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Where to Eat in Budapest: 13 Must-Try Budapest Restaurants, Cafes, and Food Halls

Before our trip to Budapest, the only traditional Hungarian dish I was familiar with was goulash.

I gravitate towards traditional food when we travel so in my research on what and where to eat in Budapest, almost everything I read about told me to expect dishes that were similar to the food in Prague.

While we found much of that to be true with Eastern European dishes like chicken paprikash, beef goulash soup, and langos, what I didn’t expect was to find an exciting contemporary food culture that would have me revise my Budapest food itinerary midway through our trip.

At first glance, Budapest looks every bit the classical city with its overwhelmingly gothic and neoclassical architecture. But it’s also incredibly hip and exciting with a vibrant restaurant scene. Budapest is forward thinking in its approach to art and design and much of that creativity seems to have carried over into its food.

The food in Budapest runs the gamut from traditional to trendy, from classic to contemporary. Aside from traditional Hungarian food, you’ll also find plenty of modern restaurants offering global dishes like Italian pizza, American burgers, and Middle Eastern mezze plates.

If you’re looking for a diverse Budapest food experience, then this list of thirteen of the best Budapest restaurants, cafes, and Hungarian food halls has you covered.

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1. Bambi Eszpresszo

This was the first Hungarian restaurant I went to in Budapest. As soon as I dropped off my bags at our AirBnB, I took a tram to the Buda side to have a late breakfast at Bambi Eszpresszo.

As mentioned at the top of this guide, I was most curious about traditional Hungarian food in Budapest so what drew me to Bambi Eszpresszo was its authenticity. It’s described as a genuine communist-era neighborhood bar that doubles as a cafe.

It isn’t some trendy brunch spot trying to look like a retro dive. It’s the real deal and you feel it as soon as you walk in.

The doily tablecloths speak for themselves, as does the red faux-leather upholstery that hasn’t been changed since 1961. This place looks like a time capsule!

The dining room of Bambi Eszpresszo, a traditional Eastern European cafe in District III, Budapest

Bambi Eszpresszo serves mostly soft drinks and spirits but they do offer a few breakfast dishes like toast with ham, sausages, and omelettes.

I had black coffee and this Hungarian virsli which is like a long and thin boiled Frankfurter sausage served with bread and mustard. It was delicious and one of the best sausages I’ve ever tasted in my life. The snap on that casing was amazing!

That group of older gentlemen a few tables away from me was playing some type of card or board game. They’re clearly neighborhood regulars which further spoke about the authenticity of this traditional Hungarian restaurant.

Hungarian sausage at Bambi Eszpresszo, an Eastern European cafe in District III, Budapest

I enjoyed the unpretentious neighborhood vibe of Bambi Eszpresszo so much that I ordered a pint of Dreher beer to wash down that delicious breakfast. Welcome to Budapest!

Pint of beer at Bambi Eszpresszo, an old-school Eastern European cafe in District III, Budapest

Bambi Eszpresszo is located in District III on the Buda side, just past the Margaret Bridge. It’s about a 3-minute walk from Margit hid, budai hidfo H Station.

Exterior of Bambi Eszpresszo, a traditional Eastern European cafe in 
District III, Budapest

Bambi Eszpresszo

Location: Budapest, Frankel Leó út 2-4, 1027 Hungary (District III)
Operating Hours: 7AM-10PM, Mon-Fri / 9AM-10PM, Sat-Sun
What to Order: Breakfast, spirits, wine, beer
Expect to Pay: About HUF 800-1,200 for breakfast

2. Baltazar Budapest Grill and Boutique Hotel

Goulash is an Hungarian national dish and something you should have at least once in Budapest. It’s a hearty beef stew made with cubes of beef, potatoes, and vegetables seasoned with hot paprika and other spices.

A few local publications pointed to Baltazar Grill on the Buda side as one of the best restaurants in Budapest to try classic Hungarian Goulash.

It’s a trendy-looking Hungarian restaurant in a boutique hotel that serves comfort fare like burgers and ribs along with traditional Hungarian dishes like chicken paprikash, tripe stew, and beef goulash soup.

Dining room of Baltazar Grill and Wine Bar, a traditional Eastern European restaurant in District I, Budapest

Baltazar Grill’s beef goulash soup is served in a small red pot with some freshly baked homemade bread. If you look at the spoon in the picture below, you’ll see that Baltazar Grill makes their goulash with csipetke which are Hungarian pinched egg noodles shaped like small dumplings.

This goulash was tasty enough but to be honest, we expected it to be much better considering its rave reviews. The beef wasn’t as tender as I hoped. It was great dunking the crusty bread into the paprika-spiced broth but the soup wasn’t as thick as I expected it to be.

I really wish I had tried beef goulash at another Hungarian restaurant in Budapest so I could compare. I’m obviously not a goulash expert so I’m basing this feedback on my limited experience.

As the We Love Budapest website suggests, this may be how classic Hungarian goulash is supposed to taste. I’ll find out more on our next trip to Budapest.

In any case, give Baltazar Grill’s goulash a try and let us know what you think. You can also check out Offbeat Budapest for a list of the best restaurants in Budapest for Hungarian goulash.

Goulash or Hungarian beef stew at Baltazar Grill and Wine Bar, a traditional Eastern European restaurant in District I, Budapest

Paprikash is another classic Hungarian dish and a Budapest food favorite. It’s a stew typically made with chicken or veal, loads of paprika, and sour cream. It’s often served with a side of nokedli or Hungarian egg noodle dumplings.

Because it’s made with so much paprika, chicken paprikash actually tastes quite similar to goulash. The buttery nokedli were delicious and went well with the paprika-spiced chicken.

Chicken paprikash at Baltazar Grill and Wine Bar, a traditional Eastern European restaurant in District I, Budapest

Baltazar Budapest Grill and Boutique Hotel is located in District I on the Buda side, about a 5-minute walk from Matthias Church and Fisherman’s Bastion. They’re a TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence awardee with a solid 4-star rating.

Outdoor seating at Baltazar Grill and Wine Bar, a classic Eastern European restaurant in District I, Budapest

Baltazar Budapest Grill and Boutique Hotel

Location: Budapest, Országház u. 31, 1014 Hungary (District I)
Operating Hours: 7:30AM-11PM, daily
What to Order: Beef goulash soup, chicken paprikash, burgers
Expect to Pay: About HUF 5,000-6,000 per person with drinks

3. Bors GasztroBar

Bors GasztroBar is where we first got a taste of modern Hungarian food in Budapest. They pride themselves on being purveyors of gourmet Budapest street food (not fast food!) like baguette sandwiches, soups, stews, salads, and pasta dishes.

As you can probably tell from the style of their menu and the colorful names they give their dishes, Bors GasztroBar oozes energy and creativity. And you can taste it in their food.

Bors GasztroBar was easily one of our favorite Hungarian restaurants in Budapest. According to many locals, they serve some of the best Eastern European street food in the city center.

Dining room at Bors GasztroBar, a modern Eastern European street food restaurant in District VII, Budapest

I asked the server for soup recommendations so I don’t remember exactly what this was, but it was unbelievably delicious. It was so flavorful.

It’s the type of dish that makes you wide-eyed when you take that first bite, simply because you weren’t expecting it to be that good. It’s amazing and just one of many inventive soup and stews they have at Bors GasztroBar.

I took photos of their menu but unfortunately, it’s in Hungarian. I did a quick google search and some of their colorful soup creations include “ginger-blueberry fruit soup with mandarin panna cotta” and “caramel French mustard pheasant ragout soup”.

Bors GasztroBar is a street food shop so they serve everything in easy-to-eat takeaway containers.

Delicious soup at Bors GasztroBar, a modern Eastern European street food restaurant in District VII, Budapest

This is the French Lady, one of Bors GasztroBar’s signature baguette sandwiches. It’s made with chicken breast, raspberry onion jam, and edamer cheese. Like the soup, it was absolutely delicious and perhaps the single best dish we had in Budapest.

It seems that everything they serve is delicious, but these grilled baguette sandwiches are Bors GasztroBar’s bread and butter. You can get them in half or full portions.

French Lady sandwich at Bors GasztroBar, a modern Eastern European street food restaurant in District VII, Budapest

Bors GasztroBar is located along Kazinczy Street in the Jewish Quarter (District VII), on the same block as Karavan street food park and Szimpla Kert, one of the most famous ruin bars in the city center. The Jewish Quarter is a trendy and vibrant area with plenty of interesting shops, bars, and restaurants serving some of the best food in Budapest.

Bors GasztroBar is a TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence awardee with a perfect 5-star rating, even after over 3,200 reviews. It has to be one of the most highly-rated Hungarian restaurants in Budapest, which isn’t surprising considering how good their food is. One local reviewer described it as his go-to place whenever he has friends visiting.

As you’d expect, Bors GasztroBar is one of the busiest restaurants in Budapest so be prepared for a crowd, but the queue does move reasonably quickly. The place is small with no tables inside, just counters and bar stools.

Exterior of Bors GasztroBar, a modern Eastern European street food restaurant in District VII, Budapest

Bors GasztroBar

Location: Budapest, Kazinczy u. 10, 1075 Hungary (District VII)
Operating Hours: 11:30AM-9PM, daily
What to Order: Grilled baguette sandwiches, soups, stews
Expect to Pay: About HUF 750 (half) / HUF 1,200 (full) for grilled baguette sandwiches

4. Langos Burger

Langos Burger is an award-winning Budapest street food stall located at the Karavan food park in District VII. As their name suggests, they specialize in langos which is another classic Hungarian dish. But as their name also implies, they make their langos with a twist.

A 2018 survey of top chefs, food writers, and bloggers declared Langos Burger to be one of the ten best street food stalls in Europe. Sounds like my kind of place!

Crowd at Karavan, an Eastern European food park in Budapest

A langos is a traditional Hungarian dish of deep-fried dough. It’s a Budapest food favorite that can be topped with any number of ingredients, though the classic version is made with just sour cream and grated cheese.

We had the version topped with arugula and sheep cheese. Crisp on the outside and soft and doughy on the inside, it was delicious and much better than I imagined it would be.

Langos with arugula, a classic Eastern European dish

This is the fusion dish that gives this street food stall its name. They call it the langos burger. Using traditional langos for buns, you can get it with beef, pork, or chicken patties.

We went with the langos beef burger made with arugula, sheep cheese, and grilled paprika. Juicy and perfectly cooked, the beef patty was delicious to eat with the crisp but doughy langos buns. It was so good.

Langos burger, a modern twist to the classic Eastern European dish

As described, Langos Burger is located inside the Karavan street food park in District VII. It’s a fun open air food park with maybe 10-15 street food stalls in the Jewish Quarter. It’s a great place to go for cheap street food in Budapest.

About two doors to the left of Karavan is Szimpla Kert, one of the most famous ruin bars in Budapest. This street is definitely one of the best and most fun dining spots in the city center.

Entrance to Karavan, a fun food park in Budapest

Langos Burger

Location: Budapest, Kazinczy u. 18, 1075 Hungary (District VII)
Operating Hours: 11:30AM-2AM, daily
What to Order: Langos burger, classic langos
Expect to Pay: About HUF 1,100 (classic) / 1,690 (burger) for langos

5. Stand25 Bisztro

If you’d like a more refined meal in Budapest without breaking the bank, then Stand25 Bisztro is a great place to go. It’s the sister restaurant of one Michelin-starred Stand, one of the best restaurants in Budapest. Both are helmed by the chef duo of Szullo Szabina and Tamas Szell.

Stand25 Bisztro is a Michelin Bib Gourmand awardee that offers a 2- or 3-course lunch and dinner tasting menu (with or without wine pairing) featuring modern interpretations of traditional Hungarian food.

For one of our starters, we had this beautiful grilled eggplant tartare with Vaszoly cheese and pumpkin seeds.

Appetizer from the tasting menu of Michelin-recommended Stand25 Bisztro, one of the best restaurants in Budapest

Every dish from Stand25 Bisztro’s tasting menu was inventive and delicious but this meatloaf with yellow pea puree and gravy may have been our favorite. It was made with Mangalica pork which is an Hungarian breed of domestic pig prized for its fatty marbled meat. It’s often hailed as the “Kobe beef of pork”.

Check out my article on Stand25 Bisztro for more pictures of this fabulous meal from one of the best restaurants in Budapest. It truly was a great dining experience, especially for the price.

If you enjoy fine dining, then you may want to make a reservation at their sister restaurant Stand as well. They’re known for their eight-course tasting menu of modernized Hungarian classics.

Main course from the tasting menu at Michelin-recommended Stand25 Bisztro, one of the best restaurants in Budapest

Oddly enough, Michelin-recommended Stand25 Bisztro is located in an open air space within the Hold Street Food Market. Situated next to meat and produce stands, it’s an unexpected informal setting that belies award-winning gourmet Hungarian food.

NOTE: It looks like Stand25 has since moved to a new location. They’re now located in District I, along Attila Street on the Buda side. You can refer to their website for more information. Their sister restaurant Stand is located on the border of District VI and VII.

Dining room at Michelin-recommended Stand25 Bisztro, one of the best restaurants in Budapest

Stand25 Bisztro

Location: Budapest, Attila út 10, 1013 Hungary (District I)
Operating Hours: 12NN-2PM, 6-10PM, Mon-Sat (closed Sundays)
What to Order: 2- or 3-course set meals
Expect to Pay: At least HUF 4,500++ (2-course) / HUF 5,400++ (3-course)

6. ToLTo

After enjoying modern Hungarian baguette sandwiches and langos burgers, how about going for a modern Hungarian hot dog?

ToLTo offers these beautiful grilled sausage sandwiches made with unexpected ingredients like pork sausage with peanut butter and chili, paprika-chili pork with kumquat, and chicken sausage with roasted pumpkin seed. Say what??

Ren and I went with this wild boar sausage with shiitake mushroom, wakame salad, chinkiang sauce, and spirulina sponge in a home baked bun. How wild is that?! It was every bit as delicious as it was beautiful.

Gourmet hot dog from ToLTo, one of the best hot dog restaurants in Budapest

We washed down our tasty grilled sausage sandwiches with ice cold Budapest lager. I LOVE this city.

Bottle of Budapest lager from ToLTo, one of the best hot dog restaurants in Budapest

ToLTo is located in the Jewish Quarter (District VII), about a 5-minute walk from Bors GasztroBar. They’re a TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence awardee with a near-perfect 4.5-star rating and over 1,000 reviews.

Exterior of ToLTo, a downtown restaurant serving gourmet hot dogs in Budapest

ToLTo

Location: Budapest, Wesselényi u. 31, 1077 Hungary (District VII)
Operating Hours: 11:30AM-9:30PM, Mon-Thurs / 11:30AM-10PM, Fri-Sat / 11:30AM-9PM, Sun
What to Order: Grilled sausage sandwiches
Expect to Pay: About HUF 1,600 per sandwich

7. Il Buco Pizza and Pasta

Like burger shops, there are many delicious-looking Italian pizzerias in the city center. Italian dishes like pizza and pasta seems to be a popular comfort food in Budapest. Located near our AirBnB, we’d walk by Il Buco Pizza and Pasta everyday and be intrigued by the smells wafting from its door, so we decided to give it a try.

We didn’t know anything about it so we weren’t really expecting much, but it turned out to be much better than we thought. This seems to be a common sentiment among its reviewers.

Unlike a few of the trendier entries on this list, Il Buco is a traditional pizzeria offering standard Italian bistro fare like pizza and pasta dishes.

Salad, pizza, and side dishes at Il Buco in Budapest, Hungary

This cozy family restaurant offer over a dozen types of hand-tossed pizza on their menu. We went with this classic prosciutto e funghi. It was delicious with a crispy thin crust that was nice and airy and melted in your mouth when you took a bite.

The Hungarian owner was quite friendly so we stayed and chatted with him for a bit. He told us he had spent a few years of his life living in Italy which is where he learned his craft.

Italian pizza at Il Buco in Budapest, Hungary

Il Buco Pizza and Pasta is located along Kiraly Utca in District VI, a street that runs parallel to Andrassy Avenue.

A peek into the dining room of Il Buco family restaurant, one of many Italian restaurants in Budapest

Il Buco

Location: Budapest, Király u. 58, 1068 Hungary (District VI)
Operating Hours: 12NN-10PM, daily
What to Order: Pizza, pasta
Expect to Pay: About HUF 2,300 per pizza

8. 9BAR

9BAR is a great place to have coffee and a light breakfast. It’s near St. Stephen’s Basilica so you can stop here before visiting the basilica and continuing on to the Buda side.

Selection of pastries at 9BAR cafe in Budapest

As one article puts it, 9BAR is a new wave coffee house that serves both exotic and classic Italian blends. They make amazing croissants and offer a good selection of sandwiches and cakes as well.

Coffee and croissant at 9BAR cafe in Budapest

9BAR is located in District VI, about a 2-minute walk from St. Stephen’s Basilica. They’re a TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence awardee with a perfect 5-star rating, even after almost 1,300 reviews.

Entrance to 9BAR cafe in Budapest

9BAR

Location: Budapest, Lázár u. 5, 1065 Hungary (District VI)
Operating Hours: 8AM-6PM, Mon-Fri / 8AM-4PM, Sat (closed Sun)
What to Order: Coffee, croissants, sandwiches
Expect to Pay: About HUF 1,000-1,200 for coffee and a croissant

9. Molnar’s Kurtoskalacs

This was one of the biggest surprises from our trip. I had often come across kurtoskalacs in my research but I wasn’t overly excited about it, until I got to try it at Molnar’s Kurtoskalacs.

Kurtoskalacs or chimney cakes are spit cakes specific to Hungarians from Transylvania. Popular in both Hungary and Romania, they’re made by wrapping yeast dough around baking spits and roasting them over charcoal.

While roasting, the cakes are basted with melted butter until their surface caramelizes and forms a shiny golden brown crust.

Hungarian chimney cakes at Molnar's Kurtoskalacs in Budapest, Hungary

When cooked, kurtoskalacs are typically dusted with ground walnut or powdered cinnamon but you can get them in other flavors as well like vanilla, almond, chocolate, and coconut.

I wasn’t expecting much but the first bite blew me away. Kurtoskalacs are delicious! They have a crisp caramelized coating and a soft, buttery interior. Texturally, it was like eating a cross between a cake and a croissant. They’re so good and another Hungarian food favorite.

Hungarian chimney cakes with almonds and cinnamon at Molnar's Kurtoskalacs in Budapest, Hungary

We enjoyed the chimney cakes so much that we decided to try the version filled with soft serve ice cream. My god, these were pure heaven.

Hungarian chimney cakes with soft serve ice cream at Molnar's Kurtoskalacs in Budapest, Hungary

You can get a better appreciation for the cake’s texture in this picture. This is what it looks like when you tear it apart. It tears away in spiral form.

Hungarian chimney cake at Molnar's Kurtoskalacs in Budapest, Hungary

Located in District V near Elisabeth Bridge, Molnar’s Kurtoskalacs is cited by many local publications for being one of the best restaurants in Budapest to try chimney cake. They’re a TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence awardee with a stellar 4.5-star rating and over 1,350 reviews.

Exterior of Molnar's Kurtoskalacs in Budapest, Hungary

Molnar’s Kurtoskalacs

Location: Budapest, Váci u. 31, 1052 Hungary (District V)
Operating Hours: 9AM-10PM, daily
What to Order: Kurtoskalacs
Expect to Pay: About HUF 990 (kurtoskalacs) / HUF 2,190 (kurtoskalacs with ice cream)

10. Ruszwurm Confectionery

Another cake you need to try in Budapest is dobos torte or drum torte. Considered Hungary’s signature cake, it’s a type of sponge cake layered with chocolate buttercream and topped with a hard caramel coating.

Open since 1827, Ruszwurm Confectionery is one of the oldest pastry shops in Budapest. It’s located near Matthias Church (Buda Castle) and is known for being one of the best places to have dobos torte and other pastries in Budapest. Check out this mouthwatering selection of cakes.

Selection of Hungarian cakes at Ruszwurm Confectionery in Budapest

Dobos torte is named after the chef who invented it in 1884 – Jozsef C. Dobos. Cooling techniques were limited at the time so he wanted to create a pastry that would keep longer.

He accomplished this by coating the sides of the cake with ground hazelnuts, chestnuts, walnuts, or almonds. Together with the hardened caramel top, the wall of nuts helped keep the cake from drying out, thereby giving it a longer shelf life.

Dobos torte has a crackingly hard caramel top and multiple layers of chocolate buttercream. It’s rich and chocolate-y and not too sweet.

Hungarian cakes at Ruszwurm Confectionery in Budapest, Hungary

We intended to have just the dobos torte but every table seemed to be enjoying this cream cake as well. Called kremes in Hungarian, it consists of a generous amount of smooth pastry cream sandwiched between two layers of puff pastry.

Soft, rich, and creamy, I actually preferred this kremes to the dobos torte. It was delicious and perfect with coffee.

Hungarian cakes at Ruszwurm Confectionery in Budapest, Hungary

Located in District I, less than a hundred meters from Matthias Church, Ruszwurm Confectionery is a Budapest institution. It’s the perfect place to stop for coffee and cake after visiting Matthias Church and the Fisherman’s Bastion.

Exterior of Ruszwurm Confectionery, one of the best restaurants in Budapest

Ruszwurm Confectionery

Location: Budapest, Szentháromság u. 7, 1014 Hungary (District I)
Operating Hours: 10AM-6PM, daily
What to Order: Cakes
Expect to Pay: About HUF 600-800 for a slice of cake

11. Gelarto Rosa

Have you seen those rose-shaped gelato cones on Instagram? In Budapest, Gelarto Rosa near St. Stephen’s Basilica is the place to go to have them.

You choose 2-4 flavors then the servers will prepare the gelato in the shape of a flower.

Making rose-shaped gelato at Gelarto Rosa in Budapest, Hungary

And there you have it! The perfect St. Stephen’s Basilica shot. It may be touristy and cliched but who cares? It’s gelato, it’s pretty, and it tastes damn good.

Rose-shaped gelato in front of St. Stephen's Basilica

Gelarto Rosa is located in District V, about 50 meters from St. Stephen’s Basilica.

Exterior of Gelarto Rosa in Budapest, Hungary

Gelarto Rosa

Location: Budapest, Szent István tér 3, 1051 Hungary (District V)
Operating Hours: 10AM-10PM, daily
What to Order: Rose-shaped gelato
Expect to Pay: About HUF 800-1,100 for 2-4 flavors

12. The Box Donut

If you think rose-shaped gelato is so last year, then perhaps you’d prefer to spruce up your IG feed with a square-shaped donut instead. Located around the corner from Gelarto Rosa is The Box Donut and their delicious cream-filled square donuts.

Selection of doughnuts at The Box Donut in Budapest, Hungary

What do you think? A decent alternative to gelato ice cream cones? Maybe not. Ha!

Donut in front of St. Stephen's Basilica in Budapest

How good does this look? We got this creme brulee and a blueberry, both of which were delicious.

Doughnut in front of St. Stephen's Basilica in Budapest

Like Gelarto Rosa, The Box Donut is a Certificate of Excellence awardee with an impressive 4.5-star rating on TripAdvisor.

Exterior of The Box Donut in Budapest, Hungary

The Box Donut

Location: Budapest, Teréz krt. 62, 1066 Hungary (District V)
Operating Hours: 7:42AM-8:08PM, Mon-Sat / 9:42AM-8:08PM, Sun
What to Order: Squaredonuts
Expect to Pay: About HUF 550 per donut

13. Gozsdu Udvar

We found this place by chance, which goes to show how many cool pockets there are to be discovered in Budapest.

Gozsdu Udvar refers to a cluster of seven buildings and six interconnected courtyards in the Jewish Quarter. It houses a series of interesting Hungarian restaurants, bars, cafes, galleries, and shops.

Entrance to Gozsdu Udvar, home to some of the best restaurants in Budapest

This place is lively and a lot of fun. It’s similar in vibe to the area around Szimpla Kert, though perhaps with a slightly older crowd and more upscale dining establishments.

There are plenty of great-looking restaurants at Gozsdu Udvar but we already had dinner so we just stopped at some random bar for a quick drink. Do check this place out as many of the establishments here look promising.

Restaurants at Gozsdu Udvar in Budapest, Hungary

Can you spot Ren? Gozsdu Udvar is a TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence awardee with an impressive 4.5-star rating.

Colorful art at Gozsdu Udvar in Budapest, Hungary

Gozsdu Udvar

Location: Budapest, Gozsdu udvar, 1075 Hungary (District VII)
Operating Hours: 10AM-3AM, daily

BUDAPEST FOOD TOURS

It goes without saying that no one knows the food in Budapest better than a local, so what better way to experience Budapest’s cuisine than by going on an Hungarian food tour? A knowledgeable local will guide you to the best restaurants and markets in Budapest and explain all the Hungarian dishes to you in more detail. Check out Get Your Guide for a list of Budapest food tours.

BUDAPEST LOCATION MAP

To help you find them, I’ve pinned all the Budapest restaurants recommended in this guide on an interactive map, including a few others that we couldn’t get to. Most are located in the Pest side which is the trendier, less touristy part of the city.

Budapest city center map with pins

FINAL THOUGHTS ON BUDAPEST RESTAURANTS

Budapest is such a vibrant and exciting city. It’s bursting with creative energy which is something I never expected. And as you can see above, that creative energy translates into the food.

There are only a handful of cities that we’ve fallen in love with to such a degree that we actually want to move there. Budapest is one of those cities.

We’re excited to go back and experience more of Budapest’s vibrant restaurant scene. And next time, we’ll stay much longer so we can do a deep dive into the cuisine, both traditional and modern. I bet we could come up with food guides on just the trendy burger bars and pizzerias alone!

Until then, I hope this Budapest restaurant guide leads you to some great meals in the city. Believe me, there are plenty.

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