There are plenty of beach shacks selling food and drink along the beach in Calangute. The deal, here, is that you have to buy a drink and/or food from a shack whenever you opt to take up residence on one of their sun beds. One that I frequented a lot during my time here was called Friend's Corner where the staff are nice and chatty, so you get to know them a little more each time you visit. The shacks are made out of bamboo and palm leaves with sand floor. Food is actually very good with some very good chips, sandwiches and other snack food.
The food at lorange is excellent and the service is outstanding, ambiance is low lite and romantic,perfect for a quite dinning experience
Its a very new restaurant in the area which was informed to me by the waiter but is doing really great for itself...The old restaurants in candolim have lost its flare with these new buds coming up,they have new kind of food, younger owners with great service
Favorite Dish: Pork chops served with a smokey BBQ sauce
Pan grilled Beef steak with blue cheese sauce
it has a great selection of local goan cuisine and indian food too
Feni is the locally brewed alchohol of Goa. It is mainly prepared from the fermented sap of the coconut flower-stalk and also from the fruit of the cashew tree. So there are Coconut fenny and cashew fenny. Other forms of liquor are widely available across the state, but the Goans are very fond of their own feni as well. I liked it!
As it’s so long since we were there I can’t recall the names of all the restaurants we went to, and some may well have closed or changed management since then. But a couple stand out in my memory as being the best of those we tried, and would be worth others searching out.
Fiesta is a popular and fairly upmarket choice. The cuisine is Italian, so it makes a change from the otherwise ubiquitous Indian choices – I love curry and tandoori dishes but was pleased to have a break on a couple of evenings. The service was very good and the setting is lovely, with tables in a pretty garden festooned with lanterns. We ate here on my birthday and were treated to an extra light-show – a storm was brewing and the lightening was pretty spectacular, although luckily the rain held off until we were almost back at the hotel.
Tito’s is a Baga institution and has even given its name to a road: Tito’s Road, which leads down to the beach from the main Baga Road. It is in fact a row of establishments, with a coffee shop furthest from the sea, followed by a bar and nightclub and a restaurant. We ate in the latter a couple of times. The food wasn’t the best we had in Baga but it was pretty good, and we liked the tables scattered in the large open courtyard setting. They do a great Bloody Mary too, if my memory serves me right!
But our favourite restaurant was one that was very recently opened and was away from the beach on the Baga Road: “Over the Flames” . The cooking here was excellent, especially the fresh fish and seafood cooked in the tandoori oven. The chef would bring a platter of the day’s catch to our table for us to select the exact fish we would like and it would then be cooked to order while we enjoyed our starter. On our next-to-last evening we ate here and told the waiter that we were tossing up whether to come back again on the next evening for our final dinner in Baga, or to go back to our other (and less visited) favourite, the Fiesta. When we duly appeared the next evening he was grinning from ear to ear. It turned out that he had a bet with his boss that we would come and was thrilled because our arrival meant that he had won some money! We were given free cocktails as “regulars”, and I was given a little, cheap but pretty, bangle. We were so pleased we’d chosen to spend our last evening in this friendly place.
The Waves restaurant offers you a variety of Goan and All Indian delicacies in its untouched versions to make you taste this beautiful country before it became a tourist hotspot. We take you even higher then to our very own artistic realization of globalization: The Fine Art of Indo-European Cuisine. Subodh Kerkar has put this delicious mouthwatering side of Goa on a pedestal at Kerkar Art Complex. And with his passion for innovation, it is no wonder that the Waves team wow your taste bud with an art cuisine which fuses specialties from the orient and the occident. Many of the dishes are new creations of Dr.Subodh. The menu is carefully crafted by the artist himself. Come over for that splash of real dining experience at Waves. And it's rather fashionable to lick your fingers there.
Favorite Dish: All Continental items are good.
Magic Italy is on the beach road, set in a leafy garden area with fairy lights. This place does good pizza's. It is more expensive than some of the other places, but the quality of the food makes up for it. They use imported ingredients. The staff are friendly and are happy to make a wine recommendation. We went here about 3 or 4 times over a 6 week period. It was a good treat for us! Pizza's from 200-350 rupees
The pizza's are big, so we would share one and have a starter to share as. You can also get takeaway from here, which makes it cheaper. A separate takeaway place had opened up on the main road near the Expresso place.
Not to be confused with Little Italy
Favorite Dish: I can't remember the name of it-sorry. We were never disappointed.
Casa Fiesta is set in a leafy large garden next to the main road. The staff are friendly and the food is good. i have heard that they do struggle a bit when they get busy. We only ever came here for lunch and therefore never had a problem.
Squat toilets, no western toilets.
Smugglers Inn is all out British food. I can highly recommend their Sunday Roast Dinners. We had been traveling for a while so we did come here a few times for a taste of home. The staff are really friendly. Sunday Roasts start from 6pm. Get here early or book in advance as they do run out.
Favorite Dish: Sunday Roast
Mamoos serves mainly Indian and Thai food. The first time we came with a friend who had been here a few times and loved. The first time the food was good and service okay. The 2nd and 3rd time, our order was wrong. The food was okay, not the best chicken I have ever had. The service was very very slow. It took us 1 hour and a half on our last visit and we had only ordered 2 dishes. I would not recommend this place.
On our travels around India and South East Asia we tried to find places that did good coffee. We do like our coffee strong.
This place had just opened up on our second visit to Palolem. It is some of the best coffee that we have had. The staff really take pride in making the coffee. They were always full of smiles. If you fancy Ice cream, an Ice cream parlor had just opened up next door and you can sit down and enjoy the two together.
Favorite Dish: Expresso. Good strong coffee
Some friends that live nearby brought me here. The staff are very friendly and the food is very good. The best part is watching the sunset over the rocks of Colva beach. The views were amazing.
Favorite Dish: Very good Goan food.
A cute riverside cafe-The Mandovi Riviera, I think,along the banks of the river.Pleasant location for a snack and tea.
Don't worry,there is only one cafe,so you wont get confused!
Nice atmosphere,with a lovely view of the river.
I saw the owner of this joint serving his own pies in the Ingo's Saturday Night Bazzar in Apora. Most of the pies looked very tempting, but I couldnt have any as had a late lunch and was full to the brim. So i had to come to this place. The guy is a british and looks like to be a big fan of apachie indian.
Ordered a prawn sizzler 3/5
Was ok very hot but a little to sweet for my liking.
A kidney and liver pie 4.5/5
One word. This was amazing. Never had something like this. Very delicious.
They took a long time preparing the stuff but the pie was worth the wait.
Total bill 350. 130 for the pie, 60 for the drinks, 170 for the prawn sizzler.
They serve everything from cornish pastys to 7-8 different types of British pies. I began talking to the waiters of the place. Learnt from them that the owner (a british) has been in india for the past 30 years. Now that a long long time. Further, I learnt that on the new year eve 31/12/2007 he organised Apachie Indians preformance right on the beach. That would be something.
Havana is one of the many beach shacks in Palolem, but is one of my favourites.
It is a great place to come with friends. The food is good, I tend to eat mainly Indian dishes here. If there is a large group of you, they automatically work out the bill per person/couple. The staff are really friendly here. If you have music that you want to play, feel free to do so as they don't mind here.
Had quite a few good nights there.
Favorite Dish: The food is tasty and is cooked well. If you want it spicy, let them know.
Cuba is a friendly place. It is fairly popular when we first went, but has quietened down since the Cuba beach bar opened. Popular when the football is on.
The toasted sandwiches are excellent. Panini with cheese, tomato and onion. Good stuff.
Favorite Dish: Toasted cheese sandwich