In a nutshell:
A quirky nice restaurant that serves pretty good Goan food
Address & other details: o Pedro
Meal for 2: ₹750 onwards
Cuisine type : vegetarian & non vegetarian
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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 read about this restaurant on social media and decided to pay a visit. We had heard it is usually busy and there is waiting but still took a chance. We were told ‘at least 45 minutes’. So second time we reached early evening, with reservation.
The people at the restaurant were nice, smart young people. The guy we spoke to was particularly intelligent and had a good sense of humour. He kept up with my funny one liners very well….
The interiors were nice and there were quite a few quirky stuff
The menu card was easy to read and a long one.
The drinks came in super interesting glasses.
Food was very good but I wud prefer a martins corner any day just for the food part (rustic and grounded) if I were in the mood for authentic stuff vs this one (sophisticated and refined) if I were to b in the mood for a fancier option, at times with a twist. For a catch up with friends over a good Goan meal, This surely is a Great option.
The difference between the two eateries is like Nusrat Fateh Ali’s old original qawalli recordings with traditional instrumental sounds vs his later recordings with more western instrumental support (remix versions).
Detailed description- in case u hv the time to njoy reading:
Fried velli kishmoor was crisp fried tiny fish, bursting out with flavours. Super loved the taste and flavours. Not recommended for beginners (to fish eating) as the flavours might b too much to handle. Rate it 4.5/5
Devilled eggs were nice. Egg boiled, Yolk removed, spices up and filled back in the original boiled egg white. Rate it 4.25/5
Choriz tacos were superb – crisp tacos with super tasty chorizo – brilliant taste and flavour. Rate it 4.5/5
Lamb chop aadmas was outstanding. The meat had an unbelievably good texture – falling off the bones, yet retaining the basic form. Too good. The flavours of meat were very well expressed. As we had more of it, the Taste buds started dancing and the olfactory senses joined them….. Rate it 4.75/5
Pork sorpotel was good but I wud any day rate the one at martins better. The one here was a bit too sophisticated for me to like. It lacked the punch. Good for those who ask ‘I don’t want it spicy’ while ordering. Rate it 3.5/5
Poee was a lovely nice Goan bread that was super soft and had an enjoyable fermented flavour. Rate it 4.25/5
Kokum (a coastal tangy fruit) fizz was good but we’ve surely had better. It was less rustic and tangy that I would like it to be. Rate it 3.5/5
Cashew in spirit was a recommended dish. Super loved it. Loved the layers of taste and flavour, the pungency and the madness in the drink. Once again, recommended for only those with a wide palate. Rate it 4.75/5
Pedro ‘s gin and tonic was very good.
Overall rating of food and beverages at o Pedro averages out to 4.25/5
Wud surely revisit when friends r around from a different city and we looking for a good place to catch up, with regional food….