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Florentine Bar & Restaurant

Paqueno Morod, Chogm Road, Near Saligao Church | Behind Saligao Church, Near Ahnc, Saligao, Bardez 403511, India
+91 832 227 8122
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Overview
  • Excellent38%
  • Very good47%
  • Average11%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
Travelers talk about
“chicken cafreal” (138 reviews)
“caramel custard” (16 reviews)
“goan food” (28 reviews)
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Indian, Seafood
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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Paqueno Morod, Chogm Road, Near Saligao Church | Behind Saligao Church, Near Ahnc, Saligao, Bardez 403511, India
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Went to Foxes & Fiesta, a place one had been to on my last trip to Goa a couple of months ago & just next to F'tine. Found it was shut (permanently?) & to avoid going back to Candolim decided to go to F'tine though...More

Thank Vijay S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We were recommended by a friend to visit this restaurant and it turned out to be a great pick for our last dinner in Goa. The food is just lip smackingly good. Sea food and ofcourse chicken caffreal are a must.try and at the end...More

Thank Kunal N
Reviewed March 5, 2018

What can I say about Florentine that has not been said before? If you love Chicken Cafreal, then Florentine is the best place in Goa to relish it. Not only are they the preferred place to enjoy Goan delicacies, they are cheap. If you are...More

Thank Masher16
Reviewed December 28, 2017

Florentine is famous for just one thing - their chicken cafreal. Cooked to perfection, it is as good as chicken can ever get. A must try!

Thank AalokWadhwa
Reviewed December 26, 2017

The best chicken cafreal for miles. Decent ambience, quick service. Card payment doesnt work. Closed on Mondays.

Thank alanjoro
Reviewed November 19, 2017 via mobile

Very nice restaurant with good options drinks and Chinese food along with all Indian kind of foods. Spacious and well maintained, low price and good for big group too

Thank Debasis1409
Reviewed October 31, 2017

Have been going to this place for the longest time now, back when it used to be a shack. It has since been refurbished but it hasn't lost its old recipes. Note the murals of Mother Theresa and sea life that adorn its walls now...More

3  Thank AAMannie
Reviewed October 19, 2017

Florentine is the best place in Goa to enjoy authentic Goan food. I always look forward to relishing their Chicken Cafreal, which is supremely appetizing. Served with bread and super spicy gravy, the Cafreal is their signature dish and guaranteed to arouse your taste buds....More

Thank Masher16
Reviewed October 11, 2017

The chicken cafreal is good. the place is also quite spacious and not crammed up. Budgetwise too the place isnt too expensive.

Thank Savio D
Reviewed September 16, 2017

Good place for lunch or dinner. Pretty cheap and good Goan food, though the signature dish, Chicken Cafrial is nothing great.

Thank clandale
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March 21, 2017|
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The management would like to apologise for the inconvenience caused to you with regards to the mosquitos.. We will definitely take your feed back as positively possible and get it rectified and find a permanent solution for... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
$2
Cuisine
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, Large groups, Families with children, Kids
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
6:30 PM - 10:30 PM
Tuesday
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
6:30 PM - 10:30 PM
Wednesday
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
6:30 PM - 10:30 PM
Thursday
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
6:30 PM - 10:30 PM
Friday
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
6:30 PM - 10:30 PM
Saturday
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
6:30 PM - 10:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Paqueno Morod, Chogm Road, Near Saligao Church | Behind Saligao Church, Near Ahnc, Saligao, Bardez 403511, India
  • Location: Asia  >  India  >  Goa  >  North Goa District  >  Bardez  >  Saligao
  • Phone Number: +91 832 227 8122
  • E-mail
Description
Caetano D'Costa encountered Chicken Cafreal in the early 80s. At the time, he was working in the kitchen of the Mandovi Hotel in Panjim, under the tutelage of a senior chef, Caridade Alfonso. Caetano D'costa's parents had a tiny tavern in a bylane of Saligao, selling cashew and palm feni distilled by a relative. His mother added homemade snacks to go along with drinks, and the little tavern immediately became a hit with the motorcycle-pilots of the region who operated a local taxi service on their bikes.They brought their customers in increasing numbers. In 1985, the then 24 year old Mr.D'Costa left his job at the Mandovi Hotel and the tavern turned into Florentine. On its menu was Chicken Cafreal. Today, this richly aromatic, long-marinated fried chicken that's smothered in a spicy, coriander- heavy sauce is ubiquitous on restaurant menus across the state and widely known across the world as a signature Goan dish. But in fact, until the 1970's, Chicken Cafreal was unknown in Goa.
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