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Pastravaria Alex

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Baia Mare-Sighet Road, Baia Mare, Romania
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Dining options: Lunch, Dinner
Description: The restaurant is on the National Road No. 18, in Maramures County, Romania

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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
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The fish here is amazing and also the traditional mămăliga or potatoes. It is a family business and you can tell that because of the homey atmosphere. The servers are very nice, good humor people which is very normal to meet in these parts of Romania.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 20, 2015
Paula F
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

The fish here is amazing and also the traditional mămăliga or potatoes. It is a family business and you can tell that because of the homey atmosphere. The servers are very nice, good humor people which is very normal to meet in these parts of Romania.

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19 reviews 19 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

The staff is kind and deliver the food pretty fast. The menu is adequate and reflects "the obsession"of Romanian cuisine with pork. I like how the serving area is set up and that the buildings and the decoration are based on local motives. Unfortunately, every year I have the impression that the place is under construction. PS: the place is... More 

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23 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

This is one of my favorite local restaurants. It is a nice drive out a little ways from town. Open air dining in covered pavilions in the summer. The "open dining rooms" are over the water. Watch the fish and enjoy the scenery. There is a lovely waterfall. The local bread with a garlic dip is nothing short of spectacular.... More 

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Baia Mare, Romania
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

Fresh fish, great location, pleasant atmospfere, friendly staff (even when the restaurant is overcroawded). Try the local handmad bread, catch your own fish, taste the traditional plumen brandy. You will remember with pleasure this place!

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Baia Mare, Romania
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Worth everey money, especially if you are not from Romania. A little expensive, but all traditionaly food are grate and worth. The view is grate, beautifully waterfall and lakes. Is close to the Sighetul Marmatiei, Baia mare - 40-50 km.

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19 reviews 19 reviews
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

A really nice place to have a meal (rural style restaurant with the waiters and waitresses dresses accordingly), but the service is a bit slow (although the friendliness of the staff helps) and they might mix up your order (as it happened to us).

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Baia Mare, Romania
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24 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

Rural style restaurant with the best fish dishes in the whole area. Once you manage to place your order (the place is packed most of the time) the food is served promptly. The atmosphere is great. There is no smoking inside which is a big plus. In local terms it's a bit pricey, but it's money well spent. The only... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

I don' t necessarily eat fish but the food here looks and tastes so good, you want to try everything! the place was very busy so we had to wait for 30 minutes or so, but was worth it. food is excellent and the traditional atmosphere is charming. friendly staff did everything to make us feel comfortable. the one thing... More 

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Bucharest, Romania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

Pastravaria Alex (sat Mara) este locul unde mananci si "te linistesi".Pestele este super bun, restaurantul arata "maramuresenesc" si este tot timpul plin;poate dura ceva pana comanzi si pana vin preparatele, dar merita "efortul'.

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Billund
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6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

This one of my favourite places where you can have fish. The ambient is maramures rural style. Waiters are very polity and trivial. When you arrive, have two packs of patience till good arrives because it is always full with people. In the mid time you can go outside and feed the fish, or select the one that you want.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Baia Mare-Sighet Road, Baia Mare, Romania
  • Location: Europe  >  Romania  >  Transylvania  >  Northwest Romania  >  Maramures County  >  Baia Mare

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Pub, Romanian

Description

The restaurant is on the National Road No. 18, in Maramures County, Romania

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