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The Mermaid

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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Opposite Whispering Palms Beach Resort | Vaddy, Candolim, Bardez 403515, India
+91 98221 55205
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Closed now
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Sun - Sat 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Same excellent service and first class food.steak is well worth a try.apple crumble is a delight,can't wait to go back in march.well worth a visit .

Thank Stevepre
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

The chocolate fudge cake was the best cake I have ever tasted in my life and I am not exaggerating. The lady who owns the restaurant (I think ) makes all these cakes hand made. We was going over most nights from our hotel around midnight for a midnight snack of cake. The staff are so lovely aswell

Thank lightyear18
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

A very charming and lovely seafood restaurant which totally deserves its reputation at the #1 restaurant in Candolim. I would definitely recommend this to anyone seeking European cuisine. The desserts that we ordered were excellent. The hostess/owner is so lovely and gracious and makes a special point to speak with each of her guests. It's always so nice to frequent... More 

Thank Anjali G
London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We visited this restaurant yesterday evening after reading the reviews on TA. We ordered the Goan prawn curry, chilli calamari, and aloo gobi with rice. The Calamari was delicious and probably the best I've had. However, the prawn curry and aloo gobi we're not so great. The restaurant definitely carerers to western taste and the staff and owner are lovely,... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

First time to Goa. Met some lovely people on the beach who knew their way around and they took us to The Mermaid. Men both had Fillet Steak and Ladies both had roast beef. Good range of deserts. Oh and the house red is a magnificent easy drinking wine which also went well with the steak. Lovely evening thanks Ruby... More 

Thank Mutabari
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Accompanied by friends who are familiar with Candolim, we enjoyed a delicious meal at The Mermaid. Deservedly bustling with business, the food and wine were excellent and the prices very reasonable.

Thank John M
Kingston-upon-Hull, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 174 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Standards are guaranteed at this wonderfully run restaurant. We had a soup and prawn starter followed by chicken in orange brandy and a roast beef dish. We then had banoffee and a lemon meringue pie. All wonderful food. Bill with drinks and paid by credit card 1520 rupees.

Thank dyble
Wareham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

What a super restaurant in Candolim. The owner and her Goan husband are excellent hosts. The Mermaid is a very friendly relaxed place to eat with super food. The menu offers various different dishes from around India and western food. If you are not sure what to choose just ask. I would recommend a visit to the mermaid - one... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The best food in Candolim. Had a kingfish and fish soup that all were just perfect. Friends took some meat and all were quite satisfied.

Thank Aigars V
London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a lovely restaurant with a great variety of fresh and local food. We had a lovely avocado starter followed by an amazing surf and turf and huge tiger prawns. The service was friendly and it was great to meet one of the owners - a charming lady originally from Sweden. Nice setting, lovely atmosphere, great prices and clearly... More 

Thank Caroline G

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Indian, Seafood, European, British
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Romantic, Local cuisine, Families with children, Kids, Special occasions, Large groups, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Opposite Whispering Palms Beach Resort | Vaddy, Candolim, Bardez 403515, India
  • Location: Asia  >  India  >  Goa  >  Bardez  >  Candolim
  • Phone Number: +91 98221 55205

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