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“GOOD STEAKS but not top”
Review of Zila Govs

Zila Govs
Ranked #127 of 983 Restaurants in Riga
Price range: $10 - $40
Cuisines: Seafood, Steakhouse, Latvian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine, Romantic
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations
Description: The Blue Cow is a steak and fish restaurant, located on one side of Riga's most popular Old Town squares, Livu laukums. Modern Latvian cuisine in a warm atmosphere, inside a historical building dated from 1235.
Hong Kong
Level 5 Contributor
67 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
“GOOD STEAKS but not top”
Reviewed August 1, 2012 via mobile

T- bone good but a bit tough on one side. Mash ++, bread n salad bueno, wine soso, wine by the glass selection too small, view towards the Livu square with live music. Food a bit pricy for LV standard.

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  • Danish first
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  • English first
  • Finnish first
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  • German first
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Uddevalla, Sweden
Level 6 Contributor
99 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 316 helpful votes
“If you like a well prepared beef, Zila Govs (Blue Cow) is a good choise”
Reviewed July 20, 2012

A nice restaurant at one of the squares in old town Riga with, in my opinion, the best meat in town. The staff is dressed in old traditional clothes and the restaurant has the same style to resemble the old Hansa time. In summer you can be served outside and follow the life in the street. It is not only beef on the menu, you can find a lot of other things and they have a very good wine list and in addition to this very good local beers you can also find Belgian trapist beer. This is not a butget restaurant but not so expecive and it is worth every Lats. When you hear the Blue Cow's muuu in the street, you have found the right place.

  • Visited June 2012
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1 Thank Jan-Eric B
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Santa Barbara, California
Level 5 Contributor
89 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
“Go somewhere else!”
Reviewed July 13, 2012

This is a tourist trap "par excellence". Avoid this place like the plague. They try to bring you in, then completely abandon you on their terrace without service, and the food is very disappointing.

There are so many better options to dine in Riga!

  • Visited July 2012
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1 Thank SeaweedGravel
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Stavanger, Norway
Level 3 Contributor
21 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Very nice, but a little exspensive”
Reviewed May 29, 2012 via mobile

We had steaks and som red wine. The steaks was chewy, but very tasty. Good service and very romantic atmosphere :)

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1 Thank Melisany88
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Ciudad de México, Distrito Federal, Mexico
Level 3 Contributor
12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“One of my personal best known european restaurants...”
Reviewed May 28, 2012

Worth it every penny. Special menus available as well as European and Latvian specialties. Had the best NYE dinner I've had. Chef is a master pro, nice staff and live music in a medieval-like european ambience.

Visited January 2012
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Thank Horacio M
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