Where to eat Goan in North Goa?


When it comes to traveling in India, no itinerary is complete without a stopover in Goa. We first came to Goa when looking at land for sale in the sunny state. We wanted to create the perfect holiday homes for those discerning individuals who want more than just superficial luxury. Every Isprava home is built on the foundations of exclusivity, comfort and integrity; three things we take very seriously. If you are considering looking at property in Goa, reach out to us and let us share a little bit more about our story.

One thing that is undeniable is our love for Goa. Apart from the beautiful villas we build, Goa is home to some of the best food in India if not the world. We have had some incredibly unforgettable meals in Goa, many of which are of traditional Goan meals. Goan cuisine is influenced by its Hindu origins, Portuguese colonization and the Muslim rule that preceded the Portuguese. Goan cuisine uses rice, seafood, pork, coconut, kokum and local spices among other things. If you’re looking for a delicious Goan meal in North Goa, we suggest any of these restaurants to satisfy your cravings.

Delicious Goan meal in North Goa


Vinayak- Assagaon

A perennial Isprava haunt, Vinayak serves up great local fare and fresh seafood thalis. A little shack on the side of the road, Vinayak is family run and truly authentic.

Bhatti Village- Nerul

Small and non-descript, Bhatti Village is totally worth the trek down to Nerul. A family run bar, here you will find delicacies that you probably didn’t know existed. Try the roast pork, beef tomato and caramel custard.

Gopal’s- Ashvem

A nice little shack beside La Plage that is perfect for when beach bumming is your main objective. You will get all your favourites and lots of delicious snacks as well.

Gopal’s- Ashvem


Spice- Mapusa

A kind of hidden gem, Spice has delicious, fresh seafood and great thalis as well. The menu kind of saunters off into the Chinese and North Indian cuisines but fear not, we’ve tried those too and they aren’t half bad!

Ritz Classic- Panjim

A Goan favourite, you get a great thali with pleasant service. Located near the Goa Museum you can make a day trip by visiting the museum followed by a seafood thali at Ritz Classic.

Mum’s Kitchen- Panjim

The perfect introduction to Goan food, Mum’s Kitchen is located in a Portuguese villa in Panjim where you will find a line up at any point of time. Make sure to book yourself a table because the service takes some time. The dining room is quaint and pretty while the food is definitely good enough to write home about.

Mum’s Kitchen in Panjim


Anand Bar- Panjim

Another Panjim eatery, Anand Bar is always packed with a mix of locals and tourists. Located opposite the Taj Vivanta, this is a good option for those staying in the hotel that want a more local taste.