Where to Eat in Blagoevgrad: The Best Restaurants and Bars

September 16, 2017 Weston Hennigan

Blagoevgrad (Bulgarian: Благо̀евград) is а city in southwestern Bulgaria, the administrative centre of Blagoevgrad Municipality and of Blagoevgrad Province, with a population of 70,881 inhabitants (as of 2011). It lies on the banks of the Blagoevgradska Bistritsa River.
Things to do in Blagoevgrad

1. Complex Avalon

Polkovnik Drangov 2, Petrich 2850, Bulgaria Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Waitstaff Eastern European HK$63 - HK$126 +359 88 800 0042
Excellent
46%
Good
18%
Satisfactory
9%
Poor
9%
Terrible
18%
Overall Ratings

3.5 based on 11 reviews

Complex Avalon

Reviewed By Nikolay H - Sofia, Bulgaria

I trully recommend "Avalon" complexe in Petrich. I spend there 2 days last weekend with company and we definately will come back there soon. The best thing about the complexe is that you can go first in the restaurant and enjoy the traditionnal balkan cuisine, after that get a nice cocktail in the bar just nex door, and later go and party in discotheque which is also situated next door...And all this at a really fair price!!!!

2. Frame Bar & Food

Trakia Str 2, Blagoevgrad 2700, Bulgaria Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout, Serves Alcohol European Lunch, Dinner +359 89 911 7373
Excellent
45%
Good
27%
Satisfactory
10%
Poor
8%
Terrible
10%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 47 reviews

Frame Bar & Food

Reviewed By Koert V

Although it looks like a snackbar rather than a restaurant, the food served is almost gourmet food. The appetisers come in large portions and are really good. However, instead of camembert cheese with pear and walnuts, my camembert was served with apple and hazelnuts. It was still tasty, so I did not complain, but staff should have informed us. Another drawback: the cocktails (we had a mojito and a margherita) contain very little alcohol. Still, the food was one of the best we had in Bulgaria, hence the 4 stars.

3. Vodenisita

Kilometers from Blagoevgrad 2, Blagoevgrad 2700, Bulgaria Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff Eastern European, International, Barbecue Lunch, Dinner, Late Night +359 89 851 5959
Excellent
41%
Good
30%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
21%
Terrible
4%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 23 reviews

Vodenisita

Reviewed By AnastasiaPerkova01 - Graz, Austria

Situated somewhat on the outskirts of the city, the restaurant offers a relaxing and welcoming atmosphere of rural Bulgaria. The variety of dishes they offer makes it pretty hard to choose something, therefore I would recommend everything from the grill. The grilled vegetables are amazing, and so are chicken and pork skewers.
Service, however, could be improved (could be a bit faster).
All in all - a very pleasant place to visit, they even have live traditional music in the evenings.

4. Pizza Napoli

Hristo Botev Square 4, Blagoevgrad 2700, Bulgaria Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff Italian, Pizza, European Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner +359 73 882 388
Excellent
19%
Good
47%
Satisfactory
26%
Poor
6%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

3.5 based on 46 reviews

Pizza Napoli

Reviewed By ddh2

A very good Italian family restaurant, offering a full range of pizzas, pasta, and salads. Food quality is very good, ambiance is casual and pleasant, staff is efficient and friendly, and there is an outdoor patio which adjoins a small play area for children. Staff speaks English, and there are English menus. Prices are very reasonable, even by Bulgarian standards. Highly recommended.

5. Trezor

Makedonia Square, Blagoevgrad 2700, Bulgaria Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff European, International, Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Excellent
43%
Good
40%
Satisfactory
9%
Poor
4%
Terrible
4%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 22 reviews

Trezor

Reviewed By John W - Douglas, United Kingdom

We visited with two friends and their two young daughters for my partners birthday lunch on Sunday. Outdoor table. Lots of fun being had, then clap of thunder, lightening and the deluge. We were swiftly moved inside. 6 starters, 4 mains, 2 children's portions plus 3 Deserts and beer and water was 100levs or 40£ or 60USD. Good food, great atmosphere. Amazing value. Only reason not 5* rating, the food came out of order. Ie some mains arrived before some starters.

6. Fenix

Bulevard S. Kiril i Metodiy, Blagoevgrad 2700, Bulgaria Reservations, Waitstaff Eastern European Dinner
Excellent
55%
Good
26%
Satisfactory
13%
Poor
6%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 15 reviews

Fenix

kleines Restaurant mit bulgarischer Küche, 45 Plätze innen, 35 auf überdachter Terrasse

Reviewed By Ioana F - Bucharest, Romania

good traditional food and drinks, friendly staff, lunch on the Terrace, although there is an inside lower floor restaurant

7. Raffy Bar and Gelato

Ulitsa "Trakia" 1, Blagoevgrad 2700, Bulgaria Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Delivery, Takeout European, Italian, American, Bar, Pizza, Sushi Lunch, Dinner, Late Night +359 89 671 6132
Excellent
33%
Good
41%
Satisfactory
11%
Poor
1%
Terrible
14%
Overall Ratings

3.5 based on 54 reviews

Raffy Bar and Gelato

Reviewed By Phil J - Milton Keynes, United Kingdom

Drank here a few times and finally sampled the food. Very good meal, I had the veal steak and it was lovely.
Service was brilliant. I left something there by mistake, went back and the staff had put it aside for me. Very honest and a huge thank you to the guys.

8. PolCa Cafe & Deli

Krali Marko 10, Blagoevgrad 2700, Bulgaria Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Street Parking Cafe, European, Soups, Delicatessen, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch HK$8 +359 87 755 3655
Excellent
91%
Good
0%
Satisfactory
0%
Poor
0%
Terrible
9%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 22 reviews

PolCa Cafe & Deli

Reviewed By Naci4a - Blagoevgrad, Bulgaria

This lovely little place has amazing sandwiches and cream soups. Every day they make 3 different cream soups for lunch. And you can take them for home or eat in front of the venue, there are like 3 tables. The food is fresh and delicious.The sandwiches are also made there on the spot and if you do not see something or wont to change some of the ingredients just ask.

9. Aseva

Polk Street 14 | Next to Aubg Campus, Blagoevgrad 2700, Bulgaria +359 89 671 7634
Excellent
25%
Good
50%
Satisfactory
0%
Poor
25%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 4 reviews

Aseva

Reviewed By JuPereira - Amsterdam, The Netherlands

This is a nice restaurant located in the second floor of a round building very close to the American University of Bulgaria. As such, it uses to be full with students.
The environments is lively with people laughing and speaking kind of loudly, but not enough to bother, in my opinion.
The service is reasonable and the food has good quality. They have dishes typical from the Balkans´ region as one of the students in our table was explaining, since many dishes that are known as typical from Bulgaria can be also found with little variations in other countries from the Balkans and vice versa.

10. Mark's Guerrilla Kitchen

Ul Svoboda Bachvarova 1 | next to the AUBG Campus, Blagoevgrad 2700, Bulgaria Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Free Wifi American, Sushi, British, Delicatessen, Cafe, Fast Food, Soups, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options Breakfast, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks, Lunch HK$78 +359 88 893 0661
Excellent
80%
Good
6%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
2%
Terrible
6%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 50 reviews

Mark's Guerrilla Kitchen

We provide top quality, where possible local sourced produce, to an American diner/gourmet burger restaurant experience. We are NOT a typical restaurant for Blagoevgrad, you wont get a 30 page menu, just good wholesome cooked food in an open kitchen where you can discuss with the chef your likes/dislikes and which he/she can then change accordingly.

Reviewed By muuruvirta - Varkaus, Finland

Went there for a lunch and had one of the best burgers ever. Mark is a really nice guy and loves to talk with his customers. Most of the customers are students of American University because the prices are little high for locals. For the...MoreThankyou for your kind words.

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