Goa Portuguesa, Mumbai
Tel: 22 2444 0202 or 022 2444 0707
Concierge.com's insider take:
Goan cuisine has fiery flavors and tropical ingredients, and it also encompasses some Portuguese dishes (Goa was formerly a Portuguese colony). This superb restaurant is about ten miles from the heart of tourist Bombay, halfway to the airport, and a dinner there makes a magnificent last night's banquet on your way out of the city. Guests eat in a tropical-theme dining room; the amiable wait staff wear dhotis and sarongs. Try the grilled spice-rubbed tiger prawns served with three sauces: garlic butter, a Portuguese brown sauce, and a Goan masala. For dessert, don't miss bibinka, the Goan sweet of stacked coconut pancakes.