Joanna Lester-George

Sonho do Mar - A Restaurant Review

The Wine and Dine Goa Magazine | March 26th, 2014

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Sonho do Mar is a peaceful little resort located at the north end of award-winning Agonda Beach in Canacona, south Goa. The outdoor restaurant space is divided into cosy lounge areas that can comfortably seat up to six people, offering an intimate dining experience rarely found along this popular stretch of coast. Colourful silk parachutes brought in from Mysore add to the stylish decor and ensure that Sonho do Mar is perfectly shaded during the daytime before being transformed into a romantic setting at night.

The Food : Head Chef Keshav is locally renowned for his excellent seafood and fish specialties. He has created an extensive and inspirational menu from his vast knowledge of Indian, Tibetan and Nepali cuisine, giving visitors an opportunity to sample more unusual dishes, as well as the more classic Goan and Indian fare. The Fish Kadai and Yam Salad are a must-try, as well as the famously zingy Special Wasabi King Prawns.

Your Hosts : Sonho do Mar is run by the successful team Yadav from Nepal and Henny from Germany. They have worked together for the last seven years running the popular sister resort, Jardim a Mar, also in Agonda. Coming from different worlds and lifestyles, the restaurant guarantees visitors a perfect blend of western dining standards with a traditional South Asian atmosphere.

Recommended For : Being located right on the pristine white sands of Agonda Beach * a getaway for an alternative and peace-loving crowd * a romantic and cosy hideaway from the masses.

Restaurant Details : Sonho do Mar is open all day (every day) during the main season months for breakfast, lunch and dinner * free Wi-Fi * cash payments accepted only but in a choice of Rupees, Dollars, Euros or Pounds * beach huts are also available if you fall in love with its rustic charm and decide to prolong your stay.

Where : Agonda Beach, north end, House No. 275a, Canacona, South Goa - its a well known resort so simply ask a local!

Reservations: Tel +91 94201 62460 (Only required for larger groups).