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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.

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  • #1
    Lisboa Pastry & Bakery
    #1 of 3,909 Places to Eat in Budapest
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 138 reviewsTripAdvisor (138)
    $ - $$ | French, European, Portuguese
    Hollo utca 10, Budapest 1072 Hungary
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  • #2
    Laurel Budapest
    #2 of 3,909 Places to Eat in Budapest
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 105 reviewsTripAdvisor (105)
    $$ | European, Hungarian
    Kertesz u. 29., Budapest 1073 Hungary
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  • #3
    Eat & Meet
    #3 of 3,909 Places to Eat in Budapest
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 539 reviewsTripAdvisor (539)
    $ - $$ | European, Eastern European, Central European, Hungarian
    Danubius U. 14, Budapest 1138 Hungary
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  • #4
    Love Meat Tuning
    #4 of 3,909 Places to Eat in Budapest
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 89 reviewsTripAdvisor (89)
    $ - $$ | American, Barbecue
    Corvin Setany 2, Budapest 1082 Hungary
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  • #5
    Caviar&Bull Budapest
    #5 of 3,909 Places to Eat in Budapest
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 1451 reviewsTripAdvisor (1451)
    $$ | Seafood, International, Mediterranean, Contemporary
    Erzsebet korut 43.-49. Corinthia Hotel Budapest, Budapest 1073 Hungary
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  • #6
    Spot
    #6 of 3,909 Places to Eat in Budapest
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 190 reviewsTripAdvisor (190)
    $ - $$ | Cafe, Pub, Gastropub, Street Food
    Bajcsy-Zsilinszky koz 2, Budapest 1065 Hungary
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  • #7
    Comme Chez Soi
    #7 of 3,909 Places to Eat in Budapest
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 5410 reviewsTripAdvisor (5410)
    $ - $$ | Italian, Mediterranean, European, Hungarian
    Aranykez utca 2., Budapest 1052 Hungary
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  • #8
    Cafe 57 Restaurant
    #8 of 3,909 Places to Eat in Budapest
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 182 reviewsTripAdvisor (182)
    $$ | Southern-Italian, International
    Pusztaszeri ut 57, Budapest 1025 Hungary
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  • #9
    Stand Restaurant
    #9 of 3,909 Places to Eat in Budapest
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 146 reviewsTripAdvisor (146)
    $$ | European, Eastern European, Central European, Hungarian
    Szekely Mihaly ucta 2., Budapest 1061 Hungary
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  • #10
    Bors GasztroBar
    #10 of 3,909 Places to Eat in Budapest
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 3113 reviewsTripAdvisor (3113)
    $ | Fast Food, International, European, Street Food, Soups, Hungarian
    Kazinczy utca 10., Budapest 1075 Hungary
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  • #11
    Local Korner
    #11 of 3,909 Places to Eat in Budapest
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 1207 reviewsTripAdvisor (1207)
    $ | Pizza
    Semmelweis Street 17, Budapest 1052 Hungary
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  • #12
    Smart Kitchen
    #12 of 3,909 Places to Eat in Budapest
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 170 reviewsTripAdvisor (170)
    $ | Chinese, Fast Food, Asian
    Vamhaz korut 10, Budapest 1053 Hungary
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  • #13
    Hauer
    #13 of 3,909 Places to Eat in Budapest
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 293 reviewsTripAdvisor (293)
    $ - $$ | European, Hungarian, Central European
    Rakoczi ut 47-49. 1-minute walk from Blaha Lujza tér, Budapest 1088 Hungary
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  • #14
    Lucky 7 Burgers & More
    #14 of 3,909 Places to Eat in Budapest
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 4242 reviewsTripAdvisor (4242)
    $ - $$ | Fast Food, Street Food, American, Diner
    Piarista utca 1., Budapest 1052 Hungary
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  • #15
    Retek Bistro
    #15 of 3,909 Places to Eat in Budapest
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 337 reviewsTripAdvisor (337)
    $ - $$ | Hungarian
    Merleg utca 10., Budapest 1051 Hungary
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  • #16
    Smokey Monkies Bar-BQ
    #16 of 3,909 Places to Eat in Budapest
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 498 reviewsTripAdvisor (498)
    $ - $$ | American, Bar, Fast Food, Barbecue, Diner
    Arany Janos utca 23, Budapest 1051 Hungary
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  • #17
    KonyvBar & Restaurant
    #17 of 3,909 Places to Eat in Budapest
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 1934 reviewsTripAdvisor (1934)
    $ - $$ | International, European, Central European, Hungarian
    Dob utca 45, Budapest 1074 Hungary
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  • #18
    BB'z Bar & Grill
    #18 of 3,909 Places to Eat in Budapest
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 1068 reviewsTripAdvisor (1068)
    $ - $$ | Bar, International, European
    Kiraly utca 15., Budapest 1075 Hungary
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  • #19
    Meatology Budapest
    #19 of 3,909 Places to Eat in Budapest
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 2044 reviewsTripAdvisor (2044)
    $ - $$ | Grill, Gastropub, Street Food
    Bajcsy-Zsilinszky utca 15/B, Budapest 1065 Hungary
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  • #20
    9BAR
    #20 of 3,909 Places to Eat in Budapest
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 1143 reviewsTripAdvisor (1143)
    $ | Cafe, European
    Lazar utca 5., Budapest 1065 Hungary
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