Habanero | A Mexican Delight in Goa

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Yet another hunt for an exquisite eatery in Goa and this time I hooped into Habanero Goa’s first Tex-Mex restaurant. This place offers all three classic, Mexican food, Tex-mex creation and Taxas Influenced American dishes.

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Habanero is a dream project of a couple Griffith David, a native Indian and Elizabeth Bowden David, a US citizen. Spending several years in the southwest of U.S. they have naturally inherited the fun culture and the flavours of the Mexican boarder cuisine. Now, residing in Bangalore from past 6 years, they are well versed with the high energy, fun culture and authentic tastes travellers and residents are looking for.

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Habanero Goa is the successful franchise led by the dynamic brother sister duo, Pooja & Rohan Ghotage. Over the years Taxan and Mexican cuisines have evolved & commingled into what now called Tex-Mex. At Habanero you get the perfect blend of this cuisine. Right from Nachoes, burritos, quesadillas and burgers. Classic drinks like margaritas and sangria go perfectly with this cuisines. They also have a in-house micro brewery from where you can select your own pitcher or small samplers of IPA etc. Live music, dance floor and live sports, all this you can get under the same roof. A family get together or chilling out friends, Habanero is the perfect place. This restaurant has won many coveted awards including ‘Restaurant India 2017’ and ‘The Goan Foodie Awards’

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Few of our favourites were –
*Summer Time Cooler

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*Sesame Lime Shrimp Tostada

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*Grilled Chicken Skewers

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Address

The Milky Way Road, Khobra Vaddo, Baga, Goa

Phone number

022 30151192

Table reservation required

Cuisines

Mexican | American

Average Cost 

₹1,800 for two people (approx.) with alcohol 

Opening hours

 Today  12Noon to 12Midnight

More Info

 

Full Bar Available                        Live Sports Screening

 

Wifi                                                 Dance Floor

 

Live Entertainment                     Serves Cocktails

 

Live Music.                                    Valet Parking Available

 

Table reservation required       Kid Friendly

 

Smoking Area

Habanero Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

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Artjuna Garden Cafe @Anjuna, Goa

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Anjuna is laid back coastal village on the Arabian in Goa. Anjuna Beach, a sandy cove dotted with palms and black rocks, was a well-known destination among hippies in the 1960s. Today it’s known for its electronic music trance parties & many cafes with sumptuous food.

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Artjuna Garden Cafe is yet another hidden gem in Anjuna, Goa and is all about delicious food from fresh produce, art & craft, boho fashion clothing and bohemian accessories.
Its a brainchild of Moshe & his wife Anastasia who wanted to have a unique space for their handmade leather bags, belts, pouches and jewellery designs. Its been 10 years since then. They are truly inspired by the spirit of India and plan to keep creating beautiful crafts and soul satisfying cuisines.

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Established in a old Portuguese house & has a very cool and calm vibe which will leave you spending hours in the cafe admiring the lip smacking food & beauty of the cafe.
ARTJUNA specialises in Healthy Food, Mediterranean, Lebanese and Israeli Cuisine.
These guys very watchful about their quality of food provided at the cafe.
Only fresh garden produces, seasonal fruits and vegetables, imported herbs are used to prepare any dish.
Top quality products like Extra Virgin Olive Oil, imported Tahini and wild honey is used to provide best of quality.
Vegans! If you looking for a cafe in Goa, you should visit Artjuna

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Lets talk about what we ate –

# BABA GANOUSH – A creamy flame roasted eggplant dish, blended with best quality Tahini. Seasoned with lemon juice, chopped parsley & extra virgin olive oil. It is served with Pita bread. I liked the creaminess of Baba Ganoush as it was very subtle and flavourful.

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# MAZZET PLATE – Selection of Mediterranean flavours, including Greek Kalamata olives, Feta cheese, smooth Tahini, Olive Pate and mixed pickled vegetables. Served with Pita bread. I loved the platter and it was on point with flavours.

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# WATERMELON SALAD WITH FETA – A simple diced watermelon with homemade feta cheese, garnished with basil. One of the best Feta Cheese I have ever tasted.

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# Chocolate Fondant Cake with Vanilla Icecream – After all I ate in the cafe I gave up on ending my day with some dessert. After a while I just scrolled up to the section they kept the dessert and guess what guys!! I could stop myself from eating a little extra. I said to myself, Nicole! you are not having your dinner today, Just have your dessert. But fortunately I am proud of decision to drop dinner & choose my chocolate cake with ice cream. It was indeed a very happy ending 🙂

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Address

Monteiro Vaddo, Near AnjunaFlea Market, Anjuna, Goa

Opening hours

· Open now

Today  7:30AM to 9:30PM
See more

022 30150811

Cuisines

Healthy Food, Mediterranean, Cafe, Israeli
&
Labanese

Average Cost 

₹800 for two people (approx.)

Exclusive of applicable taxes and charges, if any
Cash and Cards accepted

Opening hours· 

Season Time – 7:30am to 9:30pm
Off Season 7:30am to 7:30pm

Artjuna Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

 

Be Hydrated This Summer

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It’s been happening for years and years that people are still struggling to lose weight be it, belly fat or overall body fat. People still jump from one crazy diet to another. We never give importance to little habits we have which can make a big difference. As correctly say by someone, ‘Fitness is not a period, its a lifestyle and a life long discipline.

Everyone is built in certain ways with their unique characteristics.

Biggest problem in today’s world is people are running after getting that so called photoshopped perfect body.

I would only say except yourself and your body. Nurture and polish you own. Be your best self. Be healthy. But we never understand that nothings gonna work until there will be calorie deficit in their diet and controlling blood sugar and insulin level, so that body can maximise fat burning for energy. Its all about a heathy lifestyle and your choices. Its a discipline you need to adhere and make a part of your daily routine.

Instead going too deep lets see what we can do to lose fat or simply keep ourself fit in our day to day life by adding few things which is always at our reach.

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  1. Water : – Most important ingredient for a Flat Belly because it flashes out Toxins and keep Appetite in check
  2. Apple Cider Vinegar : Its a natural Stimulant and it keeps the stomach pH levels balanced. We can use it 2 capful to one litre of water and drink after we wake up.
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  4. Green Coffee :- It helps converting our fat into Energy which promotes weight loss.

5. Green Tea: – It can increase Fat metabolism. Drink 4-5 cups a day

6. Psyllium Husk or ISABGOL : – It has amazing health benefits specially in weight loss. It is rich in Soluble and insoluble Fiber. It relieves Constipation. It has probiotic effects, Good for heart. It lowers cholesterol Level. it is a good colon cleanser and supports your gastrointestinal health. Reduces Hunger. Always recommended always take ISABGOL about 20-30 minutes before to any mean and drink lot of water. In 2 tablespoons, it delivers about 8 grams of fiber. Typically 25 grams of fiber per day is recommended for women and 38 grams per day of fiber is recommended for men.

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7. Lemon :- lemon helps detoxify your liver and helps it function properly. So add lemon in water whenever you are drinking it.

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Launch Party @The Drunken Botanist

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What a launch party it was…. Right from food  to ambiance..
Music to decor. Everything was on point.
Everybody was so hospitable. Special thanks to Chef for taking such good care of us.
And after watching all the crazy videos of Mr. Drunken Botanist, we finally got to meet this young talent.
Yet another party place to be in Cyber Hub.. but guess what….
IT HAS STOLEN THE SPOTLIGHT
These guys knows the formula very well.

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Highlights were the cocktails
Salmon Pizza & Lichi Basil cocktail was too good
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BUT my favourite is the Pork Belly dish among all. It was one dish, I’m still carrying the flavour in my taste buds.
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And last not the least.. the dessert was superb
It was the perfect Happy Ending of the “Drunken Botanist” story.

Great job guys.

 

The Drunken Botanist Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

Laila’s Cafe @Goa. One Stop Shop For Food & Fashion.

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A Sunday well spend with friends and special Eid Menu at Laila’s Cafe. It’s never too late to celebrate any festival so we did the same.

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The cafe will provide you taste of both good food & fashion. She has a boutique in the cafe where you can find beach wear and casual clothing. Love the hippie vibes and the Boho designs. Indulge in shopping and good food under one roof.

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Laila Fathima is a sweetheart. Loves to cook and you will have a lovely time spending at her cafe. She often visited GOA for holidays and fell in love with the place like many of us. Her love for Goa was strong enough to make her leave the corporate career and she finally followed her passion and stared her cafe in GOA. In the beginning she started only home deliveries of Biriyanis and few Hyderabadi specialities. I met her then and now it’s so inspiring to see her in her own cafe.

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She cooks her heart out everyday and serves flavourful dishes. Everyday is a different menu and they serve only lunch.

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It is in the Anjuna Vagator road.

What we ate –

* Mutton Haleem – I tried it for the first time. It has a porridge consistency with mutton and cereals cooked together and then mashed. It’s a healthy & filling dish. Muslims prefer to include in their food menu while fasting to keep them going for the day.

* Mutton Biryani – Biryani was simple yet flavourful.

* Baghaare Baingan – This Hyderabadi dish stole my heart. Peanuts, coconut and different spices cooked to make a thick gravy and brinjal is cooked in that. I loved it. Very spicy and had a unique taste.

* Shahi Paneer – 👍🏼👌🏼

* Chole Masala – 👍🏼👌🏼

* Lachha Paratha – 👍🏼👌🏼

* BangolorianGhee Rice – 👍🏼👌🏼

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Laila's Cafe Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

Kyra Skin Lounge

 

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Kyra Skin & Hair Lounge takes pride in introducing themselves as Beauty and Wellness Studio where you would find beauty and wellness solutions.
They are one of the pioneers in best of the Advanced Beauty Treatments. Kyra proudly shares that they provide complete beauty and wellness solutions including

  • Hair Reduction.
  • Diode N D Yag
  • Alexsandride treatments like – E-Matrix, Ultheera for skin.
  • Hydra Facial.
  • Gentle Yag,
  • Laser Rejuvenation.
  • AHA Peel.
  • Dermalogica.
  • Camera.    And lots more…..

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They have expansion plan to launch 5 state-of-art centres in next 3 years.  They strive to bring about a positive transformation in your life by offering only first-rate treatments in asthetic dermatology and cosmetology for skin and hair. Kyra, is the only laser centre that provides result orianted program in hair reduction. 

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A ‘ BEAUTY DAY OUT ‘ with some gorgeous ladies at “Kyra Skin Lounge” Green Park. Mocktails, snacks & gossips.. it was truly a Girls Beauty Day Out. I felt like a diva
And it was such a pleasure meeting this preety lady Anita Arya. She was full of life. She knows her job and suggested all of us the perfect treatment suitable for each hair & skin type.

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I had so much fun pampering myself all day. Met the expert itself ‘Anita Arya’ Founder of Kyra and learned more about the brand. She suggested me the
Serie Expert Power Mix Hair Spa perfectly suitable for my oily scalp and dry ends.

P.S. – CHECK OUT MY INSTAGRAM FEED FOR SOME AMAZING SUMMER HAIR CARE TIPS FROM THE EXPERT HERSELF
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DETAILS 👇🏼
https://instagram.com/p/BjuKHKynbZz/

1st Anniversary Celebration @Embassy Of Peru

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Wednesday the 30th of May,18. Embassy Of Peru

Attended an event hosted by the Embassy of Peru celebrating the 1st Anniversary of the Art Gallery of the Embassy of Peru 🇵🇪. It was also the 1st anniversary celebration of INPEFA – Indo Peruvian Friendship Association. They inaugurated the rich tapestries of Peru.
The fun and informative cocktails event was attended by media and special guest invited. I was amazed by the conversations about the rich Peruvian art, culture, food and textiles.

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Officially the ‘Republic of Peru’ is a country in western South America. It is bordered in the north by Ecuador and Colombia, in the east by Brazil, in the southeast by Bolivia, in the south by Chile and in the west by the Pacific. Peruvian region was home to several ancient cultures, including the ‘Norte Chico Civilisation’ in the 32nd century BC, the oldest civilisation in the America.

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Peruvian Culture has major roots of Amerindian and Spanish traditions, which is also influenced by various Asian, African and other European ethnic groups. Peruvian artistic traditions date back to the elaborate pottery, textiles, jewelry, and sculpture of ‘Pre-Inca’ Cultures. [ Know More About Inca Culture ] Peruvian literature is rooted in the oral traditions of pre Colombian civilizations. Spaniards introduced writing in the 16th century; colonial literary expression included Chronicles and religious literature. Peruvian Food is inspired from Amerindian and Spanish with strong influences from Chinese, African, Arab, Italian and Japanese cuisine.
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I was amazed to see the unique textiles and handicrafts of Peru. And it was such a delight to see a lot of similarities with the art and textiles from the north east of India.
It is so fascinating to witness such diverse cultures and geographic distance still so much similarities.
Cheers! to the Indo Peruvian friendship.

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