5 Goan Restaurants In Mumbai That Are A Must Try
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Short shorts, sand, chilled beer and a hammock – you’re instantly transported to Goa. The party scene and the carefree way of living is calling many, but those who can’t answer, Goa comes to you in Mumbai in the form of food. From Fish Hooman to Sanna (steamed fluffy rice cakes), Goa cuisine has it all. Imagine all of these irresistible delicacies sitting in front of you on a thali. Here are a few joints where you can devour delicious Goan meals.

1. Soul Fry, Pali Hill

 Sans the sand, shacks and beach, Soul Fry offers the best of Goa – its food! Known for its legacy of seafood, the authentic Goan flavours are best relished in their Caldeirada (Creamy Fish Stew) and Crab Xec (Goan Specialty – Crab, soft and juicy on inside with a coconut gravy and eaten with Pav). The Goan Sausage Fry is another top-pick at Soul Fry. To complete the Goan vibe, this Bandra eatery also hosts regular Karaoke nights. The restaurant has relaunched it menu after 18 years and the menu now consists of Portugese, Mangalorean and Koli items apart from the Goan cuisine.
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Address: Pali Mala Road, Opposite Pali Vegetable Market, Pali Hill, Bandra West

Costs: ₹1,000 for two people (approx.) 

2. House Of Lloyd, Juhu

Goa’s very own House Of Lloyd is now in Juhu to give you the ultimate fix of meat barbecues, fresh fruit cocktails and delicious seafood! House Of Lloyd in Goa is known for its meat barbecues and seafood. Chef Lloyd has curated his special barbecued meat recipes with homemade marinades. If you’re into fish barbecues, regular pork chops or even chicken, they’re got you covered. Are you into hardcore meat? Dive into lobster, crab or shrimp. On the weekends, apart from the lip-smacking food it also has a live band performance to offer.

Address: House Of Llyod, 1st Floor, Hotel Royal Garden, Juhu Tara Road, Above Grandmama’s Cafe, Juhu, Mumbai
Phone: +91 7400092996, 022 26602955
Approx cost: ₹2,400 for two people

3. O Pedro, BKC

O Pedro, serving authentic Goan food, is nestled behind the frangipani trees of the Jet Airways – Godrej BKC Building. It’s wood-fired oven brings back baking tradition of fresh homemade Goan sourdough poee with wheat husk. Eat it with flavoured butters with traditional Goan tastes; think choriz, balchao and whipped pork fat. They’ve a sea food counter where you can pick your catch of the day. Also, the food comes in quarter-plates, half-plates and full-plate portions to allow diners to eat and share as they like.

Address: O Pedro, Unit #2, Ground Floor, Jet Airways-Godrej BKC Building, Bandra Kurla Complex, Bandra-East, Mumbai
Timing: 5 PM to 1 AM
Costs: ₹1,600 for two people (approx.)

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4. Mangoes, Malad

The music, ambiance and the food at Mangoes give you nothing but a Goan vibe. For all the meat lovers out there, they serve some of the best Goan delicacies. They try to keep up the authenticity of the food by using classic methods to cook. Try out the Prawns Peri Peri, Sausage Pulav, Chicken N Pork Roulad, Pork Chilly Bread and Chicken Cafreal Dry. 

Address: 601, Almar Arcade, Near Punjab National Bank, Orlem, Malad West, Mumbai
Timings: 11:45 AM to 3:15 PM &7 PM to 11:30 PM
Phone: 022 28015552

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5. Goa Portuguesa, Navi Mumbai

From its funky walls to its artsy decor, Goa Portuguesa represents everything about a Goan pub. The food served here reflects the ethnicity of Goan and Portuguese culture. This hidden gem in Mahim serves you with some mind-blowing traditional coconut based yellow prawns Goan curry. Another dish that blew our mind was the Lobster Goa Portuguesa, being a chef’s special; this dish is a must try item on the menu.

Address: Goa Portuguesa Restobar, Nr. Hinduja Hospital, Matunga (W), Mahim, Mumbai; Shop 8, Plot 85, Palm Beach Marg, Sector 15, Opposite Sai Sangam Bus Stop, CBD-Belapur, Navi Mumbai
Costs: ₹1,300 for two people (approx.)
Timing: 12Noon to 3:30PM, 7PM to 12:30AM

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Tushal Kukreja
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