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This eatery has a panoramic view of the pool, the sea and historic Dona Paula and can send you into sublime ecstasy. Blue…blue…blue. It is based on the colour blue. "Azul" means blue in Portuguese, this is the International Poolside Café with an Italian style, at the Cidade de Goa. The entrance of the restaurant is very contemporary with a huge fish tank and for the diners there are large window panes for an unobtrusive view. This place has still retained its ability of getting the diners to savour the flavour of different cuisines researched by their chefs., with a choice of contemporary gourmet cuisine with dishes from Italy, Goa, North India, Far East Asia and also Sandwiches and Wraps. The restaurant has a unique concept to its credit, with regards to the offering of the "Buffet Combo" Option. The buffet combo option — this includes Soup and Salad, Soup-Salad and Dessert, Soup-Salad-Main Course and Dessert, Salad and Dessert, Main course and Dessert, etc at different price points where the cold presentations are put in glass ice troughs (desserts and salads). It's the diner's choice. The a la carte menu includes salads, soups, sandwiches, wraps, pizza, pasta, Goan fare, North Indian fare and desserts. Signature preparations include the Goan Seafood Platter, Pan Seared Fillet of Basa Fish, Chicken Picatta, Vegetable Layered Lasagne baked with Paprika cream sauce. Burmese Khao Suey, and the evergreen favourites pastas and pizza. For pizzas, the restaurant has a wood fired pizza oven. East or west, north or south there are no boundaries drawn for these chefs. So, remember when it comes to flavors, Café Azul holds the key.

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The resort is beautiful surrounded by salt pans which now are mini lakes filled with water from the Baga creek. A Varanda is the in house restaurant that basically caters to the residents. Situated by the resort's poolside, this restaurant in Resorte Marinha Dourada, Arpora is not known for its gourmet or authentic local delicacies. Simple tasty food is its motto - A Varanda remains busy all day as it caters breakfasts, lazy poolside snacks for the residents. The menu is a multi-cuisine fare with Goan food ruling the roost. Seafood Platter, Fish Curry Rice, Chicken Cafreal and Beef Xacutti are the kings of traditional Goan-Portuguese cuisine. However due to the influx of charter traffic seasonally, the menu is balanced from the European kitchen by preparations like Grilled Seafood, Chicken Steak, Pork Chilly Fry and Beef Steak. If you are a late riser for 'elevenses' breakfast time sit by the pool and order the Club Sandwich or perhaps the Chicken Submarine Sandwich. Filling and substantial, it could tide you over lunch too. The kitchens do offer a choice with new preparations daily…ask the restaurant manager or look at the black board for the special of the day. Goa will not be an ideal holiday destination without its spirits being part of the experience. There is a good selection of alcoholic beverages and live music on certain days during the season adds to the dining experience.

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