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“Great Dominican restaurant”

El Castillo De Jagua
Ranked #5,121 of 13,938 Restaurants in New York City
Price range: $12 - $25
Cuisines: Caribbean, Mexican
Neighborhood: Lower East Side
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Neighborhood: Lower East Side
Reviewed June 7, 2013

Terrific chicken soup. Get the large bowl - it's a meal! (Be forewaraned that the chicken in the soup is bone-in.)

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Reviewed March 4, 2013

I have been coming here for years and I absolutely LOVE this place. The prices are very good as is the food. I typically get the ox tail stew (which i do wish was a bit bigger) and the pernil (which sometimes is a tad dry, but overall really really tasty.) The rice and beans are well cooked with the right amount of salt and most portions (except the oxtail) is at a hefty size. This is a great place to go in family style, though not necessary.

They always deliver even when I just order 1 thing (which is great since I'm single). The ambience is quite spartan, but hey, I'm really just there for good eats.

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Reviewed May 16, 2012

As a former employee of the LES Tenement Museum, I have a special place in my heart for Castillo's (as we always called it). This place is definitely a local spot that no one talks about. It's not fancy and looks like any other greasy spoon. Do not be deterred by your surroundings or the fact that it's not a "trendy" eatery. Go during lunch, have one of the lunch specials, and leave full and happy.

I went back to Castillo's on Friday with some friends and it has not changed at all. I ordered my personal favorite for lunch - chicken (leg & thigh) with black beans and yellow rice. It tasted exactly the same - a good thing! - and, as usual, it was too much for me to finish. We also got an order of tostones for the table which is served with some kind of garlic on the side.

Do not go to this place if you are looking for great service. They are pretty slow and inattentive. However, the food is still worth it in my opinion if you are looking for inexpensive and traditional Dominican/Cuban food.

Thank SJC1020
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Reviewed August 23, 2016
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Reviewed August 14, 2016
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Thank Philippe F
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