A stone's throw from the major Goa holiday resorts you'll find a handful of fantastic, family-run restaurants serving up home cooked, authentic Goan fare. With the Arabian Sea right on the doorstep, you'll find freshly caught seafood in simple beach shack establishments with a few Chinese and International dishes thrown in for good measure.
Sandwiched down a small road between Club Mahindra Varca Resort and The Zuri White Sands Resort, this rustic garden restaurant serves up a selection of traditional dishes. Try aloo parathas for breakfast or kadhai veg and daal fry come dinner time. Surrounded by palm trees and jungle-like vegetation, the Garden court offers great value for money and service with a smile.
Jolinn is located right on the beach surrounded by dense vegetation with beautiful ocean views. You can relax under the authentic wooden terrace next to the sand enjoying the refreshing sea breeze as you tuck into a wide choice of Indian, Chinese and European dishes. Try the mouth watering prawn curry or the tandoori fish and finish off with freshly made banana fritters.
Hidden behind a grove of coconut trees, Tibchi's is the place to sample authentic Tibetan and Chinese cuisine during your stay in Varca Beach. This authentic restaurant provides some shade at the neatly arranged tables in the covered garden, and serves up exquisite freshly prepared momos, Tibetan thupka and Mongolian chicken.
Sitting directly on Fatrade Beach, Sunset Paradise is quite literally a beach shack. The open air, shady thatched terrace offers warm service with a smile and a wonderful selection of traditional Goan curries and continental dishes prepared by the friendly Indian chefs.
The beautiful beach setting of this multi-cuisine restaurant is the perfect spot to while away an evening, gazing at the starlit night sky. Relish the homemade vegetable samosas and onion bhajis as you await your main, which can include everything from grilled red snapper to chicken vindaloo and a fantastic selection of vegetarian options.
Popular with the locals, this authentic restaurant sits right on Varca's main high street. The restaurant claims to serve a multitude of cuisine from Chinese and Italian to Asian and international, and you will find Thai curry and sweetcorn soup on the menu. However, the real stars of the show are the staple Goan dishes such as fish curry, crab masala and the tandoori mixed grill.
This quaint little beach shack on Varca Beach is a delightful place to watch the sunset and enjoy traditional cuisine with ice cold beers in the calm evening sea breeze. The family team will make you feel welcome as you enjoy authentic meals with traditional music.
Surrounded by coconut trees, this terrace style restaurant is a great, quick dining option next to the Club Mahindra Resort serving up a wide selection of seafood curries from red snapper vindaloo to prawn rishado. You can enjoy an ice cold kingfisher beer here and finish off with a bowl of bebinca, the queen of Goa's desserts.
Easily recognisable from the outside with its bright white umbrellas lining the sand, Rina's offers simple, home cooked cuisine with stunning views of Varca Beach. Serving up a selection of freshly made juices and authentic curried dishes, you'll find a fabulous selection of seafood here on your holidays to Goa.
Nestled into the dense vegetation backing the white sand, watch the sun disappear into the horizon from this friendly beachfront restaurant. You'll find familiar Indian delights amid the vast traditional menu, with extensive, freshly caught seafood options.