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“Jessil's flexible pricing spoils it” 1 of 5 bubbles
Review of Cecelia

Ranked #17 of 98 Restaurants in Colva
Cuisines: Seafood, Indian, Bar, Pub
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Good for: Dining on a budget, Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Outdoor Seating, Seating
Description: This is a beachshack restaurant of excellent quality food and service. Unbelievably reasonable prices.
Bristol, United Kingdom
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79 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 106 helpful votes
“Jessil's flexible pricing spoils it”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 6, 2014

I used to go to Cecilia's. The chicken vindaloo was truly outstanding and worth the walk in the evening.

I'm a long stay person and finally stopped going after one time too many of Jessil's 'Let's abuse the regulars' game which he likes to play.

His menu is the only one on the beach which does not include any prices for his drinks. Many a time I had to ask why we were charged different prices for beer and G&T. I stopped having the G&T as it all became too tiresome.

I heard only last week from new people I met at our new beach shack venue that he is still playing this game. They used him last year and went back for a meal. They ordered Special Chicken on the menu at 150RS. They were charged 250RS! Eventually they paid 200RS. Again they too wondered why he does this.

If anyone can provide an explanation - please do so!!!

Anyhow - you have been warned - ask the price before you order and check your bill carefully.

  • Visited January 2014
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1 Thank Cheryl261
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English first
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16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“best beach shack in Colva”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 4, 2014

Our favourite beach shack in south Goa. The staff were very friendly and helpful and the food was incredibly good. They will reserve beds for returning customers and best of all, there are no hawkers! My favourite dish was Shark Ambok Tik although i have never had a bad meal there. Unlike the dirtier, busier beaches closer to Colva, Jessil and Harry ensure the beach is kept clean and it's well worth the 5 minute walk to get there

  • Visited December 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Conrad B
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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
“Best beachshack in Colva”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 1, 2013

Food excellent, staff friendly, nothing is too much trouble. it is half way between Colva and Benaulim. The distance from the entrance of Colve beach to Cecelia's is a 5 minute walk along the beach to the left

Visited January 2013
Thank BabsBuzz
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