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“Seafood Paella by Adrian Castro”

Castro's Tapas & Bar
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Ranked #619 of 1,213 Restaurants in Christchurch
Description: Bringing a little part of Spain to Christchurch. Castro’s is a family owned business that offers an authentic and unique Spanish experience. Located at the heart of the city in the new and beautiful riverside market, Castro’s beautiful food, craft beers, cocktails, live music, and decor will take guests on a unique journey. This is a place like you have never seen before. Whether you are looking for a drink after work, listening to live music while chilling with your mates or to have delicious dinner with your family or partner, Castro’s is the place for you. With inside and outside sitting options, Castro’s terrace is the place to be during hot days. Sit out and enjoy a cold and refreshing drink while eating delicious tapas. When it comes to food, we sure deliver the goods, bringing the Spanish culture of sharing to the Kiwi dining experience, Castro’s offers anything from small tapas to an extravagant meat board from the Josper grill and can cater for all dietary requirements.
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Description: Bringing a little part of Spain to Christchurch. Castro’s is a family owned business that offers an authentic and unique Spanish experience. Located at the heart of the city in the new and beautiful riverside market, Castro’s beautiful food, craft beers, cocktails, live music, and decor will take guests on a unique journey. This is a place like you have never seen before. Whether you are looking for a drink after work, listening to live music while chilling with your mates or to have delicious dinner with your family or partner, Castro’s is the place for you. With inside and outside sitting options, Castro’s terrace is the place to be during hot days. Sit out and enjoy a cold and refreshing drink while eating delicious tapas. When it comes to food, we sure deliver the goods, bringing the Spanish culture of sharing to the Kiwi dining experience, Castro’s offers anything from small tapas to an extravagant meat board from the Josper grill and can cater for all dietary requirements.
Reviewed 19 July 2021

Exquisite! Delicious! Cooked by a very “Youngz Chef”. One of the best seafood paellas in Aotearoa. Wish he could open up a restaurant in Auckland. Well done Adrian! And his dad! Al though you’re only 7 yrs old, you showed how clever you are with your culinary skills. Can’t wait to go back to CHCH and try more tapas too! The patatas fritas plus other tapas and the whole dining experience was great!

Gracias! Fue’ un verdadero placer!

Hasta pronto!
Grace

Date of visit: July 2021
Thank zazagrace
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Adventure36485394619, Marketing at Castro's Tapas & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 4 August 2021

Thank you so much for such a kind and awesome review. Adrian has been cooking paellas since he was 6! so you can totally see his skills only continue to develop. We are so happy to hear you had such a pleasant experience with us and you never know, perhaps one day we will expand to the North Island. Thanks again.

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Reviewed 17 July 2021 via mobile

Ok, we came to have a lunch today, the restaurant was not even half-full. The manager (bearded man) said we can sit on a terrace. Went on the terrace, spent like few minutes trying to find dry stools; no attention from wait staff, no one offered to wipe stools. Then sat there for 15 minutes with no attention whatsoever. At the same time staff were going in and out of the terrace, attending to other customers. After 20 minutes we have had enough and left. When leaving, I told the bearded man why we are leaving and he was not even apologetic. So disgusting and rude! We have been loyal customers dining and lunching here quite a few times, but I do not believe we will be back again. ¡No estamos feliz! I hope the owner will read this.

Date of visit: July 2021
Thank PaulM13204
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Adventure36485394619, Marketing at Castro's Tapas & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 21 July 2021

Hi Paul,

I am glad we were able to fix this. I believe our conversation was proactive and insightful. We hope to see you again soon. Thanks!

Rodrigo.
Marketing Manager

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Reviewed 11 July 2021 via mobile

I will definitely be coming back on my next visit to Christchurch! Fantastic range of tapas. The food was absolutely delicious. I can highly recommend the mushroom croquettes, prawns and fried chicken. Definitely one of the best prawns dishes I’ve ever had. The decor and vibe were also great. This would be a fantastic place in summer to have a sangria on the balcony. Lovely waitstaff as well!

Date of visit: June 2021
Thank michi1030
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Reviewed 15 May 2021 via mobile

Three of us came here for lunch and shared three small plates. The prawn's were amazing and both the chicken and squid very good. Service here was friendly. Big open restaurant upstairs at Riverside Market.

Date of visit: May 2021
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Reviewed 31 January 2021

Really enjoyed the calamari and mushroom dish. The chicken croquettes were OK, might have expected 4 though rather than 2. Also 3 mussels when you're sharing between 2 is a bit annoying!
Good atmosphere, no music when we there though. Attentive staff.

Date of visit: January 2021
Thank selytee
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