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Gecko Cafe

No 14 Othavadai Cross Street, Mahabalipuram 603104, India
+91 98407 34229
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  • Excellent44%
  • Very good31%
  • Average14%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible7%
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“rice” (12 reviews)
“fish” (27 reviews)
Open Now
08:00 - 23:00All hours
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

Though the food was excellent, it's not worth it. We ate "kadai paneer" with parota and fried fish with chips. Parota are usually around 20rps. maximum. Since the owner got them from the street shop down the road (we saw him carry them to the...More

Thank AnnexTheUniverse
Reviewed 24 October 2017 via mobile

Great fresh fish caught by themselves from the family boat, nice balcony setting right on the main street and great company. Would recommend to anyone

Thank Alex R
Reviewed 13 October 2017 via mobile

Very varied menu, but not all available good idea to plan your second choice just in case. We were made welcome and our curries were cooked to order and delicious, as requested not too hot. We would certainly return and try the menu on another...More

Thank Rosalynde J
Reviewed 30 July 2017

Small location (they're rebuilding after moving spaces), but clean, very attentive and engaged staff, and great food. The spicing on the thokku was one of the best dishes I've had in India (over ~10 weeks of travel and a range of high end places); excellent...More

Thank jameshudspeth
Reviewed 30 July 2017 via mobile

Every dish was excellent. If you love seafood this is definitely worth checking out. The ginger prawns were my favorite and one of my favorite meals on my trip to Tamil Nadu. The brothers are lovely and was a joy to eat their food!

Thank Sukhmeet S
Reviewed 20 June 2017 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 16 June 2017 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
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$5 - US$10
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, 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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