The restaurant Blackdog Cantina, located in the center of Prague on a beautiful square next to the Vltava River, specializes in tapas, burgers, steaks, tex-mex, and Latin American cuisine.The menu concept can be characterized as “Fine Street Food”; the restaurant has the atmosphere of a pub and lively bar. The extensive bar always serves Pilsner Urquell 12° from the tank, plus a regularly changing selection of beer specials. The cocktail menu consists mainly of drinks including the Peruvian spirit pisco. The wine menu offers a selection of Czech, South American, and Spanish wines, mostly from small family wineries. The restaurant facility is non-smoking. In the summer you can sit outside on a quiet street. There is even a room available for private parties and downstairs bar with a regular program such as Stand up comedies in Czech and English.
Everything at Blackdog Cantina revolves around our slogan:
“Life’s too short to eat bad food.”
In 2010 we opened a stand in Beroun with “a little bit different fast food.” We offered Beroun diners an original assortment of Mexican fast food like burritos, quesadillas, nachos, etc., and primarily a selection of quality gourmet burgers. Scott Van Wagenen, Blackdog’s executive chef originally from New York City, has from the very beginning taken care to select premium ingredients and original recipes. We proved that even in just a few square meters one can prepare food interesting enough to attract people from a large surrounding area. Our burgers very quickly became synonymous with quality and an honest piece of meat in a delicious bun for a good price.
A year later we opened a small bistro-style restaurant called Blackdog Cantina. We expanded our assortment to include more Mexican dishes, a daily menu, and quality steaks and began to support small breweries. We continued with the same concept focused on quality ingredients, original recipes, home-cooking, and most importantly customer satisfaction. We received numerous awards for our efforts, and particularly during the summer season we were regularly bombarded by frequent guests, not only from Beroun, but from all over Bohemia.
At the beginning of 2014 we gathered our courage and took advantage of an offer to move into a beautiful facility a few steps away from the main square in Beroun. We decided not only to move to the long awaited larger facility, but also to expand our whole concept to include warm and cold tapas, and a wider selection of burgers and Tex-Mex specialties. That same year we decided to focus on increasingly popular smoked specialties in the style of a genuine Texas BBQ. We put a custom-made smokehouse with a grill on our terrace and several times a week smoked BBQ specialties right before our customers’ eyes for our main menu and seasonal specials.
- fresh ingredients
- no frozen, prefab food
- no MSG, preservatives, instant ingredients, or artificial flavors
- carefully chosen suppliers
- traditional recipes
- home cooking
- fair portions
Our menu is focused primarily on Latin American cuisine. We prepare our food according to authentic recipes using only fresh, quality ingredients from carefully selected and, when possible, local suppliers. In the summer we take advantage of opportunities to get, for example, fresh vegetables from small local growers; in our cuisine we only use fish from local Czech waters. On the daily menus you’ll find a visiting “Beroun” gourmet burger and a vegetarian burger, as well as a seasonal selection of tapas, fish, steaks, and housemade desserts.
South American, and particularly Peruvian cuisine, is light, healthy, and filled with a wide range of flavors, spices, colors, vegetables, and fresh herbs. It’s heavily influenced by Asian cuisine, brought to South America by a wave of immigrants from Asia.
We’ve carefully chosen our selection of domestic and foreign wines, spirits, and nonalcoholic drinks. Guests enjoy natural organic fruit juices and nectars, housemade lemonades, traditional and fresh fruit teas, La Bohéme coffee, and special Vietnamese coffee. Every week we change our selection of craft beers from small breweries. We always serve Pilsner Urquell 12° from the tank and the Pilsner Brewer’s Choice beer of the month on tap. Our wine cellar is full of Czech and foreign wines from quality, and when possible, small family wineries.
We’re looking forward to your visit!