The 10 Best Cheap Restaurants in Prague

Updated on January 20, 2023 by Mike

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 €1.70 and buy a Gulas in a local restaurant for between €4 to €6.

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 €4.50 to €7.50 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.

10 Cheap Eats in Prague

1. Burrito Loco

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There are now ten of these highly successful Mexican fast-food joints in Prague and they are all open 24/7. Their Speedie Burritos are a great value option costing a mere €4.25. You can get your food to take away or eat inside. The most centrally located Burrito Loco Restaurant is on Národní Třída.

2. Beas (Indian Thali Restaurant)

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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 has expanded very rapidly in Prague and now has 8 locations in Prague.

3. Greek Corner Delis

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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). You can take these to go or eat inside.

4. Doner Kebab Zizkov

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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.

5. Pho Vietnam Tuan and Lan

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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.

6. Curry Palace

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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.

7. U Vystrelenyho Oka (The Shot-Out Eye)

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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 its cheap and excellent Gulas for only €4.00.

8. Kavarna Liberal

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This is like a 1920s Parisian-style cafe, always serving daily specials costing from €6 to €8. The Spanish ham baguette comes recommended and costs €6. While this cafe is a little off the beaten track, I can assure you that all the staff speak very good English. They have an English menu but any of the waitresses will translate the Specials board.

9. Cobra

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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.

10. Reigrovy Sady

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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 the food stalls are ever-expanding.

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