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Maja

#94 of 629 Restaurants in Riga
#104 of 694 Places to Eat in Riga
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Kalnciema street 37-5, Riga, Latvia
+371 2771 0078
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11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Sat - Sun 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Reservations

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  • 36
    Excellent
  • 19
    Very good
  • 7
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
your choice out here

there is not much to see out here, on this side of Riga. The few wooden houses, advertised as touristic highlight, are hardly worth the trip, as there are many more and nicer even in the tourist resort of Jurmala. But if ever you decide still to make it out here, this is the stop for lunch. Located... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 26, 2015
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Zurich, Switzerland
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Madrid, Spain
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18 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

We went to explore the other side of Riga, crossing Daugava river and getting out a little bit from old city for new views. It it a cool place for trendy, hipster styled Latvians and together with the market on Saturdays worthy to visit. Place is nice, they have a summer terrace, but inside is also very cousy and because... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015

We had lunch on the summer terrace. No decorations outside. You get the atmosphere because of the market which is next to the restaurant and which is worth the visit if you happen to be in Riga. The food was ok. But there are many ok places in Riga. The stuff was friendly and the service was quick. So....do visit... More 

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Zurich, Switzerland
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

there is not much to see out here, on this side of Riga. The few wooden houses, advertised as touristic highlight, are hardly worth the trip, as there are many more and nicer even in the tourist resort of Jurmala. But if ever you decide still to make it out here, this is the stop for lunch. Located in a... More 

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Aiken, South Carolina
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15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

First, the good: "Maja" is located in a trendy area of Riga where there you can see many surviving traditional wood houses. The menu is interesting and somewhat eclectic. My venison ravioli was very good, as was the bread (served with herb butter). However, there was no wine list, so diners had to rely on the servers to recommend a... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

Slow service, main ingredients of several meals were not available, no cold beer. Been there right after the Saturday market closed. Only few guests sat outside. Took a while after we were recognised as new guests. Our table was not cleaned. There was only a menu for food, none for drinks. After we decided for a starter and a main... More 

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Belgrade, Serbia
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27 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

Me and my colleagues had lunch here, and all of us were very satisfied with everything we ate. Soup was tasteful, served in original way (two in one), main dish was great but desert was something really special. This small and cosy restaurant is worth to visit.

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Latvia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

You can be amazed by arhitecture and the place where "Māja" is, but you will not be disappointed when you will go in. The inside enviroment is cosy, it is not agressive or fancy our neither gaudy. It is like old native latvian country side home or some can say even it's a latvian summer house in Jurmala. First when... More 

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Scotch Plains, New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

Delicious food, beautifully prepared. I had the red deer Carpaccio with arugula. We visited on a Saturday during the local market, a sight in itself. The restaurant is in a wooden house, décor is homely thus Majas, which means home in Latvian. Pleasant atmosphere, courteous servers.

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Vancouver Island, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

I really like Maja. the place is a small wooden house with lots of history. inside you are treated well with home made fresh bread and butter. the food is excellent I had soup with sour crème and roast meat. all good and really nice atmosphere

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Wichita Falls, Texas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

Very sweet servers. Elegant menu. Some of our part's food was under cooked, some was underwhelming in terms of seasoning. We were there for lunch but ordered main entrees so perhaps the regular chef was not there that early but we were disappointed. The adjacent Saturday market and the lady who operates the traditional merrigoround made our trip to the... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Kalnciema street 37-5, Riga, Latvia
  • Location: Europe  >  Latvia  >  Riga Region  >  Riga
  • Phone Number: +371 2771 0078
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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