Goa is the smallest state as well as the most popular tourist destination in the whole of India. With white sand beaches, crashing waves and salty sea breezes, Goa is known all over for its incredible ocean scene, perfect for diving, tanning and, of course, dining. Here we bring you the 10 best beach bars and restaurants in Goa.
Rita’s Bar & Restaurant is situated close to Nehru Market, and is well known for fresh sea food. Unlike other Goan restaurants and bars, Rita not only specializes in fishy delicacies but also boasts delicious vegetarian dishes, thereby catering to all requirements and tastes. The most enticing feature of Rita’s is the open garden where visitors can enjoy the weather and the chattering from the streets.
Tasting authentic Goan food needs to be on the priority list of every traveler to Goa. George Bar and Restaurant is known and loved amongst Goa locals, where they frequently head to enjoy a hearty meal of Goan delicacies. From sea food to Chinese-inspired dishes, no matter what visitors order, everything has the essence and the style of Goan cooking. George Bar and Restaurant is the perfect place for a food enthusiast eager to savor Goan curries.
Aah! Goa makes every effort to create wonderful memories for its guests, and with its picturesque scenery, it’s not difficult. The best part about visiting Aah! Goa is the mesmerizing boat-ride it offers its guests; diners can enjoy a traditionally cooked Goan fish curry as the boat sails through the Nerul river. A brilliant little bar & restaurant for an afternoon break.
Be wined, dined & dazzled at the 49er’s. With food cooked with the freshest and highest quality of ingredients, 49er’s is the most popular bar and restaurant in south Goa. 49er’s is always bubbling with energy, with people flowing in and out of the restaurant in a continuous cycle, and flashy lights that attract passers by. The restaurant also boasts special events and live performances held every now and then, as well as an elegant open seating arrangement on the other side of the bar-restaurant.
Anri’s Place is one of the most popular bar-restaurants in south Goa. Established right on the edge of the beach, Anri’s Place offers their guests large umbrellas and sunbeds completely free of charge, to sunbathe and take in the beautiful views on Sunset Beach while enjoying a meal. One of the main perks of visiting this restaurant is the perfect view of the sunset across the ocean, truly setting a romantic scene.
A repeated winner of the certificate of excellence from Times Food Award for Best World Cuisine, A Reverie is a must-visit to experience lavish and elegant dining in Calangute. Impressive interiors of long sofa seats, thatched rooftops, sheer curtains letting in the sunlight and a grand bar create an extraordinary atmosphere, only matched by the delectable menu offering Goan classics. A Reverie is a truly remarkable bar restaurant located in the heart of Goa.
21 Coconuts is a charming little street front joint which is always crowded and filled with happy customers. The restaurant is particularly well known for its freshly oven baked dishes that are favorites amongst their regulars. Especially popular for their homemade pies, 21 Coconuts is the perfect spot for a quick bite before running off to surf on the beaches of Candolim.
Located on the inside of a small lane off the main road from Calangute to Candolim, this charming little restaurant is easy to miss. After Seven is a garden bar & restaurant whose much praised owner makes his guests feel at home and provides them with the finest choice of Goan and international dishes.
SeaHawk is a paradise, a place of complete rejuvenation for the soul. A beautiful beach front restaurant-bar, SeaHawk is one of the most happening spots in Goa. With soft sand on the floor and the crashing of the waves as melodious music, SeaHawk is an elegant restaurant which soothes its visitors not only with its natural ambiance but splendid serving of Goan, Portuguese and fresh sea food along with the best brews from all around the world.