Don't be guiri!
The Flying Frog, a hidden gem in Riga!
Ieala Jersikas 31st
We love the phrase! When you see it written in any criticism out there, whether restaurant or hotel, put your beards to soak. It is the favorite expression of owners sleep at night and by day are dedicated to creating (or worse yet, to buy) profiles to amass a review after another on their premises.
But is that the Fyling Frog earned it. Although after several Latvians recommended to us, we find it in one of our typical hunter trips restaurants because we did not have in the typical pre-selection we always do before traveling after searching and reading reviews on all possible sources. Terrace Local crowded but not enough to not get a table. You can try the typical incoming Latvian, their “garlic bread”, pan fried in oil with garlic, but if there are four or more, is a dish that you can knock down hunger. And here it is better that you may keep a place in the stomach for steak, but chicken, burger or lasagna also give the trick!
If you follow our Smart Route, if when you come over here do not have the body to a hearty meal in the corner just beyond you indicate a site with a little more class, less fat and more glass of wine that you can serve with combined an appetizer plate that will rise from the place.
Riga terrace, a must!
Dzirnavu iela 67
Out of the old, but perfect for a visit around the streets of Art Nouveau. Enter into the mall down the street and left hand XXX Take the elevator. 7th floor and go up one more walk. Comfortable photographing Quedaros 360 ° to the entire city and when weary sit in any of the many months they have. Ideal to have a drink before or after dinner, but if you are hungry defends sushi is very good, the pizza seems to give away because spare in every dish. And for the looks of it the terrace, it is expensive.
They are of those moments you’ll quickly be on the road and forget everything. So with your permission I close the tablet and dedicate myself to my beer you’ll quickly pint of cold you have.
Steak & beer
Aldaru iela 11-6
Another gem in Riga. A really good one. The guides will tell you that if you visit Jackobs barracks have to eat at one of their restaurants. Well, you can always try and even a local guide I will argue that, even for tourists, there is a site that surprised himself how good were the local recipes. These people just cook at home and that’s why the locals do not appear by these boundaries.
But if you take the middle road and you get closer to the Cathedral, in just a few meters you will find the Steak & beer, with a couple of waiters and cook a few buddies that seem not a gourmet. But their burgers (4.95 lats), from meat to bread himself, seem made as if they were carrying a deli and not a neighborhood bar. The day I return to Riga I will not miss it!
Lido, the buffet’s palace.
Tirgonu iela 6
The palace is because the name sounds like such. Chain restaurants of which I speak everywhere but not necessary. When you see a long line is there. And makes sense, at 4 euros (2.90 lats) a super skewer pork or chicken, grilled fact with a pint bestial and does not know of all evil, then that says it all.
The original is in the outskirts of the city, so do not think that is for tourists. The Old City of course and so is bursting with this new Homus Turistus street sweeping with rose marked on maps, but the rest did not. Although I do not recommend it. The wait can be done standing eternal and elsewhere you can eat almost as cheap as here and better. Yes, the own-brand beer is especially good and serve cold, so if you are confused between terrace and I weigh so feet cortéis not to sit here (although you will have to send someone to the bar, because now the ones who collect the tables are some homeless that leverage remains).
Fantastic and incredible spot which you can’t miss … Do not expect the typical street market full of stops because rather appears as just a corner of any open-market in London, but a corner of the good. Pray organic burger (of “beef”, not vegetarian) and while you do it, pick one cerzeva CESU. The place where you will shoot like a house the film and so is the beer. Like a movie.
Sit in some of the banks and listen to great music with background. And if you’ve still hungry, grab by just 1.5 lats (2,3 €) hair soup spicy “lamb, tomato, rice and beans”. Tastes grate!
Folkkubs Ala Pagrabs
Smilsu iela 16
They say that their best moments have passed, but no matter where you ask, people always recommend it. And the phrase is always the same: “is crowded with tourists, because it is full of locals.” Although it has a deck is to get inside the cave, so stairs down and do not fail to see the door with the left, old camera around a bank!
The waiters are used to tourists so I attend fast and perfect. Their signature dish is meatballs (meat balls in the letter, 3.50 lats) and worth a try, especially because they are one of the most typical recipes of the country. Towards evening there is usually live music and that’s when most environment has. If you are here at nine or later, leave you fall!
Baznica iela 14
Featured in several local sites, do not let go if only for making a coffee and a cake. Wooden house like a story, you’ll want to take the kitchen with you. Each corner is a different and, although some furniture may seem Encants those who like but in the house of another, the set is lovely. As I mentioned, especially the open kitchen.
Skarnu iela 18
When we did the trip around the world, we recognize that in some places almost took Tripadvisor as our bible. But then had not yet reached a million users (or is 100 million?) And the system was not prostituted. Now we have a much larger list in which, depending on the profile of the site, we will checking and expanding. Besides asking clear, walk, ask, walk and when we see an option that looks good, pin the nose on the plates of those who have already chopped. And if convinces us we sat. And when it comes the waiter if we liked the letter and the environment, started asking. And if not, get up and go, that the customer is always right. And if we like, we extend the order. And if the thing ends well, started writing.
You were saying that TripAdvisor is prostituted by some and by others (there are many customers who threaten to bad reviews to get up a discount or something for free), but still valid, not to look at the ranking but to read between the lines. But, of course, by doing so we can not see the stars of the place and certainly it is Domini. After testing it is clear why. Well, nice and cheap, but perhaps in reverse order giving the level in all three. Do not miss the chicken stuffed with cheese (4.96 lats), the steak is good but almost double the price of chicken (9.80 LVL) and Seize for a wine because the price is right (eg pink Marques de Riscal 15 lats).
Must do in Riga, it is worth the ride inside and out. And if it’s time for breakfast or squeeze the hungry, do not fail to try the donuts stop you will find in the first hangar zeppellins right (this was the previous use of the pavilions that are now the market). 0.1 lats on a unit (just 15 cents) will go to them taking a taste and you’ll end up bringing you a bag!
That’s the pastry and others. You will see that the “pica”, a kind of mini-pizza abounds but, although it is cheap (0.35 in most stops to 0.60 lats in the most famous), looks better than taste …