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Old 26th November 2009, 22:19   #46
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10 years back, i wouldn't have disagreed. Today though its not what it used to be.

I have been eating at this place since the early 90's, before it became famous.

It was our stopover after partying all over in the North. We have slept over, helped out as waiters (before they introduced uniforms), basically had a good time there. We used to stay over till day break just because we either ate too much or were too sloshed to drive/ride.

Hey maybe we have bumped into each other there, we were an extension of the furniture in there
I still think their cafreal cannot be beat.
Only thing is, my stomach at this age can't take what it did twenty years ago, so it's a rare treat for me nowadays.
OT - Can't say though I enjoyed the level of intimacy with the place like you did!
Were you a Farmagudi grad?
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Hey has anybody tried Mum's Kitchen? I found the place and the food awesome. A fine dining place.
Isn't this on the way to Miramar in Panjim? I tried it a couple of times, agree they serve good food. I had stayed once in a friend's apartment right opposite to Mum's. However, they are mostly full during lunch time.
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Isn't this on the way to Miramar in Panjim? I tried it a couple of times, agree they serve good food. I had stayed once in a friend's apartment right opposite to Mum's. However, they are mostly full during lunch time.
That's the one. Was lucky with the timing. Entered for lunch around 1230.By the time I left, the place was full!!
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guys, thanks for the great thread! I'm driving my Lancer from Hyderabad early Monday (Nov 30) morning and should reach by night - we havent booked anything yet though....can anyone recommend a place that may be free between 1500-2000 per night in North Goa? Thanks!!!
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guys, thanks for the great thread! I'm driving my Lancer from Hyderabad early Monday (Nov 30) morning and should reach by night - we havent booked anything yet though....can anyone recommend a place that may be free between 1500-2000 per night in North Goa? Thanks!!!
Alidia cottages at Baga, if you can get them....the best kept secret of the best place to stay in Goa on a budget. At this time of the year you won't need AC and you will be able to get a fantastic room for Rs 1500. 2 minutes walk to the beach, 10 minutes walk to some of the best eating places in all of Goa. Don't be put off by the entrance and the reception, the actual cottage complex is very different and better in look/feel.
PS: We stayed at Alidia finally, earlier this month, so this is recent experience based feedback. After staying there, I am firmly convinced that spending anything more in Goa on a place to stay is criminal extravagance, unless your tastes run to going to Goa and then spending all your time in the confines of the resort - in which case, it may be worth while to stay in the fancier resorts. But if you plan to be outside of the hotel for much of the time, Alidia is perfect! Stay there and, while they do have a small place to eat and room service, the thing to do is to have all your meals outside. Starting by walking down to Lila cafe in the morning, a pleasant 15 minute stroll. If you are up to walking a little more, Infantaria on the other side is also great. It is also less then ten minutes by car, that because the entire Baga strip is a narrow road that allows for low speeds only.

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that is exactly the kind of advice I was looking for!!! Thanks bro
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Guys I am there in Goa for the first week of Dec. This thread has been very helpful and so has been Spitfire with his suggestions.

Looking forward to be there.
now i know where you are going to be in the 1st week of december.
you had mentioned on PM that you'd not be in ooty in the 1st week of dec.
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Those fond of seafood, Xavier's near Anjuna Flea Market is a must, it's the best sea food place in entire Goa. Try the crab there, it's amazing. It takes a little searching, but worth all of the trouble.
In Panaji, there's this place on DB road, opp Hotel Mandovi for multicuisine called Quarterdeck on the riverside with awesome view of the casino, had excellent veg food there. Has a guy playing live guitar till around 9 PM. Patrons free to dance on the songs too. Great place.
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A good place for south indian veg food is the Kamat hotel in Panji. sorry forgot the road. Upstairs is AC. Food is good.
All of the waiters also speak kannada.
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Sorry my friend. I have a different song. I have eaten at Kamat on very visit to goa and i agree food is decent but their waiters are harried lot. Too many guests and too less people to serve. Hence, their service is nothing to write home about.

Btw, did you try the big paans made by the paan wala right outside Kamat?
Kamat's is not good. The food does not taste good (not like authentic Udupi), it's crowded and now expensive (thanks to plenty of foreigners visiting)

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Behl puri gadda in Borda(Margao) near Holy Spirit School. Best Behl Puri I have ever eaten. Cheap
It's called Krishna Bhelpuri (Check out his community on Orkut). I always visit it when I come to Margao. Only thing is whenever you order Bhelpuri he gives you Shevpuri. When you tell him he says "Oh Chirmulewala Bhelpuri?" He's also got a restaurant (Krishna Classic)on the Borda Road, opposite Unique Car Accessories.

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Spitfire: Our company makes Bebinca and Dodol (Costa's).
Not to forget the Sausages. I love them.

In case you are in Margao do try out Rass Omlette at these 2 carts, Ashok near Fatima Convent / State Bank and Ulhas near Bank of Baroda.

For nice prawns try Cheryl Bar at Curtorim. Close by Lenny's bar (Opp. MLA's house) for beef.

The New A Lua at Verna is also nice.

Mardol at Verna industrial estate is good for fish thali.

At Vasco, Anantashram for Goan food

At Curchorem, Anand Bar has some amazing chicken.
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This has to be the most amazing thread and I hope that the spool has not run out.

A couple of requests for information:

- We have an event there in August (13/14) of about 90-100 people - essentially friends from years and years as we all hit the big 50, and are there any of these places in SOUTH Goa that you folks believe we could book ?

- We have a tentative at Martins for one evening and the other was for Kavala, but that seems a LONG hike from Varca.

- Does anyone have a suggestion re Zebop, and is it open in August ?

Many thanks for the tips and tricks in advance people

Arjun / 50 approacheth fast.
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No update for close to 6 years on this thread? How and why? Goa is the land of food is it not?

RON - Lemon Tree -Calangute/Candolim - Good Chinese - Expensive
Peep Kitchen - Dona Paula - Regular day to day food - Mildly expensive
Delhi Darbar - Panjim - Good North Indian food but no vfm - Expensive

If one is looking for regular eateries serving a chicken biryani for ~ Rs 170 or meal for 2 for ~Rs 500, then Goa will definitely disappoint. Food is expensive in Goa. They make up for it by making the drinks cheap & fuel too. Good luck finding a cheap restaurant anywhere in God. Perhaps McDonalds
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There aren't any updates because no one has done any updating! If anything, the quality of food in Goa has gone up and is more widely available than any time in the past; particularly the non Goan food.

There are too many places to list, and places like trip advisor are a good resource.

A recent experience of a place which is by now over hyped and too expensive for what one gets, is House of Lloyds near Candolim. Authenticity has disappeared and rates have risen. Ditto with almost every beach shack.
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Yes i agree. That is what happens with things getting too commercial.
I personally feel that food, like beauty, is a very personal choice. No one can say X place has the best biryani in town if they have never tasted what authentic biryani tastes like. The more we explore, the more we develop our taste buds. This guide will surely help in giving us that extra push to try some place we would generally have been afraid to step in to perhaps.
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With monsoon season just started in Goa and 90% of Goa going to shutdown for next four months of June to September, listing some beach-front restaurants/shacks with their location, which are open throughout the Goa monsoon off-season, for fellow TBHPians who do Goaing during monsoon. These are the options suitable for families and mostly are recommended ones in general. Except few I had done beach-hopping hangout at each of these, many of them during monsoons, and recommend them for monsoon and for family hangouts. Further details of each can be browsed in Google Map's "Place" information under each hyperlink.


Beach-Front Restaurants/Shacks open in monsoon off-season

NORTH GOA:

Sinquerium Beach:
-- Palms n Sands

Candolim Beach:
-- La Brise
-- Sunny Side Up

Calangute Beach:
-- Restaurant of The Park
-- Flying Dolphin
-- Pousada by the Beach @ Pousada Tauma
-- Souza Lobo
-- Escapade
-- Beach front shack of Chalston resort

Baga Beach:
-- La Shack @ La Calypso Hotel
-- Brittos

Anjuna Beach:
-- Curlies
-- Cafe Lilliput
-- Zoories

Vagator Beach:
-- Waters
-- One degree
-- Zaffran @ Ozran Heights resort
-- Beach front restaurant of Alcove resort

Ashwem Beach:
-- Palasha @ La Cabana resort
-- Beach front shack of L'amore Cottages
-- Arabian @ Tahira Resort

Mandrem Beach:
-- Beach side open restaurant of Riva resort

Arambol Beach:
-- 21 Coconuts Inn


SOUTH GOA:

Utorda Beach:
-- Zeebop by the sea

Sernabatim Beach:
-- Mickey's

Colva Beach:
-- Boomerang
-- Kentucky's

Benaulim Beach:
-- Jhoncy's
-- Rafael's

Cavelossim Beach:
-- Fisherman's Wharf

Palolem Beach:
-- Draupadi
-- Beach front shack of Palolem Beach resort
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