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Pirates KARAKA

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Andrije Hebranga 12, Zagreb 10000, Croatia
0038514817150
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Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Breakfast, Delivery, Reservations
Description: Restaurant Karaka is a well known Croatian restaurant, since 1974. It is...
Restaurant Karaka is a well known Croatian restaurant, since 1974. It is decorated as a inside of a historical ship Karaka which was taken over by pirates. Due to that, waiters are dressed as pirates. Every evening there is live latin music. Food menu is mexican and grill with specialties such as large hamburger,chicken wings, spear ribbs, steaks,taquitos, fajitas, chimichangas, burritos...
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  • 3
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  • 7
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  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Nice dinner

Karaka is traditionally known as a good Mexican restaurant in Zagreb, so we decided to pay it a visit. Our order was: Beef Burrito, Hot Chicken Wings, Tequila Sunrise and Long Island Ice Tea. Cocktails were great, food portions large and really tasty. We spent about $25 on the meal... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 24, 2015
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Zagreb, Croatia
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Zagreb
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8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

Nothing we had was something you would want to eat again, generally it was lacking in flavor which shouldn't happen with mexican food. Have to give props to the staff, who were very friendly and nice.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

Great food and fun loving staff. Amazing tex-mex comfort food. Make sure you try hard and soft domestic liquor, just ask the waiter for recommendation. Expect some wild fun later in the evening, especially on weekend nights.

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Zagreb, Croatia
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16 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

Karaka is traditionally known as a good Mexican restaurant in Zagreb, so we decided to pay it a visit. Our order was: Beef Burrito, Hot Chicken Wings, Tequila Sunrise and Long Island Ice Tea. Cocktails were great, food portions large and really tasty. We spent about $25 on the meal. Price/performance ratio: Very good! Waiter seemed a bit slow in... More 

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Zagreb, Croatia
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Went in, sat at the first table next to the bar and haven't seen one employee for 20 minutes. There was no crowd, maybe 3 tables were occupied. Naturally, we got up and left.

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Zagreb, Croatia
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

excellent Mexican cuisine with the friendly staff and unusual and interesting interior. big plus is also a cheerful Mexican traditional music .

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Sydney, Australia
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3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

The décor was a really nice, intimate lighting to get away from the hustle and bustle. Nice place to have a drink and a light meal (which can be unusual in some parts of the city as bars often cater for drinks only) they had my favourite, "Chivas Regal". I asked the waiter to suggest something and I was pleasantly... More 

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11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

The other night I had a dinner over there and I don't eat mexican food often so I asked a waiter to suggest me something thats good - for starter I had nachos with bacon wich were quite good and for main dish I had grilled burrito with bbq souse wich was rich with flavor, nice spicy rice and beans... More 

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Budapest, Hungary
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

The first impression when you enter the restaurant is little bit mixed but the underground floor seems great! The price of meals is good when you compare it with quality. I can recommend it, however you will not be amused :)

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Zagreb, Croatia
2 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

I'm not a picky person when it comes to food, but Karaka was really disappointing. Tortillas had weird smell, they use some kind of cheap disgusting cheese, I did't get guacamole although it should be part of the dish and chilli "sauce" they use is just canned tomato concentrate mixed with chilli. None of the ingredients seemed fresh. They surely... More 

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Sittingbourne, England, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

mexican type and great menu with very good service! Menu very different from the usual Croatian style and reaqsonably priced.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Andrije Hebranga 12, Zagreb 10000, Croatia
  • Location: Europe  >  Croatia  >  Central Croatia  >  Zagreb
  • Phone Number: 0038514817150

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Mexican

Description

Restaurant Karaka is a well known Croatian restaurant, since 1974. It is decorated as a inside of a historical ship Karaka which was taken over by pirates. Due to that, waiters are dressed as pirates. Every evening there is live latin music. Food menu is mexican and grill with specialties such as large hamburger,chicken wings, spear ribbs, steaks,taquitos, fajitas, chimichangas, burritos...

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