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“Well done Donovan! ”

Firefly Goan Bistro Bar
Ranked #16 of 87 Restaurants in Benaulim
Cuisines: Barbecue, Contemporary
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Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Description: Discreetly tucked away, offering classic Goan fare at its finest, Firefly, is a delightful family owned and operated Bistro bar by the beach in the quiet little seaside village of Benaulim. It’s where urban chic and casual comfort meet. Where flavour is uncompromised by generous helpings and where casual elegance means incredible service and friendly people. For something entirely refreshing, choose from Firefly’s list of modern portions and vintage libations, which have been carefully crafted as a reverent celebration of Goan culinary tradition. Expertly prepared by our chef, it features classics, prepared exactly as they should be, yet with an artistic flair that is entirely refreshing. Whether a business luncheon, a family reunion or even if you are sharing a bottle with that someone special, we at Firefly will guarantee a warm experience.
Reviewed March 26, 2014 via mobile

With a new shack serving tandoori punjabi food popping up every day, it's so refreshing to see a dynamic and enthusiastic young restauranteur trying to do something different in South Goa.

We were recommended this place as something 'off the touristy track'. It certainly lived up to the promised standards. Young Donovan Vaz, the man behind the restaurant navigated us through his menu and plans for the restaurant, while giving us a taste of some very interesting Fenis (and Feni cocktails) brewed by his family. It's always great to make new friends over dinner...

As for the food - the pork ribs were finger-licking good but the real star of the show was the Portuguese 'condensed milk' dessert. I was dying to go back for another one the next day but the only problem was that I was back in Delhi!

Looking forward to our next meal there.

2  Thank KGoks
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Reviewed March 11, 2014

I go in this restaurant very often. The traditional Goan menu is an absolute treat, wow !!!! Charming service and laid back ambience always brings me back time after time.Donovan the host completes this wonderful place with his warm personality and personal attention.

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3  Thank stpaulyblue
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Reviewed February 9, 2014

We had high hopes on the back of TA reviews, my steak was small and had been marinated in some form of alcohol which overpowered the whole dish I had asked for it rare but it came burnt to crisp.

My wife went for the ribs which were raw and cold on the inside and burnt on the outside
All this when we were the only 2 people in the place.

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4  Thank 192coco
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Reviewed February 8, 2014

This was my first visit to this place and came recommended by a friend.The ambiance was relaxing and the food amazing! Melt in the mouth pork ribs, bacon wrapped prawns, chicken steak in lemon butter sauce!!! The flavours were awsome !!! It was Karaoke night ..so it was a fun night with music ranging from 70s to date...so a place for the oldies and today's youngsters. Service was prompt, lovely bar counter n DJ kept the crowd going .A definite " must go to again" Place.

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1  Thank cooldude2014
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Reviewed February 3, 2014

This is one place i love to chillout any time of the week in the evenings. Its a happening place on Thursdays as there is Karaoke and also on Friday, Saturday & Sunday. Its more relaxed otherwise.

Superb ambiance, lovely bar counter, service with a smile, nice hygiene levels, and overall food is good.

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2  Thank defalcao
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