Is considered by many to be the finest khorovats bbq joint in armenia. judge for yourself, but not before trying the horti beef and sunki mushroom barbeques. they are both delicious, when they have them. other nice alternatives include the fish barbeque and the piti soup. whichever barbeque you get, get some of the tomato sauce mix that artash makes to put on your meat, or just to dip your bread into. on spendiaryan st, across mashdots ave. from the opera.
(http://lorange.am) has great service and a good menu. 21 tumanyan st.
Mexican restaurant, located near the opera off mesrop mashtots avenue. the food is decent imitation mexican with all the usual dishes - burritos, tacos, etc. the prices are a bit steep by yerevan standards, but not that expensive for western travelers. the dã©cor gets an "a" for effort. 42 mastots ave.
Has some excellent western armenian dishes, including manti, su borek and the amazing midia dolma. the underground space is very hip, and the tea room, when not too smoky is a great place to sit on a bean back and chat. for a budget option, you can order one of their very filling thin crust pizzas, starting at $5. 40 tumanyan st.