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The Mermaid

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$$ - $$$
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Opposite Whispering Palms Beach Resort | Vaddy, Candolim, Bardez 403515, India
+91 98221 55205
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5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Liverpool, England
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25 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Very good food and excellent service. Fish Soup Starter is full of flavour and the Pate was delicious.. We had grilled Pomfret which was perfectly cooked and the meal was rounded off with the home-made Banoffee pie which was delicious. Definitely will be visiting again.

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Thank carraboyblue
Nottingham, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

My boyfriend and I ended up eating here 3 times during our 2 week stay in Goa. We'd read the reviews and thought we'd check it out and so glad we did! I can't speak highly enough of the food here, it was amazing every time - especially the tiger prawns! They also do a king prawn in a gravy... More 

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Thank alexpearson444
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Hidden off the main road on the way to the beach. This restaurant is a must try if you want a good bit of steak, unlike other restaurants we visited the steak was lovely and a good bit of meat instead of a slab of like braised beef. Its a little more pricey than other places but definitely worth the... More 

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Thank Chantelle C
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Katarina and Banno and their staff were brilliant, 3rd year we have visited this restaurant,made very welcome and all the food is home made , katarina makes wonderful home made soups,see you all next year

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Thank Margaret M
wrexham
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33 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I would highly recommend this gem of place if you like good quality food, the steaks with the blue cheese is one of the nicest meals around although the other food we tried was excellent on every occasion we dined there, friendly staff giving very good service

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Thank the-love' s
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5 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

We read that this place had great food, and were not disapointed. Especially the seafood was fantastic! The ones eating steak were a bit dissapointed, that is why I did not give a full 5 to the place. I guess though that as we were 10 people, it was quite hard to coordinate both seafood and meat to arrive at... More 

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Thank Tom L
Barnard Castle, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Hi we dined at the Mermaid last night. Service, food, and house wine were all excellent. Katrina the Sweedish his test was brilliant chatting about the food and wine selections. Best so far in Candolim.

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Thank Duncan S
London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Disappointing. Limited menu. Food good but no naan bread as they do not have oven to cook it. Restaurant was busy but would not be our first choice as Candolim has so many good restaurants to choose from.

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Thank ArashAshkon
manchester
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170 reviews
113 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 159 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The mermaid was one of the first restaurants we ever visited in goa many moons ago, we revisited recently and wow it was so good. Prawn cocktail, fish and chips and a chocolate cheesecake which was heaven. Service, prices, ambience were absolutely spot on, we paid around 1700 rupees for 3 courses for 2 with a couple of beers each.... More 

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Thank shirleyVManchester
Derby, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This restaurant food is of a very high standard, my friends were amazed when I took them, they couldn't believe it, it would give any posh fancy restaurant a run for its money in the U.K. And it's a fraction of the price

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Indian, Seafood, European, British
Meals
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Dining on a budget, Romantic, Large groups, Kids, Special occasions, Families with children, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Monday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Friday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
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?