Vicky Barcelona Budapest

Bring with you a healthy dose of skepticism when you enter Gozsdu Udvar, a tourist-heavy passage lined with countless restaurants and bars inside Budapest's old Jewish Quarter. Most of the establishments are textbook examples of a tourist trap, but Vicky Barcelona, a wildly popular tapas bar, is a little different. I'll start with the bad news: the food here is almost insultingly bad and also overpriced. The sad- and same-looking, teeny-tiny portions of tapas plates are best not talked about.

On the other hand, Vicky Barcelona offers a lively ambiance that's easy to love: The dimly lit, snug space springs to life every night with live Spanish music. The restaurant often transforms into a makeshift club as guests start dancing away on every inch of open space they find. Cocktails and Spanish wines are available to help keep up the fun.

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