A gastro article on the topic – where to eat in Prague – you need to start with words that accurately define national cuisine – satisfying, tasty, difficult to pronounce. The Czech capital welcomes guests not only with its old streets and sights hidden in them, but also with a large selection of establishments serving Czech dishes, as well as dishes from other countries of the world. Before you go on a gastronomic tour of Prague, take into account a few practical recommendations that will help you to eat not only tasty, but also inexpensive, as well as enjoy the atmosphere of a typical Prague.
Tips for those who like to eat hearty and cheap
Today, Prague is primarily a tourist city, so many places to eat, located in the central areas and close to attractions, are aimed at travelers. Accordingly, the prices in them are always quite high.
If you do not plan to spend a lot of money on food, but still want to get acquainted with the national cuisine of the Czech Republic, use simple tips:
- Look for a place to eat cheap in Prague, away from the main streets and attractions;
- pay attention to the guests of the restaurant – if locals eat here, feel free to come in and have a drink;
- on weekdays, the easiest way to eat inexpensively is to find a restaurant that serves business lunch;
- carefully study the output of the portion in the menu – for example, one portion of the boar’s knee is enough for a company of 3-4 adults;
- if at the entrance to the institution a menu is presented in Russian, tourists are obviously waiting here and the prices will be too high.
Good to know! The price category of an institution is easy to determine by the cost of beer – if a glass costs 40 CZK, it’s not possible to eat cheaply.
Sad Man’s Tongue Bar & Bistro
- Address: Konviktska 7, Prague, Czech Republic.
- Website: www.sadmanstongue.net.
- Schedule: daily from 11-00 to 18-00.
Our list of places to eat cheap and tasty in Prague starts with Sad Man’s Tongue Bar & Bistro. The inconspicuous and does not catch the eye at first glance, but inside – a stylish interior in retro style, pleasant music and attentive staff. There is a feeling that they went to visit good friends.
Here you can inexpensively eat burgers with an impressive layer of cheese and juicy meat. The most positive reviews about the sandwich with red onions and “Prager”. The portions are huge, and everything is hot and fresh. In the reviews, tourists recommend trying Porter beer.
There are always people in the institution, so it’s better to come to the opening or book a table in advance. Payment only in cash. An average check for two will cost 600 CZK, the menu offers dishes from 59 CZK to 185 CZK.
- Address: Koubkova 685/16, Prague, Czech Republic.
- Website: http://johnnypizza.cz/.
- The restaurant welcomes guests from Monday to Friday from 11-00 to 23-45.
For those who are studying the question – where is it cheap to eat pizza, traditional for Italy, in Prague, we suggest visiting Johnny Pizza. In this restaurant, where you can eat cheaply and enjoy the taste of real Italian pizza, the sincerity and kindness of the owner captivates, he is a cook – jack of all trades. The institution is very small, so treats are ordered to take away. Tourists who have visited Johnny Pizza say that they were attracted by the delicious aroma of pizza. Reality fully lives up to expectations – a large selection of Italian treats, thin pastry and lots of toppings. Another feature – pizza is heated in the same oven where it is cooked, that is, there are no microwave ovens here.
The menu offers pizza of two diameters – 33 cm and 50 cm, the price of a small one is from 119 kroons to 190 kroons, and a large one is from 190 kroons to 290 kroons. A daily lunch combination is available from 11-00 to 15-00.
PAPRIKA Mediterranean Bistro & Bar
- Address: Rumunska 16 IP Pavlova, Prague.
- The doors of the bar are open Monday through Friday from 11-00 to 22-00.
The next place to eat in Prague, and at the same time inexpensive, is PAPRIKA Mediterranean Bistro & Bar. The restaurant is located near the Pavlova metro station. The interior inside is simple, unobtrusive, but the main thing here is cheap, home cooking and huge portions. The theme of the Israeli menu is complemented by appropriate musical design.
Important! The facility does not work on weekends.
Guests are advised to try falafel and spiced coffee. Be sure to check with the waiter the severity of the dish, you can always ask to reduce or add ground pepper. In hot weather, lemonade prepared according to the author’s recipe is excellently refreshing. Very tasty hummus. The menu has both meat treats and vegetarian dishes. Everything is very tasty and inexpensive. The cost of falafel is 109 CZK, shawarma is 129 CZK, and a combined lunch is sold at a price of 389 CZK.
- Address: Kamenická 24, Prague 7.
- Website: www.mrhotdog.cz
- Doors Mr. HotDoG are open every day from 11-30 to 22-00.
The next place in our gastro tour will delight tourists who are choosing where fast food can be eaten cheap in Prague. Mr. Hot Dog offers a decent alternative to fast food, while eating here is not only delicious, but also cheap. You will find a large selection of hot dogs, quality Czech beer and attentive service. In their reviews, visitors note delicious french fries and lemonade with thyme.
Tables in the restaurant are booked in advance, so make a reservation before visiting Mr. Hot Dog. In the warmer months, you can sit at a table on the street.
The menu has a lot of cocktails, there are vegetarian burgers with beetroot cutlet. The cost of hot dogs is from 59 kroons to 139 kroons.
U Magistra Kelly
- Address: Šporkova 5 Praha 1, Prague.
- Website: www.umagistrakelly.cz
- Opening hours: from 12-30 to 23-00.
Do not know where to eat budget in Prague and feel the flavor of real Prague? We bring to your attention a small, cozy restaurant located in the courtyard next to the St. Vitus Cathedral. U Magistra Kelly is popular among locals, respectively, the prices are not too high, and you can eat cheaply. Payment only in cash, while paying better in local currency – Czech crowns.
The restaurant is allowed to smoke, so in good weather it is better to choose a table on the street. If you plan to visit U Magistra Kelly in the evening, book your seats in advance, since the restaurant is small – 7 tables – and there are practically no empty seats at rush hour.
The menu has a wide variety of wines and beers. The cost of an order of two servings of sausages, fried cheese and two glasses of beer is 400 CZK. Tourists recommend trying the local Goat beer. A lot of positive reviews about baked pork leg and cabbage soup on smoked meats.
- Templova 648/7 Prague 1.
- The restaurant is open every day from 8-30 to 15-00.
This small, cozy cafe is the owner of a certificate of quality according to the version of Tripadvisor service in 2016-2018. The facility is located at the same time in the center of Prague and at the same time in a distance from noisy, tourist places. It offers a pleasant, modern interior, a huge selection of pancakes with a variety of fillings and hot drinks. Locals come here for breakfast.
Breakfast for two from two servings of savory pancakes, one serving of sweet pancakes and two coffee costs 650 CZK. Tourists recommend trying pancakes with omelettes, mango pancakes, and also a lot of positive reviews about pancakes with avocado, bacon and cheese. What is noteworthy, the servings are more reminiscent of a pancake filling, and not vice versa.
The place is popular, so there are always a lot of people, if a table is not booked in advance, you will have to wait 10-15 minutes.
Restaurace Pod Vysehradem
- Vratislavova 32/4, Prague.
- It works from Monday to Saturday from 11-00 to 23-00 and on Sunday from 11-00 to 22-00.
Restaurant Restaurace Pod Vysehradem is on the list of places to eat cheaply in Prague, according to tourists. It is especially warm, cozy, here they will feed both lovers of meat delicacies and vegetarians. The service is pleasant, unobtrusive. If we talk about the most interesting treats, this is undoubtedly the boar’s knee, french cheese and a varied selection of desserts. Here you can inexpensively drink excellent Czech Budweiser beer.
Payment is accepted not only in cash, but also by credit card. The institution is located near the Vysehrad fortress, after a walk through this attraction, go to the Pod Vysehradem restaurant, relax and enjoy the color of the Czech capital. A cheap menu will also add pleasant emotions, for example, for a portion of the famous boar knee you will have to pay only 190 kroons, and a full dinner for two will cost 550-600 kroons. Tourists also recommend trying ribs, and local tinctures will be an unexpected discovery for you. And get ready for huge portions, which are not easy to master.
Interesting fact! Locals love this restaurant not only for the fact that you can eat cheaply here, but also the talent of the chef. Be sure to order his signature dish – steak with lingonberry sauce and cream.
- Dlouha 727/39, Prague.
- Opening hours: Monday to Friday – from 8-00 to 19-00, on Saturday – from 9-00 to 18-00.
If you like non-touristic places, you are guaranteed to enjoy the Sisters Bistro. Serving the best in Prague, bread stalls, and if in a simple way – cheap sandwiches or open sandwiches. Believe me, in this institution your idea of a traditional sandwich will change dramatically. It is noteworthy that all snacks are prepared exclusively from environmentally friendly, farm products. If you want to feel the taste of natural food, be sure to visit the restaurant in the Gourmet Gallery.
Good to know! Such sandwiches are an excellent snack during hiking in Prague, while you can eat not only tasty and healthy, but also inexpensively.
Sandwiches with roast beef are especially delighted, and vegetarian sandwiches are also in great demand. Also, visitors to the bistro are advised to try sandwiches – egg salad, beets with goat cheese and smoked salmon and cheese. The institution is small, with only ten tables, so food is most often taken away, sandwiches are packed in transparent plastic containers.
The cost of a sandwich is from 50 EEK to 80 EEK, and the price of a combined lunch is 229 EEK.
GastroBar 1402 Praha
- Michalska 20, Prague.
- The bar is open every day from 10-00 to 3-00.
There is a bar in the center of Prague, not far from the astronomical clock. They offer inexpensive Czech dishes prepared according to original local recipes. The most popular on the menu are pork ribs, potato soup and goulash, and author’s craft beer is also served at the establishment. If you are not a fan of a foamy drink, order aromatic coffee, ale, lemonade or whiskey.
Complement the pleasant impression of the bar – live music, attentive staff, great atmosphere and a menu in Russian.
The bar invites everyone who loves shots, such a cheap beer set costs only 100 CZK, for this money you can try several beers and make your choice. The only inconvenient nuance is payment only in cash, cards are not accepted.
Interesting fact! The bar came up with a funny idea with stickers – they offer to enter the name, city and stick the sticker to the wall.
- Nerudova 208/8, Prague.
- Website: http://goodeats.cz/
- Schedule: from Monday to Friday from 7-30 to 16-00, weekends – from 8-00 to 17-00.
It serves delicious breakfasts. The menu contains dishes from which you can make an ideal breakfast in your understanding – omelet, pancakes with various additives (salted and sweet), fresh. You can eat inside and outside in the courtyard. This is not to say that food at GoodEats is cheap, but the pleasure you get from home-made, fresh food is worth the money. The cafe has free wi-fi.
Good to know! You can order individual dishes, or you can choose a set of omelet, toast with butter and a drink to the taste of the visitor (juice, tea or coffee).
The average bill for two persons is from 350 CZK to 450 CZK. When ordering, you can change the recipe, for example, ask not to add bacon to the pancakes.
Restaurace U Matejicku
- Naplavni 2011/5, Prague.
- Schedule: daily from 11-00 to 23-00.
The restaurant is located near the Dancing House, locals traditionally relax here, drink tincture and beer. What attracts Prague residents? Tasty, cheap food, great location. The staff is attentive, be sure to advise the dish, tell you about the latest. This place is perfect for both family vacations and youth.
The interior is simple, no pathos, everything here is aimed at tasty, inexpensive food and pleasant emotions of visitors. The menu has both national dishes and burgers. Free wi-fi for those who want to stay in touch.
What is recommended to eat cheaply and with pleasure – sausages in dark beer, cheese burger, dumplings with berry sauce, pork shank. It is noteworthy that Restaurace U Matejicku is removed from the hiking trails, respectively, mainly Czech speech is heard here. Payment is possible both in cash and by card. A full meal for two will cost 450 CZK. The most expensive dish on the menu costs 200 CZK.
Fat Cat Pub & Brewery
- Karlova 44, Prague.
- Schedule: daily from 7-00 to 10-00 and from 11-00 to 23-00.
The prices here cannot be called cheap, but the expenses are offset by a large and varied menu, an excellent assortment of beer, by the way, be sure to try the original Fat Cat foam drink. Deliciously cook steaks, tuna salad, burgers. The food is fresh, tasty. An interesting offer – a tasting beer set – serves 6 varieties of different foamy drinks of 200 ml each, the total price is 350 CZK. If you wish, you can watch football matches. In the pub, an original cocktail is served – one and a half glasses. To the question, the waiters answer that such a full serving of the drink – when cream is added from above, part of the cocktail is poured out and it is poured into another glass. The pub fully justifies its name – Fat Cat, because after lunch or dinner here you feel exactly like that.
As you can see, the question – where to eat in Prague – is quite extensive and no less fascinating than the sights of the Czech capital. We presented our selection of restaurants, bars, we hope that now it will be easier to make a choice.
All the food establishments described in the article, as well as the best pubs in Prague are marked on the map.
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