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“Poor Service, Poor Food”

Sociedad Asturiana Castropol
Ranked #95 of 909 Restaurants in Havana
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: International
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Good for: Business meetings, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Dining options: Dinner, After-hours, Breakfast, Lunch, Delivery, Reservations
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We attended this venue for an early lunch, and were immediately greeted by Rayco?, an enthusiastic waiter who seemed quite courteous. (Never judge a book by its cover)

Our waiter wasted no time in briefing us on his thoughts on what we should have. Mixed grill was the most expensive item on the menu, but sounded good. (Never be hasty to jump to conclusions). Rayco became quite pushy, and essentially ordered for us, speaking more than listening.

I ordered a sparkling water , and instead got a still water. This was not a huge problem for me, but our waiter became angry when I asked for sparkling water instead. (I payed for the still water as well). Our friendly waiter became unfriendly, and rude from this point on.

Now for the food; in short, it was well flavoured and was likely excellent the day before it was served.

We would not return to this place , and would recommend any of the amazing smaller establishments in the area.

Rayco would likely be better employed as a gardener, or in any field that he did not have to deal with people.
At the end of the encounter, Rayco reminded me duly, that service was not included in the price. I duly provided a 2CUC tip in recognition of the service provided.

Date of visit: December 2018
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great restaurant for reasonably priced excellent seaview. Carlos the waiter was great and we loved watching the cadillacs racing down the Malecon. Highly recommend this restaurant

Date of visit: December 2018
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Reviewed 5 October 2018 via mobile

Excellent seafood is served here. 4 of us ate here and all thought the food was amazing. The lady serving us was very efficient and looked after us so well. Thoroughly recommend this place.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Doolally69
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Reviewed 4 August 2018 via mobile

This restaurant is in front of sea.
Actually we are very tired. Because we were walking from early morning.
We found this oasis!
We ordered here’s original lemonade .20cuc
It’s very cool for us.
早朝から歩き続けここに辿りつきました、この海沿いの店。
私たちにとってここはまさにオアシスでした。
ここでおススメのレモネード20 cucをおいしくいただきました!

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank maedu61
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Reviewed 19 July 2018

We stayed in La Habana for a period of 14 days, 1 street away from Castropol so actually my family of 6 always popped in after our stunning long walks through havana.
We were never disappointed, the mojitos, fresh lemonade and delicious pizzas were always a hit with my sons and Mum. We were almost always served by a beautiful waitress named Julia, she made those visits extra special always enquirying about our day. Castropol is not the typical local eatery but its location and good food at reasonable tourist prices make it a restuarant to visit on one of your Malecon walks.

Date of visit: July 2018
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Thank Sunita P
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