Táskarádió Eszpresszo



Good for:Dinner, Local Flavors, Lunch

Daily 9 am to midnight

Additional Info:Free WiFi

Wondering what it was like in the 60's and 70's in Budapest? You can satisfy your retro cravings at this café/restaurant called Táskarádió Eszpresszó next to Egyetem tér in the city center. The Eszpresszó's interior is brimming with colorful retro toys, furniture and accessories.

Táskarádió Eszpresszó Review

Dec 15, 2010

You’ll think you’ve been whisked back to the psychedelic 60s as you enjoy the tasty fare served by very friendly pioneers against the backdrop of disco lights and patterned wall paper. It takes quite a while to wrap your head around everything, but it's all well designed and authentic right down to the wall paper in the bathrooms.

Táskarádió Eszpresszó

Creamed spinach from the lunch menu

The menu consists of traditional Hungarian 'cafeteria style' dishes, complete with cocktails named after positions in the former communist party. Soups include classics, like Goulash soup, meat soup and bean soup. Sandwiches, salads and a variety of főzelék (vegetable stew) is also available, including creamed spinach served with eggs sunny side up, one of my personal favorites. Other noteworthy main courses on the menu are stuffed cabbage, meat stew, Brassói (cubes of sautéed pork and deep fried potatoes) and roasted duck with red cabbage and potatoes. A main course costs between HUF 1,500 and HUF 2,500.

Try their inexpensive two- or three-course lunch menus while dwelling over the relics of socialist-realist design. In case you were wondering, 'Táskarádió' means a transistor radio or pocket radio.

Táskarádió Eszpresszo Reviews

  • Total:
  • 4.67
  • 43210
  • Food:
  • 5.00
  • Decor:
  • 5.00
  • Service:
  • 4.00
  • Picture of AUVRAY AUVRAY 01/08/2011 43210

    Nice place to eat downtown Budapest. Very affordable.

    All the details about the place are enjoyable. Decoration, service, food, good value for money. Your are definitly back to the 60’s with lots of original local items (TV sets, Radios, toys, pictures and so on). Even the uniforms of the waiters and waitresses take you back to a hungarian school, right in the 60’s. We had a great time and a nice dinner, but you can go there just for a drink or a coffee. We went there a week after the opening and it was allready crowded with local people. Highly recommended for a different dinner, far from typical tourists restaurants. I wishes them all the succes they deserve

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