As of 2012 this place is shut with no sign of activity!
This is a little bar/restaurant by Baga Beach just down from Marinha Dourada...good for an afternoon beer but they do English food, including full breakfasts! They also have a small 'library'...so if you've finished your novel...go here and swop it!
This is by far the best restaurant in the Arpora area. Great atmosphere...good mix of cuisines, although the Indian dishes are the best...and great music.
Be warned...it tends to get packed out most nights, as a lot of customers are frequent visitors ever since it opened in 2002...if you get there before 8pm you should get a table.
IMPORTANT!!! At the end of the 2011/12 season the partners of this restaurant (Vinnie & Anthony) split up. Last season the food was very good, but I çannot comment on the service. Will it be open next season?
Favorite Dish: Where do you start...great steaks (Beef, Chicken, Pork, & Lamb) all served with Indian style mash and cabbage; the Chicken Chettinad is lovely, fresh fish & lobster...I just love all the curries!A...and they probably have the best range of kebabs in Goa! If you are going to have a starter I highly recommend the Prawns 65, and the Spicy Chile Beef!
I've only been here in the monsoon season so kinda hard to describe what it would be like in the season...
Favorite Dish: The food here is kinda basic but they serve huge portions! Its kinda like a chip shop menu...brilliant fish, sausages, pies etc
This charming garden restaurant is owned and run by Sunil Singh...some of you may remember it used to be in Calangute.
The food is fantastic...I've tried most of the main courses and all are of a high standard. Its off the beaten track, but well worth a visit.
Favorite Dish: Theres tons to choose from, but for a perfect ''medium steak'' you can't go wrong...
This charming restaurant is known mainly for its "seafood, steaks, & pasta". Run by Seb and his family its in Arpora more or less opposite where ''All Spice'' used to be. Its not a huge place, but has simple but elegant decor, with a great family welcome! I love the Goan Roast Beef, plus the steaks are fat & juicy!
Seb is a great host...so give it a whirl...
Favorite Dish: LOL! Goan Roast Beef
I went to the free soul cafe twice while I was in goa,
The second time I went there I had a bit of a cold and was a little hung over from the night before, i was sneezing and coughing and the manager came up said I hear you have bit of cold, would you like some tea it will help you fell a little better,
He came over with the tea, which was very nice, and sat down at the table and we had a nice chat, he was even nice enough to give me the Recipe,
It's only about 10 Minutes From the beach.
If you what a nice place to go for a drink and to chill out this is the place
UPDATED 2/12: Went back and ordered the egg curry, something I'd ordered dozens of times in the past. Apparently, they have a new chef who had a really heavy hand with the spices. Would still give it another try in the future.
This is one of my favorite restaurants in Goa. Located in Angels Resort which is between Panaji and Candolim, the open air restaurant is a great casual place for dinner.
They serve delicious Goan dishes as well as other cuisines. We lived nearby for two years and ordered from here many, many times. My favorite dishes were the chicken korma and egg curry. The restaurant is inexpensive. I highly recommend trying the restaurant.
It is open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. There is also a bar. Staff is very friendly.
Update: Recently visited Britto's and I'm sad to say it was not up to its usual standards. The food was cold and the usually good desserts were mediocre. They have also covered the whole top of the restaurant which makes it very dark inside and takes away from the "beachy" atmosphere. I'd like to chalk the bad food up to a bad day in the kitchen so would still give it a try when in Baga.
Britto's is a casual restaurant located right on the beach at Baga. It's definitely one of my favorite places in Goa. It is a large place - not quite like a typical shack. They serve Goan, Continental, Indian, and Chinese dishes. The food is very good and reasonably priced. The Goan curry and vindaloo dishes are very good but my favorites are the continental chicken dishes. There are very good desserts - chocolate mousse, pies, etc. so be sure to save some room!
Britto's is open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner and I love going there for breakfast. It's wonderfully relaxing to feel the sand between your toes while watching the action on the beach. You are literally steps from the beach.
Service is very good and the staff are really friendly.
I'd still give Britto's is a try while in Goa!
The Mango Tree is designed to look like a beach shack. It serves decent food and has always been one of our "breakfast" restaurants. It's located on the main Candolim-Calangute Road, which makes it a great spot for people-watching. I'd definitely recommend stopping in for a breakfast or afternoon snack. Gets pretty busy throughout the day.
***Updated 2/12: Sad to say this great hangout place has closed.
A great place for breakfast (omelettes) and all day cappuccino. Rest of the menu is a little strange and the food can be inconsistent but I'll keep going back for the cappuccino!
Favorite Dish: Cappuccino!!
our friend andrew has rooms to let . its a double room with en-suite, cooking facilitys, fridge i think thyre putting tv in this time , great room clean and fresh bedding and towels, its situated next to the main post office in calangute about 10 mins walk to main shopping area and beach
his phone no is , 0091 9822 1569 74
he is a great lad his wife maria is brilliant and she will do your washing
i know he has free room at min from november -- april but he is taking bookings now
hope this helps
Favorite Dish: i had the best speghetti bolognase there it was to dy for very tasty well presented the waiter peter was great .
they have karioke on a couple nights a week and it was packed its just a shame its a little out the way its at the back of the falcon hotel down a little dirt track but well worth a visit
it allso has a guest house adjacent to the restaurant and that is very popular
tommy had steak and kidney pie and he said it was just like best steak we have back home,
david had chiken tikka masala and rice he says it was very tender and the best taste would def have that that again he said when we go back in dec, maz had sea food it was that good she didnt speak a word till shed finished the lot
this place will see all of us back there in dec
Panjim Inn is a little pension in an old colonial house in Fontainhas quartier. It is a hotel and a restaurant with a delicious wooden terrace at the first floor. Here you can try local specialities.
Favorite Dish: For dessert, try the BEBINCA, a famous typical dessert from Goa, veeeery sweet. Delicious!!
We ate and drank a few times at the 24 hour bar World Food Court (next door to the Somy Resort Hotel) where Abhi (The Manager) and the rest of his staff where always eager to please, even going as far as getting Pizza’s delivered from Dominoes upon request. The menu is varied offering Indian, Goan, Chinese and Continental. The food at the bar was excellent
John C Lancashire
Favorite Dish: We didnt have a bad meal the curries where probaly as good as any I have had.
Based in south Calangute this is a delightful restaurant, and offers full silver service. Its not cheap...but definately worth a visit, and they have an extensive wine list.
Favorite Dish: I love the imported steaks here, but my faves are the Orange Souffle, and the Chocolate Mousse!
NB I took some friends here in November 2010, and both the food & service was terrible!
AMAZING FOOD! AMAZING LOCATION! AMAZING PEOPLE! AMAZING TIME!
Till date, it is the best food I never had in Goa. So gooooooood!
Owners are a young couple. She is from Mumbai and he is from Sweetzerland.
And they make amazing food from sushis to steak with morilles sauce from himachal Pradesh! Never saw that anywhere in India. OOOuuuaaahhh!
And their lasagna.... better than in Roma!
The location is also amazing.... On a small hill in Ashwem, overlooking the Arabian Sea and a huge coconut field...
The best place to spend a lovely and gastronomic shanti day in Goa.
Check there website: www.gaiagoa.com
Bon appetit guys!
Favorite Dish: EVERYTHING ON THE MENU!!!!