Devouring Portuguese Food in Goa

Since the establishment of the Portuguese colony in 1510, Goa’s cuisine has been extremely influenced by it. It led to the rise of several restaurants serving delectable Portuguese food in Goa. If you are visiting the southern part of the state, make sure to explore some of the best seafood restaurants and devour appetising Portuguese cuisine!

Best Seafood Restaurants in South Goa

Fisherman’s Wharf


Fisherman’s Wharf is every seafood lover’s paradise! Located in Cavelossim in the south district, the food joint is considered to be the best seafood restaurant in South Goa. The location is quite riveting. The restaurant offers wooden decks, on which you can sit and gaze upon the marvellous River Sal. Devour the Goan dishes - King Prawn Recheado or the classic Goan fish curry with rice. You can also opt for alcoholic concoctions and enjoy the breathtaking surroundings with family and friends.

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Lucio

 
Lucio is a pure Portuguese restaurant situated in Cavelossim. The menu commemorates Portuguese flavours. Some of the winning dishes include Kingfish Croquettes, Balchão, Cafreal, Pork Vindaloo, and a plethora of Goan Portuguese desserts like Bebinca, and Alle Belle. It has an indoor seating arrangement that promises a fine dining experience.

 

Nostalgia


Chef Fernando’s Nostalgia is one of the most frequented restaurants in South Goa. The restaurant offers mouth-watering Goan and Portuguese dishes. Located in the city of Margao, the seafood restaurant creates a soothing atmosphere for its diners. It provides indoor as well as outdoor seats. Guests can also enjoy the live music played at the restaurant while relishing their food. The menu offers sizzlers and grills. The restaurant is also known for preparing Portuguese classics like Bacalhau à Bras (Portuguese codfish), and desserts like Bolo Sans Rival, Serradura, and Bebinca.
 

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Martin’s Corner


If you are searching for an authentic Goan gastronomical experience, then Martin’s Corner is the place to be! Located on the pristine Betalbatim Beach in South Goa, the restaurant presents a unique dining experience. The restaurant organises dining events like cocktail dinners, theme dinners, dinners for special occasions like wedding receptions and product launches, and curating special menus on New Year’s, Easter, and even Valentine’s Day. Martin’s Corner celebrates the blend of traditional and exotic flavours, giving rise to unmissable dishes like kingfish, shark, king prawns, and calamari. There is also a bar menu that finds well among alcohol consumers.

Restaurants at Heritage Village Resort & Spa, Goa


If you are exploring South Goa for flavoursome platters of food, then visit the different dining options at Heritage Village Resort & Spa. Mango Terrace, one of the resort’s restaurants, offers mouth-watering seafood options. The restaurant is built under a mango tree, enhancing the overall dining experience. Feasting on seafood whilst embracing the surrounding greenery is truly magical. For a more Portugal touch, visit Chutney. It is yet another restaurant at Heritage Village Resort & Spa, which is known for its winning Portuguese cuisine.

So, explore these award-winning seafood restaurants in South Goa and celebrate the flavours of the native and the Portuguese!