Alto-Porvorim Food Guide: 10 Must-Eat Restaurants & Street Food Stalls in Alto-Porvorim

January 17, 2018 Hana Mouser

Discover the best restaurant in Alto-Porvorim, India including Cafe Tato Panjim, Waterfront Terrace & Bar, Venite, Ritz Classic Restaurant and Bar, Mum's Kitchen, Navtara Veg Restaurant, Maracas, Bhojan, Goenchin, Mr. Baker 1922
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1. Cafe Tato Panjim

G - 3 Souza Towers Rua Travessa De Revolucao | Near Municipal Garden, Panjim 403001, India Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff Indian, Asian, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch HK$16 +91 832 242 6690
Excellent
35%
Good
55%
Satisfactory
10%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 120 reviews

Cafe Tato Panjim

Dating way back to 1913, Café Tato continues to be one of the oldest, yet finest restaurants of Goa. We have carved our way through the culinary business for decades, and can now truly say that time has only refined our authentic Goan cuisine.

Reviewed By AAMannie - Panjim, India

This place is great for vegetarian food with good service. A popular breakfast and tea joint among locals.The mushroom bajji or xacuti is spicilicious. The Goan samosa, the batata vadda and buns are good tea time options. Service is quick and efficient.
Though i've been meaning to I've never tried the thali. I hear it's a nice melange of dals, xacutis, curd and kokam juice. I think I'd prefer it to Cafe Real's or Cafe Bhonsle's.

2. Waterfront Terrace & Bar

Goa Marriott Resort & Spa, Miramar | Post Box No. 64, Miramar, Panjim 403001, India Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Valet Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Buffet Indian, Seafood, Asian, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night HK$1,727 - HK$4,709 +91 832 246 3333
Excellent
68%
Good
24%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
1%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 246 reviews

Waterfront Terrace & Bar

Enjoy the exclusive 24-hour poolside and indoor restaurant at Goa Marriott Resort & Spa. Our family restaurant's eclectic international menu offers Indian, Asian and Mediterranean cuisine, all created with a twist by our innovative chefs.

Reviewed By jimjan2013 - Southampton, United Kingdom

Excellent voice of food and service, the chef's, Ashwin Menon and Mighty were outstanding, both was ever to much for them, if you wanted anything different to eat they would do it for you. Hats off to Fauzan Shaikh and his team and to Rajeev Ranan and Kellysha.
Well done to you all.

3. Venite

Rua 31 De Janeiro | Sao Tomé, Panjim 403001, India Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar Seafood, Portuguese, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Brunch, Late Night HK$2,354 - HK$7,848 +91 832 242 5537
Excellent
45%
Good
38%
Satisfactory
12%
Poor
4%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 278 reviews

Venite

Reviewed By ClaireFromYVR - Vancouver

This family run restaurant (and hotel) has been in business for over 50 years, and serves traditional Goan cuisine. Here is where you can try real Goan dishes like Vindaloo, Prawn Balchão, and Bebik. And I did!
It's not a huge restaurant, taking up the upper balcony floor of the hotel, about 8 tables inside and maybe 4 2-person tables outside on the balcony. It was a hot evening, so I chose to sit inside where the fan at least moved the air around a bit. (ie no air conditioning with an open to balcony.)
The restaurant is located in the older part of town, down a narrow cobblestone street inside a colonial structure. It was a perfectly safe walk around the area, which is just downhill from the Crown Casino. (I loved walking around this part of Goa!)
We had dinner. There is a daily chalk board of what is made that day - because seafood is a big part of Goan cuisine, it's comforting to know that whatever might be in season is available - not frozen!
I had the Chef's Stuffed Crab (610 or about $12 CAD), and my husband had the Pork Vindaloo with Rice (430, or about $8.50 CAD).
The Stuffed Crab has a huge portion of super fresh, no smell, and filled with chunks of crab, tossed w butter, herbs and spices. It came with fresh made chunky chips - that were actually good!
The Pork Vindaloo was a revelation. All my life I've been afraid of Vindaloo because abroad it is always so extremely hot! Well, Goan Vindaloo, real Vindaloo, is actually very mild, lovey spiced, tender stewed meat with a rich curry gravy. Not hot at all really. I could eat it!
Portions were not small.
Service was excellent. It is a family run restaurant, so expect friends will drop by, and the host is also the father of your server, so service is a tag team, but they were both very nice and friendly and helpful - English was understood, and we could ask questions.
Even though we were quite full after our mains, and did not want dessert, they gave us some anyway for free :) - so we got to sample the very tasty Bebinca - which is a pudding/layer cake.
Mains were in the neighbour hood of 450-800 INR depending on what special market price for the catch of the day seafood. That's around $8.50-$16 Canadian - for a fabulous authentic Goan food.
The ambiance is quiet, traditional, family, authentic.
Sadly they are not open on Sundays (because most business in Goa do not work on Sundays.) So we could not go back!!!
Highly recommend - for a simple, quality, authentic Goan meal.

4. Ritz Classic Restaurant and Bar

1st Flr Wagle Vision Bldg, 18th June Road | Near National Theatre, Panjim 403001, India Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar Indian, Seafood, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night HK$942 - HK$15,696 +91 832 242 6417
Excellent
52%
Good
38%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
2%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 1 reviews

Ritz Classic Restaurant and Bar

Reviewed By samitaaiyer - Navi Mumbai, India

Yes it’s v popular for its Goan fare but a strict no no if you are a vegetarian ! ( try the Shere Punjab nearly for mixed fare!)
The smell emanating from the dim lit closely placed tables will overwhelm any pure vegetarian!
A Mecca for the non-vegetarians who can eat away oblivious to the bones kept few inches away from you on the adjoining table.
More for eating and running rather than a relaxed meal !
Meal for two rs 1000/-

5. Mum's Kitchen

854 Martin's Building D B Street | D.B Street, Panjim-Miramar Road, Panjim 403001, India Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Waitstaff, Accepts Credit Cards Seafood, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night HK$181 - HK$243 +91 98221 75559
Excellent
44%
Good
30%
Satisfactory
14%
Poor
7%
Terrible
5%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 636 reviews

Mum's Kitchen

Since 1997, Mum’s Kitchen has progressively served rare examples of the cuisine of Goa; it’s a growing movement striving to save the Goan cuisine from extinction. This place is also a tribute to “Mothers” from far flung corners of Goa for having contributed In compiling exclusive traditional recipes, the result being a range of food so exquisite it’s a testimony to the rich Goan culture.

Reviewed By RolandDSilva - Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Cannot go wrong with this place if it's authentic Goan food you're looking for. Every dish seems to have been thought about carefully and presented beautifully.
Staff were super helpful especially considering we were a large group.
Tried an assortment of classic Goan dishes and every single one was outstanding.

Chogm Road, Opposite Angels Resort, Alto Porvorim, Alto-Porvorim 403521, India Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff Indian, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch HK$628 - HK$2,354 +91 76200 64096
Excellent
29%
Good
40%
Satisfactory
21%
Poor
6%
Terrible
4%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 141 reviews

Navtara Veg Restaurant

Reviewed By Grandma6847 - Bradford, United Kingdom

First class food good service will visit again staff helpful and knowledgable great prices . Easy access

7. Maracas

Ground Floor Near Bank Of India 250 B National Highway 17 | Near Porvorim Circle, Porvorim 403511, India Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar Bar, Seafood, Mediterranean, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night HK$78 - HK$110 +91 88055 86728
Excellent
59%
Good
34%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
0%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 143 reviews

Maracas

Maracas specialises in Tapas-style or small plate cuisine from around the world. The bar, with a fish tank running through it, serves great cocktails and there are fun events such as quiz night on Thursdays!

Reviewed By Shah-ji_ki_Advice - Mumbai, India

The place is known for its non-vegetarian food. So when 3 vegetarians & 1 non-vegetarian turn up for a late lunch on a rainy afternoon, there is some bit of chaos to be expected.
The place has two entrances & we missed the *main, grand* entrance. Did not matter because to our good fortune, the place was just getting empty as the last diners were leaving. We literally had the entire place to ourselves.
We started with the Tamarind Margarita - it was interesting, but we weren't tempted to ask for a refill.
Food was good with two bumper surprises!
First surprise was the Pesto Eggplant. Suitably cheesy, buttery & full of tasty pesto, the eggplant set the bar high for other food to match up. It was so good that it was polished off before a single picture could be taken!
The Exotic Mushroom Risotto was the next surprise - it was unbelievably great. So good, that we could have traded one more serving instead of dessert. It took its time to come though - and boy, the wait was worth it!
The Thai Veg Curry was good.
For dessert, we tried the Serradura & Ice Cream with Salted Caramel Sauce. They were both interesting, but not the greatest. The sauce definitely needed some work we thought, it just did not taste yum!
All in all, this place has repeat value for the eggplant & the risotto - simply outstanding!

8. Bhojan

Chogam Road | Bhd. Holy Family Church, Alto-Porvorim 403521, India Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wine and Beer, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards Indian, Chinese, Bar, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options Dinner, Drinks, Lunch HK$24 - HK$118 +91 832 652 5302
Excellent
51%
Good
35%
Satisfactory
11%
Poor
2%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 109 reviews

Bhojan

Everyone has a favorite restaurant that he or she loves to eat at. Bhojan is the most exquisite place to eat and is truly the finest restaurant in town. This peaceful place has the most delicious food for all food lovers out there. Our cuisines include Goan, Chinese, Tandoor, and Indian with mouth-watering dishes.

Reviewed By Pradnyaphaldessai

Visited Bhojan restaurant few days ago and have to mention that the North Indian food specially tandoor and Kebabs is one of the best, overall food was delicious, the ambience is decent and the staff was well mannered, I was impressed by the timely service,...MoreWe are glad you loved the food! Thank you for taking the time to let us know. Please give us a chance to delight you again :)

9. Goenchin

1st Floor Dr Dada Vaidya Road | Near Big G Shopping Mall, Panjim, Panjim 403001, India Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar Chinese, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly Dinner, Lunch, Late Night +91 832 222 7614
Excellent
42%
Good
46%
Satisfactory
9%
Poor
2%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 166 reviews

Goenchin

Goa's only Restaurant to eat the way they do in China. For the connoisseur of Chinese food this is the place to be. The eclectic collection of appetizers and a wide selection of Chinese cuisine's viz. Szechwan, Hunan, Shanghai, Cantonese conjured-up by our master Chef makes each dish distinctively delicious.Never before have so many wonderful flavours come together to deliver a more satisfying dining experience. A perfect place for a celebration or to entertain with style and finesse.SpecialsRoast Lamb with babycorn & mushrooms.Mandarin fish.Chicken in dragon sauce.Exotic chilly vegetables.

Reviewed By Chefmanni50 - Dallas, Texas

I was in Goa recently visiting family and had a craving for indian chinese. Goenchin used to be my favourite till i moved away but I hadnt been back. We went to dinner and were so pleasantly surpised to see that they had upheld their...MoreWe Thank you for your valuable feedback, which are important for us in an endeavor to continuously grow. We look forward to be having you with us again.

10. Mr. Baker 1922

Fountainhas, Panjim 403001, India Takeout, Seating Breakfast +91 832 222 4622
Excellent
49%
Good
47%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 48 reviews

Mr. Baker 1922

Reviewed By Sid1206 - Mumbai, India

We entered for some coffee and were about to leave since they only had machine coffee. The lady (who seemed like the owner) offered to brew fresh coffee for us. A life saver! With such great service, very affordable prices, homemade style items, and historical architecture, it was a lovely stop for us. However, the menu is limited, especially for vegetarians.

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