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Top Choice International in Calangute & Baga

Go With the Flow

Stepping into the fantasy neon-lit garden of illuminated white-wicker furniture is wow factor enough, but the food is equally out of this world. With a global menu leaning towards European and Asian flavours, this r…
Top Choice Italian in Calangute & Baga

Fiesta

Long-running Fiesta has undergone a classy makeover: a rustic beachfront bar with all-day dining, and fine dining by candlelight around the pool in the evening. Overseen by style queen Yellow Mehta, it's an intimate…
Top Choice International in Calangute & Baga

A Reverie

A gorgeous lounge bar, all armchairs, cool jazz and whimsical outdoor space, this is the place to spoil yourself, with the likes of Serrano ham, grilled asparagus, French wines and Italian cheeses. A Reverie likes t…
Seafood in Calangute & Baga

Pousada by the Beach

This permanent beachfront restaurant is simple in appearance but the lunch-only menu is bona fide fine dining – the chef also oversees Pousada Tauma's upmarket Copper Bowl. The menu is kept uncluttered with just a h…
Goan in Calangute & Baga

Cafe Sussegado Souza

In a little yellow Portuguese house just south of the Calangute market area, Cafe Sussegado is the place to come for Goan food such as fish curry rice, chicken xacuti and pork sorpotel (a vinegary stew made from liv…
Multicuisine in Calangute & Baga

Britto’s

Long-running Britto’s is an arena-sized Baga institution at the north end of the beachfront. It’s a good spot for breakfast, Sunday roast lunch and can get busy at dinner. The drinks list is longer than the food men…
Italian in Calangute & Baga

Infantaria

Once Calangute’s best bakery, Infantaria is now a popular Italian-cum-Indian fondue-meets-curry restaurant. The bakery roots are still there, though, with homemade cakes, croissants, little flaky pastries and real c…
Books in Calangute & Baga

Literati Bookshop & Cafe

A refreshingly different bookstore, in the owners’ South Calangute home, and a very pleasant Italian-style garden cafe. Come for a fine espresso or pizza and browse the range of books by Goan and Indian authors as w…
Indian in Calangute & Baga

Plantain Leaf

In the heart of Calangute’s busy market area, 1st-floor Plantain Leaf has consistently been the area’s best pure veg restaurant for many years, with classic South Indian banana leaf thalis and dosas, along with more…
Arts Centre in Calangute & Baga

Museum of Goa

Not so much a museum as a repository for art, MOG features artworks, exhibitions, workshops, courses, sitar concerts and an excellent cafe. It's the brainchild of well-known local artist and sculptor Subodh Kerkar, …