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“Ruffians!”
Review of Bluemoon Cafe

Bluemoon Cafe
Ranked #59 of 89 Restaurants in Varkala
Price range: US$2 - US$6
Cuisines: Indian, Seafood, Thai
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Good for: Romantic
Dining options: After-hours
Description: Blue moon cafe reataurant in the beautiful Varkala cliff open restaurant and scenic beach views. We serve fresh sea food which you can select from our fish table chilled out music and the cool breeze from sea comforts you.
Reviewed 22 May 2012

Well, honestly the food was not horrible (the milkshake, however, was quite squalid). The place has a somewhat rustic charm to it, no doubt. On one hand, the beautiful view is a recommendation in itself, on the other hand, the staff threatened to "cut" us.

Yes, I meant that quite literally. The waiter and the owner told us to get out or else we would incur the wrath of his blade. Perhaps a bit of context is necessary to convince the loyal, discerning customer that this is not a bluff.

In a nutshell, my chum and I, being Indian Malayalis by origin from London, did not seem to evoke the entrepreneurial spirit in the young waiter. The same waiter who had been reeling in all the "firangs" (Geijin) from the wayside leered at us with distaste as soon as we walked into the cafe. Later, after an extremely slow and especially shoddy service they brought us only one dish from the two we had ordered. The tardier milkshake, as mentioned earlier, was squalid. Charming.

Towards the middle of our meal, we had managed to strike an interesting conversation with two American expats- one a surf-photographer and the other, a teacher. We finally felt a tad at ease with the whole situation. We were about to go get dessert from a nearby Bakery (its called ABBA, very nice place). Didn't happen.

The waiter came toward us and aggressively asked us to get away from his customers. Ironically, he had our bill in his hands while saying it. Luckily, he took us to a corner before insulting us and asking us to leave. Unluckily, the seemingly unsober chap called his boss along and they started accusing us of "stealing" his customers. They said we best be getting out or else they would have their knives out. The waiter, now engorged with his power trip also added "get out by tomorrow morning". We left quite dumbfounded, confused, stupified, frustrated and prominently pissed off.

So, yea, I'm not going there again. Varkala is beautiful though.

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Reviewed 16 April 2012

We were made to feel very welcome and they remembered us from last year.It was one of the busiest places on the cliff even though it was near the low season. the tuna in lemon garlic sauce is to be highly recommended.The food and drink prices here very reasonable

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Thank debbyian
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Reviewed 20 March 2012

The food is not bad, we had fish and chicken coconut curry.

They had a happy hour price of 75rps for a cocktail. The cocktail list itself does not carry any prices at all. We ordered a gin and tonic from this list and were charged 120rps. The waiter protested that gin and tonic was not a cocktail.

We spoke to the boss, and pointed out that we should have been told this when we ordered. Eventually our bill was changed.

I hate the bad feeling all this causes when it happens in a restaurant, so we never went back.

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Thank Cheryl261
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Reviewed 14 March 2012

For food you should not be in the Blue moon. The food is just dirty. Want the cheapest beer at the north cliff and a beautiful sunset you have to be there!! The staff is friendly. There is an Indian man with a mustache who speaks good English. He chats to everyone within the 'freshly caught fish. "Never mind the fish!

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Thank Andrew S
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Reviewed 4 February 2012

Yes, if you want the best fresh juice in varkala (I will say southern India) go to blue moon.

No, if you want to eat at a clean place, don't go to blue moon.

I went there for the juice and move onto another place for food. Win win!

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Thank Seasontraveller2012
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