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“Brilliant goan food” 5 of 5 stars
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1st Floor | Hotel Neptune, Panaji, India
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Ranked #53 of 182 Restaurants in Panaji
Cuisines: Indian
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Larne, N. Ireland
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33 reviews 33 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 22 cities Reviews in 22 cities
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
“Brilliant goan food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2012

After reading the reviews we decided to try this restaurant just to see the cowboy theme! Best decision, we enjoyed it so much we went back a second time. the decor & the staff oufits made us smile, the big surprise was the food. My squid chilli fry was delicious, the machi haryali was perfect, the naan was huge & thin, just the way I like it.The staff are so keen to help explain the menu, we will definitely be back next year, don't let the stairway put you off, as so often in Goa the restaurant within is nothing like the exterior.

  • Visited February 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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104 reviews 104 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
“AN UNMISSABLE EXPERIENCE”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2011

We were taken to this restaurant by a friend and we would never have found it, let alone gone into it without his recommendation! The entrance is through the lobby of a rather dubious hotel called Hotel Neptune, up two flights of stairs, along a corridor of even more dubious looking hotel rooms and hey presto, at the end of the corridor an Indian dress in a cowboy outfit complete with hat and holster....only in India! On entering, you are in a completely different if somewhat slightly surreal world. The restaurant is themed as a Texas ranch with wagon wheels on the walls and its clientele appear to be Indian ladies who lunch, Indian business men and the odd European here and there. My friend and I could not stop laughing at the whole bizzareness of the situation and surroundings in a back street in Panji! An then the food arrived.....what can I say.....visually stunning, portions huge, smell amazing and taste of this world!! It was one of the most memorable meals I have ever had for many reasons and when the bill came, we laughed even more!. We had 2 starters, 2 mains although could easily have shared both and 4 beers for the princely sum of £4.75. We had planned to go to the Dehli Darbar but our friend suggested Texas ...am so glad he did. Don't miss this experience!

  • Visited February 2011
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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11 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 35 cities Reviews in 35 cities
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
“Good Goan food in a different ambience”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2011

I had visited this restaurant couple times earlier with my friends 4-5 years ago and I had liked the restaurant. The restaurant is in heart of Panjim, in market place, on a walking distance from Panjim Church.

The restaurant is on 2nd floor and entrance could put off some but the décor will more than make up for the disappointment. The ambiance has old American cowboy ambience which is different and attractive. One can wear the cowboy hat and sport fake guns for fun.

The food itself is good and variety of cousins, from Goan to Punjabi dishes is available, with many type drinks. The fish dishes are real hero, especially the Goan fish with local variety like King Fish and squids etc. One should try them.

The service however is very slow and confusing. The restaurant is popular with tourists and it can get very crowded in night. Also the air-conditioning doesn’t work very well and it get hot and uncomfortable.

The restaurant is bit pricey for the service it provides however it is worthwhile visiting it once

  • Visited November 2011
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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goa
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38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
“Very good sea food”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2011

The restaurant is central located in the heart of panaji city .The ambience is good although the place is now very big. The food is very good , specially the sea food. Dont forget to check the size of the live fish before ordering the dishes.

  • Visited June 2011
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Goa Velha, India
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135 reviews 135 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 59 cities Reviews in 59 cities
78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
“OK”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2011

All types of food available with alcoholic drinks as well.
Food wise nothing special- situated on the 2nd floor on a side street.OK decor. rather pricey. nothing to write home about. Fell sick after eating there once. Maybe the water

  • Visited March 2010
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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