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Florentine Bar & Restaurant

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Paqueno Morod, Chogm Road, Near Saligao Church | Behind Saligao Church, Near Ahnc, Saligao, Bardez 403511, India
+91 832 227 8122
11:00 - 15:00
18:30 - 22:30
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Tue - Sun 11:00 - 15:00
18:30 - 22:30
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3 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Loved the rava fried fis h..cafreal was amazing..kid friendly menu as well as all rava fried food is non spicy

Thank KAvray
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Has been here four years ago The place has undergone some dramatic changes Service as usual is very very quick We also got good suggestions from the staff Feels very warm and authentic We had Breezer Blue Riband and Red Wine coupled with the most famous chicken Cafreal and off course lovely prawns fried rice Veg preparations were all very... More 

Thank Uday S
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10 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

we went to florentine as i had been there a few years ago and remembered my good experience there. but this time we were sadly disappointed. i think they have used their fame to hike up their rates and reduce the portions. chonak masala fry of 2 regular pieces at Rs 350 was too expensive and even the preparation was... More 

Thank amarmallyau
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016 via mobile

Nothing fancy but tasty food. Ordered vegetarian and chicken fry's portions and home made variation of creme caramel which all was very tasty and for European standards cheap. Atmosphere was similar to lunch places but service was quick and friendly. Many locals seem to visit here and not that many tourists.

Thank Jarmo N
Hyderabad, India
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

If you are a foodie and love to try different cuisines, then Florentine offers the best of Goan cuisine. We went here for lunch based on the reviews and it was awesome! Chiecken cafreal and custard were the yummiest and are a must try dishes. Rightly priced, decent meal quantities with a hint of Portuguese spices makes it perfect!

Thank PadmashriSampath
Bengaluru, India
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28 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

We were there on 12th October. Know for its Cafreal chicken. This time we got underdone chicken. But masala was nice. Prawn curry was a disaster. We returned it. They just added raw chilli powder mix or wherever powder try use and some minuscule bits of prawn. Terrible. They did the same to the egg curry. The PAV was the... More 

Thank Sunita K
Mumbai (Bombay), India
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2016

Go here for their signature dish the Chicken Cafreal, the rest is just an add on. A word of caution for the vegetarians, not many choices here :-).

Thank MerwynDsouza
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2016

Chicken carrel being their specialty , is a must try and accompanied with a chilled beer. The choice of sea food and the variety will make u want to call for everything that is on the menu.

Thank Olinca
Mapusa, India
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2016

I have been here many times for dinner ,This restaurant is specialised in Goan food , Chicken Cafreal with bread is the speciality dish , they do serve other cuisine but fried seafood is also tasty .

Thank Agnelo22
Margao, India
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2016 via mobile

Been here a few times before as well. Chicken cafreal and chicken rava fry are signature dishes. They are tender and nicely made. Limited menu serves goan food. Chicken dishes are consistent. Basic Interiors, service is okay, just don't expect high level of customer service or smiling waiters. Very reasonably priced.

Thank Virajnayak

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
Indian, Seafood, Portuguese
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Cheap Eats, Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 - 15:00
18:30 - 22:30
11:00 - 15:00
18:30 - 22:30
11:00 - 15:00
18:30 - 22:30
11:00 - 15:00
18:30 - 22:30
11:00 - 15:00
18:30 - 22:30
11:00 - 15:00
18:30 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Paqueno Morod, Chogm Road, Near Saligao Church | Behind Saligao Church, Near Ahnc, Saligao, Bardez 403511, India
  • Location: Asia  >  India  >  Goa  >  Bardez  >  Saligao
  • Phone Number: +91 832 227 8122
Caetano D'Costa encountered Chicken Cafreal in the early 80s. At the time, he was working in the kitchen of the Mandovi Hotel in Panjim, under the tutelage of a senior chef, Caridade Alfonso. Caetano D'costa's parents had a tiny tavern in a bylane of Saligao, selling cashew and palm feni distilled by a relative. His mother added homemade snacks to go along with drinks, and the little tavern immediately became a hit with the motorcycle-pilots of the region who operated a local taxi service on their bikes.They brought their customers in increasing numbers. In 1985, the then 24 year old Mr.D'Costa left his job at the Mandovi Hotel and the tavern turned into Florentine. On its menu was Chicken Cafreal. Today, this richly aromatic, long-marinated fried chicken that's smothered in a spicy, coriander- heavy sauce is ubiquitous on restaurant menus across the state and widely known across the world as a signature Goan dish. But in fact, until the 1970's, Chicken Cafreal was unknown in Goa.

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