Eating something delicious is not a task but an emotion. A trip to Goa is simply incomplete without trying these amazing restaurants which fits in your budget and are tastier than any big shot restaurant. Whenever I go out, I don’t come back without trying something new at some new place. People say I am big foodie, ya in a way its true because we should enjoy each and every moment of life and tasting different cuisines is the most enjoyable thing for a foodie like me. So, to make your Goa trip a memorable one, I have shortlisted some mind blowing restaurants. You will fall in love with the food as well as the ambiance and you can thank me later ;), today i am going to discuss about Top budget friendly seafood restaurants of Goa
To enjoy the best Goan cuisines, O, Cuzinero is the place to go. I ordered squids butter garlic fry, pepper chicken, chicken xacuti and rawa kingfish fry. The starters were so amazing that I ordered pepper chicken once again. Located at a very serene village place. Surrounded by greenery and the sound of the chirping birds, there is no other noise to disturb you and your meal. With a decent ambiance and delicious food, this seafood restaurant is a must try. You can sit outside as well as inside, it is built as a cottage with garden surrounding it. Location: Bindimoll Carvorim, Quepem Timing: 11:00 am to 3:00 pm, 7:00 pm to 11:00 pm Budget: Approx. INR 1500/- for two.
This restaurant is located on the bank of River Sal. With the beautiful location, they have such a variety of items in their menu that will definitely confuse you. You will find it difficult to finalize what you want as the food items are so cheap that you end up ordering so much. The food is undoubtedly delicious and the ambiance is amazing too. Joe’s river cove is an open air restaurant and the lively live music lifts your spirit high. People prefer enjoying a dinner here as the twinkling stars in the sky, the sparkling river, live music and the candlelit tables makes everything beautiful. You can order any sea food, all are well prepared and some chicken items are good too. Location: Near The Ferry Pasos Ward, Cavelossim, Salcette Timing: 11:00 am to 3:00 pm, 7:00 pm to 11:00 pm Budget: Approx. INR 800/- for two.
Located at the heart of Goa, is the most visited place Anjuna also known for its colourful life and Anand restaurant is something that adds to the glamour of North Goa. They prepare scrumptious fish Curry Rice, Racheado Masala, Goan Fish Curry, Prawn Curry, Kingfish Fry, Prawn Fry and Rawa Fry. It is situated on the road but they have enough parking space. They have so many items in the menu and the budget is too less, you will have a great time enjoying the food in this eating joint. Location: Zamblim, Calangute Road, Anjuna Timing: 11:30 am to 3:30 pm, 6:30 pm to 11:00 pm Budget: Approx. INR 600/- for two.
Thalassa can never be seen empty, throughout the day people enjoy the flavors of life in the form of food that the chefs prepare with their heart and soul. Their specialty lies in Greek and Mediterranean cuisines. Located on a cliff top, the experience of the sun dissolving in the horizon is simply exotic. Even in a small trip to Goa, people don’t miss enjoying food here. Some of the best dishes are meat platter, Veg Moussaka, Baklava, Pork Ribs, Mushroom Saganaki, Blueberry Cheesecake, Veg Risotto and many more. With the friendly and energetic staff, perfect ambiance for a date or family get together and an amazing dish with a perfect aroma, life simply seems perfect in Thalassa. Location: Small Vagator, Vagator Timing: 9:00 am to 11:00 pm Budget: Approx. INR 1500/- for two.
Rated a 5 star in almost all the web pages, Fisherman’s wharf is no less than a dream location and appetizing meal combo. Located on the bank of river Sal, the ambiance is just like a fable. You will never regret spending money here as it is one of the best in Goa. Goan seafood, Indian and Chinese cuisines, whatever they prepare are out of the world. The chefs are also known for the various sweet dishes that they make. Some of the best things that you get at Fisherman’s wharf are dal tadka, prawn curry, butter garlic naan, chicken teriyaki, apple pie, tiramisu and chocolate mousse. You can order anything and you will get the best taste of your life here. Location: Before the Leela, Mobor, Cavelossim Timing: 12:00 noon to 11:00 pm Budget: Approx. INR 1500/- for two.
Zeebop is listed as one of the best seafood restaurants in Goa. Utorda beach is a very isolated and quiet beach, you can see very few people on this beach as people sit in this beach shack and enjoy the Arabian Sea. Goa beaches have shacks but this one is divine. This shack is decorated with cloth lamps all over, and when the sea breeze blows, these lamps look amazing. They have limited items in their menu, but whatever they have are relishing. They prepare some of the best fish fingers and crab preparations in Goa. This elegant looking beach restaurant is known for Chicken Sandwich, Kulfi, Chicken Tikka, Pineapple Juice, Goan Prawn Curry, Beef Steak, Prawn Masala, and chicken steak. Location: Opposite Kenilworth Beach Resort, Utorda Beach, Majorda, Timing: 12:00 noon to 3:30 pm, 6:30 pm to 10:30 pm Budget: Approx. INR 1200/- for two.
When the name of fish curry and rice comes, Fisherman’s cove is the name that comes to my mind. Best seafood restaurant of Goa, favorite because of its location too. Located in the heart of Goa, Candolim, it is on the main road which makes it more popular amongst tourists. Some of their best cuisines are Shisha, Prawn Curry, Crab Masala Fry, Fish ambotik, prawns cocktail, Chicken Xacuti, Golden Fried Prawn, Pork Vindaloo and rawa fried fish. This place is in the middle of Aguada fort and Calangute beach. So, while eating in this seafood restaurant you are in the hub of Goa. You might be surprised by the crowd it welcomes every day, whenever I have been there, I have waited for a table. Fisherman’s cove has the best Goan recipes and cuisines, don’t miss it. Location: Main Candolim Road, Titos Vaddo, Candolim Timing: 9:00 am to 4:30 pm, 6:30 pm to 11:30 pm Budget: Approx. INR 1000/- for two. While on a surf along the length and width of Goa, these are a few of many restaurants that has brought a craving in me to visit again. Have shortlisted a few and put it together in this blog. These recommendations will surely help you to enjoy some of the mouthwatering Goan dishes at pocket friendly and exotic seafood restaurants.