There are at least five restaurants of Ritz owned by dad Rohidas Desai now ably managed by his son Rajesh. The first was the Ritz bar and restaurant next to hotel aroma. It is still considered the best the Goan food. Though a little difficult for families to sit and have a meal, it’s popular with the office goers for a quick fish thali in the afternoon.
The Ritz classic on the first floor of wagle vision accommodates a lot of customers and is quick on service and it’s taste of the food served, a personal favourite. Though it gets full soon, one should go early to catch a table. Their squids butter garlic is the best, succulent without being chewy. The fish rava fries whether it’s chonak, prawns or mussels have the crisp coating intact unlike most places where it comes off. Their prawn curry or crab xec xec is worth digging your fingers in and licking off the delicious gravy.
They also started Ritz classic at Patto at Gera imperium, the seating here is on two floors so can accommodate a lot more people. This place is happy catering to the office goers who come for a quick wholesome thali. There is another one in Mall De Goa at Porvorim. For all those tourists and locals who visit the mall can indulge in some soul food. The recent one is the Ritz classic at Panjim gymkhana. Very well coordinated with seating outside and huge lawns which can be used for parties.
This place does not serve their famous thali. I heard a lot of friends complaining about the same. If you want a Ritz Thali the owners have given you four options to choose from. A club is a place where members visit when they have free time and want to rewind. Let this place be typical of our sushegaad culture.
Enjoy a leisurely meal with the best fish dishes washing down with your favourite drink here. The ambience and look has been created for that very purpose. Ritz has made a name for itself and is here to stay. They have various other cuisines which are very good but for me. “Think Goan think fish think Ritz classic”!!