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The Mermaid

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Vaddy, Opposite Whispering Palms Beach Resort | Vaddy, Candolim, Bardez 403515, India
(+91) 9822155205
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Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Late Night, Delivery, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff

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  • 25
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  • 11
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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
Good food,great service and lovely atmosphere.

We ate here on a couple of occasions this year and we weren't disappointed. The menu has a good selection and everything we chose was of a good standard. Hawaiian chicken starter was divine as was the pate. Beef tenderloin and steaks where also good and the desserts were particularly yummy... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We ate here on a couple of occasions this year and we weren't disappointed. The menu has a good selection and everything we chose was of a good standard. Hawaiian chicken starter was divine as was the pate. Beef tenderloin and steaks where also good and the desserts were particularly yummy especially the lemon meringue pie, carrot cake and chocolate... More 

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Thank sungoddess2005
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13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

This is a restaurant that deserves to be No. 1. The food is consistently good and the menu has several meals that are different to the run of the mill food. e.g. Breast of chicken in a brandy cream sauce with creamed potatoes, vegetables and salad. The home made sweets are to die for. Katarina is the the perfect hostess... More 

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Thank Mike P
wrexham
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21 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

After walking past this place over previous years we decided to try it out, we then realised what we had missed out on, the food and service was faultless and the owner and waiters were often checking to make sure everything was to our satisfaction. All the meals we had were excellent however the steak with the blue cheese sauce... More 

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Thank the-love' s
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Simply the best food I ate in Goa. The staff are personable and you may have to book as certain days are busy. I ate a steak, and had the prawn avocado to start, it was awesome, we returned a few days later and my food was again outstanding, some of the other members of the team stated their steak... More 

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Thank Stewart G
Tiptree Essex
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34 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The food is excellent. We used the Mermaid four times and each time had a different dish it was amazing food. the owner makes the deserts herself. Her chocolate fudge cake is the best I have ever tasted. Really recommend this place its great. Great background music and great atmosphere.

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thirsk
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Katrina is the most lovely lady I have met and her restaurant serves the best home cooked food. The service is warm and friendly and every one will greet you with a smile

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Thank alithirsk
Laugharne, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

lovely tasty food, I had the fish fillet with parsley sauce and mash, it came with cauliflower. The whole meal looked a bit white and puréed. ( although I could have had chips, I went with what was on the menus) Would have been nicer with home cut chips and some green veg and presented a bit better. Going by... More 

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Thank gillian p
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33 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a restaurant that gets very busy and if you want a table no matter what day, you need to book. Just off the beach, this place offers a high quality of food and a very reasonable price.

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Thank Martin D
London, England, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

you need to book really we managed to get in because we ate really early, but they were turning people away by 7.30 great food and atmosphere

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Thank Lynne D
hereford
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22 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This quite rightly claims to be one of the best restaurants in Candolim. Although very busy with most of the tables reserved we were lucky to be seated immediately. The food is superb, for starters we had chicken liver pate, served with hot toast, and a very fresh greek salad. Main course I had the fillet steak (melted in your... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Vaddy, Opposite Whispering Palms Beach Resort | Vaddy, Candolim, Bardez 403515, India
  • Location: Asia  >  India  >  Goa  >  Bardez  >  Candolim
  • Phone Number: (+91) 9822155205

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: British, Seafood, European

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Dining on a budget

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