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“Perfection to core !!”

Goa Portuguesa Restobar
Ranked #223 of 14,981 Restaurants in Mumbai
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $15 - $20
Cuisines: Indian, Portuguese
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Dining options: Late Night, Delivery, Reservations
Description: Goa Portuguesa is the first and only ISO speciality restaurant serving authentic and innovative Goan,Portuguese,Continental cuisine since 1988. The decor of the restaurant has been inspired by a Bungalow in Goa with traditional lamps and colors with live music.Besides dining we also do outdoor catering,hone deliveries and take outs. Its other two sister brands of Diva Maharashtracha (Serving authentic food of the Maharashtra state of India ) and Dakshin Culture Curry( serving cuisine from various parts of south India).All these three restaurants have multiple locations in Mumbai.
Reviewed August 3, 2013

Hi,

We planned a surprise birthday party at the Goa Portuguesa Thane branch for 18 guests. We are hard core fish eaters. Hence the first option was indeed a coastal cuisine and when its seafood nothing better than Goan!! And when Goan in Mumbai, nothing can beat the authentic Goan taste of Goa Portuguesa. We wanted to shortlist Thane due to guest preference and were surfing for a seafood joint at Thane when we came across this branch on Zomato and were really happy to check the Thane branch. With no second thoughts we simply proceeded with the booking. And Bingo !! We were absolutely right in our choice for the short and sweet get-together on 2nd Aug 2013. Below are the strong observation which not only induces me to write a review just next day about this splendid place but also grabs attention of every proud Maharashtrian for Dr. Awchat’s success and his staff –

1. Food – Authentic and of Superior Quality. Fish curries, Fish fingers, Veg Kaju Roll, Xacutti, Chicken Cafreal, were all simply perfectly cooked, marinated with the Goan taste and very very close to the Goan joints at Panjim / South Goa.
2. Staff – Amicable and Hospitable. All of them were so highly courteous that I was zapped to receive this comfort at an Indian restaurant especially Maharashtrian. To be very frank, I have often seen Shettys, Parsis or Punjabis doing very good in Hotel industry compared to Maharashtrians and often wondered that we probably lack the knack of hospitality or customer relations which other communities build an edge on. However, post my experience and interactions with the staff here I can now proudly say that the COO of Thane branch Prathamesh just proved me wrong. He is an absolute example of Dr. Awchat’s staff who can give a tough competition to all of these communities. Keep it up!! Of course I would not miss a single opportunity to praise and thank the staff that was at the fore front to help us serve better – Vikas, Bishwas, Pravin special thanks to you all for making this event a grand success.
3. Value for Money - Justice to your pockets. It definitely ensures that even the buffet spread make it difficult for you to believe that the fish or veg food served with the frequency and variety is far better and elbows its way out to number one position than any other general seafood restaurants or even five star properties.
4. Ambiance - Immaculate. The private area especially reserved for small groups (16-18) or a special event is simply the best.
5. Parking – Spacious. You don’t have to get into street fights or be worried about your car once you check in 
6. Clean Wash Rooms – Highly Hygienic. Guests will bless you for this.
7. Live Music – Enlightening. The guitarist ensures to provide a special attention to your group / guests and sing event related songs (birthday, engagement, authentic goan songs, etc.) for you which will definitely lift your spirits high.

Once again would like take an opportunity to thank Dr. Awchat and his magnificent team for such a superb creation in Maharashtra. We are proud of you. And advice to readers to definitely try this place for special occasions esp if the guests are seafood lovers.

Regards,
Pooja C

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Reviewed August 1, 2013

My favourite place in Mumbai. Fabulous food and superb service. Friendly, courteous staff. Original recipes make the food 'to die for'! A must visit!

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Reviewed July 13, 2013

We went for a Saturday night dinner at this restaurant at thane, manpada, ghodbunder road. The restaurant was full and we had to wait for 15 minutes for the table for 2. Excessive staff but very careless and less attentive towards guests. The order taker came in about 10 minutes to take the order and after giving the order for a draught beer, we were told that its not available and will be only available after some days. suggestion was made for a pint beer. i believe it was a stunt to sell the pint beer as the draught was a cheaper option. After giving the orders for a starter and a couple of main courses, we had to wait for 15 minutes to get the wrong order of the starters. when asked to the guy who took the order, we were given a silly excuse that it was a system error that he punched prawns and the kitchen prepared another variety of fish. so again we had to wait patiently for food. Another 10 minutes and we received our right order, taste was ok. As i started having it, i casually opened the napkin to help my self, and was a horriblly shocked to see a live caterpiller in that. We asked for the manager, a guy came in to the table and when we showed him the live bug, he dissapeared. No apologies made. the napkin was removed instantly. Only after 10 minutes the waiter came and apologised. we cancelled the main course order and asked for the bill. We were shocked to hear the excuse that it was the laundry problem and nothing to do with the restaurant. The waiter took a long time for the bill as well. when we left finally, there were no smiles, no thank u ......as if they were waiting for us to leave.
It was my first visit and was only due to the name. But sadly not a great one.
Guys need to take the hygiene seriously here. people come for the quality of the food and spend huge amounts on it, trusting the name of the restaurant. better be ready for the competition around. there are a lot of restaurants which offer much tasty food at cheaper amount and best service and clean, hygienic food.

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Thank Priyank G
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Reviewed July 8, 2013

I have been to both the Mahim and Andheri outlets.The Andheri outlet service is real slow not focused at all. Rice was too hard and yellow rice not cooked fresh.Seafood else where much better.I really had high expectations from the outlet.The restaurant was too warm not enough AC.No fish in the day buffet! Only small pieces of bombil. No fish curry too.Really dissappointed.

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Thank ElsieGabriel
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Reviewed June 22, 2013 via mobile

I have seen goa Portuguese many times. The food quality has been consistent. If you feel like having some south indian dishes, this would be a good choice.

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Thank joechacko
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