Any wanderer knows that a trip is only satisfying to the soul when it is accompanied by delicious food. Food that is local to the place and unlike anything you have ever eaten? Bam! That's the holy grail of travel to any destination my friend! Goa, is one such place that has never let down tourists despite years and years of being a hyped tourist spot. Reason? Goa is has beaches, nature, history & culture and most importantly, mouth watering food, the taste of which never leaves your palette. This article enlists some tested and highly recommended eateries in Goa, which are a must go - to to try authentic Goan cuisine, in a well fitted budget!
1. Viva Panjim - Close to the Panjim Market
It will take you a while to figure out where this gem is hidden, because it quite literally is! A narrow lane with beautifully painted walls with murals leads to this stunningly decorated European Style Restaurant in a Heritage Home. Ideal for a tucked away old school classic romantic dinner. The interiors transport you to a completely different magical era with intricate art and crockery and even a vintage looking bar at the corner. But, the main thing you go there for? Authentic Goan Food! Though it has Indian & Continental dishes as well, you cannot leave without tasting heavenly Goan cuisine from here. A menu diverse with all sorts of fine Goan dishes like the Chicken Cafreal, Pork Vindaloo, various sorts Veg or Non Veg Caldinha, Chicken or Mushroom Xacuti , abundance of Pork Specialities from Goa, endless varieties of Seafood with generous servings of Goan Bread and rice greets you here. The bar menu is also diverse but a really body warming option in this heritage environment would be to drink a glass of Cashew Feni. All of this comes in really ample proportions with each serving sufficing for 2-3 people. The price tag is definitely not overboard for a dining experience this exquisite and a taste this memorable.