious egg puff and... More
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Yes, Cafe del Mar offers takeaway services.

Cafe del Mar is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 3.5
  • Value: 3.5
  • Atmosphere: 4