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What to Eat in Budapest

Dining in Budapest is all about diversity. Have a traditional Hungarian dish for breakfast, American for lunch and authentic Italian for dinner. Experience upscale European fare at traveler favorites like Caviar & Bull and Arany Kaviar Restaurant. For cheaper but just as tasty eats, visitors recommend sitting for a meal at Italian-focused Comme Chez Soi or Greek-inspired Mazi. Fast casual options like Hoppacska and Bors GasztroBar also earn rave reviews from diners.

Two staples of the Hungarian dining experience are gulyá(or goulash, a paprika-flavored soup loaded with meat and potatoes) and paprikás csirke (chicken in a creamy paprika sauce). And you can't really go wrong with either. Street food is also popular here. You'll find items like lángos (a large piece of fried dough topped with sour cream and cheese), rántott sajt (fried cheese) and kürtoskalács (or chimney cake, a hollow bread often rolled in cinnamon, nuts or cocoa) sold at markets and food courts throughout the city. And wine lovers, rejoice: Hungary has a proud wine tradition dating centuries back. Try the Egri Bikavér (Bull's Blood) if you're looking for a full red.

Find the Best Restaurants in Budapest

  • #1
    Laurel Budapest
    #1 of 3,862 Places to Eat in Budapest
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 67 reviewsTripAdvisor (67)
    $$ | European, Hungarian
    Kertesz u. 29., Budapest 1073 Hungary
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  • #2
    Comme Chez Soi
    #2 of 3,862 Places to Eat in Budapest
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 5334 reviewsTripAdvisor (5334)
    $ - $$ | Italian, Mediterranean, European, Hungarian
    Aranykez utca 2., Budapest 1052 Hungary
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  • #3
    Spot
    #3 of 3,862 Places to Eat in Budapest
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 163 reviewsTripAdvisor (163)
    $ - $$ | Cafe, Pub, Gastropub, Street Food
    Bajcsy-Zsilinszky koz 2, Budapest 1065 Hungary
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  • #4
    Eat & Meet
    #4 of 3,862 Places to Eat in Budapest
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 513 reviewsTripAdvisor (513)
    $ - $$ | European, Eastern European, Central European, Hungarian
    Danubius U. 14, Budapest 1138 Hungary
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  • #5
    Stand Restaurant
    #5 of 3,862 Places to Eat in Budapest
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 106 reviewsTripAdvisor (106)
    $$ | European, Eastern European, Central European, Hungarian
    Szekely Mihaly ucta 2., Budapest 1061 Hungary
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  • #6
    Caviar&Bull Budapest
    #6 of 3,862 Places to Eat in Budapest
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 1369 reviewsTripAdvisor (1369)
    $$ | Seafood, International, Mediterranean, European, Contemporary
    Erzsebet korut 43.-49. Corinthia Hotel Budapest, Budapest 1073 Hungary
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  • #7
    Babel Budapest
    #7 of 3,862 Places to Eat in Budapest
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 419 reviewsTripAdvisor (419)
    $$ | European, Central European, Hungarian
    Piarista koz 2., Budapest 1052 Hungary
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  • #8
    Bors GasztroBar
    #8 of 3,862 Places to Eat in Budapest
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 3083 reviewsTripAdvisor (3083)
    $ | Fast Food, International, European, Street Food, Soups, Hungarian
    Kazinczy utca 10., Budapest 1075 Hungary
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  • #9
    Early Bird Coffee
    #9 of 3,862 Places to Eat in Budapest
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 97 reviewsTripAdvisor (97)
    $ - $$ | Cafe
    Nagy Diofa, Utca 9, Budapest 1072 Hungary
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  • #10
    La Nube
    #10 of 3,862 Places to Eat in Budapest
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 151 reviewsTripAdvisor (151)
    $ - $$ | Mediterranean, European, Spanish, Cafe
    Bartok Bela ut 41 entrance by Menesi ut., Budapest 1114 Hungary
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  • #11
    Hauer
    #11 of 3,862 Places to Eat in Budapest
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 262 reviewsTripAdvisor (262)
    $ - $$ | European, Hungarian, Central European
    Rakoczi ut 47-49. 1-minute walk from Blaha Lujza tér, Budapest 1088 Hungary
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  • #12
    Smokey Monkies Bar-BQ
    #12 of 3,862 Places to Eat in Budapest
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 439 reviewsTripAdvisor (439)
    $ - $$ | American, Bar, Fast Food, Barbecue, Diner
    Arany Janos utca 23, Budapest 1051 Hungary
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  • #13
    Zeya Restaurant
    #13 of 3,862 Places to Eat in Budapest
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 94 reviewsTripAdvisor (94)
    $$ | European, Central European, Hungarian, Barbecue, Wine Bar
    Sas utca 4., Budapest 1051 Hungary
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  • #14
    Retek Bistro
    #14 of 3,862 Places to Eat in Budapest
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 209 reviewsTripAdvisor (209)
    $ - $$ | Hungarian
    Merleg utca 10., Budapest 1051 Hungary
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  • #15
    Lucky 7 Burgers & More
    #15 of 3,862 Places to Eat in Budapest
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 4094 reviewsTripAdvisor (4094)
    $ - $$ | Fast Food, Street Food, American, Diner
    Piarista utca 1., Budapest 1052 Hungary
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  • #16
    Local Korner
    #16 of 3,862 Places to Eat in Budapest
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 1155 reviewsTripAdvisor (1155)
    $ | Pizza
    Semmelweis Street 17, Budapest 1052 Hungary
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  • #17
    Meatology Budapest
    #17 of 3,862 Places to Eat in Budapest
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 1952 reviewsTripAdvisor (1952)
    $ - $$ | Grill, Gastropub, Street Food
    Bajcsy-Zsilinszky utca 15/B, Budapest 1065 Hungary
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  • #18
    Mazi
    #18 of 3,862 Places to Eat in Budapest
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 1891 reviewsTripAdvisor (1891)
    $ - $$ | Greek, Mediterranean, European
    Alkotmany utca 19., Budapest 1054 Hungary
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  • #19
    BB'z Bar & Grill
    #19 of 3,862 Places to Eat in Budapest
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 976 reviewsTripAdvisor (976)
    $ - $$ | Bar, International, European
    Kiraly utca 15., Budapest 1075 Hungary
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  • #20
    KonyvBar & Restaurant
    #20 of 3,862 Places to Eat in Budapest
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 1895 reviewsTripAdvisor (1895)
    $ - $$ | International, European, Central European, Hungarian
    Dob utca 45, Budapest 1074 Hungary
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