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Eastern European, Central European, Romanian, International, European
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Brezoianu street 19, Bucharest 031021, Romania
+40 21 315 8375
10:00 am - 11:30 pm
Closed now
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 11:30 pm
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Mesa, Arizona
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47 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

New friends joined us to try this recommendation from our hotel staff. We found tasty food, ample portions and a quaint atmosphere that featured periodic displays of typical Romanian dances portrayed by couples in traditional Romanian costumes. It was an unexpected pleasure. We arrived without reservations at around 7:30PM, but were seated immediately. The extensive menu had lots to offer,... More 

Thank Gantosz
Wales, UK
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62 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

... but there wasn't any to pass. The management at the Vatra need to spend more money on their chefs and serving staff and less on folk dancers and their costumes. It took three hours for the two poor servers (who were courteous throughout) to serve us with our three courses along with lengthy waits for drinks (a heinous crime... More 

1 Thank ygwyniad
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The food is Romanian traditional. We recommend "scaricica vasluiana" / pork ribs, beef soup, traditional desert "papanasi" and beans with pork

Thank Mihaela R
Tucson, Arizona
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I've eaten at Vatra almost every time I've been to Bucharest. They have amazing "Ciorbă de Fasole cu Afumată" - Bean chowder with smoked ham hocks - and "Sarmale" - cabbage rolls stuffed with meat and rice and braised in a savory sauce. The staff speaks little English, but they're very, very friendly. Vatra is also around the corner from... More 

Thank jwriteclub
Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
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40 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I visited this restaurant for lunch and had a good meal. It was not cheap, but good value for the quality of the food. The atmosphere was really nice. There was outdoor seating with misters to keep you cool on hot afternoon. Service was attentive. English menus and waiters spoke English.

Thank aaronma
1 review
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The price of the lemonade is 13 lei in the menu, but it's actually 15 lei for some of the lemonades, although nowhere in the menu is this specified. Also, the prices are very high. The food is pretty good, but you can definitely find better food for the same price, or cheaper.

Thank Bogdan Mihai C
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Delicious food, great service, nice atmosphere, overall a great evening. Recommended, would definitely come again!

Thank Luptonix
Kanton Zürich
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123 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2016

We dined here twice and really enjoyed the meals served in the cosy courtyard. Every 15 minutes or so four dancers perforrned a traditional dance and then disappeared again,enabling the guests to enjoy their food without too much interruption.

Thank WilmaSchweiz
Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2016 via mobile

I've been there many times because i love the Location and the food, their sweets are the best so I'm rating that with 5, but i really hate their service which is the worst in Sarajevo! I always leave a tip but not for them because they never deserve it!

Thank itsmeiri
Crescent City, California
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2016

Ate here twice at the end of my stay in Bucharest. Both times the food was exceptional. Great folk entertainment on the weekends during your meal.

Thank travisp752

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$23 - $30
Eastern European, Central European, Romanian, International, European
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi, Outdoor Seating, Full Bar
Good for
Families with children, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Romantic, Large groups
Open Hours
10:00 am - 11:30 pm
10:00 am - 11:30 pm
10:00 am - 11:30 pm
10:00 am - 11:30 pm
10:00 am - 11:30 pm
10:00 am - 11:30 pm
10:00 am - 11:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Brezoianu street 19, Bucharest 031021, Romania
  • Location: Europe  >  Romania  >  Bucharest
  • Phone Number: +40 21 315 8375
Best traditional romanian food in Bucharest.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?