Csalogany 26 Restaurant (Csalogány 26 Étterem) is one of those really few excellent restaurants in Budapest, the news and legends of which have been going around in gossip, word of mouth, emails, forums, gourmet reviews (!), etc. No, not the interior design, not even the waiters’ style – the food quality & selection and the very affordable prices, so the place. It’s worth checking if you are on the Buda side of Budapest. New York Times: “low-key trattoria with a high-tech twist … blends Hungarian and Continental cuisines … the wine list has excellent Hungarian varietals, including a kadarka.” So yes, it’s ‘the locals love it’ plus ‘the locals fear that prices may surge up’ restaurant type. Extreme bargain for excellence. The name is Csalogány 26, say: cha-lo-gagne hoo-son-hot.
Address: Csalogány utca 26, Budapest 1015
Opening hours: Mon-Fri 12:00-23:00 Sat 18:00-23:00 (Sundays: closed)
Getting here: metro (red line), station: Batthyány tér, bus: 86 (Batthyány tér stop), tram/ streetcar: 19 (Batthyány tér stop)
Note: The name says the address. Live kitchen means that there’s a TV connected from the kitchen to the dining room showing the preparation of meals. Closed on Sundays.
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