Da Gama Canteen

tastemaker nominee
Da Gama sign
Photo by Eric Sandler

Chefs Shiva and Rick Di Virgilio, the couple behind Midtown’s Oporto Fooding House, have once again created a compelling dining destination with this Portuguese-Indian restaurant. Favorite dishes include three chili paneer, prawn ambot tik (Gulf shrimp in a sweet and spicy chili tamarind sauce), crab pani puri, or any of the compelling vegetable preparations. A range of light, well-balanced cocktails (both alcoholic and zero proof) and carefully selected natural wines offer a range of pairing options. Finally, its affordable weekday lunch service helps make Da Gama a very useful dining destination.


Da Gama Canteen
600 N. Shepherd Dr. Suite 520
Houston, TX 77007


Sun: Closed
Mon: 11 am-2 pm, 4 pm-9:30 pm
Tue: 11 am-2 pm, 4 pm-9:30 pm
Wed: 11 am-2 pm, 4 pm-9:30 pm
Thu: 11 am-2 pm, 4 pm-9:30 pm
Fri: 11 am-2 pm, 4 pm-10:30 pm
Sat: 11 am-2 pm, 4 pm-10:30 pm

Good to Know

  • $$-$$$
  • Full Bar
  • Gluten Free Available
  • Patio/Outdoor Dining
  • Vegetarian Friendly