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“Nice views from the restaurant” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Castara Retreats Restaurant

Castara Retreats Restaurant
Northside Road, Castara, Tobago
+1 868-766-1010
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Ranked #1 of 8 Restaurants in Castara
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $10 - $40
Cuisines: Italian, Organic, International, Dessert
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Good for: Scenic view
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
Description: Open daily for lunch and light bites (11am - 3pm) and supper (5pm - 10pm).For reservations call 766-1010. Castara Retreats Scenic Restaurant with spectacular views of the beach and ocean, on our terraced pavilion deck. We offer a range of home-made foods from fresh fish and quality steak to hand-made ravioli and interesting vegetarian options. We offer a choice of inventive starters including fishcakes, salads and chilled soups, and popular desserts such as chocolate mousse and passionfruit cheesecake. We have a range of cocktails, cold beers, fine wines, Italian coffees, and home-made juices. Our restaurant is rapidly gaining a reputation for good food and a warm welcome where guests can take a break, eat and drink, take in the spectacular views and sunsets and observe the wonderful hummingbirds as they display on our feeders.
London, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
45 reviews 45 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 27 cities Reviews in 27 cities
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
“Nice views from the restaurant”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2013

Positives :
- Nice views from the restaurant overlooking Castara bay / village
- Manager replaced a drink that he himself found to be sub-standard

Negatives :
- Bit of a hike in the heat to get up the path to it
- Food a bit bland (fish cake was tasteless) and perhaps trying a bit too hard

Visited March 2013
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London
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Fantastic food, with stunning views across Castara Bay.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2013

The meal that we had up at the restaurant at Castara Retreats was wonderful, the view over the bay and out over the ocean was an amazing backdrop to our meal. The homemade tortellini was scrumptious, and the grilled fish was cooked perfectly too. We also had a cheeky cocktail in the bar which was the ideal way to kick our evening off. We'd definitely recommend the restaurant to anyone who's staying or visiting Castara, and is a welcome change to other places in the village. We'll be sure to call by again when we return to Tobago in the future.

  • Visited February 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Toronto, Ontario, Canada
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“Castara Retreats restaurant - a remarkable experience”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2013

This place takes an evening out dining to a new level of experience, because it brings so many elements together. I love grilled fish, and my daughter is a vegetarian - the food at the restaurant was amazing for both of us, wonderful selections every night. I loved the fresh lime drink - great with or without rum - and the astonishing chocolate mousse. But do not underestimate, in addition to the delicious food, the fantastic service and sense of connection with people in this friendly, welcoming place. Plus, the vantage at sunset is probably one of the most beautiful in the world, absolutely stunning. You will feel taken care of, instantly part of a community of friends, and blown away by the natural beauty that surrounds you. Do not miss the opportunity to eat here - you will be so happy, because of the combination of people, natural beauty and terrific food.

  • Visited March 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Liverpool, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“I have to tell the world about this”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2013

I am presently staying at Castara Retreats and after eating 4 nights in the Restaurant I must say that the whole dinning experience is wonderful. Every aspect (the view, the food, the service, the lights, the music in the background) all adds up to one word... UNIQUE! Then, just when I thought that it won't get any better, I was served chocolate mousse.. I then said to my wife, "Darling, when I die if heaven doesn't want me take me straight to Castara Retreats."

  • Visited March 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Norwich, England, United Kingdom
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“Excellent food and views !”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2013

We had a lovely meal here the views over Castara were stunning ! Kenny and Patrizia make you very welcome and the home cooked food is delicious. Beautiful setting and the cocktails are to die for ! Very different to other restaurants in Castara. A must to visit and try the Tortellini starter. Will hopefully be back next year. Good luck x

  • Visited February 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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KennyCastara, Manager at Castara Retreats Restaurant, responded to this review, March 14, 2013
Thank you, see you next year, hopefully.
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