Food of Mahabalipuram

Mahabalipuram is brimming with interesting and flattering restaurants and cafes and a variety of cuisines. Find here, the colors and spice of street food, an elaborate, traditional and authentic thali as well as an array of western delicacies. While here, try Grilled Fish, Vegetarian thali, Prawns, Lobsters, Crabs and more. You might also try a typical South Indian platter which consists of Idli, Dosa, Appam, Vada, Upma Sambhar, Sweet Pongal, Kesari, Payassam and much more.

Here are the top 9 restaurants in Mahabalipuram:

1. Gecko Cafe

2.0 /5
14 Othavadai Cross Street, Mahabali puram, Tamil Nadu - 603104, India 
8 AM -10
INR 400-500 For Two

2. Le Yogi

2.0 /5
19 Fisherman's Colony, Othavadai Street, ECR, Mahabalipuram, India 
7.30 AM - 11 PM
INR 500-700 For Two

Though the servings aren't that big, the taste of the Continental food served here beats that of most of the places in the town. Do give the steaks and crepes a try.

3. Moonrakers

2.0 /5
34 Othavadai Street, Mahabalipuram, India 
10 AM to 11:30 PM
INR 500-600 For Two

Moonrakers is the sort of place that dominates the backpacker-ghetto streetscape. Sadly, the food here isn't as good as other places in the proximity of this restaurant.

4. Rose Garden

2.0 /5
Beach Road 12, Mahabalipuram, India 
INR 100 For Two

Rose Garden is popular mainly for it's wonderful array of Biryanis. If you're a Biryani lover, add this place to your must-visit list.

5. Freshly 'n Hot

2.0 /5
Othavadai Cross Street, Mahabalipuram, India 
7.30 AM - 9 PM
INR 400-450 For Two

Relaxed ambience, decent food and hygienic surroundings. These are the three words which describe this cafe perfectly. Must try - Iced Coffees.

6. Nautilus

2.0 /5
Othavadai Cross Street, Mahabalipuram, India 
11:00 am to 03:00 pm & 07:00 pm to 11:00 pm
INR 550 For Two

The Nautilus seems perpetually buzzing with every traveler you've ever met talking about how much they loved/hated/got-ripped-off-in Goa/Varanasi/Hampi/Cochin, while eating eggs on toast and drinking smoothies.

7. Blue Elephant

4.0 /5
No. 39, Othavadai Street, Mahabalipuram, India 
9:30 AM to 9:30 PM

The sea food at Blue Elephant is a different experience here. Everything ranging from the sea food platter to the 'Catch of the Day' is a must try. Must visit for non vegetarians, especially sea food lovers.

8. Water's Edge Cafe

2.0 /5
Radisson Blu Resort Temple Bay, 57 Kovalam Road, Mahabalipuram, India 
24 hours
INR 250-700 For Two

Part of the 5 star Radissons Blu resort, expect nothing but the best of everything from this restaurant.

9. Wharf

4.0 /5
Radisson Blu Resort Temple Bay, 57 Kovalam Road, Mahabalipuram, India 
Indian, Desserts
Noon - 3 PM & 7 - 11 PM
INR 550-2000 For Two

Its proximity to the Bay of Bengal and the food it serves are the USPs for The Wharf. Located at Radisson Blu, the restaurant does justice to the price it charges for its dishes. The staff is highly cooperative too. The great ambience and great food makes it a must visit. Don't forget to try the mint chocolate for desserts!

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