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Ciarans

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Canacona Beach, Palolem, Canacona 403702, India
+91 832 264 3477
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

This is probably the best beach side restaurant on palolem. We had lunch and dinner here during our stay. It has a nice varied menu unlike the typical restaurant here. For lunch we had a selection of small tapas style plates with a couple of cocktails. The food was tasty, well prepared and the cocktails some of the best on... More 

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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

One of the more expensive restaurants on the beach front but they did offer some very good entertainment and a broad range of foods looking out over the beachfront. A rare permanent structure built to weather the winter storms. Less expensive options available as you walk down the beach

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Thank ctupper
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12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Been here two times during my stay in Palolem. A must try indian dishes! Also, great choice of wines. Every night live music. Nice place to chill :)

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Thank Milana V
Guildford, United Kingdom
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638 reviews
408 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 203 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Lovely place and some great guest music but service very slow and disinterested. Started with chicken satay - chicken coated in a wet sauce which dropped off and satay dip tasted of nothing. Goan fish curry was weak and runny and rather tasteless. One of our more expensive meals in Palolem and not very good

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Thank pb56422
Eastbourne, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I've been to Ciarans twice in the last week and a couple of times last season. However, after this last visit I'm not sure I shall return. My friends and I were more than happy with the food we ordered and we enjoyed the live music and pleasant ambiance. I'd recommended that my friends tried the chocolate brownie and ice... More 

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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Probably the best restaurant on the beach front in Palolem. Superb setup and ambience. Usually non-Indians/foreign tourists/travellers stop by here. Live music/performances held here is really good. Soft music, NOT loud trance/Bollywood music here. Friendly staff to help choose food to your liking. Good variety on the menu but pricey. Can't complain though. Worth an experience. For those loud/constant blabbermouths/families... More 

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Thank 884pavans
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9 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Came here with my girlfriend and her friend. They had live music which is a really nice touch when you're dining out on palolem. The restaurant is clean and tidy. The food is slightly more expensive than most menus on the beach but I must admit the food was pretty good. However, despite an enjoyable experience, when enquiring about the... More 

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Thank Oliver B
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21 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My first visit here was in 2007 to try their lobster, and I returned this week for several dinners and one breakfast. In my view the quality of their food is still the same 10 years later : like Fern's, this is one of the few places in Palolem that hasn't changed hands over the last decade, and perhaps this... More 

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Thank Ben T
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64 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This place is so lovely, the food was great, but for me its the ambience. Its a great escape from the brightness of the beach umbrellas and sun beds with gorgeous gardens. So relaxing!

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Thank Jodie E
Bengaluru, India
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190 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We dropped in for drinks and dinner one evening last week at Palolem. There was live music with a singer who had wonderful voice, unfortunately he chose rather slow and mournful songs for most of the evening. Drinks were fine, but the food we tried was just about average - some veg starter, goan sausage in chapati and chicken tikka... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Indian, Seafood
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations
Good for
Families with children, Special occasions, Bar scene, Local cuisine, Scenic view, Large groups, Romantic
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Canacona Beach, Palolem, Canacona 403702, India
  • Location: Asia  >  India  >  Goa  >  Canacona  >  Palolem
  • Phone Number: +91 832 264 3477

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?