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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


  • Souza’ Lobo – Calangute Beach

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.


  • Mirabai’s Goan Village – Calangute/Baga Road

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.


  • Sparrows Nest – Calangute Main Road

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.


  • St. Anthony’s Bar & Restaurant – Baga Beach

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.


  • Florentine – Saligao

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.


  • Pagoda Chinese Restaurant

Situated on Baga Road, this is a neat place. Good Food and good service, but a bit steep on the prices.


  • Kim Fa Chinese Restaurant

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.


  • China Highway

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.


  • Multicuisine & Speciality Restaurants


  • Oceanic

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.


  • Redonda

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.


  • Infantaria

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.


  • Britto’s

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.


  • Fiesta

A great ambience with beautiful settings, this restaurant situated opposite Tito’s Night Club in Baga, serves good Mediterranean and Italian cuisine.


  • Little Italy

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.


  • Plantain Leaf

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.


  • Udipi Restaurant

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.


  • Palms N Sands

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.


  • Village Siesta

Unmatched ambience, quality food and personalized service is the trade mark of this restaurant situated in Siquerim. Serves multicuisine food.


  • Dom Pedro’s

If you feel like Mexican food, visit this place in Porvorim, which serves reasonable Mexican cuisine.




Restaurants in Panaji


  • Mum’s Kitchen

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.


  • Jasima

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.


  • Hotel Kamat

Located on the church square in Panaji, this popular restaurant serves vegetarian food in Udipi style.


  • Satkar Hotel

Situated on 18th June Road in Panaji, this is another Udipi style restaurant serving the standard South Indian dishes.


  • Delhi Darbar

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.


  • Sher – e – Punjab

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.


  • White House – Donna Paula

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


  • Martins Nest – Betalbatim

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.


  • Lounginohs – Margao

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.


  • Coco Loco

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


  • Kentuckee

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.


  • Zeebop Restaurant

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.


  • Banjara

Located in Margao, this restaurant takes pride to call itself the finest Indian restaurant in Goa. Worth one visit if you are in Margao.


  • Fiplees Restaurant

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.