Impressions of restaurants, bars, cafes & typical food of Montenegro
Montenegro, the jewel of the Adriatic coast, offers not only breathtaking landscapes and historical sights, but also a rich culinary tradition. With influences from the Mediterranean, the Balkans and nearby Turkey, Montenegro presents a diverse and delicious cuisine that delights holidaymakers. Immerse yourself in the culinary treasures of this country and let yourself be enchanted.
Seafood and fish specialities in Montenegro
As Montenegro is a coastal region, it is not surprising that fresh seafood and fish dishes are among the highlights of the local cuisine. Visit the town of Kotor and enjoy freshly caught oysters, mussels and octopus. Another recommended location is the city of Budva, known for its top quality fish restaurants where you can try dishes such as grilled octopus or grilled sea bass. But you can also eat well in Petrovac, Dobra Voda, Bar (especially in Stari Bar) and of course also in the capitol Podgorica.
Njeguški Pršut und cheese
Njeguški Pršut, the air-dried ham from the Njeguši region, is one of the most famous delicacies in Montenegro. It is made using traditional methods and is characterized by its unique taste. Try the ham as an appetizer or in a traditional dish called kacamak, made with mashed potatoes and cheese. Accompany these delicacies with Montenegrin cheeses such as Sir Punjeni Paprikom (cheese filled with peppers) or Kolasinac, a mature sheep’s cheese.
Montenegrin wines are also highly recommended
Montenegro prides itself on its wine tradition, and tasting the local wines is a must. Visit the wine regions around Lake Skadar and in the mountains near Podgorica to discover some of the best wineries in the country. Try red varieties like Vranac or Plavac and white varieties like Krstač or Chardonnay.
Montenegrin cheescake (Kačamak) and Rakija Kačamak,
Kačamak, a traditional Montenegrin cheesecake, is another dish you should definitely try. It consists of corn grits, potatoes and cheese and is often served with sour cream. This hearty dish provides a true taste experience. Wash down the cheesecake with a glass of rakija, a traditional Montenegrin spirit made from various fruits like plums or grapes.
Since we have been in Montengro very often, we have been in many restaurants, bars and cafes. You can see the pictures of different locations, food and drinks below– so you can make up your own mind.
If you are in Montenegro yourself, you will be able to test the local delicacies yourself! ENJOY!
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