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Daugavpils (Latvian pronunciation: [ˈdaʊɡaʊpils] ( listen); Latgalian: Daugpiļs [ˈdaʊkʲpʲilʲsʲ]; Russian: Даугавпилс [ˈdaʊɡəfpʲɪls]; see other names) is a city in southeastern Latvia, located on the banks of the Daugava River, from which the city gets its name. Daugavpils literally means "Daugava Castle". It is the second largest city in the country after the capital Riga, which is located some 230 kilometres (143 miles) to its north-west. Daugavpils is located relatively close to Belarus and Lithuania (distances of 33 km (21 mi) and 25 km (16 mi) respectively), and some 120 km (75 mi) from the Latvian border with Russia. Daugavpils is a major railway junction and industrial centre and lies approximately midway between Riga and Minsk.
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4 based on 319 reviews
After wandering around central Daugavpils at 21:30 for around 20 minutes looking for somewhere to eat, only to discover that everywhere was either closed or closing despite the early hour, we were just beginning to give up. I then found this place listed on TripAdvisor, and we decided to walk down, and if it was closed, we would accept defeat and go get a Hesburger or Cili Pica before they closed too. Fortunately, when we reached the stairwell down into the restaurant, and asked the waitress downstairs if the kitchen was still open, she responded positively and showed us to a table. There were maybe two other occupied tables, but it was a Monday night. The interior decoration and underground scenic nature reminded me immediately of the well-regarded Folkklubs Ala Pagrabs in Riga, so we were hopeful that the food and beer would also be of good quality. The menu size was decent, and we both quickly found dishes that we wanted to try, which was good as our order was taken relatively fast too. Though, it struck me as weird that the menu was in Latvian, English, and French - no Latgalian or Russian to be seen. After ordering, we were brought a bread basket with a few butters; the waitress neglected to explain to us which butter was which, and we were left guessing, however. They had a decent beer selection, but unfortunately only one beer on tap - which was more expensive; available either unfiltered, light, or dark. I ordered unfiltered, which the menu had the price listed at as 1 litre. I was brought a 0.5l glass of it, which was confusing after I ordered 1litre, but fortunately at the end we were charged only for the 0.5l instead of the full litre.The food was brought after a normal waiting period after ordering, so at least seemed to be made fresh instead of simply being heated. My pork chop with brie was delicious: a good amount of cheese, with the side of potatoes in cheese sauce also really tasty, though a bit more cheese to cream in the sauce ratio would not go amiss. My girlfriend's chicken in shrimp sauce was also really really good, though she regretted ordering roast potatoes instead of the cheesy ones that I had taken. The food presentation was basic and simple; the place is simple Latvian, no-frills, hearty eating. The side vegetables cost extra and weren't included with the meal, which always strikes me as a little stingy in a restaurant, though also explained the even stingier salad portion here. In fact, the salad simply looked weird on the plate given how small it was. Still, the restaurant experience at Gubernators, despite some friends who used to live in Daugavpils later telling us we should have gone elsewhere, was a solid 4/5. I would happily return. Thank you for choosing our restaurant for your dinner! We also have a menu in Russian. It is printed on the same sheet, together with a menu in Latvian. It's amazing that you did not notice it. Thank you for your opinion and appreciation. Respectfully!
4 based on 134 reviews
Outdoors in the 3rd week of September, just having arrived in Daugavpils we still could enjoy sitting outside as if in the middle of summer! At 27 C we took in the view of passersby, the hot air, the setting at the side of the street at the corner of the restaurant, wooden structures, well-dressed people, beautiful women and nice caring and waitresses. The hamburger was juicy, rich and tasty. Being a Heinz fan, they upon my request organised ketchup when I asked and that is an ice-breaker to me, but also decides choice of restaurant the next time. A fresh, unfiltered beer increased our positive experience before we had to continue our venture, however much more merrily so...!:)
3 based on 62 reviews
This is a good place to have meals if ou happen to be there for whatever reason. I wasn't very hungry, when I came to visit the fortress, therefore I didn't look for any specific food and accepted proposed day offer. The food was quite tasty. Also coffee was good and tasty, supplied with a chocolate candy and lemon water. The price was reasonable and servicing very friendly and fast.
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