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$3 - $15
CUISINES
Central European, Hungarian
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
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0.4 miles from Hungarian Parliament Building
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Sponsored by: Lecso Hungarian Restaurant

Top 3 Reasons to Eat Here

1. Local taste, highly recommend!
1. Local taste, highly recommend!
"typical local tasting & very happy that we found them"
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2. Good price, friendly stuff
2. Good price, friendly stuff
"So full and so tasty! We enjoy having food there"
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3. The national restaurant!
3. The national restaurant!
"this is a must visit restaurant in Budapest"
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Great place and great employers fantastic and traditional food They speak a lot of languages Near the center Recommend

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I stopped in to this restaurant drawn by a menu of traditional Hungarian foods. I ordered the meal of strips of beef, pork chicken, and sausage sautéed in a spicy sauce with potatoes (Betyar plate). The meal was generally tasty but there was a lot...more potatoes than strips of meet. I will try the restaurant again, as prices are reasonable, but will order something else.More

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed June 11, 2022

I have been here before and that is why I came back. This time I was having a "sargaborso fozelek" (yellow bean stew) that cost HUF 850 with "borju porkolt" (veal stew) that cost HUF 2090 and washed it off with a Canada Dry for...HUF 590. Very generous and excellent meal! (Apologies for the poor translation of the meals; truth be told I'm not sure what the proper names of those meals would be in English. But trust me, the meals were excellent! :)More

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed June 8, 2022 via mobile

i've gotta say, there's nothing more satisfying than trusting good reviews and it being actually good. very cute atmosphere, nice and charismatic staff (cute too!!). the food was amazing and the portions were huge, everything was very well seasoned and the meat was so so...tender. we ordered the pork goulash with dumplings and some kind of schnitzel with garlic cream and cheese on top. for dessert we got the 'dolce vita', a sweet flatbread with chestnut puree, kompot cherries and chocolate and rum sauce. ver VERY good. we also received a jar of paprikas with our food, it was delicious. surprisingly cheap place. close enough to the parliament and margaret island to take a walk after.More

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed June 7, 2022 via mobile

Great food and very kind staff. large variety of typical Hungarian cusine for a very small price (we had 2 dishes with meat and dumplings + 2 soft drinks for about 16€). very pleasant experience for a fast and typical lunch near the Parliament House...and the Danube.More

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed May 23, 2022

i had a mixture of different dishes - the beef was so tender and the pork was sublime - very cheap as well - dont let this put you off as very good

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed May 19, 2022

They had the most delicious lentils I have eaten in my life. Not like the lentils were the only delicious thing. Actually I enjoyed every single meal (I ate there more than once during my 4-days-stay). I would like to go to Budapest again someday...and eat here once more. Absolutely recommended.More

Date of visit: December 2021
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Reviewed May 12, 2022 via mobile

Delicious Hungarian food, decent portions, very fairly priced, great servers, and we loved the ambience. We had 13 and 16 and highly recommended both dishes.

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed May 4, 2022

Stumbled across this place whilst looking for somewhere that sold vegan food on a Sunday evening. The young man who served us was so accommodating, the food was delicious, we stayed and had a few cocktails after we finished our food. I would highly recommend...this place xMore

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed May 3, 2022 via mobile

We discovered this charming restaurant just down the street from our hotel the first day we were in Budapest and we kept going back. The food was delicious and the waiters were attentive and friendly.

Date of visit: April 2022
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Reviewed April 20, 2022 via mobile

Highly recommend. It has many traditional Hungarian and Eastern European dishes, a pretty large drink menu and was casual and inexpensive. It was exactly what I wanted after 24 hours of travel. It’s centrally located and just a 2 minute walk from our hotel (NH...Hotel). Easy and casual with traditional food, drinks, atmosphere and good service. P.S. Erős Pista, a Hungarian paprika sauce was the bomb.More

Date of visit: April 2022
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Reviewed March 14, 2022

We enjoyed a dinner of delicious Hungarian food in this reasonably-priced, centrally located restaurant. The Chicken Paprikash with homemade dumplings was our favourite, washed down with draft Hungarian beer. Good service, good value. Highly recommended.

Date of visit: March 2022
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Reviewed March 12, 2022 via mobile

The food was delicious, staff is quick and polite, the prices are affordable. At this place you can eat traditional Hungarian meals. I strongly recommend this place.

Date of visit: March 2022
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Reviewed December 19, 2021 via mobile

This place was a great find and down the road from where we were staying. Food was delicious and very reasonably priced. Staff were very friendly and by our third visit of the week they even remembered our drinks order 🤣 If you are anywhere...near this place give it a try. You won't regret it.More

Date of visit: December 2021
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Reviewed December 17, 2021 via mobile

Amazing local restaurant serving traditional Hungarian foods.Much appreciated mixed plates which suffice for two easily.👌🏻 Really good draft Hungarian beer.🍺 Since the entry you feel the that professional gastronomy etiquette is in place,the waiter immediately contacted us,seated us and took perfect care of us.🙏🏻 Highly...advised to visit Lećso Etterem.More

Date of visit: December 2021
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Yes, Lecso Hungarian Restaurant offers takeout services.

Lecso Hungarian Restaurant is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 3.5