Restaurants

Top Choice European 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 prepar…
Top Choice Goan 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, still delivers tasty Goan classics at reasonable prices. There’s a whole page devoted to p…
Top Choice Greek in Vagator & Chapora

Thalassa

Authentic and awesomely good Greek food is served alfresco on a breezy cliff-top terrace. Kebabs, souvlaki and thoughtful seafood dishes are the speciality, but this is also a great bar and fills up late in the even…
Top Choice Middle Eastern in Arambol (Harmal)

Shimon

Just back from the beach, and understandably popular with Israeli backpackers, Shimon is the place to fill up on exceptional felafelor sabich (crisp slices of eggplant stuffed into pita bread along with boiled egg, …
Top Choice Goan 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, peppe…
Top Choice Cafe in Candolim

Café Chocolatti

The lovely garden tearoom at Café Chocolatti may be on the main Fort Aguada Rd, but it’s a divine and peaceful retreat where chocolate brownies, waffles and banoffee pie with a strong cup of coffee or organic green …
Top Choice Goan 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, and leave room for the retro dessert…
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

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 Cafe in Palolem

Space Goa

On the Agonda road, Space Goa combines an excellent organic whole-food cafe with a gourmet deli, craft shop and a wellness centre offering meditation, ayurvedic treatments and zen cosmic healing. The food is fresh a…