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Castro Bistro

#249 of 2,427 Restaurants in Budapest
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
District VII / Jewish Quarter
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Madach Imre ter 3., Budapest 1075, Hungary
+36 30 214 6466
14:00 - 00:00
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Sun 14:00 - 00:00
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 00:00
Fri 11:00 - 01:00
Sat 12:00 - 01:00
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Verona, Italy
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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
Perth, Australia
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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. The beer was cheap too (compare to where I came from). Overall a must visit... More 

Thank Fen P
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65 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Definitely one of the best local restaurants. If you are looking for real Hungarian food at a low price, this is the place. For lunch or dinner. The food is absolutely delicious!!!! We ate there a few times and they are always innovating the menu.. trying new dishes, which people love!

Thank Michael C
Drammen, Norway
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We enjoyed our last dinner at Castro Bistro, and couldn't been happier! We shared a 'meat meat meat', and just..Oh my god! Extremely tasty food and wine, for a small amount of money. Loved it. Definitely coming back next time we're in Budapest!

Thank Gina W
Quezon City, Philippines
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017

This bistro is really a gem of a find. We arrived Budapest in the evening and were already famished. We stepped out of our hotel ready to get lost while looking for a place to have dinner only to find out that Castro is a few steps away. Each order is very tasty and delicious. I especially loved the elk... More 

Thank Heidi S
Schaffhausen, Switzerland
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83 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 February 2017 via mobile

We found this bistro by chance (it was very close to our hotel) and we decided to try it also because full of customers! Delicious Hungarian dishes, authentic and cosy place, not for tourists but mainly chosen by locals...excellent choice!

Thank AntonovTorino
1 review
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 December 2016 via mobile

First of all they did not have two different entries from the menu that we were thinking of ordering....-1 point. Then the waitress was very impatient and agitated ... at the end the bar tender that was processing my payment asked me "If I would like to leave a tip, by card?" ...what the .... -1 Regarding the food :... More 

Thank Horia D
Manchester, England, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2016

Had a few meals here while staying in the hotel next door. Great staff, excellent food and good reasonable prices. Good selection of beers. Can get busy early evening so book if possible. Not sure why they let a table for 4 be occupied by one person on a laptop but hey ho. Good atmosphere in there.

Thank Jon-Paul C
Thessaloniki, Greece
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16 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016 via mobile

I think this is place for local people?when we go we saw only local people!nothing special decoration but gives you a warm sense!!The goulash soup was super!In opinion one of the best I taste in Budapest!The salad with chicken very delicious!plus 3 beers only 18€!!!Also the stuff very friendly!

Thank giannis1010
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16 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016 via mobile

The food is really bistro style. I had goulash soup and it was very good. I read on the menu a lot of dishes that seemed inviting but that's just an impression since I didn't have them. I recommend booking maybe the day before because it's very busy. The price is all right Not as cheap as I thought it... More 

Thank Martina S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
Bar, European, Eastern European, Central European, Hungarian, Vegetarian Friendly
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Buffet
Good for
Cheap Eats, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
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
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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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 Moorish in style, crowned by the twin onion shaped domes, the Synagogue is the very emblem of District VII and one of the main attractions in the capital.
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