Taste Tradition With The Best Dishes In Baia Mare

places to eat in baia mare

This centuries-old mining town delicately tucked in northwestern Romania has so much to offer even the casual traveler, not only in terms of sights and sounds, but in the satisfaction of your tastebuds! From traditional Romanian cuisine to vegetarian, European, and pastry options abound, Baia Mare is a town capable of thrilling your senses and your stomach alike. Check out our recommendations for a promising taste of the best plates Baia Mare can present!

1. Top-rated pastries at BIZO

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Posted by Bizo Baia Mare on Friday, 3 October 2014

This traditional Romanian bakery cafe aims to start things off sweet. Pastries beyond your dreams meet your eyes from the other side of the display glass; tiramisu, macaroons, traditional cosulete and more are yours to indulge in! The cafe also offers a wide range of deli options, allowing even the strictest vegetarian the satisfaction of a full Romanian meal. This elegant cafe and top-rated dessert location makes delicious eating as simple as a quick stop in Baia Mare!


Address: Bulevardul București 8, Baia Mare 430241, Romania

Opening Hours: 7am - 8pm

Contact: +40 262220068

Website: BIZO (in Romanian)

2. Witness the history at Restaurant Castel Transilvania

Posted by Castel Transilvania on Friday, 10 February 2017

Experience the full ambience of a well-maintained, medieval castle, while enjoying the best locally sourced cuisine in the area! Historical dishes perfected by top chefs are served daily, as well as internationally acclaimed, well-recognizable plates for the casual traveler. Restaurant Castel Transilvania, formatted as a comfortable lounge and privileged with unforgettable foods, is a culinary staple destination in any trip to Baia Mare, no matter the occasion!

Restaurant Castel Transilvania

Address: i, Strada Mihai Eminescu 136, Baia Mare 430395, Romania

Opening Hours: 8am - 12am

Contact: +40 362807814

Website: Restaurant Castel Transilvania (in Romanian)

3. Locals love the Bastion!

Posted by Bastion on Friday, 31 July 2015

Adored by locals for its delectable pie and homey atmosphere, Restaurant Bastion offers generously portioned food to all who walk through its wooden doors. Managed by experienced local chefs and offering a wide range of Romanian and European dishes, the Bastion is located in a public park for easy access. Make sure to try the Papanasi, a traditional Romanian fried pastry, or the ham served in a sensational tomato sauce. Warm food and warmer service awaits!


Address: Strada Valea Roșie 22, Baia Mare, Romania

Opening Hours: 10am - 12am

Contact: +40 754625760 or Email

4. A taste of Italy; a bite of Romania at La Cucina

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Posted by La Cucina on Friday, 10 March 2017

Who says you can’t find authentic Italian food in the heart of northwestern Romania? At La Cucina, you can find the fullest extent of Italian hospitality, without compromise of the Romanian tradition. They serve Italian and Romanian dishes alike and often offer a unique blend of culinary worlds. A family favorite in the area because of its warm service, healthy portions, and tasty delivery, La Cucina needs to find its way to the top of your travel list the next time you frequent Baia Mare. From its wine to its dessert menu, this location is a cut above the rest.

La Cucina

Address: Independentei 4 A, Baia Mare, Romania

Opening Hours: 9am - 11pm

Contact: +40 749471660

Facebook: La Cucina

5. Keep a good time going at Butoiașu' cu Bere

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Posted by Butoiașu' cu bere on Wednesday, 23 March 2016

It isn’t difficult to recommend Butoiașu’ cu Bere; the atmosphere alone begs your attention! Exposed walls of stone, characterized by wooden beams and an undyingly energetic background, all serve to make for an unforgettably enjoyable outing. Recognizably native Romanian dishes completed by tart desserts make this establishment well-worthy of your traffic. Offering tables indoors and outside during summer months, and quick and friendly service characterize Butoiașu’ cu Bere as an affordably brilliant endeavor.

Butoiașu' cu Bere

Address: Str. Gheorghe Șincai, Baia Mare, Romania

Opening Hours: 8am - 12am

Duration: around 3 hours required

Contact: +40 751409057

Facebook: Butoiașu’ cu Bere

6. Tapas and more at Restaurant Budapesta

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Watch the Hungarian tradition come truly alive at Restaurant Budapesta, in a setting typified by appetizing portions and graced by Hungarian music. And you’ll love the food! This location gets Hungarian food right; indoor and terrace seating, characterized by Hungarian wines and brandies, choice meats, and bread comparable to the quality of Budapest cuisine itself, will have you coming back again and again! It’s no wonder that local baptisms, weddings, and family occasions are celebrated here more often than at any other Baia Mare location!

Restaurant Budapesta

Address: Victoriei, Baia Mare 430122, Romania

Opening Hours: 9am - 11pm

Contact: +40 730609929

Website: Restaurant Budapesta

7. Score at pirate-themed Barbarossa!

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If you’re looking to transform your next meal into an experience, you’ll want to check out Barbarossa, Baia Mare’s first pirate-themed eatery! Fun pirate designs decorate this establishment, and together with the affordable prices, you’re guaranteed to partake in an exciting culinary endeavor from beginning to end. Try the location’s pirate-themed pizzas, or order fish or choice meat directly from the grill! This popular joint aims to deliver pirate fear into your heart and delicious plates onto your table. Barbarossa has the food to get you there, and the fun to keep you there!

Restaurant Barbarossa

Address: Adresa Piata Libertatii Zona Centru Vechi, Strada Dacia, Baia Mare, Romania

Opening Hours: 8am - 12am

Contact: +40 262212517

Website: Restaurant Barbarossa (in Romanian)

8. A slice of something new at Restaurant Michael Pascale

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This classic local eatery delivers on the simple promise of good food at great prices. Matched with an optimal drink menu, Restaurant Michael Pascale provides the perfect ambiance for your next culinary conquest. Cleanly furnished and relaxingly decorated, this warm restaurant serves a unique blend of authentic Romanian, Italian, and French cuisine, and surprisingly good coffee! Their fruit-based dishes are famous for their design, presentation and taste. For a quick bite you won’t soon forget, visit Restaurant Michael Pascale in Baia Mare!

Restaurant Michael Pascale

Address: Strada Sincai Gheorghe nr 2, Baia Mare 430311, Romania

Opening Hours: 10am - 11pm

Contact: +40 362807078

Website: Restaurant Michael Pascale (in Romanian)

9. Dine in style at the Crisan House Restaurant

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Posted by Casa Crișan restaurant on Thursday, 6 April 2017

Your search for Romanian elegance has found its end at the Crisan House Restaurant. If you’re looking for a high-end Romanian dining experience, allow this location’s high-backed chairs, professional wait service, and mood lighting satiate your palate and satisfy your preferences. Offering the best neo-baroque style in Baia Mare, together with undeniably dignified dishes, the Crisan House Restaurant’s curtains and cuisine alike are sure to captivate you upon entrance!

Crisan House Restaurant

Address: Strada Victoriei 5, Baia Mare, Romania

Opening Hours: 8am - 12am

Contact: +40 262275761

Facebook: Crisan House Restaurant

10. Locals love La Pălincie

Prânz La Palincie: 1. Supa crema de roșii, 2. Mușchiuleț de porc umplut cu spanac și garnitura de orez, 3. Papanași. ...

Posted by La Pălincie on Wednesday, 22 March 2017

Perhaps the restaurant most loved by locals in all of Baia Mare, La Pălincie has it all - style, service, affordable eating, and fantastic Romanian dishes. Based on well-recognized Romanian culinary brand Zetea, this location, if local references hold any weight, has long since established itself as a premiere eatery in the area. The Mușchiuleț pork and wine menu come particularly well recommended at La Pălincie, and the live music regularly scheduled to liven the mood perfects an ambiance already brimming with contentment!

La Pălincie

Address: Strada Vasile Lucaciu 7, Baia Mare, Romania

Opening Hours: 9am - 11pm

Contact: +40 262217511

Facebook: La Pălincie

Authentic Romanian cuisine is a dish away

You’re out of excuses as to why you would forego such delectable culinary options presented by the best that Baia Mare has to offer. From Italian to French to authentic Romanian dishes, Baia Mare truly has the perfect dish within its friendly town confines, set to satisfy even the strictest palate. Your next trip to Baia Mare isn’t complete without frequenting one of these elite restaurants! For an experience you won’t forget, and for food you’ll wish to revisit time and time again, visit Baia Mare, and let your taste buds do the work.

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