Recommended by Lonely Planet, The Rough Guide and the Footprints, Viva Panjim is a Goan family restaurant at Fontainhas. It may take you some time to trace this restaurant in the lanes of Fountainhas, but it’s worth the effort. With the delicious Goan food that is served hot on your table, you will forget the world.
“Viva Panjim is one of the most popular restaurants in Fountainhas, known for its Goan cuisine,” says Ana Maria DeSouza Goswami a fellow Travel Expert (for Goa) for Yatra’s Raahi.com. She further adds, “Viva Panjim is situated on the ground floor of Linda’s house in Fontainhas (Latin Quarter). She serves excellent Goan food. I suggest you order (for two), prawn curry rice (1 plate), 1 fried reacheado masala king fish and 1 butter garlic squid, with a drink. The bill should be around Rs 300.” Since she recommended that we visit this place, we recommend it to you!
Viva Panjim offers you an old world charm where you will come across the good old friends of the neighborhood visiting Viva Panjim for beer and prawns. It clearly showed that afternoon is a time for rest and more importantly meeting friends.
Try out the butter garlic squids, kingfish fry, rice and the Goan prawn curry to taste the Goan flavour. A cosy restaurant with an air conditioned, non-air-conditioned and a tiny outdoor seating is a delight. A meal for two, should be around Rs 300. Viva Panjim opens as early as 8:30 in the morning and Sundays are rest days.
House No. 178, Rua 31 de Janeiro,
Behind Mary Immaculate High School,
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Published in Rediff.com, for a Goa Food Guide Series 11th February, 2008.