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Restaurants in Goa: A Culinary Journey

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Goa is a paradise for food lovers as you can find dozens of restaurants, bars, cafes, and eateries just around the corner. This destination is a great combination of delectable food and good views that satisfy you to the core. The best thing about Goa is you can find the best restaurants with all cuisines, in every location, and at whatever budget you are comfortable in. This place is a true crowd-pleaser in reality!

Travelling in Goa is all about exploring the beaches, roaming around the aesthetic-looking neighbourhoods, enjoying the nightlife, and having the best Goan dishes at different restaurants. Here, you can please your hunger pangs right after scuba diving in Goa or when you just want to have a chill dining experience. A unique thing about the restaurants in Goa is that you will feel a different vibe at different locations.

Best Restaurants in Goa

Mentioned below is a list of the best restaurants in Goa, India which are divided zone-wise for your ease: -

  • Britto's Restaurant & Bar
  • Coqueiro
  • Purple Martini
  • Fisherman’s Warf
  • Suzie’s
  • Thalassa
  • Cajy Bar
  • Padaria Prazeres
  • Viva Panjim
  • Confeitaria 31 De Janeiro
  • Martin's Corner
  • Cavatina by Avinash Martins
  • John’s Seagull

North Goa

If you are someone who likes to have a good time in the company of new people, then North Goa is the right choice for you.

1.     Britto's Restaurant & Bar

Among the best and most iconic restaurants in Goa is Britto’s Restaurant & Bar. This place was established in 1965 with the mission to offer unforgettable dishes. It is safe to say that even after all these years, they have maintained high standards for their food quality and taste. You can try out their Irish coffee with whiskey along with their seafood platter, and complete your meal with a honey walnut pie. Make sure you carry cash as they do not accept card or UPI payments.

Address: House No.7, 171, Calangute - Baga Rd, Saunta Vaddo, Baga, Goa 403516

2.     O Coqueiro

When in Goa, trying out the Goan cuisine is a must. And where else can you find the most authentic Goan food, if not in O Coqueiro? It is one of the top-rated restaurants in North Goa which features Portuguese-style aesthetics that will give your Instagram feed a much-needed pop of colour. You should order their Xacuti, chicken cafreal, and do not forget the alcohol-infused desserts!

Address: Edapally - Panvel Hwy, Defence Colony, Porvorim, Penha de França, Aradi Socorro, Goa 403501

3.     Purple Martini

Enjoying a meal while watching the sunset is a dream for almost all the wanderers. To fulfil this dream one of the best restaurants in North Goa is Purple Martini. Located on the Anjuna cliff, this restrobar offers a 180-degree view of the sea which can be enjoyed along with their exotic cocktails. They also offer a wide range of cuisines to choose from including Italian, Oriental, North Indian, and more.

Address: St. Anthony praise waddo, near club nyex, Anjuna, Goa 403509

4.     Fisherman’s Warf

One of the OG restaurants in Goa, India that serves the best food is the Fisherman’s Warf. You can enjoy a lip-smacking meal with live music playing in the background. They have expertise in making the best seafood in Goa that you cannot miss out on. If you are not a fan of spicy food, you can ask them to cut down the spice in your order. And worry not if you are not in North Goa. You can find their outlets in every part of the state.

Address: H.No. 2/35B & 2/35C, Naika Waddo, Calangute, Goa 403516

5.     Suzie’s

Inside the quaint village of Goa-Assagao is a hidden gem called the Suzie’s. It is the perfect restaurant for those who have booked Goa honeymoon packages as its ambience is very romantic. Since the menu keeps changing every now and then, you can ask them for recommendations or try their famous 5-course meal that comes at very reasonable rates.

Address: House no. 531, near Chari Garage, Bouta Waddo, Assagao, Goa 403507

6.     Thalassa

A night out with friends should be celebrated with drinks at Thalassa. It is an Insta-trending Greek restaurant with a waterfront view that will give you an unforgettable outdoor dining experience. It is one of the best restaurants in Goa if you want to try Greek cuisine and be entertained by watching their famous music and dance performances. Don’t forget to try their Horiatik which is a traditional Greek salad or the green lasagna.

Address: 301/1, Vaddy, Siolim, Goa 403517

7.     Cajy Bar

The most charming thing about Goa is its local bars and if you want to have fun like a true Goan, then you should definitely visit Cajy Bar. It is a family-owned bar where you can chill and socialise with people over a Feni. You can try authentic Goan appetisers at this bar rather than the regular snacks you must have been bored of.

Address: No 95, ( Mello Rosa Resort Road Mainath Bhatti, Arpora, Goa 403516

Panjim

Goa

People who book Goa packages for family mostly come to Panjim to explore the touristy spots and good food.

1.     Padaria Prazeres

A good breakfast is a must when you are dealing with a Goan hangover. Padaria Prazeres is one of the best breakfast places in Goa that will give an unforgettable culinary experience. Some of their must-try delights include garlic cream cheese focaccia, pesto Turkish eggs, and all the baked treats. You can enjoy a cup of coffee, which by the way is amazing, with long conversations with friends or an indulgent book.

Address: Celeste Plaza, Ground floor, opposite Models Celebrity, Caranzalem, Panaji, Goa 403002

2.     Viva Panjim

Amidst the Old Latin Quarters is one of the best-looking restaurants in Goa, called Viva Panjim. It is built inside a beautiful heritage home that gives it an old-world charm. Additionally, they specialise in traditional Goan food and other seafood recipes that are too good to be true. The must-try dishes from their menu are Xacuti, vindaloo, cafreal cabidel, and their Goan curries, making it one of the best Goan restaurants.

Address: H, 178, Rua 31 de Janeiro, behind Mary Immaculate High School, near St Sebastian chapel, Fontainhas (quarter), Altinho, Panaji, Goa 403001

3. Confeitaria 31 De Janeiro

Another hidden gem in the Fontainhas neighbourhood is the Confeitaria 31 De Janeiro which was established on January 31, 1930. More than 90 years old, this little bakery and café still follow their Goan-Portuguese culinary traditions. If you have a sweet tooth, you should try their Goan sweets and other desserts baked in their old wood fire oven. They are known for making fresh, homemade products that are free of preservatives. Do make sure to check it out during your Goa tour package.

Address: Corte De Oiterio, Rua 31 de Janeiro, behind Mary Immaculate Girls School, Panaji, Goa 403001

South Goa

Those who find solace away from the crowd, should come and explore the many restaurants in South Goa.

1.     Martin's Corner

There are many good restaurants in South Goa but the one you cannot miss is Martin’s Corner. From classy interiors to scrumptious meals and everything in between, this place is everything you are looking for! The most recommended dishes from Martin’s Corner include their stone-cooked steaks, king prawn butter garlic, cheesecakes, and many more.

Address: 69, Binwaddo, Betalbatim, Goa 403713

2.     Cavatina by Avinash Martins

Satisfy not only your taste buds but also your soul with scrumptious meals at Cavantina by Avinash Martins. When you taste their food, you will instantly know why it is one of the top-rated restaurants in South Goa! Avinash Martins is a super-talented chef who previously worked with many Michelin-starred chefs and started this wonderful restaurant. Some of their crowd favourites are Brazilian steak, Guava chilli Feni cocktail, and the list never ends.

Address: Taj Hotel Road, near Joecons Beach Resort, Benaulim, Goa 403712

3.     John’s Seagull

At John’s Seagull, you can enjoy the wind in your hair, a gorgeous beach view, and amazing food. The ambience is the highlight of this restaurant which features wooden and stone aesthetics. They have a huge menu with a variety of alcohol and veg and non-veg dishes. It is one of Goa’s top restaurants for a reason!

Address: 9R9M+RRM, Vasco da Gama, Bogmalo, Goa 403806

With the help of this list of best restaurants in North, Central, and South Goa, you can hog on as if there is no tomorrow in your vacation to this destination! When you are done exploring this natural beauty, take a tour package from Goa and get ready for your next holiday.

January 10, 2024

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