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Othavadai Cross Street | Mamallapuram, Mahabalipuram 603104, India
+91 98405 45858
10:30 - 23:00
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Sun - Sat 10:30 - 23:00
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36 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016 via mobile

The food is cooked to order so it's always fresh. We ate there several times in our 5 days in Mahabalipuram and the food was faultless. The best coconut chicken curry I have ever had. I can also recommend the chicken tikka masala and the plain chicken curry but everything we ate there was good.

Thank Quinton F
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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183 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2015 via mobile

I had Ghee rice with dhal fry the first time and then Veg Curry with Capati the next day. Everything is made fresh so please allow sometime for your food to be ready but you'll be happy with the result for sure!! Jhoti is very passionate about creating flavors and a good company too.

1 Thank tenuk
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 August 2015 via mobile

A good place to stay.. Awesome food.. Jothi (hotel owner) is very helpful,, Always there to help you at anytime of the day.. He has become our best buddy and we have been a regular customer here.. I would strongly recommend this place to everyone.. Love this place..

Thank Aniruddha B
Scottsdale, Arizona
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20 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 May 2015

The New Café restaurant is nicely located on the 2nd floor overlooking a colorful street. Our table was in the open air and with the colorful lamps it looked lovely as the night fell. We had Cashew Curry with rice and Masala Prawns with potato chips. Both dishes were excellent. We were served by a young Finnish woman who was... More 

3 Thank ArizonaPete15
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 May 2015 via mobile

It was a great time staying there.. we dont miss our home lolz.. the hospitality is great and safe and the humanity of jothi bro is litrally like a own brother. room rents and foods are reasonable and affordable. I have visited this cottage more than a half century times.. because the food cooked here is really so tasty nd... More 

2 Thank prathidev
Helsinki, Southern Finland, Finland
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 May 2015

Don't miss this if you visit Mamallapuram. New Cafe is one of the best restaurants in town with good food, friendly service, free wifi and a central location. Seafood, curries and fresh fruit juices are especially good. Their terrace is a nice place to hangout on any time of the day and look at the people passing by on Othavadai... More 

4 Thank Sanni S
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6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 April 2015 via mobile

Walked up there for dinner saw no one at all. walked around the adjoining hotel and restaurant for ten minutes until I finally found someone. But at that point I just wanted to know if they had wifi. No they didn't so i left. what a waste of time.

1 Thank anthonyjlaurence
Cape Town, South Africa
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51 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 April 2015 via mobile

Seems unassuming and with there being so many other restaurants in that area, it's easy to miss - but trust me, it is worth finding! Food was amazing - masala fried fish was so tasty!! The portions are good and I could barely finish my food. They do serve beer though it's not on the menu so just ask. The... More 

10 Thank MinokaR
Copenhagen, Denmark
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 February 2015

the food in The New Cafe must be one of the best food I have had in India, just awesome flavors, seafood and curries. Cashewnut curry and rice is a must try for all the vegetarian food lovers! If you like prawns, have the butter garlic friend prawn or a seafood curry, simply delicious. The restaurant has a good atmosphere,... More 

9 Thank sonjaolsen2015
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 February 2015

I went to New Cafe to meet some friends for coffee. The place is clean and spacious with some large tables for bigger groups. There wasn't a lot going on when we were there and we had a hard time getting what we ordered in a decent amount of time, but I think it was because some staff had left... More 

2 Thank Inspiration_Travels

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Indian, Asian, Seafood, International, Barbecue, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Delivery, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Open Hours
10:30 - 23:00
10:30 - 23:00
10:30 - 23:00
10:30 - 23:00
10:30 - 23:00
10:30 - 23:00
10:30 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Othavadai Cross Street | Mamallapuram, Mahabalipuram 603104, India
  • Location: Asia  >  India  >  Tamil Nadu  >  Mahabalipuram
  • Phone Number: +91 98405 45858

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