Right by the riverside, the hustle and bustle of the capital city is left far behind as you sit in the favorite riverside restaurant in Panaji with alfresco dining in and garden seating next to the river Mandovi. Conceptualized around the early eighties this restaurant was the pioneer in many aspects. The fastfood drive- they were the first to introduce the Bombay Pav Bhaji, the mashed mixed vegetables fried on a flat pan and served with dripping-with-butter bread, though it has been discontinued now. The demographics of the dinars vary…young and not so young (wise), this is the place which draws them all.
For a quick bite try the snacks-burgers, pizzas, and milkshakes. For a more filling experience there is Chinese, Indian and Goan and continental too. Fried rice and noodles-go Chinese, if Continental is the need of the hour try the Lobster Steak or the Seafood Sizzler Symphony.For the Indian palate there are a variety of preparations…the Tandoori Pomfret however is worth a mention. And in Goa do as the Goans do…enjoy the Goan cuisine. Especially the seafood…..Goa Fish Curry Rice, Crab Xacutti, the chefs have worked on a unique balance to satisfy every diners palate. The beverage list too is pretty extensive.
Sit down with your favorite beverage anytime of the day….watch the barges move ponderously down the river, or the leisure boats with frolicking tourists dance to popular numbers. Day or Night….the venue opens for breakfast and closes at the stroke of midnight, the lapping of the waves and the movement of river traffic the only thing to disturb your reverie. Keep an eye out for their signature preparations the Chicken Green Pepper or the Chinese Barbecue Prawns for starters. For mains the eveyone’s favourite – the Fish Fillet with Caramel. There’s live entertainment on some nightsand special musical evenings om festive days. Dining here in a garden by the riverside in the heart of Panaji makes for a very relaxing experience.
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Mandovi Riveira, opp. Hotel Mandovi, DB Marg, Panaji, Goa