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Castro Bistro

Madach Imre ter 3., Budapest 1075, Hungary
+36 30 214 6466
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  • Excellent42%
  • Very good39%
  • Average13%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible4%
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“pljeskavica” (5 reviews)
“goulash” (16 reviews)
“salad” (11 reviews)
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Bar, European, Eastern European, Central European, Hungarian, Vegetarian Friendly
££ - £££
Madach Imre ter 3., Budapest 1075, Hungary
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Reviewed 2 days ago

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

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

Thank keepcalmandpartyon
Reviewed 24 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

Thank João A
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

1  Thank Abbey C
Reviewed 6 January 2018 via mobile

Vegetarian menu is very meager. dishes are very salty, peppers also did not regret. tried two dishes, so to argue that all the menu is bad I can not. it's quite cozy inside

Thank Dmitry K
Reviewed 12 November 2017 via mobile

We had no idea about any previous reviews. Castro is next to our hotel and was always crowded with people aged 30+. We chose to have our last drink there 3 nights in a row. All staff we encountered were great, friendly and helpful. They...More

Thank MattandLady
Reviewed 2 September 2017

Shortly after checking into my hostel, I went to this place with a friend from my tour as he wanted to eat some authentic Hungarian cuisine (as did I). Castro Bistro was a few minutes' walk from the hostel and close to Deak Square; the...More

Thank Har-el E
Reviewed 20 August 2017 via mobile

The first thing to note is that I'm very slack on contributions to review websites but here i am barely through the hotel door because I can't wait to rave about this place! The second thing is that our hotel gave us a map which...More

Thank Beka A
Reviewed 4 August 2017

As a native Hungarian, my advice to you, avoid this place as far as possible. A party of four, we were attracted by the daily menu that was priced only 5 dollars. By the time we got there: 1 p.m. the menu was already gone,...More

1  Thank Hirsrics
Reviewed 10 July 2017 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
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

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
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, Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine, 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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