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Castro Bistro

Madach Imre ter 3., Budapest 1075, Hungary
+36 30 214 6466
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  • Excellent38%
  • Very good43%
  • Average12%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible4%
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“goulash” (17 reviews)
“salad” (12 reviews)
“soups” (7 reviews)
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Madach Imre ter 3., Budapest 1075, Hungary
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Reviewed 20 August 2018 via mobile

Went there twice on our visit to Budapest. Good unpretentious service and great food. Had the soups and the pulled beef sandwich. Great to sit outside with a cool breeze and have a beer or lemonade. Recommend giving them a try.

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Jacksoncr
Reviewed 1 May 2018

Service was good, location is nice, food is good but not pretentious. We had goulash, vegetarian burgers, pasta (which is usually overcooked and too complicated outside of Italy), salad and vegetarian sarme. We were all pleased with our food. If you are looking for a...More

Date of visit: April 2018
Thank nnn274873
Reviewed 21 April 2018 via mobile

We visited Castro bistro for a late lunch and did not feel like we were welcome from the moment we stepped inside the restaurant. It took time to get attention from the waiter due to him being busy chatting with a friend. When he first...More

Date of visit: April 2018
Thank Phi Long N
Reviewed 10 April 2018 via mobile

We took goulash, it was really good cooked and very delicious. Like a soup with good meat. Also we took wine ( the good prices 1 eur per glass) and beer. And chicken under the cheese, was very fatty, expected more dietary.

Date of visit: April 2018
Thank oguno4ecmbo
Reviewed 3 April 2018 via mobile

The waiter was not friendly from the first minute to the last. He was strict with the options, didnt try to find creative solutions for our kids side dish, didn’t agree to split the bill to two and much more. The shnitzel and the gulash...More

Date of visit: April 2018
Thank ShmulikAran
Reviewed 2 April 2018 via mobile

Came hear after a website recommendation and was really pleased. I had red wine Hungarian goulash stew, dumplings and cucumber salad, and hubby had meatballs in a chilli sauce with almond mash. All absolutely delicious with good service. We had fried spinach balls with alioli...More

Date of visit: April 2018
Thank HMVKent
Reviewed 20 March 2018

You enjoy the atmosphere here most of it. Its is a cozy bistro very close to the city center, and a favourite of many locals. It offers dishes other than the typical Hungarian and many of them are very special, innovative pumpkin and vegetable as...More

Date of visit: February 2018
Thank MariusDrag
Reviewed 28 January 2018 via mobile

We went to Castro Bistro as it was very close to where we were staying. It's very popular as we struggled to book on two other occasions. It was very busy and service was a bit slow and not overly enthusiastic/friendly. However the food was...More

Date of visit: January 2018
Thank keepcalmandpartyon
Reviewed 25 January 2018

We saw this restaurant on a blog post at the Hostel World website as a place to eat well for a cheap price. The prices were significantly higher than the ones we've heard about but that didn't stop us from trying the goulash soup. I...More

Date of visit: January 2018
Thank joaobiscaiamelo
Reviewed 17 January 2018 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

Date of visit: January 2018
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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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  • Value
Average prices
US$ 14
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Buffet
Good for
Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Groups, Child-friendly, Kids
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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