A stellar concoction of some Hindu delectable skills, Muslim and Portuguese culinary quirks; Goan cuisine is immensely rich, wholesome, and delicious. It includes a lot of seafood, rice, coconut, meat, and local spices, thrown together to create appetizing dishes distinctive to the coastal land. Naturally, there is no better place to indulge in authentic and lip-smacking Goan cuisine than in Goa itself. Laced with the peculiar tastes and cooked in their traditional techniques with the unique ingredients, here are the best Goan eateries in Goa.
Inspired by a colonial home, Casa Sarita is a fine-dine at Park Hyatt Resort and Spa that serves scrumptious Goan food with a contemporary interpretation. It’s a restaurant that is both homely and elegant with its mosaic flooring, ornate windows and high chandeliers.
Sitting on the first floor of the significant Panjim Inn heritage hotel in Foutainhas Latin Quarter, The Verandah is all about its stunning menu and antique interior that adds to the cosiness and the old-world charm.
Nestled in a bungalow in Panjim, Mum’s Kitchen is a welcoming restaurant with a menu inspired and contributed to and by mothers from across Goa. Justifying the name, the dishes served here indeed taste like they’ve been brought right from your mother’s kitchen.
A popular spot for food lovers, Martin’s Corner is a romantic dining that is often seen packed by the evening with people relishing some delicious Goan food with a glass of wine and soulful live music.
Home-like in its truest sense, Bhatti Village is a quaint and cosy eatery tucked away in a street of Nerul. Run by a local couple, this restaurant serves home-style and flavoursome Goan food upon your demand and preferences. This place runs without a set menu; the dishes offered are based on the owners’ suggestion, and your choice and appetite.
A heritage home turned into a vintage and atmospheric restaurant in the Latin Quarter, Viva Panjim is one of the best casual dining restaurants for Goan Portuguese cuisine.
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Picture credits- TripAdvisor, the-verandah-restaurant, Goa Prism, LBB, Trodly and Flickr.