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“Nice quiet place with good food”
Review of Vecmeita Ar Kaki

Vecmeita Ar Kaki
Ranked #73 of 1,003 Restaurants in Riga
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Latvian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Local cuisine, Romantic, Business meetings, Families with children
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations
Riga, Latvia
Level 5 Contributor
67 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Nice quiet place with good food”
Reviewed January 15, 2014

This is a nice place near President Castle, it is away from the crowd and offers nice food choices, we tried steak, pork dishes, salmon and all were good, some menu items were not available, but we visited in peak time, so it was expected. The prices are ok for Riga. Service is nice too. The only drawback is that there is not much space, all tables are very close together, not very private for that matter.

  • Visited December 2013
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2 Thank Alveja
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  • Chinese (Traditional) first
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Norwegian first
  • Polish first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Swedish first
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English first
Wokingham, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Excellent Value for money”
Reviewed December 9, 2013

We needed a restaurant near to our hotel on our first night so we went down the steps to 'spinster with the cat'. The food was local and lovely but beware Latvian sized portions - one starter would have been sufficient for three of us. It was plentiful, tasty and good quality and the local cheap champagne went down very easily. Would not hesitate to recommend.

  • Visited December 2013
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1 Thank Jenny C
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Toronto, Canada
Level 6 Contributor
1,790 reviews
824 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1,064 helpful votes
“Great spot for lunch near Riga Castle”
Reviewed July 14, 2013

We had an enjoyable lunch at Vecmeita Ar Kaki on their covered outdoor terrace. It offers a great view of Riga Castle and the neighboring small park. The service was superb and the food reasonaby good. They heavily promote Latvian specialities and we tried the "antipasto" which includes two types of sausage, ham and smokedcheeses - it makes for good snacking while enjoying a beer before your main course. The best dish our group had was the Shepherd's Feast - slices of beef served in a mustard sauce with mushrooms piled on French fries - very tasty! We also had chicken with melted blue cheese and fried Camembert (which is really an appetizer). The food isn't fancy but the quiet location makes for a most pleasant meal.

  • Visited July 2013
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1 Thank John B
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Riga, Latvia
Level 3 Contributor
16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“The best lunch offer in Riga Palace area”
Reviewed June 19, 2013

I'm eating at "Vecmeita ar kaki" with my friends and/or colleagues couple of times every weeek. I find their offer the best lunch offer in the Riga Palace area - restaurant quality at the canteen price and fast food speed. They can do that, because at lunch time (~11:30 - 13:30) the choice is limited to two soups, three main courses and one salad, sometimes - one desert. If you want to order from the full menu, go there for the late lunch or the dinner. @Hetresi - the dinner will be good restaurant quality, served at normal restaurant speed and will cost you normal Old Riga price.
Cheers,
Janis

  • Visited June 2013
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1 Thank JanisT1969
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Saarbrucken, Germany
Level 6 Contributor
181 reviews
125 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
“Pretty good place to go”
Reviewed May 9, 2013

We find this place from my lonely planet book and it worths the visit. We ordered a beef steak and a pork steak, both of which are well-cooked and delicious. The location is close to the castle and atmosphere is also fine. Nothing much to say about it, simply go there :)

  • Visited April 2013
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1 Thank mars198356
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