General Info on Restaurants in Prague
While Prague has gotten gradually more expensive over the years, compared to other cities in Central or Western Europe, you can still find some very good value restaurants in Prague. We have put together a list of the best cheap restaurants in Prague for you. You can still get a beer in a bar for a Euro and buy a Gulas in a local restaurant for between €3 to €4.
Restaurants in the centre or around the Castle are far more expensive in general than restaurants in a local area of the city. You will find a lot of great value lunch specials from €2.50 to €5.50 during the week. Lunch is usually served from 12.30 pm to 3 pm. The best districts in Prague for good lunch menu options are Vinohrady (Prague 2) and Letna (Prague 7). Most servers/waiters speak good English and the menu is normally in English and Czech.
12 Cheap Eats in Prague
1. Burrito Loco
There are now ten of these highly successful Mexican fast-food joints in Prague and they are all opened 24/7. Their Speedie Burritos are a great value option costing a mere €3.20. You can get your food to take away or eat inside. The most centrally located Burrito Loco Restaurant is on Národní Třída.
Amazingly Prague has become one of the best destinations in Europe for having such a great variety of vegetarian restaurants (considering Czechs have traditionally been a meat-eating nation). Here your thali is weighted. Expect to pay approx 140 CZK for a full thali. There is a jug of water on each table, so you don’t need to buy a drink. If you are a vegetarian, this is a good option. Beas have expanded very rapidly in Prague and now have 8 locations in Prague.
3. Bhojan (Indian Thali Restaurant)
Here they also serve tallies. This also excellent takeaway option because they have excellent containers with dividers and then they vacuum seal it. The restaurant located in the most central location is on Strossmayerovo Náměstí in Letna.
Update: Bhojan is now permanently closed.
There is a Greek Corner Deli in Prague 2 and Prague 7. They sell Greek pies from a serve-over. I recommend the Spinach and Cheese pie (€2) and also the mince beef pie (€2.50 CZK). You can take these to go or eat inside.
Kebab joints have been popping up all over Prague in the last 5 years and are another great value option for a cheap eat. This is one of the cleanest and best Kebab restaurants in Prague located on Seifertova street in Zizkov, Prague 3. Here a Doner Kebab costs €2.60.
Pho Vietnam Tuan & Lan beside JZP was the first Vietnamese restaurant to open in Prague and they set the standard for excellent Pho in Prague ever since. They now have 3 restaurants in Prague. I recommend any of the Pho’s or the Ban Cha, both cost approximately €5.50 each.
7. Curry Palace
While the evening menu at Curry Palace can be expensive lunch specials are very good value here ranging from €3.50 to €5.50. This restaurant has been voted Prague’s best Indian restaurant on various surveys and has excellent reviews online.
The Shot-Out Eye is a legendary bar restaurant located in Zizkov roughly halfway between the Karlin Tunnel entrance and Florence Bus Station on Husitska street. Many of the Charter 77 meetings during communism were held here. Also, this place is famous for it’s cheap and excellent Gulas for only €2.25.
This is like a 1920s Parisian style cafe, always serving daily specials costing from €5 to €7. The Spanish ham baguette comes recommended and costs €4. While this cafe is a little off the beaten track, I can assure that all the staff speak very good English. They have an English menu but any of the waitresses will translate the Specials board.
This is a recently opened hip cafe/bar/restaurant right on the corner of Strossmayerovo Náměstí in Letna. This cafe tries very hard to have good tasty food for good value. A lunch meal here will set you back €7 on average.
11. Cheap Restaurants in Prague | Reigrovy Sady
Reigrovy Sady is one of Prague’s biggest Beer Gardens located in Vinohrady just on the edge of Zizkov and only a 15-minute walk from the top of Wenceslas Square in the centre. The number of stalls serving beer and food is ever-expanding.
Update: After been closed for one summer (2019), Reigrovy Sady Beer Garden is opened again.
12. Pizza West
Pizza West is one of the best options to order pizza to your hostel or hotel room during your stay in Prague. Their website is in English. The interface of the website is not attractive but it is very functional. You simply order on the website and it normally takes about 30 mins to 1 hour for your order to arrive. For instance, a large Salami pizza costs €5.70 plus the delivery fee. The delivery fee is normally €1.80 but can be more depending on where in Prague you are located.
Book Your Trip to Prague
Book Your Accommodation
To book a hostel in Prague, always use HostelWorld to get the best possible price. If you wish to stay in a hotel, use Booking.com to find the cheapest rates. Below is a selection my favourite hostels in Prague.
- The RoadHouse Hostel - Best overall hostel in Prague.
- Post Hostel Prague - Modern, super fresh and ultra chic hostel.
- Czech Inn - Super-sized hostel located only a few times trams stop from the centre.
- Sir Toby's Hostel - Traditional hostel with beautifully designed rustic rooms.
- Sophie's Hostel - Unique accommodation with a modern contemporary design.
Recommended Tours in Prague
I recommend GetYourGuide for Tours. They offer highly unique tours with Local Guides. Below are a selection of some of the most interesting tours in Prague.
- World War II and Communist History Tour - Learn all about the World War II and communist history of Prague.
- Ghosts and Legends of the Old Town Evening Tour - a ghost tour through Prague's historic Old Town.
- Medieval Dinner with Unlimited Drinks - Spend an evening in the heart of Prague enjoying a 3 to 5-course medieval dinner with unlimited drinks.
- Terezín Concentration Camp Full-Day Tour from Prague - This day trip from Prague to Terezín concentration camp.
- Beer Bath With Unlimited Beer - Enjoy a private treatment in a unique beer spa with high-quality ingredients and unlimited beer.
Don’t Forget Travel Insurance
Travel insurance will protect you against illness, injury, theft, cancellations and much more. I recommend World Nomads Travel Insurance.
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