Written by Tyra Colaso and Nikita D’Cruz
One of the most tempting things about visiting Goa for beef lovers is the variety of places serving mouth watering steaks, especially considering the ongoing ban in neighbouring Maharashtra. However, in Goa, beef is sacred in a different way, if you know what we mean. Here are some of our top choices of savoury beef delicacies in south and north Goa.
Located just outside the Taj, Cavatina dishes out some of the best contemporary cuisine around and being one of the most stylish restaurants of South Goa, one should not miss their signature succulent steak on stone and the beef wrapped in bacon. Chef Avinash, ofGoan origin and global talent has a very unique style, which is very evident in his food, plating and ambience.
Route 66, Panjim:
This all-American diner style restaurant is located in the Fontainhas area of the capital of Goa. Their steak is surely the highlight of Panjim and a favourite among meat lovers. Chef Xavs Norr serves his steaks and numerous beef burgers on wooden boards with tasty side dishes and salads.
Karlton’s Horizon Grill, Candolim:
It’s located close to Candolim Beach, with an ambience designed to help unwind and relax.This place is the creation of chef Karlton, a veteran pit master of Goan origin. He displays his culinary experience with his juicy BBQ and steak dishes. It is worth mentioning that they have the most perfect medium rare steaks in town.
If you’re craving some good meat, then you’re in for a treat. This casual dining restaurant is famous for its Portuguese Goan Steak, stuffed generously with the Goanchoriz. If that doesn’t get you drooling, they have an extensive menu with a lot of meat options to fit your cravings.
Prime Rose, Sangolda:
This restaurant in an old house, on Chogm Road Sangolda, has classic rock artwork and a pub vibe. Their Beef Steaks and sizzlers are perfectly grilled and there's different rooms with a live music stage and a dedicated smoking room. They also have parking and a few tables on the front balcao.
Leda Lounge and Cafe, Colva:
Leda is a casual restaurant in Colva that is not only known for their steaks but also some really good beef stew accompanied by appams. Their steak eating contests are an added attraction here.
Go on, give this list a try or explore and find your own favourite beef joint… There’s so many more to check out! Leave us a comment below with your top choices!