Food of Goa

Goa is home to everything refreshing, zesty, exotic and colourful. And this includes Goan food. The food here is a blend of Konkani, Hindu, Portuguese and Catholic cuisines, providing wide and vibrant choices. Seafood, coconut milk, rice and local spices are the main elements of Goan cuisine and fish, curry and rice form the staple food. Goan food with its unique combination of coconut, rice, and spices form a rich Portuguese as well as South Indian cuisine. 

Seafood like prawns, lobsters, crabs, pomfret fish, clams, ladyfish, mussels, and oysters is used to make a variety of curries, fries, soups and pickles. Fish curry, fried fish, fish cutlets are just some of the items that you must savour in Goa.

Goa also offers a variety of options to vegetarians, however, don't expect a lot from it.

Food
Making your food hunt easier here are some famous restaurants which you may visit -

Beach Shacks 
Thalassa for Greek Salads and Grills, La Plage for French Mediterranean Cuisine, Brittos, a plethora of Seafood and Multi-Cuisine, Souza Lobo for Goan Seafood dishes

Read more about Beach Shacks Of Goa

Restaurants 
Waves for Seafood and Italian Cuisine, Zeebop for Goan and North-Indian Cuisine, Home for European Cuisine, Smugglers Inn for British Cuisine, Bean Me Up for American, and Kamaxi Hotel for Goan food

Read more about Traditional Goan Cuisine


Here are the top 28 restaurants in Goa:

Waves Restaurant

INR 1200
11 AM to 3 PM & 7 PM to 2 AM
782, Gawdewada, Morjim-Ashvem Road, Arambol, Goa, India
Waves Restaurant
One of the best resorts in Goa, the super luxury tents are very comfortable and the service is excellent. Perfect for a romantic date with your partner.

Casa Vaz Tea Shop

INR 50
9AM-9PM
Abade Faria Road, Old Market, Near Holy Pharmacy, Margao, Goa - 403601, India
Casa Vaz Tea Shop
Run by a really nice and friendly local, what's so special about this place is its caramelized bhaji pau, which is served at a meagre amount of Rest. 12.

Street-Food Stalls

INR 100
From 5PM
Colva Beach Road, Colva, Goa, India
Street-Food Stalls
Walking along this beach, one'll come across several food stalls from which one can try whatever they want to.

Cinnabar

INR 1000-2000
11AM-3PM & 7PM-11PM
Fort Aguada Road, Candolim, Goa, India
Cinnabar
Located in the Acron Arcade shopping Centre, this joint offers an easy menu from which one can order pastas, soups and salads and end the meal with desserts like black forest ice cream or hot coffee.

Tourist Inn

INR 100-300
Old Goa Road, Goa, India
Tourist Inn
The view of Saint Francis of Assisi from this place and the prices on the menu card is unmatchable! This place has great food at a pocket friendly price. It also serves chilled beer.

Zeebop by the Sea

INR 800
11 AM to 4 PM, 6 PM to 11 PM
Opposite Kenilworth Beach Resort, Utorda Beach, Majorda, Goa, India
Zeebop by the Sea
Regarded by many as one of the best shacks of South Goa, it offers excellent starters and main course dishes along with some equally good drinks. The great ambience and music of the place add on to the overall experience here.

Casa Penguim de Gelados

INR 150
8.30 AM - 8 PM, Mon-Sat
Abade Faria Road, Margao, Goa - 403601, India
Casa Penguim de Gelados
Though primarily an ice cream point, one can also get teas and an array of vegetarian South Indian thalis and idlis at this place.

Cafe de Ria

INR 80
Rau De Ourem, Panaji, Goa - 403001
Cafe de Ria
A pure vegetarian eatery, this place dishes out some really fine vegetarian South Indian food.

Home

INR 160-260
8.30 AM - 9.30 PM
Patnem Beach, Goa, India
Home
Run by a very friendly British couple, this place offers one of the finest dining experiences in Patnem. Choose from a selection of fresh salads, creamy risottos and yummy bowls of pastas. If nothing else, just stop by for a steaming mug of coffee and a chocolate brownie. You'll leave this charming little place with a content smile on your face.

Welcome Restaurant

INR 300
7 AM - 10 PM
Swatantra Path, Near Municipal Garden, Vaddem, New Vaddem, Vasco da Gama, Goa - 403802
Welcome Restaurant
This is a highly recommended place by the residents of Vasco, who've given it the tag of the best restaurant in Vasco. You get the softest idlis and paper thin dosas for breakfast and proper thalis at lunch. Dinnertime is when a large variety of Indian dishes are available to order. A must visit place for people who love Indian food.

Veg Baba

INR 80
Vagle Vision Bldg, Panaji, India
Veg Baba
This restaurant has exemplified good veg food so much so that even non vegetarians are bound to try it out - especially the vegetarian thalis.

Smugglers Inn

INR 800
Palolem, Canacona, Goa - 403702, India
Smugglers Inn
Be it in terms of the food, or the activities such as weekly night quizzes or watching football, one gets the feel of a very English atmosphere at Smugglers.

Mamoos Place

INR 200-500
Opposite Sabai Sabi, Patnem Beach, Patnem, Canacona, Goa 403702, India
Mamoos Place
The new location of Mamoos manages to create the exact same kind of food as the older outlet did, serving their usual aloo Gobi and tandoori paneer. The huts, set back from the road in a lush, green garden, make a great change from the beach parade.

Simply Fish

INR 1500
Marriot Resort, Goa
Simply Fish
The name of the restaurant says it all. A paradise for seafood lovers, one can find almost every kind of simple and exotic seafood preparations at this place.

Delhi Chaat

INR 150
10 AM to 9 PM
Shop No.6, Gurudatta Apartments, MG Road, Panjim, North Goa
Delhi Chaat
During tourist season, one will find an increase in the popularity of this chaat joint. It offers a variety of chaats, spicy and full of flavor.

Martha's Breakfast Home

INR 100-300
7:30AM-1:30PM
907 Monterio Vaddo, Anjuna, Bardez, Goa 403509, India
Martha's Breakfast Home
As the name of the restaurant suggests, it's a breakfast joint which serves everything ranging from pancakes, porridge and fresh juices to piping-hot plates of waffles, loaded with maple syrup.

Sea Horse

INR 1000
10 AM to 10:30 PM
Near Milagris Church, Morjim, Arambol, Goa, India
Sea Horse
Sea Horse has an extensive all-day menu which numerous seafood options. But things start to get fun towards the evening with some amazing cocktails and a movie screening.

Shimon

INR 120-400
9 AM to 11 PM
Arambol (Harmal), Goa, India
Shimon
Understandably popular among the Israeli tourists, this is a decent place to try out some yummy falafel and other middle eastern dishes. For the ones with a sweet tooth, the Jachrun is served on Saturdays. Do try it!

Kamaxi Hotel

INR 400
9AM-9PM
Polem Beach, Goa - 403728, India
Kamaxi Hotel
Stop by this place if you want to have good seafood, along with a bottle of chilled beer.

Surya's Beach Cafe

INR 100-500
9 AM - 10 PM
Galigibag (Turtle) Beach, Canacona, Goa, India
Surya's Beach Cafe
Surya's Beach Caf is renowned for it's rich and savory seafood options, which includes fish, crabs, oysters and mussels.

Temptations Bakery

INR 350
12 Noon to 3 PM, 7 PM to 12 Midnight
Magnum Residency, Miramar, Panaji, Goa, India
Temptations Bakery
Temptations Bakery is a hangout spot for people of all age groups. The place has some amazing cakes and breads on offer.

O Coquerio

INR 1500
11 AM to 11 PM
NH - 17, Alto Porvorim, Penha de Fran?a, Goa 403521
O Coquerio
O Coquerio is famous for its authentic Goan Portuguese cuisine. Must try dish is the Pomfret Recheiado (fish stuffed with red masala).

Cafe Chocolatti

INR 800
9AM-7PM
409A, Fort Aguada Road, Candolim, Goa, India
Cafe Chocolatti
If you've got a sweet tooth and want to try out some finger-licking sweets and chocolates, then this is the place for you. Run by a native Londoner living in Goa for over 15 years, this bakery has all its products freshly baked at home.

Souza Lobo Bar and Restaurant

INR 1300
11:30 AM to 11:30 PM
Calangute Beach, Calangute, Goa, India
Souza Lobo Bar and Restaurant
If you are looking for some amazing sea food, Souza Lobo is not a place to be missed. The food is great and the view from the restaurant adds to it. One thing to look out for is that the place is generally crowded.

Cafe Orange Boom

INR 200
8:30 AM to 3:30 PM
Pequem Peddem, Anjuna, Goa, India
Cafe Orange Boom
Known to be the backpackers' paradise, this cozy cafe is located on Flea Market road in Anjuna. Orange Boom offers homemade pizzas, fresh juices and a variety of breakfast menu.

Bean Me Up Soya Station

INR 800
8 AM to 4 PM, 7 PM to 11 PM
1639/2, Deulvaddo, Anjuna- Vagator, Near Anjuna Petrol Pump, Anjuna, Goa, India
Bean Me Up Soya Station
For the diet conscious and the hardcore vegetarians, Bean Me Up is the perfect place. Most of the dishes here are prepared from Soya, which is also treated as replacement of meat for a lot of them. There is also a bunch of salads and juices on the menu for the health conscious.

A Reverie

INR 2000
7 PM to 11 PM
Holiday Street, Gaura Waddo, Calangute, Goa, India
A Reverie
This place makes news not only for its food but for its culmination of decor. The restaurant serves various International and local cuisines in the garden, open-air or under a tiled roof ambiance based on your liking.

Florentine's

INR 800
11:30 AM to 3 PM, 6:30 PM to 10:30 PM
Chogm Road, Saligao, Penha de Franca, Goa, India
Florentine's
Florentine's is about nothing fancy, but just good food. The signature dish is Chicken Cafrael. Also try the Kaju Feni and Limca for drinks.

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