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Main Road, Candolim, Bardez, India
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Jambalaya is one of the larger eateries in Candolim and the chef is amazing. We had the Tiger prawns in garlic and lemon and they were amazing. Melted in your mouth. Everything was cooked fresh and was piping hot when served. Definitely not one to be missed.

Thank MOM1117
Candolim, India
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12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We recently visited this restaurant but were quiet disappointed. The staff seemed unfriendly and didn't manage a smile whist we were dining. The service was responsibly quick, however we did not another couple experiencing a long wait. The menu choice was limited, seems another restaurant that is trying to cater for English holidaymakers missing home food. ( by the way... More 

Thank manchestercouple2017
Perth, Australia
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55 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

the food and entertainment is great here even though you are on the main road you seem to forget this all had a good night

Thank nicola j
Udhampur, India
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17 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Visited this place on a friday evening with my wife. The live performer was excellent The food was good and the service was very prompt The crowd at the restaurant was very decent and the live performer made them all dance. A must visit at Candolim.

Thank ikhajuria
Bristol, United Kingdom
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117 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A friend suggested we visit Jambalaya on a Saturday evening which we did & were very surprised with the quality of both the food & entertainment (Saturday only) The staff were helpful & efficient & it was great to watch the food being cooked on the barbecue. A good selection of food from a number of cuisines. The music was... More 

Thank Richard O
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81 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

They serve food all day and its located right on the main road. The decor is also nice. We ordered chinese food which was decent but could have been better for the price they charge.

Thank Purna N
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 February 2017 via mobile

Nothing special. More expensive than other places in Candolim & not as nice. Ruined even more when they wouldn't accept a 2000 note with a pencil marking, yet gave me change with pen writing on it!! They argued that writing on any other note is ok! Clearly taking advantage of the English again. Just to add live music advertised but... More 

Perth, Australia
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55 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 February 2017

we were a bit hesitant of this restaurant and not sure why, but once inside and ordered, ate and drunk we had a great meal and visited another 3 times whilst in Goa, good value for money, some nights there is entertainment (worth the laugh) the menu had a wide variety of different dishes including european & indian.

Thank nicola j
Paphos District, Cyprus
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126 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 January 2017

An excellent restaurant bar right on main road. Our first visit, certainly not disappointed, food was great, service great, staff great, atmosphere great, prices very good. We went twice as food extremely tasty, both times had indian dishes, well presented, nice roti to dip in curry gravy. On both occasions there was an indian man and woman singing all types... More 

Thank thomascU2563PO
Blackpool, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 January 2017 via mobile

Food nothing special, lively bar with music. Very much in my opinion a place to have a drink. Although bar closing early for elections didn't help.

Thank m44lk_c

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Indian, Bar, Pizza, International, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly
Dinner, Lunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Television
Good for
Bar Scene, Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Groups, Kids
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Main Road, Candolim, Bardez, India
  • Location: Asia  >  India  >  Goa  >  Bardez  >  Candolim

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?