Restaurant Goa Food

Goan Insider’s Restaurants of The Month in Goa: April 2021

Being a very popular tourist destination in the world, Goa is the home to some extraordinary restaurants cooking up some out-of-this-world food along with the right ambiance to compliment it. Here are Goan Insider’s “Restaurants of the Month” for April 2021 in North as well as South Goa.

Thalassa – Mariketty’s Place

North Goa District

Thalassa Restaurant Goa

Thalassa is a greek Taverna situated in Siolim, North Goa. In Greek mythology, Thalassa is known as the primeval spirit of the sea. The design and ambiance of The experience at Thalassa will transport you to Greece instantly with its white decor, rustic wooden shelters, terrazzo flooring, and cane furniture.

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Mariketty Grana had a wish to give India a taste of authentic Greek food. This dream soon became a reality with the establishment of Thalassa in Goa. As her father ran a restaurant in Corfu, Mariketty was fascinated with food since childhood. Being a trained chef, she brings in her family recipes to serve the best of Greek food with no compromise on the ingredients used either. Thalassa is known to have changed the dining experience in Goa and has introduced the state to authentic Greek and Mediterranean cuisine with amazing hospitality and a beautiful dining experience.

Thalassa is known for its gorgeous sunset view. Thalassa isn’t just a restaurant, but a place where the warmth and sheer happiness of Greek hospitality amalgamate instinctively with the laid back, free and tranquil atmosphere of Goa. The Greeks are known for their entertainment. Other than the perfect dining experience, Thalassa also offers world-class entertainment with traditional and celebratory Greek dances like Sirtaki and Zorba that are performed live, accompanied by the smashing of plates to honor the dancers and showering of flowers on those partaking in the celebrations. The splendid cabaret shows, fire shows, and carnival dances will leave you craving for more.

For those who are looking up to deck up their wardrobes, looking for gifting options, or maybe even searching for unique pieces of jewelry, Thalassa houses some upcoming lifestyle product stores such as FLAME, La Vie Boheme, Reef, KukuNana, and many more.

Cuisine: Greek, Grill, Mediterranean
Recommended Foods: Mediterranean Prawns, Feta Saganaki, Kleftiko, Chocolate Baklava, Mushroom Saganaki, Chicken Souvlaki
Recommended Drinks: Devil’s Hand-Shake , Slippery Nipple, Blueberry Yoghurt Smoothie
Price Range: 1500-2000 INR for two people (approx)
Address: Plot No 301/1 Vaddy, Siolim, Bardez 403517, India
Ph: +91 98500 33537
Nearby Hotels: W Goa, Bon Voyage Hostel, Lillywoods Beach Resort, Siolim House Casa Palacio, Raposa Resorts, Mulberry Suites


South Goa District

Cavatina Restaurant Goa

Cavatina Cucina located in Benaulim, South Goa is a contemporary dining experience serving a menu of upscale Italian dishes as well as some Indian flavors. The best part about this restaurant is that you get to experience the countryside of Goa as Cavatina is located away from the city and is surrounded by large stretches of greenery. The restaurant is fully air-conditioned and has an elegant designed.

Cavatina is the brainchild of Chef Avinash Martins who is also the Chief Chef here along with his wife Tiz. Being an ardent traveler, Chef Avinash savored varieties of flavors from around the world, to bring in fresh new experiences and creative presentations to Goa. The place is known for its gourmet delicacies, making it a multi-cuisine restaurant with a difference. Chef Avinash believes that a number of flavors are still there to be explored and experimented with, and we can see this with his creativity coming to light with the scrumptious menu at the restaurant. The menu focuses on seasonal and artisanal. Cavatina has 3 sets of menus, the first being a seasonal menu; the second is a Goan experimental menu which is a 12-course tasting menu paired with Feni cocktails; the third one is the 7-course chef tasting menu showcases Chef Avinash’s creativity paired with wine tasting.

The food served here is presented in the most creative manner and while you wait for your delicious meal to be served, you can have a peek through the glass window that gives you an insight into the magical and creative preparation process, thus making your dining experience very engaging. You will also easily notice the pans and garlic bundles hanging over the glass window, giving you a feel of a traditional Goan kitchen. If you ever have difficulty in deciding what you want to eat, Chef Avinash and Tiz are always there to help you pick from their menu. Their love, dedication, and passion for food help them bring the soul into the food they prepare with perfection melting in your mouth. The fusion of flavors at Cavatina is extraordinary and we strongly recommend giving a shot at seafood. After all, Goa is the land of sun, sand, and sea.

Cuisine: European, Goan
Recommended Foods: Koyloleo, Spanakopita, Prawns Who Drank The Feni, Terriyaki Beef Steak, Chorizo Risotto, Banana Wrapped Fish With Green Recheado
Recommended Drinks: Kokam Chilli Infused Feni, Flirtini and Jalapeno Margarita
Price Range – 1,600 INR for two people (approx)
Address: Taj Hotel Road, Near Joecons Beach Resort, Benaulim, Goa – 403712
Ph: +91 97678 13482
Nearby Hotels: Taj Exotica, Club Mahindra Emerald Palms, Majestic Beach Comforts, Joecons Beach Resort, Karma Hotel

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