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Makos Guba Bistro

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  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Socially distanced dining tables
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
Updated 05/05/21 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Updated 05/05/21 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

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$7 - $15
European, Eastern European, Hungarian, Central European
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
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District I / Buda
0.3 miles from Varhegy
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Reviewed March 22, 2021

I live close so I used to go there a lot when it was an honest place with nice atmosphere, food and good prices. I think they had an owner-change or sg, because now the whole place looks like an Italian-american-hungarian traditional-modern confusion, they raised...the prices and the menu so now they don't have those typical hungarian meals anymore, only the 'pimped' touristic versions of them which looks fancier but tastes worse. There are some very nice waiters still like in the old days but not all of them. As a Hungarian I should say that to find a polite waiter in the entire country is more difficult than finding coriander (which is also hard). So overall I don't want to be mean but this place is only good if you are very hungry and don't have any serious expectations. Don't bring your girlfriend here on a date, you will have a sad one.More

Date of visit: June 2020
Reviewed January 23, 2020

We had a very lovely dinner at Mákosguba. We found out about this place via Tripadvisor so it's only fair that I leave a review. What I loved about this place is that it's not one of those huge restaurants but it almost felt cosy....The waiter was very kind. We shared a starter and both had a main course and we were very happy with all the food. The portions are big if not huge so maybe avoid lunch if you go there for dinner. The location is just perfect too, a short distance from the Buda castle area or the Chain Bridge.More

Date of visit: January 2020
Reviewed December 19, 2019 via mobile

Unfortunately the very first item on the menu - the one we went there for - was out. :( I had chicken paprikash instead but it was really average. Also I have to add that in the next table every single dish they got, looked...way better than my chicken paprikash so I was simply unlucky. I will return and order something else and hopefully re-evaluate my decision in the near future.More

Date of visit: December 2019
Reviewed December 6, 2019 via mobile

This was recommended by our accommodation. We went on spec and were lucky to get a table. The waiter spoke excellent English and was very attentive. The salmon and pork dishes were very good.

Date of visit: December 2019
Reviewed December 4, 2019

it was right next to my airbnb so I ate luch here. Food was good service was ok the place is a bit dark but overall not a bad experience

Date of visit: December 2019
Reviewed November 8, 2019 via mobile

The waiter was more than kind. We tried several dishes and everything was very tasty. Among all the food their burger was the best for me. Their deserts are also nice. I can suggest you túrós gombóc. It is delicious. They have a nice selection...of wine and espresso is nice. Prices are very acceptable. And it is easily accessible by wheelchair. Overall it's a nice place with tasty food and kind stuff.More

Date of visit: November 2019
Reviewed September 21, 2019 via mobile

This place is by a busy road and looks a bit like an American diner. The waiter was lovely. We had really good food - better than I thought! We tried Palinka after which only because of our tastes we didn't like - slightly strong...for us. Im sure it was nice stuff! Reasonable prices. They gave us a free Palinka at the end too and some water to help us recover after drinking it! HahaMore

Date of visit: September 2019
Reviewed September 15, 2019 via mobile

The food was very good and you can pay with card and the waiter was very nice with us. They are cheap

Date of visit: September 2019
Reviewed September 2, 2019

Service was decent and food was good. But the invoice contained two prices that were not the same: 8490Ft and 33,96€. This would be an exchange rate of 1€ = 250Ft, when today's rate is 1€=331Ft. That's 33% more. During the past 10 years Forint...never rated 1 to 250.More

Date of visit: September 2019
Reviewed June 29, 2019 via mobile

We were staying in the nearby Mercury hotel. Four of us called in for coffee and crepes, though one of us did end up ordering burger and fries. Unfortunately the burger was served a little rare for her tastes but the good natured waiter had...it re cooked and served in a fresh bun with extra fries. The coffee was good and the crepes tasty with a good choice of fillings. This cafe seemed very popular with locals as well as visitors. We were happy with our snacks here.More

Date of visit: June 2019
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Yes, Makos Guba Bistro offers takeout services.

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Makos Guba Bistro is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4.5