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US$15 - US$25
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Seafood, Central American
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Reviewed 27 December 2022 via mobile

The food was not good! Will never eat there again! I had pasta which was hard and not even cooked. We were the only ones in the restaurant and food took a long time to arrive! The food used to be good there, but not...any more.More

Date of visit: December 2022
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Reviewed 15 November 2022

Everything on the menu is over the top delicious and reasonably priced. Everything is made to order. The service, food presentation, freshness, quality and portions were great. We stayed 3 nights with great accommodations. However I'll go back just for the food!! We tried other...restaurants in the area however none could compare. We've been to many locations throughout CR 15 times in the past 17 years this is the Best restaurant to date!More

Date of visit: November 2022
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Rebeca V, Director General at Castillo's Kitchen, responded to this reviewResponded 17 November 2022

Thank you very much Shelly for your comment we are really happy that you stayed with us, and really would like that you come back some day. Mil gracias. Rebeca Villalobos

Reviewed 11 August 2022

The food was served cold and had no flavor. The staff was very rude. In person, this Restaurant-Hotel does not look perfect as it shows in the pictures.

Date of visit: February 2022
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Reviewed 23 March 2022

Fantastic food, wonderfully accommodating chef and the best wait staff in the area! Special thanks to Sirleny, John, Dylan and Daniel for the great service!

Date of visit: November 2021
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Reviewed 18 December 2021

My husband and I stayed at El Castillo Boutique Luxury Hotel for seven nights. The adjacent restaurant, Castillo’s Kitchen, is well worth a visit whether you are staying at the hotel or close by. We tried a couple restaurants, for lunch, but we kept coming...back to Castillo’s. Castillo’s Kitchen uses the freshest of ingredients, makes everything from scratch, will accommodate dietary requests and has great service. In retrospect we should have booked the ‘All Inclusive Package’. During our week’s stay, we tried what seemed liked their entire menu, lol. Menu Favourites: Starters - Seafood Soup - This was absolutely delicious! It was a special but should be on their regular menu. - Calamari with three dipping sauces. It was also a special but should be on their regular menu. - Fish Ceviche with homemade tortilla chips - Stacked Nachos – big enough as a lunch for two people, an appetizer for four. Mains - Daily Specials – maize encrusted prawns, lobster, seafood risotto & so much more - BBQ Ribs - Fish Tacos Suggestion Make a reservation for 5:00 p.m. to watch the amazing sunset from the deck. Order a cocktail, or two, and maybe a starter before your main course. It’s a beautiful way to spend an evening. ‘Special Thanks’ to John, Chef Gibran & Chef DanielMore

Date of visit: December 2021
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Rebeca V, Gerente at Castillo's Kitchen, responded to this reviewResponded 20 December 2021

Thank you so much. We really enjoyed your stay with us. I am so happy you loved our dishes, that is our may goal to take care of our guest and clients. The special ingredient is a bit of love in every dish. Gracias Rebeca...More

Reviewed 29 November 2021 via mobile

Best homemade ravioli! Their homemade brownie is also really good. Great service, staff is so nice! Also have gluten free and dairy free options. Incredible view.

Date of visit: November 2021
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Reviewed 27 November 2021 via mobile

One of the main attraction of this hotel restaurant (formerly known as Azul, now Castillo’s Kitchen) is the view over the Pacific. Unfortunately it gets dark early, so unless you feel like a very early dinner, come for lunch. Very attentive service, fresh fish and...nice presentation of the dishes. The cocktails were ok (check out the bartender at Citrus to experience great cocktails), and overall this is a pricey place which goes with the upscale ambience.More

Date of visit: November 2021
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Reviewed 29 August 2021 via mobile

We are an extended family (3 generations, 8 people total) who attempted to go to this restaurant for an early dinner. We arrived about 4:30, and one of the employees came out of the restaurant to tell us we were not welcome to eat there...because we had children with us. He said it would bother the other customers. I saw one couple there as I peered in at the restaurant. We were not allowed to set foot inside. I have not encountered that in years.More

Date of visit: August 2021
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Rebeca V, Director General at Castillo's Kitchen, responded to this reviewResponded 20 December 2021

Dear Sir, In all our publicity we have written that it is an adult place only, I am sorry you did not know, and for respect of our guests who made a reservation at the hotel in time to enjoy a vacation without children, we...More

Reviewed 3 July 2021 via mobile

Fantastic all the way around! Fantastic views, food and service! Fresh fish and shrimp were the best Never waited for a thing Can’t wait to go back 😃

Date of visit: July 2021
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Reviewed 19 June 2021 via mobile

Even the night was rainy, the place is magical. Great atmosphere and serve! We tried the grill octopus and was delicious! I really recommend this place. If you can go on summer even better. The view is a MUST!

Date of visit: June 2021
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Reviewed 14 June 2021

If you want a beautiful sunset and a delicious meal look no further. The views are beautiful, the dining room is lovely with tons of windows and natural light and the food did not disappoint. We ate multiple meals here and couldn’t get enough! The...French Toast at breakfast is the best I’ve ever had!More

Date of visit: June 2021
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Reviewed 13 June 2021

Gorgeous views, beautiful surroundings, service and food that felt like a 5 star restaurant. Everything prepared to order. Fresh fruits and fresh baked breads for breakfast. We were also prepared a family style meal with the Grouper we brought in from our fishing trip. If...you aren’t staying at El Castillo, you should at least go experience a meal there. You will not be disappointed!More

Date of visit: June 2021
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Reviewed 13 June 2021

El Castillo’s kitchen not only cooks delicious tick classics but they are willing to provide you with specialty items if requested. For example, we celebrated a birthday. They provided a cake. We went on a deep sea fishing trip. They provided a family style dinner...made with our fish. They made us sandwiches and cut fruit for our fishing trip as well and packed it! The food and service experience is like no other.More

Date of visit: June 2021
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Reviewed 3 June 2021

Just shared a wonderful meal with my family in this elegant hotel with an unforgettable view of the ocean. We first enjoyed cocktails as the sun was setting and then a delicious meal: shrimp tempura, catch of the day, garlic shrimp and ravioli, pecan pie...and brownies, everything was somptuous. The staff was so nice and curtuous, service was impeccable, even the chef and the manager came by to meet us. I highly recommend this charming hotel which has the best view of the area.More

Date of visit: June 2021
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Hazel Rebeca V, Gerente at Castillo's Kitchen, responded to this reviewResponded 7 June 2021

Thank you so much to shared your time with us, we are so glad that you and your family enjoyed. We hope to see you back soon. Regards

Reviewed 1 June 2021

We arrived at sunset and we could see the sun setting above the water as we drank our great cocktails!

Date of visit: May 2021
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Hazel Rebeca V, Gerente at Castillo's Kitchen, responded to this reviewResponded 7 June 2021

Thank you so much to come and enjoyed with us. I hope to see you back soon.

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  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 5