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La Despensa del Castuo

Calle Jose Ramon Melida, 48, Merida, Spain
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Ranked #30 of 111 Restaurants in Merida
Good for: Bar scene
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Late Night
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Good for: Bar scene
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Late Night
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  • Italian first
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crimsonidle
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79 reviews 79 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2013

Perfect place to stop for lunch near the Roman ruins and the Roman museum. I found the waitress and service to be fantastic, as opposed to some other reviewers. She was very helpful in helping me select my order and her recommendation of the goats cheese with ham and marmalade (try it!) was spot on. Also when they took my... More

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Reston, Virginia
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43 reviews 43 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2012

This place is right outside the Roman Museum. Food was good, but service was frankly rude. And that's been the trend in all 3 restaurants (2 highly rated, the third poorly rated) here in Merida. We had the Tapas sampler (#4) and 'mixed salad', it was a good relatively light lunch for 2 people.

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Cambridge MA
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239 reviews 239 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
166 helpful votes 166 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2012

Try the two tapas suggestions on the front of the menu (a sausage and a cheese). Also there is one that is a tomato/picante that was amazing.. Wine is slightly better at their neighbor Via de la tapa but the service and selection at Castuo is far superior!

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East Mids, UK
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32 reviews 32 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2009

Fantastic value, great atmosphere, wonderful tapas and snacks, difficult to spend much as the prices are so reasonable. Basically a deli selling mainly local specialities with a dozen tables out front. Value, quality and location by national museum and Roman sites means it's very popular but worth the nervy/competitive wait for a table to come free. Mixed plates give chance... More

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Merida, Spain
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3 reviews 3 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2008

If you come to Mérida, you are most likely in town to see the archaeological remains. You're in luck, because the Despensa del Castúo is located about 50 meters from the entrance to the Museo Nacional de Arte Romano, and perhaps 50 more from the entrance to the Theater/Amphitheater complex. So the location is perfect, but is the food good?... More

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