The monsoons are considered the off-season for tourism in Goa. But, close to nothing stops the tourists from pouring in, not even the downpour of the Goan monsoons!
Since the rains don’t stop the tourists from enjoying Goa’s beaches, here is a thoughtfully crafted list of a few restaurants and shacks that open their doors to guests even during the monsoons.
Fiesta Beach Resort, Baga
This Italian restaurant perched amid the sands of Baga Beach overlooks the Arabian Sea. Set up in a vintage Portuguese summer house built back in 1932, it is said to be one of the best when it comes to interiors and décor.
Fiesta is a reflection of vibrant colours of fashion that cater to a fancy dine-in, chic beach shack or casual dinner setup. The restaurant is best known for its cocktails and European cuisine.
WHERE: 7/35 Saunta Vaddo, Baga
The highlight of this place is its 70-feet long swimming pool and bar. The restaurant’s menu is full of ambrosial dishes, ranging from avocado tostadas to grilled steak served with a side of chimichurri.
Along with a tempting menu, there is also a wide range of mouthwatering desserts accompanied by live music on certain days. So, remember to fix your gaze on Clumsy’s Instagram page to never miss out on a night of fun!
WHERE: 218/3, Ozran Beach Rd, Vagator
Pisco by the Beach, Anjuna
As the name goes, Pisco by the Beach sits overlooking Anjuna Beach. The cosy setup that complements the sea view is an invitation one cannot resist.
The restaurant is known to offer a specially-crafted menu, which changes from noon to dinner, but holds on to the same core ingredients and flavours while being served differently.
The menu consists of dishes like sambal pepper baked mud crabs, grilled salmon, Vietnamese-style steamed snappers, kingfish steak, and a variety of pasta and risottos. Pisco is also known for an array of crafted cocktails that are sure to keep your spirits high.
And, with a one-of-a-kind menu for desserts, this place is just the sweet-tooth fix that you have been looking for!
WHERE: St Michael Vaddo, Flea Market, Anjuna
Promising a panoramic view of Anjuna Beach and a menu that is a mixture of global and Indian cuisine, Titlie is a must-visit!
With an interesting in-house bar menu and drinks such as a coconut margarita, mule back and gin and tonic with pomegranate, this artisanal bar always keeps its customers happy and entertained.
WHERE: House 592, 5, Small Vagator Ozran, Anjuna, Goa
Southern Deck, Benaulim
Located right on Benaulim Beach is Southern Deck, one of the most popular restaurants in South Goa.
One can embrace the beach view while enjoying exotic cocktails and gobbling down mouthwatering dishes like the truffle mushroom dumpling, miso cream spaghetti and Lobster Thermidor.
The attractive bar menu serves delicious cocktails such as Strawberry Caipiroska, Psych Tonic and an interesting delight of a cocktail tree. Apart from this, the Southern Deck is also known to be one of the most happening weekend spots in South Goa.
WHERE: Near Benaulim Beach, Benaulim, Salcette, Goa 403716
Martins Corner, Betalbatim
This restaurant, which was once a cosy joint consisting of only four tables, is now a full-fledged restaurant, and one of the most famous in South Goa.
Located along the beach belt of Betalbatim, Martins Corner is best known for its friendly Goan atmosphere and variety of cuisines, namely Goan, Indian, Tandoor, Continental and Oriental. Keep in mind that it is also a seafood lover’s paradise!
WHERE: 69, Binwaddo, Betalbatim
Fishermans Wharf, Mobor
Other than being a multi-cuisine restaurant, this place is also well-known for its seafood such as the king prawn recheado, the spicy prawn balchao, pomfret in butter garlic sauce, and the classic Goan prawn curry with rice.
When we talk about the ambience, it is quiet, relaxed and vibrant, all at the same time! Options that make an appearance on the menu include Continental, Asian and Mediterranean cuisine.
WHERE: Next To Holiday Inn, Cavelossim, India, 403731
Overlooking Candolim Beach sits Yazu, a place that has both, the perfect shack vibe and chic dining. This restaurant offers the Asian experience paired with rich exotic flavours that find their rightful place at Yazu.
The Pan-Asian menu has dishes like chicken sriracha dumplings, dim sums and sushi, which can be paired along with refreshing cocktails to complement your meal.
WHERE: Marquis Beach Resort, Dando, Candolim
So, if you are in Goa during the monsoons, set a mental reminder to know that you can always stop at any of these restaurants and grab a meal while the rain pours down.