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“Nice quiet place with good food” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Vecmeita Ar Kaki

Vecmeita Ar Kaki
1 Maza Pils, Riga, Latvia
6750 8564
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Ranked #54 of 569 Restaurants in Riga
Cuisines: Latvian
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Good for: Families with children, Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Riga, Latvia
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48 reviews 48 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
“Nice quiet place with good food”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2014

This is a nice place near President Castle, it is away from the crowd and offers nice food choices, we tried steak, pork dishes, salmon and all were good, some menu items were not available, but we visited in peak time, so it was expected. The prices are ok for Riga. Service is nice too. The only drawback is that there is not much space, all tables are very close together, not very private for that matter.

  • Visited December 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Wokingham, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“Excellent Value for money”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2013

We needed a restaurant near to our hotel on our first night so we went down the steps to 'spinster with the cat'. The food was local and lovely but beware Latvian sized portions - one starter would have been sufficient for three of us. It was plentiful, tasty and good quality and the local cheap champagne went down very easily. Would not hesitate to recommend.

  • Visited December 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Toronto, Canada
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335 restaurant reviews
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488 helpful votes 488 helpful votes
“Great spot for lunch near Riga Castle”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2013

We had an enjoyable lunch at Vecmeita Ar Kaki on their covered outdoor terrace. It offers a great view of Riga Castle and the neighboring small park. The service was superb and the food reasonaby good. They heavily promote Latvian specialities and we tried the "antipasto" which includes two types of sausage, ham and smokedcheeses - it makes for good snacking while enjoying a beer before your main course. The best dish our group had was the Shepherd's Feast - slices of beef served in a mustard sauce with mushrooms piled on French fries - very tasty! We also had chicken with melted blue cheese and fried Camembert (which is really an appetizer). The food isn't fancy but the quiet location makes for a most pleasant meal.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Riga, Latvia
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“The best lunch offer in Riga Palace area”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2013

I'm eating at "Vecmeita ar kaki" with my friends and/or colleagues couple of times every weeek. I find their offer the best lunch offer in the Riga Palace area - restaurant quality at the canteen price and fast food speed. They can do that, because at lunch time (~11:30 - 13:30) the choice is limited to two soups, three main courses and one salad, sometimes - one desert. If you want to order from the full menu, go there for the late lunch or the dinner. @Hetresi - the dinner will be good restaurant quality, served at normal restaurant speed and will cost you normal Old Riga price.
Cheers,
Janis

  • Visited June 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Saarbrucken, Germany
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102 reviews 102 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 51 cities Reviews in 51 cities
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
“Pretty good place to go”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2013

We find this place from my lonely planet book and it worths the visit. We ordered a beef steak and a pork steak, both of which are well-cooked and delicious. The location is close to the castle and atmosphere is also fine. Nothing much to say about it, simply go there :)

  • Visited April 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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