It all happened when Salman Khan and team were shooting for their film Ek Tha Tiger. A leading daily reports, Salman and the rest of the crew would often visit Mardin's Café Del-Mar after the film's shooting. During his supper, the actor felt that the cafe needs to be modified for a better look and ambiance. Salman went up to the Cafe's managers and staffs in order to suggest various modifications. Reportedly, at the end of the day, the Cafe was re-decorated and turned out to be a completely new place.
Eventually, the cafe was named after Salman Khan, which finally became 'Salman Khan Cafe'. A source informed the daily, "Café Del-Mar is now referred to as Salman Khan Café as its identity has changed. They used to look forward to having Salman and the entire gang visit every day."