Souza Lobo - Calangute Beach, Goa

4 out of 5 stars 12 Reviews

Calangute Beach, near Calangute Residency +91 80 89 897777

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  • Sousa Lobo-excellent seafood...

    by shalin Updated Feb 27, 2014

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    Excellent seafood including my favorite calamari, fish curry and the best Bebinca(layered Goan dessert cake)
    Located at Calangute,this restaurant gives you the freedom to eat in the main house or on the beach-yup!Absolutely fabulous dining experience with sprays of the ocean breeze mixed with the aroma of seafood:)

    Favorite Dish: Calamari was exceptionally good,almost anything should be delicious!Goan food is deliciously spicy so all you delicate people take care:)

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    Souza Lobo: Best (Seafood!) Dinner on the Beach

    by Donna_in_India Written Oct 1, 2009

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    The Goa landmark, Souza Lobo is located on the beach in Calangute. They serve Goan, Tandoori, Chinese, and Continental dishes. My favorite dishes are the prawn and crab dishes! Yummm!

    Souza Lobo can seat hundreds of people at a time at the bar, at inside tables or at tables on the beach but this is a very popular place so be sure to arrive early especially on the nights that there is live music! The live music nights are the best nights to go. Go, have a cocktail or a mocktail, listen to some music, dance, and eat!!

    Some of the seafood dishes are priced as "market price". If you order any of these dishes, be sure to ask the price first. You can eat inexpensively if you don't have any alcohol or market price seafood, but even if you do, it's still not expensive.

    Open year-round, Souza Lobo is another MUST visit in Goa!

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    Souza Lobo: Most popular eating house in Calangute

    by Justin_goa Written Nov 2, 2008

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    The most popular beach in Goa is Calangute beach, and its most popular eating house – Souza Lobo. Established in 1932, this restaurant dwarfed by other eating houses, is located linearly where the beach ends with three rows of tables set at two levels with each table commanding a breath-taking view of the beach.

    The only wall along the far side is decorated with paintings of fisherwomen in mis-matching floral blouses and skirts; the ceiling with bamboo mats and all lights pointing upwards giving the whole restaurant a serene atmosphere. There is live music with a different band playing every night.

    Liquor and fish take prime space on the menu and pork is also available. Most of the dishes are made to suit western tastes, but spicy preparations are available on request. Lobster is expensive at Rs.1500, but otherwise most of the dishes are in the range of Rs.180 to Rs.200.

    For starters, mixed sea food grill at Rs.500 is exquisite, consisting of grilled crabs, king prawns, squid, oysters and fillet of chonak (red snapper). Aromatic pork sorpotel is popular among the western visitors. Vinegar, toddy and rum are used liberally in most of the preparations (though not all together in the same dish).

    Favorite Dish: The main dishes of fish are cafreal, vindaloo or plain fish masala and are best eaten with the local pao (bread). These are spicy and aromatic preparations and one generous portion is sufficient for two.

    Prawns or Fish fry is available either as rava-fried or masala-fried. Both are equally good with the masala consisting of ground spices in vinegar. Most of the dishes are dressed with salads, so there is no need to order green salads.

    The regular Goan desserts like Bebinca and Dodol are available; try the Crepe Sousa Lobo – its ice cream rolled with a sprinkling of grated coconut dust topped with chocolate. Bebinca is a egg and coconut milk preparation, while Dodol is a preparation made of coconut jaggery.

    Related to:
    • Beaches
    • Food and Dining
    • Family Travel

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    Souza Lobo: Seafood Gallore

    by jivanne96 Updated Jul 12, 2007

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    Very good ambiance. Service is fast and polite.And the food price is relatively cheap. There are lots of variety of dish you can choose from, italian, chinese, japanese. I found it so relaxing while eating in the beachside. I go bananas because the lobster is cheap compared here in Dubai.

    Favorite Dish: Grilled lobster

    grilled lobster wanna share? enjoying my food presentation of the food

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  • Souza Lobos: Seafood Fit for a King..honestly!

    by mimi2006 Updated Jul 24, 2006

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    I read about Souza Lobos on this site and when I saw the advertising posters for it at the Airport in Goa; it was decided that I would just have to find myself there to see what all this hype was about. Lo and behold...IT WAS FANTASTIC!!! The buzzing location of calangute`s main beach (full of tourists and locals alike) lends itself to give the restaurant a lively ambience. The staff are friendly and always happy to make learned reccommendations. The food was just so good and so fresh and so wel presented and so reasonable!! We were also told that all the seafood was fresh locally everyday!! One of my favorite places to eat in Goa! Both locals and tourists eat here....Just ask your taxi driver to take you straight there...everyone knows where this place is!

    Lobster tandoori!!

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    Souza Lobo's: Worth a visit when in Goa

    by alavan12 Written Oct 7, 2005

    Souza Lobo's in Calangute is always worth a visit. Located on the beach it has indoor and outdoor seating areas. The food is good and although the waiters are very busy, the service is always with a smile. We were abit disappointed with the food on Xmas Eve 04 as it wasn't up to the usual standard, although we will go back and give it another go!

    It is a good idea to arrive early as it does get busy and you may have to queue.

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    Souza Lobo's

    by BluBluBlu Written Jul 28, 2005

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    This is located right near the steps at Calangute. Does a great range of seafood...well known for its the usual mix of Chicken etc. Nice ambience ut service can be slow as it gets so busy.

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    by pjd1 Written Apr 10, 2005

    This restaurant has a massive reputation for its seafood and we were not disappointed.the menu is really varied, you can get practically anything you desire.its a great place to eat.


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    Souza Lobo's: Spicy Crab Curry

    by wrldtravler Updated Mar 18, 2004

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    Located right on the beach this is one of Goa's most popular eateries. It has become fairly touristy over the past years, but the food has remained true to it's "home-style" roots. Th curries are flavorful, succulent and spicy. The seafood is fresh and tender. The service can be slow at times but the view more than makes up for the delay.

    Favorite Dish: Spicy Goan Crab Curry.


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    Souza Lobo ***: A classic seafood restaurant at Calangute

    by ubiq Written Mar 29, 2003

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    Recommendable to visit, specially after seeing first the sunset from the beach. Good ratio of price/quality. Located just to the left from main beach entrance of Calangute. The lobsters of Souza Lobo are a classic in Goan restaurant listings. We ate garlic butter lobster, lobster masala and chili pwawns, which were delicious. Both lobsters (590 rp each) were well-prepared and tasty, but maybe they had waited us a little too long before or after the visit on the grill or the staff has bad day. Anyway, both the lobster sauces were täyteläisiä and detailed. I have eaten better lobsters but also worse lobsters more often than in Souza Lobo. Plus for the naans.

    Favorite Dish: Menu of Souza Lobo is mid-ranged priced: main courses varies from 70 to 110 rps (March 2003).

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    Souza Lobo , Calangute: BEst for Seafood

    by ismailb Written Nov 9, 2004

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    The nicely cooked clams in white wine , squid masala and fried fish here make it a seafood lovers paradise !!

    Favorite Dish: Clams done in white wine ,
    Fish reichado ,
    spicy squid curry


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    Souza Lobos: In my opinion, the best Seafood in Goa!

    by Mikeo11 Updated May 26, 2004

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    India, Goan, Sea Food specialitys

    Favorite Dish: Lobster Thermidor. Fresh suculent lobster.
    inexpensive by "western" standards.

    In a place full of excellent restaurants, Souza Lobo stands above

    Jennifer tucks into the Lobster

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