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Best Restaurants in Croatia!

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The best restaurants in Croatia will serve salads, grilled meat that is very good and tasty - raznici, cevapcici and plejskavica - and great dishes originating from Turkey as well as Italy. The majority of Zagreb's restaurants offer a combination of the Eastern European, grilled-meat leitmotif and Mediterranean fare.

Most restaurants serve lamb, pork and poultry from the grill. Some specialties are as follows: the Gavrilovic salami, the Dalmatian smoked ham, salty pilchards, sheep cheese, peppered Slavonian sausages and paprika-flavoured salami.


Here are a Few of our Favorite, Best Restaurants throughout Croatia - "DOBAR TEK!"

Zagreb: Baltazar
This great restaurant has an upscale-casual ambience. Baltazar's veal medallions or Gaspar's pick-your-own fish pair nicely with dingac (red) or grasevina (white) wines. Try the medovaca, a honey brandy, and enjoy the fireplace in the winter or terrace in summer. A meal for two, with wine, runs about $80.

Zagreb: Kerempuh
Located in old town it provides a front-row view of the frenetic Dolac farmer's market and a traditional menu that changes with each day's purchases. The sarma (cooked cabbage stuffed with mincemeat) is wonderful. A meal for two, with drinks, is around $30.

Zagreb: Vallis Aurea
It's a good sign when local residents stare at you as if happily surprised that an outsider discovered their spot. Under the funicular connecting Upper and Lower Town -- is that kind of place. The smoked pork ribs on Monday or trout on Wednesday are can't-misses. Lunch or dinner with a liter of house wine is $25.

Zagreb: Lopud
Wine cellar "Lopud" is situated in the historical core of the city, renowned Kaptol, only a pleasant short walk away from the main town square, near cathedral and market "Dolac". Food is prepared in Lopud's kitchen in a traditional south-dalmatian style.

Dubrovnik: Orsan
Situated in the Yach Club in Dubrovnik, Orsan with 15 years old tradition, offers you large variety of Mediterranean dishes.

Dubrovnik / Korcula:
Fresh offers a creative menu of wraps inspired by tastes from Mexico, Asia, and the Med. Their famous buckets of Sangria, towering tubes of ice cold beer, and fresh fruit smoothies make this a worthy spot to quench your thirst.

Hvar: Restaurant Pizzi
Restoran Pizzi in Zarace, Hvar island

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