The Mango Tree
11 locals recommend · Estimated price 2 out of 4 ·
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Very popular bar and restaurant. Open until 4 am. Great place to meet new people at the bar. Good food too!
A local favourite that interacts with the street...walk in for some good drinks and food.
Cute bar within walking distance, popular with Western and Local tourists. A good meeting place.
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“Bean Me Up is vegan, but even nonveg travellers will be blown away by the taste, variety and filling plates on offer in this relaxed garden restaurant. The extensive menu includes vegan pizzas, ice creams, housemade tofu curry and innovative salads. Ingredients are as diverse as coconut, cashew milk and cashew cheese, quinoa, tempeh and lentil dhal. Breakfast is a treat with scrambled tofu, buckwheat pancakes and killer coconut milk smoothies. Even with the healthy vibe you can get a beer or cocktail here too.”
- 7 locals recommend
“The original inhabitants of this island were people who once lived in Old Goa but had to leave during a disastrous plague that greatly reduced the population of Old Goa. They are mainly of Luso Indian and Konkani descent. It is believed that the Island of Divar was once a site of Hindu pilgrimage - one of many in India - and hosted the temples of Saptakoteshwar, Ganesh, Mahamaya and Dwarkeshwar. During the Christianization of Goa, in the 16th century, many were shifted, by the Goan Hindus, to other locations. It's also said, that the current Cemetery near Church at hilltop once housed a Ganesh Temple. The Hindus rehabilitated it in village of Candola near Marcel. Shirali, a village near Bhatkal in Karnataka also houses a part of the Shree Ganesh Mahamaya temples of Navelim and Goltim. The ancient site of pilgrimage is called Porne Tirth (Old pilgrim spot-in Konkani). Rui Gomes Pereira in his book Goan Temples and Deities writes, "The original temple of Saptakoteshwar was constructed in the 12th century by the kings of Kadamba Dynasty. Saptakoteshwar was the patron deity of the Kadambas. The temple was destroyed by the Sultan of the Deccan in the middle of the 14th century. The Saptakoteshwar idol was then relocated to Naroa in Bicholim. Later, the temple was reconstructed at the same locality by Madhav Mantri of Vijaynagara at the close of the same century. However, it was then abandoned due to the diversion of pilgrims to the new temple, which now housed the idol. By the time the Portuguese found it, in 1515, the temple was a forgotten ruin in the wilderness." Prior to its destruction, the temple used to attract up to three thousand pilgrims from Goa itself during its annual procession. The present temple structure in Naroa has distinctive Indo-Portuguese architecture. According to Dr Olivinho J F Gomes, Professor of Konkani, Divar was one of the first places the Portuguese ventured to convert locals to Christianity. The Hindu Brahmin and Kshatriya castes readily converted, thus creating the Bamonn and Chardo communities. ”
- 5 locals recommend
“Briston and Savio have created a menu which is largely Goan and continental. They keep innovating. Their pies are highly recommended. Prawns balchao is very good. I love their desserts so normally I have the dessert first and take a recourse to the main course :D Banoffee Pie and Serradura are scrumptious and they have delectable brownie. Economically reasonable and fresh stuff served with love. It's open round the year which is a huge plus.”
- 4 locals recommend