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About Us


A Lua Merces, situated near the vibrant capital city of Panjim, is widely regarded as one of the finest restaurants in the region. Its remarkable ambiance and impeccable service leave a lasting impression on guests, making it the perfect venue for unforgettable parties and events.

A Lua Merces is a culinary gem that’s hard to miss. This restaurant has earned a reputation as one of the best in the region. Whether you’re planning a special event or simply looking for an unforgettable dining experience, A Lua Merces is the perfect destination. With its spacious and elegant interiors, you’ll be transported to a world of pure indulgence from the moment you step in. And with its exceptional menu of mouth-watering dishes, you’re guaranteed a culinary adventure that you won’t soon forget.


Our Founder

Learn our history see our glorious journey as a restaurant

Andrew, born in 1990 in Dar es Salaam, was a humble man with a passion for the hotel industry and a green thumb that earned him admiration from everyone around him. His dream was to start his own restaurant, which drove him to attend college during the day and work as a waiter at night in Cidade de Goa, gaining as much experience as he could. In pursuit of this dream, he even worked in  Muscat for a while, before returning to Goa and marrying his wife Cerolina, a banker by profession and a chef by passion. Andrew was no stranger to hard work and dedication, as evidenced by the various jobs he took on to save up for his big dream. From being a fridge repairer to a well digger, a newspaper delivery boy to a taxi driver, he did it all with one goal in mind. He was also a major socialist, actively involved in many  organizations like Rotary Club, he also worked as a manager in various restaurants to build up his Career.


In 1993, with the unwavering support of his wife Cerolina and the guidance of his aunt “Ti Aninha.”, Andrew finally fulfilled his dream of opening his own restaurant. A Lua Merces boasted just six tables, but Andrew poured his heart and soul into making it a success. Over the years, he expanded his business to include other locations such as Hotel Campal, Clube Tennis de Gasper dias, Clube Vasco de Gama, and Quatro. He also opened two more restaurants of his own, Alua Sangolda (now Yaki Zushi) and A Lua Verna. 


Andrew’s blessings came in the form of his children – Amory and Clarissa – who have made him proud with their professional achievements. Amory is a chef who owns and manages his own restaurant, yaki Zushi, as well as the popular eatery A Lua Verna. Meanwhile, Clarissa is a highly skilled doctor who also has a passion for entrepreneurship. Despite Andrew’s passing in 2017, his legacy and memories live on through his family who strive to carry on his name with utmost dedication.


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Our Branches


Yaki Zushi

Experience the best of Sushi and Asian cuisine at Yaki Zushi restaurant, located in the charming village of Sangolda in Goa. Our restaurant is housed in a beautiful heritage Goan home, adding to the unique and inviting atmosphere. Curated by Chef Amory D'Souza, Yaki Zushi offers an exceptional dining experience, combining traditional and modern flavors to create dishes that will tantalize your taste buds. Join us for an unforgettable culinary journey and enjoy the best Sushi and Asian food in Goa.


Alua Verna

With scenic views of the lush natural beauty of South Goa and the inimitable warmth of true Goan hospitality, Alua Verna offers a wide range of event venues for every occasion. Whether you’re planning a grand wedding reception in our sprawling lawns or a birthday dinner buffet in our luxurious A/C private dining room, Alua’s expansive property offers the perfect venue for every event – each space is designed to accommodate the desired vision and style for your celebrations. Our open-air rooftop space, is designed for lavish galas and festivities, with the capacity to host 1500 pax.


In-House Catering & Bar

Experience In-House Catering and BarIndulge in the finest culinary delights and refreshments with our in-house catering and bar services.

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