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Surya Beach Cafe

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Galigibag (Turtle) Beach, Canacona, India
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St. Gallen, Switzerland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Seafood is top. You don't get it fresher or better anywhere else. 5 stars! Other food is a bit too touristic and not really spicy. 4 stars. The toilet is (even for indian standard) cruel. 2 stars maximum. But I prefer to eat and Surya is an excellent chef and always very friendly. Have a seat, enjoy the view and... More 

Thank Schweizermacher
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Imagine half a dozen shaky plywood tables draped with cheap printed cotton fabric and two dozen tired ratan and plastic chairs in the middle of nowhere. Imagine waiting half an hour before someone takes your order, and then an hour to be served the food your ordered. Or some of it only. Or none if the place has more than... More 

Thank Ben T
London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 March 2016 via mobile

Went here yesterday after spending the afternoon on the beach. Travelled by Rickshaw from Patnem (300 rupees one way) and arranged a return pick up with the driver. The area doesnt have much and the cafe is at the southern end of the beach set back behind the tree line, nice and shadey. The crab, oysters and clams were amazing.... More 

Thank Louis B
Moissac, France
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 March 2016

We visited this place twice for lunch ,my husband had oysters straight from the water and I had the best cheese omelette in India.The staff are happy and helpful would recommend hiring a motorbike,scooter or tuk tuk and visit this lovely beach where the turtles lay their eggs.

Thank inspector_11
Berlin, Germany
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 February 2016

Friendly staff - they tried to sell us a whole fish, but we declined, taking instead a half the fish and some prawns, which made the meal more interesting. We asked for a bowl of chilli to dip in, which for me made the meal amazing. And in a wonderful location too, right on the beach, in a secluded part... More 

Thank els76uk
Guildford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 February 2016

i LOVE oysters!!! If you're a fan, too, do NOT miss coming here!! Fantastic raw oysters fresh from the sea. They were truly out of this world and I had to order more! We tried the fried ones, too and they were YUMMY! Also had a fantastic Goan fish curry and some refreshing cocktails. All served beachside with a view... More 

Thank HollisterRanchGirl
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 February 2016 via mobile

We stayed in the beautiful hut just next door and ate here all the time, surya and Shailesh are really friendly and helpful. Surya took us fishing and helped us with booking tuktuks, taxis and renting scooters! They made us feel very welcome and the food was always amazing.

Thank lliddle1
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2016

We were dubious about trying any of the beach shacks along the back of turtle beach after some poor experiences in Palolem. We shouldn't have worried. Surya the owner welcomed us into his restaurant and explained the fresh catch of the day and specialities. Our orders of fried mussels, goan fish curry and goan crab curry made with locally caught... More 

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Darwin, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2015 via mobile

These bungalows are something a bit special in South Goa, very roomy, great hospitality, lovely decor- tropical, Goan, right there on the beach. Do yourself a favour- go stay there, and enjoy the cuisine while you are there. Food is great

Thank jenlizcle
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2015 via mobile

What an amazing place fresh oysters and seafood an amazing view of the beautiful Galgibag beach Surya also has 2 luxury beach huts which are amazing especially the luxury family hut which can sleep 4 people easily I highly recommend this amazing place to experience the natural Goa

Thank bart w

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
Indian, Asian, Seafood
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Galigibag (Turtle) Beach, Canacona, India
  • Location: Asia  >  India  >  Goa  >  Canacona
  • Phone Number: 09923155396
It doesn't have an email address but it's listed in the Rough Guide to Goa P204. An amazing place..

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