Best restaurants to visit when in Vagator 


Included in this article is our review on the most exquisite restaurants and cafe’s for tourists to visit when in Vagator.

The lovely village of Vagator is known for its bustling nightlife, electrifying atmosphere, high octane parties and much more. It is one of the many party hotspots along the North Goa tourist belt. It is also home to the famous Vagator beach, where various music festivals, beach weddings, and parties take place every year. Thousands of tourists from across the globe flock to this beautiful beach every year to have a good time with their family and friends. Many tourists are seen playing in the water, while others are seen indulging in a variety of water sports like snorkelling, parasailing and windsurfing. After exhausting themselves, many of them look for nice restaurants to recharge themselves with some delicious food and drinks. Thankfully, there are many restaurants in and around Vagator which offer a variety of mouthwatering dishes from different cuisines. In this article, we explore the best restaurants in Vagator. 

Fusion Restaurant
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First on our list of the best restaurants in Vagator is a restaurant called Fusion. This is a nice place located in a very cute little spot along the main road near the Ozran beach in Vagator. The restaurant is surrounded by a lush green jungle garden. It has a lovely ambience and a very friendly staff. They have nice floor seating in the back garden area, where you can sit on a cushion and enjoy some delicious food with amazing wood-fired pizza. Their ortolana pizza, made of mozzarella, mushrooms, olives, spinach and arugula sprinkled on a base of tomato sauce is the best you can find anywhere in Vagator. They also offer a nice variety of salads, soups and dips. One can end their meal with a few slices of cheesecake served with fresh strawberry sauce and pomegranate seeds.

Casa Playa
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Next on our list of the best restaurants in Vagator is Casa Playa. Located on a cliff off the Vagator beach, Casa Playa is a nice sea restaurant that offers an amazing view of the Arabian Sea with food to match. The best time to visit this place would be in the evening to enjoy the beautiful view of the sunset. They offer a variety of Mediterranean dishes along with a few Indian ones. The pizzas served here are truly delicious and mind-blowing. One must try their mixed veg fiesta, made of paneer, onions, bell pepper, olives and corn which is simply delicious and is truly a delight, especially for vegetarians. Other pizzas which are worth trying include barbeque chicken and jalapeno pizza and the Peri Peri chicken pizza.  

Their salad menu is very unique and can put you in a real dilemma about what to choose. Nevertheless, a special mention to the raw papaya salad and prosciutto, pear and walnut salad, which is simply delicious. For dessert, one can try their soft chocolate brownie served with chocolate gelato and strawberries with chocolate. It is very sweet and delicious. 

Spice Traders
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This restaurant is located on the grounds of the W Hotel in Vagator, in a nice location close to the beach. The atmosphere on the ground floor is excellent, with sounds of the sea adding to the vibe of the place. The restaurant has a dining area on the terrace, where you can enjoy a beautiful view of the sea and some pleasant sea breeze. The food and service provided over here are simply amazing.

The menu over here features several mouthwatering appetisers such as chicken tom Kha soup, chicken dumplings served in chilli oil, spicy lobster sushi, chicken gyoza, lotus stems, and tofu.

For the main course, one can try the Kung pao chicken served with dry chillies and peanuts, and Balinese prawn curry with cashew nuts. For meat lovers, the wok-fried lamb served with baby potatoes and chilli oysters is a good option. Thai style asparagus served with chilli and basil is a good option for those who are vegetarian. 

Ida’s Restaurant
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This is a garden-style bar and restaurant located just a stone’s throw away from Ozran beach in Vagator. It commenced operations in November 2020, just a few months after the economy started to reopen. The restaurant is a family-run enterprise that has a theme centred around sustainability. The restaurant features several items that have been refurbished into new items and put into service again in a new way. For example, an old fishing boat has been transformed into a beautiful bar, fallen tree trunks have been upcycled into stylish lamps and discarded Old Monk bottles are given a new life as ingenious serveware. 

The day-to-day operations of this unique boutique bar and restaurant are handled by four members of the Thapa family—mother Anushree is in charge of the well-crafted menu, which features delicious goodies and refreshing drinks. Her daughter, Aneesha, who designed the restaurant, handles the bar, where cocktails come infused with homemade bitters and shrubs, while the father and son take care of logistics and reservations, respectively. 

Salaam – Indo Arabic Lounge
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And concluding our list of the best restaurants in Vagator is “Salaam”. This is an Indo – Arabic restaurant set within the premises of the Living Room Boutique Hotel in Vagator. The restaurant has lounge-style seating with low glass tables and sofas to relax and enjoy some nice Arabic dishes. The outdoor seating area has suspended umbrellas which help in shielding guests from the hot sun. There is also a live grill where meat and chicken dishes are roasted right in front of the customer’s eyes. They also have an air-conditioned seating area inside. 

The restaurant offers a combination of popular Arabic and North Indian Mughlai dishes. For the main course, you could try their veg mezze platter, which consists of Arabic Hummus, which is a nice chickpea dip served with bread. You must also try the Baba Ganoush, which is roasted eggplant, cooked with olive oil and lemon juice, and served with onions, tomatoes, and other vegetables. Their Greek salad with olives and feta cheese serves as a nice supplementary dish to your meal. The cheese in the salad entwines with the flavour of oregano and olive oil, and every portion is large enough for 2 persons. They also have a bar located within calling distance from the seating area. The bar offers a nice variety of cocktails and mocktails as well as non-alcoholic beverages at reasonable rates.

With this, we conclude our list of the best restaurants in Vagator. So, if you are feeling a little lonely and tired during the weekend, head down with your family and friends to one of these amazing restaurants in Vagator and enjoy a beautiful evening feasting on some delicious food and refreshing drinks. Hurry! Make your reservations now!