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Budget Restaurants, Jazz and Hotel Location Questions

Looking for suggestions for restaurants around $10 per person or other food suggestions.
Do not drink beer or eat pork.
Also places to hear jazz and music that allow casual dress and prices.
We also are staying by castle and planning on getting 3 day tram pass.
Will we regret not staying in Old town?

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Answer to you first question: practically all restaurants which are not in touristy areas. Drink beer or eat pork is not mandatory. There are also many ethnic restaurants in Prague. One of the best deals is so called menu (menicko) which is for lunch usually between 11 am and 2 pm. For price about 5 plus minus US$ you get soup, main course and dessert. There are usually three choices to select from. Not all restaurants have it. There is a lot of information on music in Prague including jazz if you google jazz in Prague and Music in Prague. I don't know if you will regret not staying in Old Town. Mala Strana (little Quarters), Hradcany and Old Town are all part of historic Prague center. Old Town is flat, Mala Strana and Hradcany quite hilly.

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Thank you for the help. Any suggestions on best dishes to eat there? From what I could find online seems lots of meats with gravy, also desert pancake crepes.

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4637 posts

Best dishes? You mean Czech cuisine or any cuisine? It is obviously subjective. By avoiding pork you are also crossing out some of those best dishes: like national meal pork, dumplings, sauerkraut (but I would say it's cabbage); pork schnitzel with potato salad but you can have Wiener schnitzel which is from veal. Svickova (read svichkova) with dumplings, duck. Svickova is made from beef. Or sweet stuff: fruit dumplings, dukatove buchticky, etc.
You can find a lot of information about food (and other) on these websites:

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It's not a long walk from the Castle to the old town but it could add up walking back and forth a lot. Rick has all our recommendations for restaurants, evening entertainment and hotels in his Prague and the Czech Republic Guidebook. This also has our tips on how to see the sites and save money on your trip. I recommend looking through some of those recommendations to see what fits your needs or cravings. Happy Travels!