Cafe Taarka Tarõ

Cafe Taarka Tarõ

Kesktänav 20-SETO SELTSIMAJA, Obinitsa küla, Setomaa vald, Võru maakond


With a cozy and pleasant interior, Taarka Tarõ Köögikõnõ in Obinitsa is a true heart of Seto culture. The cafe hosts, Rieka and Aare Hõrn, are long-standing Seto cultural leaders, and through them every guest gets to take part in daily Seto culture. The cafe offers genuine Seto food, plus a selection of Finno-Ugric and Ukrainian dishes. Drinks, pies, bread, and hot drinks are also available.

From October to May, food can be pre-booked but hot drinks are always available. Group catering can be booked. If desired, a Seto culture presentation or a leelo choir concert can be ordered.

Times and prices


Is open every day: 10:00 - 21:00

Is open advance bookings only

Features and amenities

  • Pets allowed

  • WIFI

  • Wheelchair access

Getting there

Drive from Võru along the Räpina road (65) for 5 km until you come to the village of Kääpa, then follow the signs for Obinitsa. Drive on until you come to Obinitsa and you will find the community centre in the middle of the village, facing the Võru-Obinitsa crossing.


  • Signposted
  • Sealed access road
  • By excursion bus
  • By public transport
  • By car

Stops nearby

Bus: Obinitsa
Train: Koidula jaamast 9 km


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TripAdvisor Traveler Rating

Richard M

Richard M

Recommend the mushroom stew!

We were delighted that Setomaa Tour Guide Helen brought us to Taarka Taro. We enjoyed the hospitality of a Seto “home”, friendly hosts, delicious food (highly recommend the mushroom stew for mushroom...



Really excellent local food

Really excellent local food and very good service! Staff is very friendly and helpful! When in the area, you must visit!



Seto regional food

We found this local Seto restaraunt in Obinitsa village.There is traditional Seto dishes, with different tastes. Fish soup was very nice , kambucha and berry drink, home made beer, recommend!

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