Maracas (Near PWD Water Tank, NH-17, Porvorim, Sangolda, Penha de França, Goa)


In a nutshell:
A cool ‘cafe look’ restaurant serving brilliant fusion food

facade
facade

Address & other details:  Maracas

Meal for 2: 800 onwards

Cuisine type :  nonvegetarian & vegetarian

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bill - proof of payment
bill – proof of payment

I rate all the food items & then give a final overall rating which is a simple average of the individual item ratings. What the ratings stand for: 5 = Excellent, 4 = Very Good, 3 = Good, 2 = Fair, 1 = Disaster.

Short description – in case u r in a hurry:

We got to know of this place from our friend Anurag. He had in fact mentioned specific dishes that we should order here. We stuck to the recommendation and also tried some other options. We walked away with a smile – ear to ear:)

inside the compound
inside the compound

The restaurant has an informal cafe kind of feel to it.

inside the compound
inside the compound

It had an outside section as well as inside seaTing. The dining hall where we were sitting had a transparent roof , thus allowing sunlight to get in.

dining hall
dining hall

The menu card was detailed and easy to comprehend

menu card
menu card

The serving staff were very knowledgeable and were helpful to us in selecting the dishes.

on the wall
on the wall & the kitchen door

Food was excellent.

wall of the compound
wall of the compound

Detailed description – in case u hv the time to njoy reading:

The brilliance of this place is both in terms of conceptualising the dishes and also in the final execution.

Spicy prawn in port wine
Spicy prawn in port wine

Spicy prawn in port wine – prawns simmered in butter. Port wine gave it a mild tinge of sweetness and flavours. Red chillies gave  the hotness to balance the salt and sweet. Prawns were very fresh and nice. Loved the dish. Rate it 4.5/5

Spicy prawn in port wine
Spicy prawn in port wine

Steak was recommended – We tried fillet of tenderloin brandy peppercorn sauce was too good. The steak was perfectly done.

fillet of tenderloin brandy peppercorn sauce
fillet of tenderloin brandy peppercorn sauce

The sauce was excellent. The mashed potato was YUMM. Everything fell in place so well. Rate it 4.5/5

fillet of tenderloin brandy peppercorn sauce
fillet of tenderloin brandy peppercorn sauce

Fillet of tenderloin with bleu cheese sauce was excellent as well.

Fillet of tenderloin with bleu cheese sauce
Fillet of tenderloin with bleu cheese sauce

We super loved the bleu cheese sauce – it went very well with the steak. Rate it 4.75/5

awesome mashed potato
awesome mashed potato
YUMM greens
YUMM greens

Serra dura – traditional Goa Portuguese dessert from condensed milk and whipped cream, topped with cookie crumble.

Serra dura - traditional Goa Portuguese dessert from condensed milk and whipped cream, topped with cookie crumble
Serra dura – traditional Goa Portuguese dessert from condensed milk and whipped cream, topped with cookie crumble

What a dish. Intense, creamy, perfect level of sweetness balanced by salt. A simple dish made into a marvel. Rate it 4.75/5

Serra dura - traditional Goa Portuguese dessert from condensed milk and whipped cream, topped with cookie crumble
Serra dura – traditional Goa Portuguese dessert from condensed milk and whipped cream, topped with cookie crumble

Caramel buttered coffee with Irish cream – it had caramel, coconut milk and Irish cream was served on the side. We loved it with the Irish cream and without it as well. It was a work of art. Rate it 4.75/5

coffee
coffee

Feni caprioshka was awesome. Flavors of feni exprssed themselves well. Rate t 4.5/5

Feni caprioshka
Feni caprioshka

Virgin Mojito was very good & very balanced. Rate it 4.25/5

Virgin Mojito
Virgin Mojito

Overall rating of food at maracas averages out to 4.6/5

tissue paper holder
tissue paper holder

Wud look forward to revisiting

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