Goa, India, is known for its pristine beaches, ambient climate, bustling nightlife, delectable cuisines, and many more things that make it a traveller’s paradise. If you plan to visit the state anytime soon, you can’t afford to miss the bars and restaurants that dot the coastline and beaches.
Here, we will look at some of the best restaurants and bars in the state, distributed across the beaches, and explore their various features, something that would help you curate the best culinary itinerary while you soak in the scenery and vibes that Goa has to offer. So, let’s start.
Best places to dine in Goa.
One would come across a wide variety of restaurants and bars while travelling across the state, and the options open to tourists and partygoers are immense. The following list isn’t in any graded order, and each of them has something special to offer. With that out of the way, these are some of the best there are.
Joecons beach shack.
If you find yourself to be in the vicinity of Benaulim beach, you just can’t overlook Joecons beach shack. The restaurant is located near Taj Exotica and is open for diners from 9.00 AM to 11.00 PM and is known for its mouth-watering Indian, seafood, and Asian options. Joecons is also known for its extensive bar menu, and a combination of foreign and local spirits makes this place widely appealing. The master bartenders and chefs cook up the best dishes that Goa has to offer, and there is a decent vegetarian and vegan menu as well.
Joecons offers free-parking facilities, table reservations, Wi-fi, live music, and a dreamy waterfront view. The place accepts every major card, and one can also pay in cash. The restaurant has garnered several positive reviews online and should certainly be high on your list.
Vagator beach is one of the most widely visited beaches in Goa, and the stellar beauty of this place makes it one of the best in the world. Nestled in Vagator beach is Titlie Goa, a place that is quite simply one of the best dining and bar locations in Goa. Founded by Mr. Kartik Dhingra the titlie bar owner, the restaurant cum bar is known for its Indian, continental, and seafood options, and the chefs cook up the freshest and tastiest meals there. Conceptualized by the Titlie Goa owner, Mr. Kartik Dhingra, someone who is a master entrepreneur and fashion designer himself, the restaurant offers some of the best beachside views there are, and the decor of the place is pretty aesthetic and Instagram-worthy as well. If you want to chug a few beers or taste the cashew feni, you should definitely visit Titlie Goa as it is here that you will come across a wide variety of alcohol options.
Be it a romantic candle-lit dinner or a chilled-out friend’s trip, Mr. Kartik Dhingra the titlie bar owner has meticulously planned for every option there is, and the food, liquors, live music, ambiance, and a view to die for, make this the place to be at.
If you are on the lookout for a cosy cafe with a frolicsome ambiance to match, then Toro Toro can prove to be a good option. Located in Baga, the restaurant is located in one of the most frequented tourist spots and is known for its delectable Asian, Italian, Goan, etc. cuisines. The desserts that this place serves up are quite renowned as well, and some of the best that you will come across in Goa. What makes the bar at Toro Toro special are the special cocktails that they craft, and the rates are pretty pocket-friendly as well.
The place is perfect for lively group outings and is accompanied by a mellifluous live music experience. The place is pet-friendly as well, so you can take your furry friends here as well, and there’s free parking on offer as well. Toro Toro is Baga is a good option if you happen to find yourself in the vicinity. Oh! There’s Wi-fi as well, something that makes it appropriate for workations as well.
Craving Thai and Chinese dishes while in Goa? If yes, then Maka Zai is the place to be at. Located in Vagator Goa, the restaurant is known for its tasty food and specializes in local Goan delicacies like Sukem chicken, devil’s chicken, fish curries, etc. Maka Zai offers a really wide selection of fenis to choose from, so you can either try the classic cashew feni or get tipsy on the coconut feni as well. A friendly staff, vibrant atmosphere, delicious food, exotic drinks, etc. define Maka Zai.
One should book a table before visiting the place, and deliveries are available as well.
A Goan trip is incomplete without delving into its culinary exquisiteness, and the aforementioned four are some of the best there is, besides others. Be it the exotic experience crafted by Titlie Goa owner, Mr. Kartik Dhingra, or the signatures at Toro Toro, you simply can’t go wrong with these restaurant-cum-bars.