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Taverna pie Sena Dzintara Cela (aka Taverna am Bernsteinweg)

Tornu iela 4 | (In der Jacobs-Kaserne), Riga, Latvia
67321260
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Ranked #76 of 568 Restaurants in Riga
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Eastern European
Dining options: Reservations
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London, United Kingdom
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21 reviews 21 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

Maybe we went at the wrong time... Quite surprised at the good reviews for this place. It was an interesting setting in the basement which was cosy and had an "authentic" feel but that is pretty much the only good thing I can say... The waitress was unfriendly, actually a bit rude, and everything I wanted on the menu was... More 

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London, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
42 reviews 42 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

Loved this place. Food and beer outstanding - really liked the traditional menu and the explanation of each course by the very helpful and friendly staff. Small, warm, cosy and fun in the cellar of some old buildings. Not much room for big parties so probably best to book ahead. Highly recommended as a must go to restaurant

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Stuttgart, Germany
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014

The restaurant is very simplistic, but well designed and is the stairs down, so provides a very nice and cosy atmosphere. The food is presented in a fixed menu on a huge steering wheel and provides all possible varieties of typical Latvian food. The service staff was also very friendly.

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London, United Kingdom
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17 reviews 17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014 via mobile

Went for lunch at the fish side of the restaurant on day 1 of our weekend, the fish soup is recommended. On the last night we went to the meat side at The Taverna and the food was excellent, the setting is a vaulted basement with rustic tables and chairs lighted by candles. The soup was truly amazing and served... More 

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Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

Very nice experience, being in such typical cave, with many friends and people, testing beer and nice wice. Charming marine atmosphere with accordeon musician...i tested all kind of smoked fishes. Very fast service performed by only one waiter..such great performance. Bravo. The place to visit when you are not from Riga.

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Bangor, United Kingdom
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21 reviews 21 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

I popped in here because I was only in Riga for a few days for a conference and after a lot of bad general european style conference food and a lot of lager and bad wine I really wanted to experience some Latvian cuisine before going home. I'm not going to say that the food was excellent quality or expertly... More 

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Paradise CA
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41 reviews 41 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

We found this restaurant while touring in Latvia in July,2014. It is situated in the old town which was very convenient to our hotel. The duck and pork were outstanding...so flavorful and tender. The portions were large and the staff very friendly. We ate in the quaint surroundings in the cellar but they also have outside seating. The menu is... More 

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Moscow, Russia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014 via mobile

We've visited this place today and we loved it so much. It's definitely one of the best restaurants in Old City. The dishes are not expensive. This place is very authentic and serve a lot of delicious Latvian national food. The servants are very polite and speak both English, Latvian and Russian.

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Bristol, UK
Top Contributor
68 reviews 68 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

We stumbled on this restaurant on our first evening in Riga and are so happy we did. The food was excellent. Some of the best smoked fish I've ever had...and the beer on offer was definitely the finest I've ever tasted - and I lived in Germany for 5 years. The staff were friendly and welcoming and the cute atmosphere... More 

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Bratislava, Slovakia
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35 reviews 35 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2014

We have been for dinner there. A boy-girl duet met us with many lovely folk songs. The taverna specialises for fish and deer food, we ordered a mix of cold fish pieces which deserved more arrangement phantasy from chef, and a deer stake on cranberries and blackberries which was just great. Local beer from tap was also fine.

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Address: Tornu iela 4 | (In der Jacobs-Kaserne), Riga, Latvia
Phone Number: 67321260
Location: Europe  >  Latvia  >  Riga Region  >  Riga
Cuisine: Eastern European

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