Budapest, Dózsa György út 72, Hungary
(20) 294 7944
NileGuide Expert tip:
The portions here are huge, so if you try the goulash as a starter share with someone or you won't be able to finish your main course!
The Paprika Csárda is number one choice for those meat eaters out there; Hungarian cuisine is infamous for its abundance in meat and lard, but here not only is the goose outstanding, but you can try wild boar (a lot different to pork) or even venison prepared Hungarian style. The restaurant has a typical Hungarian country side feel to it, modelled on the "Csárda" style restaurants oh so typical of rural life in the late 17th and 18th century after the Turkish invasion. Local food and drinks used to be served in peasant house-like buildings, accompanied by musical entertainment with violins and the bar tenders (the "Csárdás") doing the "Csárdás" dance. Here, with interior decoration such as wooden logs, the "kemence", a clay oven used for baking bread, and bunches of dried paprika hanging off the walls, there's a real time travel feel to the place.