This is one of my favorite restaurants in Goa. Not so much for the food (which was perfectly good) but for the view and the atmosphere.
We went to Aquamarine (which is in the Baia do Sol resort) for breakfast. The menu had a good choice of Indian and continental dishes. I had the puri bhaji, which was very good.
We sat outside on the deck up a flight of stairs off the beach. We had front row seats to all the activity of the fisherpeople coming in from their morning run - people unloading boats, sorting fish, fixing nets, having their own breakfast. It was fascinating - great(!) photo opps! I could have sat there for hours. I definitely recommend checking this place out for breakfast - fine to go around 9-10 a.m.
See my Goa travelogues below for photos of the fisherpeople.
Friendly service, relaxing atmosphere, soothing background score and finger-licious dishes that you can crave for. Hygienically best, you can see the chef's with hat in clean uniform cooking for you through open kitchen window. Book your tables as most of the nights is busy.
Favorite Dish: To name few from the full list; I like Chicken/Mutton hara masala, Stuffed capscicum, Butter Chicken and crispy crab for starter. Food is prepared to perfection and at reasonable rate.
Over the Flames on Candolim Road, Goa, is the worst place ever. We went there for lunch and found the place absolutely deserted. We were wondering if we did a mistake rite then, but thot we'll give it a chance. The seating is sooo damn uncomfortable with broken chairs and the cushions with coir poking at ur bum. Service is pathetic. They took nearly an hour to serve just a chicken and prawn starter. We wanted to have Chinese, so the waiter said that he would make it though they dint have it on the menu. So, we ordered 2 starters and 3 drinks. After the long wait, the food came and it was horrible. The chicken was hard and rubbery and for the first time in Goa I ate the worst ever prawns which was over cooked and hard. We dint like the food or the drink, so we decided to stop at tat and asked for the bill. Guess wat the bill cud have been ?? It came up to 2000 Rs for just 2 starters and 3 drinks. Each starter cost us 500 Rs. The other restaurants in Goa serve prawns at 100 to 200 rs max. We were totally pissed off with their service and on top of tat the final bill. My sincere advice is to pls pls pls not visit this place ever. You hav much better options than this one.
On the Pundalik Gaitondi road, between Canacona station and Palolem beach, there's a little family dhaba which does great local food, and is much cheaper than the touristy restaurants near the beach. The family running it are very friendly.
If you're after something a little more local, go to the little stall on the corner of the road where Hi-Tide huts are situated. It's run by a very friendly husband and wife team, they generally only have one dish a day, but it's always tasty, and it is cheap compared to the restaurants on the beach, although more than you might pay in other parts of India (144 INR for two thalis and two teas).
This is also the place to come if you fancy hiring a scooter!
Now normally all I want to do is try all the local food, and I can be a teensy bit scathing of people who only want to eat what they have at home. But when you've been on the road (or rails) for several months, and have eaten pretty much the same thing every day, you do want something different, and you're craving familiar tastes. So when we arrived in Goa, I will admit that we did indulge ourselves with a few treats of this type!
Titanic restaurant on the beach at Palolem (next door to High Tide at the southern end of the beach) does beans on toast - the perfect British remedy for a surfeit of curry!
They also have beach huts, slightly cheaper than High Tide (200INR), but not so well situated.
i visited palolem this year and as normally it would be, there were a bunch of new restaurants open. This eatery(a small one) is located on "teen rasta" (three road junction) one way to Intercontinental one to Patnem and the other to Chaudi mkt. It has just been opened and does not have much to do with the ambience, but the surroundings is spectacular. A view of the mountains and open fields and the railway station. But when it comes down to the food part of it.... its really mouthwatering...and tastes home made. Basically for meat lovers, it specializes in Kebabs and Biryani during the evenings and serves chicken curry and fish curry for lunch.
Favorite Dish: The tandoori leg was perfect with spices and soft. Kebabs were Chic marinated in milk, chicken marinated with mint and chicken marinated in chilli. Biryani was good, but a bit spicy. you could ask them to add less masala to the rice. its DUM biryani, hence already cooked.
I MADE A VISIT TO THIS RESTAURANT "RASA" FOR A DINNER , AS THE AMBIENCE WAS FABULOUS , EACH HAVIN A CANDLE LIGHT DINNER ... ROMANTIC... WITH A GR8 LOVELY MUSIC PLAYING AT BACKGROUND... I ORDERED MY FOOD( BASICALLY INDIAN)... WHAT SHOULD IAY..THE TASTE WAS FANTASTIC.. QUANTITY AND EVEN AUALITY WAS VERY GOOD..... I WAS FULLY SATISFIED EVEN MY BETTERHALF WAS SO HAPPY TO HAD A VERY GOOD MEAL.... NOW ITS OUR FAV. RESTAURTANT.. ..WHEN EVER WE FEELS LIKE WE GO THERE EVEN FOR LUNCH .... I SUGGEST AND RECOMMEND EVERYONE ..EHO EVER LAND IN GOA..SHOULD VISIT ONCE... TRY ANY FOOD AND I AM SURE U WILL AGREE WITH ME... THE STAFF IS SO GOOD..VERY POLITE, FRIENDLY... AND EVEN SUGGEST U ... U JUST HAVE TO REACH THERE.. THEY WELCOME U IN INDIAN WAY... THEY SAY "GUESTS ARE GOD"... ONCE U REAC THERE .. U WILL BE HABITUAL WITH THAT....
Favorite Dish: MY FAV DISH .... TANDOORI ROTI AND DAL MAKHANI.... BASICALLY U ORDER ANYTHING FROM THE MENU ... GURENTEED GOOD.. VERY TASTY... MOUTH WATERING EXP....
DONT GO WITH WORDS.... MAKE A SELF EXP.... IT IS LOCATED JUST OPP TO MACKEY'S NIGHT MARKET..... NR SUN VILLAGE HOTEL.... BAGA
I ate all my meals at the property over a period of 4 days and I tried out all the restaurents in the property more than once. Of all the dishes I ordered I would rank the Butter Nan ( Indian Bread). Simply fantastic by any standards, most definitly the best I have ever tasted
I can quite easily say that this is one of the best Nan's I have every had before, it simple melts in your mouth and fantastically made... it not a case of a flash in the pan, as I re orded the same the followinf day and they repeated the same quality / consistency.
Just about any dish would tase good with this bread.
Favorite Dish: There was a Goan Mushroom curry that was also very memorable. My wife had a another Goan Lamb dish which she said was also excellent that she just wiped the disk clean which was a suprise to me as she is sometimes a picky eater.
Great & clean (veg) place for delicious South Indian dishes including Dosas, Pav Bhaji, and Thalis. Gets very busy with locals at lunchtime. Has AC seating on top. Can have a whole meal for less than $1.
It is open from 8.00 a.m. to 9.30 p.m.
If you're in Panajim, stop in for a meal!
Favorite Dish: Puri bhaji and cold coffee or chocolate shake.
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