If you plan your next Macau trip, don’t forget to drop by Goa Nights in Taipa Village, Macau for some delicious Goan/Portuguese influence tapas and cocktails by the award-winning mixologist, Chetan Gangan.
Goa Nights in Taipa Village of Macau is a lively and well-preserved spot with a very vintage vibe, essaying the Portuguese heritage and culture. While walking around, you’ll come across some great Michelin star restaurants, bars and shops selling delectable egg tarts and local delicacies.
The restaurant and bar is founded by Gagan Sethi and Shilpa Sethi, the same team and founders of Indian Spice Group who have been providing provides quality Indian food to the Macanese crowd since 2009.
From the cocktails, it was a very tough choice as most of them were hitting the spot with a range of options from the Vasco De Gama cocktails – Lisbon, Calicut, Mossel Bay and Mozambique, to name a few.
Fun Fact: For those of you who don’t know, Goa was an ex-Portuguese colony situated between Maharashtra and Karnataka.
Some of our favourite dishes we tried included: Falafel Sliders (This was slightly unexpected considering I was expecting Goan dishes, but irrespective, a good vegetarian alternative for sliders), Goa Night Nachos (One of the yummiest Nachos I’ve tried, now don’t go in expecting your typical style nachos as these are filled with spices, chicken and is a total burst of Indian spices compared to the traditional nacho’s), Chicken Tikka Sliders, Railway Lamb curry (This was one of my favourite, the lamb was cooked to perfection and the flavour of the curry leaves and subtle spices hit the spot!) and Pork Vindaloo (Tad bit spicy but very authentic in flavour) This was served in a roti – kind of like a tortilla and lastly, Dal Makhani (yes, we know this is not Goan, but its a classic Indian dish and one of my favourite!)
If you’re planning a trip with your friends, don’t forget to check out Goa Nights, a cozy, fun and relaxing spot for some great quality cocktails, food and drinks!
Goa Nights | 118 Rua Correia da Silva, Macau | +853 2856 7819 | Chinese Address (In case you take a taxi) 澳門氹仔告利雅施利華佳118號