Recommended by the local: What to eat in Prague

Czech food has a long history but not everyone knows what are the typical Czech dishes you have to try when travelling to Prague.

Being from Prague, I decided to make it easier for you and prepare a personal food guide on what to eat in Prague.


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Me and Krtecek

What to eat in Prague

To be honest, some people think that Czech food is not very good. The truth is that not many visitors have a chance to try traditional delicious Czech food.

Either they don’t want to try different food and they end up eating in the Italian restaurant in Prague or they just don’t know where and what to eat in Prague.

what to eat in Prague

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As mentioned before, I was born in Prague and I love this city. Before we talk about the best food in Prague, read my personal recommendation for 7 non-touristy things to do in Prague. You might discover some new secret places when you come to Prague.


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Moreover, I would always recommend discovering the beauty of Prague by visiting classic popular tourist places like Prague Castle, Charles Bridge and Old Town square.

Now back to food, so the question is what and where to eat in Prague?

Let’s start with the traditional Czech dishes you definitely have to try.

Traditional Czech food 

Traditional Czech cuisine has many different dishes but the base is meat, meat and meat. And of course potatoes. So basically, if we make it short, its all about meat and potatoes.

Let me explain some of the most traditional dishes from Czech cuisine which should be on your list when travelling to Prague.

Svíčková (Beef sirloin with cream sauce and bread dumplings)

Probably the most typical Czech meal and you will find it at most menus in any Czech restaurant.

To be honest, I really love this dish, especially made by my grandmother. There is nothing better than have homemade bread dumplings with this delicious cream sauce and beef meat.


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Read until the end as I will give you some tips on where to eat svickova in Prague.

Knedlo, Vepřo, Zelo (Dumplings, Saurekraut, Pork loin)

Another classic must eat in Prague. I am sure you will find this classic Czech dish almost everywhere. It is delicious and quite heavy, so I would not recommend it during a hot summer.

Basically, it is pork loin accompanied by pickled and sour cabbage, either red or white cabbage, and bread dumplings.


what to eat in pragueKoleno (Pork Knuckle)

Pork knuckle is famous dish not only in the Czech Republic but also in Germany and other European countries.

My favourite is definitely pork knuckle marinated in dark Czech beer. There are different varieties of this dish and it is usually served with potato dumplings or bread accompanied by fresh radish dip.


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Pork Knuckle in Prague

Guláš (Goulash)

Another dish which you should not miss in Czech restaurants. Usually with pork or beef meat accompanied with bread dumplings.

Smažák (Fried Cheese) 

Fried cheese is just a classic! It is definitely not healthy but I just love it. Fried cheese consists of deep-fried Edam or Gouda cheese, with french fries and tartar sauce.


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Czech Fried Cheese

Chlebíčky (Open-faced sandwiches)

Mini sandwiches which have a long tradition in the Czech Republic. There are many varieties of chlebíčky, so you can easily choose the best one for you.


Food to eat with Czech Beer

You might already know that the Czech Republic has the highest beer consumption per capita in the world. Yes, we just love beer! The funny thing is that in most pubs, the beer is cheaper than water so the decision is clear.


czech beerNot many Prague visitors know that in every pub with Czech beer, they also serve delicious food. Here I will mention a few typical Czech meals which you have to eat in the pub accompanied by cold Czech beer.


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Prague Ham

Buřty na pivu (Sausages marinated in Beer)

As you already see from the name, it is classic sausage marinated usually in dark beer, just delicious.

Bramboráky (Potato Pancakes)

Yes, just love it! I also made them at home so here is the recipe if you want to try it.

czech potato pancakes

Utopenci (Pickled Sausage)

Basically, pickled sausages marinated in spices and onion. You can usually find them at the bar in a huge glass jar.

Nákladaný hermelín (Pickled Cheese)

Delicious marinated Czech cheese (hermelín) similar to Camembert. Usually, you find them right next to Utopenci at the bar.

Czech Sweet Food

I was talking a lot about meat, dumplings and potatoes, but Czech food also offers delicious sweet meals which you be served as desserts or main dish.

Sladké knedlíky (Fruit-filled Dumplings)

The classic Czech meal which can be made from a different kind of dough and filled with a variety of fruit like strawberries, blueberries and plums (my favourite from my grandmother).


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Fruit-filled dumplings


Originally from Hungary, Trdelník became also popular in the Czech Republic. Basically, it is made from rolled dough wrapped around a stick, grilled with walnuts and sugar.

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Czech Trdelnik

Štrůdl (Strudel)

You will find a similar recipe of strudel in Germany and Austria. We make Czech strudel with puff pastry filled with apples, cinnamon, raisins and walnuts.


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Czech Strudel

Medovník (Honey Cake)

Medovník might not be so famous, but it is delicious and classic Czech dessert. If you like honey, this cake is for you.



Buchty (Sweet Filled buns)

Traditional Czech sweet buns filled with jam, poppy seeds, or cheese curd.

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Czech Buchty

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Where to eat in Prague

I just shared with you my personal Prague food guide with extra tips from local. Here I prepared some recommendations on where to eat in Prague.

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Czech dumplings

U Medvídků

U Medvídků is mini brewery and restaurant offering classic Czech delicatessen and great beer.


Kolkovna restaurant serves great Pilsner Urquell Lager beer and it is the perfect place to try all typical Czech meals.

what to eat in Prague

Malostranská beseda

This place is recommended for delicious Pork Knuckle marinated in dark Czech beer.

Naše Maso

Naše Maso is actually butcher shop selling great quality meat from Czech farmers. I recommend it for the meat lovers as they serve delicious meat dishes such as beef tartar.

Lokal in Prague

Lokal is a popular restaurant which serves traditional homemade Czech meals accompanied with great beer.

U Pinkasů

U Pinkasu restaurant where first draft beer Pilsner Urquell was being drawn in Prague in 1843. It is the best place to taste traditional Czech cuisines in a typical pub atmosphere.

Sisters Bistro

Sisters Bistro is mainly popular for delicious chlebíčky, Czech open-faced sandwich.

U Fleků

U Fleku restaurant and brewery serve traditional Czech food such as pork knuckle, roast pork, goulash or sausage marinated in beer.

Cafe Louvre

Cafe Louvre was opened in 1902 and it is a little bit different place than the ones above. More classic, Cafe Louvre keeps its unique atmosphere and traditional menu.

These are my personal recommendations for classic Czech restaurants and pubs in Prague.

So when you go to Prague, don’t hesitate to taste the best Czech food. Czech cuisine is delicious, you just need to know where to go and what to eat in Prague.

Leave your comments with your suggestions or recommendations, I will definitely try to visit new places in Prague.

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***version en Espaňol***

La comida Checa tiene una larga historia, pero cuando uno viaja a Praga en general no sabe cuáles son los platos típicos Checos que tiene que probar.

Siendo de Praga, decidí facilitarles la vida y preparar mi personal guía sobre qué comer en Praga.

Algunas personas piensan que la comida Checa no es muy buena, sin embargo para ser honesta, pienso que muchos turistas no tienen bien claro que comer aquí y muchas veces no tienen la oportunidad de probar la comida tradicional Checa.

A veces inciden otros factores, por ejemplo muchos no quieren probar comida diferente de la suya y terminan comiendo en el restaurante fake-Italiano en Praga o visto la dificultad con el idioma no saben dónde comer en esta hermosa ciudad.

Como mencioné antes, nací en Praga y amo esta ciudad.

Antes de hablaros sobre que comer en Praga, os aconsejo leer mi recomendación personal de 7 cosas no turísticas que puedes hacer en Praga, por ejemplo el Castillo de Praga, el Puente de Carlos y la Plaza de la Ciudad Vieja que están a poca distancia uno de otro.

Volvemos a la comida, la pregunta es ¿Qué comer en Praga?

Vamos a empezar con los platos tradicionales Checos que definitivamente debes probar.

Comida tradicional Checa

La Cocina tradicional Checa se caracteriza de diferentes platos, pero la base es carne, carne y carne, y por supuesto las patatas. Así que básicamente, resumiendo, todo se trata de carne y papas.

Ahora os voy a enseñar algunos de los platos más tradicionales de la cocina Checa que deberían estar en su lista cuando viajarán por ahi.

Svíčková (Solomillo de ternera con salsa y knedlíky)

Probablemente sea la comida Checa más típica y seguramente la encontrarás en la mayoría de los menús de cualquier restaurante Checo. Para ser sincera, me encanta este plato, especialmente hecho por mi abuela. No hay nada mejor de los knedlíky con esta deliciosa salsa de crema y carne de res.

PS: Los knedlíky son una masa de harina (a veces también de patata) que viene hervida en agua y sucesivamente cortada en rodajas. Increible para mojar las salsas, sería el pan de acompañamiento de las comidas Checas .

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Czech dumplings

Siga Leyendo porque al final de este post les daré algunos consejos sobre dónde comer svickova en Praga.

Knedlo, vepřo, Zelo (knedlíky, choucroute y lomo de cerdo)

Otro clásico que debes comer en Praga. Estoy segura que encontrarás este clásico Checo en casi todas las partes. Es delicioso y bastante energético. Básicamente, es lomo de cerdo, pan hervido y col fermentada, ya sea repollo rojo o blanco.

Koleno (codillo de cerdo asado)

Este plato es famoso no solo en la República Checa si no en Alemania y en toda esta parte de Europa.

Mi favorito es definitivamente este codillo de cerdo asado marinado en cerveza negra. Hay diferentes variedades de este plato y por lo general se sirve con knedlíky de patatas o con pan normal, viene acompañado de salsa de rábano fresco y mostaza (křen) .

Goulash (estofado de carne )

Otro plato que es imposible no encontrar en cualquier restaurante Checo. Por lo general se hace con carne de cerdo o carne de ternera y se acompaña con knedlíky.

Smažák (Queso frito)

¡El queso frito es un clásico! Definitivamente no es saludable, pero me encanta. Queso Edam o Gouda frito con papas fritas y salsa tártara.

Chlebíčky (Bocadillos abiertos)

Son Mini sándwiches con una larga tradición en la República Checa. Hay muchas variedades de sándwiches, puedes elegir fácilmente el más que te guste ya que los ingredientes están encima del pan.

Comida para acompañar las típicas cervezas Checas

Deberías saber que la República Checa posee el mayor número de consumidores de cerveza per cápita del mundo.

Sí, nos encanta la cerveza! Lo curioso es que en los pubs, la cerveza es más barata que el agua así que la decisión es clara. 😛🤪🍺🍺

Muchas personas que visitan Praga no saben que en cada pub con cerveza Checa (obviamente), también sirven comida deliciosa. Aquí mencionaré algunas comidas típicas que tienes que comer en el pub acompañadas de cerveza Checa bien fresquita.

Buřty na pivu (Salchichas marinadas en cerveza)

Como se puede ver en el nombre, es una salchicha clásica marinada generalmente en cerveza negra, simplemente deliciosa.

Bramboráky (Pancakes de patatas)

Sí, así de simple pancakes de patata, personalmente me encantan! También los hice en casa y si quieres probarlo aquí tienes la receta .

Utopenci (Salchicha En Escabeche)

Se trata de salchichas marinadas en vinagre con especias y cebolla. Por lo general, puedes encontrarlos en los bares en enormes frascos de vidrio.

Nakládaný hermelín (Queso en escabeche)

Queso Checo marinado delicioso similar al Camembert. Por lo general, los encuentras justo al lado de las salchichas en todos los bares.

Dulce típicos Chechos

He estado hablando de mucha carne, knedliky y patatas, sin embargo Chequia ofrece deliciosas comidas dulces.

Sladké knedlíky (Empanadillas rellenas de fruta)

El clásico postre Checo que se puede hacer con diferentes tipos de masa y se puede rellenar con una variedad de frutas como fresas, arándanos y ciruelas (lo de mi abuela son exquisitos).

Trdelník ( difícil de traducir, quizás rollo al grill dulce con nueces y azúcar 😂😂)

Originario de Hungría, Trdelník también se ha hecho popular en la República Checa. Básicamente es una masa enrollada en un palo, cocida en el grill o brasa y espolvoreado con azúcar y nueces trituradas.

Štrůdl (Strudel)

Encontraras recetas similares de strudel en Alemania y Austria. Hacemos el strudel Checo con hojaldre relleno de manzanas, canela, pasas y nueces.

Medovník (tarta de miel y nueces)

Si te gusta la miel, este pastel es justo para ti (le encanta a Simone el co-owner de este blog)

Buchty (Bollos rellenos)

Bollos dulces tradicionales Checos rellenos de mermelada, semillas de amapola o cuajada de queso.

Dónde comer en Praga

Acabo de compartir con ustedes lo que comer en Praga con consejos adicionales de algunos locales e aquí abajo os propongo algunas recomendaciones sobre dónde comer en Praga.

U Medvídků es una mini cervecería y restaurante que ofrece delicatessen Checas clásicas y una cerveza excelente.

Kolkovna El restaurante Kolkovna sirve una excelente cerveza Pilsner Urquell y es el lugar perfecto para probar todas las comidas típicas Checas que os he descrito antes.

Malostranská beseda es un sitio que recomiendo si queréis comer un delicioso codillo. De cerdo marinado en cerveza negra.

Naše Maso es en realidad una carnicería que vende carne de gran calidad de los agricultores Checos. Lo recomiendo para los amantes de la carne, ya que sirven deliciosos platos de carne como el tartar de carne.

Lokal es un restaurante popular que sirve cocina tradicional Checa acompañada de una excelente cerveza.

U Pinkasů es El restaurante donde se elaboró la cerveza Pilsner Urquell por primera vez En Praga en 1843. Es el mejor lugar para degustar la cocina tradicional Checa en un ambiente típico de pub.

Sisters Bistro es popular por sus deliciosos sándwiches, el classico sandwich abierto de Praga.

U Fleků Es restaurante y cervecería que sirve comida tradicional Checa, como el codillo de cerdo, el gulash o las salchichas marinadas en cerveza.

Cafe Louvre se abrió en 1902 y es un poco diferente a los anteriores. Más clásico, el Café Louvre mantiene su ambiente único y su menú tradicional.

Estas son recomendaciones personales para restaurantes y pubs Checos en Praga. Así que cuando vayas a Praga, no dudes en probar lo mejor de la comida Checa.

La cocina Checa es deliciosa, solo necesitabas saber dónde ir y qué comer en Praga.

Deje sus comentarios con sus sugerencias o recomendaciones, definitivamente trataré de visitar nuevos lugares en Praga. Si te gustan nuestros consejos de viaje y comida semanales, sigue nuestras aventuras.

12 Comments Add yours

  1. My Anasa says:

    This post is great, but I think I have to visit Prague again and to go around the Czech Republic more, because I still have something to taste. I can’t wait. Thanks a lot for this post, it is helpful for me!


    1. FunFoodTravelling says:

      There is always something to taste in Prague! Thank you for your comment.


  2. ellieslondon says:

    I loved the food when I visited Prague. I didn’t get to try it all but I really loved Smažák and Chlebíčky 🙂 I also tried something I don’t know the name of, it was a bit like a wafer tube filled with cream!? I would love to visit more of the Czech Republic too.


    1. FunFoodTravelling says:

      My favourite is definitely Smazak😜I know what you mean probably kremrole sweet and delicious, whenever you go to see the Czech Republic let me know I will give you extra tips✌


      1. ellieslondon says:

        I would love to go to Český Krumlov around Christmas time – I want a Christmas trip that will be amazing after being a bit disappointed last year with a festive trip to Warsaw! x


      2. FunFoodTravelling says:

        Cesky Krumlov is great but I think better to visit in summer, as you can go to the Castle and enjoy a cold beer in the terrace, for Christmas, I just live Prague and Christmas market there, we also wrote about best Christmas markets if you want to explore other cities in Europe during Christmas time.


      3. ellieslondon says:

        That sounds amazing! I didn’t want to go back to Prague so soon last Christmas as I was just there in September but I would love to return to the city one day. I’d love to visit Vienna around Christmas too!


      4. FunFoodTravelling says:

        Vienna is also beautiful in Christmas but my heart says Prague💓


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