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“Excellent food, good price.” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Carlstons

38 Blaumana str., Riga, Latvia
+371 67 770 572
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Ranked #292 of 568 Restaurants in Riga
Price range: $0 - $30
Cuisines: Barbecue
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Description: The Carlstons Restaurant - a classic of Riga! Over the past 14 years, we have developed experience in terms of various events and our everyday work, and this is a sign of quality for our original dishes and our trustworthy services. Carlstons is in the city centre of Riga, bringing together the rhythms of an urban environment and the smell of a country campfire's smoke on an everyday basis. We fire up our stoves every day, and we smoke meat with alder wood for a period of between four and 14 hours so as to ensure unique nuances of taste. We offer our juicy barbecue meats with homemade BBQ sauce and various sides. You know what we've learned? BBQ is a simple form of cooking that is full of tradition and lets the human soul sing. This is art, love and passion. The restaurant's interior is excellent for successful business lunches, romantic dinners, merry children's parties, and important celebrations. The Carlstons menu is one which allows you to choose your favourite food so that you can enjoy gastronomic passions. We very much recommend that you finish your meal with our excellent cheesecake - the tastiest cheesecake in all of Riga! Each Sunday, Restaurant Carlstons offers a family brunch between 11:00 AM and 4:00 PM, where Chef Harald Mekss with the team set up a rich selection of enjoyable food. For children there is a special adjoining playroom, where they can take part in creative workshop with a character called Little Dill. Carlstons' experienced team will organise wonderful celebrations for you. At Blaumana Street 38/40, we offer events at the restaurant itself, in our studio hall, and in our ornate banquet hall. The Carlstons team has extensive experience with celebrations at the restaurant and at other locations. Weddings, birthdays, celebrations, office openings, cosy parties at home or luncheons at work - the Carlstons team of professionals can adapt to all of your ideas and desires. We have organised banquets for as many as 1,500 persons, and we offer everything from cold snacks to specially prepared hot dishes. If you need tables and chairs, you can rent them from us. At summer events, we offer juicy grilled dishes which can be cooked at the restaurant or at your location. The Carlstons Restaurant banquet menu is always being diversified and supplemented so that our existing and new clients have greater opportunities for choice. We always prepare an individual menu for each client on the basis of the theme of the event and the client's desires. We offer various cuisines - Mexican, French, Spanish, Italian and even Japanese. We can provide services on a range table or at seated tables. We will help to decorate your venue and provide music. We can also design and implement the scenario for the event. Our experienced team is prepared for the most unusual ideas - bringing the sun of Mexico to the snowy peak of Mount Gaizins, or, offering tasty snacks on a pier in the sea when the moon is full.
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“Excellent food, good price.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2012

My sister and I visited this restaurant on March Friday 16th, and even though we came in the "back door" the restaurant looked nice and there was several local groups there. We ordered the Scallopini and it was really nice and tasty. The bill for the two of us was about 26 LVL, for two dinners, 1/2L wine and one dessert. We wanted to eat here again while in Riga, but it is unfortunately closed on Sundays:(. We regretted not going back on Saturday.

  • Visited March 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Drogheda, Ireland
11 reviews 11 reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“Great Place”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2012

We ate here the first night we arrived in Riga and it was a great intro. The staff were very nice and welcoming and the atmosphere was lovely. The food selection range was great and varied and the quality was very good.

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Brussels, Belgium
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162 helpful votes 162 helpful votes
“Good food and good service away from the touristy area”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2011

We had lunch at this restaurant which is away from the main touristy area of the Old Centre. The food was very good which the menu combining international and local dishes. Portions are nearer to nouvelle cuisine but given the richness of the food we left fully satisfied. Staff were cheerful, friendly and attentive. Good wine list but sadly no Latvian water on offer - this seems to be almost universally the case in Riga's restaurants.

  • Visited August 2011
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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