-By Odette Mascarenhas
The movie My Big Fat Greek Wedding had its focus on traditional values for Paula to come to terms with her cultural heritage. Now there is a place in Goa perched on the rocky cliffs where one can sit on cushioned cane chairs, sip on Ouzo and sample the cultural flavour of Greece. This open-air Taverna features fare specifically chosen by owner Mariketty. She creates the homely atmosphere found in most Greek houses. Try her Tzatzika Dip (a creamy combo of yoghurt, garlic, cucumber and olive oil) or the Tiro Kef Teri (a spicy feta cheese dip) with pita bread. The Mussels with Ouzo Sauce - you would be excused if you exclaim 'oou' after every slurp. As the moon shimmers on Thalassa (Greek for sea), start with the traditional Greek salad (Horiatiki). Drenched in kalamata olive oil topped with oregano, tomatoes, cucumber, onion and green pepper jostle with one another. If you prefer seafood order the Baked Kingfish Fillet - the bouquet of the fish cooked with oregano and dill, wrapped in a banana leaf. But the famous Greek meat preparations, soft and succulent enough to transport you to Corfu-Mariketty's original home, still rule the menu. The Moussakas (beef/lamb or even vegetarian) or the Lamb Gyros ooze flavours that will have you begging for more. Once a month, Mariketty plans to have Greek feast nights. With syrtaki - a dance with the snapping of fingers and breaking of plates - there is no need to watch celebrations through reel life. Move over Toula; it is happening here in Goa. As the gentle breeze wraps you in its embrace, try an exciting variety of desserts - from home-made Greek yoghurt to rich cheesecakes. One does not need to be invited to a Greek wedding; this is a repast to remember.
Review posted within last 6 month
Thalassa Greek Taverna interior is more like a home of someone and so the diners actually feel like guest at someoneâ€™s home. The Greek food of this place has some complicated names but nothing is as great as Lamb Moussakas. Thalassa Greek Taverna is a good fun with friends.
Review posted more than 6 month ago
Thalassa Greek Taverna's menu has impressive starters but the main course is a bit disappointing for the vegetarians.
In case, you visit try Tzatzika Dip or the Tiro Kef Teri with pita bread, they are in one word great. This Greek cuisine Thalassa Greek Taverna restaurant is good for non veg people.
Review posted more than a year ago
The starters are delicious and there is a lot of variety. Main course in vegetarian is limited. This place has a fantastic location with an amazing sunset so it is a good idea to go there early.
Thalassa is only 20 minutes from ashwem beach. I would recommend that you spend the day at ashwem beach and eat lunch at la plage the french restaurant and come here just before sunset and have drinks and dinner here.
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