Goa is popular for its beaches and authentic seafood. Goa's cuisine has Konkani roots and has been influenced by 451 years of Portuguese rule. Goan cuisine is mostly seafood-based, with rice and fish as staple foods. The Kingfish (vison or visvan) is one of the most often consumed fish species. Pomfret, shark, tuna, sardines, and mackerel are some of the other fish types. Goan Christians' cuisine is largely influenced by Portuguese cuisine. For example, the usage of vinegar is fairly common, particularly toddy vinegar, which is manufactured from coconut sap extracted from stems and fermented for four to six months. Rice, coconuts, fish, kokum, cashews, spices, and vinegar are all common ingredients in Goan cuisine.

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Wanna try out authentic seafood platters in Goa? Here is the list of 5 restaurants in Goa that serve the best seafood

Martin's corner

Martin's corner is known over the years for its food and hospitality. Some of the exceptional dishes served here are prawn Curry, Xacuti, King Fish, Sorpotel, Vindaloo and Goan Sausage. This restaurant is located in Betalbatim in South Goa. Martin's is usually crowded and well lit up because of its ambience, aesthetic interiors and delicious platters. 

Price for two- 3000

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Mum's kitchen

It is a highly rated restaurant in Panaji that serves delicious Goan platters. It's a casual dining restaurant that is known for its timely service. Some of the famous dishes served here are Tonakh, mori amo tik, kullyanchi kodi and Tamoso. The platters won't burn a hole in your pockets. Mum's kitchen has a cosy vibe where you can sit and enjoy the authentic seafood with your favourite drinks. 

Price for two- 1700

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Anand seafood restaurant

Anand seafood restaurant is every foodie's delight. This restaurant, located on the Aguada-Siolim road between Anjuna and Vagator, serves some of the greatest fish thalis and native Goan fish curries in town. The restaurant is famous for its simplicity and authentic thalis. It serves the best leppo fish, mackerel rechado, prawns rawa fry, butter garlic squid and kingfish curry.  

Price for two- 800

Fisherman's wharf

Fisherman's wharf is an authentic Goan restaurant at Calangute. This place has captured the flavours of the multicultural Goan community. It is famous for its kadhai jhinga with chilli peppers, Indian spiced prawns, lobster thermidor and masala fried crab that is marinated with Goan spices. It is a perfect place as you can enjoy freshly made seafood while enjoying the beach. 

Prices for two- 1200

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Vinayak family restaurant

Vinayak family restaurant is located in Assagao, Goa. It is a budget-friendly restaurant that serves authentic and traditional Goan seafood thalis. This food joint is very popular in North Goa. Vinayak family restaurant is a complete package of authentic seafood, reasonable prices and humble staff. This restaurant serves one of the best fish Thali, Chicken Kolhapuri, Masala Prawns and rawas fry. Every dish is prepared with authentic Goan spices and coconut oil.

Price for two- 700

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