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Reviewed 10 December 2023 via mobile

Delicious food, great service, cosy atmosphere. We have tried the best "patatnik" and beans in a pot. Recommend! :))))

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 26 September 2023 via mobile

Simply put, after more than a week in the country, it’s the best restaurant we’ve been to. Honestly speaking, you probably wouldn’t expect something like that in the somewhat shabby town of Smolyan, but there it is. Everything we took was simply great. Service and...atmosphere were great as wellMore

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed 19 August 2023

Everything was clean. The chicken soup was so good. The staff was friendly and respectful. It was cheap. The pizzas need an update tho

Date of visit: August 2023
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Reviewed 14 August 2023

Very nice experience , the best waitters , and the best food, the pizza is like at his home , you need to try this restaurant

Date of visit: August 2023
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Reviewed 6 September 2022 via mobile

My last review of Rodopchanka was in March. We were in Smolyan this evening and thought we’d give it another try. We wish we hadn’t. Two salads to start with. A salad with tomatoes, quite nice and a Smolyan salad. Normally this appears on a...large plate all laid out separately, beans, cheese, lutenitsa, potato, onion etc. Well this came out and it was beans and pickle in a lutenitsa sauce. All mixed up. Tasty enough but missed out on presentation. Penne Arrabiata. So much tomato sauce. Most people could make a better one at home. Beef kebab on flatbread with yoghurt sauce. It was just that, two beef kebabche on a flatbread with two dollops of yoghurt. The flatbread was stiff, the kebabche were dry. The yoghurt was ok. What an utter disappointment. How about some salad, or another sauce, garlic mayo or chilli? How about a bit of onion. It would have been nice to roll it up to eat it. Not a chance. Pudding, homemade French ice cream with warm raspberry jam. Just don’t bother. The ice cream is tasteless. Jam, why not a coulis, do you have a chef there? A couple of drinks and the bill was 70 leva. OMG what a rip off, For quality food, good portions, quality produce, taste, sauces and value for money, oh yes, and chefs who care, try Bulgarche, Daffi, Bears Ears, anywhere but here. You will see that I have previously rated this venue very highly, sorry, not any more. We will not return.More

Date of visit: September 2022
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Reviewed 28 March 2022 via mobile

Sadly I have to rate this as 'Poor' tonight. Please see previous reviews of mine where I have said it was the best. I attended, with my Wife, on a Sunday evening. When we arrived there were very few customers. We ordered simple starters, a...tomato salad and the Asian rice. These took at least 30 minutes to arrive. They were, to be perfectly fair, very nice. More people had arrived by now and were ordering. We waited for our mains, simple ones again, a trilogy of chicken with penne pasta and salad, and a fillet steak with mash and a truffle cream. We waited, and waited and waited. All the tables around us received their food, quite a lot of it. We waited some more. Over an hour and a half from arrival we received our mains. The trilogy of chicken was very nice, tasty and hot. The steak looked lovely. The mash was lovely and smooth ant there was a nice tuille with it. My Wife asked about the truffle cream, the waiter looked taken aback. He went and got a menu and there it was, he said it was 'in the mash'. Then my Wife tasted it, it was cold. Both steak and mash, cold. Oh, and the mash had no truffle in it. Sorry, don't try to pull a fast one. We called the waiter and he took the dish back. Over half an hour later another one arrived. To their credit it was cooked from fresh. The mash, however, wasn’t silky smooth this time, it was lumpy. Again there was no truffle cream but there was a sliced truffle and some extra decoration. Both times the steak was very good, it was much better hot. So, no apology for the length of time the food took. No apology for a cold course. When I asked if they were on Tripadvisor, the waiter, who has a grasp of English, suddenly lost that grasp. He didn’t know what Tripadvisor was. When asked for a business card he stared at us blankly and walked off. We have been going there for eleven years and have known this waiter for a long time. Hmm. Not impressed with the attitude this time. My Wife has a sound knowledge of food and catering and is forgiving when there are understandable issues, but this was unforgivable.More

Date of visit: March 2022
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Reviewed 26 January 2022

Came in in Jan 2022, we are english but went with our Bulgarian friends. Good service, nice food, always busy but that is a good thing for a nice surrounding 😁

Date of visit: January 2022
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Reviewed 11 January 2022

A great atmosphere and the food is delicious! Staff speak English and there are veggie and vegan options!

Date of visit: January 2022
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Reviewed 12 April 2021 via mobile

A bit overpriced for the quality you get. Not tasty and not a great choice of food as well. I guess it's just a popular place to eat at.

Date of visit: April 2021
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Reviewed 17 March 2021 via mobile

Popped in on a Sunday late afternoon. Four of us. Waitress was welcoming and helpful. Great menu. Starters come out as starters not with the main courses, great. Asian rice with grilled vegetables, super. Rodopchanka house salad, salad in a bread basket, great. Duck, brilliant....Parmesan chicken, delicious, trilogy of beef, absolutely superb. Desserts all great. Lots to drink. Bill was 180 leva, £78. So around £20 a head. Great value. Food excellent, decor great, staff lovely, keep up the good work.More

Date of visit: March 2021
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Reviewed 7 September 2020 via mobile

I ordered black rice with vegetables in Asian style ... I hadn't heard that in Asian cuisine they overboboil rice and use corn... without any spice... Well... the bean soup was delicious

Date of visit: September 2020
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Reviewed 14 June 2020 via mobile

This is one of the most popular places for dinner, and the food is really tasty. I ordered beef with mushrooms. Delicious. If you want to bet on a sure thing, this is your place.

Date of visit: June 2020
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Reviewed 10 March 2020

we wait more then 15 minutes and nobody comes to ask or take our order, so we left this place with very bad impressions

Date of visit: October 2019
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Reviewed 9 March 2020

Whenever, we go to Pamporovo we spend one or two meals at Rodopchanka and I like almost every dish they serve. You can enjoy traditional Bulgarian dishes from Phodopes while your kids have their favoruite foods, such as pizza, pasta, meatballs and burgers. .

Date of visit: January 2020
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Reviewed 5 November 2019

If you are hungry and been on the road all day this is a great place to relax and eat. Food is delicious and European choices: pizza, seafood, salads. The atmosphere is traditional the food is modern. The restaurant is very clean and the bathrooms...as well. Service was quick. Overall would visit again.More

Date of visit: November 2019
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