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Zila Govs

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Steakhouse, European, Latvian, Central European, Eastern European
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Meistaru iela 21, Riga 1050, Latvia
+371 67 223 307
11:00 - 00:00
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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98 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Happened upon this restaurant whilst wandering around Riga and we're so glad we did. We couldn't make a decision and a group of Dublin ladies came out and said it was fab so that was good enough for us. It was late on a cold Monday night and they showed us in. One other couple and a foursome of old... More 

Thank lorrainebyrne
Rolands N, General Manager at Zila Govs, responded to this review

Thank you for the outstanding review! We pay attention to all available feedback and we are delighted to hear that our guests have experienced a great evening at our restaurant. It brings us great joy and satisfaction to know that your meal was cooked to perfection, as we always strive to serve only the highest quality food. We hope to... More 

Regensburg, Germany
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 March 2017 via mobile

Outstanding food for a descent price. A great choice of fish dishes, friendly service and comfortable atmosphere. If you are not tough on money - this is a great place to visit.

Thank sceadu
Rolands N, General Manager at Zila Govs, responded to this review

Dear guest, thank you for the positive review! We are glad to hear about your pleasant and satisfying visit at our restaurant. We look forward to welcoming you again in the future! More 

Riga, Latvia
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 19 February 2017

Amazing. The best restaurant in Riga I've ever been to. Excellent service and very very tasty food. I recommend this restaurant very strongly for everyone.

Thank Ricards V
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87 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 February 2017 via mobile

Nice central location and a bautiful setting. Food quality is OK but can not fully meet the price level. They present the food nicely but the quality is slightly overpriced for the level of creativity and quality. I was there for lunch and was the only guest. Maybe there is a reason..., but February is no the tourist season so... More 

Thank Hannes S
Shrewsbury, England, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 8 January 2017

Overall Riga is amazing for food and we had great meals every night but this restaurant was our overall favourite. The presentation of the food was brilliant and it tasted fantastic. The service was great and the interior of the building is lovely, very atmospheric. Couldn't fault it.

Thank Kate W
Greater London, United Kingdom
1 review
Reviewed 31 December 2016

We stumbled across this restaurant on our last night in Latvia and were very surprised at the quality of the food. We did not realise it is a steak and fish restaurant yet the vegetarian option was outstanding, amongst the best meal we had on our trip. (even better than at the vegetarian restaurants). We had an aubergine dish which... More 

Thank paulmishkin
Doncaster, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 December 2016

We passed this restaurant several times and decided to eat here on our last night. We were not disappointed, the food was all freshly made and very well presented and tasted really good. The decoration was fabulous and cosy and the staff were excellent. I would not hesitate to eat here again I were to visit Riga again in the... More 

Thank Aileent133
Harleston, null, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 December 2016

We found this restaurant on tripadvisor and gave it a go and we weren't disappointed. The waiter spoke very good english and the menu was clear. We went for main and dessert, the service wasn't fast but everything was cooked fresh and we weren't in a hurry. The flavours were amazing and the food was well presented all in all... More 

Thank Lise H
1 review
Reviewed 8 December 2016 via mobile

Lovely warm atmosphere in this restaurant and possibly the best food I've had in Riga. Highly recommend it.

Thank Eoghan L
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232 reviews
148 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 December 2016

That a great little place. Much like other in Latvia, but very fun and cozy. Excellent wait staff and very tasty food. Will go back if I have a chance!

Thank tcresidentTc

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10 - US$40
Steakhouse, European, Latvian, Central European, Eastern European
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Full Bar
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Romantic
Open Hours
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Meistaru iela 21, Riga 1050, Latvia
  • Location: Europe  >  Latvia  >  Riga Region  >  Riga
  • Phone Number: +371 67 223 307
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.

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