Goaaaaaaa! It might be the smallest state in India, but that doesn’t stop it from being one of the most loyally crowded places in the country. It just has something for everyone! If you’re a Goa addict, you’ll know what I’m talking about. Among everything else that it is known for, Goa also has some of the most fabulous places to eat.
Here is a list of the 10 best beach shacks in Goa. Foodies galore!
1. La Plage
La PlageIf you’re around in the Aswem area, you’ll definitely hear about this place. With a dominantly French-Mediterranean menu, La Plage takes beach shacks in Goa to a new level altogether. The soft sand and the sound of the waves will never leave you while you enjoy one of their delicious desserts, or the seafood delicacies! Oh, and don’t miss out on tasting some of their wine.
It moved from near the Baga Bridge to Anjuna and then to finally to Morjim. But no matter how much it moves, folks are still going to flock it for its food. Known for the best steaks in town, Sublime is THE place for the meat lovers. With a very innovative menu, their starters and salads are what you should be trying out, apart from those steaks, of course. Make sure you add one of the most popular beach shacks in Goa on your to-visit list.
If you’re looking to spend a romantic evening with your loved one, then this is the place for you. Situated atop a high cliff in Vagator, this open-air Greek restaurant offers you a stunning view of the Arabian Sea. The menu offers you classic Greek appetizers and the quintessential Greek salads and grills. That and the beautiful sunset, what more could you ask for?
4. Villa Blanche
Located in Goa’s Assagaon, this is one of the best restaurants and beach shacks in Goa where you’ll get the best of Europe! Set in an old Portugese villa, this charming bistro is known for its cosy ambience and its elegant home cooked European delicacies. The fresh ingredients are sourced from local markets as well as Europe and the Middle East. The food is perfect for your breakfast or that Sunday brunch with you buds.
5. Bean Me Up
“Beam me up, Scotty!” – That’s the line from Star Wars that inspired the name of this charming garden restaurant in Anjuna. Known for being a vegan paradise, it has some of the best salads and fresh juice concoctions. They believe in using the freshest organic ingredients and have one of the healthiest and yummiest menus in town. And it does call for this place being among the best restaurants and beach shacks in Goa. ‘Go green’ seems to be their motto, if you know what I mean.
6. Café Chocolatti
Snuggled away in a lush green garden in Candolim, this café has been around for a while. As the name suggests, the place has everything to with chocolate but only the best home-made ones! Come and indulge your sweet tooth! Great sandwiches, mouth-watering chocolate brownies and a fresh English breakfast; does that sound good enough for you? And, don’t forget your chocolates!
Be it during the season or off-season, you cannot NOT come here if you’re in Goa. Located in the happening Baga, this is the shack to be in if you’re seeking the company of the sea and the sand while you sip on that beer. This beach shack in Goa gives you a multi-cuisine menu with a plethora of exquisite seafood and a massive list of drinks. It’ll be your happy place!
8. Martin’s Corner
A favorite with the locals, this little haunt in Betalbatim is where you should head to if you want to sample some of that beautiful Goan cuisine and the much loved seafood. This one is the cozy restaurant that you want to go to after a long fun day in Goa, have some good food and drinks and then to bed; happy and content!
9. Cape Town Café
Right in the middle of Baga’s (oh so) busy Titos Lane is this café which rubs off as the comfortably slow paced one. If you want to stay away from all the crazy Goa vibes during the day, then this is the place for you. One of the best beach shacks in Goa to just chill, you can sink into the sofa and enjoy a drink while you nibble on the crunch finger food or some Goan delicacy and catch up with your football game.
This beach shack in Goa is a favourite with many of the locals and even loyal out-of-town visitors. Located right next to Britto’s, these two shacks are quite the competition for each other. But this shack has its own charm with the yummy steaks and desserts and a variety of North Indian dishes. You can pick what you want it cooked in Goan spices, butter and garlic or any fancy sauce!
Curlies at Anjuna Beach is one of the popular beach shacks in Goa, both among foreigners and Indians, and hence a must visit place. With a pretty happening and energized ambience, great music, chilled alcohol and decent food, Curlies is the place to be! If nothing, just sit and relax with a beer in hand.
12. Souza Lobo
A great place right in front of the sea, Souza Lobo in Calangute Beach is a legendary place which you just can’t miss while in North Goa. They’re known for their authentic Goan seafood dishes which are simply out of the world. Though one has to wait a while before getting seated, the food is totally worth the wait. The chilled, laid back ambience only adds to the great experience here.
13. Dream Catcher
Situated in the extremely popular Baga Beach, Dream Catcher is among the favourites of all the tourists visiting Baga, mainly due to their super cheap alcohol and extremely yummy food. Both the vegetarian and non-vegetarian fare is exceptionally good here, and goes easy on your wallet as well. The staff are very polite and courteous and will get you exactly what you need. One of the highly recommended beach shacks in Goa!!