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Mester Restaurant and Palinka House

$$ - $$$European, Eastern European,
Mester utca 13., Budapest 1095, Hungary
+36 1 215 0139
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  • Excellent48%
  • Very good24%
  • Average7%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible12%
6 Aug 2017
“Worst restaurant we went to ”
22 Jun 2017
“Mester Étterem”
Open Now
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM Hours
European, Eastern European, Central European, Hungarian
$$ - $$$
Mester utca 13., Budapest 1095, Hungary
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Reviewed 7 August 2017 via mobile

We went to four Hungarian restaurants during our trip to Budapest, and this one was the worst by a long shot. Although the goulash was good, the pork that I had was inedible (very fatty, salty, and overlooked) and the service was very very poor...More

Thank Amelia E
Reviewed 22 June 2017

This is a place that will rip you off. my parnert is hungarian and they still ripped us off. we are for house wine and they charged is 5000ft for 4 glasses of wine. 5000 for 2 plinkas for the musicians. the bill came to...More

Thank Phil C
Reviewed 7 January 2017

This little restaurant is close to the Ibis Styles Hotel, Soroksari, no more than a 5 minute walk. It is warm, hospitable and the food was local, authentic and delicious. Portions are large so be careful as to how much you order. The wine list...More

Thank 303gilesr
Reviewed 1 January 2017 via mobile

They always recomend you the more expensive plate although meat in bad state and recently thawed. If you go there only take soup or they will steal your money. Careful with Palinka you will pay more than other place.

Thank Guillermo F
Reviewed 9 October 2016 via mobile

I've walked past this restaurant many times and fortunately this time I decided to try it out. The menu is varied but on the recommendation of the waitress I went for the set menu (3,500 HUF) and I'm gladiator did. The goulash and chicken were...More

Thank CerdyTourist
Reviewed 16 September 2016

Although this restaurant lies on the busy Mester utca, one is protected from too much traffic noise, if dining outside, by the shielded terrace. Excellent service by well skilled young staff. Menu is based on the Hungarian cuisine with some nice extra details by the...More

Thank MiguelVS1959
Reviewed 27 July 2016

We came here to try the goulash which was really very good, and also had chicken paprikash - very tasty. The portions were good - - for the soup we ordered a large and split it as the waitress advised that the small soup would...More

Thank Joan G
Reviewed 30 April 2016

This is a small cosy restaurant with tasty Hungarian food, good wine and live music. Service is good. And at last the palinka of this house is unforgettable.

Thank jaaktreikelder
Reviewed 20 April 2016

The place was recommend for its hungarian food, and it delivered. The food was tasty, with great portions, at a reasonable price. The place also has a great selection of palinkas too.

Thank luigi AJ S
Reviewed 9 April 2016

Very quiet and off the beaten track but worth a visit. Food was tasty and service was good and friendly.

Thank Andrina P
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$7 - US$49
European, Eastern European, Central European, Hungarian
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Takeout, Highchairs Available, Accepts Credit Cards
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Open Hours
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Mester utca 13., Budapest 1095, Hungary
  • Location: Europe  >  Hungary  >  Central Hungary  >  Budapest
  • Phone Number: +36 1 215 0139
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