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“awesome food and ambiance”
Review of Castile Restaurant

Castile Restaurant
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Ranked #89 of 146 Restaurants in St. Pete Beach
Price range: $20 - $35
Cuisines: Mediterranean, Seafood, Wine Bar
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Restaurant details
Good for: Scenic view
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Description: The Hotel Zamora’s Castile Restaurant merges the atmosphere of a stylish sidewalk cafe with the sunny sensibility of a modern seaside grill. With seating indoors and outdoors on an expansive terrace with ocean views, the restaurant serves contemporary cuisine influenced by the culinary traditions of Spain, Mexico and the Mediterranean. Castile Lounge Hours: Sunday - Thursday 11am - 10pm Friday + Saturday 11am - 11pm Happy Hour Daily from 3:30pm - 5:30pm
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“awesome food and ambiance”
Reviewed August 10, 2014

with a party of 9 we got to try a lot of different dishes and everything was awesome!! great Spanish flavors and high end food for quite reasonable prices.

Visited August 2014
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Thank Leila D
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Castile_Restaurant, Public Relations Manager at Castile Restaurant, responded to this review, August 15, 2014
Thank you for your Trip Advisor review, Leila D. It's great to hear that you and your party were able to try out an array of different items on our menu. We're glad you had an awesome time and enjoyed your dining experience with us.

We look forward to serving you again soon!

- Castile Management Team
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Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida
Level 5 Contributor
81 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
“Worth the trip”
Reviewed August 10, 2014

We came here from Tampa based on the TBT review and were very impressed. We tried the mussels and the lobster fries as appetizeres, both of which were very tasty. I had the braised short rib for my main course along with the side of yucca chorizo hash. I was impressed with the interesting selection of side dishes. Usually I find that sides are often bland or uninspired, but the hash was delicious. For dessert, we tried the orange flan. I am not typically a flan fan as they usually taste a little to eggy, but this was quite delicious and enjoyed by everyone in the group (which is rare). I'd definitely go back the next time I want to go to St. Pete Beach.

  • Visited August 2014
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Thank PinkShoeAddict
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Castile_Restaurant, Public Relations Manager at Castile Restaurant, responded to this review, August 15, 2014
We're happy to hear after reading our review in the TBT that you not only visited us, but that we met your expectations! Our flan cheesecake is rather unique so we're thrilled to hear that we were able to turn you and your guests into flan fans. We appreciate your Trip Advisor review and look forward to your next visit!

- Castile Management Team
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Treasure Island, Florida
1 review
“Couples or Party of Two Beware...Otherwise a Very Nice Experience”
Reviewed August 10, 2014

A beautiful restaurant and fine dining experience. I will definitely return to Castile. A+ However... the booth seating for two rates a C-. Seating for couples or party of two are very limited inside the dinning room on a busy evening. It appeared that some two top seating is available outside on a patio with a very nice water view...but not recommended in the Florida summer heat and humidity except after sunset.There are two small booths at the entrance to the dinning room that accommodate couples and twosomes. If seated there you will be near constant traffic from diners and servers entering and leaving the dinning room. If you want the full enjoyment of Castile's excellent food and atmosphere request different seating. Or make reservations for 3.

  • Visited August 2014
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Thank Jim H
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Castile_Restaurant, Manager at Castile Restaurant, responded to this review, August 11, 2014
Thank you for your informative feedback, Jim H.
At Castile, we value each and every aspect of your dining experience, from our taste to your comfort. We sincerely apologize that you weren't satisfied with your seating arrangements. We will take your feedback into serious consideration when seating smaller parties in the future.

Thank you again,

Castile Management Team
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“fancy doesn't mean tastes good”
Reviewed August 8, 2014

first let me say how beautifully decorated the place is now on to the menu. I am always suspicious of chef written menus that use unique combinations and terms not known to the masses, they look good on paper look good on the plate but many times taste average or below. the highlight of the meal was the lamb p fd beef meatball to die for and the yuka smash very good. The other items that basically were not up to par for the prices. braised short ribs served at room temp flavorful but tasted like leftovers because of the temp. swiss chard salad AWEFUL. lobster fries while sounded good were below average in flavor and temp. raw oysters castile $19 for 6 oysters very very average for the price. crab cake dinner had too much filler for the price $28 for 1 deep fried cake, culotte steak not salt block no horse raddish cream and no salt or pepper also the batter deep fried avocado was weird and not good. spent over $450 for 6 people and it felt like a rip off for the quality and taste

  • Visited August 2014
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Thank Richard B
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Castile_Restaurant, Public Relations Manager at Castile Restaurant, responded to this review, August 15, 2014
Thank you for your feedback, Richard B. We're disappointed to hear that you had a less than enjoyable dining experience with us. Customer satisfaction is our top priority in every aspect, especially in the taste and quality of our cuisine. Again, we appreciate your feedback and hope that you'll give us another chance in the future.

Thank you,

Castile Management Team
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Lakeland, Florida
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
“Outstanding new restaurant!”
Reviewed August 6, 2014

We celebrated my wife's birthday with our adult son and his wife and had a wonderful experience. The restaurant is very attractive. We ate inside with a view out across the terrace to the inland waterway. The server, Dane, did everything just right. He was attentive and helpful with menu selections. We had both vegetarians and meat eaters in the group. The veggie selections, which are not always either copious or predictable, were great. All the food was fresh and creatively prepared. The price was reasonable for what we got. We have eaten in great restaurants around the world, and based on our experience we can recommend Castille very highly. We will return.

  • Visited July 2014
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Thank jas_rogers
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Castile_Restaurant, Manager at Castile Restaurant, responded to this review, August 11, 2014
Happy belated birthday to your wife, jas_rogers!
We appreciate that you and your family wanted to celebrate her special day at Castile Restaurant, It's an honor that you would recommend us based upon the variety of other dining experiences you've had.

Thank you for your kind feedback and we look forward to seeing you again soon!

- Castile Management Staff
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