We have just returned from a wonderful trip to Budapest that was marred a little by an incident we had at a restaurant. We were tired from a long day of sightseeing, still a little jet lagged and very hungry. It was late...around 9:30 because we had taken the sunset boat ride on the Danube. We tried to eat at several restaurants recommended on TripAdvisor but everyone had closed their food service. Walking back somewhere between Verosmarty Ter and the Intercontinental Hotel, a "hawker" lured us to his restaurant with a promise of good food, drinks, prices and quiet music. No one was inside the bar/restaurant so we sat outside and immediately ordered drinks--a beer, a glass of house wine, a cosmopolitan, and a coke. Then we opened our menu to order food and I glanced at the beverages where I immediately realized that the prices were outrageous! My friend's cosmo was $29, my wine was $19 and others were equally expensive. I wanted to just leave but my friend (being the ethical person that she is) said we couldn't because we had ordered. Our order arrived, and we told the waitress to bring our check...which was $78!!! And the cosmo was purple and tasted like it contained no vodka. The hawker returned to check on us and we complained so he went inside and yelled at the waitress which we realized ( when we paid our bill and left) was a sham because they both stood at the door and laughed at us. I wish I could better describe where this restaurant was...the sign on it said PUB Etterem Ristorante but many restaurants have similar names and I do not want to write a review on the wrong establishment. Most of all, this is just a warning to "be aware" because it could happen anywhere, in any country. And, you feel like such a fool when it happens to you!