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Florentine Bar & Restaurant

Paqueno Morod, Chogm Road, Near Saligao Church | Behind Saligao Church, Near Ahnc, Saligao, Bardez 403511, India
+91 832 227 8122
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  • Excellent37%
  • Very good46%
  • Average11%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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“chicken cafreal” (131 reviews)
“goan food” (27 reviews)
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Indian, Seafood
$$ - $$$
Paqueno Morod, Chogm Road, Near Saligao Church | Behind Saligao Church, Near Ahnc, Saligao, Bardez 403511, India
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Good place for lunch or dinner. Pretty cheap and good Goan food, though the signature dish, Chicken Cafrial is nothing great.

Thank clandale
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Florentine is one of my favorite places for dinner. It is a chicken lover's paradise. This place has made its name for the juicy, succulent and delicious chicken cafreal they serve. Other than the delicious cafreal dishes like rawa fry chicken, fried mussels and calamari...More

Thank Shaunak S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Well in this place the eairler u go the better it is on a week end .. Well to be honest it's not as good as it used to be before ...but ... Do try the caferal quarter and rawa fried chicken quarter and please...More

Thank gracious d
Reviewed 9 August 2017 via mobile

Good Food. Speciality of this place, is it's Chicken Cafereal. Nice Ambience, Moderate Pricing, Nice Quantity and Quality. Entrance to the place by Car, is a bit tricky, as the lane to the place is narrow. For Physically Challenged, the place is on the Ground...More

1  Thank Ignatius1956
Reviewed 19 June 2017

florentine is tucked away in a corner in saligao.it can be hard to find! The chicken caffreal is highly recommended here and did not dissappoint.

Thank Natarajan C
Reviewed 6 June 2017 via mobile

Specially famous for the Goan /Portuguese Chicken cafreal with poi (Goan Bread ) Tasty other seafood items too!! Must visit!!

Thank Sankalp M
Reviewed 28 May 2017 via mobile

We went there twice during our trip. Both the times the cafreal gravy was very very spicy. When we checked with the owner we were informed that it is because of the chillies they procure. The issue was with the crop and they have to...More

Thank Abisonking
Reviewed 26 May 2017

Went at 0930 pm, place was packed and was having people coming at 1030 pm when we left. A restaurant for locals, dont see tourists here, locals or foreigners. Ordering is nto difficult, as it is Chicken Cafreal all the way, also had the caramel...More

Thank prakmen
Reviewed 25 May 2017

Not to be missed place for Authentic Goan Food. You are most likely to be put off by the non-descript and disappointing approach to the place, but once in you feel never regret it. Its very popular with the locals and that says a lot.

Thank Noelblr70
Reviewed 18 May 2017 via mobile

Excellent food!! Seafood ++++, but absolutely loved the chicken cafreal!! They generously offer u more of the lovely cafreal sauce....dip dip dip n ennoyyyyy!!! A big shout out to all the courteous staff too!! Must visit place for a great meal!!

Thank v_mals
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Steve F
21 March 2017|
Response from Florentine1985 | Property representative |
The management would like to apologise for the inconvenience caused to you with regards to the mosquitos.. We will definitely take your feed back as positively possible and get it rectified and find a permanent solution for... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
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  >  North Goa District  >  Bardez  >  Saligao
  • Phone Number: +91 832 227 8122
  • E-mail
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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