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Castro Bistro

) #350 of 2,538 Restaurants in Budapest ₹₹ - ₹₹₹ , European, Eastern European
Madach Imre ter 3., Budapest 1075, Hungary
+36 30 214 6466
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  • Excellent43%
  • Very good39%
  • Average12%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
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“pljeskavica” (5 reviews)
“patties” (5 reviews)
“goulash” (13 reviews)
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Bar, European, Eastern European, Central European, Hungarian, Vegetarian Friendly
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Madach Imre ter 3., Budapest 1075, Hungary
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1 - 10 of 213 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago 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 2 weeks ago

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
Reviewed 29 May 2017 via mobile

Really enjoyed the food here, so much so we can here twice in our trip Very reasonable too (6,000 huf for lunch for 2)

Thank Kiwihammers
Reviewed 28 April 2017 via mobile

I was there with my friends. It is a unique place regarding interior, service and food sortiment in general but our totally international team could choose from the options for sure. If you not prefer the ruin pub type of locals maybe it is not...More

Thank ZNagy
Reviewed 26 April 2017 via mobile

chose the place as it was next door to where I stayed, not a good idea... sticky tables, did not see them cleaned during the time i spent there. ashtrays full, again never cleaned. dont wait and expect someone will approach you - need to...More

Thank HospitalitySearch
Reviewed 23 April 2017 via mobile

After a such relaxing afternoon in the budapest thermal baths we wanted to have a good meal on this restaurant that was recommended by friends. Maybe the problem is that we had high expectations but still it was not good experience. We wanted to order...More

Thank saracfalmeida
Reviewed 13 March 2017

very informal, it has a mixed choice of traditional and international dishes, nice wine list and some good beers. sometimes there are concerts, on the walls, paintings and photographs of hungarian artists.

Thank ptk70
Reviewed 11 March 2017 via mobile

We wanted to have a latr lunch on the day we arrived Budapest but they were closing for the day (Sunday). We went back again for dinner a few days back. The foods were great. It was exactly how the others had recommened from Tripadvisor....More

Thank Fen P
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

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  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 14
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Buffet, Free Wifi
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Groups
Open Hours
14:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 01:00
12:00 - 01:00
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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