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The Sea/Beach facing Garden Restaurant and Bar is open from 11 am 7 pm . Pousada by the Beach is located at the end of Holiday street at Gaura Vaddo Calangute. To get to us, come to the end of the street, head to the beach, as you face the sea turn right, walk about 75 meters, through a couple of shacks and you will see a green patch, a few fishing boats and a gate flanked by two terracotta saluting Portuguese soldiers...Welcoming you. We provide Sun Bed along with an umbrella for a charge of Rs.900/-Per person,for day use .This amount can be adjusted towards consumption of food or drinks. We also provide facilities such as shower, changing rooms and toilets. We request our guests to carry their
PRICE RANGE
US$ 12 - US$ 25
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch
CUISINES
Seafood, International, Indian
FEATURES
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Cash Only, Reservations, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Waterfront, Beach
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Reviewed 26 March 2021 via mobile

I celebrated my 40th birthday and it was made memorable. I left this place with all the beautiful memories . The food is outstanding. It's a complete family venture wherein you are personally severed by the owners ..it definitely gives you a personal touch but...at times it's embarassing when the owner himself is serving you or picking up your used dishes . I requested them not to do so but it seems they are super passionate about their job. Plz follow their recommendations about food and cocktails as they will never go wrong . We had ordered almost 13 dishes and 7-8 cocktails. All came out to be amazing . 3 cheers to place Amazing / fabulous/ fantastic. Plz guys if u r visiting Goa don't miss this paradise .More

Date of visit: March 2021
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Reviewed 24 March 2021 via mobile

Quite surprising to read bad reviews of a place which has become my favourite spot after my recent visit. I had ordered chicken in crushed pepper, prawns in goan sauce and grilled chicken for my son. Along with a few cocktail s which were by...far the best cocktail I had in goa. No one can miss their strawberry cocktail. It is to die for. The minimum spent policy is much appreciated during the pandemic times as it ensures the place doesn't get overcrowded. Pricing is absolutely apt rather I feel the quality of food/drinks is way superior compared to the price. All in all without exaggeration it is one of the finest places in Goa.More

Date of visit: March 2021
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Reviewed 16 March 2021

This place is simply overrated by folks. Its a permanent shack on the beach side...with a high cover charge to filter in the high paying crowd...the menu is ordinary ...the local sea food is ordinary but at a higher price ...the staff is polite and...courteous ..we ran out of options to eat something to use up the cover charge for 4 persons. You need to park at a distance as the lanes leading to the place are narrow. Totally mislead by posts about the place by film celebrities. Striking this off my list for the future..not worth the effort ...i order mixed seafood biryani, goan fish curry rice, kokam fizz, fish and chips , prawns coriander....and icecreams and cokeMore

Date of visit: March 2021
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nevilleproenca, Owner at Pousada by the Beach, responded to this reviewResponded 19 March 2021

Dear guests, The above review is a culmination of the minimum spend clause we have implemented! Kindly read the review below from another food blogging site about how misleading these prejudiced negative reviews can be! Apprehensive of the negative reviews and cover charge, we visited...More

Reviewed 11 March 2021

It was not a good experience for us, neither the food was tasty and up to the mark and the view was also not that great. Seating arrangement was little cramped up. The owner was polite and courteous, but that was of no use. Since...we were disappointed with the food, overall it was an OK place to visit. Not worth the hype.More

Date of visit: February 2021
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nevilleproenca, Owner at Pousada by the Beach, responded to this reviewResponded 12 March 2021

Off late we have been trolled and many negative reviews have been written. Frankly, it makes no difference since the many we host know what we are. But, sadly TA by allowing such fake reviews to be posted on their platform is losing its reliability...More

Reviewed 10 March 2021

Filthy place and food...bad experience Waste of time and money....not recommended........shud totally avoidMore

Date of visit: February 2021
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nevilleproenca, Owner at Pousada by the Beach, responded to this reviewResponded 12 March 2021

The 👆🏾review is fake . Do read the genuine review written by one of thousands we hosted. 👇🏾 Pousada by the Beach is all about celebrating life and sharing of positive vibe . Simplefern New Delhi Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile Go for the...More

Reviewed 8 March 2021

Don't go by the pictures, they are filtered. If you are looking for a cafe with a view go to Elephant beach cafe instead. We ordered pasta and grilled chicken. Pasta was made in kissan tomato ketchup with carrot in the same. Ha ha who...puts carrot....I am sure you would not eat for free. Grilled chicken was hard to cut and was tasteless. LIIT was also awful with only coke as the main ingredient. View was also not that great with junglie plants outgrown infront of the gate. On top of that the above order was served to us in less than 3 minutes. Plus this is the only place in Goa which asks for cover charges of Rs. 1500 per adult as if he is making us sit in an exclusive resort of Maldives. Terrible food at an exorbitant price.More

Date of visit: March 2021
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nevilleproenca, Owner at Pousada by the Beach, responded to this reviewResponded 9 March 2021

Dabha style!! Wow. Must say you have visited some stylish and elegant ones before your visit to Pousada by the beach. What a delusional mind to think that we have been able to pull this bluff off for 11 years. Thousands of reviewers got it...More

Reviewed 1 March 2021 via mobile

I visited the place with the my wife , they were just opening up at 11 and I was the first one and utilised that opportunity to explore the place , food was great, the best part was the view and the humble nature of...Neville and Joshua sought to ask for a feedback , the only thing missed was a play time with chai and biscuit , the labs inhouse, next time paying a visit for sure and first thing first would be to catch up with themMore

Date of visit: February 2021
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Reviewed 25 February 2021

This has been one of my favourite sea side restaurants in Bardez. And I insisted to my friends that we must go there for lunch. We did. The ambience, cleanliness, view by the sea, general hospitality of service were all excellent, as have always been....But this time the food and drinks were surprisingly disappointing. The Bloody Mary was weird in taste, with natural tomatoes and celery squished in, the frozen margarita was watery, the sea food soup was tasteless, as was the peri peri fish. The grilled calamari and the choco chip dessert were the saving grace. There was a cover charge of Rs.1500/- per person, adjustable against the food order, and to keep out over crowding, which one appreciated, but surely the quality of food could have been much better. Maybe it was one of those days when the chef wasn't in the mood!More

Date of visit: February 2021
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Reviewed 20 February 2021 via mobile

Loved the view and the lead up to the place (gives you a secret garden feel). The food was good and the cocktails were better. We loved that whole family that owned the place bussed tables and while there is a cover charge, when we...arrived in a group of 5, we made up the cover by closing time quite well. If you’re vegetarians and teetotallers try and be here early as this place is worth the visit. This place sanitised tables (and chairs!) very well each time a table got empty and menus were sanitised as well each time it was retuned menus! Bathrooms are super clean and they have a shower up facility in case you take a stroll on the beach and end up with sand on your legs. This is a place where care was given to small things and remains one of my favourite experiences in Goa ❤️More

Date of visit: February 2021
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Reviewed 13 February 2021 via mobile

This is one place we never miss out when we are in Goa . This was our 4th visit to this restaurant (who is counting) .Food, Ambience , People is what makes this place. Would highly recommend this place.

Date of visit: January 2021
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priyankar447
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Response from Arun19 | Reviewed this property |
Don’t think it is needed during the day time.. however if you go in the evening would suggest to give them a call..
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Response from Kalpana_S19 | Reviewed this property |
Actually not much on menu for kids separately as it has typically Goan dishes . But owner’s son is very cooperative and he can make something out of menu too if you request. Atleast me being vegetarian, I asked and he did... More
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Response from Candy Z | Reviewed this property |
I am afraid not, we did ring the restaurant before we went, only lunch on first come first serve... we finished our lunch at about 15:30, when we were leaving there were still customers there.
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  • Pousada by the Beach is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
    • Food: 4.5
    • Service: 5
    • Value: 4.5
    • Atmosphere: 5