Along with being the party capital of the country, Goa also has a lot of good food to offer. I ate at a couple of good restaurants during my recent visit but these ones turned out to be my favourite in South Goa and trust me, if you visit any of these.. they ‘ll be your favourite too in no time. 😉
And, those who do not like fish or prefer vegeterian food, this list would be handy for you. 😉
1.Magic Italy (Palolem, Goa)
Magic Italy has the best Italian food to offer in South Goa and when I say best, I mean it. It is not an average Italian place but has authentic flavours. On having a conversation with the lady chef, I got to know that it is managed and run by a family from Italy.
- Pizza: You can order a Pizza of your choice, I ordered ‘Margherita’ which is a best bet most of the times with just tomato and basil. I could feel the goodness of that Pizza! Mouth melting! The Olive oil and the Cheese that is used in all their preparations is from Italy.
- Ravioli: Ravioli are basically small pasta envelopes containing a filling. At Magic Italy, Ravioli is home made Pasta stuffed with Spinach and Cheese. You can order ‘Tris‘ which is a combination of Penne Mushroom Cream, Penne Tomato sauce and Ravioli Pesto but I ‘d recommend you to go for ‘Ravioli Pesto‘ because in Tris you just get 10 pieces of Ravioli.
** This place offers free drinking water as well, which is rare in Goa.
2. Kopi Desa (Agonda, Goa)
Kopi Desa is a good place to spend your evening. Lively ambience, great food and some amazing mocktails, to sum it up!
- Pork Chorizo: It is one of the famous cuisines of Goa, you can try that if you like pork sausages.
- Mango Mojito: One of my favourites at Kopi Desa. Feni Mojito was good too!
- Pizza: Any Pizza of your choice, their preparations are good.
- The evening spent was so good, that I had my breakfast as well at Kopi Desa the next morning.
3. Martins Corner (Betalbatim, Goa)
Martin’s Corner is one place that you shouldn’t miss out on each and every trip to Goa. The flavours are unique to it’s taste, especially the masala they prepare.. yummmm!
- Masala fried King Crab: If you have not tried a crab ever before in your life, then this is the place to do it. The cost is as per the size and weight of the crab, it’s a bit expensive but truly worth the experience. They will put the bib around you before serving the crab. 😉 I forgot to click the photo of the crab when it was live and tied in strings, but nevertheless here is the cooked version of it.
- You can order fish of your choice as well, my favourite is Pomfret though.
To add to everything, I also met Arijit Singh at Martins Corner that night. He denied of any photos with him but did give an autograph happily 😉 Happiness overloaded on meeting him! yay!
4. Mandala Cafe (Agonda, Goa)
Mandala Cafe is an amazing place for a good breakfast. It has a good sitting corner where you ‘d feel like spending your entire day reading a book.
- Cheese Pancake: with smoked Mozarella, stir fried veggies and a side of home made Pesto. It was filling and very good with taste. Would recommend it.
- Mocktails: You can also try the Mocktails of your choice, I loved the Beetroot Pineapple Ginger mocktail. Cold Coffee was good too 😉
- French galettes: Though I didn’t try it, but I am sure it would be good.
5. Dropadi (Palolem, Goa)
You will find Dropadi on your left as you reach Palolem beach. It’s a beach restaurant that stands quite ordinarily but is exceptional when it comes to food. You can enjoy a Fish Thali here, if not, then just order a beer, food of your choice and enjoy the view.
There’s more to share from my Goa trip, happy reading to you all while I get back to writing my next post 😉
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