Cramped in season, though decent food
Restaurant: Gecko
Reviewer: Aalok Wadhwa | 1st January 2016 | Reviewer Rating (Out of 5) 3.50

Gecko is a shack on Arambol beach that we ventured into while we were there. Though it is a modest shack behind a rows of beach umbrellas, and not really a pretty shack, it does some mean steaks. Their seafood is great too. Service is cheerful and rates are by and large reasonable, apart from the lobster. While on lobster, I have never managed to understand the charm and the prices of lobster. It is ok, but given a choice, I would prefer medium prawns any day to lobster.

We start with a garamagaram Seafood Pizza (Rs 250) which hits the spot. Shakshuka (Rs 180) is an Isreali dish of Tunisian origin. It has eggs poached in a sauce of tomatoes, chili peppers, and onions, often spiced with cumin. Being an egg lover, I super enjoy this dish.


                Seafood Pizza                                           Shakshuka

Coming to the grills, Seafood Sizzler (Rs 300) is plated in quite an unorthodox way and is enjoyable. Grilled Prawns (Rs 280) are served with the heads, which I love.


                 Seafood Sizzler                                     Grilled Prawns 

Grilled Lobster (Rs 1500) has too little flesh for too much money. The star is the steak in the perfectly cooked Surf and Turf (Rs 470).


                 Grilled Lobster                                          Surf & Turf

Shacks are what make Goa what it is. Love the simplicity of the food here, and of course the prices !

The review was anonymously done after paying for the meal.

Ratings (Out of 5)  

Food: 3.5 | Ambience: 3.0 | Service: 3.5 | Value: 4.0 | Overall: 3.5

Meal for two: Rs.1000 | Alcohol: Yes | Credit Card: Yes | Wheel chair friendly: No

Address: Arambol Beach, Arambol, Goa. Tel: +91 8975092084



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Restaurant Information
Gecko Gecko
Arambol Beach, Arambol, Goa
Telephone: +91 8975092084 view on a map
Opening Hours: 7 AM to 1 AM
Average Price: Rs. 800 - 1000