One of the longest-lasting food places I know. They’ve been in this same spot since 2011/2012, right in the heart of Piata Obor (The Obor Marketplace), slowly expanding ever since they started with just a few standing tables. Now they have more than enough of those, plus a covered terrace with proper benches and tables.
There’s a combined communism and funky vibe to the place; you’ll see stuff like posters of Elvis and Maddona, bras hanging from the ceiling, and all kinds of funny signs (“Enter with no fear your wife’s not here”, etc.). Even though most of the clientele is in the 50+ age range, everyone absolutely loves the place.
Both young and old now gather here for a cheap beer and the best mici in town! Be prepared for LONG waiting lines, especially on festive days and weekends. Now, what you’ll be going here for – the famous mici (“small ones” in Romanian) – a roll from a mixture of ground meats and spices grilled on the spot to perfection (a bit charred on the outside, juicy and moist on the inside). There is a reason they only sell 1 item here, you don’t need anything else! Get the fresh bread and the mustard from a bucket they have there as well, though…
If you’re fortunate enough and get a hold of a table with seats, eat your mici, drink a beer and listen to the music of the 90s (I’ve heard Backstreet Boys, Coco Jambo, and some Romanian traditional music last time).