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ShermansTravel experts know where to find the best meal in town at the best price. Our restaurant reviews sift through the mountains of menus to highlight neighborhood gastronomic institutions and up-and-coming foodie hotspots – not to mention where to go for affordable, dependable fare complemented by a charming atmosphere.

Top Restaurants in Goa

Banyan Tree

Craving Thai? Head to this semi-formal restaurant at the Taj Holiday Village, which serves classic dishes like green curry and pla rad prik (spicy fried fish).

Bardez; Sinquerim Beach, 866-969-1825, www.tajhotels.com
Tags: thai | expensive


This beach-shack-styled, open-air restaurant offers live music and an eclectic mix of Goan and Continental cuisine (think pork vindaloo, steak, chocolate mousse, and more).

Calangute Beach, 011-91-832-227-7331
Tags: moderate | historic | patio | indian

J and A's Little Italy

Two Mumbai transplants, Jamshed and Ayesha Madon, started this incredibly authentic Italian eatery near Baga River, where you’ll find wood-fired pizzas, pastas and organic salads.

Baga Creek, 011-91-9823-139-488, www.littleitalygoa.com
Tags: moderate | notable chef | local favorite | italian

Joet's Bar and Restaurant

Join the locals who come for cold Kingfisher beers and great views at this casual, friendly terrace bar and restaurant right on the beach.

Bogmalo, 011-91-832-555-036
Tags: nightlife | views | waterfront | bar

Lila's Café

Flanked by coconut groves, this super-relaxed German bakery offers an excellent breakfast – croissants, muesli and cereals. Linger on ’till lunch and enjoy the freshly prepared salads.

Baga River, 011-91-832-227-9843
Tags: family | budget | breakfast | bakery

Souza Lobo

Feast on tandoori kingfish and tiger prawns at this legendary seafood restaurant dating to 1932. Come early or be prepared to wait for a table.

Calangute Beach, 011- 91-832-228-1234, www.souzalobo.com
Tags: family | moderate | seafood


This club opened in the ’70s as a hangout for expats and hippies. Expanding with a restaurant, pub, and coffee shop, it’s still the most happening spot in town.

Baga-Calangute Rd., 011-91-832-227-5028, www.titosgoa.com
Tags: nightlife | trendy | nightclub | coffee shop

Viva Panjim

Dine outdoors on prawn chili fry and chicken xacuti, a spicy dish made with coconut milk, at this warm, family-run restaurant in Panjim. Don’t miss the bebinca, a traditional Goan pudding-like dessert.

Fontainhas; 178 Rua de Janeiro, 011-91-832-242-2405
Tags: family | moderate | indian

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