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La Goa Azul Road | Gharbhat Vaddo, Arpora, India
Today
5:30 pm - 11:45 pm
12:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Open now
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Hours:
Sun 12:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Mon - Wed 5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Thu - Sat 5:30 pm - 11:45 pm
Sat 12:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Good for:
Families with children
Romance
Bar scene
Large groups
Local cuisine
Special occasions
Dining on a budget

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

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  • 26
    Excellent
  • 18
    Very good
  • 2
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Spice Oven is great for a quiet drink and meal.

We have been eating in the Spice Oven for a number of years now and the service and food has always been excellent. Joe and RahnI always have a smile on their face and will go that extra mile when looking after you. Sharman our favorite waiter always ensures that we have a table and provides an... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 23, 2015
Mark D
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Wellington, New Zealand
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Romance
  • Bar scene
  • Large groups
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Dining on a budget
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48 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Wellington, New Zealand
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 NEW

We have been eating in the Spice Oven for a number of years now and the service and food has always been excellent. Joe and RahnI always have a smile on their face and will go that extra mile when looking after you. Sharman our favorite waiter always ensures that we have a table and provides an excellent service. Great... More 

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Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 NEW

One of the first restaurants we tried outside of our resort and we loved it so much we tried to go back as many times as possible with us still able to try the rest! Best curries I've ever tasted, even the lasagne was incredible that night I was sick of Indian food haha. It is such a beautiful place... More 

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Peterborough, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

The Spice Oven, just down the road from resort Lagoa Azul in Arpora, is a very accommodating bar / restaurant. You can easily sit at the bar for a few drinks and while away several hours or dine on a very comprehensive menu with specials that change regularly. The lads that run it are friendly and provide first class service.... More 

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Paignton, United Kingdom
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

Great food, lovely staff, so friendly. Cater for all types, however we always eat Indian food, the service is excellent and after 3 years of going to Arpora, we are still seeing the same staff which is lovely.

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Manchester
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015

Very good meal and healthy portions at reasonable prices. I believe steak night is highly recommended (which I unfortunately missed). Disappointed I found Spice Oven on my last night, as I would have dined there more often. Best meal I had in Calangute. My only slight criticism was they repeatedly ask you "is your meal ok sir?", and try and... More 

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Senior Contributor
34 reviews 34 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

Bar was busy with lots of friendly brits so nice to stop off on the way out or way home. didnt eat but food looked pretty good.

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
Top Contributor
62 reviews 62 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

great place with nice spicy food.ambience was up to its mark.service was very efficient.would definitely like to visit this place again

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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014 via mobile

Excellent staff.great food.as we stay in. Goa for the winter's much as we love Indian food its nice for a change to have some european meals as well and they do some good pasta dishes. The bar here is very friendly and a great meeting place.

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Middlesbrough, United Kingdom
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18 reviews 18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

Rana and Joe make you welcome each visit. Great bar at front where you can sit and enjoy local drinks ( large measures so be careful) fab busy bar so excellent atmosphere - excels in pasta and pizza but great local and English food too.

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Sheffield, England, United Kingdom
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17 reviews 17 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2014

Again we cant fault spice oven, lovely staff great atmosphere, the food is lovely (especially the pies) would recommend.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: La Goa Azul Road | Gharbhat Vaddo, Arpora, India
  • Location: Asia  >  India  >  Goa  >  Arpora

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Indian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Romance, Bar scene, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
Sunday
12:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday
5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Tuesday
5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Wednesday
5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Thursday
5:30 pm - 11:45 pm
Friday
5:30 pm - 11:45 pm
Saturday
5:30 pm - 11:45 pm
12:30 pm - 3:30 pm

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