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Kacsa utca 22., Budapest 1027, Hungary
+36 1 202 2165
11:00 - 23:00
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Mon - Tue 11:00 - 23:00
Wed - Sat 11:00 - 00:00
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Prague, Hlavni Mesto Praha, Czech Republic
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25 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

If you are looking for something little bit special but cosy and familiar this is right place for you. Super nice staff. Plates are nicely arrangened but portion are not big so order a starter or a dessert, it will be worth it!

Thank Kateřina K
Manchester, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Having read all the glowing reviews we were really looking forward to our meal here. Staff were lovely and welcoming and the interior is cosy and pleasant. Starter of goose liver pate was great but main course of wild boar stew with dumplings with plum turned out to be stew (lovely tender meat) with 3 pieces of bread. We asked... More 

Thank Lazychris1954
mparnicz, Vezető at Mandragora, responded to this review

Dear Lazychris1954, First af all thank You for visiting our restaurant. We are happy that you liked our goosle liver starter. After that you ordered exactly the following dish: Hungarian wild boar „stew”, bread dumpling with plum. So the stew was marked with a quotation mark, that means there is a little twist in it. We make a normal stew... More 

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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely polite friendly staff, cosy bar, very nice place to have a drink, we did have the food, there was limited choice but presented very well.

Thank Beachbabet
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We were in the fisherman bastion and looking for an early dinner. We followed our instincts (and tripadvisor reviews) and walked like 15 minutes until we reach this restaurant. Excellent goulash soup, and 10/10 pork and duck. Was a pity that they did not have boar. Perfect service, they call us a taxi at the end of our visit. 100%... More 

Thank Vicente P
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016

Located somewhat outside the bustle of the city but well worth the walk! Great atmosphere, delicious food, excellent value! Family-run business with no hint of "chain restaurant"!

1 Thank JokkeK
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016 via mobile

It's been a while since I've tried something so good. The dishes are served nicely and taste exceptional, though price is still affordable. Don't forget to try homemade chocolate cake! We didn't try wines but crafted Hungarian beers were wonderful!

1 Thank Audrius B
Tel Aviv, Israel
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

One of our Hungarian friend recommended the restaurant as a must visit while in Budapest. My friend used to work very nearby and went with friends for a coffee and specially for mushroom soup. Food is truly outstanding quality, beautiful combination of flavors.

Thank welisabeth71
Budapest, Hungary
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016 via mobile

Must have place, outstanding meal. All courses were fantastic, pasta, osso bucco, duck leg and liver, desserts. Definitely a very good choice!

Thank tartlev
London, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016

tucked away in a side street with no other commercial properties in sight this is a hidden delight. Warm and welcoming staff and interior. Interesting menu with traditional Hungarian dishes cooked to a really high standard. Good value too. Would really recommend especially as a contrast to the very commercial restaurants in Pest. Lovely walk back along the river to... More 

Thank csevans5
Driebergen, The Netherlands
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31 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016

The review title sums up this restaurant. I liked its local atmosphere with a good complement of local people eating in there.A bit off the tourist beaten track, but not difficult to find.

Thank 644351Robin

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$8 - US$20
European, Hungarian, Eastern European, Central European, International, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Romantic
Open Hours
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Kacsa utca 22., Budapest 1027, Hungary
  • Location: Europe  >  Hungary  >  Central Hungary  >  Budapest
  • Phone Number: +36 1 202 2165
This restaurant was founded ten years ago. We have continously developped during years, always adopting our Guest's needs. At first our palce was operated like a club and we transformed it to a bistro style restaurant step by step whitout loosing the kind and welcoming atmosphere, what makes us very rare in these days. Our goal is if You visit us once, You will partake fascinating hospitality. So next time we can welcome You like a regular guest.

We believe that hospitality only worth doing with soul!

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