Delicious international cuisine is also a hallmark in Goa especially seen in scores of Chinese restaurants. Besides Chinese, you will find, German, Thai, Continental, Mexican, Lebanese, Italian and Health food restaurants.
Goa being a very liberal state, has restaurants most of which, serve alcohol freely.
There are some very popular restaurants, where food & service is supposed to be of excellent quality and they are all worth visiting time and again.
Restaurants in North Goa
In existence for the past 65 years, this restaurant has earned its reputation on good food, good service & location. However, lately its been reported to have lost its quality of food. Still it’s worth visiting at least once during your stay.
Opened just about four months ago, this restaurant claims to offer only genuine goan food. Located on the main road, it has a simple ambience and is known to be quite popular. Food is supposed to be reasonably good but the service lacks in quality.
Located right besides the only Petrol Station in Calangute, this simple restaurant serves a mean Goan fish curry and rice dish, very popular with the locals and the tourists. Its prices are also very reasonable compared to others in the vicinity.
One of the oldest restaurants, it has a simple shack like ambience and some good food with friendly staff. Quite popular with tourists and well worth a visit.
Located in Saligao, a 10-minute drive from Calangute, this restaurant has been in existence for quite some time. Earlier known for its great food, its service has deteriorated, but still serves some good Goan dishes and chicken cafreal.
Situated on Baga Road, this is a neat place. Good Food and good service, but a bit steep on the prices.
On the Baga Road, next to Ronnil’s Resort, this is quite a popular Chinese joint with good food at the right price. Quite popular with a lot of tourists and the owner Michael is a charmer.
On the Calangute/Panaji Highway, this so called restaurant is situated in the fields and serves decent Chinese food at the right price. If you like outdoors, this is the place for you.
Right in Calangute Market Place, Oceanic is a multicuisine restaurant. Good food, good ambience its clientele is mostly regulars who visit them time and again.
Located on the junction of Calangute/Baga Road, this restaurant is quite popular with tourists because of its location. A good place to sit out and while away your time looking around. Popular for Breakfasts.
In Calangute near the football field, this is a popular fast food restaurant for quick eat outs and breakfasts. It is however known to serve good snacks, and meals too.
This popular restaurant is located right near the beach in Baga. Good Food and reasonable prices makes it quite popular with the locals as well as the tourists.
A great ambience with beautiful settings, this restaurant situated opposite Tito’s Night Club in Baga, serves good Mediterranean and Italian cuisine.
Fighting for the same name, are two restaurants situated at different locations. Both claim to good genuine Italian food and both worth visiting. One is on the Calangute/Candolim road and the other one is in Little Baga opposite the river.
Situated in the market place at Calangute this is a sprawling Vegetarian Restaurant, serving all kinds of Udipi style and now North Indian dishes. Reasonable food but sloppy service.
Just opposite the temple in Calangute, near Bank of Baroda, is this Indian vegetarian restaurant. Serves good udipi style south Indian food, but being small it is too crowded for some.
This restaurant is in Candolim, right on the beach with a 3 tier sit out. Serves good seafood and has great outdoor view of the sea.
Unmatched ambience, quality food and personalized service is the trade mark of this restaurant situated in Siquerim. Serves multicuisine food.
If you feel like Mexican food, visit this place in Porvorim, which serves reasonable Mexican cuisine.
Restaurants in Panaji
Situated on the road to Miramar in Panaji, this restaurant is quite famous with the local residents and tourists alike for its good Goan food.
Located near the ‘Junta House’ just off the 18th June road. The food is decent and is reasonably priced. Service during lunchtime is lousy because the management and staff are busy watching the TV.
Located on the church square in Panaji, this popular restaurant serves vegetarian food in Udipi style.
Situated on 18th June Road in Panaji, this is another Udipi style restaurant serving the standard South Indian dishes.
Ask anybody and they will guide you to this most popular restaurant. Nice ambience, good Tandoori and North Indian food. The prices are a bit steep for Indian Standards.
Another popular name in the North Indian food scene, they have two restaurants with the same name in Panaji and serves decent North Indian cuisine.
Situated on the Donna Paula hillock overlooking the Governor’s Palace, it has an excellent view of both Panaji and Marmugoa harbour. The place is more for relaxing for an evening drink and some snacks, but as far as the food is concerned it is nothing special.
Restaurants in South Goa
Located close to the Betalbatim beach, this restaurant is known for its genuine goan food. A family run business, its service is good by goan standards. Best to visit during weekdays, as Saturdays & Sundays are awfully crowded.
Situated in the heart of Margao city near to the Municipal Buildings, this restaurant has the ambience of a pub and serves excellent Goan, Chinese and continental dishes. Their cocktails are well recommended.
At Agassaim, on the way between Panaji and Margao, this restaurant is situated in the midst of shady palm groove. Good for seafood and Goan food
On the Colva Beach in South Goa. This restaurant serves good seafood and also has a multicuisine menu. Open till late night, its sea front location is ideal for a night out with good food.
Right on Utorda Beach, opposite Kenilworth Beach Resort. This outdoor restaurant has a great setting. While you wait for you food, you can relax on one of the cane chairs or a hammock sipping a cool drink. Serves exotic goan food.
Located in Margao, this restaurant takes pride to call itself the finest Indian restaurant in Goa. Worth one visit if you are in Margao.
On Benaulim beach, this restaurant is a one-stop hot spot serving multicuisine meals. They also conduct a lot of theme parties and Buffet Dinner.