Go Goa, aur Khao Desi Khana

Go Goa, aur Khao Desi Khana

When you think about Goa beyond its beaches the only thing that comes to your mind is food. One thing travellers cannot live without. Obviously, without food, there’s no gratification in travelling, and when the exquisite Indian spices are a part of your daily meals it is impossible to leave Goa without licking your fingers.

1.Earthen Oven

If you’re looking for good North Indian food around Candolim, then look no further. Your tummy may be full but you wouldn’t like to leave this place. The wide range of food from the Shahi Handi dishes to the Tandoori Jhinga will leave you mesmerized. On the whole Earthen Oven offers a great eating experience .The dishes are well presented, nicely cooked and creatively constructed.


2.Taste of India

Situated in Calangute, this restaurant is specialized in Indian food as its name suggests. It is a multi cuisine restaurant serving Indian, Goan, Chinese, Continental food and has captured the tastes of multicultural Goan community. As far as Indian food is concerned this place is a haven for Indian foodies.The North Indian dishes i.e, butter naan, chana masala, etc. here is one of its specialty and you should definitely give it a try.


3.Shere-e Punjab

Famous for its North Indian and Mughlai delicacies this restaurant is situated in Panjim Goa. Dal Makhani is one of its specialty, and you should definitely give it a try. “Unchi dukaan, mazedaar pakwaan” should be enough to describe this place.


4.Chulha-Grand Hyatt

Chulha offers its guest a chance to have unprecedented Indian cuisine amidst its rural and authentic Indian architecture and a perfect atmosphere. The food includes seafood and vegetables and tandoor grilled, chaat and chicken kebab etc. and is served in clay pots and copper pans. It has a great Indian feel to it from its food to its cutlery and its rural ambience. It includes signature dishes of most of the states in India. On the whole it gives you a fine Indian dining experience.


5.Simply Grill- The Marriott Goa

As the clock strikes 6, the chefs take their position at the grill promising the guests tantalising treats. This place is situated near the beach in Panaji, and is has a perfect location by a poolside and a beach. Stop before you enter the restaurant to look into that display of varieties offered for your meal. Not only the ambience but the food will also not disappoint you. If you’re in search of fresh grilled food this s one of the best places as they grill whatever is caught today and has an amazing range of seafood, North-indian cuisine and other delicacies.


6.Vivo – Alila Diwa

The lip smacking menu to the Goan architecture this place is a must stop for Goan foodies. VIVO offers a relaxed ambience for all-day dining within its indoor or shaded open-air spaces.it has a delicious mix of Oriental, Indian and Continental favorites with plenty of healthy choices to suit every taste.


7.The Mango Grove

It involves a wholesome diet with emphasis on raw or freshly cooked vegetarian food, pure air and water, proper exercise of a calming nature (yoga), and physical fitness. Spacious vegetarian/vegan restaurant offers an Indian buffet



As the name suggests this place serves a wide rage of food showcasing the cuisine from the regions placed in Southern parts of India. The thin Paper Dosa might look thin enough and the crisp and taste will make you go head over heels. Just like Sir Rajnikanth is a speciality of South, the Rajinikanth Dosa is the best dish of Southi and resembles the south indian taste and will never let you forget your home. Do not miss this place if you’re a south Indian cuisine fan.



A pure veg restaurant, this place is situated in Panjim Goa and is famous for its South Indian cuisine. Obviously, Vegetarians find it difficult to adjust and find restaurants of their own choices. But there are few restaurants in Goa as well that may cater to their needs at reasonable prices. From its desi vada to Palak Masala Dosa, it has a wide range of food, and i promise this place won’t be a disappointment for non-vegetarians as well.



It is one of the best restaurants in Palolem.It is reliable and friendly with some great options. The specialties are the fresh fish, served cooked in the tandoori for very reasonable prices, the naan bread, and the noodles. Dropadi has one of the largest selections in Palolem. You can enjoy the sunset along with waves crashing against the beach. The place has an extremely relaxed atmosphere and the service is amazing.


11.Spice Goa

Situated in NH17 Mapusa Goa, this restaurants is famous for its mouth watering spicy dishes that will bring tears to your eyes. Not tears of sadness, but tears of happiness and joy. This restaurant will spice up your trip to goa with its delicious Malwani pomfret served with green masala and done in banana leaf, prawns banana and prawns sukha, etc.



Bhindi with naan and different flavours of dal makhani will make your mouth water. The palatable North Indian cuisine is its specialty. The Angare Paneer tikka, chakundar ke shaami kebab, etc will make you lick every bit of your fingers. This place is also known as the musical restaurant as its name suggests and savors the different flavors of the luscious Indian cuisine.



Originally founded in 2009 this restaurant was situated in Delhi. Later the chef here decided to relaunch it in Goa thus shutting the Delhi enterprise in 2013.The ambience is one of a kind as its atmosphere is very tranquil. When one thinks of Indian food, it’s often the thick, heavy, aromatic dishes of the north and south that instantly come to mind. Satish the founder of this restaurant kept this view in his mind and had opened this restaurant. 


The various other restaurants you would like to check in could be:

14.Fatima’s Corner

On Agonda beach.


15.Grill’s N curries

Near candolim beach.


16.Sagar Kinara

Situated near Colva beach serving South Indian delicacies.



Another restaurant famous for its Indian cuisine situated near Calangute beach.


18.Bombay Spice

Situated in Margao, Goa serving North Indian and Mughlai dishes.


19.Udupi Anand Sagar

Situated near Calangute beach, serving north and south Indian food along with Chinese dishes.


20.Shri Krishna

Another restaurant at the Calangute beach specialized in south Indian dishes.