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La Despensa del Castuo

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Calle Jose Ramon Melida, 48, Merida, Spain
924302251
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Good for:
Bar scene

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  • 39
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  • 20
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  • 5
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  • 8
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Great tapas at a great price (half price Tuesdays)

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!

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 6, 2012
Gremily
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Cambridge MA
Good for:
  • Bar scene
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Late Night
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124 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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crimsonidle
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105 reviews 105 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 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
71 helpful votes 71 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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91 restaurant reviews
183 helpful votes 183 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
28 helpful votes 28 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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Calle Jose Ramon Melida, 48, Merida, Spain
  • Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Extremadura  >  Province of Badajoz  >  Merida
  • Phone Number: 924302251

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Bar scene

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