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In the true sense of the word, this is not a bar, but a ‘way of life’. The way in which having a drink with snacks in the candlelight and let the sound of the waves up ahead engulf you − making it the perfect setting. Situated right on the bustling Calangute Beach since time immemorial stands Souza Lobo. The charm of the old house on the beach, with its live music and solo/duo singing acts still remain. An endless list of wines and spirits to choose from sets the mood, while the menu holds its own. Although, they have a diverse multi-speciality menu, watch out for their Goan delicacies. Do visit.
Going to goa and not having its regional cuisine is almost a sacrilege. Enjoying local fare is the best way to experience any new city and for Goa its soul lies in those quaint beach shacks dotted all over the palm-encrusted city. There are some rather charming eateries in Goa, run by expats and locals alike, each bringing with them a unique flavour of their heritage. One of the most popular dining destinations in Goa happens to be an exquisite restaurant tucked in bustling scenic location of Calangute Beach. Known as ‘Souza Lobo’, the place is a favoured relaxed spot for the locals, who come in often to relish their scrumptious fare and drink in the magnificent view. It is so popular that if you are late, you might not get the table.
Souza Lobo is all about the spirit of Goa. Their menu is the mouth-watering compilation of regional Goan fare along with some Continental and North Indian dishes thrown in for good measure. If you are a seafood lover, then you have come to the right place. Souza Lobo’s menu is crammed with seafood preparations, caught fresh and cooked by nimble hands. Sip on your beer or try Goa’s traditional fenny to accompany your starters. Nibble on, paneer kalimiry tikka, prawn cocktail, batter fried squids, fish fingers, mushroom chilly dry, stuffed crabs, crumb fried mussels, butter garlic fried squids and veg sheek kebabs. Spoon yourself a helping of egg fried pulao or break a naan to mop up the curries, such as, pork sorpotel, mutton xacuti, steak stuffed with ham & cheese, malai kofta, chicken dahiwala, squids ambottik, lobster masala and crab curry.
The variety of seafood on offer is heavenly. One can simply feast on the menu and then come back next day for an entirely different spread. For final sweet course we recommend you to take your time and linger over your menu, because you will be bombarded with a mouth-watering selection. You can take your fill between apple pie, Irish coffee mousse, crepe suzette, bebinca, caramel custard and so much more. Housed under a beach shack façade, Souza Lobo has a rustic Goan charm to it. Inside the restaurant is airy, spacious and simply designed. Every evening a duo of native singers take the stage and entertain the guests. It’s not too expensive.
If you see a lovely old Goan house standing along the Calangute Beach, know that you have come to Souza Lobo. This immense local favourite is a wonderful casual eatery famous for its fun vibe and mouth-watering food. Their menu although stretches into various directions comes back to the popular Goan dishes. Sit outside close to the beach and watch the world pass you by with a drink and some yummy seafood nibbles, after all this is what Souza Lobo means for a Special Occasion. The sound of waves blends nicely with the live music they have going on, enchanting you with the spell of Souza Lobo.