We love Spain from head to toe - its flavors, sounds, buildings, scents, and its vibrant atmosphere... This passion inspired our first tapas bar, Padron, which has been thriving since its opening in 2013 and is consistently referred to as the best Spanish place in Budapest, from Dining Guide to Magyar Konyha to Eater. Since then, we have visited Spain many times (it feels like a second home), and we have many favorite cities where we've had countless fantastic dining experiences. We will bring these experiences back and showcase them at Pitpit, which is a joint venture between the Beck and Farkas families. (Padron, of course, will remain in its place and continue to operate unchanged.)
Pitpit opened in July 2022 in one of our favorite buildings in Budapest, within one of the city's most beautiful gardens (the name also originates from here: the building houses the Hungarian Association of Architects and the Hungarian Chamber of Architects, which inspired the name Arquitecto, and the street is named Ötpacsirta – which is 'pitpit' in Spanish)
Many people asked us for advice on where to eat in Spain, which actually gave us the idea to summarize our experiences and, with a touch of our own taste, create our favorite dishes here at home. This forms the basis of the Pitpit menu and drink selection - most of the dishes and drinks are a tribute to our favorite Spanish restaurants. After a trial period, we will also indicate on the menu which restaurant inspired each dish. The dishes will be halfway between tapas and main courses, building on the shared 'sérolós' dining experience.
Simple, unpretentious dishes in presentation: we focus on flavors rather than compositions because for us, food represents a love for the good life, not artistic self-expression; we appreciate the quirky but not contrived or forced elements, and these dishes give the Pitpit menu its distinctive character.