Located inside the tourist-heavy Gozsdu Courtyard, Spíler is one of the hottest restaurants in Budapest's buzzing Jewish Quarter. It's a massive place with three, highly-Instagrammable dining rooms that operate at capacity most evenings. The menu features reliably made popular international fare (nachos, wings, burgers) alongside traditional Hungarian classics like goulash (€6), chicken paprikash (€9), and paprika-laced beef stew with egg barley (pörkölt; €13). Local wines, and almost 30 types of bottled craft beers are available for pairing. With most dishes below €10, prices are reasonable for the prime location.

Tangentially related to Spíler is the fact that its owner, a successful Budapest restaurateur, has been publicly accused of gaining unfair advantage over other restaurants by paying below-market rent to the local municipality. This of course doesn’t detract from Spíler’s merits as a restaurant, but something to keep in mind as you decide where to spend your money.

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