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If you are weary of overcrowded beaches, you can head for the extreme north corner of Goa, across river Tiracol, to Fort Tiracol. This place is refreshingly different. Initially built by Shivaji, the fort was later captured by the Portuguese who built residential quarters and a church that is still functional. Located on a hilltop, the fort is being run as a boutique hotel by Hari Ajwani and Claudia of Nilaya Hermitage. Incidentally, William Dalrymple wrote a part of his best-seller White Mughals here. The rooftop restaurant, attached to the hotel, serves authentic Goan food along with European and Italian dishes. Their Prawn Curry is excellent as are the sandwiches, especially Tuna Sandwich. Chef's Special Goan lunch, priced at Rs.650 for two, is worth every rupee. You can enjoy the food and drink, appreciate the architecture, spot more than 50 species of birds or try to sight dolphins in the mornings. Open throughout the year.

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It could be a tale of two cities. A culinary story which links food on a 'common' mans plate. Something which is fast, popular and all day. Enter the concept of the Café Tato, both in Panaji and Margao. They are fast, popular with office-goers, lawyers and so on in these two cities and are also a popular, all-day pure vegetarian eatery. The overall seating arrangement is quite cramped in the old-time café, but a revelation of the days gone by when people rubbed shoulders with each other as they enjoyed their food. Their menu showcases old favourites - Puri Bhaji with its Goan-style potato Sukhi Bhaji, Patal Bhaji or a mixture of two different bhajis. And with the fast paced change that is needed to address hunger pangs at lunch time, they have a Goan-style Vegetarian Thali which consists of sol kadi, rice, curd, dal, vegetables and pickle and plain rice. The thali is priced reasonably priced at Rs. 60. Also, the Goan Cashew Special vegetable is recommended. The North Indian offerings include Chhole Masala and Plain Dal - average stuff. End the meal and even otherwise, with milk shakes, juices, cold coffees and ice creams. The Margao outlet is a fine dining restaurant.

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