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Irish, Cafe, Deli
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
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Reviewed 5 February 2021

Have been getting my lunch from Rua for the last few weeks and my god is it good. They have a great selection to suit all. My favourite dish to date is the chicken curry hotpot. Excellent coffee and love the added touch of a...biscuit to nibble on! Would highly recommend you visit here! Great food and great staff!More

Date of visit: February 2021
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Reviewed 29 January 2020

Heard so much about this restaurant ,Well breakfast is far from ok . The bacon was cooked maybe a week ago or it certainly looked and tasted that way. eggs dry and tasteless.The staff are just going through the motions and are a little curt.... wont be back 10:50 for that !! get real !! far better places i'm sureMore

Date of visit: January 2020
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Reviewed 29 December 2019 via mobile

Had a lovely breakfast here one morning. Staff and service were very good. Busy place as I was surprised how many were there

Date of visit: December 2019
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Reviewed 22 October 2019

This was my first visit to this cafe and deli. It's fairly trendy with minimalistic decor. Staff were very quick and friendly, and the food was fresh and very well presented. The place was very busy the Saturday lunchtime that we visited, and by the...time we left at 02:30, there was a queue of 12 people waiting for tables. The deli downstairs has all Irish products which look very appealing, although some are fairly expensive. Overall, a very good experience with tasty food. Worth a visit if you are in town.More

Date of visit: October 2019
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Reviewed 13 April 2019

Healthy fresh and taste second to none.Great to eat so close to the sea so close to Dublin. I would go back.

Date of visit: April 2019
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Reviewed 28 November 2018

The food is nice, the atmosphere of the place would be a lot better if not feeling like we were being squashed in like sardines on very uncomfortable chairs. Have come across some pretty rude staff there for no reason. One one occasion I had...only inquired about getting a table/ a place to sit (as they often put a couple of people on the one table together) and she was just not pleasant at all. I really want to like Rua Deli as Castlebar needs an injection of something different in it but it's just so much hype for a place with big issues who are an establishment dealing with the public.More

Date of visit: August 2018
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Reviewed 21 October 2018 via mobile

Delicious food , always fresh and served in an adequate time of ordering. Great service/Coffee/Desserts . Menu/Specials cleverly designed . Warm chicken salad , Rua Toastie, Crosstini, Brownie ....My Fav #LoveRua❤️🍴

Date of visit: October 2018
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Reviewed 19 June 2018

Had lunch here recently with friends when visiting Mayo. I had soup (very bland), a brownie and coffee. Overpriced and a little underwhelming after hearing great things.

Date of visit: June 2018
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Reviewed 7 June 2018 via mobile

I had a really fresh salad and sandwich, such high quality food. Very good value, with high quality ingredients.

Date of visit: June 2018
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Reviewed 30 April 2018 via mobile

Rua is a good place for lunch or a quick snack. Located near the Mall in the town, this is always a busy spot. The daily specials are always interesting but you may have to get there ahead of the crowd to ensure your selection...is available! Pleasant and efficient staff. Always a good experience.More

Date of visit: April 2018
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Reviewed 11 April 2018 via mobile

Breakfast is 9.50 without coffee.Would want a great stomach for it. Sausages and rashers looked like they cooked a week earlier. Was more sicker walking out than I was going in.

Date of visit: April 2018
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Reviewed 6 April 2018 via mobile

I ate here with friends during our Wild Atlantic Way trip. I had eaten here before so had to show my friends how lovely it is. 4 of us ordered an array of food. All of it was delicious we all agreed! I went for...the falafel myself. It was plentiful and oh so tasty. It took me ages to decide what I actually wanted but the falafel was a winner!More

Date of visit: March 2018
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Reviewed 4 March 2018 via mobile

I first discovered this gem of a cafe on my last visit to Ireland two years ago when I stopped in castlebar on the way to westport and was in need of refreshment. I was impressed by the quality of the food and the wonderful...Irish hospitality. So on a recent return visit with my partner and his two children, I was eager to return and insisted we stop here for lunch. They serve a delicious selection of sandwiches, soups and light lunches combining the best of local Irish produce with continental staples. I had a warm panini with chicken and pesto served with a side of salad and Irish style saute potatoes. They also offer a selection of very appealing home made cakes. The atmosphere is cosy and relaxing and there is also a selection of daily newspapers for patrons to read while enjoying a drink.More

Date of visit: February 2018
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Reviewed 25 February 2018 via mobile

Enjoyed my lunch so much I forgot to take a photo!! Chicken salad with wonderful dressing on salad leaves. Carrot and sesame seeds salad delicious. Would definitely recommend and judging by the amount of customers a busy local spot. Restaurant upstairs and a fab deli...downstairs, spent way more in the deli than I intended to but my hubby ate every crumb when I returned home. Unfortunately I live in Kildare and can’t return every week.More

Date of visit: February 2018
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Reviewed 22 February 2018 via mobile

Had lunch here as a reunion with my school friends this week, the food was amazing, squash root soup to start was lovely little disappointed they only had one soup on, the main courses were Beautiful, everything so fresh and tasty, the chicken coconut and...spinach curry with homemade flatbreads was sooo goood, I d go back today if I knew it was on, chicken croistini as always top class and a vegetarian option. To follow we had lovely coffee and walnut cake and gorgeous coffees! The waitress was lovely, I d say she was a manger as she was very elegantly dressed made us feel really welcome! One small complaint, sorry there has to be one the restaurant was cold! Otherwise if you are in the area call in!!!!More

Date of visit: February 2018
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Rua Deli is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4.5