Hotel Mandovi, 1st Floor, D B Marg ,
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  • Cost
  • 1500/- (for 2 people)
  • Critic's 3.5
  • User's 3.5
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Suggested Dishes: Bloody Mary , Blenders Punch , Chicken Cafreal , Tom Collins , Prawns Biryani More dishes Suggest a dish Also Serves: North Indian
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in Panaji, Goa
Hotel Mandovi, 1st Floor, D B Marg
Goa
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6 Review(s) from our Foodies

6 Review(s) from our Foodies

Critic's Review
Critic's Review
Odette Mascarenhas
  • Food
  • 70% Complete (success)
  • Service
  • 60% Complete (success)
  • Decor
  • 60% Complete (success)

Added this month

The Mandovi River derived from a Persian word meaning 'Custom House'), was changed from Gomati, by Adil Shah, the Sultan of Bijapur...so rich were the revenues it earned for its sovereign. History engulfs you in this very hotel named after the majestic river, in which Adil Shah had crocodiles that were so huge that they could upset a big boat or swallow a big bull, to keep intruders at bay...fascinating. And so is the restaurant Rio Rico, a tradition and legacy of the past. And with the spread it serves one can imagine what the crocodiles felt.... ravenous. The restaurant is designed in the Art Deco concept, the baby grand piano on the stage still a legacy since the hotels inception. The kitchens of this hotel has been catering to celebrities galore. It is rumoured that some of the legendary cooks still exist perhaps as old as the hotel itself. The waiter walks softly across the wooden floor...the marble around it originated from Italy. Old favourites - Chicken Cafreal, Prawn Curry Rice with kishmur, Pork Vindaloo. Your mind drifts back in time to the diners who would vend their way up the red carpeted staircase, hand over their hats and cloaks to the hat check room on the landing, straighten their ties in front of the large ornate mirror before entering the restaurant. There used to be a strict dress code in those days, and from 1952 to 1961, the guests at a princely sum of Rs. 600/- a month could have all the meals in the house absolutely free, and were free to invite their guests to tea. Coming back to the food — with the ambience of the days gone by, it is a treat for those who would like to seep in the history of the state. Even as the performer who is belting out local Goan melodies brings back nostalgic memories. The dance floor filled with laughing couples...even in 1954, when there was an economic blockade imposed by the Government of India, the steaks were got from South Africa and Argentina, Oranges from Israel, Potatoes from Holland and apples from Japan. From 1952, the restaurant has stood as a beacon for every boat entering the river with tourists galore, and its legacy in terms of Goan atmosphere, grandeur, ambience, food, tradition and culture will linger on for many more years to come.

User Reviews

RAMESH  KUMAR PATHAK
  • Food
  • 30% Complete (success)
  • Service
  • 20% Complete (success)
  • Decor
  • 20% Complete (success)

Added this month from Web

Good and nice restaurant

Tips: Accepts reservations

Mainu Xec
  • Food
  • 60% Complete (success)
  • Service
  • 70% Complete (success)
  • Decor
  • 70% Complete (success)

Added 5 months ago from Web

I keep on visiting different restaurant in search of every new item on the menu which is rare, over here it was Fish Mornay, wasnt up to my taste, then I tried Prawn Curry Rice With Kishmur it was very good.

Moinoddin Shaikh
  • Food
  • 70% Complete (success)
  • Service
  • 70% Complete (success)
  • Decor
  • 70% Complete (success)

Added 5 months ago from Web

Chicken Cafreal was the dish I asked on my table, though they have very rich menu, it was very good, this restaurant is located inside Mandovi hotel.

Nishad Lad
  • Food
  • 80% Complete (success)
  • Service
  • 90% Complete (success)
  • Decor
  • 90% Complete (success)

Added 6 months ago from Web

I had been here recently for a dinner! Its located inside Mandovi hotel! The ambience is very gud and so is the service! We ordered a goan soup (caldo verde sumthing) and it was a disastor! The starters chicken tikka, paneer sesame and kingfish tikka were delicious! They provide complimentary breadsticks n normal bread with the soup! We also had Prawns Biryani which was too good! Overall a great experience while watching the india lanka cricket match on the big screen here!! Highly recomended!

prashant_jain34
  • Food
  • 80% Complete (success)
  • Service
  • 0% Complete (success)
  • Decor
  • 0% Complete (success)

Added more than a year ago from Web

A great place to enjoy a few pegs with some good live performances.The starters are good. A nice place to relax and unwind..

Riorico Reviews
Critic's Review
Critic's Review
Odette Mascarenhas
  • Food
  • 70% Complete (success)
  • Service
  • 60% Complete (success)
  • Decor
  • 60% Complete (success)

Added this month

The Mandovi River derived from a Persian word meaning 'Custom House'), was changed from Gomati, by Adil Shah, the Sultan of Bijapur...so rich were the revenues it earned for its sovereign. History engulfs you in this very hotel named after the majestic river, in which Adil Shah had crocodiles that were so huge that they could upset a big boat or swallow a big bull, to keep intruders at bay...fascinating. And so is the restaurant Rio Rico, a tradition and legacy of the past. And with the spread it serves one can imagine what the crocodiles felt.... ravenous. The restaurant is designed in the Art Deco concept, the baby grand piano on the stage still a legacy since the hotels inception. The kitchens of this hotel has been catering to celebrities galore. It is rumoured that some of the legendary cooks still exist perhaps as old as the hotel itself. The waiter walks softly across the wooden floor...the marble around it originated from Italy. Old favourites - Chicken Cafreal, Prawn Curry Rice with kishmur, Pork Vindaloo. Your mind drifts back in time to the diners who would vend their way up the red carpeted staircase, hand over their hats and cloaks to the hat check room on the landing, straighten their ties in front of the large ornate mirror before entering the restaurant. There used to be a strict dress code in those days, and from 1952 to 1961, the guests at a princely sum of Rs. 600/- a month could have all the meals in the house absolutely free, and were free to invite their guests to tea. Coming back to the food — with the ambience of the days gone by, it is a treat for those who would like to seep in the history of the state. Even as the performer who is belting out local Goan melodies brings back nostalgic memories. The dance floor filled with laughing couples...even in 1954, when there was an economic blockade imposed by the Government of India, the steaks were got from South Africa and Argentina, Oranges from Israel, Potatoes from Holland and apples from Japan. From 1952, the restaurant has stood as a beacon for every boat entering the river with tourists galore, and its legacy in terms of Goan atmosphere, grandeur, ambience, food, tradition and culture will linger on for many more years to come.

Latest Reviews

RAMESH  KUMAR PATHAK
  • Food
  • 30% Complete (success)
  • Service
  • 20% Complete (success)
  • Decor
  • 20% Complete (success)

Added this month from Web

Good and nice restaurant

Tips: Accepts reservations

Mainu Xec
  • Food
  • 60% Complete (success)
  • Service
  • 70% Complete (success)
  • Decor
  • 70% Complete (success)

Added 5 months ago from Web

I keep on visiting different restaurant in search of every new item on the menu which is rare, over here it was Fish Mornay, wasnt up to my taste, then I tried Prawn Curry Rice With Kishmur it was very good.

Moinoddin Shaikh
  • Food
  • 70% Complete (success)
  • Service
  • 70% Complete (success)
  • Decor
  • 70% Complete (success)

Added 5 months ago from Web

Chicken Cafreal was the dish I asked on my table, though they have very rich menu, it was very good, this restaurant is located inside Mandovi hotel.

Nishad Lad
  • Food
  • 80% Complete (success)
  • Service
  • 90% Complete (success)
  • Decor
  • 90% Complete (success)

Added 6 months ago from Web

I had been here recently for a dinner! Its located inside Mandovi hotel! The ambience is very gud and so is the service! We ordered a goan soup (caldo verde sumthing) and it was a disastor! The starters chicken tikka, paneer sesame and kingfish tikka were delicious! They provide complimentary breadsticks n normal bread with the soup! We also had Prawns Biryani which was too good! Overall a great experience while watching the india lanka cricket match on the big screen here!! Highly recomended!

prashant_jain34
  • Food
  • 80% Complete (success)
  • Service
  • 0% Complete (success)
  • Decor
  • 0% Complete (success)

Added more than a year ago from Web

A great place to enjoy a few pegs with some good live performances.The starters are good. A nice place to relax and unwind..

Riorico Reviews

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