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“fantastic!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Maja

Maja
Kalnciema street 37-5, Riga, Latvia
+371 2771 0078
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Ranked #53 of 566 Restaurants in Riga
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Manchester
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26 reviews 26 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
“fantastic!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

This restaurant is well worth a visit. As well as the interesting neighbourhood, full of traditional wooden houses, the place itself is beautifully restored with old photographs of former inhabitants decorating the walls. The interior is both stylish and relaxed and the food is excellent. Try the dailu lunch specials for a very reasonable price.

  • Visited June 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Riga, Latvia
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49 reviews 49 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 18 cities Reviews in 18 cities
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
“Too much expected”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

First time I was in Māja year ago when outside was snowing - it was very warm, cozy. I really loved the place. At that time we came to get warm with some coffee and Pasta for me and my friend in sunday launch time, and chief surprised us - we got carrot bread with beetroot butter, pesto and compliment after the pasta. Really tasty. And that is what left in my memory - compliment and amazing breds with butters. Now I took my boyfriend there for his nameday with huge hope that those small nice things will surprise him as well - and I was dissapointed. , No compliment, no nice presentation of breads & butters. For main we ordered Deer with pumpkin / blueberry sauce and Lamb with fennel puree. For me lamb was very nicely combined but I lacked the intensity of taste and it was bit too hard. My boyfriend though was really enjoying pumpkin and garlic combination, saying deer is deer - its good. Yes, this is nice place to be and to eat, but remembering pumpkin or cozy atmoshere is not enough.
Please get the nice breads and compliments back - until they are not there Im dissapointed. It was way too expensive without these nice small things...

  • Visited June 2014
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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California
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34 reviews 34 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 17 cities Reviews in 17 cities
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
“Salmon is wonderful!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2014

This restaurant is very cute. It is in an old wooden house that has been restored. It's a bit outside the touristy part of Riga but you can take a bus there easily. Staff is friendly. The food is AMAZING! They pair flavors together so well! They were doing a little bit of construction outside while I was there so it was a bit noisy but it should be done in a week or so.

  • Visited May 2014
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Morges, Switzerland
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“Cozy place jn Latvian style”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2014 via mobile

Maja restaurant is located at my favourite Riga market on Saturday s south side of the Daugava river. You will enjoy the charm of the typical Latvian wooden houses with a coy interior decorated with old black and white faded photos on the walls. The tables are nicely dressed with white table cloth and freshly picked spring flowers. There are 4 separate areas each with its own charm. The service was good and the food excellent. There is a small terasse outside which is a great alternative on a good day. For visitors i recommend to walk around the traditional craft and organic food market and then have a lovely lunch at Maja.

Visited May 2014
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Eguisheim
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14 reviews 14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
“Time warp”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2014

Small friendly restaurant in traditional wooden Latvian home, with excellent food from a small but carefully chosen menu, and a similar wine list, smiling served by two attractive young ladies. House is haunted by the gentleman seen polishing his Lada in family photos on the walls, apparently... Second visit in three years and hopefully it will not be my last. Warmly recommended.

Visited April 2014
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