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“...on a Sunday evening, actually late afternoon. Great place!”
Review of Baracnicka Rychta

Baracnicka Rychta
Ranked #354 of 5,821 Restaurants in Prague
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: European, Czech
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Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Dinner, After-hours, Reservations
Neighbourhood: Malá Strana (Little Quarter)
Description: Baráčnická rychta is Czech restaurant and beer garden with a long history, slightly nostalgic and relaxing atmosphere, excellent traditional Czech cuisine, Pilsner Urquell and Svijany draught beer as horseradish and original spirits from local distilleries. On weekends our accordionists will entertain the evening with live Old Prague songs.
Reviewed 1 April 2014

We tried twice to eat in this restaurant. On a raining Sunday evening, even if it was 6 pm, we made it!!
Great food and beer. Men happy with their pork knukles.
Nice and helpful staff. I highly recommend it.

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1  Thank pippicalzelunghe27
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Reviewed 15 March 2014

We were recommended this restaurant by a Prague native as a "locals eat there" type place. After our meal the night before (utter tourist trap, overpriced, totally mediocre food despite being "top" rated by TA) we were determined not to go somewhere else tourist oriented, and Prague is an extremely touristy destination, so we had to take care.

And what a splendid surprise then as we rounded the corner to this place. We had to wait a bit for a seat, but once we were sat down, nice big glasses of Czech beer soon followed. Looking at the menu, the prices were very good indeed, especially the starter of "Pork crackling" and bread for Kč45 (under 2 euros). We ordered this and it turned out to be a large bowl of ground up crackling with the fat, suitable for spreading on bread, some nice fresh brown bread and salad. It was absolutely delicious and had we not turned down the second offer of more bread, we would have been to full to finish our mains!

Our main course came promptly. My missus ordered duck at about 8 euros, which was lovely and juicy, hot and came with creamy sauerkraut and two different types of dumpling in a wonderful gravy. I tried the meat myself and it was very fresh tasting. My main dish was a special: "beef cheeks with dumplings", which cost about 8.80 euros. It really was quite something to behold, with two cheeks, each looking like a mini fillet steak, delicately leaning against two dumplings and all in a thick creamy herb sauce. My dumplings were different, being made from chunks of bread and had quite a cake-like texture to them. The cheeks themselves were melt in the mouth, falling apart revealing a succulent red interior and having a delicate taste not unlike the best cuts as we know them.

The service was fine. Not over-friendly, but eager to help and give us suggestions without being too intrusive.

All in all, this was a fantastic, reasonably priced meal that put our previous night's, three times as costly, ten times worse experience to utter shame. So the last thing I would say in this review is when in Prague be very careful where you eat - do some research and not just from one source, otherwise you could end up in a tourist trap and not even know it, if some of the reviews of certain places on TR are anything to go by.

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1  Thank Neil D
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Reviewed 8 March 2014

Having done the research for a good proper Czech pub (not a tourist reproduction) in the Malá Strana area, we were disappointed to see that the Baracnicka Rychta appeared to be full for some special event. But we decided to take a look and the place is so big that there was no problem getting in a having a table to ourselves. One of the biggest problems was finding the place, tucked away up a small alley which forks off to the right near the US Embassy. As it is impossible to say the name of the place, it's a good idea to know exactly where you are going. (All this and it is only 7 minutes' walk away from the Carlos Bridge!) The pivo, which is Svijany, was excellent, especially the dark beer: come thirsty to not go away frustrated! The food was also really good: very different to the Spanish cuisine we eat all the time in Madrid, and that might be a factor in our enjoyment. It was hearty, piping hot, perfect with the beer and served by really friendly, informal waiters. The locals were amiable, too, although one or two looked like they had lost the plot some years ago! Absolutely recommended: na zdravi!

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Reviewed 7 March 2014

My husband chose this restaurant, based on the TA reviews and because he wanted traditional czech food. We were staying in a hotel nearby, so we had no trouble finding the place. We met with another couple, had reserved a table and had no problem being seated. It is somewhat of a climb to get there and quite frankly, I was not expecting much when we looked in. Our waiter was not very friendly, even though we speak czech so it certainly was not a communication problem. We miss the hearty czech bread in the US, so perhaps they were slightly annoyed when we ate a lot of it. We wanted the bread to accompany almost everything we ordered. Our food was mostly good, full plates, nothing artistic, more like from grandma's kitchen.The beer was good as well ! I think it is important to understand, that this is a pub and therefore rated as that and expectations need to be adjusted to that level. It is an above average pub.

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2  Thank Wenovo
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Reviewed 19 February 2014

Well, you need to search for this place but at the end it is worth the experience. It is very local, food is a traditional Czech with the feeling that locals eat there and not tourists. It is located not that far from the castle, on "the other side” of the river. Make sure to have the address written down as it is not obvious to find although it is close to American Embassy (back street). I have ordered duck and my partner goulash soup and both were tasty. I liked the most the cabbage made on milk (I guess) as that was definitely delicious. Beer was large and cheap. The whole meal is very reasonably priced and it won’t ruin your budget. Service was attentive, polite and very fast. It was worth to see and try it out especially if you are looking for a Czech cousine.

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1  Thank syllwii
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