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“Memorable nights here” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Casa Portuguesa

Casa Portuguesa
Saunta Waddo, Near Ronil Beach Resort | Baga Road, Calangute, India
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Ranked #94 of 150 Restaurants in Calangute
Cuisines: Portuguese
Description: This place has been around for nearly 25 years, is great for authentic Portuguese and some local Goan dishes, is a quiet fine-dining place centrally located near the Calangute beach that livens up late in the evening and is popular amongst international travelers.
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Description: This place has been around for nearly 25 years, is great for authentic Portuguese and some local Goan dishes, is a quiet fine-dining place centrally located near the Calangute beach that livens up late in the evening and is popular amongst international travelers.
Weston super Mare
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65 reviews 65 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 34 cities Reviews in 34 cities
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
“Memorable nights here”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2013

It was a long time ago, but I doubt it has changed! A winning formula - good food, character, and a charismatic owner with stories to tell and songs to sing! Yes, it was few years ago I visited, when I was working in Goa, but I did so enjoy this place.

  • Visited April 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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English first
Leeds, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Good food but..”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2013

The reason I am giving 3/5 to an otherwise fine restaurant is not because of food or ambience but because of the owner.
We went there for a meal which we enjoyed but just as we were about to ask for the bill the owner came calling to say hello,that's fine but when he pulled up the chair and went on for 45 minutes about his life story that ruined the evening.This guy talks non stop.

Visited January 2013
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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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16 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
“Good food, nice ambience, really slow service!”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2011

If the walls of this quaint mansion could speak, it would tell many interesting stories of Goa's heydays as a rich Portuguese settlement with merchants and travelers thronging its beaches, streets and eateries, and music and laughter flowing from it's warmly lit open doors. Today, its a lovingly restored, quiet villa set in a tropical garden, a giant tree trunk arching across the entrance gate almost blocking your way. A couple of tables in the verandah, followed by a tiny bar tucked away on the left and a couple of large rooms with a few more tables welcome you. Nirmala, our pretty host for the evening, seated our hungry group of 6 and we proceeded with salivating over the menu options. The roast pork was not available, so we settled on the pork with clams, an adventurous choice, and also decided to try out the surprise inclusion of Paella in a Portuguese cuisine restaurant. The pork took a long time to arrive, by which time we were picking at crumbs from the 3rd bread basket. But it was a beautifully flavored dish - an unusual combination but divine in taste. The paella arrived after yet another long gap, and we literally jumped on the cauldron that it came in. Although a tad dry, it was true to taste, with heaps of crabs, prawns, squid and mussels to tackle. We wiped the vessel clean, and at the end of an hour and a half were ready to pay the cheque when Francisco, the owner, strolled up to us with a guitar and sang us a lovely Portuguese love song called Maria Maria while we were served 2 complimentary rounds of some of the best Port wine I have ever had!
A quiet yet warm, dimly lit yet inviting place specializing in Portuguese cuisine with a nod to the local Goan fare, it turns festive late in the night with guests joining in with stories and singing along. Its a place worth a visit if you want to enjoy the laid-back and luxuriously lazy mood of Goa and pace your meal out amidst pretty settings.

  • Visited August 2011
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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