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Castro's Bar & Restaurant

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Cnr Beach Rd & Frank Streets, Coolum Beach, Queensland 4573, Australia
(07) 5471 7555
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  • 63
    Excellent
  • 53
    Very good
  • 21
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 6
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Great food, great staff

we frequent this restaurant quite often. great food and the staff are very friendly. you can sit at the bar and enjoy a drink while you wait for your table or relax there after your meal. just remember to book as it can get quite busy.

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 16, 2015
garyth h
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Coolum Beach, Australia
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  • Delivery
  • Late Night
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Coolum Beach, Australia
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

we frequent this restaurant quite often. great food and the staff are very friendly. you can sit at the bar and enjoy a drink while you wait for your table or relax there after your meal. just remember to book as it can get quite busy.

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Marcoola, Australia
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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

We always used to get take away pizzas from Castros, our favourite being the wood-fired Castro's special but one day we went in for dinner, what a surprise, the food is just so good. My better half had the Wood-fired bone marrow with caramelized onion and ciabatta ... well ... she was in heaven and that was only a starter.... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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16 reviews 16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

We tried to go to Harvest but got turned away without a booking. Lucky got into Castro's and had an amazing dinner! I had the Penne Campagnia and my partner had Fettuccine Carbonara his was a little too creamy for me but I loved mine! Also we had pizza bread with rocket to start it was delicious we left full... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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2,710 reviews 2,710 reviews
1,548 restaurant reviews
1,285 helpful votes 1,285 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

Loved the Chicago pizza last time but opted for a change - i.e the pork belly and scallop pizza with plum sauce. Excellent taste and flavour and very filling and satisfying. The pork belly didn't quite work, seemed overcooked but the scallops compensated. A very busy restaurant at the heart of most local accommodation but the small kitchen crew seems... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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31 reviews 31 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015 via mobile

We have been several times to Castro's and have always been very happy with everything. Last night was quite different. Wanting a light meal I opted for the scallops as a main. I was served six very plump delicious ones, accompanied by a jarring vinaigrette of capers and raisins. This spoiled the delicate flavour of the seafood. However, I realise... More 

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Greater Melbourne, Australia
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

Castros was recommended by a 'local' - I think it wise to listen to the locals and boy were we pleasantly surprised - the pork belly and scallops pizza was AMAZING.

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12 reviews 12 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

Had been looking forward to trying Castros after reading great reviews but was disappointed from the start. The initial welcoming from staff was very cold and continued through the evening. Waitress did all the right things like bring water, new cutlery etc but the body language and attitude made some of us feel uncomfortable. I didn't think asking for fresh... More 

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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

Excellent family friendly spot close to where we were staying. Kids loved the pizza and the staff were really friendly. Highly recommended.

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Newcastle, Australia
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43 reviews 43 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

Excellent menu and wine list. Only problem with the place was that there is no air con and little air circulation on the very hot night we were there. This is a problem since the restaurant is a block back from the water and doesn't get much breeze. Food, wine and service were excellent, as was the general vibe of... More 

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Coolum Beach, Australia
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41 reviews 41 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

A bad experience at Castro's years ago has kept me away but I recently returned for dinner with friends and it was great. The restaurant was crowded but the staff handled things well and were friendly and professional. The food arrived in a timely manner and was amazing. The duck in particular was out of this world good. I'm so... More 

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  • Address: Cnr Beach Rd & Frank Streets, Coolum Beach, Queensland 4573, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Queensland  >  Sunshine Coast  >  Coolum Beach
  • Phone Number: (07) 5471 7555

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