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Mama Cecelias Beach Cafe

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Opp Bob's inn | Follow sign to Sonesta Inns, Candolim, Bardez 403515, India
+91 98902 19806
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3 reviews
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Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Mama Cecilias is without a doubt the best beach shack in Goa John the manager what a top guy alongside with Dipak a brilliant team. The food is excellent at the shack and there is always ice cold beer at hand, the atmosphere in the shack is great, everybody is friendly,my advice when you're on Candolim beach pay John and... More 

Thank George H
Maharashtra, India
1 review
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

One of the best beach shacks👍. Authentic Goan 🥘. Friendly atmosphere tempting owners signature dish

Thank Jensne
Newmarket, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I have visited this beach cafe for a number of years now. The food is very good and reasonably priced. The owner and staff always friendly and helpful . Relaxed atmosphere, pool table and was always clean and tidy. Will be going back

Thank neiltilford
London, United Kingdom
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63 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 April 2017 via mobile

It's a fantastic setting on the beach with beach front loungers and seating inside, however the food is cheap and very disappointing.

Thank Frances S
2 reviews
Reviewed 17 April 2017

Ambience, service and the entire atmosphere makes Mama Cecelias very special. John is such a nice person!

Thank agi19
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24 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 April 2017 via mobile

My review title says it all! there is one stand out shack from amongst the dozens of shacks dotted along the Candolim coastline. hygienic kitchen with properly trained chefs serving authentic non-shack food. not the most noteworthy feature is an atmospheric first floor viewing deck with panoramic views over the entire coastline. The best spot on Candolim beach to kick... More 

Thank ss_lon
Western Australia, Australia
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114 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 April 2017 via mobile

This is our first time in Goa and we found our way to this little shack on the beach. The service is great and all who looked after us were friendly and helpful. The beach lounges are free to use and you can stay the whole day there with piece of mind. You are not hassled and it is definitely... More 

1 Thank Leah V
Bangalore, Karnataka, India
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 January 2017 via mobile

These guys gave us a menu with one price and later charged us different. Ine Heineken pint costed us 200 Rs. They do have hidden charges. Overall has been a bad experience. Be cautios while ordering

Thank Yaswanth86
1 review
Reviewed 11 January 2017

It was a wonderful experience to visit this shack on 31st eve. The crowd also was very good. A mixture of foreigner & Indians. The location of the shack is perfect to enjoy both, the beach and party feel. The staff was very polite and they made me feel very good and comfortable at the shack. And the best part... More 

Thank Mallikaa P
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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60 reviews
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Reviewed 4 January 2017

Having not been long in town, we were advised to walk towards Candolim from our base in Calangute to find less crowded beach. Why we were drawn to Mama Cecilias, who knows. But we never looked back, Jonny Mano and all the crew were fantastic, food was great, bier cold service prompt. We went to Xmas eve party had a... More 

Thank Russell C

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
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Average prices
US$ 3 - US$ 8
Chinese, Indian, Bar, Cafe, Seafood, Asian, Italian, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Reservations, Waitstaff
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Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Opp Bob's inn | Follow sign to Sonesta Inns, Candolim, Bardez 403515, India
  • Location: Asia  >  India  >  Goa  >  North Goa District  >  Bardez  >  Candolim
  • Phone Number: +91 98902 19806
Mama Cecelias Beach Café in Candolim is a restaurant and bar with a laidback atmosphere in daytime and parties with live music and DJs during the night. Sign up for our weekly pool competitions, choose from a wide range of local and imported liquors. Does a cup of Italian coffee on of our free sunbeds sound serene? Come give us a visit, we are open 7 days a week from October to May.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?