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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
    Zincenco Kitchen
    #1 of 3,658 Places to Eat in Budapest
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 112 reviewsTripAdvisor (112)
    $$ | International, European, Hungarian, Central European
    Bihari Janos utca 20., Budapest 1055 Hungary
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  • #2
    Easy Wine Budapest
    #2 of 3,658 Places to Eat in Budapest
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 106 reviewsTripAdvisor (106)
    $ - $$ | International, European, Hungarian, Wine Bar, Central European
    Hold u. 23. Batthyány-örökmécses, Budapest 1054 Hungary
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  • #3
    Caviar&Bull Budapest
    #3 of 3,658 Places to Eat in Budapest
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 1835 reviewsTripAdvisor (1835)
    $$ | Seafood, International, Mediterranean, Contemporary
    Erzsebet korut 43-49. Corinthia Hotel Budapest, Budapest 1073 Hungary
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  • #4
    Uncensored Restaurant
    #4 of 3,658 Places to Eat in Budapest
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 133 reviewsTripAdvisor (133)
    $$ | Mediterranean, European, Hungarian, International
    Erzsebet krt. 43-49 Through A Door In A Secret Wordrobe, Budapest 1073 Hungary
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  • #5
    Rabbit Hole Bar & Cafe
    #5 of 3,658 Places to Eat in Budapest
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 120 reviewsTripAdvisor (120)
    $ | Bar, Pub
    Eotvos utca 17, Budapest 1062 Hungary
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  • #6
    Eat & Meet
    #6 of 3,658 Places to Eat in Budapest
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 580 reviewsTripAdvisor (580)
    $ - $$ | European, Eastern European, Central European, Hungarian
    Danubius U. 14, Budapest 1138 Hungary
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  • #7
    Stand Restaurant
    #7 of 3,658 Places to Eat in Budapest
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 233 reviewsTripAdvisor (233)
    $$ | European, Eastern European, Central European, Hungarian
    Szekely Mihaly ucta 2., Budapest 1061 Hungary
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  • #8
    Franko Kitchen
    #8 of 3,658 Places to Eat in Budapest
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 98 reviewsTripAdvisor (98)
    $ - $$ | International, European, Hungarian, Central European
    Frankel Leo ucta 20 From the tram stop 'Margithid Budaihidfo' with tram number 4/6 is only one minute., Budapest 1027 Hungary
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  • #9
    Comme Chez Soi
    #9 of 3,658 Places to Eat in Budapest
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 5654 reviewsTripAdvisor (5654)
    $ - $$ | Italian, Mediterranean, European, Central European, Hungarian, Neapolitan, Campania, Southern-Italian
    Aranykez utca 2., Budapest 1052 Hungary
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  • #10
    Lucky 7 Burgers & More
    #10 of 3,658 Places to Eat in Budapest
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 5117 reviewsTripAdvisor (5117)
    $ - $$ | Fast Food, Street Food, American, Bar, Diner
    Piarista utca 1., Budapest 1052 Hungary
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  • #11
    Jardin Cocktail Bar
    #11 of 3,658 Places to Eat in Budapest
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 310 reviewsTripAdvisor (310)
    $ - $$ | Bar
    Dob Utca 16, Budapest 1072 Hungary
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  • #12
    Early Bird Coffee
    #12 of 3,658 Places to Eat in Budapest
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 212 reviewsTripAdvisor (212)
    $ - $$ | Cafe, European
    Nagy Diofa, Utca 9, Budapest 1072 Hungary
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  • #13
    KonyvBar & Restaurant
    #13 of 3,658 Places to Eat in Budapest
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 2070 reviewsTripAdvisor (2070)
    $ - $$ | International, European, Central European, Hungarian
    Dob utca 45, Budapest 1074 Hungary
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  • #14
    Mazi
    #14 of 3,658 Places to Eat in Budapest
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 2300 reviewsTripAdvisor (2300)
    $ - $$ | Greek, Mediterranean, European
    Alkotmany utca 19., Budapest 1054 Hungary
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  • #15
    Input Kitchen & Bar
    #15 of 3,658 Places to Eat in Budapest
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 369 reviewsTripAdvisor (369)
    $ - $$ | European, Hungarian, Eastern European, Gastropub
    Raday utca 30., Budapest 1092 Hungary
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  • #16
    Hoppa Bistro
    #16 of 3,658 Places to Eat in Budapest
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 164 reviewsTripAdvisor (164)
    $ - $$ | French, European, Hungarian, Eastern European, Central European
    Andrassy ut 34, Budapest 1061 Hungary
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  • #17
    Meatology Budapest
    #17 of 3,658 Places to Eat in Budapest
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 2552 reviewsTripAdvisor (2552)
    $ - $$ | Grill, Gastropub, Street Food
    Bajcsy-Zsilinszky utca 15/B, Budapest 1065 Hungary
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  • #18
    Bors GasztroBar
    #18 of 3,658 Places to Eat in Budapest
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 3221 reviewsTripAdvisor (3221)
    $ | Fast Food, International, European, Street Food, Soups, Hungarian
    Kazinczy utca 10., Budapest 1075 Hungary
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  • #19
    Local Korner
    #19 of 3,658 Places to Eat in Budapest
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 1423 reviewsTripAdvisor (1423)
    $ | Pizza, European
    Semmelweis Street 17, Budapest 1052 Hungary
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  • #20
    Gulyas Tunkolo Bufe
    #20 of 3,658 Places to Eat in Budapest
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 166 reviewsTripAdvisor (166)
    $ | European, Soups, Eastern European, Central European, Hungarian
    Kazinczy utca 35., Budapest Hungary
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