At the south end of Aswem, where the French residents and the Bombay stars hang out, La Plage cannot be called a beach shack because of its ambience and superb quality of food. La Plage continues to be the fore runner in more ways than one. Tel. +91 9822121712
Perched on the top of a cliff in Little Vagator is Mari Ketty’s place, serving authentic and appetizing Greek food.
Tel: +91 9850033537
If it is Italian your craving, Basilico in Anjuna not only makes delicious wood fired pizzas, but serves you some appetizing pastas, salads and desserts. Tel: 0832 2273721
Just a stone throws away from the bustle of Anjuna, with a free form pool and lush gardens. The food be it Goan, other Indian etc. complements the beautiful surroundings. Tel: 0832 2274131, +919822162111
Om made café
Run by the prolific and talented Gregory Bazire, this is one of the few places with quality and ambience on Anjuna beach.
For fabulous steaks, fish and desserts, have a truly delicious meal at Sublime in its new location at Nagoa adjacent to Arpora. Tel: 9822484051
J & A’s
Other chefs have been known to recommend this Italian restaurant on the Baga River, for their superb food. Pastas, Pizzas and more interesting meats and fish, make J & A’s a necessary part of the culinary map.
The original all day breakfast-brunch café, Lila Café which is on Baga river ,has its regulars who come for the fresh juices, slushes, salads, breads and its buffalo ham croissants. Consistently scrumptious. Tel: 0832 2279843
Le Poisson Rouge
Further down the Baga river road, in a beautiful white mediterranean setting French chef Gregory’s creative cuisine makes dining here a pleasurable experience. Tel: 0832 3245800
Bang opposite Titos night club Fiesta is undoubtedly one of Goa’s most elegant restaurants, where the food is great and the chic visitors dine. Tel: 0832 2279894
With its fabulously luxe décor, this is the place to go to for a special occasion. The cuisine which includes exotic imported foods, complemented by world class wines, has made this place in Calangute a landmark in the area. Tel: 9823174927
On the main road, with basic benches and tables, Lloyds is known for good Goan food cooked by his mother and for his barbeques. Tel: 9823032273
For a unique and special experience, if you are a foodie head to Bomras in Candolim. Eclectic cuisine with unforgettable flavours. The cocktails, salads and desserts are all as good if not better than the mussel curry, snapper, pork and beef main courses which will take you back there time and again. Tel: +91 9822106236
The best brownies, carrot cake and chocolate truffles amongst other desserts can be found here. The poi sandwiches are also worth making a trip this café in Candolim a part of your day. Tel: 0832 2479340