Posted by: viewfromtheriva | February 28, 2017

Cro dux gas stop–the best road food in Croatia for 50kunas!

In addition to this, a nice green salad, home made beef soup and a basket of bread!

In addition to this, a nice green salad, home made beef soup and a basket of bread!

As readers know, we went to Varazdin over the weekend and we always make it a point to stop at Macola on the way back.  Macola is an institution, huge stuffed animals, benches and tables, a cafeteria that goes on forever.   Buses stop here, truckers stop here, we stop here.  Because their food is not just hearty, but really good—huge chunks of beef in their stew, a mound of whipped potatoes to die for and home-made loaves of white bread that you can even buy to go.  They often have game, since they actually have a deer herd!  Quite a great place.

Alas, our hunger pangs were too intense and we pulled off an hour and half past Zagreb on the way back to Split at a Cro dux gas station which like all of them, had a small deli/restaurant.

The posters outside featured all sorts of prepared meals including the one above, on special, for 30-60kunas.

I had grah (baked beans) with a fat sausage–huge bowl, I think 30 kunas.

Natasha opted for two boneless grilled pork chops, home made sliced fried potatoes, grilled peppers and zucchini, ajvar on the side.  Plus homemade beef soup with noodles and a green salad.  50 kunas, about $7.12.   Clearly the winner for cheap, good, huge at that price.

In a word, restaurant quality at half the price….what a surprise!

But we won’t forget Macola, whose prices are pretty close to this too!



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