Hella is a very small town, and there are very few things open or available outside of the strictest business hours. Basically, by 5pm, you're out of luck if you need something or want to stop for a bite to eat. This place is open until about 9pm, which is a rarity, so we ended up eating here 3 or 4 times as it was close to where we were staying. The owner was very nice and friendly but is one of the few people in Iceland that barely speaks any English. It wasn't difficult at all to communicate with him, but it's easy to get used to everyone else speaking English so it's best to be prepared. The food is pretty simple fare. Burgers, pizza, fish and chips, lamb chops, steaks. Since we went a number of times, we were able to sample a lot of the food. The fish was fresh was well cooked, not greasy at all. The chips (fries) were quite nice. The lamb chops were tasty, as were the burgers. Now, Americans are not used to horse meat, but it is common in Iceland, and this place had a number of dishes that featured it, including a number of steaks. For my friends and I, since it was something not available to us at home and something we'd never experienced, we figured we'd give it a go. We definitely didn't regret it. We decided to splurge and got the 3 different steak platters and shared all around, and all were delicious. The meals were quite pricey (all were, not just the steaks but everything.) For 3 of us we spent between 6500 and 9500ISK depending on the meal combinations. Expensive, but this is about the going rate for most of Iceland so don't expect to do much better anywhere else. All in all, we really enjoyed this place and would definitely recommend it.
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