Eat Like A Local: 6 Kickass Seafood Joints To Hit Up On Your Next Trip To Goa

Nupura posted on 10 April

Ten-Second Takeaway

Seafood and Goa just go together like bread and butter, or seafood and beer. And we’re sure you have heard of all the famous seafood joints that your friends have visited in the past. But this time, we decided to go try out the ones that may not be on the tourist map but are a favourite with the locals, and we bet you’ll love them just as much.

Babazin's

Babazin’s has to be one of the most well kept secrets of Goa. Not only does John, the owner and the main chef make some awesome seafood, the restaurants also has a killer view. Located near the Reis Magos Fort right on the Mandovi, it overlooks the spot where the river meets the sea and is a perfect to watch the sunset at. Be it their tisryo, crab curry, rava fried chonak or the rechado masala prawns, you will not leave the restaurant without wanting to come back again. Opt for their choco lava cake with ice cream to end the meal on a sweet note.

Cafes

Near Reis Magos Fort, Nerul-Reis Margos Road, Reis Magos, Goa

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Sanil Bar & Restaurant

This small little restaurant located in a bylane off Chogm Road {next to the Amrekar Temple in Porvorim} is a must visit for every local. It more than 15-years-old and is run by the second generation of the Naik family. During the day it is filled with office goers from around the area, and in the evenings, it is packed again with diners enjoying their fish thali or other preparations like the xenanio (mussels), rava fried fish or prawns.

Casual Dining

Near Amrekar Temple, Sangolda, Pilerne, Off Chogm Road, Porvorim, Goa

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Kokni Kanteen

Nestled in the bylanes of Panjim, this small establishment is cozy and comfortable. Serving great authentic and traditional seafood as well as innovative dishes like their yummy bhajiyas/pakoras with crab or prawn meat. So after you are done with your shopping or visiting the Panjim Church, definitely head out here for their amazing fish thali or other specialties.

Casual Dining

H-10/14, Opp. Mahalaxmi Temple, Dr. Dada Vaidya Road, Altinho, Panjim, Goa

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Viva Panjim

A walk around Fontainhas, the old Latin Quarter in Panjim will lead you to this quaint restaurant located in an old Indo-Portuguese house that is now Viva Panjim. Serving some of the best seafood, their most famous and tastiest dish has to be the prawn curry served with rice or the pao. Of course, there is a lot more on the menu with their awesome batter friend squid or the mussels rawa fried. Trust us when we say this- any visit to this 150-year-old home-turned-restaurant is a happy one.

Casual Dining

178, 31st January Road, Behind Mary Immaculate High School, Fontainhas, Panjim, Goa

4.3
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7 Short 1 Long

This nautical themed restaurant is fortunately situated on land and in the sleepy village of Moira. Be it their garlic butter prawns, kingfish fried in rechaedo masala or their Goan-style sukho tisrya {clams}, this restaurant is another favourite of the locals. Located in the garden of their home, Belinda who worked on cruise liners for years has brought forth the nautical theme on land and beautifully we say. They are only open for dinner on weeknights, but the pretty garden, the affordable prices and the great seafood make this an amazing place to go for a meal. Add to it their wonderfully moist chocolate brownie to finish off the meal and we were as happy as the clams ourselves.

Cafes

Raint Vaddo, Near Moira Main Church, Moira, Goa

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Sai Krupa

This is another local spot for great seafood. Located in Porvorim, behind the Navtara restaurant, this small joint serves some of the most fresh and tasty Goan seafood preparations. So have a full thali, or just call for some friend fish and prawns. Definitely try the local fish like chonak or modso if available, and be prepared to not be shocked with the bill. This is exactly why it is a local favourite and well kept secret…until now.

Fast Food Restaurants

Behind Navtara Chogm Road, Sangolda, Porvorim, Goa

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#LBBTip

Make sure you go with a big appetite so that you can try out everything on their menu