Where to Eat in Canacona: The Best Restaurants and Bars

September 26, 2017 Russell Mellin

Canacona (Kannkonn, pronounced [kaːɳkɔɳ]) is a city and a municipal council in South Goa district in Goa, India. Canacona or Kankon Taluka includes places such as Patnem, Chaudi, Poinguinim, Loliye, Agonda and Gaumdongre. Chaudi is the taluka headquarters and the most developed town in this taluka. The famous Palolem Beach is located in Canacona.
Things to do in Canacona

1. Dropadi

Palolem Beach, Palolem, Canacona 403702, India Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar Indian, Seafood, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night +91 98226 85138
Excellent
48%
Good
37%
Satisfactory
9%
Poor
3%
Terrible
3%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 869 reviews

Dropadi

Reviewed By DiFlies - Lyndhurst, United Kingdom

If you can get a table overlooking the beach, it's especially nice. Service is good, and it's really nice to have pretty cotton serviettes and table cloths. Friends tried to seafood pasta which looked really good, and they said was excellent, but we stuck to Indian dishes. They make really great parathas in the tandoor, as well as other breads. There are plenty of very reasonably priced Indian dishes. Seafood is more expensive, but really good. Beers are cold, and there is a good selection of cocktails.

2. Magic Italy Authentic Italian Restaurant Pizzeria

260, Main Road, | Palolem Beach, Canacona, Goa, India, Palolem, Canacona 403702, India Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar Italian, Pizza, Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night +91 88057 67705
Excellent
60%
Good
27%
Satisfactory
7%
Poor
3%
Terrible
3%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 530 reviews

Magic Italy Authentic Italian Restaurant Pizzeria

Reviewed By Akshiv_Baluja - New Delhi, India

This place is run by an Italian family and as one would expect they serve a simple menu of Pizzas and Pasta with a number of options to explore. Pick the one that'll excite your taste buds. The owners of the restaurant were very kind to open the kitchen for some additional time to take our order, since we arrived quite late.The preparation, the aroma and the taste are authentic.
Palolem beach deserves a repeat visit and so do this place.
Do note that like many other places in Goa, they don't accept cards, but only cash and paytm.

3. Ourem 88

South End Of Palolem Beach | Behind Rococo Pelton, Palolem, Canacona 403 702, India Outdoor Seating, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations European, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options Dinner HK$118 +91 86988 27679
Excellent
90%
Good
7%
Satisfactory
1%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 272 reviews

Ourem 88

Located in a quite coconut grove just 20m from the seashore behind Rococo Pelton at the southern end of Palolem beach, Ourem 88 is a small home style European restaurant set in the courtyard of our home. At Ourem 88 we endeavour to use the freshest, locally sourced seasonal produce & a variety of speciality imported produce fused with a western style of cooking to give you a tasty vibrant menu in relaxed & friendly surroundings. Our small evening bistro menu changes regularly according to seasonal availability in the market to ensure a new & exciting experience on every visit. Being a small restaurant which serves fresh home cooked food, which prides itself on quality & customer satisfaction, we are limited to the amount of tables we are able to serve in an evening. Larger tables are recommended to call in advance to check availability, Last Orders are taken at 9pm. The restaurant can also be reached via the Ourem 88 just beside Akash Travels.

Reviewed By Loulou1711 - Chesterfield

We were fortunate to eat here twice during our holiday, I had booked one of the meals in November. Booking is essential as they only serve 20 people per night, and we saw a few people disappointed that they were unable to get a table.
On both occasions the food was exceptional. The portion size was very generous. We both had starters and mains on the first visit, so unfortunately didn’t have room for pudding. On the second occasion we shared a starter and pudding.
Brett made a perfect host.

4. Cafe Inn

Palolem Beach Main Road | Behind Rikshaw Stand, Palolem, Canacona 403702, India Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi Bar, Cafe, Healthy, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night HK$24 - HK$63 +91 75073 22799
Excellent
61%
Good
26%
Satisfactory
8%
Poor
2%
Terrible
3%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 384 reviews

Cafe Inn

Reviewed By Lasse2 - Palanga, Lithuania

An excellent place for breakfast, a capuccino, a roast beef Sandwich, a full meal or just a dessert. A drink or a beer. They've got it all. Very good service. Sometimes live music. Highly recommended.

5. Ciarans

Canacona Beach, Palolem, Canacona 403702, India Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi Indian, Seafood, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night, Drinks +91 832 264 3477
Excellent
44%
Good
35%
Satisfactory
12%
Poor
5%
Terrible
4%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 296 reviews

Ciarans

Reviewed By awayfromhome1970 - London, United Kingdom

The best place along this stretch, for sure the cleanest in presentation. First time I’ve actually had a linen serviette too. Quality food, good prices and fast services. The live music tonight was excellent too a great guitarist and pianist. A shame the kitchen shut at 10.20 as may have ordered dessert.

6. German Bakery

Law College Road | Deccan gymkhana, Palolem, Canacona 411004, India Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi Cafe, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Excellent
42%
Good
35%
Satisfactory
15%
Poor
6%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 228 reviews

German Bakery

Reviewed By FarAwayFromHome - Maidenhead

We went to this venue several times & enjoyed the hospitality, along with generally good food. But the big let down was the bakery side of things - we tried several of the cakes over 3 days on on each occasion they were dry or stale. If the bakery products were improved this venue would get 5 starts from me because it was otherwise delightful.

7. Little World

Main Beach Road | Next to Fabindia and Bunti, Palolem, Canacona 403702, India Free Wifi, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible Indian, Cafe, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks +91 98879 56810
Excellent
79%
Good
16%
Satisfactory
3%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 500 reviews

Little World

Vegetarian and vegan café, serving healthy breakfast, brunch & lunch. Try our scrumptious (vegan) cakes. Plus: We've recently started serving delicious and wholesome dinners, with lots of creative vegan and vegetarian dishes. Besides that we have our own onsight bakery where you can buy all your little world goodies, cakes, quiches, muesli, bread and preservatives. Come and check out our quirky indoor sitting area, and the large outdoor garden, totally transformed into a play area and bohemian vibe outdoor restaurant.

Reviewed By JoyjeetM - New Delhi, India

It's a nice vegetarian place on the main road to Palolem beach, with great varieties and pocket friendly prices. We visited for a breakfast and returned impressed and satisfied.
The interiors are done very colourfully and the presence of a Ganesh idol at the main entry was really attractive. The Seating arrangements were also very cute with fruits shaped cushions and tempo tables etc.
Overall, we thoroughly enjoyed our meal.

8. The Space Goa

261 Devabag | On the Agonda Road, Palolem, Canacona 403702, India Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Credit Cards Cafe, Contemporary, Healthy, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch, Dinner HK$31 +91 832 264 3258
Excellent
73%
Good
19%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 100 reviews

The Space Goa

The Space Goa is a Holistic Sanctuary near the Beaches of Palolem and Agonda in South Goa. The lush tropical setting is an ideal place to rest, relax, and rejuvenate. We host retreats with master healers and teachers from across the world. With a spacious Yogashala in the jungle garden, a large multipurpose hall, and several therapy rooms, The Space Goa is the perfect retreat venue. We also have a health food cafe serving up dishes like raw pad thai, sprouted salads, home made breads, raw, vegan cakes and chocolates. We also offer a variety of juices and smoothies made with nut milks. A very well balanced menu that satisfies and pleases whether you are eating clean or wanting to indulge. Try our sizzling brownie dripping with chocolate sauce and served with a side of vanilla ice cream. Yum! Our health food deli offers organic grains, organic spices, homemade nut butters, nut milks, muesli bars, gluten free tasty treats. The Space boutique is filled with hand picked products sourced from all over India. Be it jewels, or pashmina shawls, yoga clothes, cute little beach outfit, rest assured that everything on offer is of the best quality. We offer a team of teachers who offer variety of workshops/ retreats. This year we are offering meditation and yoga immersion with a world renowned teacher from Rishikesh, myofacial release massage course, agama yoga workshops, tantra workshops, yin yoga workshop, to name a few. Please visit our website to get the full list of workshops offered this year.

Reviewed By FOODLOVER210592 - Sydney, Australia

Great fresh food, bit overpriced, but standard Goa.. Was good, nice to get off the main busy strip, bit of a walk from town, probably would reccomend taking a scooter rather than walking

9. April20

Patnem Beach, Patnem, Canacona, India Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi Indian, Seafood, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Excellent
55%
Good
27%
Satisfactory
14%
Poor
2%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 144 reviews

April20

Reviewed By Ruthielark - London

Returning to Goa this year meant 2 return trips to April 20. The food was as good as ever, go for the tandoori catch of the day- particularly the king fish or river prawns which are priced differently per day so ask before you order. They will be more than happy to show you before you decide!
Only annoying thing is the Indian obsession with rattan furniture which means you cannot sit at the table comfortably as it all too low!

10. Cafe Rumba

Main Street | Near That Bar, Palolem, Canacona 403702, India Takeout, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Full Bar Indian, International, Asian, Nepali, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks +91 96374 48935
Excellent
66%
Good
21%
Satisfactory
9%
Poor
1%
Terrible
3%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 119 reviews

Cafe Rumba

Reviewed By Treintapico N - Brighton, England, United Kingdom

I've been in Palolem four days. After trying a few places I chose Cafe Rumba as my favourite one. Wide variety of food (Indian, Nepali, Thai, Chinesse... and a bit of western with a twist)
The staff is great, kitchen and waiters are attentive and very friendly, specially Justin who was really helpful recommending me options from the menu and telling me tips to use in Palolem.
The offer a fresh fish, I could not regret it being in Goa, so I went for a tandoori Red Snapper... OMG... I don't need to be more descriptive about it...
So If you come to visit Palolem... You should not avoid this place
PS: Try spinach and cheese momos... literally heaven

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