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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
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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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is the first time I had local goan food . Goan Pao with chicken (cooked in goan style) . The food is just mind blowing . We ate so much but still the bill was so less . Loved the food and the place .

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Thank Baljeet C
Vasai, Maharashtra, India
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3 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The place we stayed id not have a restaurant and Florentine was very close to it, hence we ordered food from here. Must have is their Chicken Cafreal, which they are famous for. We also ordered some vegetarian dishes & Chinese food which were also pretty good.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It was excelente . Staff and specially the caferal was better thrn the last time i visited . Other then that service was quick . Hot food . And i am surely coming back here with my whole family again. Long live florentine

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Thank Steve F
Panjim, India
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

It's famous joint for the chicken cafreial you cant match up with taste nowhere else even sea food is amazing over here

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Thank Deepesh01031987
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Always satisfied.... Prawns rawa fry, Xenaneo rawa fry, chicken cafreal, feni! Great ambience with family always and today with my BIL family

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Thank Jorge D
Indore, India
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Only if you like really spicy food, visit this place. I knew caferel was spicy but a long time after the dinner we were reeling under the effect of the hot hot chicken!! Be careful!!

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Thank pnk337
Mandrem, India
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 February 2017

We had planned to have lunch elsewhere, but the place was closed. Having heard tell of Florentine many times and being in the neighborhood, we decided to give it a try. How lucky for us! We took our seats at a table next to one of the high glass windows at the back of the dining room. Natural light and... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 February 2017 via mobile

Absolutely smashing food 🥘 The chicken 🍗 creole is to die for. Speedy service, local atmosphere and pocket friendly prices make this place a perfect 👌 option for large groups. Reservations are a must in the evening!

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Thank Justo B
Goa, India
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 February 2017

I must say that Florentine has maintained their quality and taste with the Caferial- you would find it anywhere else than at Florentine with their unique recipe. be ware of the extra gravy as it is very spicy- if you can handle, it than go for it. Mussels are a al time favourite and good sized portions are always available... More 

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Chicago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2017

Our second time here and bit was great as usual. The chicken cafreal is great! My absolute favorite Goan dish. Would also recommend the fish curry, fried prawns, masala fish and goan bread.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 2
Cuisine
Indian, Seafood
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Cheap Eats, Groups, Kids, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 15:00
18:30 - 22:30
Tuesday
11:00 - 15:00
18:30 - 22:30
Wednesday
11:00 - 15:00
18:30 - 22:30
Thursday
11:00 - 15:00
18:30 - 22:30
Friday
11:00 - 15:00
18:30 - 22:30
Saturday
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
Description
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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