10 Best Goan Cuisine Restaurants in South Goa Not to be Missed

Some information about Goan Cuisine

Over the centuries, Goa came into contact with numerous cultures: Chinese, Malaysian, Malabar, Konkan, French, African, Brazilian, Arab, Portuguese. There are three main communities that are contributed to the Goa’s cuisine- Muslims, Christians, and Hindus. All of this influence of foreign is reflected in Goan cuisine.

So that means that Goan cuisine collects so many different types of cuisines and is very rich and delicious. The staples of Goan cuisine are rice, curry, and fish.

During the weekend, when you have free time from your yoga teacher training, you can go to try some interesting dishes in one of these top restaurants. So without further ado…

…Here are our favorite 10 Best Goan Cuisine Restaurants in South Goa Not to be Missed during your training in Goa.

Are you looking for a romantic dinner with traditional Goan food? Check this out!

10 Best Goan Cuisine Restaurants in South Goa

1.The Fisherman’s Wharf

Located on the riverside, this restaurant is one of the most romantic restaurants in South Goa. This is the right place for the people who love the romantic atmosphere with including music and food, which will fix all your personal needs. These are the words in which we can explain your future experience at the Fisherman’s Wharf.

The “Zomato.com” rating of this fantastic place is 4.6/5 and because of that reason, if you want to go there the most important thing you have to do is to book a table which is placed by the river so you can have the best experience possible.

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2. Martin’s Corner

Another must-visit spot in South Goa is Martin’s Corner restaurant, which offers delicious South Indian as well as typical Goan dishes. But that’s not all there you can find international dishes too, which will contribute to your dreamed lunch or dinner experience.

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Some of the most popular Goan Cuisine dishes: Sorpatel, Pork Vindaloo, Chicken Xacuti, Pomfret Caldin, Chicken Cafrea

Some of the most popular Indian Cuisine dishes: Paneer Tikka Masala, Veg Makhanwala, Palak Paneer, Chicken

3. Curlie’s

One of the ultimate destinations here in Goa is Anjuna Beach, and this is also the place where you can find Curlies. If you’re searching for a magical sea-view, this is the right place for you. It is worth it to taste the seafood offered there mixed with the relaxed aura that gives you a reason to spend more time and enjoy the beauty of this restaurant and seafood.

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4.The Space Goa

Located in Canacona, Palolem, this is the perfect spot for the people who love the healthy style of living and eating. There you can have breakfast, brunch, or dinner. There is no matter when you go, they always serve tasty and, most importantly, healthy food for their customers. People who were there talk about how good is the food in this great restaurant. Here all of the dishes are made with organic ingredients. Salads, paninis, and mezzes are the must-try foods here.

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5. The Garden

If you want to have your meal a few steps away from the beach, The Garden is your place!

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The restaurant is located at the Colva Beach Road, and there you can find so many different exotic continental and seafood dishes. From spicy Goan sausages to the Chicken Xacuti, this place offers everything. Some of the best things about this place are the fast service and affordable food options.

6. Village Square- Park Hyatt

Located at Arossim Beach, this is the perfect place for the people who would love to enjoy the Goan food in a royal way. The high-class restaurant offers four different eateries. If you want to try authentic Goan cuisine, the signature hotel called Casa Sarita is your place. On the other side is the restaurant called Masala and the Italian restaurant called Da Luigi. And the last one is the one for the people who are on a family trip to Goa. The Village Square is the must-visit destination for them.

village square- park hyatt south goa restaurant

7. Zeebop

Located at Utorda Beach, this restaurant is giving a laid back experience to its visitors. But that’s not all you can get there, this restaurant offers one of the best seafood in Goa, which we truly enjoyed. It’s a very crowded place, so the serving is not that fast, however, once the dish is on the table, you will be free to feel the aroma of spices and ingredients that will take your foodie nature to display. The things you don’t want to miss here are prawns calamari, and stuffed crab.

zeebop south goa restaurant
  • Address: Opposite Kenilworth Beach Resort, Utorda Beach, Majorda, Goa
  • Restaurant Timings: 12noon – 3:30pm, 6:30pm – 10:30pm
  • Cost for two: 15$ USD
  • phone number: +91 9822154541
  • Zomato rating: 4.0/5
  • Website: http://zeeboprestaurantgoa.com/

8. Magic Italy

Do you want non-Goan food? This is your place.

Located close to Palolem Beach, This is a well-known place for its fresh pizza and pasta. With the usage of imported from ingredients in its dish preparations, they can offer you that perfect Italian taste.

magic italy south goa restaurant

The restaurant is pleasant and nice decorated, and it is one of the most excellent and authentic Italian Restaurants in India. It is also a Family Run restaurant, running for the past 20 years so you can be sure the quality of the service and food will be on point. You can find more information about this fantastic place, bellow.

9. Nostalgia

This place takes pride in serving typical Goan food: seafood and delicacies such as beef panados, caldeirada, and feijoada. There is a balcony, and a garden provides the perfect setting to this amazing place.

nostalgia goan cuisine south goa
  • Address: Margao Ponda Road, Raia, Margao, Goa
  • Restaurant Timings: 11am – 3pm, 7pm – 11pm
  • Cost for two: 17$ USD
  • phone number: 0832 2777054
  • Zomato rating: 4.3/5
  • Website: https://fernandosnostalgia.wordpress.com/

10. Leda Lounge and Restaurant

Colva beach, at the Skylark Resort, is the place where you can find this restaurant. It offers an outstanding mix of international and local specialties. Here the prawn curry is as popular as the beef steaks. There’s also a piece of great live music, which makes for the awesome experience.

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Do let us know which one is your favorite restaurant in Goa.

Meera Watts
Meera Watts is the owner and founder of Siddhi Yoga International. She is known worldwide for her thought leadership in the wellness industry and was recognized as a Top 20 International Yoga Blogger. Her writing on holistic health has appeared in Elephant Journal, CureJoy, FunTimesGuide, OMtimes and other international magazines. She got the Top 100 Entrepreneur of Singapore award in 2022. Meera is a yoga teacher and therapist, though now she focuses primarily on leading Siddhi Yoga International, blogging and spending time with her family in Singapore.


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