Gudi Padwa is around the corner, and it is a spring festival predominantly celebrated in the western part of India, especially Maharashtra, which marks the celebration of New Year for all the Marathi Hindus. As a result, it is one of the most important festivals for Marathis, and it is thought to bring a lot of good luck, success, wealth, and happiness to them. They celebrate the occasion by doing a variety of stuff like wearing new clothes, carrying out worshipping rituals, making sweets, and savoring delicious seafood dishes. So why not celebrate this Gudi Padwa (On 22nd March) by sampling traditional and delightful Maharashtrian cuisine in these most popular restaurants in Mumbai that are popular for serving one-of-a-kind regional preparations.
Acknowledged for its exotic fun dining, Goa Portuguesa Restobar is a prominent place in Mumbai serving delish Goan and Portuguese delicacies. The dishes here are prepared by using modern-day techniques while preserving the original taste. Besides making your soul happy with their remarkable Goan dishes like Vindaloo and Balchao, they offer you an array of traditional vegetarian preparations. The place is elegant and colorful because of its vibrant décor and you can also groove in here on their live music.
Must-haves: Dahi Ke Kebab, Stuffed Crab, Mix Veg & Cashew Croquettes, Kaju Kothimbir Vadi, Recheado Pomfret, Chicken Cafreal, Stuffed Papad Prawn, Xec Xec Crab
Cost for two: ₹ 1200
Gajalee is considered one of the most credible places in Mumbai to serve you the freshest and top-quality authentic and delectable seafood in the traditional Maharashtrian way. They have a widespread menu consisting of Maharashtrian, North Indian and Malwani delicacies. The food prepared here is authentic with a touch of Mangalorean courtesy to their Mangalorean owners and you should definitely try their famous dish called “fried Bombil” as the locals love it. The dining space is huge and has a casual ambiance of all white interior keeping It simple yet beautiful. It’s a must-visit restaurant if you cherish homely food.
Must-haves: Tandoori Pomfret, Stuffed Crab, Fish Tikka, Reshmi Kebab, Lobster Butter Garlic Pepper and Prawns Crispy Fried, Crab Green Chilly Sauce
Cost for two: ₹ 700
Diva Maharashtracha is a fine dining restaurant serving you exclusively Maharashtrian food and a perfect place for you on this Gudi Padwa to explore some of the best regional flavors. The spread here is filled with the traditional culinary of Maharashtra, North India and Goa. You should try their most loved Basundi and Puran Poli as they are considered Maharashtra’s key desserts. Alongside with their tasty dishes Diva Maharashtracha also keeps their patrons indulging in live music and sports screening. The décor has been kept simple and elegant with bright colors and casual seating to make you feel comfortable.
Must-haves: Amti Kalya Watanyachi, Kolhapuri Tambada Rassa, Kolambichi Khichadi, Pomfret Konkan Style Kalwan, Varhadi Prawn Rassa, Patodi, Konkan Style Crab Masala, Nagpuri Saoji Mutton
Cost for two: ₹ 1200
This Gudi Padwa takes the pleasure in devouring delectable Sea food with your loved ones at the famed Mahesh lunch home as they specialize in serving authentic Mangalorean seafood. They have a wide menu featuring delectable Seafood, North Indian, Chinese & Continental delicacies and you must try their signature dish 'Crabs or Lobsters in Butter Pepper Garlic'. The ambiance here is fancy yet comforting and the large aquarium’s placed in the dining area are pretty fascinating to look at.
Must-haves: Lobster Tandoori, Sea Food Platter, Cheese Corn Tikka, Varutha Nandu, Pomfret Hyderabadi Salan, Galouti Kofta, Mushroom Masala
Cost for two: ₹ 1200
Purepur Kolhapur is a famous destination in Mumbai for their Maharashtrian thalis. They serve you with a variety of vegetarian and non-vegetarian thalis along with their authentic cuisines. Their food will take your taste buds on fire as the food is a bit spicy, but the flavors are in proportion and tastes amazing. The worth trying dish apart from thali’s here is Tambda Rassa to Pandra Rassa with Bhakris, traditional vegetables and fish.
Must-haves: Veg Kolhapuri, Bharali Wangi, Mutton Kharda Plate, Vajadi Plate, Prawns Biryani, Khima Wati, Palebhaji Pithala
Cost for two: ₹ 400
Last but not the least, Soul Fry is a must-visit destination for you as they will make your soul content with their lip-smacking seafood. It’s a quite laid-back resto bar which will let you have a good time here with your family or squad. Their prawn curry with rice is a comfort food here. They also have a fully stocked bar set up for you to enjoy your meal with exotic drinks. The ambiance here is playful and amusing leaving you to come here again and also they have weekly karaoke nights for you to jam on.
Must-haves: Paneer Koliwada, Kalimiri Tawa Chicken, Tambde Kombdi, Sungta Maria, Yetty Fry, Goa Veg Curry Rice, Chicken Xacuti, Crab Xec Xec, Fish Pulimunchi
Cost for two: ₹ 1000
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