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Old 23rd September 2016, 18:24   #106
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I am staying at Panjim next week. Being a foodie ;-), I like to explore fish and other non-veg delights which we can taste only at Goa.
Any restaurant recommendations?
I love street food, and love to get something locally made/real flavour of Goa.
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I am staying at Panjim next week. Being a foodie ;-), I like to explore fish and other non-veg delights which we can taste only at Goa.

Any restaurant recommendations?

I love street food, and love to get something locally made/real flavour of Goa.

Panjim has innumerable restaurants. One suggestion, rather a must visit is Ritz in Panjim. Amazing food especially the Goan fish curry rice.
If you are traveling to Mapusa, try Kamlabai. It's a local place and the food is authentic Goan fare.
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I am staying at Panjim next week. Being a foodie ;-), I like to explore fish and other non-veg delights which we can taste only at Goa.
Any restaurant recommendations?
I love street food, and love to get something locally made/real flavour of Goa.
In Panjim I will suggest you to definitely try the below 3 restaurants -
1. Ritz Classic - the fish thali is the one you need to eat here. Rs. 188 and you have fish curry, rice, fish fry, mussels, crab, fish ambotik (it was mackarel for us), sol kadi, couple of veg items as well.
2. Viva Panjim - loacted in the old Latin quarter. Google maps will direct you, set up in an ancient home converted to a restaurant and absolute value for money. A 3 course dinner for 4 of us cost just around Rs. 1200
3. Mum's Kitchen - a fine dine option and a bit expensive, but food is top notch

For the local bakery products I'll suggest you Confeitaria 31 De Janeiro also located in the Latin quarters. Its a bit difficult to locate, would suggest you to ask the locals.
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Panjim has innumerable restaurants. One suggestion, rather a must visit is Ritz in Panjim. Amazing food especially the Goan fish curry rice..
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In Panjim I will suggest you to definitely try the below 3 restaurants -
1. Ritz Classic - the fish thali is the one you need to eat here. Rs. 188 and you have fish curry, rice, fish fry, mussels, crab, fish ambotik (it was mackarel for us), sol kadi, couple of veg items as well.
Thanks pals. Today I tried Ritz at Panjim. It was so good. :-)

I will try one of the others that you recommended next. I like Bebinca, do you know where to eat it fresh (not that packaged one). Thanks,
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I like Bebinca, do you know where to eat it fresh (not that packaged one). Thanks,
Confeitaria 31 De Janeiro mentioned in my post above, liked their bebinca.

Also have seen people picking up chicken and beef patties there, looks like its one of their hot selling products, didn't try it though.
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Guys, I'm planning to visit Goa somewhere in November. Before this, I've been twice to Anjuna. First, when I was bachelor and then when I got married.
Problem with North Goa is I find it kinda unsafe commuting after dark, especially when traveling with wife. Also, last time my wife's mobile got stolen from her bag when visiting the flea market.

That's why this time we're thinking of visiting south Goa. Can someone please suggest me decent hotels to stay there? Budget is ~2-2.5k per night.

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Guys,

Any idea how much taxi costs in Goa for sight seeing per day ?

Not sure about the rentals though !

Appreciate your help
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I am staying at Panjim next week. Being a foodie ;-), I like to explore fish and other non-veg delights which we can taste only at Goa.
Any restaurant recommendations?
I love street food, and love to get something locally made/real flavour of Goa.
I visited Ritz in Panjim last week. The sea food is amazing but the restaurant is very small and you have pretty long waiting time.
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1. Ritz Classic - the fish thali is the one you need to eat here. Rs. 188 and you have fish curry, rice, fish fry, mussels, crab, fish ambotik (it was mackarel for us), sol kadi, couple of veg items as well.
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I visited Ritz in Panjim last week. The sea food is amazing but the restaurant is very small and you have pretty long waiting time.
Guys,
Tried searching for Ritz Classic on google maps and got 2 results -

Ritz Classic - Ground Floor, Gera Imperium - II, Patto Plaza, Ozari, Panjim
Ritz Classic Restaurant N Bar - 10678, 1st Floor, Wagle Vision Building, 18th June Road, Ozari, Panjim

Which is the correct one.
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I visited Ritz in Panjim last week. The sea food is amazing but the restaurant is very small and you have pretty long waiting time.
At such restaurants you need to arrive before office lunch hours, thats before 1pm, else it'll be packed.

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Guys,
Tried searching for Ritz Classic on google maps and got 2 results -

Ritz Classic - Ground Floor, Gera Imperium - II, Patto Plaza, Ozari, Panjim
Ritz Classic Restaurant N Bar - 10678, 1st Floor, Wagle Vision Building, 18th June Road, Ozari, Panjim

Which is the correct one.
Both are correct. One at Wagle Vision is the original, the other is a new branch. I don't think taste wise it differs much though. They have another one in Porvorim as well.
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I am staying at Panjim next week. Being a foodie ;-), I like to explore fish and other non-veg delights which we can taste only at Goa.
Any restaurant recommendations?
I love street food, and love to get something locally made/real flavour of Goa.
Hi agbenny,

If you want other non veg delights try "Horizon Grill" on the main Candolim road. It has excellent steaks and other "delights" on the menu.

The "Stone House" just further down the road also is very good. Try the fish Portugese.

Another option is "House of LLoyds" for great p.chops but they are quite pricey. Make some good cocktails as well.

"Wok and Roll" a little further (at Sinquerim - past the Aguada) has great pan Asian food.

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In Panjim I will suggest you to definitely try the below 3 restaurants -
2. Viva Panjim - loacted in the old Latin quarter. Google maps will direct you, set up in an ancient home converted to a restaurant and absolute value for money. A 3 course dinner for 4 of us cost just around Rs. 1200
Today at Viva. They have some nice items in menu, and worth every rupee. Thanks for the suggestions. I liked their squid and Bebinca very much.

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I would like to recommend a restaurant which I happened to try and loved. Both the food and the friendliness of the staff. It's 'Cafe Sussegado' near Calangute beach. It's not really near the beach but near the T-junction before the beach and in the direction of Candolim. It's a small place by the road, but the food was amazing, so was the service. We had the local delicacy, Chicken Xacuti and bread and also Chilly pork sausage. Both were recommended by the staff and the food was just yummy. If someone happens to pass by this place, don't forget to give it a try.

It's not a place if you want to chill by the beach and have your food, but a nice warm place by the road.

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Has anyone tried using airbnb to book 'homestays' in Goa?
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Both are correct. One at Wagle Vision is the original, the other is a new branch. I don't think taste wise it differs much though. They have another one in Porvorim as well.
Thank you

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