There are few things in life that a holiday in Goa can’t fix. The serene bliss of beaches and sumptuous Goan food can surely banish your blues. Luckily,
Pune is no stranger to Goan fare. When your palate craves crab, chorizo pao or rich coconut, jaggery flavours, simply head over to any of these city restos that do Goa proud.
The ultimate destination for the quintessential Prawn Curry at Café Goa that gives it a Coconut twist with a hint of spice. Plated with steamed rice, this makes a satisfying mouthful. Also a must try are their surmai or even the pomfret curry. Richly flavoured, these come laced coconut milk. The best part is that you can tune in to some Goan melodies as you chow down.
Where: Viman Nagar
Cost for two: Averages at Rs. 550
Cozinha De Goa
One of the finest seafood places in Wakad, Cozinha De Goa serves up outstanding fare and is worth a visit, as long as care two hoots about the service and ambience. Go for the Prawn Ambat Teekh for a tangy delight or the Masala Pomfret Fry. Should you crave poultry, their Chicken Xacuti shall satisfy your hunger pangs. However, their Prawn Curry is the real wonder. Creamy with a hint of chilli, this sensational curry is not to be missed.
Cost for two: Averages at Rs. 700
Masemari – The Fishing
Masemari lives up to its name when you order their Rava Surmai Fry. Doing justice to the catch of the day, their fish fry is crisp and best savoured with a slice of tart lime. Try ordering their Tandoori Pomfret for a change and know that you can’t go wrong with their Surmai Goan Curry. P.S. They also whip up a mean Prawn Curry.
Where: Sadashiv Peth
Cost for two: Averages at Rs. 1,200
I’m Lion, Strictly Non-Veg
Heed their disclaimer and order strictly non-veg for they have a real meaty treat in store for you. The resto beckons you in with the smell of Fried Bombay Duck and Pomfret. With first rate service and cashiers who are all smiles, this eatery takes the cake for Goan food. Savour their Mutton Konkani Sukka and Bombil Rava Fry and you’ll never be disappointed.
Cost for two: Averages at Rs. 800
Hotel Kokan Ratna
Visit this place in Kondhwa if you wish to sample some sumptuous Crab Meat. Their Pomfret Curry is unparalleled and makes a mighty meal without putting a dent in your pocket. This resto shall take your tummy to culinary heaven as you snack on fresh fish fry.
Cost for two: Averages at Rs. 500
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