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Vatra

Brezoianu street 19, Bucharest 031021, Romania
0213158375
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Ranked #77 of 915 Restaurants in Bucharest
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $23 - $30
Hours:
Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 11:30 pm
Cuisines: Romanian, Continental
Good for: Families with children, Romance, Large groups, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Romance, Large groups, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
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London, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
87 reviews 87 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

Four of us had a most enjoyable meal at this restaurant. The service was good, the waiter spoke most acceptable English and the food was very pleasant. A particular surprise was that, like a cuckoo clock, every half hour or so some of the staff popped out to do what I presume to be a Romanian dance, which they did... More

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Europe
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84 reviews 84 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

This is a typical traditional Romanian restaurant, but with a higher standard than the average restaurant. The service is friendly and the food is really quite ok, but be prepared that many of the dishes are typically heavy Romanian food. However, there are also lighter and - in our opinion - tastier options on the menu.

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Island of Malta, Malta
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35 reviews 35 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

Next to hotel Cismigiu where we stayed at Bucharest was restaurant Vatra. It is a traditional hotel with typical Romanian food and with regular interventions of folklore dancing. Very sweet. If you are visiting in summer find a table outside as inside seems to be quite hot. Also you will be able to enjoy the dancing better. Worth a visit... More

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atlanta, GA
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4 reviews 4 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

This restaurant is close to the Hotel Cismigiu where we stayed and we had a pleasant dinner there. We sat outside unfortunately in a hot corner. The food was Romanian specialties and was good and there was dancing by four dancers of Romanian folk dances. This place would be good if you want a taste of old Romania.

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Arona, Italy
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36 reviews 36 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

Solid restaurant option if you want to be just out of the crowded historical city centre. Good grilled meat dishes, in pleasant surroundings with al fresco option in the summer. Genuine atmosphere and short folk show during dinner. Prices are adequate for the quality. Not an unforgettable experience, but in case you stay at the Hotel Cismigiu next door, great... More

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Wroclaw, Poland
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5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

...at a very good price and with friendful staff Ciorba de vacuta and de burta strongly recommended. They offer you both menu and the book where you may check how your dish will look like. Prices very god if considered you're having lunch in the city center

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Friendswood, Texas
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

We were recommended by our concierge and it must be his cousins because there was nothing remarkable about this restaurant. The patio is nice enough but all settings were for four. They added an extra table and two low seats to accomodate 6. It was like you were sitting at the end at the kiddie table. So we went in... More

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San Antonio, Texas
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36 reviews 36 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

Recommended by our hotel concierge and did not disappoint. We enjoyed the outdoor patio on a very pleasant day. The menu provided many selections of traditional dishes, and our server was quite patient and accommodating.

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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

The food wad great and the staff amazing. The atmosphere was perfect with traditional dancing and a welcoming hospitality. אפילו יש תפריט בעברית!

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Budapest, Hungary
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

We dropped into Vatra after having a walk in the park nearby. These 2 together are perfect for a slow afternoon programme. The restaurant menu was satisfying, full of the most typical Romainain dishes for a reasonable price. Every 30 mins dancers came and give a little show, which was interesting, professional and short enough not to disturb the dinner.... More

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