If you have ever been to goa, you shouldn’t doubt why it is famous among travellers around the world. It is one of the best tourist destinations in India not only because of its beaches but also for its pleasant weather, fascinating nightlife, thrilling water activities and delectable Goan cuisine. This part of India has a distinctive cuisine that blends Portuguese and Goan flavours, setting it apart from all the other cuisines around India. With fiery flavours, seafood, and an abundance of coconut in the dishes, Goan cuisine is nothing but indulging to the core. If you are planning to visit Goa, you should not leave the city without trying the authentic Goan delicacies. So, here we bring you the 7 best places in Goa that provide amazing Goan food. Take a look.

Also read: 15 Best Goan Recipes | Popular Goan Recipes

Here’re 8 Best Places In Goa To Enjoy Authentic Goan Cuisine:

Bombil Goa: Our Recommendation

If you are looking for a traditional Goan meal in Panjim, bombil Goa can be the right choice. A vintage, rustic and calming vibe along with heart-warming service make this a cosy place to enjoy a local meal. Seafood thali, ross omelette, kalchi kodi are a few dishes you all must try. Also, their lunch thalis get finished in just a few hours, so if you don’t make it before 1, you might lose out.

  • Where: Panjim Goa
  • Cost For Two: INR 800 (Approx)

George Bar And Restaurant

Located in the heart of Panjim, this restaurant has a myriad of Goan delicacies to offer. The Xacuti, Sausages Fry, and the Balchao are some recipes that are sure to impress you.

  • Where: Panjim Goa
  • Cost For Two: INR 700 (Approx)


Situated in the Fontainhas Latin Quarter, Viva Panjim is inexpensive, atmospheric and a perfect place to chill with friends and family over delectable food. This popular restaurant is on the ground floor of the owner’s family heritage home, and it also has a small outdoor area with tables.

  • Where: Panjim
  • Cost For Two: INR 800 (Approx)

5. Kamlabai

Not just the Seafood, but this restaurant serves delectable Goan-style Vegetarian food as well. According to the visitors, this place provides a ‘home away from home’ food experience and thus is crowded especially during the lunch timings.

  • Where: Mapusa
  • Price For Two: INR 700

6. Fat Fish

Fat fish is one of the finest restaurants in Goa to serve authentic Goan food. With the calming ambience, fish thalis and Goan dishes, this place deserves a visit. While talking about its menu, this place includes not only Goan food but other cuisines as well. For instance, Italian, North Indian and more.

  • Where: Baga, North Goa
  • Price For Two: INR 1200 (Approx)

7. Fernando’s Nostalgia

Last up is this beautifully decorated boutique restaurant located in a beautiful village in South Goa. This place opens for dinner only and the timings are 7 pm – 11 pm. The cocktails with local flavours and homely Goan food is totally a win here.

  • Where: Near Our Lady Of Snow Church, Raia, Goa
  • Price For Two: INR 1200

8. Thyme & Ash

Thyme and Ash is a fine dine restaurant in The Westin Goa where you’ll find a number of delectable dining options. Their Fish Thali is a must try.

  • Where: The Westin Goa, Anjuna
  • Price For Two: INR 2500 (Approx)

So, next time when you are in Goa, try out these places and let us know how you liked them in the comment section below.

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