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Review of Pata Negra - Pest

Pata Negra - Pest
Ranked #361 of 3,690 Restaurants in Budapest
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$ 12 - US$ 35
Cuisines: Spanish
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Good for: Bar Scene, Romantic
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, After-hours, Reservations
Description: Tapas y copas – Hungary’s first tapas bar opened its doors in 2004 in Budapest, at Kálvin Square. Authentic Spanish atmosphere and flavors are waiting for you with the finest delicacies of Spain in the heart of the city: wines of various protected geographical indications, hams, cheeses, as well as meat and fish meals prepared according to Spanish recipes. We also offer a uniquely large selection of vegetarian, lactose- and glucose-free dishes.
Reviewed 6 April 2018

I visited this restaurant as part of a group of 10. The atmosphere was lovely and the food was delicious. Great prices and the service was excellent (especially given there were 10 of us).

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Reviewed 22 March 2018 via mobile

We were both suffering from too much walking and had to overcome a reluctance to leave our hotel room to eat. Something informal like tapas was in order and Pata Negra was close by. I phoned beforehand to be told (they) did take bookings but couldn't guarantee us a table?? I note unsurprisingly that many negative reviews relating to this place are to do with reservation issues. This is a management / owner issue and is purely about seeking to maximize custom with this 'take bookings whether we can seat them or not at the time' mentality. It is extremely disrespectful to the customer but this of course won't deter those whose aim is to maximize profits and have the best of both worlds. The tapas, for the most part, were good and enjoyable but could have been more temperature hot. I was wary about ordering seafood in a landlocked country and it seems justifiably so. The clams were very obviously not fresh. Overall though enjoyable. Meatballs and patatas bravas were good, chocolate mousse dessert was lovely and the atmosphere good. Reasonably priced.

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Péter M, Vendégkapcsolati vezető at Pata Negra - Pest, responded to this reviewResponded 24 April 2018

Dear Murph,

We highly apreciate your detailed review, thank you for your time. We are constantly working on maintaining excellence on every field possible, therefore we would like to respond to your insightful comments in detail.

We accept your concerns about booking and we are very sorry about the inconveniences you experienced. We did have some reservation issues recently due to the increased popularity of some dining hours and particular dates, a challenge we are overcoming gradually in order to guarentee the service our guests and we ourselves demand from the Pata Negra tapas bars.

We would like to highlight, therefore, that the problems you experienced had nothing to do with disrespectful company policies. Pata Negra, the first tapas bar ever opened in Budapest has always been characterized by its guests as a welcoming and high-quality restaurant with a friendly atmosphere and professional service. This has been our policy for almost 20 years that we are dedicated to maintain.

Thank you for you review again and we hope to see you in our restaurant again soon.

Un saludo cordial,
Pata Negra

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Reviewed 19 February 2018 via mobile

Pata negra has great food, great prices and a great atmosphere. We where a large group of 9 and everyone had a terrific experience. Remenber to book a table in advance, the restaurant is small and quite popular.

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Péter M, Vendégkapcsolati vezető at Pata Negra - Pest, responded to this reviewResponded 22 February 2018

Muchas gracias for the nice review, Martin, it is a pleasure to hear you had a good time in our restaurant. Thank you also for pointing out the necessity of booking during popular time periods, we would like to recommend the same.

We hope to see you soon again, Un saludo cordial:
Pata Negra

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Reviewed 19 February 2018 via mobile

Having spent the day exploring Budapest, we came across Pats Negra by accident. It has been the find of the trip, fantastic food and wonderful service.

There is an extensive choice of tapas , each one more delicious than the last. I can’t wait to go back , 5 Stars from us!

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Péter M, Vendégkapcsolati vezető at Pata Negra - Pest, responded to this reviewResponded 22 February 2018

Muchas gracias for the nice review, Stephen, it was a pleasure to read.

We hope to see you soon, un saludo:
Pata Negra

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Reviewed 12 February 2018

loads and loads of choices to make in terms of food..very tasty..one would try everything but not possible :)

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Péter M, Vendégkapcsolati vezető at Pata Negra - Pest, responded to this reviewResponded 22 February 2018

Muchas gracias, Mizu, you discovered our trick: this is how we keep tempting our guests to come back. :)

Un saludo cordial:
Pata Negra

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