Praga Cafe Calgary
I stopped by Praga Cafe earlier this week for lunch with 2 colleagues. I tried the special of the day, it was Thursday so it was Chicken with Czech dumplings and paprika sauce. Tasty, not spicy, and the dumplings were large and a bit bready. I liked the dish. My table mates each ordered a potato pancake dish with pork, chicken and vegetables and a spicy sauce. It was good, but they could have shared the dish, it was generous and rich. It would have been better to get a couple of appetizers or soup and share the main.
There were some other interesting dishes on the menu, and interesting specials: Friday special was beef goulash. There is also a good selection of Czech beers and liquors. Service was friendly and professional.
The only downside was that it was pricier than expected for lunch: the dishes were in the mid-to-high teens, and big. On their website they show a more casual and reasonably priced menu, but it wasn't available, or at least not offered to us - I suspect we got the dinner menu. So yes if I was in the area and in a Czech mood for dinner, I would give it a try. The closest place I can think of comparing it to is Jonas Place Hungarian restaurant: Praga it's not as good or as inexpensive as Jonas, but it's a good second place and similar Central European experience.
6008 MacLeod Trail SW #108, Calgary, AB T2H 0K1, CA