Arambol, as well as all of Goa, is quite busy and touristy. The beaches are chock full of restaurants, but they are all tourist food with tourist prices. I did some exploring by myself the other day and stumbled upon a random place, a bit off the beach, and I saw a dozen Indians eating there. I decided to go there too. I ordered "what they have", and got an awesome Indian rice and curry for 90rs and my chai was 25rs. 55rs = $1usd. So I had lunch for just over $2. Today I had chai, fruit salad, and spicy vegetable soup for lunch. There's 30 of us in the training, and after being with them from 5:30am on I am ready for a solo lunch and some quiet time. I love the little local man who is the waiter there, I love the cheap prices, and I love the authentic feel. There's some good vegan food at our place, but local is what I crave.