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“A little gem of a place”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Tamarin

Tamarin
Ranked #7 of 408 Restaurants in Calangute
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $5 - $12
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Restaurant details
Good for: Business meetings, Special occasions, Large groups, Romantic, Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Drinks, Dinner, Buffet, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Description: TAMARIN is operated by 3 members of the Dar family, Jennifer, Bilal & Sayeed. The meaning of 'Dar' is home and we want TAMARIN to feel relaxed - just like home - whether dining or enjoying a light lunch or cocktail. TAMARIN offers dual cuisine's. Their award winning Mediterranean menu, encompasses the entire region from Southern Europe, The Middle East & North Africa with a very eclectic menu. TAMARIN also offer authentic Kashmiri Wazwaan dishes that cannot be found elsewhere in Goa. We have a passion for home cooking and produce almost all of our food on site, including bread, baked goods, yogurt and much more. We endeavour to source the freshest of local ingredients, only opting for imports when the local produce just won't do! A wide range of both India and Mediterranean wines are also available. TAMARIN have introduced a gourmet 'Deli 2 Go' offer so that you can enjoy their cuisine at home or at the beach. The offer includes homemade breads, pastries, cakes, sandwiches, salads, plus a select retail offer from some of Goa & India's finest gourmet producers.
Portsmouth
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20 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“A little gem of a place”
Reviewed February 24, 2014

A little bit pricier than other restauants but well worth it. Lovely fresh cooked Mediterranean cuisine set in a tranquil enclosed garden. Owned and ran by an nice English lady and with very attentive and polite staff. Also they have entertainemnt at least 4 nights a week.

Visited February 2014
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Thank pompeycarl
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TAMARIN-bistro, Owner at Tamarin, responded to this review, February 27, 2014
Dear Carl

Thank you for taking the time to write a review, its very much appreciated. We are very pleased to hear that you enjoyed your time at TAMARIN and hope to see you again next season.

Kind Regards from all at Team TAMARIN
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London, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Graham will return”
Reviewed February 23, 2014

This was the first time in this restaurant for a meal with 4 Friends the staff could not do enough to make you feel welcome, the food was well mouth watering I had a buffalo burger the 1st time for me it was excellent and the prices are very kind to your pocket,on a Wednesday night when I visited 19/2/14 there was some live music which was nice and easy to the ears. once again this is a great place to eat

  • Visited February 2014
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Thank Graham162
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TAMARIN-bistro, Owner at Tamarin, responded to this review, February 27, 2014
Dear Graham

Thank you for taking the time to write a review. We are very happy to hear how much you enjoyed your visit - food, service & price. Glad you enjoyed the music too! We look forward to welcoming you again next year.

Kind Regards from all at Team TAMARIN
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manchester
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“very expensive for goa”
Reviewed February 19, 2014

We never ate here but just popped in for a quick drink
but the menu for Goa seemed a bit up itself.
Then they charged us 10% service charge on the drinks lol

Visited January 2014
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4 Thank nicknang
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TAMARIN-bistro, Owner at Tamarin, responded to this review, February 24, 2014
Dear Nicknang

In response to your recent review; We are surprised & disappointed to receive an Average rating/review about our restaurant from someone who has not actually dined with us!
We are offering a unique Mediterranean dining experience which 96% of our Trip Advisor reviewers have rated as either Excellent or Very Good. Additionally we were recently awarded by the Times of India, in their annual Food & Nightlife Awards, Best Mediterranean Restaurant in Goa (seasonal) for 2014.
With reference to our 10% service charge; Our Receipts quite clearly state that service is DISCRETIONARY, leaving our guests free to decide for themselves if they wish to pay this amount or indeed more/less.

Goa has a host of restaurants that suit all tastes and of course budgets - we wish you well if finding the type of eatery that pleases you.

Kind Regards TAMARIN
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England
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“Very Good Value”
Reviewed February 18, 2014

we visited after reading reveiws on trip adviser and we were not dissapointed a very nice setting and great value for money.I had the beefburger which surprised my wife but found it to be excellent the service was very good and great value for money food

Visited February 2014
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Thank PDREDRUM
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TAMARIN-bistro, Owner at Tamarin, responded to this review, February 20, 2014
Dear PDREDRUM

Thank you for taking the time to write a review about us. We are very pleased to hear that you enjoyed your visit to TAMARIN and hopefully we will see you again very soon.

Kind regards from all at Team TAMARIN
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Kolkata (Calcutta), India
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“satisfying..not wow”
Reviewed February 14, 2014

after reading the fabulous reviews i had to go there.

well hospitality was of the highest order.the hostess was very pleasent on the phone when i called her for directions and when we reached there she was there with a smile and made polite conversation about the food.This is a part which i always like when i go for a pleasent dinner.the staff was also very courteous and polite.the ambience was also very good and reminded me of many a european outdoor eat.five stars on those counts.

now lets turn to the food.I am sure they had fantastic desserts but we couldnt try any because we were too full after having our starters and mains.the food and the cocktails though was a mixed bag.Sangria was very average,the pinacolada good.The middle eastern platter we ordered was great while the pasta and rissotto though good was not great.Although in their defence all the dishes we ordered were veg.

overall a fully satisfying experience, although falling short of me giving it a perfect 5 on 5.

  • Visited February 2014
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Thank Arpit1984
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TAMARIN-bistro, Owner at Tamarin, responded to this review, February 16, 2014
Dear Arpit

Firstly thank you for taking the time to write a review. We are happy to hear that overall you enjoyed your experience here at TAMARIN, but to be honest a little disappointed that we didn't 'wow' you on this occasion :( We do hope that you will return next time you are in Goa so that we may get a 2nd chance to impress.
Thanks again & kind regards from all at Team TAMARIN
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