Szlovak: "Local food, great prices" Szlovak Tip by Laura_Mexico
Szlovak, Budapest: 1 reviews and 1 photos
We came here because our hostel's receptionist recommended it when we asked for a good and inexpensive place where we could eat genuine hungarian food. He said the food here was very good and we wouldn't have to pay an arm and a leg for it (since we were in the heart of the city, all the restaurants we had walked by were quite expensive). And we were not disappointed.
This place is away from the most touristic area, north of the Parliament and just 2 blocks away from the main (West) train station. It looked far away on the map but the guy told us it was only 1 KM. away or so..... it must be a 20 minute walk from where we were (near the St. Istvan's Basilica), and it was worth it. The menu had a lot of choices (mostly dishes made with pork meat) but we were really wanting to try the goulash and I must say it was delicious and HUGE. The dessert was wonderful too. The waiter was very kind and tried to answer all of our questions with his basic English. I would have definitely come back had we stayed longer in Budapest.
When leaving the city I found out that there were advertisements of this restaurant in the metro station adjacent to the West train station. But apart from that you won't find a lot of advertising on it, so it looks like this is a place rather well known for locals although we did see several tourists coming in as well.
Favorite Dish: The goulash here is great!! And only 750 HUF for a BIG bowl (about 2.70 EUR).... crepes for dessert are awesome too (we had crepes filled with hazelnut paste and chocolate sauce + whipped cream on top: AWESOME), portions were very generous including drinks (my husband said the beer was very good and inexpensive, and he got 1/2 a litre), and since it's not in the most touristy zone the prices in general are very reasonable!!! It was only 3,500 HUF or so (about 12-13 EUR) for the 2 of us, service included. Mind you, we only had 1 goulash + 1 drink each and we shared the dessert, but it's still very economic especially compared to the prices you can find in downtown Pest, and this made for a whole meal. Remember that most restaurants will add a 10% of the final bill for service, so you don't need to tip anymore.
Address: Bihari Janos street
Price Comparison: less expensive than average
Directions: Close to the West train station, walking west (towards the river) and crossing the big boulevard.
Phone: +36 1 2693108
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