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Stari Kotac

#113 of 615 Restaurants in Zagreb
Certificate of Excellence
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Petrovaradinska Ulica 20, Zagreb 10000, Croatia
10:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 10:00 - 22:00
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Dubrovnik, Croatia
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143 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Typical Croatian grill/fast food restaurant like in Yugoslavian times..nothing changed since opened 25-30 years ago..Decoration and everything is same ..time stopped here :)) Food is tasty and budget friendly. .Recommended :)

Thank Kemalk_52
Zagreb, Croatia
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13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016

Stari kotac has very good bbq meat - cheese stuffed pljeskavica, čevapčići and ražnjići are to recommend. They dont serve side dishes, only pomme frittes and salad. Sour cabbage salad is great during winter season. Good place for visit with friends and family. Old style (yu) interior, great terrace.

Thank Ivan B
Zagreb, Croatia
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13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2016 via mobile

You can find at internet and in newspapers many good rewievs about Stari kotac as traditional place to eat meat on grill. I was here 2-3 times in last 10 years and it was really good. Therefore I decided to have a business lunch here for a group of business men and women. Unfortunately, after the lunch I was really... More 

Thank RobertoZagabria
Hvar Island, Croatia
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 August 2016

Restaurant near highway so we come for meal. Chopped grilled meat was good, good beers and fast staff.

Thank jankovicst
Zagreb, Croatia
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 August 2016 via mobile

Ćevapćići are excellent. Minus is they have only meat on grill, meaning you cannot get grilled vegetables. But meat is excellent. Ambient is not so good, outdoor or indoor.

Thank Dean S
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51 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 2016

The restaurant has the same setup for the last 30 years, xou donet get bun with grill, but bread and that is really bad.

Thank Antonija K
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 July 2016 via mobile

Best grill in Zagreb. Fresh meat, nice place to eat, nice waitress. Hygiene on very high level. Must visit when you are in Zagreb.

Thank Mak M
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18 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 July 2016 via mobile

...but probably the ugliest restaurant ever. Yes, food is magical, service perfect, but restaurant has the same setup for the last 30 years. Even lady who owns the place has the same haircut for all that time! Ugly plastic sponsored (now is Bavaria, if I'not mistaken) tarpaulin, tables and chairs probably from yugoslavian era, concrete pavement with grass growing between... More 

Thank Azriel Z
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83 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 June 2016 via mobile

If you'd like to try eastern European food, go to this place. They have the best cevpcici in town. The prices are really affordable. Don't expect anything else except this local dish. The interior is old and worn. The staff is belowe average. But cevapcici...perfect

Thank krivaja
Umag, Croatia
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17 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 April 2016

The place itself is not that nice or clean and it is certainly not easy to find BUT their meat is to die for. Especially you have to try their ćevapčići and their pljeskavica filled with cheese with some ajvar, onion and kajmak. I have tried other places but none good (and cheap!) like this. I highly recommend a visit!

Thank mrako84

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Barbecue, Eastern European, Croatian, European
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Reservations
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Petrovaradinska Ulica 20, Zagreb 10000, Croatia
  • Location: Europe  >  Croatia  >  Central Croatia  >  Zagreb

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?