20 Reviews / 23 Ratings
Good Food, Bad Service
Though the guys at Souza Lobo have maintained their consistency over the years, they need to step up their service.
Slow service and rude waiters is what one gets at Souza Lobo. The food however makes up for it and their prawn curry is still a favourite.
How it has changed
We had taken the tables outside the restaurant as the climate was nice.. They had a singer who was entertaining us well.. The thing that we dis liked was that what ever liquor we were ordering they did not have. no flavoured vodka or vat 69.Then why put it the menu. We finally settled for beer. The food was ok. We had the crab papad, golden fried prawns, fish fingers, Prawn curry. They had some gelato combos which were horrible.. Pls avoid trying it.. overall the food lacked the Goa
n authentic taste
I always wanted to try Souza Lobo after reading the good reviews on burrp,but when i went there,the service staff was not at all courteous ,rather more on a ru
de side which was a big put off for me hence i left without even having food there .
Note- Since giving star is compulsory,so i am giving one star to the food,which i didn't have.
Many years ago, as a child, I had a masala fried fish, that I could still taste if I closed my eyes. It was the perfect balance of red chilli and vinegar. But I never found it again. I returned to every Goa restaurant/shack I could think of, until one day, I ordered the Fish Rechad at Souza Lobos. My childhood returned in one mouthful. It was exactly as I'd remembered and cherished it all these years. And their seafood platter is amazing. Considering it's huge and just 2 of us managed to polish it off much to the surprise of the waiters, says it all. Well worth the crowded family ambience. Just focus on the food, the breeze and the sound of the water. As long as you don't look up and sea your perfect horizon blocked by a million tourists, you're sure to have a great time!
Souza Lobo's is on calangute beach and is a favourite of sea food lovers and for a good reason. My friends always order fish curry and rice here. The restaurant is crowded all the time so go well ahead in time if you want to be seated promptly. Service is a tad slacky and has always been every time we went there. So we've stopped going there. Also a little expensive but if you love your seafood, it's worth a visit once.
Since 1932 ... No More !
Straight to the point ..
1. Very disappointing service by the staff as they commented thrice on what we were discussing .
2. Wrong knowledge of the fish served .. Which the staff didn't want to accept at all .
3. Sorry to say that the food quality and reputation has also reduced in terms of taste and flavour .
I hope they respect their customers equally.
Your Best Bet For Authentic Goan Food
I have been to this place a gazilion times and have come out satisfied to my hearts content each time. There's a certain charm to this place and this charm in addition to the lip-smacking food makes this place totally worth the visit. I would recommend each and everyone planning their next trip to Goa to stop by Souza Lobo and sample the delectable Goan cuisine on offer.
Best Place for Sea Food In Calangute
The last time I was in Goa....I made sure I just had to visit this place.
Souza Lobo is located bang on Calangute Beach, you just can't miss it.
The Ambiance is nice and simple.
We were simply in for the Sea Food. We ordered a Crab starter and a Prawns fry starter and both were amazing. The Crab masala was simply too tasty and finger licking good.
Would definitely good back to dine whenever in Goa.
Bon appetit !!!!!!!!!!!!
It is one of the restaurants i will be happy to go back forever and ever. I had been to it in 2009 when me and my friends had been goa. It was suggested by the hotel receptionist.
The moment we reached the place and saw the menu wee went crazy and almost ended up ordering all seafood on the menu. All the dishes were delicious and we really could not feel our legs after the meal.
Mediocre food and Bad Service..
So we went to Souza Lobo as I heard the food was good and the ambiance was nice too.
We go there and ask a waiter for a table.. He says all tables are full even though we can see one empty.. He says that's not free.. And just walks away.. No telling us to wait. Etc etc. he wouldn't have cared if we walked away or not. We asked another waiter and after a bit of a wait got a table at one end of the resto.
No menu till we asked.. It too forever for everything. It took us 2hours to finish dinner.
and the food.. I though was very ok.. Nothing great..
Wont be going there again.. Waste of time it was..
Better then the rest ...
The only thing I liked was fish raechad and the continentals among all the dishes . The rice items weren't good as I tried the goan sausage rice..which didnt taste great and the quantity was very less. Visited there almost all the day of my stay in Goa as it was neat and service was good and also had a good view of the Calangute beach. Being in Goa expected to enjoy some fish delicacy at a reasonable rate as its next to the beach but was surprised with the prices ranging from 600-800 INR for local sea fish like king fish and pompret. Still this restaura stood out from the rest with its ambience and friendly staff and some delicacies which were lip smacking.
Nothing exceptional..some goan experience
This is my 3rd visit to this place. Nothing much change and the view from the front rows are good and the place is airy and good. Clean and tidy.
Food is good as the drinks were good (being in GOA, anyway it has to be!!)
We have opted for Fish Raechad and finger chips and a fresh lime soda for my wife.
Fish was instant hit (i knew it from my previous experience) and it was fresh, tangy, spicy and good but on the other hand the finger chips are soggy and badly cooked. Ordered a couple of beers which were chilled and served nicely.
Ordered a goan sausage fried rice and a chilly chicken and both dishes were mistakes.
The rice is a goan recipe but it was not cooked properly, smelling and the sausages were not cooked properly the chilly chicken a few strips of chicken and loads and loads of onions and which i find totally unnecessary.
The whole meal cost me 880rs which I felt a little extra on a type of restaurants like this.
On my 2nd visit to the shop we have opted for Goan fish curry and rice which they bought in an earthen pot and my surprise the food was not at all traditional. I have a strong feeling that it was cooked by some north Indian cook and who is messing in the kitchen with the traditional recipes.
I can tell this strongly as I have been in the same place in my previous two visits in Goa.
I had ordered further Aloo paratha and Garlic bread and massed potato and all of them are tasted ok.
Paratha was nto served with any pickle or raita but was served with tomato sauce.
Overall the place had lost the edge over ordinary goan restaurants from its early days.
Great views and good food
We visited the joint on a pretty warm Sept afternoon. We got ourselves a seat by the window and there was a good sea breeze going. My sons and I ordered Pork, Squid, Crab and my wife ordered King Fish. We enjoyed the service and the food served - all of which I would rate a 7 out of 10.
Absolutely love it - every single time! Overlooking the Calangute beach, this shack is casual and airy. The food is authentic and soulful, the seafood of course is the speciality. We tried buttergarlic prawns, Fish n chips, and Xacuti with rice. All the dishes were excellent. I highly recommend Souza Lobo.
Not as good...
I have been to Souza Lobo many times. Obviously, no one can miss it. But the quality has gone down a bit ever since my first visit. Even my friends who are hardcore non-veggies said its gone down. Not as good as it used to be. Plus, considering its become like a tourist hotspot, you would have thought that they have at least *some* food for the veggies...
I've been to Goa plenty of times but strangely had never actually sat and eaten at one of the sea side restaurants. So this time when i went there it was must on my list. My friend recommended Souza Lobo, said it was reliable and one of the oldest places so I tried it out. We stuffed ourselves with starters like butter prawns, fish fry, chicken kebas and pork chilly...everything was cooked perfectly...the meat and fish were fresh. I felt it was slightly overpriced..probably because it a famous place....but that shouldn't keep you from having a meal here