Martin’s Corner is one of Goa’s most famous food joints with excellent ambiance and delicious food. It is one of those restaurants that one must make it a point to visit when visiting Goa. It is decorated in the form of an enormous wooden house, with celestial lighting. Located in Betalbatim, it is a multi-cuisine with provisions for live music. They even have a live counter that sells fresh fish: anyone can buy his preferred fish and ask the staff to cook it in one of their chef-special recipes. They specialize in seafood and typical Goan dishes. They have a mural, which shows that there is not one celebrity who has visited Goa and not eaten at this restaurant. The Beef Pepper Steak, Pork Vindaloo, Prawn Butter Garlic and Fried Quid are some of their best dishes. They also serve salads for the health-conscious foodies!
Located on the Candolim Main Road, this quaint restaurant is the perfect place for a quiet night’s meal. Outdoor seating facilities being available, Fisherman’s Cove provides full enjoyment of Goa’s night-time atmosphere. This is one of the best places in Goa for lunch or dinner. It has a simple menu with no fancy and over the top items. It serves typical North Indian, Goan, and Chinese food. This restaurant is not known for its frills and fancy but is popular for serving good food at affordable prices while giving customers the true feel of Goa.
Montego Bay Beach Village
This restaurant is featured as one of the restaurants that give a spectacular view of sunsets. Drop in for an early dinner and enjoy the beautiful outdoor seating by the beach with a direct view of the ocean. Located inside the Montego Bay Beach Village resort in Arambol, the restaurant provides a very picturesque seating arrangement that will immediately steal anyone’s heart.
The food they serve is North Indian and Chinese. The prices are affordable. They also have a full bar available and provide WiFi to all their guests.
Bay 15 is located in Dona Paula, Panaji. They provide an excellent view of the Arabian Sea and is a lovely place for a romantic dinner. Though slightly on the more expensive side, the food they serve is delectable and goes straight to the heart.
They also have an indoor seating arrangement, which is air-conditioned. They provide live music and a very soulful ambiance. Bay 15 serves North Indian and Mediterranean food. It is a place perfect for enjoying a plate of good food and a beautiful night view of the sea.
A quaint restaurant, located near Baga beach, with décor and furniture befitting a pretty 18th-century Portuguese house is indeed very quintessentially Goan. This restaurant provides outdoor seating as well, amidst greenery and refreshing smell of flowers. The atmosphere is essentially homely, and the interior is decorated with antiques and elaborate paintings that provide an old world charm.
Casa Portuguesa is known for its extremely friendly owner and the cosiness it provides to its guests. The owner has been known to entertain guests with guitar and traditional Portuguese songs! A very endearing feature of this dîner is that it provides a handwritten menu. It specializes in characteristic Portuguese and Goan dishes. Some of the preparations one must try are Piglet in red wine sauce and Paella (a Portuguese cabbage-based soup). Expect to be blown away with the taste and ambiance of this restaurant.
La Brise is located in the vicinity of Murrod Waddo, on Candolim Beach Road. It is a chic restaurant with a large open-air seating area, live music and also serving Sunday brunch. It has a luxurious ambiance with elegant yellow lighting. It’s a perfect restaurant for dinner, especially if someone is living in the area.
The restaurant serves Asian and Continental Cuisines. It is famous for its delicious cocktails and shakes. A filling dinner would set one back by about 1200 INR.
Sunny Side Up
It is a classic Goan multi-cuisine restaurant serving North Indian, Goan, Chinese and Continental food, and having the facility for outdoor seating. It is erected in the form of a shack, a very popular restaurant feature in Goa. The restaurant boasts of WiFi facilities, valet parking, separate smoking area and live sports screening. A must-have preparation is their seafood salad. It is a pocket-friendly place and one must stop by for a delicious dinner while in the Candolim beach area.
Soul Souffle is an apt name for an eatery that touches your soul, when it comes to mesmerizing ambiance, quality food and value for money. It is located near a popular tourist spot, Udder Waterfall. The restaurant is appropriate for both a romantic dinner and a family gathering. Although the restaurant is slightly difficult to locate, the vibrant ambiance and excellent food more than compensate for it.
It is a multi-cuisine restaurant. Some of the items on the menu that one must try are Roast Chicken, Cordon Bleu, Batter Fried Squids, Junglee Chicken and Samurai Prawns. Another notable feature that one must try not to miss is karaoke night every Thursday.
Waterfront – The Marriott
Located in Miramar Beach, Panaji, Waterfront is a restaurant of the Marriott Group of Hotels and hence a bit on the expensive side, but definitely worth it. One of the many attractions of the place is the excellent dinner buffet priced at 1200 INR, exclusive of tax. It has a picturesque aura, being situated right next to the beach with a lovely ocean view.
The restaurant serves North Indian, Asian and Mediterranean food and has an extravagant buffet spread. À la carte options are also available.
Cotinga – The Tamarind
This is a very affordable buffet restaurant opposite St. Michael’s Church in Anjuna. They provide breakfast buffet at 299 INR. Brunch, lunch, and dinner buffets are also provided. The eatery boasts of live music, valet parking, live sports screening, a separate smoking area, wheelchair accessibility, and outdoor seating facilities. The aesthetics and interior designs are captivating, and the staff is friendly. The decoration is very vintage and the dreamy ambiance is completed with bird cage candelabras on every table. One of their signature dishes is Grilled Prawns with Lemon Garlic Sauce, Hot Malt Chocolate, pastries, Ratatouille Bruschetta and Banoffee Pie. It is indeed a gem of a restaurant regarding quantity, quality and value for money.
It is a perfect place for a cosy, romantic dinner.
Jamies is a very popular steakhouse in the area of Colva Beach. The food served is different from that provided by the other restaurants in its vicinity. Apart from serving flavourful steaks, they also serve Indian, Continental and Chinese food preparations. Their Biryani is especially worth mentioning. The restaurant has a minimalistic style of decoration which is very pleasant.
One drink that one must try while visiting the place is the Coconut Feni. It will transform anyone’s taste buds! Some of their other appetizing dishes are Pepper Prawns, Fiery Chicken, Grilled Chicken breast and pasta. Jamies is one of those places that will warm anyone’s heart and will never let anyone down when it comes to food and service.
This is a very highly rated restaurant in Vagator, Goa. Although a bit on the pricier side, it provides exceptionally tasty seafood. Another plus point of One° would be the wonderful beach view. One can bask in the smell of sea breeze while enjoying a drink and some golden fried prawns as an entrée.
The restaurant provides live music and WiFi facilities to its guests. The bistro has a lovely celestial feel to it in the evening, making it the perfect place to enjoy dinner. Some of the noteworthy dishes are Chicken Roulade, Chicken Harissa, Kingfish in Peri Peri sauce, fish and chips, beer battered fish fillet and charred chicken leg. Every preparation is so flavoursome and the atmosphere so pretty that they will leave a lasting impression.
The Fisherman’s Wharf
This is one of the classic and legendary restaurant, resembling a shack, which one must make a point to visit if in the Cavelossim area. It provides mind-blowing seafood and Goan-Indian fusion food, the latter being a novelty. To top the mouth-watering food is the serene view of the Mobor beach and the shimmering waters of the Arabian Sea.
The restaurant is not too expensive, though definitely not cheap. It provides good value for money and the taste of the food more than makes up for the pocket pinch.
Among the delectable seafood preparations are Pomfret Thermedol, Stuffed Crab, Spicy Prawn Velando, Kingfish, and Butter Garlic Prawns. Their speciality is the Frozen Margaritas.
Fish Ka is a multi-cuisine restaurant serving Pan-Asian, Italian and Continental cuisines along with authentic Indian food. They also make excellent seafood items. It is also very reasonably priced. The restaurant is in the form of a wooden shack that gives a very forest-like feel to the place. It is not too large an establishment and provides a very cosy environment for dinner.
They provide live music and WiFi to their customers. The staff is known to be courteous and friendly. Service is prompt, food delicious – there will be no disappointments on having a meal here.
Some of their signature food items include Pork Ribs, succulent and flavourful; Fried Butter Garlic Calamari, Prawns Rawa Fry, Fish Ka Special Creamy Chicken, Beef Chilly and Mussels Rawa Fry.
This multi-cuisine pocket-friendly bistro will fit right into anyone’s budget. Situated in Baga, Star Light is definitely one of those restaurants that can’t be missed out on. It provides a full bar, outdoor seating arrangement and super seafood. The set-up of the place is akin to a dhaba, so one cannot expect a grand décor. A Goan dhaba is somewhat unique even in Goa itself. The restaurant is tucked away in a corner away from the pandemonium of the crowds.
One of the very popular dishes in the restaurant is the various thalis. The Fish Thali is especially recommended.
Britto’s Bar And Restaurant
Featured as a legendary restaurant and a great shack, Britto’s Restaurant serves excellent multi-cuisine food and falls into the more expensive category of eateries in Goa. Simplistic interior designs, proximity to the sea and good seafood are the poignant features of this place. It is one of the most popular beach shacks in and around the Baga-Calangute area.
Some of the recommended preparations that one must taste are the Seafood Platter, Prawns stuffed with Crabs, Baked Crab, Grilled Fish and Prawn Cocktail. It is the perfect place for a seafood lover and provides good quality food with excellent taste.
This casual dining restaurant is located near the Municipal Gardens in Vasco. It is a very old-fashioned restaurant with quintessentially Indian décor. The available types of cuisines are North Indian, Chinese, Goan, and Continental. This restaurant is one of the few in Goa that provides very authentic tasting Biryani.
Anantashram is reasonably priced and is a good place to dine with friends or family. Service is swift and the staff hospitable. It has both indoor and outdoor seating areas. The Curries of various types and flavours are highly recommended. Some of the must-have items on their menu are Crab Curry, Prawn Curry, Tarle Fish Curry, Chicken Biryani, Chonak Fish Fry and Kingfish Masala-Rava fry. A characteristic taste in most of their preparations is the hint of coconut flavour; so one should be wary of trying out this excellent restaurant if coconut isn’t a big favourite.
Situated 10 minutes away from the hustle and bustle of the Baga Beach, Fat Fish is well-known for the variety of seafood preparations it serves. It is a reasonably priced restaurant that offers good value for money and should be placed on the go-to list for any lover of seafood.
Fish Fingers, Prawn Butter Garlic, Crab Masala and Baked Fish with Baked Potatoes and Cheese are a few of the recommendations from their menu. They serve North Indian food as well. Butter Chicken and Chicken Rogan Josh are some of the popular items.
Skipping out on Fat Fish would be missing out on a very classic Goan food experience.
Souza Lobo is erected in the form of a shack, something which is very popular and archetypal to Goa. Located directly on the Calangute Beach, the restaurant offers North Indian and Goan Cuisines coupled with a rustic charm. It is a well-laid and airy restaurant with arrangements for outdoor seating that overlooks the beach. The restaurant gained popularity for its seafood preparations.
Though the restaurant is a bit of a pocket-pinch, it is worth every penny spent for the food is super tasty and the view from their balcony is unparalleled. It provides authentic Goan food. Some of the musty-try food items include Goan Fish Curry, Calamari Xacuti and Pork Vindaloo.
Beach House – Vivanta By Taj
Beach House by Taj, located very picturesquely on the Candolim Beach is one of the higher end eateries with a breathtaking view of the ocean. The journey to the restaurant itself is a unique one, where the guests are taken by an electric car from the lobby to the restaurant. The restaurant is famous for its incredible service, over-the-top ambiance and most importantly, magnificent food that is a treat for the taste buds.
Beach House creates the perfect ambiance for a romantic dinner with soft lighting and lamps on every table. The restaurant provides a taste of authentic Goan Cuisine. Their thalis are highly commended along with Lobster Peri Peri and Goan Fish Curry. Be prepared to have your heart stolen as you step into this paradise.