Mex style cooking, though clearly muted for the local market. Flavors are clean and bright, rather than spicy. Salsa comes off as more herbal than piquant. And if those aren’t on your plus side, then a couple of well-shaken margaritas should make up for everything.
Address: Újezd 38, Prague 1-Malá Strana, website
Open daily 11:30 a.m.–midnight
Sets the mark for kosher restaurants in Prague. The menu ranges from classics such as gefilte fish and good old-fashioned chicken broth to upscale Czech. Good list of kosher wines, too. It’s an unassuming place, when viewed from the sidewalk. Inside, though, includes a nice atrium with white tablecloths.
Address: Široká 8, Prague 1–Old Town, website
Tel.: 224 818 752
Open Sun.–Thu. noon-11 p.m. Friday dinner and Saturday lunch by reservation only
Red, Hot & Blues
The place has been around for awhile and still holds up. The menu draws from Cajun, Creole, Tex-Mex and all-American favorites, and the results are reasonable. One of the big attractions is a cool interior courtyard, which can be full even when the rest of the place sits empty. Weekend brunches are a nice bargain.
Address: Jakubská 12, Prague 1 –Old Town
Open daily 9 a.m.-11 p.m. (bar open till midnight)