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Castro Bistro

Madach Imre ter 3., Budapest 1075, Hungary
+36 30 214 6466
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  • Excellent43%
  • Very good39%
  • Average12%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible4%
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“pljeskavica” (5 reviews)
“goulash” (14 reviews)
“salad” (11 reviews)
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Bar, European, Eastern European, Central European, Hungarian, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
Madach Imre ter 3., Budapest 1075, Hungary
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

After researching a nice bistro to go to, we walked half an hour to this place as it seemed really good (judging by reviews) We turned up at about 8pm and asked if they had a table for 9... The two sour faced waiters behind...More

Thank Abbey C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Vegetarian menu is very meager. dishes are very salty, peppers also did not regret. tried two dishes, so to argue that all the menu is bad I can not. it's quite cozy inside

Thank Dmitry K
Reviewed 13 November 2017 via mobile

We had no idea about any previous reviews. Castro is next to our hotel and was always crowded with people aged 30+. We chose to have our last drink there 3 nights in a row. All staff we encountered were great, friendly and helpful. They...More

Thank MattandLady
Reviewed 3 September 2017

Shortly after checking into my hostel, I went to this place with a friend from my tour as he wanted to eat some authentic Hungarian cuisine (as did I). Castro Bistro was a few minutes' walk from the hostel and close to Deak Square; the...More

Thank Har-el E
Reviewed 21 August 2017 via mobile

The first thing to note is that I'm very slack on contributions to review websites but here i am barely through the hotel door because I can't wait to rave about this place! The second thing is that our hotel gave us a map which...More

Thank Beka A
Reviewed 4 August 2017

As a native Hungarian, my advice to you, avoid this place as far as possible. A party of four, we were attracted by the daily menu that was priced only 5 dollars. By the time we got there: 1 p.m. the menu was already gone,...More

Thank Hirsrics
Reviewed 10 July 2017 via mobile

We arrived late in Pest and by the time we settled in it was already way past 10. This place was open, had great draft beer and decent menu. It was not fabulous, but it was pretty darn good. Solid 3+ or 4-.

Thank CreateSF
Reviewed 8 July 2017

The place is a bit odd, it has very loud music inside, but the food is sensational. As I mention before, you HAVE TO order Goulash you won't regret.

Thank José R
Reviewed 9 June 2017

We went there for dinner following the Lonely Planet and Tripadvisor's suggestion but I couldn't disagree more with the good reviews. The tables had terrible tablecloth (and I mean AWFUL, seemed like they never change it, made with that old fabric that absorbs every filth...More

Thank Gipsyqueen90
Reviewed 5 June 2017 via mobile

The worse experience ever. I wouldn't suggest this place to anyone. I and a girlfriend came here not only because it was next to our hotel but even because it was warmly recommended by lonely planet. The place smells really bad,  maybe the dirty towels...More

2  Thank babagi88
District VII / Jewish Quarter
District VII is the very heart of Budapest and houses
the city’s Jewish Quarter. Its streets are lively and
colorful, its buildings narrate different histories in
an assortment of architectural styles, and its cafes
and bars are frequented and loved by the enthusiastic
crowds. Grand and magnificent, the striking star of
the district is the Great Synagogue, the largest in
Europe and one of the biggest in the world. Distinctly
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Buffet
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Bar Scene, Child-friendly
Open Hours
2:00 PM - 12:00 AM
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
11:00 AM - 1:00 AM
12:00 PM - 1:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Madach Imre ter 3., Budapest 1075, Hungary
  • Location: Europe  >  Hungary  >  Central Hungary  >  Budapest>  > District VII / Jewish Quarter
  • Neighbourhood: District VII / Jewish Quarter
  • Phone Number: +36 30 214 6466
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Castro Bistro is one of the legendary community places in Budapest. During the day it's a nice cosy place serving delicious daily menu - in the evenings it turns into a spontaneous and vibrant party. We have a wide selection of palinka and the short drinks will be measured the old fashioned way, 3 cl and 5 cl. A variety of international homemade dishes is on the menu. The kitchen is open until 11pm, but soups can be ordered until 11:30 pm. The daily menu is available from 12:00 am. We open exhibitions on a monthly basis and our little stage is available for live concerts. We have baby chair and a changing table. Bikers would find a pump and other tools. Bowls are ready to serve our furry friends when they are thirsty.Summertime we open a big sunny terrace. The place is air conditioned. Free Wi-Fi is available for our guests.
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