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High Tatras

The High Tatras is a touristy area by Slovak standards, so some eateries really pull out the stops and offer great food – with a view, of course. The best places usually focus on typical rustic Slovak grub, and normally operate out of idyllic wooden mountain cottages. Not too bad, huh? Poprad, the hub of the High Tatras, has a well-regarded restaurant scene.

ALSO IN THIS REGION… For the best info on where to sleep, browse this very Places to Eat &Drink/High Tatras sub-section. But don’t forget: also check the best things to do in the High Tatras in our Places to Go/High Tatras sub-section and (you’ve got the idea by now) for some ideas on where to stay hereabouts, check our Places to Stay/High Tatras sub-section. We’ve also got more on the High Tatras in our Getting Around Slovakia section. Please read on!

Our destination content is now growing at such a rate of knots that for one place in the High Tatras, namely Poprad, we now have mini-guides attached to the end of each article that’s related to that destination, where you can see at a glance ALL the associated destination content! This place ranks amongst our Top Slovak Stop-offs – places where we think there are a particularly high concentration of intriguing diversions worth gushing about…


Places to eat and drink in High Tatras

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