Anjuna, the party destination of Goa, is known for the clean beach, fancy restaurants, and immaculate vibes that are unmatchable. Among the tonnes of restaurants that add sparkle to the village, there are some that totally make the cut and provide the best of food, drinks and service to the travellers and locals. In this article, we are exploring the best restaurants and bars of Anjuna, Goa. So let's dive right in!
One of the most well-known Bohemian restaurants in Goa, Artjuna is a place that you just can't miss. Due to its popularity and affordable prices, the place is visited by many and you might also get to encounter your favourite celebs here!
A beautiful mix of art, culture and aesthetics, Artjuna is simple, grounded, yet special. It proves that a restaurant doesn't always have to be all fancy and ritzy to make a special place in one's heart. With a true Goan vibe, Artjuna offers outdoor dining in rustic setup. Among the lush green plants and trees, amazing staff and food worth every penny, Artjuna is peaceful yet happening and that's what makes it special.
The food options include a finely curated selection of Mediterranean cuisine, Italian cuisine, Sandwiches, Desserts and Healthy eats. The super delicious smoothies and smoothie bowls are loved by all and the Mezze platter and Pasta varieties are something that you have to get your hands on. Also, the fresh bakes coming right from the in-house bakery are to die for! Bestselling items from the menu include Babaganush, Almond Croissant, Falafel Platter, Opera Pastry, Healthy Breakfasts and Shakshuka. Try their Turkish Lentil Soup and its simplicity might just surprise you.
Price For Two: ₹800 | Open With Google Maps
2. Curlies Beach Shack
A sought after place in North Goa, Curlies is a popular name for its ambience, service and food. Imagine dining while you're facing the sea and watching the sunset on the most beautiful horizon. The crashing waves and the golden sun make everything better and you'll experience the best of it, only at Curlies!
What used to be a humble beach shack, is now a full-fledged restaurant. However, what keeps the place retaining its charm is the psychedelic décor that is all about old furniture, rustic lights and wooden roof and their backward clock at the cash counter (if you know it, you know it). Located on Anjuna beach, if you're looking for buzzing shack to watch the sunset into the sea and don’t mind crowded shacks - Curlies Goa is for you. Round the year, this place buzzing, looking for a party - in which case you're in for a ride!
Talking about the food menu, includes Continental, North Indian, Goan and Israeli cuisines. The fast-food section offers some of the most delicious dishes. The prices are highly affordable and they also offer a large variety of alcohol options to choose from. Some of the bestselling dishes include Honey Chilli Potato, Maggi, Beef Roast, Falafel, Kings Beer, Veg Pizza and the amazing Mezze platter. Our favourite Goan selections include stuffed squid, Goan Pork Sausage Chilli, Chicken Peri-peri, Crab Sukha Masala and the Pork Vindaloo. Fair waring the food is not always consistent here, but its the shacks vibe that keep bring you back.
Price For Two: ₹1700 | Open With Google Maps
3. Goa's Ark
One of the calmest restaurants in Anjuna, Goa's Ark is exactly what you need to spend a relaxing afternoon with your best buddies or even on your own. Serving traditional Goan food with authenticity and humbleness, Goa's Ark has to be on your checklist!
The restaurant is set in a rustic backyard. With greenery all around and fresh air, you are sure to feel rejuvenated. After all, nothing feels better than dining under the shade of a lush tree, right?
The food menu is a mix of traditional Goan food, finger food, Salads and Sandwiches. The menu is quite elaborate ensuring something for everyone. The beverage section is a rich selection of alcoholic beverages, mocktails and a bunch of fresh juices keeping all the fitness enthusiasts in mind. Our top picks from the menu include Beef Skewers, Chicken Curry and Fish Curry.
Price For Two: ₹ 1100 | Open With Google Maps
4. Eva Café
Overlooking the breathtaking Arabian sea, Eva café is a place that is sure to blow you away with its simple, minimalistic yet vibrant décor and immaculate vibes that will always hold a special place in your heart. With white rustic walls and an open-air setup, this place transports you to Santorini in Greece and needless to say, it is all sorts of beautiful.
Thanks to the location and the construction, you can walk down the rocks from the cafe and enjoy the sunset on Anjuna Beach. The wall décor with artsy frames, wall hangings and artefacts with the sun basking in its full glory give this place a Bohemian vibe with a golden glow. If you are not big on sunsets, a morning breakfast will also not disappoint you.
Perfect for a good romantic date, Eva Café is one of the most popular places in the area. Talking about the menu, it is all about fresh ingredients and tapas. The bestsellers from the menu include Shakshouka, Strawberry Mojito, Smoothies, Pancake, Juices and Sandwiches. The menu also displays a good variety of healthy dishes for all the health enthusiasts, making it perfect for a day out!
Price For Two: ₹700 | Open With Google Maps
5. Baba Au Rhum
Another restaurant at Anjuna that you need to add to your Goa checklist is the very popular Baba Au Rhum. Oh, don't get confused with the name, it's not a dessert place. However, we won't deny that you'll find some of the finest French desserts in all of Goa.
This is a quite old establishment that has quite a lot of fans, both from Goa and even out of Goa. If you're thinking of devouring some wood-fired Pizzas and some amazing desserts and beverages in a relaxing environment, then this could be your place. Vintage wooden furniture with potted plants in colourful pots and bamboo trees all around, Baba Au Rhum displays a very simple setup that has got a feel-good factor and a Bohemian vibe to it, making it worth a visit.
The menu is a mix of Italian, Meditteranean and American cuisines. From all-day breakfasts to freshly baked Pizzas, mouthwatering Pasta, delectable desserts and fresh bakeries, this place ensures quality in everything they serve. Our top picks from the menu include Baguette Sandwich, Supreme Burger, Earth Pizza, Croissant Sandwich, Brewed Beer and Vietnamese Coffee.
Price For Two: ₹1000 | Open With Google Maps
One of the most stylish and elegant restaurants in Anjuna, Kava is a quite popular name in all of the state. Located in the Fairfield By Marriott, Kava displays ultra-modern design and sophistication reflected in almost every element. The seating is comfortable and the service is top-class which adds up to the elite dining experience. The restaurant is perfect for romantic dinners or even sophisticated family dinners, especially on the weekends.
The cuisines served at the place are Portuguese, Italian, North Indian and Goan. Peri-Peri Prawns, Goan Choriz with Poi, Portuguese Seafood Broth, Manchow Thong and the Kava Special Salad are some of the bestsellers on the menu.
Price for two: ₹2100 | Open with Google Maps
7. Café Cotinga
Indeed one of the most romantic restaurants in Anjuna, Café Cotinga is well-known for its lovely ambience, live music, desserts, breakfast dishes and Pizzas. With a very lively décor, cosy lights and comfortable seating, this place has got a very calming and laidback vibe which is loved by many.
The evenings at Café Cotinga are the most beautiful. With fairy lights all around and live music that plays in the background, the place feels amazing, making it perfect for couples.
Talking about the food, the café serves Continental, North Indian, Bakery, Italian with a good amount of Fast Food items as well. The pizzas are mind-blowing and some of the most loved dishes from the menu include Chickonara Pizza, Sauteed Vegetables, Banoffee Pie, Shakshuka, and the breakfast platters. The coffees and pastries are must-haves and you have to try them out!
Price for two: ₹1500 | Open with Google Maps
8. Purple Martini
Want to enjoy the best of Anjuna’s nightlife? Head to Purple Martini to enjoy the fanciest of evenings with amazing food, ritzy cocktails, a lit crowd and the best vibes!
Located overlooking the fabulous Anjuna beach, this place offers you to dine with the beautiful warmth of the sun and enjoy its golden glow to the fullest. With rustic yet comfortable seating and bright colours, the place brings out so much energy which is perfect for a hangout with your best pals or even as an idea of a cool yet romantic date.
The food at Purple Martini is a medley of Continental, Chinese, North Indian and Goan cuisines. They also offer some delectable finger food to nibble with your favourite drinks. Our top picks from the menu include Mexican Platter, Greek Style Pizza, Tortilla Wrap, Prawn Satay, Chicken Kung Pao and the signature Purple Martini.
Price for two: ₹1500 | Open with Google Maps
9. Burger Factory
Wondering where to find some of the best burgers in Goa, well, this is your answer! Head straight to Burger Factory in Anjuna where you’ll not just find amazing Burgers, but amazing service, people and vibes!
With three outlets in Morjim, Anjuna and Nerul, Burger Factory ensures to serve people from all parts and corners of the state, and needless to say, people love it! Talking about the ambience, the place has nothing fancy to catch your eyes, but it is rustic and grounded which makes the restaurant special. Oh, and there’s live music too!
The food menu has continental cuisine with a good variety of burgers and fast food dishes in it. The Beef burger with cheddar, onion and tomato is a classic one and hits the point. Chicken with cranberry sauce and brie taste just like Christmas in a nutshell and the burgers in the Specials section are all over the top. Freshest of the buns, juicy patties, and fresh ingredients- Burger Factory leaves no stones unturned to make sure you have an amazing experience.
Price for two: ₹800 | Open with Google Maps