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Folkklubs Ala Pagrabs

Peldu iela 19, Riga, Latvia
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Ranked #8 of 532 Restaurants in Riga
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Eastern European
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Description: Traditional Latvian Folk Club with the larges selection of local beer on tap, modern traditional food and regular live music and concerts as well as folk dancing. Traditional and local culture!Peldu iela 19, Riga, Latvija, LV-1050
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Kaunas, Lithuania
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8 reviews 8 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

"Ala" in Latvian meens "cave". Restaurant is in authentic old basement. Very nice ant interesting, tradicional Latvian interior. Portions are huge! Very very very tasty. And prices good to. One of the cheapest places to eat in Old Riga. "Latvian meat balls" and "Dundagas royal stroganoff" was perfect cooked. And you have to try "Madonas" beer.

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Oslo, Oslo, Norway
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28 reviews 28 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014 NEW

I went twice during a weekend trip! Great atmosphere, lots of people snd nice music. The beer selection is great, the portions are huge and staff is friendly. Service was a tad slow, but the place was packed so they're excused. I'll come back next time I visit Riga as well!

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Santpoort, The Netherlands
5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014 NEW

"Restaurants are to fill your stomach..." Well, not in this restaurant. Oh, your stomach will be filled all right, don't get me wrong, but in an atmosphere that is just astonishing!!! An old basement, maybe an old wine cellar (?), I don't know, but it's just a wonderful environment with background music that matches it. I just loved it! Never... More

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52 reviews 52 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014 NEW

Came here on first night of a 3 night stay in Riga. First off, the location on the TA map is way off - this place is actually to the south of the town hall and St Peter's Church. Thankfully, Riga is not massive so found it eventually. Prices are very reasonable and for this, the place is very good... More

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Stockholm, Sweden
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

Great food, big various menu, good choice of beer (cranbury, for example) and a very cozy atmosphere. Mainly young people around the tables. Concerts of the local musicans add a traditional touch. Surprisingly cheap was it as well comparing to other places in Old City.

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19 reviews 19 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014 via mobile

I as a latvian living abroad was looking forward to visiting folkclub Ala. Unfortunately my expectation were not met and I was a bit disappointed. Don't get me wrong- beer and food selection is good, but once you look for some specifics your experience can be a bit different. For example, I am allergic to gluten. That is usually fine,... More

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

Great food, atmosphere and value. Service is friendly. Can be a bit slow but who cares?! Lots of choices for local beers and snacks to go with them. Main courses generous and very good.

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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

Good atmosphere, low prices, tasty food. A place where the locals hang out, and you really get the Latvian feeling. Delicous garlic bread but don`t take it as a starter for one person; it`s more than enough for 3 persons!! The waiter should have warned us; we ordered 7 plates and ate 3 of them

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Vilseck, Germany
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29 reviews 29 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

First - Tripadvisor's map has this restaurant in the wrong place. Look up the street name, don't use the map. Beyond that - A great find. Cheap beer, cheap food, good (if sometimes loud) atmosphere. It was a bit difficult getting the attention of a server at the start, but once on the radar, we had no further problems with... More

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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150 reviews 150 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
93 helpful votes 93 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

We headed here on the recommendation of a friend who found out about the place from a local. We eventually found the restaurant entrance (there's a school which a street runs right through - I've attached a photo to help!). As others have said, they can cater for large groups and despite no booking, they were able to seat us... More

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