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US$5 - US$41
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Steakhouse, European, Latvian, Central European
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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0.2 km from Old City Riga (Vecriga)
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Reviewed 30 September 2020

Located in a lovely little square, the interior is impressive, with beautifully preserved wall paintings. The food is delicious, we tried the yellow tomato soup.

Date of visit: October 2019
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ricardsv, General Manager at Zila Govs, responded to this reviewResponded 3 October 2020

Dear Elena! Thank you very much for your review regarding your visit in our restaurant. Hope to see you back in your next visit in Riga. Have a wonderful day.

Reviewed 29 September 2020

Our dinner would have been perfect if my chicken dish would not have been slightly undercooked. It took me some time to understand why the mouthfeel was so strange. The service was very friendly. The atmosphere on the terrace was enjoyable.

Date of visit: September 2020
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ricardsv, General Manager at Zila Govs, responded to this reviewResponded 3 October 2020

Dear Mikael! Thank you very much for your wonderful review regarding your visit in our restaurant. Hope to see you back in your next visit in Riga. Have a wonderful day.

Reviewed 17 July 2020 via mobile

We were seated outside on the terrace overlooking the square. Great seats. Had delicious foods and drinks and a superfriendly, lovely waitress Marina!More

Date of visit: July 2020
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ricardsv, General Manager at Zila Govs, responded to this reviewResponded 24 July 2020

Dear guest! Great pleasure to hear such a nice and great review. We do the best we can to create this kind of emotion we created for you. We will be happy to see you again in our restaurant soon. Thank’s a lot. Marina and...More

Reviewed 13 March 2020 via mobile

Visited for lunch while on mini break in Riga! Restaurant is beautiful and food was great! Only downside was as we were the only people in the restaurant was not nice having all staff sitting at the table next to us talking!

Date of visit: March 2020
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ricardsv, General Manager at Zila Govs, responded to this reviewResponded 9 July 2020

Dear Anete! Thank you very much for your review! Hope to see you back in our restaurant in your next visit in Riga.

Reviewed 3 March 2020 via mobile

We both had the steak during our visit, my friend had the garlic (which she said was the best of her life) and I had the pepper steak. Contrary to other comments this was not spicy and was really nice. We had a bottle of...merlot as recommended by the waiter. We never have dessert but this time we both had one and they were truly lovely... I had the pumpkin dessert which I wish I knew the recipe for! Would definitely come back.More

Date of visit: March 2020
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ricardsv, Marketing at Zila Govs, responded to this reviewResponded 4 March 2020

Dear guest! Great pleasure to hear such a nice and great review. We do the best we can to create this kind of emotion we created for you. We will be happy to see you again in our restaurant soon. Thank’s a lot!

Reviewed 9 February 2020 via mobile

If you want a taste of traditional Latvian cuisine then try this place out. The restaurant has a lovely comfy and authentic feel and the service was excellent. Dishes very traditional and the menu is not over complicated. Superb!

Date of visit: February 2020
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ricardsv, Marketing at Zila Govs, responded to this reviewResponded 11 February 2020

Dear Matt! Great pleasure to hear such a nice review. We do the best we can to create this kind of emotion we created for you. We will be happy to see you again in our restaurant soon. Thank’s a lot!

Reviewed 24 January 2020

We visited for lunch during our Baltic cruise and the waiter was very welcoming and helpful. Our meals were very tasty. I had the most delicious trout with root vegetable puree. The service was very prompt and we enjoyed sitting outside, enjoying the sunshine and...sights and tried the local drink Riga Black Balsam.More

Date of visit: September 2019
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Ricards V, Manager at Zila Govs, responded to this reviewResponded 25 January 2020

Dear Jane! Great pleasure to hear such a nice and great review. We do the best we can to create this kind of emotion we created for you. We will be happy to see you again in our restaurant soon. Thank’s a lot!

Reviewed 7 January 2020

Zila Govs aka Blue Cow Our corporate staff had dinner at Zila Govs during January 2020. The reason why I chose this place was our very pleasant experience in the same restaurant in 2017. The restaurant lived up to our expectations. The interior design appears...to be a "Old Town Riga" and it sets the meed wonderfully. Our staff spoke very good English and all dishes, even to our Vegan member were delicious. The restaurant is pleasant, suitable for larger groups, service was attentive and fast and plenty of options to meat-eaters and vegans. Overall excellent option to dine in Riga Old Town.More

Date of visit: January 2020
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Ricards V, Manager at Zila Govs, responded to this reviewResponded 8 January 2020

Dear Totti ! Great pleasure to hear such a nice and good review. We do the best we can to create this kind of emotion we created for you. We will be happy to see you again in our restaurant. A wonderful day for you.

Reviewed 8 December 2019 via mobile

We visited to try Latvian cuisine ,we ordered grey peas with bacon,pork on bone and local beer. It was were tasty and very traditional. Stuff very helpful and friendly. Cozy atmosphere. We enjoyed and definitely will come back.

Date of visit: December 2019
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Ricards V, Manager at Zila Govs, responded to this reviewResponded 9 December 2019

Dear Natalja! Great pleasure to hear such a nice and great review. We do the best we can to create this kind of emotion we created for you. We will be happy to see you again in our restaurant soon. Thank’s a lot!

Reviewed 27 November 2019 via mobile

Food was very good, lots of different preparation for steaks, personally i like plain steak without sauce or topping and for that choice is reduced but meat was good. Wine list is decent and price reasonable. It is a place where you can have a...nice dinner in a quiet environment even romanticMore

Date of visit: November 2019
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Ricards V, Manager at Zila Govs, responded to this reviewResponded 29 November 2019

Dear Manu_Audrey ! Great pleasure to hear such a nice and good review. We do the best we can to create this kind of emotion we created for you. We will be happy to see you again in our restaurant. A wonderful day for you.

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Zilā Govs is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 3.5
  • Atmosphere: 4