Why locals love it
First of all, locals love Vatra because of the food. They really respect the traditional recipes, so the food here is well cooked and very tasty. Secondly, it's a quiet place, nicely decorated, away from the city noise... It just feels cozy.
Why you should visit it
You should visit Vatra if you want to try some really delicious authentic Romanian food in a comfortable environment. The restaurant has all sorts of traditional Romanian decorations and a lovely terrace open in the summer, with traditional folk music and dance. It's a whole Romanian experience!
Vatra has the best ciorba in town. There's also mamaliga, that goes really well with sarmale, Romania's traditional dish, or mici (meatrolls).