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Taverna pie Sena Dzintara Cela

#58 of 749 Restaurants in Riga
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Latvian, Eastern European, European, Central European, Vegetarian Friendly
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Torna iela 4, 2c | Barracks of Jacob, opposite the cannon, Riga 1050, Latvia
+371 67 321 260
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00:00 - 22:00
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Hong Kong
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447 reviews
130 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 150 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a simple but friendly place; good filling food, great local beers; nothing pretentious, but all good quality.

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London
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91 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We came here after cocktails at Balzambar (a must) & we were impressed with the yummy Latvian food which was just wonderful!! The craft beer is excellent too. We had the boar sausage main which was divine (dont miss trying this) & pork ribs with cabbage which was seriously tasty as well. We loved the Latvian folk songs playing too... More 

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Thank BeeLopez
Gita_Vilkriste, General Manager at Taverna pie Sena Dzintara Cela, responded to this review

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London, United Kingdom
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172 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 January 2017 via mobile

This restaurant is lovely and has a strong personality. With traditional style and food, offers good snacks and beer. Staff is also nice and friendly. Highly recommended.

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Gita_Vilkriste, General Manager at Taverna pie Sena Dzintara Cela, responded to this review

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Richmond, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 November 2016

Despite thinking this place looked like a tourist trap I decided to eat here for my birthday on 27th October as I had noticed there was wild boar on the menu, and even though the price was high I was determined to have the wild boar, so I did! Well! The portion was absolutely HUGE, which made the price understandable,... More 

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Thank 05Mindy
Gita_Vilkriste, General Manager at Taverna pie Sena Dzintara Cela, responded to this review

Very happy that you had this good experience on your birthday. Thank you for your detailed review! More 

Nottingham, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 October 2016 via mobile

My friend and I visited here during our stay in Riga. We had already been to a number of places for food and / or drink during our first few days in Riga, however this one has to be the best. The food was reasonably priced and the service was good, however the food was absolutely delicious - the best... More 

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Thank Kew7835
Gita_Vilkriste, General Manager at Taverna pie Sena Dzintara Cela, responded to this review

Proud to be called - the best. Thank you very much! More 

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18 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 October 2016 via mobile

You must try this place. Excellent food and drink. We visited 8 years ago and loved it so much that we had to try it again. The food was even better and the portions sizes were incredible. The ales were very good and if you like a challenge try the homemade local moonshine. Staff were brilliant as well.

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Thank John P
Gita_Vilkriste, General Manager at Taverna pie Sena Dzintara Cela, responded to this review

Thank you so much! It means a lot to us to hear that our work is highly valued :) More 

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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

There is a great atmosphere. Meals are delicious, fresh and big. We ordered fish plate and souceseges plate from starters. It was outstanding. The service is perfect. Very recommended place.

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Gita_Vilkriste, General Manager at Taverna pie Sena Dzintara Cela, responded to this review

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Newbury
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36 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 October 2016

We ate dinner here on a quiet Monday night in October. We were made very welcome by the lady owner who was happy to help with explaining the food on the menu. She was at pains to tell us that everything was genuine Latvian. I had soup without a plate which was thick soup inside a round loaf of wholemeal... More 

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Gita_Vilkriste, General Manager at Taverna pie Sena Dzintara Cela, responded to this review

Thank you very much for rating us. We always try to do our best for our dear clients. More 

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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 13 August 2016 via mobile

The location is designed like a historical place - large effort to the details. The food and the quantity of food where good. With regard to the position the prices are adequate. A main course costs from 5,50 to 20 €. The waiter wasn't a perfect English speaker but he help with lot of charm. Try this place!

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Thank RK_15907
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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 August 2016

Me and my friend ate perch which was very tasty. Others in our companion ate sausage which also liked. Portions were quite large. Good vine also :)

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$5 - US$54
Cuisine
Latvian, Eastern European, European, Central European, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Highchairs Available
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
00:00 - 22:00
Monday
00:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
00:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
00:00 - 22:00
Thursday
00:00 - 22:00
Friday
00:00 - 22:00
Saturday
00:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Torna iela 4, 2c | Barracks of Jacob, opposite the cannon, Riga 1050, Latvia
  • Location: Europe  >  Latvia  >  Riga Region  >  Riga
  • Phone Number: +371 67 321 260

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