No one ever forgets their first trip to Goa. A visit is almost a rite of passage for anyone who loves tropical weather, a laid-back environment and as the Goans refer to it, the ‘Susegad’ way of life. The sunshine state has a plethora of culinary offerings to delight a wide variety of palates. Here’s a list of the top 10 restaurants in Anjuna, Goa:
Burger Factory, Gumal Vaddo
With the first outlet opening in Anjuna in 2012, Burger Factory has become the go-to place for burgers in Goa. Especially renowned for their beef burgers, visitors must try the Double Cheddar, Bacon and BBQ sauce beef burger in particular! Apart from a wide variety of gourmet burgers, the establishment also serves up great, refreshing cocktails that act as the perfect accompaniment for the burgers.
Address: Anjuna Mapusa Road, Soranto, Gumal Vaddo, Anjuna, Goa
Artjuna, Monteiro Vaddo
Nestled in the heart of Anjuna, Artjuna is a restaurant, bakery, and lifestyle shop surrounded by lush tropical greenery, mango trees, and frangipani flowers. Artjuna regularly hosts a variety of art exhibitions and fairs, workshops and classes, special events and live music. Open for all-day breakfast, lunch and dinner, every day, Artjuna serves fresh and contemporary food from Mediterranean and Middle Eastern cuisines.
Address: 940, Market Rd, Monteiro Vaddo, Anjuna, Goa
Mahé – Modern Coastal Cuisine, Mazal Waddo
A dining experience set in a 19th-century Portho house with a large al-fresco area, Mahé brings to life the concept of contemporary yet familiar. The idea of the restaurant is to create a unique culinary experience and pay tribute to the cuisines of the vast Indian coastline. Mahé offers two different spaces – the Blush (bar) and Jade (dining) rooms with light, breezy elements that create an intimate dining experience along with statement bars.
Address: 1111 Mazal Waddo Near Orchard Stores Anjuna Arpora, Road, Anjuna, Goa
Purple Martini at Sunset Point Goa, St. Anthony Praise Waddo
Perched on a cliff, Purple Martini is an idyllic place to enjoy Goa's beautiful sunsets. Overlooking the sandy shores of Anjuna Beach, it’s got loungers on the deck to kick back and spend a relaxing evening. Enjoy the view with a drink and their tikka selections. Their Purple Martini cocktail is a must-try and some other interesting fusions can be found in the form of wine and beer-based cocktails.
Address: St. Anthony Praise Waddo, Near Club Nyex, Anjuna, Goa
Slow Tide, Dmello Vaddo
Built on the foundation of bohemian traditions, the shack-like space allows one to imbibe the laidback culture of Goa. The bar space pays tribute to the alcohol culture of Goa with cocktails named after prominent people associated with the state’s beverage realm or after the drinking traditions. The culinary offerings are unique and different from home-style cooking.
Address: Dmello Vaddo, Anjuna, Goa
Felix Anjuna, Mazal Waddo
Felix, an eatery and bar housed inside a charming Goan Portuguese-style villa, is a must-visit destination for food, drinks, and music. The restaurant serves delicious food in a lush tropical garden setting, as well as an indoor space. The coffee shop inside the villa is perfect for a quick morning energiser or a relaxed, working lunch. One can enjoy an evening tipple at the traditional cocktail bar which serves an extensive selection of drinks and is immaculately decorated with wooden wicker furniture.
Address: Felix, Anjuna Mapusa Road, Mazal Waddo, Anjuna, Goa
Ida - Boutique Bar & Kitchen, Vagator
Based on the belief in rooting yourself in the present, Ida means 'in the moment' in Sanskrit. The family-run restaurant exudes tranquillity and is surrounded by verdant greenery. The quirky bar is an old wooden boat repurposed as a bar counter. Enjoy your drink with simple dishes put together using the freshest, local produce.
Address: No. 562/1, Vagator, Anjuna, Vagator, Goa
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Truly a hidden gem, this quaint restaurant is so much more than what meets the eye. Known to host interesting musical gigs on a weekly basis, Hideaway is the ideal place for intimate, cosy gatherings with loved ones. Their coffees and Urak cocktails come highly recommended and a must-try dish is the Sliced Beef Tenderloin. If you wish to treat your sweet tooth, the Trio Parfait is the epitome of indulgence and is sure to put a smile on your face.
Address: Cross Anjuna, H.No. 622, Near Julie Jolie Restaurant Chapora, Goa
Cafe Cotinga, Kumar Vaddo
They say breakfast is the most important meal of the day and Cafe Cotinga lives by this belief. Offering a hearty, well-priced breakfast buffet that is available throughout the week, the cafe ensures you begin your day on a delicious note. Enjoy fresh breads and a variety of omelettes, and sip on glasses of fresh juice as you relish the wholesome offerings.
Address: 1286, Kumar Vaddo Opposite St. Michael's Church, Anjuna, Goa
Elephant & Co., Peddem
The establishment goes beyond serving food and drinks. For those taking the cocktail route, the Easy Sippers section begins with an ode to Gundu, the famous bartender at Joseph’s Bar, with Feni, Chilli, and Soda. One of the crowd favourites is Liquid Charlie, a drink spiked with scotch, caffeine, and orange which truly is a show-stopper. To accompany these innovative creations is a hearty food menu consisting of experimental dishes such as the Spicy Meat Salad - an all-meat salad with tamarind dressing, Ghee Roast Tacos, and Lemongrass and Honey Pork Skewers.
Address: House no. 1049/2, Survey no. 16/1 Grand Pedder Field, Peddem, Anjuna, Goa