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zila govs

££ - £££
European, Central European, Steakhouse, Seafood, Latvian, Eastern European
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Meistaru iela 21, Riga 1050, Latvia
+371 67 223 307
11:00 - 00:00
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 00:00
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

That a great little place. Much like other in Latvia, but very fun and cozy. Excellent wait staff and very tasty food. Will go back if I have a chance!

Thank tcresidentTc
Norwich UK
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15 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Walk in for supper and met with a pleasant staff, warm and cosy feel to the restaurant. Menu varied and well explained, a little wait for the meal to arrive but that was fine as it was cooked to order. The duck and polenta was delicious as was the crushed chocolate and cinnamon praline ice cream dessert. Popular with locals... More 

Thank Beej56
Ogre, Latvia
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Very good serviss and great food. Most of all I liked authetic design and that was perfect evening. Thank you

Tyreso, Sweden
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17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016 via mobile

We were recommended this restaurant from our dear friends. It's the reason we went to Riga! The meat was "unnessesary tasty" I had the pepper steak medium rare and my whife had the garlic steak. They know exactly how to make good meat. If I have to mention anything to improve, it would be the cuttlery! The knife could be... More 

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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016 via mobile

Extremely good local food and very good service . Good central location , very authentic , enjoyable evening .

Thank 68tilly
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58 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2016

The interior is interesting, the steaks are good, the portions are quite large, and the staff are very nice. Having said that, the restaurant's main target audience is toursists. Nothing wrong with that, it simply means that it's on the pricey side. Live music on weekend nights.

Thank Lauciah
Melbourne, Australia
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18 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2016

After a day of exploring Riga on foot at the end of the day we were tired and hungry. The food at zila govs was delicious and seasonal, the staff helpful and friendly.

Thank MyrrPurr
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30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016 via mobile

Perfect steaks. Tender and lots of taste. Green pepper sauce is highly recomended! Friendly staff. A bit on the high side when it comes to prices but we think it was worth every penny. Knives could be better but again the meat was so tender it did not matter much.

Thank Rune G
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7 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2016 via mobile

Attentive waiter, very polite, food very disappointing. My chicken dish was dry and overcooked and not hot. My husband ordered the rack of lamb cooked medium, with a side of potatoes. Rack of lamb was in fact 2 smallish lamb cutlets, and came very rare almost blue. We asked for the potatoes and were told they were coming which after... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2016

Lovely terrace with bright colours, flowers and an excellent location by the square Livu laukums. The interior was even more charming and I liked the atmosphere very well. Food was average and overpriced; you'll get this kind of food cheaper in other places. Service was kind, though. In case you wish enjoy your dinner in the middle of the Old... More 

Thank Snelle1

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10 - US$40
European, Central European, Steakhouse, Seafood, Latvian, Eastern European
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Meistaru iela 21, Riga 1050, Latvia
  • Location: Europe  >  Latvia  >  Riga Region  >  Riga
  • Phone Number: +371 67 223 307
"Blue Cow" is a new steak and fish restaurant, located on one side of Riga's most popular Old Town squares, Livu laukums
Latvian modern cuisine in a warm atmosphere ,in a historical building dated from 1235.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?