Have You Guys Been To This Gorgeous Tapas Bar Overlooking The Baga River?
A drive down the Baga river road will bring you to Toro Toro, a bar from the guys that gave us Estella, Nom Nom and more in Mumbai, as well as The Lazy Goose in Goa. And as usual, they have managed to get one of the prettiest spots and take it to multi-levels (it's got a few levels of seating), with great food, drinks and that stunning river view.
What Makes It Awesome
Hands down one of the quirkiest bars, this one is designed to look like a caravan and contains all the right spirits. We could happily sit at that bar and take some Instaworthy pics to perk up our feed. You could also pick the high table with bar chairs right there in the little courtyard and enjoy the sun, or walk to their covered area.
The food here is definitely worth going back for. From an extensive menu of tapas or small plates, we loved the Pulled Pork Bruschetta, Mediterranean Grilled Prawns and the Lamb Koftas with Hummus. If you are a sushi lover, then this is another great place for sushi rolls or nigiri too, but of course with Chef Rohan's delightful surprises, they've managed to do a good job of cottage cheese or tempura veggies filled sushi too.
The Mud Crabs are another thing that shouldn't be missed, with options of the conventional Black Pepper or Butter Garlic, or their own Rechaedo sauce to add that Goan Portuguese zing. From Lobster Thermidor to Peruvian Roast Chicken, the menu even offers Asian cuisine, pizzas, pastas and even Goan food, which means it is a great place to go with the gang and keep everyone happy.
If you're staying around Baga, Toro Toro is also a great place to hit up for breakfast. With a mix of conventional eggs and sandwiches, they've also got an interesting Goan platter and a whole array of fresh juices. Mutton keema with pao, spinach on toast and English breakfast are other things we dig. Oh, and if you leave without eating their French Toast laden with maple syrup and caramelised apples, you'll only have yourself to blame... It's literally divine.
We like heading here when they have live music on the weekends. Call and check and plan a meal accordingly (it's always peppier with music, right?).