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Restaurant Desiderata

#328 of 809 Restaurants in Riga}
$$$$European, , International
Kalku iela 3a, Riga 1050, Latvia
+371 67 214 555
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  • Excellent61%
  • Very good16%
  • Average15%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible1%
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European, Central European, International
Kalku iela 3a, Riga 1050, Latvia
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I have never had such a bad experience. My food was horrible. The pork ribs were 85% fat and what meat on them was so tough you could not cut or bite without a Herculaneum effort. I complained and was greeted with a shrug. Asked...More

Thank TisTravels
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The staff were friendly to get us into the restaurant, but from there things went downhill. Let me say first that the food was good. I had the lamb which was perfectly cooked and my friend had the burger which was good. I highly recommend...More

Thank TabathaSoltay
Reviewed 11 August 2017 via mobile

Last evening in Riga was rather cold, asked to be seated inside, but got a lounge seat (sofa) virtually in the lobby of Royal Square Hotel, which the restaurant seems to be a part of. Not very useful and certainly not cozy, we decided to...More

Thank drengen
Reviewed 1 August 2017

I liked this restaurant in general. The waitress at the entrance was very friendly, and took the time to explain the menu. However, it took about 45 minutes to have my meal that was delicious happily. The problem came when I wanted to pay using...More

Thank JQuintana2017
Reviewed 28 July 2017 via mobile

The Desiderata is a very beautiful restaurant and in a lovely and happening location. The menu selection is good and offer some traditional Latvian dishes. Some of the food on the menu they did not have which limited the choice and the portion sizes were...More

Thank LPretty
Reviewed 17 July 2017 via mobile

We were dinner at the restaurant and eating Stroganoff with mushedpotatoes. Taste of meal was avarage, size and prize were good.

Thank Minna T
Reviewed 24 June 2017 via mobile

Nice restaurant with friendly waitress, that's about all good I can say about this place. We ordered hamburgers with aioli. Before tasting we noticed that there wasn't any aioli in the burgers so we asked the waitress for it and she said it was in...More

Thank Jimmy A
Reviewed 5 June 2017

We were drawn to this restaurant by a waitress explaining the menu outside. We had Latvia pancakes, sour cabbage served in a bread roll and soft bread soup for dessert (wonderful), we also tried the local rhubarb wine, all for €35, excellent value for money...More

1  Thank 11Judith
Reviewed 1 February 2017

Located on the hotel basement, serve breakfast for hotel tenants. Good food and great ambiance. Was under renovation when i was there.

Thank kiltmaker2
Reviewed 9 November 2015

I was recomented this fine dining restaurant and i was happy to bee there been a few times service and quality of food was second to none

Thank Mercourios
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$25 - US$46
European, Central European, International
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Reservations
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Open Hours
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Kalku iela 3a, Riga 1050, Latvia
  • Location: Europe  >  Latvia  >  Riga Region  >  Riga
  • Phone Number: +371 67 214 555
  • E-mail
Restaurant Desiderata locataed in Old Town of Riga with orginal interior - warm , comforting with wonderful lighting and exclusive design elements – the part of the floor reveals a 16th century well and old city walls . Desiderata has created a bright and beautiful space that is the perfect setting for a good lunch or dinner.Neverthless, we take most pride in our cuisine and service. The Chef presents delectable internationla gourmet menu thats’s truly a master work. The tases and aroma will set your mount watering for more of this secretive skills. Desiderata is a special place where to mark a momentous occasion, or easily impress any client or quest.
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