South Goa District, a tropical paradise in India, is not just known for its pristine beaches and vibrant nightlife, but also for its diverse culinary scene. The district is home to a plethora of restaurants that serve a wide range of cuisines, from traditional Goan to international fare. Whether you're a food connoisseur or a casual diner, South Goa has something to satisfy every palate. This article will guide you through the best restaurants in South Goa District, each offering a unique dining experience that reflects the rich culture and flavors of this coastal haven. Get ready to embark on a gastronomic journey that you'll remember for a lifetime.
Indian & Continental fare offered with a full bar in a spacious bungalow with outdoor seating.
One of my life’s favourite meals I’ve had in here. Whenever I travel to south goa this place is my go to place for my meals, Absolutely delicious food. Love this place ❤️
5 / 5
Great place to dine out near Cavelossim beach in south Goa. Food menu is good and so is the quality of food. Overall great experience!
4 / 5
Everything served was tasty.. they have a wide spread menu.. from veg to non veg everything was good.. I loved the chilly pork.. they have live music.. the staff is very good
5 / 5
Probably one of the top 10 best restaurants on South Goa, this place offers a unique menu with fish and meat cooked to almost perfect. The tenderloin steak was tender and so were the prawns. The pork chilly fry was also good. The spicy lotus stem was overfried and hard but they replaced it with a softer version. Cocktails were great, i liked one smokey gin cocktail from the gin cocktail list in the menu.
5 / 5
Excellent food. The quality of food is really excellent. The presentation is superb and taste is too good. Ambience of the place is very nice Service is also very very good. All in all this is a very good place. Mist visit. I would call it quite inexpensive with respect to food quality, presentation, service and ambience. Mist visit place.
5 / 5
Traditional meals, pizzas & cocktails are dished up in this down-to-earth venue.
Amazing experience. We had a seafood platter bespoke made for us. So tasty and fresh. Recommend if you’re debating where to go in Palolem area
5 / 5
"We are from Pune and came to vacation in Goa, staying near Palolem Beach. We visited here for lunch and dinner, and the service was exceptional. A special thanks to Rohan and Nitin for their outstanding service. They were very friendly and cooperative. We highly recommend trying the Red Sniper and King Fish - both were excellent. The other main courses were also delicious. Whenever you visit Palolem Beach, make sure to dine here for the best quality food."
5 / 5
It's a great place for dining and is totally family friendly. The food is too delicious and there are a lot of cuisine options available. They also serve drinks and also have a separate bar counter. One can watch matches and enjoy food as the ambience is very nice and welcoming.
4 / 5
Great food and service.
5 / 5
I visited this restaurant recently and had a really disappointing experience. The prawn masala I ordered was not only expensive but also tasted like it was made from frozen ingredients.The quality of the food was far below my expectations, and I left feeling unsatisfied and frustrated with the overall dining experience. I wouldn't recommend this place if you're looking for good quality Indian cuisine.
1 / 5
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Leafy beach restaurant with a menu of freshly caught seafood prepared in classic south Indian style.
This is an amazing place for sea food. Specially the goan fish curry rice.... Itwas delicious.. Overall food quality is nice. Its a beach cafe place. Must visit...
4 / 5
This place serves amazing seafood. They don’t have a lot of varieties that you may find at other places but overall food is decently good. It’s a nice, cozy place to feast on delicious seafood preparation whilst looking at the crashing waves, with sand below your feet and breeze blowing around you. Major con - At night, although the place is calm, it turns into a lucrative zone for mosquitoes.
4 / 5
The dishes with bread was a complete meal though they were starters, we liked the Chanak fry and prawns. The rice and curry were subtle in taste but good. Desert mango cheesecake was yummy. The ambience on sand next to beach was nice and cool. The place was empty by 10.30 pm. Not sure on the restriction.
5 / 5
"I recently stayed at Zeebop Hotel, and I must say, everything was great! The food was exceptional, and the atmosphere was awesome. The hotel's culinary offerings left a lasting impression, and I thoroughly enjoyed the dining experience. The ambiance at Zeebop Hotel added a special touch to my stay. I highly recommend this place for those looking for a delightful and vibrant environment."
5 / 5
Loved this restaurant!! It is located right by the beach, you can enjoy the view of the beach while having food. Lots of space was available for open air parties. We ordered chicken tandoori and some rice with chicken curry. They made the chicken curry spicy also as requested by us. All items were tasty and quantity was generous. Definitely recommend if you want good food and also click a pretty picture.
4 / 5
Always spend a great deal of time here at the shack when in Goa, it's a must on any trip. The food is great (there is no better way to start a meal than with masala papads!), the owners are a lovely couple who go the extra mile for their customers, the staff speaks English and understand extra wishes and don't even get me started on how wonderful it is to sit inside the cool, breezy shack while the sun is burning down from the sky, looking out on the beach, hearing the sound of the water in the distance. Don't miss it!
5 / 5
A nice quiet beach side shack serving fresh seafood. The place is beautiful, the atmosphere is lovely, however the prices are on the higher side which is usual being a sea side shack in Goa.
4 / 5
Great place to relax whilst on the beach! Food is great! Staff is always around to help when needed. Their tables are spaced so that you have your own privacy, not sitting right next to the table next to you. Definitely a must visit place! The best for us was that they serve breakfast from about 8am!
5 / 5
Visited Mish-Mar Shack last week, food was awesome!! Very tasty and served without any delay. Server Rocky was very polite and helpful. The prices are also reasonable (unlike as in Baga or other beaches). If you are in Marjoda beach, this must be the shack you must visit without a second thought, Good job guys, keep it going!
5 / 5
The beachside cafe offers a delightful experience with its stunning ocean views and relaxed ambiance. The friendly staff provides excellent service, ensuring a pleasant dining experience. The menu features a diverse selection of fresh seafood, delicious sandwich and refreshing salads, satisfying various taste preferences. The food is well-prepared, flavorful, and presented beautifully. The cafe's signature cocktails are a must-try, perfectly complementing the beach atmosphere. The seating arrangements are comfortable, allowing guests to unwind and enjoy the serene surroundings. The only drawback is the occasional wait during peak hours, but it's worth it for the overall fantastic beachside dining experience.
5 / 5
I loved the concept! By the beach and sand for the floor. Huge windows for view just add to the atmosphere. Service vice, quick and responsive. Moderately friendly. Food was served quick and hot. Taste wise it was really good. Gown prawn curry was my favourite 🙂
5 / 5
Having food from beach shack is always a great experience as you get to have a fascinating view while eating and if food is also good, then you feel more happy. We had fish finger and calamari golden fry, both were very tasty and the dip given were also perfect. Would love to visit again.
5 / 5
Great Stuff, delicious food also for vegetarians, huge choice, lovely sea view and good prices. All food i tasted(veg), was great, roti, naan and paratha are just awesome 🫓 Mango shake with ice cream just incredible. And virgin Pina Colada so tasty… Recommendation 200%.
5 / 5
Good restaurant with pleasant beach view and good food. Good vegetarian options as well.
4 / 5
We had heard very high talks about this place and hence visited to have authentic Goanese dish. We have visited the Souza lobo and other places like the Adlem Goa and have a decent idea of Goanese dish taste. But to our great disappointment, the food was not too tasty and service was also not so much good. I don't want to mark the effort of the staff as bad but in comparison to the restaurants at Goa which is my 7th visit and I have been roaming to ample restaurants, their taste and overall service was below par. And price was also very high in comparison to the food quality. Not recommended.
2 / 5
The food is amazing and delicious with a lot of plant surrounding us the atmosphere was brilliant and there were a lot of fish and they also sawed us tortoise and i would suggest you to eat the Goan Thali and pineapple and Dragon fruit shake. ☺
5 / 5
Hmm not great, the garlic prawns are nice but the prawn curry is like soup with a few small prawns in the bottom. Not good and I have eaten in 50 restaurants in Goa. Expensive - much better quality is at Hungry Shark in Cavelossim where I had the same meal for less money and the food was much much better.
2 / 5
Limited options for veg folks but then I guess it's given when you are in Goa or anywhere near the sea, for that matter. The consumer experience was well crafted - slow mellow classic music with locals also frequenting the place - that's a sure sign that the place is good. Couldn't have local food but fugaad was nice! Apart from that, we had fried rice, gobi Manchurian that were lovely as well. Paneer stire fry was strictly average. Overall, will recommend this place esp. if you are looking for a calm evening with Goan food, on the cards.
4 / 5
OMG.... best home cooked Goan food prepared by the most amazing chefs. The ambience is so quaint and peaceful, yet vibrant. The music is great and service is very polite and attentive. Been there a few times and will go many many more times. Nella is an amazing host.
5 / 5
Located amongst beautiful surroundings..we loved the serenity of the place. The owner Nella was very welcoming and courteous. We had a good general conversation and she guided us with our order. They serve authentic goan food, continental and chinese. Highly recommend the crumb chicken served with chips, the squid batter fry, chilly fries. While the chicken Hakka noodles was quite tasty, the Chicken fried rice was made with boiled/fat rice which didn't go down well with everyone (but I liked it). The choice of dessert is limited. They serve homemade icecream (vanilla and coffee) and though it was tasty, it was icy. The portions are quite sufficient and the service is quick.
4 / 5
Airy oceanfront restaurant with beach tables serving locally sourced seafood & global cuisine.
Great ambience and local food. It’s a Sunday afternoon and no wonder lot of locals visited the place. We been looking for a proper Goan food and we found it here. Although couple of food weren’t up to the mark but things to call out are prawns butter garlic, pork sausages chilly fry, beef fry, chicken lollipop, watermelon feta cheese and veg spring rolls. Prices aren’t high, best for a peaceful long afternoon time with friends and family. Special call-out for pineapple basil martini.
5 / 5
During our recent trip to Goa, we decided to dine at Johncy Seafood, a beachside restaurant located in the charming town of Benaulim. Our visit took place in the evening, and here is a detailed review of our experience: The first thing that struck us as we arrived at Johncy Seafood was its prime location, right by the beach. The setting was idyllic, with the sound of the waves in the background and the soft glow of the evening sun. The restaurant exudes a warm and inviting atmosphere. The seating was comfortable, and the overall vibe was relaxed and enjoyable. One of the highlights of our visit was the live music playing in the background. The live music contributed to the relaxed and enjoyable atmosphere. We opted for a variety of dishes to get a taste of what this restaurant had to offer. The Chicken Manchow Soup was a comforting choice, with a hearty and flavorful broth. It was the perfect appetizer. Butter Naan, Cheese Garlic Naan and Garlic Naan : The bread at Johncy was absolutely delicious - soft, fluffy, and packed with flavor. The cheese garlic naan, in particular, was a standout with its rich, cheesy goodness. The Beef Chilly Fry was a savory and mildly spicy delight. The tender meat and well-balanced spices made it a pleasant dish. Although the Pork Vindaloo was decent, it fell short of being authentic Goan style. While it had a flavorful and tangy gravy, it lacked the depth and spiciness that characterizes traditional Goan Vindaloo. However, it wasn't a terrible dish, and some might appreciate its milder flavor. Finally the fresh lime soda was a refreshing and tangy accompaniment to our meal, especially considering the warm Goan evening. It's important to note that although Johncy is primarily known for its seafood, we did not sample any seafood dishes during this visit due to a seafood lunch earlier in the day. Nonetheless, the non-seafood options were commendable. Given its prime location and decent quality of food, the bill didn't leave us feeling like we had overindulged. Johncy offers good value for your money, which is especially appealing for budget-conscious travelers. In conclusion, Johncy Seafood in Benaulim, Goa, is a beachside restaurant that offers a pleasant dining experience. The ambiance, live music, and most of the food are quite enjoyable, and the prices are reasonable.
3 / 5
The food is delicious. The restaurant is on the beach. The experience of savouring your meal with a breathtaking beach view and tasty food is exceptional. Tried calamari batter fry, butter garlic prawns, chicken crispy, mixed fried rice. All the items were scrumptious. Would recommend the Chilly Chicken and Chicken Crispy.
5 / 5
Just supremely tasty food. We had a heavy breakfast but still so much lunch here. This place is better than all the places we have visited. Right on the beach and food is to die for. All the dishes we ordered were excellent. Must visit place
5 / 5
Dear Restaurant Owner, I hope this message finds you well. I recently visited your restaurant between 5:30 pm and 6:30 pm and unfortunately, I had a very unpleasant experience. The staff's approach was very poor, as they made me feel unwelcome from the moment I entered the restaurant. The welcome was lacking in warmth and hospitality, and it seemed as though I was bothering the staff by asking for food. Furthermore, I noticed that the manager was on their mobile phone, seemingly more interested in scrolling through social media than attending to the needs of the guests. This behavior is unacceptable and reflects poorly on your establishment. The other guests around me were also unhappy with the poor service, as no water was served or even offered. I am attaching a photo for reference that shows the lack of attention and care provided to the guests. As you can see, the staff appears disinterested and unengaged with the guests. I understand that running a restaurant is a challenging endeavor, but I believe that it is essential to provide a welcoming and hospitable environment for your guests. I hope that you will take the necessary steps to address these issues and improve the quality of service at your restaurant. Thank you for taking the time to read my message, and I look forward to hearing from you soon. Sincerely,
2 / 5