Walking through the Goa restaurants is all about letting the eyes and taste buds feast on the wide range of food and drinks on display. This is primarily because Goa is a small beach state and is heaven for seafood lovers. It is also ideally located, within three hours ride or drive for the Northern point to the Southern point of the state boundaries. Moreover, fuel is also cheap and so is the liquor, which makes for an excellent time spent in this place that is full of beaches, sun, sand and certainly; delicious cuisines. Goa tourism takes extra care of the maintenance of the local eating joints. Why? This is because people who come to Goa seek interesting local delights and are eager to sample the local drinks as well.
The best part about all of this is that one has the option of choosing among the several Goa restaurants. All of these serve authentic Konkani and Goan delicacies as well as global cuisines. It could be Southeast Asian, Japanese, Lebanese, Israeli, Russian, Portuguese, European, Mexican or simply Indian; what is common amongst all the restaurants is that there is something for everyone. This is one of the key reasons why Goa tourism is attracting travelers to the beach destination; that is if you keep the beaches and tourist spots aside.
1. Café Chocolatti
Right off the Candolim main road, it’s a bit away from the busy Candolim vicinity. This tree enclosed garden bakery that is covered in white umbrella serves amazing chocolate cake, which is a multi-layered heaven of chocolate. The high tea spread of this place is best suited for the laidback tea tattling moments with friends, over fresh bread, strawberry jam, hot scones and a pot of steaming tea. Everything here is handmade at home, which makes the entire experience very satiating.
Location: 409/A, Fort Aguada Road, Candolim, Bardez, Goa
Cuisine: Vegetarian, European, British, Dessert, Fast Food, Goan
Timing: Every day of the week (9.00 AM to 7.00 PM)
Restaurant Facilities: Seating, Outdoor Seating, Parking, Free Wifi access and Credit Card for paying bills.
2. Bomras Restaurant, Goa
The mud walls and floor of with the bamboo seating arrangement give this Burmese eatery a very elegant decor. The place serves authentic Burmese cuisines that are to some extent inspired by the Thai and Chinese delicacies. The most recommended of all the dishes out here are the beet salad that is served with cucumber, Tea Leaf Burmese Salad, and the pork pomelo. The main course has many amazing mouthwatering delicacies that will hold a person here for hours at length. This is one of those Goa restaurants that have to be visited and dined at, no matter what.
Location: 247, Fort Aguada Road, Candolim, Goa
Cuisine: Goan, Burmese, Seafood
Timing: Every day of the week (12.00 PM to 3.00 PM and 7.00 PM to 11.00PM)
Restaurant Facilities: Seating, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
3. Sublime Restaurant, Goa
A resto-bar in Saligao has reinvented itself to be a more sophisticated avatar of its previous self. The restaurant is downstairs while the lounge bar is upstairs. One can have his dinner under the thatched enclosed area downstairs or just have it upstairs on the lounge beds with a drink or two. The menu is absolutely simple yet classy with Greek Pastry Filo and mustard fish as its most favored delicacy.
Location: Morjim Beach Road, Vithaldas Wado, Morjim, Arambol, Goa
Cuisine: European, Seafood, and Vegetarian
Timing: Tuesday to Sunday (12.00 PM to 3.00 PM and 6.00 PM to 11.00PM)
Restaurant Facilities: Seating, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Full Bar Available, Parking, and Credit Card for paying bills.
To experience some of the finest among Goa restaurants, you should follow a walking trail of the narrow streets.