Regős is a tourist-favorite restaurant located a bit outside the city center on a tranquil street not far off Andrássy Avenue. The inside of this arched below-ground space is decked out in kitschy decor, red-and-white checkered tablecloths, and wooden banquettes.

The long menu features traditional Hungarian staples like goulash soup, paprikash, various schnitzel-like dishes, and stuffed cabbage. The dishes are far from memorable, but here you can sample a wide array of local foods at relatively friendly price points (main dishes are €8-10). The beef stew with egg barley (pörkölt) and the Gundel palacsinta, crepes smothered in chocolate sauce and filled with ground walnuts, are also good. Hungarian beers and wines are also served; reservations are recommended.

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