Betalbatim's Martin's Corner sets the benchmark for Goan food

Lakshmi G Sardesai

Martin's Corner in Betalbatim made a humble beginning in 1989 with just 4 tables and today seats around 280 people.

Goa| Betalbatim|Martin's Corner|Great ambience | Photo: Lakshmi G Sardesai

Carafina Pereira, who churns out some of the finest sea food delicacies much applauded by celebrities from across India, is the axis around which the business of Martin's revolves.

Goa| Betalbatim|Martin's Corner|Carafina Pereira | Photo: Lakshmi G Sardesai

At Martin's, one is spoilt for choice when it comes to fish.

Goa| Betalbatim|Martin's Corner|Fish choice | Photo: Lakshmi G Sardesai

Martin's crab masala fry is the star of the menu, with even legendary Indian cricketer Sachin Tendulkar endorsing it as his favourite.

Goa| Betalbatim|Martin's Corner|Crab masala fry | Photo: Lakshmi G Sardesai

One can enjoy a wide array of exotic drinks too while gobbling up your choicest of sea food.

Goa| Betalbatim|Martin's Corner|Cocktails | Photo: Lakshmi G Sardesai

From a humble home to a restaurant, the transformation of Martin's abode to what it is today is a testimony to what hard work can bring.

Goa| Betalbatim|Martin's Corner|Goan architecture | Photo: Lakshmi G Sardesai

People come here not only for the food, but to dance away their stress and worries to the tunes of live music.

Goa| Betalbatim|Martin's Corner|Music & dance | Photo: Lakshmi G Sardesai

And after you wine and dine, do not forget to dig into the special caramel pudding, which is a specialty here.

Goa| Betalbatim|Martin's Corner|Desserts | Photo: Lakshmi G Sardesai

Martin's Corner finds a mention in the culinary book, Secret Sauce, which takes an in-depth look into 40 of India's most iconic and successful restaurants.

Goa| Betalbatim|Martin's Corner|Secret Sauce | Photo: Lakshmi G Sardesai

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