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#291 of 1,283 Hungarian in Budapest
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$5 - $10
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European, Central European, Hungarian
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Vegetarian Friendly
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Terezvaros
0.5 miles from St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika)
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Traditional hungarian restaurant. We tried the specialty, goulash soup and it was very tasty! With the soup, you get bread and spicy sauce. If you put only little , it is very spicy so I would recommend maybe not put any sauce at all because...it is delicious without it. The prices are good and the service was fast and polite.More

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I arrived at the place to find three members of staff outside smoking so I stood inside waiting to be greeted. Was told to pick any table I wanted and was presented with a menu. Wasn't asked what I wanted to drink and the place...wasn't particularly busy. Placed my order and my drink came quickly enough soon followed by my dinner. It looked good but was cold. Parts of it were warm but mostly cold. They couldn't have done a good job of microwaving it! The saving grace was the lovely bread I was served up with it. The staff all looked miserable and I didn't see a single smile, even when I paid. I won't be returning.More

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed May 18, 2022 via mobile

Servis was very slow and has no attention to us. Not clean The gulase was o k. The fish came as ring fish and not hot. Not nice not recommended.

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed April 30, 2022 via mobile

Pretty good and cheap place go eat Hungarian food. We enjoyed a delicious mushroom goulash, we had apple palinka at the end. Friendly place and staff.

Date of visit: April 2022
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Reviewed April 26, 2022 via mobile

Fantastic food for little money! All kind of traditional Hungary dishes you can try here. We ordered beef goulash and chicken paprikash and both of them were delicious.

Date of visit: April 2022
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Reviewed April 23, 2022 via mobile

Service was excellent. Waitor couldn’t be more helpful and gave us recommendations on the best traditional dishes. Thoroughly enjoyed all of it. Like home cooked dinner. Nothing fancy and really cheap prices, but perfect for a chance to try traditional Hungarian food.

Date of visit: April 2022
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Reviewed April 19, 2022 via mobile

Having consumed a 5000 calorie meal 21 hours earlier, I’d built up quite an appetite having not eaten since. Frici Papa did little to satisfy my hunger. The starter gave a flicker of light but the main was where the candle really went out. Chef...Mike did a cracking job on the potatoes which had been nuked; the beef roasting joint on the other hand was either cold or luke warm. I say beef roasting joint, it may have been once in its lifetime but it had been through a paper shredder and had less flavour than Gordon Ramsey has chill. The waiter seemed really angry and a Vegan next to us saying they couldn’t eat what they’d been served, really pissed him off, huffing and muttering to himself as he walked off.More

Date of visit: April 2022
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Reviewed March 28, 2022

We went to this restaurant on the advice of a barman at a cocktail bar. It was a sound call. Authentic local food at a resturant used by the natives, not tourists. Good beer and good food - I had goulash with noodles. Excellent price...tooMore

Date of visit: March 2022
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Reviewed March 26, 2022

A friend of mine recommanded me this restaurant. So, I decided to try it. The place itself is engaging, but the meal I ordered was not great. Two spare ribs with some kind of white pasta. Absolutely no taste or flavor at all. A sauce...might have been a solution, but when I asked for it, my request was turning down... To me , this place is jsut a kind of tourist trap, and I was happy to find much better restaurants in Budapest.More

Date of visit: March 2022
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Reviewed March 5, 2022

Lovely food on a cold spring evening. Very reasonably priced. So glad a local referred us to this gem.

Date of visit: March 2022
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Reviewed February 20, 2022 via mobile

An easy going place with spectacular food, nice and kind service, and great, GREAT, prices. Don't stop at appearances and pay them a visit. Must go in Budapest.

Date of visit: February 2022
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Reviewed February 5, 2022 via mobile

2/2/22 - Bud - Frici Papa We three middle aged British pescatarian guys had just arrived in Budapest the day before and wanted to have our first real Hungarian meal. We were with our local friend in the evening before and had spotted this but...he could not eat here as he had a dietary condition unfortunately. We vowed to return the next day as it was closer to our apartment e we were staying at for a week. We arrived on a Wednesday at 13:30 to find a Palladian cube of a restaurant with a mezzanine area. The place was buzzing with a mix of locals including students. Luckily there was a table by the side door so we grabbed it. An attentive waiter was soon with us and delivered the menus and cutlery. He addressed us in Hungarian and was surprised we did not understand, he thought we were locals! We ordered two draught Hungarian Soproni and a bottle of Soproni Demon dark wheat beer (only 5.2%). He returned with the beers and took our orders. We ordered from the reasonably extensive menu (no fish that day, only squid on the day menu). Being pescatarians we were a little put out but chose the bean soup, mushroom goulash, squid rings, rice and peas and beetroot. The bean soup came alone first, it was generous and had smoked bacon in and was delicious! I am not a strict vegetarian (more a flexitarian depending on the company, host and venue) so it was fine. I misinterpreted the ‘clod’ although has told the waiter I didn’t eat meat. He didn’t put two and two together but he was very busy! I shared my soup round and we all agreed it was delicious. The mushroom goulashes with rice and peas were generous too and tasty. By 2pm we were tucking into delicious hearty food. More students arrived, only some could be accommodated though. A bolt delivery driver arrived with a box. This was not fine dining but the generous and hearty portions in a buzzing atmosphere was just right. We rounded off at 14:30 with two shots of Szilva and a dry rose wine, so all good! Our second visit was for Friday lunch arriving at 1. Once again it was busy. As we arrived a group of (obviously) builders were leaving. A large group of Jewish youth were taking up the corner where we were before, not drinking alcohol. This is a very mixed place. Once again throughout lunch a lot of groups of youngsters dined. We took a central table and ordered mostly from the day’s printed menu. Two dark beers and a rose wine were ordered first and came quickly although two weissebeers were delivered unopened so we corrected the tall middle aged waiter (possibly an owner) and he came back quickly with the two dark beers. Looking at the main menu they are on the same line at Hf699 so despite my pointing at them saying ‘dark’ we got the wrong one. No problem, he was very busy! Just as well the bottles were opened at the table. The liver dumpling soup was very tasty my friend said, I sampled it and agreed. The mushroom soup was not very mushroomy and had mini gnocchi balls, a bit disappointing. Fried fish was two breaded deep fried fillets of fish only with no sauce but they were proper fish and the rest of the food accompanied it well. The potato dish was mix of potato, chorizo (definitely not veggie!), boiled egg - almost a tortilla! My friend had to give me his meat. Nevertheless he found it very tasty especially with extra paprika and seasoning! I had some too and found it included small pieces of fried bacon (clod) My ‘Caesar salad’ was a plate of lettuce, sauce, croutons and a whole sliced up grilled chicken breast sliced up. There were no anchovies, capers or Parmesan cheese. Once again a non vegetarian Caesar salads with chicken (technically chicken is not an ingredient and the salad is vegetarian but this is Hungary! Our overly keen middle aged waiter tried to take away unfinished soup twice but he was a busy guy! Our friend ordered the cabbage salad which was actually a sauerkraut with extra pickled veg like gherkins, red peppers. He had one of my fish fillets. It became very busy at around 1:45 with big groups of youngsters. The waiters were too busy to notice our requests for an extra glass of rose, he got it eventually. At 14:24 it was still busy and new people were being turned away. We decided to have deserts and a couple of szilvas again. The Floating Island was a delicious isles flotant! A generous portion of Crème Anglais and soft meringue floating on top. My Mákos guba (‘dumps’ with poppy seeds) was a large plate of warm moist profiterole type things! Very delicious! We shared everything! A really nice end to a tasty (albeit not entirely veggie) meal! We paid by card at the till (as is required, cash at the table, gave our tall waiter his 1000 tip and left very happy again at 15:00hrs as more people were arriving!More

Date of visit: February 2022
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Reviewed February 4, 2022 via mobile

Frici papa kifőzdéje has no english name. I assumed it was pronouned Freaky Papa. Its Fridgey Papa. Well worth seeking out for good value very Hungarian food. Often full, mostly Magyar customers. Liver dumpling soup is great. Nothing spicy but u can add paprika and...pepper. Large menu. No pizza (thats a plus in my book) veggies may find meat in the soup oe veggie sounding dishes. Hey ho.More

Date of visit: February 2022
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Reviewed January 11, 2022

I had an amazing dinner in a lovely local restaurant. The cozy atmosphere and the great service were something special (: The portions are generous, the prices small! The menu is wide, with plenty of options for everyone. If you don’t know where to start,...ask the waiters: they’ll help you out in making the best choice to have the best experience! Definitely recommended! Thanks a million to Gergö and Lukas (: you guys made a difference!More

Date of visit: January 2022
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Reviewed December 4, 2021 via mobile

Very good food. We tried chicken paprika and beef paprika. We also tried fried camembert. The hosts are very friendly. The restaurant was full, Sunday evening but we found the last 2 persons table.

Date of visit: December 2021
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annakin666
June 19, 2018|
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Response from Marija K | Reviewed this property |
Beef goulash, bean soup. That is as far as I remember, because that's what I tried, both was excellent.
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Response from lucianoferro61 | Reviewed this property |
Vegan dishes not for sure but some items for vegetarian , on demand , for sure are available Cheers Luciano
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Frici Papa Kifozdeje is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 3.5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 3.5