For our first wedding anniversary this Feb, Hubby and I went to – you guessed it right – Goa. This is our 3rd visit to Goa in a year 😀 You may read about how we spent 3 days in Goa here. Since it was very hot, we did not want to spend time searching new restaurants and headed straight to Britto’s. This good ol’ shack is quite well known for serving good food which spans from Goan to Chinese and Continental delicacies. If you’re lucky, you might even spot a celebrity or two. The food here is usually a hit or a miss. This place is always buzzing with people even in odd season. You must visit it once if you are in Goa. It’s more like a routine thing, you see. Like if you’re in Bangalore, you must visit the MTR restaurant or Koshy’s once.
Our first order was a dessert because we were there to celebrate. So ordered hubby’s favorite Blueberry Cheesecake. It tasted really nice with a mild sweet-and-sour flavor. The cheese was on the verge of melting. Yet, this made the Cheesecake very soft. Personally I don’t like tangy or sour desserts, but this was mild and I liked it.
Our next order was Chicken Chilli Fry (Goan) on server’s recommendation, to go with Beer. Very bad choice. As good as the dish looks, it didn’t make the taste buds happy. Mashed potato was decent, however the chicken used was very dry and rubbery. This is one dish to avoid. Try Goan Roast Chicken instead. I did not click its photos, but it was heavenly with a hearty gravy, roast potatoes and salad. We paid for extra gravy; gravy is that good. It easily fills up two people.
Having gulped so much chicken, we felt like having a vegetarian dish (a rarity for us while dining out!). Our next order was Tagliatelle Pasta with cream sauce and mushroom. It was a pretty dish to look at and tasted yummy. I would have liked some more of the cream sauce!
We rounded off our meal with Alpine Chocolate Mousse. I’m very picky about desserts. I walked over to the dessert counter, had a long look at all the desserts and finalized this one since it looked the most chocolatey 😀 It had a biscuit base, a thin layer of chocolate cake and smooth, creamy, dark chocolate mousse topped with chocolate ganache. It tasted divine.
Sand in our feet, cool breeze, the setting sun and chocolate on our plate. Perfect ending to our lunch I must say!
To sum up: Nice ambiance, good food, yummy desserts, value for money. Service is strictly okay; they might forget your side orders sometimes. I have tried many other dishes like Chicken Biryani (avoid it), Chicken Lasagne (little dry but tasty) etc on other vacations. From my experience, I would say – skip the appetizers and try everything else. Do visit it once.
My Rating: 3.5/5