Experience the true street-eat-style taste of Dubrovnik with these ten dishes that have become a must-try for any visitor. They may not be the fancy dishes that are often written about or the reason why people come to Dubrovnik, but they are the ones that you simply cannot miss. These dishes have earned a distinguished reputation over the years and have shaped the street eating scene in the city. Some of these foods have been around for ages, while others have become legendary in recent times. While a few may be pricey, most of them can be enjoyed without breaking the bank. Regardless of the cost, they are all worth trying and contribute to making Dubrovnik the most exciting dining destination in the country. Don’t leave the city without sampling these tasty and iconic dishes in Dubrovnik.
Dubrovnik Pizza at the Pizzeria Mirakul
Mirakul is a family-owned pizzeria in Dubrovnik that takes pride in serving authentic Italian pizza made from the original Napolitano recipe. As one of the oldest pizzerias in the city, they are among the pioneers of the Napilitano-style pizza making in Dubrovnik. Bitet into their delicious Dubrovnik pizza with mozzarella and figs and experience a perfect blend of sweetness from figs and a pillowy softness from fresh mozzarella. Mirakul’s commitment to providing a true Italian pizza experience is unmatched, making it a must-visit for any pizza enthusiast.
Ćevapi u Somunu at Taj Mahal
Are you craving a taste of Bosnia but can’t make the trip? No worries – head to Taj Mahal restaurant in Dubrovnik and indulge in authentic Bosnian cuisine. This spot is dishing up more than just the typical ćevapi and burek. From delicious meat dishes to savoury sides, and out-of-this-world desserts, there’s something for everyone on the menu. But if you’re looking for a crowd-pleaser, try their Ćevapi u somunu. These finger-shaped meat patties are made from a blend of beef and lamb, then served on a flatbread with Bosnian Kajmak cheese and onions. Wash it down with a cold Nikšičko pivo and you’ll feel right at home!
Burek at The Tourist Bakery
Burek, an ancient Balkan dish, is a meat-filled filo pastry pie. While there are versions with cheese, potatoes, or spinach these are known as sirnica, krumpiruša, and zeljanica, respectively. Now, let’s talk about the delicious Turist burek. This small bakery at the Gruž green market serves only a few dishes, but they’re all incredibly tasty. Their specialty is Burek and Krafen (doughnuts filled with marmalade or chocolate). The Burek is crispy on the outside, has a mouth-watering meat filling, and the portion is big enough to be considered a proper meal. It’s also pocket-friendly! They sell yogurt in plastic cups, which is a must-have when enjoying Burek. The bakery is across from a park with plenty of benches, so you can have your meal under the shade of pine trees.
Address: Ulica Padre Perice, 20000 Dubrovnik
Seafood Pappardelle at Spagheterria Toni
If you’re a fan of authentic Italian cuisine, Spagheterria Toni is the place to go. Known for their homemade pasta and classic sauces, this restaurant is a must-visit for everyone who is in love with Italian food. Chef and owner Toni believes in keeping things simple with dishes that always hit the spot. However, their Pappardelle’s are a game-changer. Bursting with flavours of the sea, this dish features succulent mussels, shrimps, and calamari, cooked in a mouth-watering tomato sauce, topped with grated Parmesan and served with perfectly cooked pappardelle. If you’re a seafood lover, you can’t go wrong with it!
Burger Gospar at Guloso
Looking for the best burger in town? Excuse me, that is, the best burger in the country? Then Guloso food bar is a place you shouldn’t miss. Guloso has raised the bar with their award-winning Gospar burger. Sink your teeth into a 100% beef patty that’s juicy and flavourful, served in a soft and milky potato bun. Add in some savoury Drniš prosciutto and locally made queso fresco cheese škripavac that perfectly blends with the meat. For a touch of bitter sweetness grilled paveruni, a local variety of Padron peppers, are added to the mix. And let’s not forget the French whole grain mustard and homemade mayo that bring all the flavours together. Don’t be surprised if you find yourself licking your fingers clean after devouring this masterpiece. And it’s no wonder it was awarded the gold medal for the best burger in Croatia.
Beetroot or Sardine Bruschetta at Bura Bistro
Step into Bura Bistro and indulge in delectable street food, exquisite wines, and chic cocktails. Don’t miss out on their mouth-watering bruschetta options, like the Sous-vide Beetroot Bruschetta or the De-boned Roasted Sardines Bruschetta. The beetroot bruschetta is a heavenly combination of sweet beetroot, grilled Ricotta, fresh baby spinach, and toasted pumpkin seeds, drizzled with the finest olive oil. Pair it with a glass of local orange for the perfect match. Love fish? Try the sardine’s bruschetta with smoked mayo, pickled fennel, and baby spinach, perfectly paired with Dubrovačka Malvasia. Satisfy your cravings for gourmet-street-food at Bura Bistro!
Vegan Pulled-Pork Sandwich at The Vegedub
Dubrovnik’s only vegan street-food joint, Vegedub, offers a delicious range of healthy eats, including refreshing smoothies, salads, and pizzas. But it’s their vegan pulled-pork sandwich that got us hooked! Made with soft flat bread and served with sweet potato chips, this sandwich is a must-try for anyone looking for a quick, hearty meal. Just be sure to tread carefully with the spicy sauces – they’re a great addition to the combo, but they pack a punch! Trust us, you won’t find better vegan street food in Dubrovnik than Vegedub.
Chicken Taquitos at The Cantina Mexicana Chihuahua
Dubrovnik’s favorite Mexican spot, Cantina Mexicana Chihuahua, is creating a buzz with their mouth-watering chicken taquitos. Stuffed with juicy chicken and wrapped in a crispy tortilla, these taquitos are served with a variety of sauces that blend fresh local ingredients with Mexican flair. These taquitos are so popular that they disappear as soon as they hit the table. Even the pickiest of eaters won’t be able to resist these delicious bites. Don’t miss out on the talk of the town – head to Cantina Mexicana for their famous chicken taquitos.
Salmon Poke Bowl at The Kiosk Dubrovnik
If you’re ever in Dubrovnik and craving a healthy and hearty meal, head over to Kiosk and try their Salmon Poke Bowl. Made with fresh salmon, guacamole, Goma wakame, and served on sushi rice, this bowl is pure magic. With its vibrant colors, crunchy texture, and melt-in-your-mouth umami flavor, it’s no wonder we find ourselves lingering around Gruž Harbour just for a taste. Perfect for the summer, this bowl is both delicious and nutritious. Trust us, you won’t find a Poke Bowl like this anywhere else in Dubrovnik.
Prosciutto Sandwich at The Buffet Škola
Looking for a quick and satisfying bite in Dubrovnik? Definitely consider buffet Škola! This family-run spot serves up the tastiest homemade bread and prosciutto sandwiches in town for over 3 decades. The rustic bread is a standout, and the local prosciutto is the perfect match. Another big plus is speedy service and affordable prices. It may not be fancy, but it’s worth a visit for a delicious and efficient meal on the go.