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Valevitsata Tavern

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Bansko, 75 Glazne St., Bansko 2770, Bulgaria
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Popped in for dinner as the place seemed cosy with an open fireplace. However, when trying to order food from the menu, the waiter said it's not available and instead recommended a chicken something with bacon and chips. So I went along with it thinking it's a special. It was like a chicken kiev with bits of bacon and veg... More 

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 6, 2016 via mobile

In Valevitsa time stands still. It took them 20 minutes for 3 waiters on 6 tables to bring us a menu. 2 cups of coffee remained on our table for 1 hour. They forgot to bring us water, bread and 1 soup but it all convenietly appeared in the bill. The waiter started arguing with us that he actually brought... More 

Thank Iliya P
Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 23, 2016

It was our favorite mehana for many years,with the change the staff this season now terrible. Plus the added bonus of three musicians blasting a dirge into your ears until you pay them to go away, absolutely dreadful place!

Thank narik2011
Piraeus, Greece
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 22, 2015

Great food, cozy atmosphere, authentic music and great service. One of the best in Bansko. Highly recommended

Thank Teo_Anastasiadis
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 1, 2015 via mobile

Great food and service in a cozy local atmosphere, with some live music that isn't too invasive. Unlike many other places, it seems that this Mehana respects the non-smoking law, at least nobody was smoking when we were there. Highly recommended.

Thank Marco D
Manchester UK
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 25, 2014

This place is very nicely decorated, better than most of the mehanas if you get out by the fireplace and the beer-cooler. Service was fine, though there's no English spoken, and the food was better than average. The problem came with the bill, which wasn't itemised, just a total which was obviously wrong. Since I couldn't communicate, I asked for... More 

Thank Mark L
Baltimore, Maryland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 23, 2014

Mehana Valevitsata is not just another one of Bankso's pizza, pan-European, and other non-distinct joints. It's one of a few places in town where you can get a more traditional selection of food and drink, in what feels like a more traditional environment not crowded and bustling with tourists. Service: attentive, polite, fast, and English-speaking, but maybe a bit heavy-handed... More 

Thank QuinnDM
Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 20, 2014

Simply one of the best restaurants in Bansko. The proof is that many locals eat there. Good, traditional cuisine at great prices. Look for the novel way that they keep their beer cool!

Thank Steve123427
Thessaloniki, Greece
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 28, 2013

This is a great place to experience a local Bulgarian tavern in Bansko. The building is an old house and is decorated in the traditional Bansko village style. Service is very good and the food excellent. Mehana Valevitsata is located within a short walking distance of the cabin lift's first station, Valevitsata Tavern welcomes its guests in the Bulgarian style... More 

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Restaurant Details

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  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
Barbecue, Eastern European
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Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Bansko, 75 Glazne St., Bansko 2770, Bulgaria
  • Location: Europe  >  Bulgaria  >  Blagoevgrad Province  >  Bansko
GSM: +359 887 417 645

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