A Food Lover’s Guide to the Best Restaurants in North Goa


Known for its stunning beaches, the picturesque coastline of North Goa, has fast become a haven for food lovers. From fresh seafood at no-frills beach shacks to trendy cafes that offer a variety of international cuisines, restaurants in North Goa cater to every palate. We take a look at some of the best restaurants in North Goa, which includes well-established names and some new restaurants that offer delicious flavors and unforgettable experiences.

1. Hideaway Café and Bar

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If you’re looking for great cocktails and a laid back atmosphere in Goa, Hideaway Café and Bar in Vagator is the perfect spot. Created as a space for hosting contemporary indie musicians and matching that with a great bar and dining experience, Hideaway is the ideal spot to enjoy some fabulous cocktails and performances. The food is simple but flavourful with options ranging from pastas, burgers, risotto, salads, and much more. They also have some excellent coffee and waffles.

Location: Cross Anjuna, H.No. 622, Near Julie Jolie Rest. Chapora, Vagator, Goa 403509

2. Hosa


A relatively new restaurant in the sleepy village of Siolim, Hosa opened in 2022 but has made quite a name for itself, winning a number of awards in a short span of time. Situated within an impressive, traditional Portuguese villa, the restaurant is located very close to the majestic St. Anthony’s Church. A take on South Indian cuisine, featuring lesser known regional dishes and flavours, the menu highlights cuisines of Pondicherry, Coimbatore, Nellur, Kollam or Quilon, and Chettinad. An exciting cocktail list featuring classic, tiki and modern interpretations complements the cuisine perfectly.

Location: House no.60/1, Irada Home, Vaddy, near St. Anthony’s Church, Siolim, Bardez, Goa 403517

3. Slow Tide


Located in Anjuna, a town famous for its hippie culture, Slow Tide embraces the heritage of the town in its design and offering. As the name suggests, the restaurant is built keeping the shacks in mind and the dishes showcase the Portuguese influence on Goan, Mangalorean, and Sri Lankan cuisines. Moringa Fritters, Red Snapper Crudo, Military Canteen Mutton Curry,  Amshi Tikhi Fish Curry are some dishes to try out.

Location: Dmello Vaddo, Anjuna, Goa 403509

4. Fireback


One of the latest additions to the culinary scene in Siolim, Fireback is an exciting new Thai restaurant and bar. Helmed by legendary Chef David Thompson, Fireback serves authentic Thai food at a picturesque riverside setting that offers a stunning view of St. Anthony’s church. From delicious Thai curries to vibrant salads and smoky grills, each dish is packed with flavour. Classic dishes are featured along with unique ones like Sour Orange Curry with river prawns, Smoky Eggplant with Gorlae sauce, Coconut & Galangal soup. Fireback also offers innovative Cocktails made with Thai ingredients that are a must-try.

Location:  House no.60/1, Irada Home, Vaddy, near St. Anthony’s Church, Siolim, Bardez, Goa 403517

5. Gunpowder


This beautiful, modern restaurant is located in Assagao and is well-known for its South Indian cuisine that uses local spices. With an outdoor garden setting, the restaurant menu specializes in dishes from Andhra Pradesh and Kerala. From fluffy appams to fiery fish curries, every dish at Gunpowder is bursting with authentic flavors. Do try their Toddy Shop Meen Curry, Idukki Pork and Kanava.

6. Bomras


Another restaurant located in Anjuna, Bomras is run by Burmese Chef Bawmra Jap and offers Asian cuisine influenced by cuisines from Burma, Cambodia, Thailand and Laos. Crackling Pork and Pomelo Salad, Scotch eggs with Manipuri black rice, Khow suey, Pickled Tea Leaf salad, are some signature dishes to try out. Prepared with fresh, locally sourced ingredients, the restaurant includes several ingredients from its own kitchen garden.

Location: No. 6, Anjuna Mapusa Rd, Saunto Vaddo, Assagao, Goa 403507

7. Baba Au Rhum


For a taste of Europe in Goa, Baba Au Rhum in Anjuna is the place to be. A quaint cafe known for its artisanal French breads, pastries, and gourmet sandwiches, this cafe is ideal for breakfast, lunch or an evening snack. Their signature rum-infused cakes are a treat, as are their flaky croissants and heavenly desserts.

Location: House No. 167/1 Anjuna, Vagator, Goa, Goa 403509.

8. Britto’s


A landmark restaurant that is synonymous with Goa is Britto’s. Situated on the beachfront at Baga, Britto’s is practically an institution amongst tourists and locals alike. Known for its vibrant ambiance and delicious seafood, one can enjoy Goan classics like Fish Curry with Rice, Crab Xacuti, and Prawn Balchão.

Location: House No.7, 171, Calangute – Baga Rd, Saunta Vaddo, Baga, Goa 403516

With a range of choices, flavours and cuisines, it is evident that North Goa has become a hub for food enthusiasts. Whether it is a seaside location that one is looking for or a quiet riverside setting, the restaurants in the North have much to offer their guests. So when you’re headed to Goa on your next vacation, be sure to pop into one of these restaurants to sample some of their exciting, authentic dishes.

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