Tutarchela Megrelian Restaurant in Tbilisi

Updated: 9 February, 2022 seen 325

Restaurant Tutarchela is located on Archil Mishveladze street 76, Tbilisi, just next to the Vake Park. 

I was a bit surprised to learn that here is served Megrelian cuisine, and should admit that Megrelian cuisine is as great as Georgian

According to the restaurant's FB page, there is served a wide selection of delicious Megrelian dishes, and for the preparation of all dishes, the restaurant uses natural products.

Anyhow, here is what we got



Now, this was something new for me - at the start, it looked something like a Swiss fondue to me, then I thought it is Georgian Ghomi porridge. To learn this is actually a typical Megrelian food Elarji.

Elarji is a popular dish from Samegrelo region, made from coarse cornmeal, cornflour and Sulguni cheese.

Nadugi in Sulguni cheese plates

Nadugi in Sulguni cheese plates

Another popular Georgian food - nadugi. Kind of one of my favorites. 

Nadugi is a snack in the shape of sacks, made of thin sulguni cheese flat cakes with the filling of nadugi, light milk product with a delicate taste of cream, and mint.

How To Make Nadugi - Traditional Georgian Snack (Fresh Cheese With Mint)

Pork mcvadi

Pork mcvadi

Our bill at Tutarchela around GEL 65. Tasty Megrelian cuisine, friendly staff. I will come here more. Highly recommended! 


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