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“An Relaxing Evening Over a Bottle of Wine......”
Review of Maracas

Maracas
Ranked #1 of 40 Restaurants in Porvorim
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $10 - $14
Cuisines: Seafood, Mediterranean, European, Bar
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Restaurant details
Good for: Large groups, Special occasions, Business meetings, Families with children, Kids, Bar scene, Romantic
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff
Description: Maracas specialises in Tapas-style or small plate cuisine from around the world. The bar, with a fish tank running through it, serves great cocktails and there are fun events such as quiz night on Thursdays!
Goa, India
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76 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
“An Relaxing Evening Over a Bottle of Wine......”
Reviewed June 25, 2013

me and my wife along with another couple visited maracas for an evening where we just wanted to relax over a bottle of wine and spend some time together chatting away....
nestled in between the junction at o coquiero, porvorim with roads on either way leading to calangute and mapusa this place has been a revelation to many a customers who have dropped in just being inquisitive....
but it does suprise you with its ofset decor and 2 different dining areas....
one is the indoor set up with comprehensive decor and other being the garden sit out over lounges and wrought iron furniture....

the drinks are neatly poured while the starters and main course has been quite a revelation

a must try is the beef chiurimuiri, bacon wrapped chicken , chicken satay skewers and thier steak is also pretty good , done as per customer requests..

we had a awesome time n really relaxed to the full..
ralph is the proprieter of this place and has done a fab job with the decor and set up while having a excellent eye for the menu as well...
he does drop into tables for a hi bye , tit bit conversation with guests, which gives a personal touch to the evening and each one feels great....

a must visit... for an relaxing evening over wine.....

  • Visited June 2013
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Thank Dino_Goa
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ralpinto, Owner at Maracas, responded to this review, October 25, 2013
Thanks for the review!
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goa
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13 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“excellent food”
Reviewed June 18, 2013

We had a great experience. The food and choices are Excellent, strongly recommend! Will surely return.

Visited June 2013
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Thank MeetuBen
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ralpinto, Owner at Maracas, responded to this review, July 1, 2013
Thanks for your feedback, hope to see you guys again soon
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Goa, Goa, India
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14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Guess we went on the wrong day...”
Reviewed June 5, 2013

Was there with my wife. Enquired if seating was available in side on entering but was informed tables were reserved. Since it was humid outside we had to do with the low seating.. however it sure was uncomfortable. after 45 minutes we saw that the two reserved tables had no takers, initially was told again that it was not free but one kind team member came back after some time to offer us one of the tables....

The associates were getting ready for 2 large groups and I guess so were kinda little hassled... had 3 different people attending to us because of this and hence a disconnect...

The pork had flavour but the meat was not succulent and soft ... Presentation of both the main course dishes were nice.

The menu card sure can do some improvement.

The ambience inside is nice with some lovely pictures. Personally, I think the low seating should be replaced with nice tables and chairs and will enhance the dining experience even further.

The owner is pleasant and the restaurant has its fair share of regulars....

Might not have been the best experience for me... and as mentioned must have been a off day... However I still will give it another try...

  • Visited May 2013
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Thank Dennis_DCosta
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ralpinto, Owner at Maracas, responded to this review, July 1, 2013
HI Dennis,
thanks a lot for all your feedback. Will take it all into consideration. Will definitely do something about that low seating. We're going to be doing a full revamp over the next couple of months, so we'd love to have you back after August to get some more ideas/feedback
Cheers
Ralph
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Over rated”
Reviewed May 31, 2013 via mobile

Place is beautiful service is nice although its a low season but the food man the chef needs to learn what is food brucetta come with a sauce and the pan fried dishes come as deep fried lol

  • Visited May 2013
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Thank Vish78
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ralpinto, Owner at Maracas, responded to this review, June 2, 2013
Dear Sir,
We're sorry you did not have a good experience at our restaurant. We at Maracas strive to see that all our guests are happy. At Maracas, we add a few twists to a lot of classical dishes to make it our own, and for the most part our customers seem to appreciate it. Yes the bruschetta is made with a Tomato Salsa instead of plain diced tomatoes, but this is clearly stated on the menu, and remains one of our more popular dishes. Secondly, just because something is breaded, does not mean it is deep fried. The dishes you ordered were in fact pan fried, not deep fried. We have no reason to lie about it. When done at the right temperature, deep frying absorbs less oil and is healthier than shallow frying. Once again, deep fried Items are stated on the menu.
Lastly, we checked several times if there were any problems, or if you would like to have anything replaced, but you said "no, everything's fine, everyones tastes differ."
Still, we do welcome all feedback, and apologize for the bad experience. if you happen to stop by again, please let us know of any problems while you are at the restaurant so that we might try our best to rectify it. If you have any further comments, feel free to email me at ralpinto@yahoo.com
Sincerely,
Ralph
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goa
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220 reviews
113 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 224 helpful votes
“Nice place for a fine dining”
Reviewed May 5, 2013 via mobile

Been here twice . The place never disapooints you. The food is great. Try beef steaks wrapped in becon, chicken zalferi, beef done in red wine reduction. All dishes are awesone. A highly recommended place to try.

  • Visited May 2013
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Thank Doc_Kuldeep
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ralpinto, Owner at Maracas, responded to this review, June 2, 2013
Hey,
Thanks For your feedback! look forward to serving you again
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