A famous Konkani proverb says, “Prodham bhookt, magi mookt” which means “You can not think well until you have eaten well” Goa is the country’s favourite beach destination. From scenic beauty and stunning beaches to fantastic nightlife and delectable cuisine, Goa has much to offer. Whether you visit Goa for its nightlife or the adventure sports such as scuba diving, snorkelling, and parasailing, you need good food just as you need good family hotels in Goa to stay at.
Are you planning a trip to Goa? Read on to know the five must-visit places if you are a foodie.
While you must have heard of the famous Goan curry and Goan prawns, the cuisine has much more to offer. From vibrant restaurants to seaside cafes and high-end places to eat, Goa has everything. Below are some of the favourite dine-in places that surely entice every foodie that comes here.
Who said top sightseeing in Goa is all about beaches and parties? At Britto’s, you can get divine deliciousness while looking at the beautiful sea. Whether you love pasta or want to try seafood, the place provides platters and mocktails with style and taste. Their Tiramisu serves as an excellent end to a fantastic meal. However, this place does not accept cards, so carry cash when you dine here.
If you crave ‘maa ke hath ka khana’ and some authentic traditional Goan recipes, Mum’s Kitchen is where you ought to visit. The ambience here is warm and cosy, the green and homely decor makes you feel at home and comfortable, and the dishes will remind you of homely food. It serves non-vegetarian and vegetarian food, so you can tickle your tastebuds in the restaurant that has received the Best Goan Traditional Cuisine award twice in a row!
The Souza Lobo restaurant at Calangute has a unique charm. It serves authentic Goan dishes while live music plays in the background. Since it is a multicuisine restaurant, you can try everything from Goan food and North Indian dishes to Chinese and Italian. Vegetarians love the butter garlic mushroom here, and non-vegetarians swear by the masala fried prawns. And who does not want dessert after a sumptuous meal? Do try their caramel custard, and you will enjoy some more! The Souza Lobo serves drool-worthy food that people love to try after a day of top sightseeing in Goa.
If you are looking for a retro bar that serves genuine Goan cuisine, Kismoor is the place to try. The restaurant has an outdoor area with tropical garden vibes and beautiful pathways. Swings in the garden speak to the child inside you. It offers a live cocktail bar and a menu full of Goan-Portuguese cuisine. Live music can be enjoyed here every Saturday. The Kismoor resto-bar is the first to introduce the Make Your Own Gin concept, where you get an assorted platter, gin and tonic water to create your flavours.
There are numerous varieties of starters, mains, curries and rice, and one must try the Prawns Dangar, Lahori Keema, Butter Chicken and Kashmiri Yakhni Pilaf, which has both vegetarian and non-vegetarian options. In the desserts section, you must try the Portuguese dessert called Serradura, and for chocoholics, the Double Chocolate Salami is a must-have. Kismoor attracts a lot of diners with its tagline, “Wine, Dine and Laze”.
Thalassa offers you a fantastic view and delectable food. It is located at the top of a cliff and has a breathtaking view of the Arabian Sea. Thalassa means sea in Greek, and this open-air restaurant gives all the Greek vibes possible. Besides Goan cuisines, you can also try some yummylicious Greek dishes and enjoy a Mimosa as you witness a sunset in its full beauty.
Goa plays host to a lot of national and international visitors. OYO has over 680 hotels spread across the city with various accommodations available. OYO Flagship hotels are located in prime locations and are rated as the best hotels in Goa. These family hotels in Goa offer fantastic features such as pools, free wifi, beach views, pick-and-drop services and much more.
If you want beautiful but less crowded beaches, South Goa is the place to be. If you love the party, head to North Goa. Explore Old Goa by visiting Vasco, Ponda, and Arpora.
You can choose your pick from different categories of hotels, such as Spot On, Palette, Townhouse, Collection O, Capital O, Home Luxe, Flagship, and Premium hotels, according to your budget and other preferences. Many visitors choose OYO over five-star hotels because they provide excellent pocket-friendly facilities. Book an OYO online now to have a blast in Goa.
The list mentioned above of Goa’s most popular restaurants and cafes can serve as a tropical paradise for every foodie. So if you want an authentic Goan cuisine taste, try out these places. And as always, after eating sumptuous food, everyone needs quality sleep. Book your favourite OYO family hotels in Goa now.
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