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La Goa Azul Road | Gharbhat Vaddo, Arpora, India
Today
5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Closed 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

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Visitor rating
  • 24
    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
Most recent review
Top bar and eaterie

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 25, 2015
Stubbs66
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Peterborough, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Romance
  • Bar scene
  • Large groups
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Dining on a budget
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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46 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Peterborough, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 NEW

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
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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
23 reviews 23 reviews
21 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
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15 reviews 15 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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
23 helpful votes 23 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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Chester, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2014

We went to the Spice Oven quite a few times as we stayed at Lagoa Azul and passed it everyday. The staff are so friendly, they shout hello and wave if you walk past . We ate here a few times and were never disappointed. The toilets were really clean . Its very popular as a bar too and we... More 

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Swansea, UK
Top Contributor
78 reviews 78 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2014

This has always been a popular restaurant, especially amongst the British community of residents and regular visitors. Service is good and the meals are generally good. There is a very friendly atmosphere around the bar area. However, whereas The Spice Oven used to be a lot better than most other restaurants in the area, the competition have raised their standards... More 

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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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