Best restaurants in Goa

  • Top ChoiceRestaurants in Calangute & Baga

    Go With the Flow

    Stepping into the fantasy, neon-lit garden of white-wicker furniture is impressive and the food is consistently good. With a global menu leaning towards European, African and Asian flavours, this remains one of Baga's best dining experiences. Try some of the small bites (ask about a tasting plate) or go straight for the signature pork belly or African-inspired spicy prawn rice.

  • Top ChoiceRestaurants in Panaji

    Black Sheep Bistro

    Among the best of Panaji's burgeoning boutique restaurants, Black Sheep’s impressive pale-yellow facade gives way to a sexy dark-wood bar and loungy dining room. The tapas dishes are light, fresh and expertly prepared in keeping with their farm-to-table philosophy. Salads, pasta, seafood and dishes like lamb osso buco grace the menu, while an internationally trained sommelier matches food to wine.

  • Top ChoiceRestaurants in Panaji

    Viva Panjim

    Well-known to tourists, this little side-street eatery, in an old Portuguese house and with a few tables out on the laneway, delivers tasty Goan classics at reasonable prices. There’s a whole page devoted to pork dishes, along with tasty xacuti (a spicy chicken or meat dish cooked in red coconut sauce) and cafreal (a marinated chicken dish) meals.

  • Top ChoiceRestaurants in Siolim

    Thalassa

    North Goa's most famous Greek restaurant was forced out of its long-running Vagator location in 2018 but has found a new waterfront home at Teso in Siolim. Still authentic and awesomely good Greek food is served al fresco overlooking the Chapora River.

  • Top ChoiceRestaurants in Vagator & Chapora

    Bean Me Up

    Bean Me Up is vegan, but even nonveg travellers will be blown away by the taste, variety and filling plates on offer in this relaxed garden restaurant. The extensive menu includes vegan pizzas, ice creams, housemade tofu curry and innovative salads. Ingredients are as diverse as coconut, cashew milk and cashew cheese, quinoa, tempeh and lentil dhal.

  • Top ChoiceRestaurants in Arambol (Harmal)

    Shimon

    Just back from the beach, and understandably popular with Israeli backpackers, Shimon is the place to fill up on exceptional falafel or sabich (crisp slices of eggplant stuffed into pita bread along with boiled egg, boiled potato and salad). The East-meets-Middle-East thali (₹450) comprises a little bit of almost everything on the menu.

  • Top ChoiceRestaurants in Margao

    Longhuino’s

    A local institution since 1950, quaint old Longhuino’s serves up tasty Indian, Goan and Chinese dishes, popular with locals and tourists alike. Go for a Goan dish like ambot tik (a slightly sour but fiery curry dish), and leave room for the retro desserts such as rum balls and tiramisu.

  • Top ChoiceRestaurants in Panaji

    Hotel Venite

    With its cute rickety balcony tables overhanging the cobbled street, Venite has long been among the most atmospheric of Panaji’s Goan restaurants. The menu is traditional, with spicy sausages, fish curry rice, pepper steak and bebinca (Goan 16-layer cake), but Venite is popular with tourists and prices are consequently inflated. Drop in for a beer or shot of feni (Goan liquor) before deciding.

  • Top ChoiceRestaurants in Candolim

    Café Chocolatti

    The lovely garden tearoom at Café Chocolatti may be on the main Fort Aguada Rd, but it’s a peaceful retreat where chocolate brownies, waffles and banoffee pie with a strong cup of coffee or organic green tea taste like heaven. Also has a great range of salads, paninis, crepes and quiches for lunch. Take away a bag of chocolate truffles, homemade by the in-house chocolatier.

  • Top ChoiceRestaurants in Patnem

    Jaali Cafe

    The menu at this lovely garden cafe is something special, with a delicious range of tapas-style Middle Eastern and Mediterranean plates – choose two or three dishes each and share. Sunday brunch is a stellar event popular with local expats. There's also an excellent boutique and a highly regarded massage therapist on hand.

  • Top ChoiceRestaurants in Anjuna

    Artjuna Cafe

    Artjuna is right up there with our favourite cafes in Anjuna. Along with all-day breakfast, outstanding espresso coffee, salads, smoothies, sandwiches and Middle Eastern surprises like baba ganoush, tahini and falafel, this sweet garden cafe has an excellent craft and lifestyle shop, yoga classes, movie nights and a useful noticeboard. Great meeting place.

  • Top ChoiceRestaurants in Assagao

    Villa Blanche Bistro

    This lovely, German-run, chilled garden cafe draws diners to the back lanes of Assagao. Salads, sandwiches, filled bagels and cakes are specialities, but you'll also find Thai curry and German sausages, as well as lots of vegetarian and vegan options. For an indulgent breakfast or brunch try the waffles and pancakes. Sunday brunch (from 10am) is legendary.

  • Top ChoiceRestaurants in Anjuna

    Baba Au Rhum

    It's tucked away on the back road between Anjuna and Baga but Baba Au Rhum's reputation (it was previously in Arpora) means it's always busy. Part bakery, part French cafe, this is the place for filled baguettes, croissants, crostini or quiche, as well as creamy pastas or a filet mignon. Craft beer on tap and a relaxed, open garden–restaurant vibe.

  • Top ChoiceRestaurants 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 Spanish tapas, truffle bombs, grilled asparagus, French wines and Italian cheeses. A Reverie likes to style itself as ‘fun dining’ and doesn’t take itself too seriously. Though it takes its cocktails seriously.

  • Top ChoiceRestaurants in Betalbatim, Majorda & Utorda

    Zeebop by the Sea

    The most famous beachfront restaurant north of Colva, Zeebop is renowned for its excellent seafood and party nights. Stylish and award-winning Zeebop is set a little back from Utorda’s main beach but still has a sandy floor. It's a firm favourite with locals and is popular for weddings and parties so you might need to book ahead in season.

  • Top ChoiceRestaurants in Betalbatim, Majorda & Utorda

    Carpe Diem Art Cafe

    Carpe Diem is an art gallery showcasing local artists and a creative learning centre housed in a beautiful old Portuguese mansion, but for the average passing traveller it's also an excellent cafe. Admire the artworks over espresso coffee, sweet and savoury waffles, sandwiches, wraps or chicken wings. Nice change from the beach shacks!

  • Restaurants in Panaji

    Route 66

    Styled on an American diner, this roomy restaurant across from Ourem Creek specialises in burgers such as the SOB or Wolverine, but also excels at hot dogs, cheese chilli fries, hickory barbecue ribs and New York–style pizzas. For comfort fast food it’s hard to beat and there's live music on Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights.

  • Top ChoiceRestaurants in Palolem

    Magic Italy

    On the main beach road, Magic Italy has been around since 1999 and the quality of its pizza and pasta remains high, with imported Italian ingredients like ham, salami, cheese and olive oil, imaginative 13-inch wood-fired pizzas and homemade pasta. Sit at tables, or Arabian-style on floor cushions. The atmosphere is busy but chilled.

  • Top ChoiceRestaurants in Palolem

    Ourem 88

    British-run Ourem 88 is a gastronomic sensation. It has just a handful of tables and a small but masterful menu, with changing specials chalked up on the blackboard. Try baked brie, tender calamari stuffed with Goan sausage, braised lamb shank or fluffy soufflé. English roast dinner on Sunday. Worth a splurge.

  • Top ChoiceRestaurants in Anjuna

    Choco Cream Gelati

    This may well be the best Italian-style gelato and ice cream in Goa and regulars know it. Scoops in a cup or waffle cone, shakes, juices and espresso coffee are all available and there's a regular parade of flavours from lemon cheesecake to salted caramel and tiramisu. There's al fresco eating out front.