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Guara Vaddo, Calangute 403516, India
+91 95454 77670
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12:00 - 23:00
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47 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Great restaurant with very friendly attentive staff. It was nice to taste authentic well presented food from Cashmere. Not one to visit if you are on a budget, drinks quite highly priced for Calangute. The only negative is a 10% service charge. I tip very often when good service is received and certainly do not need reminding. Its hardly USA

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Thank thefishersatlarge
Suffolk, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Fabulous food prepared by very accomplished chef – Specialty dishes which you cannot find anywhere else. A lovely restaurant, and we were able to go back many times. Have had our last two Xmas day celebrations there too – unbeatable. Thank you to Jennifer Bilal and the team.

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Thank christinegc2017
TAMARIN-bistro, Owner at Tamarin, responded to this review

Dear Christine Thank you for taking the time to write a review. We are very happy to read your exemplary review and to welcome you as a very regularly guest throughout the last few seasons. We look forward to seeing you again next season. Kind regards from all at team TAMARIN More 

Middlesbrough, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This has to be our favourite place to eat when in goa, the food is amazing from a sandwich to a 3 course meal and the fresh baked bread is to die for!

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Thank linda_pounds
TAMARIN-bistro, Owner at Tamarin, responded to this review

Dear Linda Thank you for taking the time to write a review. We are very happy indeed to know that we rate as your favourite restaurant when in Goa. It sounds like you've tried the complete menu which is very satisfying for us. We look forward to welcoming you again next season. Kind regards from all at team TAMARIN More 

Leicester, United Kingdom
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68 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Popped in here for drinks after hot day on the beach, and returned during the holiday for an evening meal. The restaurant is right on the Main Street so very busy with constant traffic noise, but there is seating further back which is less noisy. Very friendly people, good service. I ordered the lamb tagine, with cous cous which was... More 

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Thank Jenny C
TAMARIN-bistro, Owner at Tamarin, responded to this review

Dear Jenny Thank you for taking the time to write a review. We are very happy to hear you enjoyed your 2 visits to TAMARIN and we do hope to see you again next season. Kind regards from all at team TAMARIN More 

Montreal
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72 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We ate in Tamarin one night and were so impressed we came back two more times. We only regretted that we didn't discover the restaurant earlier in our stay in Calangute. The restaurant is pricey, with cocktails we paid about 2500 rupees for two. But the food is superb, I believe the best in Calangute. The menu is very unique... More 

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Thank Bill E
TAMARIN-bistro, Owner at Tamarin, responded to this review

Dear Bill Thank you for taking the time to write a review. We are very happy to hear how much you enjoyed all of your visits to TAMARIN and how highly you recommend us. We do hope to see you again soon. Kind regards from all at team TAMARIN More 

Melbourne, Australia
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119 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Two of us were looking for a light lunch and decided to take a chance when we stopped near the restaurant. Glad we did so as the pizza we ordered was just right. Menu looks interesting so will have to return for dinner soon.

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Thank goamelb
TAMARIN-bistro, Owner at Tamarin, responded to this review

Dear Goamelb Thank you for taking the time to write review. We are happy to hear how much you enjoyed your pizza. We look forward to welcoming you again very soon & hopefully the remainder of our menu will get us a 5* rating :-) Kind regards from all at team TAMARIN More 

Surrey, United Kingdom
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68 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We visited twice during our stay in Calangute, a Tuesday and Saturday. On the Saturday they also had a live piano singer which added more atmosphere to our evening. The food is very well cooked and presented to order so expect to wait 20-30 minutes for the first course. This is normal in Goa as all freshly cooked giving us... More 

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Thank Nispson
TAMARIN-bistro, Owner at Tamarin, responded to this review

Dear Nispson Thank you for taking the time to write such a lovely and detailed review. We are very happy to hear how much you enjoyed your visits to TAMARIN. It is lovely to hear how much you appreciated your waiter, their skills & attentiveness. We will surely pass on your comments. We do hope that we will see you... More 

Rajkot, India
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77 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It's really nice place. We are vegetarian so ordered some Mediterranean dishes, were delicious. I have never tasted vegetarian dum birayani like it before. It was prepared by the owner who is Kashmiri. Do visit

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Thank acmehta3
TAMARIN-bistro, Owner at Tamarin, responded to this review

Dear Acmehta Thank you for taking the time to write a review. We are very happy to hear how much you enjoyed both our Mediterranean & Kashmiri cuisine. We look forward to welcoming you again very soon. Kind regards from all at team TAMARIN More 

Lucknow
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83 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visited this place with family... the host was really nice and welcoming. Our table was ready as we arrived. She made some really nice suggestions in terms of food and drinks.. and all of it was great...we really enjoyed the evening there...!!

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Thank AbhiJais
TAMARIN-bistro, Owner at Tamarin, responded to this review

Dear Abhi Thank you for taking the time to write a review. We are very happy to hear that you enjoyed your time here at TAMARIN. We look forward to welcoming you again very soon. Kind regards from all at team TAMARIN More 

Level Contributor
34 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Visited with friends on our first night in Goa. Was very impressed with the range on the menu, was spoilt for choice! Went for the mezze platter to start which was delicious followed by the stuffed chicken which was amazing, my friend had the kingfish which was also very nice. Fining dining food and reasonable prices, would recommend. Service was... More 

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Thank Sarah W
TAMARIN-bistro, Owner at Tamarin, responded to this review

Dear Sarah Thank you for taking the time to write a review. We are very happy to hear that you enjoyed your experience at TAMARIN. We do hope to see you again very soon. Kind regards from all at team TAMARIN More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 5 - USD 12
Cuisine
Italian, Seafood, Mediterranean, Middle Eastern, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Drinks, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Buffet, Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout
Good for
Groups, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Business meetings
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 23:00
Monday
12:00 - 23:00
Tuesday
12:00 - 23:00
Wednesday
12:00 - 23:00
Thursday
12:00 - 23:00
Friday
12:00 - 23:00
Saturday
12:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Guara Vaddo, Calangute 403516, India
  • Location: Asia  >  India  >  Goa  >  Calangute
  • Phone Number: +91 95454 77670
Description
TAMARIN is operated by 3 members of the Dar family, Jennifer, Bilal & Sayeed. The meaning of 'Dar' is home and we want TAMARIN to feel relaxed - just like home - whether dining or enjoying a light lunch or cocktail. TAMARIN offers dual cuisine's. Their award winning Mediterranean menu, encompasses the entire region from Southern Europe, The Middle East & North Africa with a very eclectic menu. TAMARIN also offer authentic Kashmiri Wazwaan dishes that cannot be found elsewhere in Goa. We have a passion for home cooking and produce almost all of our food on site, including bread, baked goods, yogurt and much more. We endeavour to source the freshest of local ingredients, only opting for imports when the local produce just won't do! A wide range of both India and Mediterranean wines are also available. TAMARIN have introduced a gourmet 'Deli 2 Go' offer so that you can enjoy their cuisine at home or at the beach. The offer includes homemade breads, pastries, cakes, sandwiches, salads, plus a select retail offer from some of Goa & India's finest gourmet producers.

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