If you are in a foreign town it is always best to try out their local cuisine. It is the best way to get to know a place and experience their culture. You will get to try out a new taste and enjoy a delectable menu that you will never find again anywhere else.
Hungarian cuisine is known for spicy dishes, foods that are rich in sauces, hearty soups and delectable desserts. Almost all of the dishes have a dash of paprika and also almost always contains these other ingredients: cottage cheese, sour cream, lard, garlic and onion. You will find all these in Budapest and it a must-try for all visitors of the beautiful city.
Try out these Hungarian restaurants that offer their take on the different Hungarian cuisines. Though you may find that some of these are more expensive than the rest, you can be rest assured that it will be well worth the money spent.
There are a number of upscale Hungarian restaurants in Budapest. Some of these even require their guests to follow the dress code. But most of these restaurants are known for their elegant decors and great sumptuous meals. They are among the higher-priced restaurants so prepare to shell out a good amount of cash for that great meal. The Gundel is one of these restaurants. It is among the most popular in Budapest especially among foreigners. It is also the most expensive.
Here you will not only be able to have very good Hungarian food, you will also do so in a most stylish and elegant surroundings. The Százéves Étterem is another one of these high end restaurants in Budapest. It has been around for 100 years. Aside from it being among the oldest restaurant in the city it is also the oldest inn. You will enjoy your Hungarian delicacies in a candlelight dinner and will be serenaded with gypsy music.
There are also some Hungarian restaurants that are more affordable than the first two mentioned though. You can try the home cooked style meals in Bagolyvár or visit the family-operated restaurant of Náncsi Néni Vendégloje. It also serves delectable dishes from the Hungarian cuisine but will not be as heavy on the budget.