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The divine chicken paprikash

Whoever visits Budapest will be keen to taste the best dishes from traditional Hungarian cuisine. However, there are people who don’t like spicy foods or would just simply like to eat something lighter than beef stew. They needn’t to worry, either, because there is a solution namely chicken paprikash, which is one of the highlights of domestic gastronomy.

Good chicken paprikash is savoury, but not too spicy, with dumplings and sour cream, its two indispensable supplements, on the side. So, where does one go when looking for the best chicken paprikash in Budapest? We’ll show you.


Opposite St. Stephen’s Basilica, on the other side of Bajcsy-Zsilinszky street, you’ll find cozy Lázár street. Here is Pörc&Prézli, one of the best downtown restaurants, offering the finest Hungarian dishes. This cozy restaurant offers classic Hungarian foods with perfect quality; and they are very generous with the sour cream on their chicken paprikash!

Address: 1065 Budapest, Lázár utca 1.


Mákos Guba Bistro in Buda is a regular meeting place of those who fancy home-style cuisine. It is no surprise, given that the restaurant was ranked among the top 10 Hungarian cuisine restaurants in the 2019 edition of TOP 10 Budapest Gasztrokalauz. Feel free to order a chicken paprikash here, you won’t be disappointed. You might also consider having a Jókai bean soup before.

Address: 1016 Budapest, Krisztina krt. 65-67.


Should you get hungry while exploring the beautiful Buda Castle Quarter, you won’t have to look far to find the best restaurant. One minute’s walking distance from Matthias Church is Ramazuri Bistronomy, which welcomes Hungarian cuisine enthusiasts on Úri street. And you can believe that the chicken paprikash you get in this elegant, sleek environment is just as heavenly as that served in cozy, checkered-tablecloth restaurants.

Address: 1014, Budapest, Úri u. 30.


Last but not least, you should go to Urban Betyár if you are downtown, which welcomes guests next to St. Stephen’s Basilica. In addition to the delicious chicken paprikash and foods that taste like freshly made home cooking, you can top off the gastronomic delights with a time-travel experience. The restaurant features an interactive ethnographic museum, which introduces visitors to the world of traditional Hungarian peasant culture. With your Budapest Card, admittance is free of charge to the exhibition.

Address: 1051 Budapest Október 6. utca 16-18.

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