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Bar Smak

ul. Karmelicka 10, Krakow, Poland
+48 12 431 21 49
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  • Excellent51%
  • Very good37%
  • Average10%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“soup” (17 reviews)
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Polish, European, Eastern European, Central European, Vegetarian Friendly
ul. Karmelicka 10, Krakow, Poland
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We probably would have missed this place but not for a polish friend telling me about it.its off of the old market square about a 5-10 minute walk. It’s mostly used by locals.very cheap, very basic but excellent food. Try the dumplings here and the...More

Thank flekim
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I came here for a midweek lunch and had an amazing time. The place was very busy! You order and pay at the bar and then they deliver it to your table. We ordered three mains and a couple of drinks and...More

Thank TravelReviewer1983
Reviewed 7 December 2017 via mobile

Its a great place to get good Polish, European and some vegetarian food for a inexpensive price. You order at the bar and pay, get your drinks and wait a short while for your order. Freshly made, the nice lady will serve you your order....More

Thank Sam R
Reviewed 17 October 2017

First a quick lesson: In Poland a "bar" is a restaurant where you place an order (for food and drink) at a counter, pay for it, seat yourself, and wait for your meal to be brought to you. It is not a full-service restaurant with...More

Thank dhenski
Reviewed 9 October 2017 via mobile

Very small place. Menu is in Polish on the blackboard. You order at the counter and they bring it to your table. Staff does not speak English. Food is very cheap and very tasty.

Thank Connie L
Reviewed 28 July 2017

I would go back to Krakow just to go to this place again. We ordered 8 plates of food for the 4 of us with drinks and I came to 25 dollars Canadian?? WOW!! The food was excellent and I got to try items I...More

Thank jackwV1218UC
Reviewed 3 July 2017 via mobile

Walked in to have lunch. No English menu which is fine but no offer of any help whatsoever. The waitress/host woke up on the wrong side of the bed!!! Rude times10! Walked out.

Thank Mark M
Reviewed 21 April 2017 via mobile

This place was recommended by a local. Most of the folks eating there were locals as well. Wonderful Polish food, free soup with the meal, and large portions. We took home enough food for dinner the next night. They have beer on tap and in...More

Thank Staggerwing12
Reviewed 27 March 2017

As we passed by we saw locals sitting enjoying the food at this super little café. They have an English menu, but you have to ask for it at the counter. The food is basic but delicious and ‘cheap as chips’. The copious amount of...More

2  Thank Polly Wally D
Reviewed 25 March 2017 via mobile

If you want authentic polish cuisine at a great price then look no further than Bar Smak. Two set menus available one is 16pln and one 25pln, the former will treat you to delights such as Turkey Rump, Breaded Chicken and Pork Chop with the...More

1  Thank Dan B
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: ul. Karmelicka 10, Krakow, Poland
  • Location: Europe  >  Poland  >  Southern Poland  >  Lesser Poland Province  >  Krakow
  • Phone Number: +48 12 431 21 49
This is really a restaurant worth mentioning and I'd like to give it a short T/A review. We were in Krakow for three days and we ate there twice. It's just off where one of the entrances to the main square is and next to tram stops. It's where locals eat, very unpretentious, and the food is genuine Polish and very inexpensive—and delicious! There is an English menu so it's easy to choose what you want and to order it. The two times we were there, it wasn't crowded and there was no waiting. It was very peaceful and quiet and well ventilated. Well worth knowing about. There was a blog about it on your website.
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