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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” (136 reviews)
“caramel custard” (14 reviews)
“goan food” (29 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 2 weeks ago

Florentine is famous for just one thing - their chicken cafreal. Cooked to perfection, it is as good as chicken can ever get. A must try!

Thank AalokWadhwa
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The best chicken cafreal for miles. Decent ambience, quick service. Card payment doesnt work. Closed on Mondays.

Thank alanjoro
Reviewed 19 November 2017 via mobile

Very nice restaurant with good options drinks and Chinese food along with all Indian kind of foods. Spacious and well maintained, low price and good for big group too

Thank Debasis1409
Reviewed 31 October 2017

Have been going to this place for the longest time now, back when it used to be a shack. It has since been refurbished but it hasn't lost its old recipes. Note the murals of Mother Theresa and sea life that adorn its walls now...More

2  Thank AAMannie
Reviewed 19 October 2017

Florentine is the best place in Goa to enjoy authentic Goan food. I always look forward to relishing their Chicken Cafreal, which is supremely appetizing. Served with bread and super spicy gravy, the Cafreal is their signature dish and guaranteed to arouse your taste buds....More

Thank Masher16
Reviewed 12 October 2017

The chicken cafreal is good. the place is also quite spacious and not crammed up. Budgetwise too the place isnt too expensive.

Thank Savio D
Reviewed 16 September 2017

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

Thank clandale
Reviewed 5 September 2017

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 4 September 2017 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
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Steve F
21 March 2017|
Response from Florentine1985 | Property representative |
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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
Child-friendly, Groups, Kids, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
6:30 PM - 10:30 PM
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
6:30 PM - 10:30 PM
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
6:30 PM - 10:30 PM
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
6:30 PM - 10:30 PM
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
6:30 PM - 10:30 PM
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
6:30 PM - 10:30 PM
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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