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12/14 Gleznotaju iela, Riga 1050, Latvia
+371 26 695 555
12:00 - 23:30
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Tue - Sat 12:00 - 23:30
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Milan, Italy
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2014

It took 40 minutes to bring some bread to the table, and the restaurant had only a few customers. The waiters had no idea of what service is. And the food was nothing to rave about. I complained and at the end they gave us a discount, but I would have preferred to have a normal service.

1 Thank iosonophil
Manchester, United Kingdom
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122 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 105 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 February 2013

Let me start by saying that if you check my other reviews you'll find that I tend to be fairly positive about things, but I think in this case a warning is required. On a cold night in February I looked at the menu outside the door, which seemed tempting, and the room looked attractive. I went in, and moved... More 

2 Thank grh59
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 February 2013

Forgettable evening out. Nothing special Do not recommend There must be better restaurants for better food, service and atmosphere

Thank PetraT3
Riga, Latvia
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 November 2012

There is narrow Gleznotaju (Painters) Street in the Old part of Riga, some 200 m from City Downtown. It is not difficult to find the restaurant Palete. Here you can get tasty meat dishes, fish or vegetarian. Also an excellent beer Tervete from a small local brewery is available. The bill will not exceed 20-25 Euros per person. Still an... More 

Thank Arnis_72
Riga, Latvia
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87 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2012

Had a wonderful dinner at this restaurant with my husband and have to admit we were impressed both by incredibly delicious elaborate food and excellent service. Live music was nice, too. The restaurant is located in one of those narrow streets and is not crowded at all, so all guests have full attention of the waiters.

1 Thank Anastasia A
Oslo, Norway
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200 reviews
106 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2012 via mobile

No people at all upon arrival, so my sceptisism hit me, but nevermind, what I ate saved my evening. A very good combination of chicken and garniture, tasty bread and a brilliant dessert are worth it. Not expensive at all, but above Riga average. Go for it!

Thank ContrailsfromNorway
London, United Kingdom
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72 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 June 2012

I ate at Palete the day before a set of business meetings in Riga, so was by myself. This wasn't a problem - the restaurant was not at all busy, which was surprising because the town was kicking and the food is good. The waitresses were extremely sweet (why add 10% to the bill for service? if you'd have left... More 

Thank Nick445
Oslo, Norway
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269 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 June 2012

We visited only a few restaurants, but to be better than Palete, it really has to be good. When we visited Palete, the staff was not busy at all, and that surprise us. The chef must be an artist; the food was excellent, and the waitress showed good knowledge, and gave us good information about the different meals. And only... More 

1 Thank Arvid H
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2011

Awesome national cousine, would recomend to try to everybody

Thank Alexander N
Siena, Italy
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15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2011

We wanted to try a Restaurant advised by Tripadvisor so we choose Palete among the many restaurants of Riga for our last dinner in Latvija. The Restaurant is located in a narrow street of the city center, and we sat at a table next to the iron gate at the entrance of the courtyard. The waitress was nice and professional,... More 

2 Thank chegue79

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 7 - USD 39
European, Central European
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi, Reservations, Seating
Open Hours
12:00 - 23:30
12:00 - 23:30
12:00 - 23:30
12:00 - 23:30
12:00 - 23:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 12/14 Gleznotaju iela, Riga 1050, Latvia
  • Location: Europe  >  Latvia  >  Riga Region  >  Riga
  • Phone Number: +371 26 695 555
At the end of the 1970s, several new restaurants with a historical and romantic feel have been opened in Riga. It has to be mentioned that the longest queues were to restaurant «Birka». The restaurant has quickly become popular as a place where guests оf Old Riga can enjoy cosy and authentic Scandinavian atmosphere, beautiful live music and traditional kitchen. Largest watercolor collection that counts 26 works of famous Latvian artist, Janis Brekte. As the years passed many things have changed, well-loved cafes closed down and new ones opened, but “Birka” remains everyone’s favorite to this day.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?