Do you like to eat typical dishes when you travel? Know the local cuisine and discover the best things to eat?
Well, you’re not the only one! For my trip to Sophia, I had three typical dinners and would like to recommend these restaurants because I found them very delicious, cheap and traditional. I must admit one thing before, I also tried Mcdonald’s and I must say that I should also put this in places "to try" since the hamburgers were really different from those in Italy and even in Ireland (where I lived for a while).
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Traditional Bulgarian restaurants in Sofia
1. Izbata Tavern
My favourite Izbata Tavern. I went to this restaurant the second day and I think I had the best dinner. The restaurant is very cosy with decorations on the walls, prepared and gently staff and not let me start talking about the food, amazing! I have to admit it I went twice in this place because I was in love with the food.
The Address is: ul. "Slavyanska" 18, 1000 Sofia Center, Sofia, Bulgaria
Once you enter the gate there is a door on the right, enter and take the stairs that will take you downstairs where you will find the restaurant.
2. Bistro Lyubimoto
Bistro Lyubimoto. My last dinner in Sophia was at this restaurant. Compared to the others this was more a restaurant than a taverna. The location was great really the restaurant in Bulgarian style and the menu, with less traditional plates but really good.
The address is: ul. "General Parensov" 25, 1000 Sofia Center, Sofia,
Also, this restaurant is inside a gate with just a small sign outside
3. Hadjidraganov's Houses
My first dinner was at Hadjidraganov’s Houses. From the outside to the interior decorations of the waiter and folk music everything is really traditional. Probably this is the most touristy place among the three, although there were many Bulgarians, however, I highly recommend having a meal here because the food was great.
The address is: ul. "Kozloduy" 75, 1202 Sofia Center
This restaurant is around 10 minutes walking from the principal street of Sophia. It is in a not principal road but as soon you take the right path it is easy to find it.
Do you like eating traditional food when you travel?