The Ultimate Dining Guide - Goa

Welcome to the land of amazing dishes- the land where some of the greatest chefs were born. Goan cuisine is a blend of different influences with exotic Indian spices and the Latin love of meat and fish. The people of Goa are gourmet seafood eaters and use prawns, lobsters, crabs, and jumbo pomfrets to make a variety of delicious soups, salads, pickles, curries and fries.

One of the major ingredients of Goan recipes is Cashew. Other major highlights of Goan recipes are rice, fish and coconut and almost every Goan meal will have a dish comprising them. Restaurants in Goa are in abundance. The Goan curry fish, the Manglorean delicacies, the Udipi style food all are available in Goan restaurants. There are German, Thai, Continental, Chinese, Mexican, Lebanese and Italian restaurants in Goa too. There is multitude of evergreen roadside carts too, which serve panipuri, pauvbhaji, omlette pauv, bhelpuri, puri-bhaji and sugarcane juice, etc,. We have a few best ones for you.

“Palms N Sands” is a restaurant in Candolim, right on the beach with a 3 tier sit out. It serves good seafood and has great outdoor view of the sea.

Down the road from the Goa Marriott Resort is “Mum's Kitchen.” It has a laid-back Mediterranean atmosphere and serves wonderful crabs and pomfrets

For those who would love to try pastries and cakes there is a one of the oldest bakeries in the state, “Confeitaria 31 de Janueiro.”

“St. Anthony’s Bar & Restaurant” at Baga Beach is quite popular with tourists. It is one of the oldest restaurants and has a simple shack like ambience and some good food with friendly staff to serve you.

“Infantaria” in Calangute, near the football field, is a popular fast food restaurant for quick eat-outs and breakfasts. It is however known to serve good snacks, and meals too.

Just off the main road at Vagator is “Roberts Place”, it not only serves Italian and Chinese but offers delicious Goan delicacies.

“The banyan tree” is set in the gardens of the Taj Holiday Village serves superb seafood using fresh local fish and shellfish. It plays live music too and is place you should visit at least once when you are there in Goa.

“The Plantain Leaf” at Calangute is one of the most popular restaurants with the locals. This is a casual vegetarian restaurant and serves Udipi and North Indian desserts.

There is also a restaurant called “Souza Lobo” at Calangute, which is famous for its fried mackerels and the tiger prawns.

“Fiplees Restaurant” on Benaulim beach is a one-stop hot spot serving multicuisine meals. They also conduct a lot of theme parties and Buffet Dinner.

If you wish to get your self entertained while dining, then you should visit some restaurants offering live music. The “Alfama” at the Cidade de Goa, "Casa Portoguesa" at Baga, “Riorico” at the Hotel Mandovi and “Planter's Restaurant” at Calangute serves excellent food and have an interesting ambience too. “Oceanic” is a multi-cuisine restaurant and good food and good ambience makes its clientele visit them time and again.

”Zeebop Restaurant” atUtorda Beach, is another amazing shack on Utorda beach in south Goa. Its known for its excellent food and great ambience.

“Florentine”, just before Saligao Church serves the best cafreal in Goa.

At “After Seven” situated at North of Panjim, you can watch your meal being cooked in the glass-fronted kitchen and discuss how you liked it afterward, when the chef visits every table.

“Bean Me Up” is a clean organic-food restaurant at Vagator, as an alternative to the predominantly non-vegetarian food available all over Goa. Kids are well taken care of in the kids' corner, with its comfy floor mattresses and cushions, reading and coloring books.