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“Local food on budget and speed” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Lido Vermanitis

Lido Vermanitis
Elizabetes Street 65, Riga LV-1050, Latvia
+371 67 286 289
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Ranked #54 of 635 Restaurants in Riga
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $3 - $11
Cuisines: European, Latvian
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Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night
Description: Latvian cuisine in the heart of Riga. View of one of Riga's most beautiful parks. Hearty breakfast buffet with free coffee. In summer, enjoy the beautiful view and delicious cuisine on the outdoor terrace.
Sofia, Bulgaria
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34 reviews 34 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 18 cities Reviews in 18 cities
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
“Local food on budget and speed”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014

This is like any other fast-food chain, but serving many options of local food. Great way to get fast and cheap introduction to Latvian kitchen! It's buffet type/self-serve basis. Interiors are all made after historical Latvian characteristics and staff wearing national costumes which all brings certain personality to place. Many locals also go there for fast and convenient lunches. For my taste food is a bit too fatty and oily, as well too much meat, but it also have plenty of options for salads, soups and deserts. Place is located exactly in city center, but as it's a chain restaurant of ''Lido'' there are a few more restaurants around the town.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Los Angeles, California
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5 restaurant reviews
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“Good local food on a budget. ”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2014

Great place to grab a cheap meal. Cafeteria style (grab tray, point to what you want, pay at the register setup). Variety of salads, main courses and desserts. You can get a hardy meal for 5-6 Euro.

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
“Easy, cheap, good, varied”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2014 via mobile

A little out of town centre, but walkable without a problem. Go up past freedom monument and the university, and find this chain of cafeteria-style restaurants. There are actually two right close to each other.

You go in, take a tray, and load up with what dishes you want. Each dish is labelled in English and Latvian with a price. Once you've loaded up, you go the register, pay and sit down. They've a range of foods, some very traditional for the region, and it's easy to identify vegetarian options. The costumes on the waitresses were a bit much, but you can tell this is where locals go.

They also apparently have a breakfast buffet for about 5EUR.

Got people who can't agree on what to eat? This is the place. And they've got beer! (Not a bad beer either.)

Visited April 2014
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Belleville, Canada
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10 reviews 10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“You Want It They Have It”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2014

Hostel recommended this place as a good place to try some Latvian food. Was not disappointed as everyone in our party had amazing food. There was so much to choose from: salad bar, drinks, various stuffed pancakes, hot food stations, even french fries and ice cream! All for really low prices. Wish I had a big enough stomach to go back for more, as everything looked delicious.

  • Visited April 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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“Help yourself to Baltic cusine”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2014

Listen to umm/paa/paa music and help yourself from the buffet, all Baltic style. A great way to familiarize yourself with dishes from Latvia for a small check. Nothing spectacular, just go where the locals go.

  • Visited April 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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