Sheela Restaurant-cum-Bar is a modest restaurant that has stood the test of time running with an enviable distinction of being a local’s favourite for close to three decades now. There’s nothing ostentatious about the place but the deck overlooks the scenic beauty of the river. Sylvester D’Souza, is the proprietor’s on and all around there is a buzz of activity. Waiters scurry around with thalis, the local lunch favorite. Father Nicolua D’Souza, a tailor by profession, started this venture 28 years ago, and the original food served was this very same thali then priced at Rs. 3.50p. Today although it is still priced at a little more than ten times the amount it seemed to be a hot favourite. Mother Luize Marie is at the helm of the kitchen and the Raechade Masala is famous as is the Stuffed Crabs and Prawn Curry, Rawa Fried Prawns, Chonak Raechade Masala and Fried Bombay Duck (when in season).

For the main course try the Ukde Sheet, Prawn Curry and Beans Foogath. There are other dishes listed on the menu too, the Xacutti is to be enjoyed with Goan Bread. A special chicken preparation made by Luize, Chicken Luizmarie with a three masala flavour. It is an excellent preparation to have with drinks. But it is strongly recommended that one phones in for the order if in a hurry because the food is prepared a la minute. Don’t blame them when the view out there is so spectacular, especially in the night when the church across on the island is lit and its reflection is mirrored in the water. Check out this modestplace, the beauty beckons all day, all night.

0832 2555675, 9049158277
Opp. St Jacinto Island, Sancoale, Goa


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