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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 12 September 2021

Great ambience, friendly staff and easy relaxed atmosphere. Downside was quantity to price per dish didn’t reflect value for money but overall food was tasty. Didn’t seem like the entire menu on the night we ate as per the website was presented so a bit disappointing.

Date of visit: September 2021
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Thank pedropulao
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Reviewed 15 August 2021 via mobile

Had a wonderful Tapas lunch here,extremely reasonably priced .
The staff were extremely friendly and attentive
The food Devine and beautifully presented !
The atmosphere is relaxing and the view over the river is lovely .
Highly recommend !

Date of visit: August 2021
Thank Rollestonite
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Reviewed 14 August 2021

Staff was really unfriendly. Half of the food didn't show up. After repeatedly asking the food came 40 after ordering. Not even a sorry when they brought it out. The food was not fresh and overpriced for what we got. Also the venue was freezing cold.

Date of visit: August 2021
Thank Jo1223456
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Reviewed 27 July 2021

Four of us dined here, sharing 8 tapas and a paella.

2x mushroom croquettes (so we could each have one)
2x chicken (we each had three boneless pieces)
Chorizo (we each had one piece)
Fennel salad
Garlic mushrooms
Patatas Bravas
Chicken and chorizo paella

The waitress had first suggested we each order two tapas and then suggested we may have ordered too much, but we got it just right. Service on the night was very good; we had two staff looking after us and both were the right level of attentiveness.

Each dish was served as it was finished in the kitchen, but we basically got all of the tapas (minus the chorizo) close to the same time. None of us had a complaint about any of the dishes; every single dish had its own flavour profile and was prepared perfectly. The fennel salad was perhaps the biggest surprise as we didn't know what to expect and all of us enjoyed it.

The paella came just as we finished off the tapas, and it didn't disappoint. I can't say I was a huge fan of the chicken pieces sitting on top - I would have preferred the chicken to be 'in' the rice, but then again I wasn't really fussed on chicken at all. I was more than happy with the rice itself. We didn't leave so much as a bite behind.

I've already booked a return visit.

Date of visit: July 2021
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Thank beth2nz
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Adventure36485394619, Marketing at Castro's Tapas & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 4 August 2021

Hi Beth,

Our paella and chorizo are two of the most popular tapas! We are so glad you got to try such a variety and as you mentioned each tapa has it's own flavour and freshness. Thank you very much for sharing such a detailed experience, the more we know the better for us. This means we are doing things right and making our customers happy which is what we love to do. Now, it is time to try the rest of the menu and tell us what your favourite dishes are! I'll be waiting for your new review! Thanks again. Muchas gracias :)

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Reviewed 21 July 2021 via mobile

Pulpo and fried chicken were fantastic, great atmosphere, nice Spanish style music. Good service, pleasant people.

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

Hi Jules,

Muchas gracias for your kind review. We work hard to provide the best possible experience through our service and food. We hope to see you again soon!

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