Goa is the best place to go for holidays no doubt. But going anywhere isn’t fruitful unless the food over there is amazing. Over the few years , the food scene in Goa has transformed itself. But transformed for something good and better by bringing world cuisines and making one’s dining more pleasurable. Goa of course has something for everyone From sea side shacks and café to cozy restaurants and for sure this state is a library for wines. Therefore with so many things to enrich your dining experiences one can get confused of where to go. This is why we have enlisted the top 10 restaurants / café of Goa where you can’t miss going.
1. Thalassa, Vagator, Goa
Thalassa is a must visit place as it is situated atop a cliff over looking the sea. They serve Mediterranean cuisine. It is usually crowded because of It’s popularity which is why it isn’t a good place to spend quality time with your partner. However watching sunset while having your mouth filled with food is amazing. Here you can get varieties of vegetarian and Non vegetarian food with large serving size which will surely fill your stomach and still would be left. They also perform live music except on Tuesday.
Where – Small Vagator, Ozran, Near Nine Bar, Vagator, Goa
Timing – 1:00 PM to 12:00 AM
Cost for two – Rs 1,500 to 2,000 (exclusive of taxes)
Cuisine – Greek
2. Bhati Village Family Restaurant and Bar, Nerul, Goa
This quaint little place is open only for dinner and one has to make prior reservations as it can seat only 40 people at a time. This restaurant gives you a homey feeling. Also there is no menu here. Everything is cooked on the spot. Mr. Patrick who is the owner tells the customers what’s cooking and it surely is amazing. This place gives you the essence of old Goan hospitality and is certainly one of the best place to visit. You can try fish rolls, Beef steaks, Spare ribs etc.
Where – Bhatti Waddo, Nerul, Goa
Timing – 6:30 PM to 11:00 PM
Cost for Two – Rs. 500 (approx, exclusive of taxes)
Cuisine – Goan
3. Gunpowder, Mapusa, Goa
It is a branch of Gunpowder in hauz khas, New Delhi. It is an open airy old house with seating arrangement in the front and back. They have a great ambience as well as mouth drooling food. You have to reserve the tables before as it is usually crowded due to It’s popularity. One can try sea food as well ad fish cuisines here which are of great deal. They also serve varieties of cocktails. They also have a tree store for shopaholics.
Where – No. 6 Anjuna Mapusa Road, Saunto Caddo, Assagao, Mapusa, Goa
Timing – Breakfast – 8:00 AM to 11:00 AM, Lunch – 12:00 PM to 3:30 PM, Dinner – 7:00 PM to 11:00 PM
Cost for Two – Rs. 1200 (approx.)
Cuisine – North Indian, South Indian, Goan
4. A Reverie, Calangute, Goa
A Reverie is one of the largest stand alone bars in town with beautiful lightings and exotic plants. It is perfect to hangout in groups for parties or with partner or family for casual dinner. Food over here is brilliantly conceived and presented. Live music is also played but till 11 pm. They also have a wine library. The seating arrangement is done in open wherein you can enjoy your food with cool breeze from the sea. It is surely a good value for money.
Where – Holiday Street, Gauravaddo, Calangute, Goa
Timing – 7:00 PM to 11:00 PM
Cost for Two – Rs. 2000 (approx.)
Cuisine – Continental, Fusion
5. Baba Au Rhum, Anjuna, Goa
It looks like simple thatched structure supported by two trees. It is open spaced. Seating arrangement are made on large wooden benches with cushions for comfortable seating. It is an all rounder as you can call it a café, bakery, pizzeria, restaurant all under one roof. They also have juices combo. And there food is also prepared at last minute. It is a very good place for health conscious people as they keep their food as much as healthy as possible.
Where – House no. 1054, Sim Vaddo, Anjuna, Goa
Timing – 9:00 AM to 3:30 PM, 6:00 PM to 11:00 PM (Tuesday closed)
Cost for Two – Rs. 800 ( approx.)
Cuisine – Continental, European
6. La Plage, Mandrem, Goa
This shack is situated right side on the beach. It is one of the best place to experience French cuisine. The food is no doubt superb and the Thalian chocolate is a must try. They have a friendly and interactive stuff. The prices are a bit higher as compared to other shacks but it is due to the justice they do to the food they make. You may not remember the name of dishes but for sure you’ll remember the taste of food when you leave.
Where – Ashvem Beach, Mandrem, Goa
Timing – 8 30 am to 10 pm
Cost for Two – Rs. 1000 (approx)
Cuisine – French, Sea Food
7. Tuscany Garden, Sinquirim, Goa
This is the one of the best romantic place. You can spend some romantic time with your partner as well ad with delicious food. They serve pizza as well as desserts. This place is a pure culinary delight and your salivary glands will for sure start drooling. Both veg and non veg options can be get here.
Where – Near Kingfisher Villa, Sinquirim, Goa
Timing – 4:00 PM to 11:00 PM
Sat and Sun – 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM and 7:00 PM to 11:00 PM
8. Cafe Chocolatti, Candolim, Berdez, Goa
As the name suggests, they serve the best chocolates with homey taste. It is beautiful place with a private garden and light music playing in the background. You’ll find yourself being mesmerized by the chocolaty food here. Cookies, brownies cakes are a must try. Juices are fresh made and served.
Where – 409 A, Fort Aguada road, Candolim, Berdez, Goa
Timing – 9:00 AM to 7:00 PM (Opened only from October to April)
Cost for Two – Rs. 800
Cuisine – Continental
9. Ciao Bella, Assagao, Bardez, Goa
This place is quite pleasant with great ambiance. It is better if you go at night as it glows with lights. They also have a decent price range for food as well as for drinks. The Panna Cotta as well as Fried Calamari and prawns are a must try with crispy juliennes of veges From starters to Main course, food over here will surely take your heart away.
Where – 569, Assagao Badem Road, Assagao, Bardez, Goa
Timing – 7 to 11 pm (Monday closed)
Cost for Two – Rs. 1000
Cuisine – Italian
10. Sublime, Morjim, Goa
They have exquisite food, beautiful beach scenery and colorful decor. Their food is plated and presented like an artwork. They also have creative and refreshing cocktail menu. The main attraction is the Chef’s dessert wherein chef comes and creates s dessert which is no less than a masterpiece on the spot. This place is set under ab organic palm matte roof with views of the sea. Paper and sea shells lanterns with low lighting set the evening mood here which surely one can’t resist.
Where – Morjim Beach Road, Morjim, Goa
Timing – Sat and Sun – 12:00 PM to 3:00 PM, Tue to Fri – 6:00PM to 11:00 PM, Monday closed
Cost for Two – Rs.. 1800
Cuisine – Fusion, European
Pack your bags for Goa and enjoy lip licking dishes …