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Cafe del Mar

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Certificate of Excellence2017 - 2018 Winner

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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Indian, Cafe, Seafood
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

You may take toast for granted but if you have been in India a while good toast is a thing of special value. This is the best toast I have even had anywhere in the world. Service was quick and staff pleasant.

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank Donna H
Reviewed yesterday

During my 2 week visit to Varkala Beach I ate 95% of my meals at Café del Mar. The wait staff, food, level of comfort and ambiance were so welcoming. The staff were very accommodating, customizing food to my diet and taste. It was so...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank tjkalbrecht
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent food and hospitality here. Best on Varkala beach. Try the fish tikka! So succulent and tender, with delicious parathas. Went there three times in my one week stay

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank IsabelleRuddy
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Good food and location, unfortunately the waiting time is over too long even when the place isn't full. The service is not the best as well .

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank dan m
Reviewed 14 January 2019

The best dinner we had in Varkala: we ordered grilled fish without spices, unlike other places they prepared the food really without spices, and the cooking of the fish was the best of the whole trip as not overly cooked which makes fish very dry....More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Laura F
Reviewed 9 January 2019 via mobile

Very good food and wide and varied menu, but food takes long time to come,and also they have great ice creams.

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank OfriTsidon
Reviewed 4 January 2019

During our recent holiday in Varkala we decided to try the cafe del mar for our evening meal. We both had vegetarian curries which were good with tandoor paratha bread which was also good. However most if not all of the clientele were European so...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Sam M
Reviewed 21 December 2018

Very welcoming regardless of whether you were only dropping in for a cold drink or looking for a full meal. Free internet which was useful also. Staff were lovely and I frequented almost every day.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank LyndaLogan
Reviewed 20 December 2018 via mobile

I became a local at cafe del Mar, good breakfast with good bread. Also they have croissants and chocolate pastry. All their food is good, the fish, the european dishes... tibetian, indian. Just they dont accept credit card so only cash.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank B591MFsandrag
Reviewed 17 December 2018 via mobile

We had a good meal here but boy, we had to wait a long time to get it. The view from the top floor is lovely and that is what attracted us. Obviously lots of other people were attracted too and that may be part...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Caroline B
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