Malabar Restaurant

$$ • Sri Lankan, Indian, Seafood

514 Front St, Santa Cruz
(831) 201-4438


Take-Out/Delivery Options


Reviews for Malabar Restaurant

Excellent food in a beautiful tranquil space. The menu has unique and perfectly prepared dishes that are well thought out and cooked with experience. The calamari was tender and crispy, the fish was fresh and perfectly cooked. We asked for a spicy curry and it was so well done with a slow building spice that was strong but complex and enjoyable without overwhelming the veggies or seafood. Chai was equally excellent. Mango salad may be my new favorite appetizer of the year. I full review

We absolutely love Malabar! It's rich and exciting in flavor and so surprised to find it not at the top of every food list in Santa Cruz. This is truly a hidden gem! I'd argue a top 5 for flavor and uniqueneas in Santa Cruz area.Service was absolutely fantastic! They throw in free items often and are very attentive!

This is one of our absolute favorite food places in Santa Cruz. My husband and I go there often and we love the owners as well! It's a husband and wife who own the business. They are incredibly kind and always offer us incredible service. Their food is unlike anything I have ever had in the best way possible! It's incredibly unique, and I always feel like a I am getting comfort food with rich flavors! We have all our foodie friends go there and they love it as well. Some full review

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Monday Closed
Tuesday 5 - 9PM
Wednesday 5 - 9PM
Thursday 5 - 9PM
Friday 5 - 9PM
Saturday 12 - 2:30PM
5 - 9PM
Sunday 5 - 9PM