10 Shacks And Restaurants That Will Give You The Ultimate Goa Experience
By: Kirti Panchal on May 5th, 2017

With summer at bay, one could only dream of sunny days, cocktails, a beach view and an over-looking restaurant or a chilled out shack to sweat the summer out! With Goa being a holiday haven for people all over the country, the city is known to have some of the most beautiful beaches with scenic sunsets and well-serviced local shacks as well as fancy branded restaurants. We list down ten finest eateries that are best at serving local snacks with that tinge of the Goan taste, some engaging music with a picturesque view of endless beaches.

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One could visit Greece while you are in Goa. Over-looking the vast sea and an infinite beach of Vagator, Thalassa is a beautiful restaurant that serves some of the most authentic Greek specialities. Located on a high cliff, the restaurant offers splendid sunset views with refreshing coolers to beat the heat!

Cuisine: Known famously for the Greek and Mediterranean food here, Thalassa’s must-try dishes are its Vegetarian Moussaka, Meat Platters and Spicy Mushrooms. With a variety of cocktails and drinks to offer, you’ll surely not want to leave the restaurant soon.

Pricing: Rs.1500 for two people approximately

Location and Time: Thalassa – Ozron Beach, Small Vagator, Goa.

                              Open from 09.00 AM to 11.30 PM

St. Anthony’s
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Located on Baga beach, St. Anthony’s is quite popular among the locals and regular out-state visitors. With good music, servings of flavoured sheesha, variety of North Indian dishes and friendly plus prompt servers, you are surely in for the perfect Goan weekend.

Cuisine: There is a variety of cuisines served by St. Anthony’s. Known for good North-Indian food and delicious steaks, the top bests remain to be their Spring Rolls, Fries and Paneer Tikkas. One shouldn’t miss ordering the local Goan beers.

Pricing: Rs.1100 for two people approximately

Location and Time: St. Anthony’s - Baga Beach, Calangute-Baga Road, Baga, Goa.

                               Open from 10.30 AM to 03.00 AM

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One of the most pretty local shacks, located on Anjuna beach is Curlies. Famously visited by youngsters who travel to Goa over weekends or are celebrating fests and parties are often known to crash to the shack for beers and snacks. With an extremely relaxed atmosphere, one could do away with all their blues when they visit Curlies.

Cuisine: Known for its Continental and Italian food palette, Curlies offers some of the yummiest King Prawns, Chicken Satay and Bread Omelette. With a variety of beers, hard drinks and special shots to choose from, it is not surprising why the place is a youngster’s favourite.

Pricing: Rs.1500 for two people approximately

Location and Time: Curlies - Near Flea Market, Monteiro Vaddo, Anjuna, Goa.

                               Open from 08.30 AM to 03.00 AM.

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Antares is located just beside Thalassa on a hill-top and has some of the most amazing views of Vagator beach with some exhilarating music in the background. With a comparatively relaxed atmosphere and welcoming staff, the place also serves Sheesha in the evenings as well as hosts music parties in the night. It is a must-visit getaway if you are in Goa.

Cuisine: Popularly known for its lip-smacking sea-food, Antares is a food heaven for people who love to eat Prawns, Bruschettas and Pork Chops. They also offer interesting cocktails with their best being the Mango Chilli Cocktail, available during summers. Sheesha is also available, if you plan to visit Antares in the evening.

Pricing: Rs.2000 for two people approximately

Location and Time: Anteras - Small Vagator, Ozran Beach, Vagator, Goa.

                               Open from 11.00 AM to 01.00 AM.

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 Brittos is known to be one of the earliest and most legendary shacks located on Baga beach which is at a stone-throw distance. The place has a lovely ambience with gorgeous sunset views and engaging music. Being famously located in the centre of the city, this restaurant remains to be a popular favourite and is an easily accessible shack while visiting Baga beach.

Cuisine: Brittos is known for its snack-like menu and North Indian food. Popular consumed food is its Tandoori Chicken, Sea Food Platter & Pork Sorpotel. The shack also enlists of several kinds of drinks leaving a lot of space to choose from.

Pricing: Rs.1400 for two people approximately

Location and Time: Brittos - Baga Beach, Calangute-Baga Road, Baga, Goa.

                               Open from 08.30 AM to 11.30 PM.

Bean Me Up
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Located near Anjuna beach, Bean Me Up is cosily done up with lots of greenery and tends towards the green side of food as well. Primarily offering only vegetarian food, the restaurant remains to be a vegan’s favourite pick in Goa. It sets itself aside with a healthy quotient as compared to all the other places serving normal food and drinks.

Cuisine: Bean Me Up is a vegan’s delight. With only pure vegetarian food being their speciality, Bean Me Up is well known for their salads, soups and freshly squeezed juices. Their bestsellers are Nachos and Dim Sums which are popularly ordered by anyone who visits the place.

Pricing: Rs.700 for two people approximately

Location and Time: Bean Me Up - 1639/2, Deulvaddo, Near Anjuna Petrol Pump, Anjuna, Goa.

                               Open from 08.00 AM to 11.00 PM.

Fisherman’s Cove
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Fisherman’s Cove is situated in Candolim, the heart of the city and is popular for live music who bring in some of the best singers of Goa. Now spread across three branches, the restaurant is famous for a sumptuous meal and variety of desserts which will leave you happy all day.

Cuisine: With prompt service, delicious food and authentic Goan spices, Fisherman’s Cove remains a favourite to anyone visiting Candolim area. The best-selling dishes are their Pork Vindaloo, Paneer Tikka and Sweet and Sour Chicken with Stewed Vegetables and Homemade Rice.

Pricing: Rs.700 for two people approximately

Location and Time: Fisherman’s Wharf - Main Candolim Road, Titos Vaddo, Candolim, Goa.

                               Open from 09.00 AM to 04.30 PM & 06.30 PM to 11.30 PM.

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Originally located on Baga Bridge and then moving onto Anjuna Beach, this popular shack is now permanently opened at Morjim Beach. With its cool Moroccan interiors and an inventive food menu to choose from, Sublime should definitely be on the must-do list of your Goa adventures.

Cuisine: Sublime specially caters to European cuisines and is popularly known for its Sun-dried Tomato Risottos, Asian Style Beef and Stuffed Blue Cheese and Mushroom Beef Fillets.

Pricing: Rs.1300 for two people approximately

Location and Time: Sublime - Morjim Beach Road, Vithal Das Vado, Morjim, Pernem, Near Arambol, Goa.

                               Open from 12.00 Noon to 03.00 PM & 06.00 PM to 11.00 PM.

Cafe Chocolatti
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An interesting concept with chocolate at its crux, this cafe is located in Candolim and offers some of the best bakery products. Known for its fresh English breakfast and mouth-watering chocolate recipes, the cafe has any and everyone popping in to taste their drool-worthy dishes.

Cuisine: As the name suggests, the cafe is all about chocolates. Based on the concept of home-made chocolates, Cafe Chocolatti serves some of the best cakes, bakes, chocolates and English breakfast as well.

Pricing: Rs.1300 for two people approximately

Location and Time: Cafe Chocolatti - 409A, Fort Aguada Road, Candolim, Goa.

                               Open from 09.00 AM to 07.00 PM.

Tuscany Gardens
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Tuscany Gardens with its innovative name, has been opened to the public since 2007. With its speciality being Italian food, they also serve Goan dishes for the coconut flavour lovers. They also serve their main dishes paired with local Indian wines to make your meal more interesting. It is a must-do eatery for all the pizza lovers.

Cuisine: Known famously for its European food, their speciality remains to be the Spinach Risotto, Feta Salad and Bruschettas. With a lovely ambiance, a courteous staff and an outdoor seating, there remains nothing not-so perfect to spend an evening in Goa like this.

Pricing: Rs.1000 for two people approximately

Location and Time: Tuscany Gardens – Near Kingfisher Villa, Candolim, Goa.

                               Open from 04.00 PM to 11.00 PM.

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Which of these places are you heading to on your next visit to Goa? Do you know of other must-visit cafes and restaurants in Goa? Tell us, by dropping a comment. 

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Kirti Panchal
Kirti is an avid traveller & writer who is hoping to write a book one day. She is a media geek by profession and is a strong believer of Love, Faith & Hope. She is a scorpion at heart, who loves socialising and is a proud mother to an adorable Beagle puppy named Romeo!   Read more
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