L orange is one of the most creative restaurants in north Goa i have been to, for starters try the tzatziki and humus with goan garlic bread
we at some amazing grilled fish with lemon garlic butter and fresh strawberries with ice cream.
the restaurant is on the main road of candolim, a little set back from the road but brilliant place to be..
i have visited the restaurant twice in my 7day holiday
Sensational that's the first word that comes to my mind... World class food for a affordable price, mind blowing curries and kebabs with the best service and excellent cocktails
I heard they have the local cuisine too, which i was scared to try but was relished by a couple of my friends who sent me there, I will surely recommend it to anyone on the way to Goa
Favorite Dish: Stuffed Kebabs
The rice dishes are excellent
For all those who don’t know about Martin’s it is the must go place for a wonderful dining experience in Goa.
More than a decade ago, Mrs. Martin started cooking for local taxi drivers who needed to pass the time while waiting for foreign clients who were eating at more upmarket institutions. The secret soon got out, however, and now she presides over one of the best restaurants in the region. The menu here is extensive, and the seafood superb. Highlights include fish caldin, (cooked with coconut and spices), fresh lobster, big pomfret, or red snapper.
Very Nice.. Tasty , Pure goan food which teases the taste buds.. very satisfying. Nice atmosphere.
Favorite Dish: Prawns balchao: The prawns were close to the size of small lobsters and were distinctly clovey.
The most popular beach in Goa is Calangute beach, and its most popular eating house – Souza Lobo. Established in 1932, this restaurant dwarfed by other eating houses, is located linearly where the beach ends with three rows of tables set at two levels with each table commanding a breath-taking view of the beach.
The only wall along the far side is decorated with paintings of fisherwomen in mis-matching floral blouses and skirts; the ceiling with bamboo mats and all lights pointing upwards giving the whole restaurant a serene atmosphere. There is live music with a different band playing every night.
Liquor and fish take prime space on the menu and pork is also available. Most of the dishes are made to suit western tastes, but spicy preparations are available on request. Lobster is expensive at Rs.1500, but otherwise most of the dishes are in the range of Rs.180 to Rs.200.
For starters, mixed sea food grill at Rs.500 is exquisite, consisting of grilled crabs, king prawns, squid, oysters and fillet of chonak (red snapper). Aromatic pork sorpotel is popular among the western visitors. Vinegar, toddy and rum are used liberally in most of the preparations (though not all together in the same dish).
Favorite Dish: The main dishes of fish are cafreal, vindaloo or plain fish masala and are best eaten with the local pao (bread). These are spicy and aromatic preparations and one generous portion is sufficient for two.
Prawns or Fish fry is available either as rava-fried or masala-fried. Both are equally good with the masala consisting of ground spices in vinegar. Most of the dishes are dressed with salads, so there is no need to order green salads.
The regular Goan desserts like Bebinca and Dodol are available; try the Crepe Sousa Lobo – its ice cream rolled with a sprinkling of grated coconut dust topped with chocolate. Bebinca is a egg and coconut milk preparation, while Dodol is a preparation made of coconut jaggery.
Nisha resturant on Tito road is a nice place outdoor seating Fish and seafood is cooked in full view of the restaurant. The service is quick and friendly but like all good resturants it fills up pretty quickly.Nisha will walk around throughtout the evening chatting to people and making sure all her customers are happy. all the waiters and staff are under the finger snap command of Nisha.
Favorite Dish: The menu is excellent it would be hard to choose. Sorry
With almost everything under the sun on sale and the excitement of frenetic bargaining, one can really work up an appetite. So if you're feeling hungry let the traveller in you explore the myriad options at Ingo’s.
On offer is a wide range of international cuisine from Greek, British and authentic Italian pasta and pizzas. Try out diff cuisines or savour the best Japanese Sushi in India. A must try is the delectable varieties of kebabs, tandoori chicken and the good old Goan cuisine.
Take care for your health!
Here is what we found out:
- STYLES: Indian, Tandoori, Italian (no Pizza), Thai – Vegetarian & non vegetarian
- MANAGED BY: local people.
- WATER USED: Tab
- PRICES: definately cheap
- FISH: Ask the waiter to show you the fish before cooking - may be suddenly all fish is sold out...?!
- NOTE: Ask if you can have a look in the kitchen...
- GARBAGE: even garbage is collected from the main street, they put all rubbish at night time behind COZY NOOK at the riverside. better avoid that area.
Favorite Dish: Thai & Italian food is excellent and tasty.
If you love good seafood go to one of those restaurants who are showing the catch of the day in chilled showcases - that seafood is definately fresh!
-Cheap food is only possible when low quality is offered.
-Ask the owner if you can have a look at the kitchen. If he has nothing to hide he will be happy to show you.
-If you eat fish always ask the waiter to show you the fish. If the eyes are big and round you know that the fish is fresh. If they find excuses why the fish is not available – it’s definitely not fresh but may be frozen.
-Have a look at the owner. Several people are only interested in making money and don’t care about your health.
-If you get sick – change the restaurant!
Located on Calangute and Baga Beach stretch the shacks are amazing for local goan food. But for the not so experimental you geteverything from Indian, Continental, Chinese to local Goan cusine. So a visit to these shacks is a must and prices are very reasonable.
A tip : To know which shack serves the best food, just look around and see which shack has the most tables occupied. That one serves the best food obviously.
Favorite Dish: Prawn Fried Rice
Very good ambiance. Service is fast and polite.And the food price is relatively cheap. There are lots of variety of dish you can choose from, italian, chinese, japanese. I found it so relaxing while eating in the beachside. I go bananas because the lobster is cheap compared here in Dubai.
Favorite Dish: Grilled lobster
Brittos - while other shacks have seasonal flow of tourists...Brittos has flow of people all year. great palce to see the sea and the tourists do silly things in the sea
Enjoy a beer and order the Sea food platter...it would cost you 5 times anywhere else and not even half as fresh
Favorite Dish: i had the seas food platter. the crab and mussels were great, the calamari was too heavy for my taste, the prawns were great............Start with the platter and then see what tastes best and order that..everything tastes nice with a beer!
Usually I'm a great fan of venturing away from the relative safety of one's hotel and finding culinary delights outside in the "real world". But on our 4th evening in Goa we were simply too tired & lazy to go out, and decided to try the hotel's very own seafood restaurant.
As the Golden Eye Hotel is one of the very few that is located right on the beach, you get that wonderous authentic holiday-experience of eating great seafood in the night's ocean breeze...
The menu is quite extensive with either special a-la-carte options or you can choose your fish by weight and then define the cooking style.
The interiors/exteriors are nice and modern, clean, waiters are friendly with good knowledge of English and are also open to making good suggestions from their menu.
Favorite Dish: My friend ordered some grilled Tikka Paneer as a starter, followed by Naan bread and a delightful Prawn curry in red sauce.
I asked the waiter about an authentic, traditional, local curry for Goa and with a big grin on his face he proudly proclaimed "Fish Caldeen". Caldeen curry sauce is made with mostly coconut & green chillies and is a Goan speciality.
I chose to have mussels with the caldeen sauce and it was absolutely devine! I highly recommend you try it!
We also ordered a Lobster Thermidor (charged by weight) with vegetables and it cost a laughable 790 Rupees! (approx. 17 US $)
I would definitely eat here again and I suggest you do... just don't tell everyone about this place, ok? ;-)
(P.S.: Please share some of your seafood with the lovely hotel felines.
Also, please don't order baby shark. By catching juvenile fish the species has the hard task of trying to not become extinct! Thank you.)
Set amoung the palm groves, this shacky like restaurant is fast growing in popularity for good food. They serve excellent menu from Goan to continental to Indian and tandoori at a very reasonable price. The place is well knon amoung the locals for fresh seafood. A three course meal cost us ( 2 person)) about Rs.400/- which is very economical and the food, was excellent. The tandoori was one of the best we had tasted in Goa.
The owner, Willy, is very polite and takes good care of you.
A must visit place and you will not regrett once.
Favorite Dish: My favourite dish was Tandoori chicken and calamari in butter garlic. They also have a lot of veg item which we never tried but a lot of vege tourist do visit them.
This beautiful restaurant , close to the beach, off the Baga Road has the best food around. As well as local Goan specialities, try the lobster, red snapper, pomfret or tiger prawns. The owner, ex footballer, Vasu is charming and extremely well infomed. Sit on the upper deck for good views. Traditional Goan dancing and Rajasthani dancing on some nights.
Favorite Dish: Too many - Prawn Rava Fry, Prawn Chilly Fry, Lobster, Red snapper, Chicken Satay, Chicken Xacuti, Pomfret Rechardo
Wonderful relaxed place to eat.
Favorite Dish: Every meal we had was delicious.
Owned by a guy called Robin Hood, or Robin red breast or sometimes Robin B*stard!!! (his words not mine).
The crab in the photo weighed in at 1.5 kgs and cost 800 rps (about £9.20) and came with fries, salad and rice.
We visited this small and cosey place last week. It was a delight as nothing quite like this exists in Goa. They have the in- and out doors and there is a nice relaxed ambience without the pollution and noise of the main road.
It was difficult to find as the road leading to the Lyon's Den is not so easy to access from the main road near the shut down Petrol Pump. Although this may be the case, it was a pleasant surprize when we landed there. They have a tandoor and the cooking can be done inside or out the food was excellent.
The interior is modern and fresh. The staff are easy going and warm and the owner Patrick and his wife Sarika are friendly and outwardly considerate to their customers. We experimented with their special cocktails and could not remember how to get out of the Den...
Anyway, we have been back since and intend to go again during our stay in Goa.
Favorite Dish: Local catch of the day and the fenny cocktail with the uptown girl.