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

August 10, 2017 Tambra Mccollister

Candolim is just north of the Mandovi river and is home to Goa's most popular and well known resort and holiday village. As such, it's not a typical backpackers destination. The Candolim beach itself does not have much to offer when compared to its livelier neighbor, Calangute. However, if sunbathing and take the occasional dip is your thing then Candolim will offer you the perfect experience. One of the more interesting sights from Candolim beach is the bulk carrier ""River Princess"" which ran aground 100 metres offshore. While at the Candolim beach do not miss out the Aguada Fort. The fort was built by the Portuguese way back in 1912 for defense against the Dutch and the Maratha invaders. Candolim is aslo a very popular evening destination as it has a number of very good resteraunts and night clubs.
Things to do in Candolim

1. Victor's

Whispering Palms Road | Vaddi, Candolim, Goa, Candolim, Bardez 403515, India Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol Indian, Seafood, Asian Dinner, Late Night +91 80070 90457
Excellent
80%
Good
11%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
1%
Terrible
3%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 252 reviews

Victor's

Reviewed By Standedge

This restaurant may be a little difficult to find but believe me it's well worth the effort. Fabulous food and excellent service. Victor and his son keep the Goan tradition going. Highly recommended.

2. Chocolatti

409/A Fort Aguada Road, Candolim, Bardez 403515, India Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards Cafe, European, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch +91 93261 12006
Excellent
65%
Good
26%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
2%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 1 reviews

Chocolatti

Reviewed By Manicstar

Despite the bizarre misspelt name - actually Cafe Chocolatti if googling it - this is a real breath of fresh air for breakfast, lunch or afternoon tea. Everything is fresh and tasty. The huge choice of homemade cakes and brownies are surely the best in North Goa and the smoothies and frozen drinks are very refreshing. Open Mon to Sat until about 7pm give it a try. Pure indulgence!

7-SH-1, Don Hill Enclave Main Road, Near Kingfisher Villa | Near Kingfisher Villa, Candolim, Bardez 403519, India Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Street Parking, Accepts Credit Cards Italian, Pizza, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Drinks, Dinner, Brunch HK$31 - HK$78 +91 832 645 4026
Excellent
64%
Good
27%
Satisfactory
7%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 1 reviews

Tuscany Gardens

Tuscany Gardens is a small family owned restaurant serving unpretentious tasty Italian food in a beautiful garden setting. Hope to see you here.

Reviewed By ShiresUK - Windsor, United Kingdom

Tuscany Gardens is located down the Sinquirim end of Candolim. I’ve walked past this restaurant many times and had never eaten there as I would not really think of going to India to eat Italian food……. but …..due to the good reviews on TA and the enticing evening setting, we gave it a go this year and I must admit, it was one of the best meals I had in Candolim. The food was delicious with generous portions and was reasonably priced. We pre-booked our table – some tables appear to be better located than others. We received excellent, attentive service and I would definitely return to Tuscany Gardens.

4. The Bistro

Sunset Beach Resort | Opp. Hotel Whispering Palms, Candolim, Bardez, India Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Outdoor Seating, Full Bar Indian, European, British, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Late Night HK$8 +91 96234 80767
Excellent
62%
Good
29%
Satisfactory
7%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 319 reviews

The Bistro

Reviewed By Lou B - Manchester, United Kingdom

Myself and my partner regularly visit the bistro (sunset bistro) when we stay in Candolim.
I always get beef medallions, beautiful pieces of meat separated by mushrooms, topped with crispy onions surrounded in a light mustard. Bowl of chips and salad finish off this piece of art.
My partner regularly gets the fish parcel and steamed fish of the day. It must be good because I don't hear from her for about 10 minutes.
Finish this with a heavenly chocolate brownie and ice cream. I defy anybody to say it's not the best food in the area.
Our favourite eatery in Candolim -
Staff very friendly, always chat to the cook at the end of the bar.
Most book ahead, or you can wait with a drink round the back.

5. Tony`s Shack

Fort Aguada Beach | Sinquerim, Candolim, Bardez, India Outdoor Seating, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Full Bar Indian, Bar, Seafood, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Brunch, Late Night
Excellent
72%
Good
23%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
1%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 161 reviews

Tony`s Shack

Amazing Amazing Food. Hidden Gem In Candolim - Right On The Beach. By The Lower Fort- End Shack

Reviewed By NCVienna - Belfast, United Kingdom

My husband and I ate dinner here one night to have a change from the expensive eateries at the Taj. The food at Tony's was probably better (lovely chicken tikka masala and chicken sizzler) at a fraction of the prize, we sat directly on the beach and Tony and his staff were very friendly. Would recommend!

6. Claudina's Shack

Candolim Beach, Candolim, Bardez 403515, India Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi Chinese, Indian, Seafood, Asian, British, Bar, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night +91 98221 58441
Excellent
79%
Good
12%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
2%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 379 reviews

Claudina's Shack

Reviewed By neilandt - lancashire

Here we are again back in the cold,wet and windy UK thinking that only 24hrs ago I was sat on the beach,gazing out across the Arabian Sea with a large kingfisher,I think you get the picture!
The service,food atmosphere is second to none.
There is absolutely no need to venture from the bottom of beach rd to any other shack.
It’s usually busy which is always a good sign.
So grab yourself a seat and a menu and you will see what I mean for yourself.
Thanks to the whole team there,especially “Mehtu” sorry if it’s spelt wrong.
I highly recommend and five stars from me.⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
See you next year,Neil,Tina and Mia.

7. Banyan Tree

Vivanta by Taj - Holiday Village, Dando | Vivanta by Taj - Holiday Village, Candolim, Bardez 403515, India Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Valet Parking Seafood, Asian, Thai, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options Lunch, Dinner HK$118 - HK$235 +91 832 664 5858
Excellent
63%
Good
27%
Satisfactory
7%
Poor
2%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 171 reviews

Banyan Tree

Reviewed By Silvana L - Cronulla, Australia

Some dishes were nice and others were nothing like what we expected. It was quite expensive. It was hard to be sure that you were going to have a meal that you would like. It would have been helpful to have more of a description of the dish on the menu.

8. Stringfellows Beach Shack

Candolim Beach Via Health | Centre Road, Candolim, Bardez 403515, India Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi Chinese, Indian, Bar, Seafood, Asian, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night, Drinks +91 98221 67318
Excellent
81%
Good
15%
Satisfactory
2%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 203 reviews

Stringfellows Beach Shack

Reviewed By Dazff - Retford, United Kingdom

Really liked this beach shack and it quickly became our favourite. The stretch of beach doesn’t get blighted by the hawkers like other areas and the owner Danesh and his staff do everything they can to make sure your holiday is relaxed and as cared for as they can. The beer is cold and reasonably cheap and the food is good. Wife was really pleased with the massages she received from the female staff, nearly an hours massage for a fiver and a bottle of Pepsi!

9. Horizon Grill

Main Candolim Sinquerim Road | 443/D1 Vaddy, Candolim, Bardez 403515, India Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Accepts Credit Cards Indian, European, Asian, International, Vegetarian Friendly Lunch, Dinner +91 86059 68813
Excellent
62%
Good
28%
Satisfactory
7%
Poor
1%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 332 reviews

Horizon Grill

Since opening in 2007, Karlton's Horizon Grill has steadily gained popularity among tourists and locals alike. We cook and serve food that is rustic, fresh and honest; a trait that we have built our reputation on. You can also indulge in some wonderfully crafted cocktails, wines or other drinks from our extensive bar menu. Our comfortable ambiance and fantastic service team will only complete your unforgettable dining experience. So go on, book a table today and give us a chance to pamper you and your taste buds!

Reviewed By belle_vue_rich - Cardiff, United Kingdom

Superb fillet steak and tandoori chops. Excellent service. Prompt and friendly. A most pleasant place to eat. I highly recommend coming here.

10. Himalaya Restaurant and Bar

Sinquerim | Next to Taj Village Vivanta, Candolim, Bardez 403515, India Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating Indian, Asian, Tibetan, Nepali, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Brunch, Late Night +91 99222 33295
Excellent
66%
Good
27%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
2%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 187 reviews

Himalaya Restaurant and Bar

Reviewed By andreskruse68 - Clitheroe, United Kingdom

Himalaya restaurant and bar is a nice place to get some good food for a very reasonable price. It's not upmarket but has a very pleasant atmosphere. Toilets very clean. It is popular so best reserve a table in the evenings. Even locals will recommend it. We went several times and found all dishes freshly prepared and in particular the Tibetan specialities were very good.

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