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Vatra

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Romanian, International
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Brezoianu street 19, Bucharest 031021, Romania
+40 21 315 8375
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10:00 am - 11:30 pm
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 11:30 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Breakfast, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for: Romantic, Business meetings, Dining on a budget, Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Description: Best traditional romanian food in Bucharest.

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  • 156
    Excellent
  • 170
    Very good
  • 44
    Average
  • 16
    Poor
  • 4
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
A good restaurant

Probably not the best restaurant in Bucharest, but overall it is good place. Waiters are good at what they do, meal quality was good as well. Definitely a 4 star.

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4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
PeterLLLLL
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Budapest, Hungary
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Budapest, Hungary
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Probably not the best restaurant in Bucharest, but overall it is good place. Waiters are good at what they do, meal quality was good as well. Definitely a 4 star.

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Thank PeterLLLLL
Bucharest, Romania
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35 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

All the main Romanian dishes are on the menu, the food is good and the staff is friendly and welcoming (and wears traditional Romanian outfits). I was pleasantly surprised by the simple and authentic interior design. All in all, a pleasant experience.

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Thank LoreLoreLoreLore
Level Contributor
8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

was recommended by the reception of my hotel, but..... The service..... Normally I use my veeery kind smile to speak my bad English... Didn't work, after ask about the specialty of chef.... The answer was not to kind, the menu not in English, I will not repeat. I'll see the bill😉

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Thank Antonio G
Iasi
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88 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The atmosphere is nice. The service is good. Meals with Romanian and was tasty. Hard to find a parking place.

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Thank Vasile P
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Expensive but Good ! This is an authentic Romanian Restaurant. Nobody should miss this place if in Bucharest. Good variety of traditional foods, spirits and wines. The personnel is well trained and ready to offer you a great experience.

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Thank T D
Woolrich
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11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I ate here two night in a row, not just because the restaurant is two minutes from my hotel, but obviously that I had had a great experience. I had excellent fish both evenings and a nice addition is the entrance of a few dancers.

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Thank James T
Waalwijk, The Netherlands
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2015 via mobile

I went to Vatra after I had seen a billboard of this restaurant close to the center. When I got there, the staff was very welcoming. Food was tasty. Restaurant is very traditional. I like the dancers later in the evening. The furniture and the tableware were a bit too traditional. Really liked that this is almost the only restaurant... More 

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Herzlia, Israel
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43 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2015

Excellent location in the center of the city, near the Cismigiu garden. Nice location. Folklore music in the evening. Romanian menu - not too fancy bur rich enough and average plus quality.

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Thank Dan R
Galway, Ireland
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15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2015

Visited Vatra last week on the first night of my trip to Bucharest. Went for a pork dish which was poor. The pork dices were very fatty and the whole dish just seemed to be reheated and not cooked fresh. Waiters are very cold and uninterested in the customer. However this seemed to be a common problem on our trip.

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Thank Daman111
Sunbury on Thames
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138 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2015

I atr here twice - recommended by my hotel. Non-smoking dinding is downstairs. The main eating area is at the front with extra rooms behind. The menu is easy to understand and the food good value, as was the wine. Service was prompt & attentive. As with many Romanian restaurants, there is dancing from time to time - good fun.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Brezoianu street 19, Bucharest 031021, Romania
  • Location: Europe  >  Romania  >  Bucharest
  • Phone Number: +40 21 315 8375

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 23 - 30
  • Cuisine: Romanian, International

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic, Business meetings, Dining on a budget, Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions

Description

Best traditional romanian food in Bucharest.
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 am - 11:30 pm
Monday
10:00 am - 11:30 pm
Tuesday
10:00 am - 11:30 pm
Wednesday
10:00 am - 11:30 pm
Thursday
10:00 am - 11:30 pm
Friday
10:00 am - 11:30 pm
Saturday
10:00 am - 11:30 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?