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“Location is the best for candle light dinner.”
3 of 5 bubbles Review of Souza Lobo

Souza Lobo
Ranked #11 of 408 Restaurants in Calangute
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $1 - $10
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic, Local cuisine, Bar scene, Scenic view, Kids, Families with children, Special occasions, Large groups
Dining options: Lunch, Brunch, Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wine and Beer
Description: Family owned traditional goan restaurant specialising in seafood and goan food with live music every night,situated right on the main calangute beach.
Mumbai (Bombay), India
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29 reviews
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“Location is the best for candle light dinner.”
Reviewed January 12, 2014

Souza Lobo was best ones upon a time but.....during this time of our visit the service standards were dropped drastically. we saw under trained staff and didnt see the can do attitude from them the way we saw on our previous visits. the food was good - i would say 7 out of 10, they can improve provided they want to. the menu was also over priced, probably due to Goa's best season time. would not prefer to go back as the service was too slow and waiters busy paying attention to foreigners only for expectations of tips.

Visited January 2014
2 Thank 1BourneU
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
“Great location and ambience with average food”
Reviewed January 11, 2014

I had heard rave views about this restaurant from friends. It is centrally located on Calangute beach with good beach views and the ambience is good too. Although we went for lunch on a prior reservation, they even arrange tables outdoors during evenings for dinner. Food on the whole was decent - especially the Fish Fry and Prawns Curry but I would not call it finger licking' good!!! The location and ambience is what sets this place apart, however food & service is average and hence the 3 rating.

  • Visited December 2013
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1 Thank Mesh_2409
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Great goan food”
Reviewed January 10, 2014

Wide variety of choice. Great tasting food that is freshly prepared. The staff are friendly and efficient bringing your drinks, appetizers, and main courses in a timely manner. Very busy, so try to get there earlier in the evening before the line ups start.

Visited December 2013
3 Thank andre323i
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New Delhi, India
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“The place is located in Calangute”
Reviewed January 10, 2014

The menu is pretty much the same with similar kind of food . however the food presentation is not great so do not expect a very upmarket place. It is good for an afternoon lunch or quick dinner. The chicken chilli is mix of goan and chinese method. Service is ok if you order good amount of liquor then service improves as they see money in there pocket as tips.

Visited November 2013
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Bengaluru, India
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5 reviews
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“Authentic Goan food”
Reviewed January 9, 2014

A little background - I have my roots in Goa and was born and bread in karnataka (Hubli) and working in bangalore. We had to visit Goa to attend my friends weddding. We stayed at a resort in Calangute and were looking to eat some authentic goan food. We visited Souza Lobo as we heard good reviews about this restaurant.
The food was very tasty and authentic and I can vouch for the same as we do cook goan cusine at home
Try the goan sausages and sorpotel and any fried fish, you will love it
The view is great and you should visit this place in the night
Would highly recommend this place to everyone

  • Visited February 2013
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1 Thank Dominic P
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