Goa is the smallest Indian state, but with about two and a half times per capita more than the rest of the country. It is bordered by the state of Maharashtra to the north, Karnataka to the east and south, and Arabian Sea to its western coast. It was the first place that the Portuguese explorers landed and thus boasts a rich heritage of Portuguese culture. For those who visit the state, you can dine in the following beachfront restaurants:

Best beach front restaurants in Goa

Goa is the smallest Indian state, but with about two and a half times per capita more than the rest of the country. It is bordered by the state of Maharashtra to the north, Karnataka to the east and south, and Arabian Sea to its western coast. It was the first place that the Portuguese explorers landed and thus boasts a rich heritage of Portuguese culture. For those who visit the state, you can dine in the following beachfront restaurants:

1. La Plage restaurant next to Amarya Shamiyana

This is a tented hotel located in Ashvem Beach that gives you a taste of ancient Goa from the moment you step within its compounds. From the fresh crisp air from the Arabian Sea to the beautiful table setting on the tents, you will be taken on an instant tour of Goa from within this hotel.

2. Blue Waves

This restaurant is located on the Morjim Beach, near Marbela Beach Resort. It is a two storeyed shack that serves seafood, salads, Indian main courses, shakes and juices for those that visit the beach. It is more popular for the trance parties it holds throughout the season.

3. Bora Bora

This is a Russian owned restaurant cum lounge on the Morjim Beach. It boasts some of the best Indian cuisines as well as entertainment by India’s most renowned DJ's. It is popular with the young and hip crowd and is the most sought after eatery in Goa.

4. Cafe La Musica

This is a cozy eatery located on Baga Beach. It features white muslin curtains and white-washed decks that make it ideal for those that want a relaxing environment away from the city hustle and bustle. It serves delicacies from south East Asia such as Vietnamese Pho (Noodle Soup), Som Tum (Thai Papaya Salad), Malaysian Panang Curry, Pla Rad Prik (Spicy Chilly Fish), Nasi Goreng (Indonesian Fried Rice) and an assortment of fresh and carefully crafted Sushi.

5. Hakuna Matata

The phrase 'Hakuna Matata' is Swahili for 'without worry'. This restaurant has indeed taken up this edict with so much gusto that from the moment you step into the restaurant, you will forget all your worries. Located on Morjim Beach and offering some of the best European cuisines you can find in India, this restaurant has managed to carve a niche for itself in a competitive hospitality industry in Goa.

Goa is an old state that has a lot of history and artifacts to see. In fact, it might be the best place to start your Indian tour. Its weather is more Arabian than Indian and enjoys sunshine throughout the year. It is an ideal location for family summer vacation.

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