Permanently closed in 2022


Well done metal design In the Castro restaurant: hot and cosy place due to his exquisite lighting, sensual for his surrounding and agreeable music. You'll find fresh market and of Mediterranean' cuisine, with original plates like sirloin of Australian kangaroo.


Casanova, 85, 08011 Barcelona, Spain

Area: Eixample left
Opening hours: From Monday to Friday 13:00h to 16:00 and 21:00h to 24:00h. Saturday from 21:00 to 24:00. Closed on Sunday.
Prices: 25€
Phone: +34 933 236 784
Metro/Bus: Bus: 14, 59 / Night bus: N3, N8, N12
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Debra Cruz (21 May 2014 - 09:45)
Is this Ben Castro that Clariss Morgan knows from the US? If so, we are looking you up to say Hi!
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Victoria Lanswhite - 21 Sep 2023 - 09:38
for the Gaudi buildings
For the Gaudi buildings but not for the shopping... very nice shops like everywhere else in the world, no interest.
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impressed by this brilliant creator
As I learned more about Antoni Gaudí's life while visiting his works, I was deeply impressed by his devotion to architecture and his unique artistic vision. He was a passionate man who devoted his life to creating extraordinary buildings.
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gimeno's website
Indeed Gary Hall I think they only have a brochure site.. with email and phone... no prices and no lisiting.. you have to go there ;-)
Gary Hall - 19 Sep 2023 - 11:38
Still cannot access website. How can I buy if I can't see choice or prices ..???" Regards Gary Hall.
Tita - 19 Sep 2023 - 08:20
only a library
Not to be confused - as I was - with the architect Lluís Domènech's Hospital de la Santa Creu i Sant Pau, now known as Sant Pau Hospital or the Modernist Site of Sant Pau ;-) c
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A very sober Romanesque church.
A very sober Romanesque church. Unfortunately the lights are electric, which takes away from the charm. ;-)
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  1. connect! - Debra Cruz (21 May 2014 - 09:45)

    Is this Ben Castro that Clariss Morgan knows from the US? If so, we are looking you up to say Hi!

  2. Tasty & Delightful - Jamie & David (15 Jul 2012 - 10:45)

    We were staying at the Hotel Axel and the concierge recommended this simply welcoming and comfortable restaurant that caters to its' clientele and more. From the service, to the appetizers and entrees, it was our best meal in the surrounding area, priced beautifully, oh, and the host/owner is easy on the eyes also~

  3. lo peor - ANTONIO (25 Feb 2012 - 10:30)

    me da pena pensar que en la cosmopolita barcelona este es el único restaurante gay, pero es cierto. si quieres un local gay, visítalo, pero q sepas q es el ñunico y espantoso. los camareros son osos amables. el local es pequeño, siete mesas, no tiene ventanas y es oscuro. la comida, según el día, porque alguna vez me he tragado cada arroz salado... voy porque van los amigos, pero me horroriza. lo siento.
    nota: no hay nada más en barcelona en plan gay, si no es con espectáculo de solteros y solteras donde te sientes un animal más que como en tu casa.

  4. Excellent restaurant ! - David, Paris (27 Aug 2011 - 00:45)

    J'ai dîné deux fois au Castro durant la semaine que j'ai passée à Barcelone. C'était un peu tôt et il y avait peu de clients malheureusement, la clientèle d'habitués étant en vacances sans doute, et les touristes gay du quartier en étant encore à l'apéritif ... mais... ce restaurant est excellent. pour un prix qui parait ridicule à un français, on a un repas vraiment délicieux. Je pense en particulier au veau fondant comme du beurre sur une purée à la truffe, ou au foie gras mi cuit à la violette, vraiment mémorable. Dommage qu'il n'y ait pas de restaurant de cette qualité dans le Marais...

  5. william y jaume - amigos (13 Jul 2011 - 23:15)

    Hola bueno tengo que decir que yo he cenado ahi en varias ocasiones y tengo que decir que el trato,la educacion,y el respeto con el que te tratan tanto como los camareros con los encargados es estupendo te hacen sentir como si fueras un millonario al menos asi me he sentido yo en las ocasaiones que he ido es un lugar muy agradable te sientes como en tu propio mundo y en tu propia casa os lo rcomiendo y por supuesto esta muy bien de precio por lo bien que comes un saludo y un beso muy grande a todo el equipo del restaurante CASTRO.

  6. Fantastic place! - Amy & Jaime (15 Jun 2011 - 08:45)

    I have to imagine that things have changed quite a bit since some of the earlier, negative reviews appeared here. We just had dinner at the Castro restaurant this past weekend and it was FANTASTIC. Lovely atmosphere, friendly service, and very good food. We arrived on the earlier side for Barcelona (about 8:45 p.m.) and were the first customers of the night - the server was friendly and welcoming, and even recommended a cava for us that was delicious and reasonably priced. We have recommended the Castro to good friends and will be sure to return when we head back to Barcelona. Two thumbs up!

  7. bueno - jm (27 Jul 2008 - 11:40)

    Buen restaurante, local pequeño pero muy acogedor, ambiente agradable e intimo. Decorado metálico muy original.
    La cena esta muy bien, tienes donde elegir, al igual que muy buenos vinos. El servicio de camareros es muy atento y rapido. El precio esta dentro de la logica para lo que comes, no es barato, pero tampoco caro.
    No es un restaurante de animación ni espectaculo, sino mas bien para cenar tranquilamente y charlar mientras lo haces.
    Lo mejor.: servicio, precio-calidad, variedad, ambiente.
    Lo peor: local algo pequeño

  8. Disappointing, and then a roach. - Kurosaki Ichigo (26 Jun 2008 - 09:11)

    Contrary to the description in one of the Barcelona guides I picked up upon arrival, the waiters at Castro were not dressed in black leather. Also did not see the "aphrodisiac menu" on offer.

    Anyway, I had the fettuccine with vegetables, which was a little on the bland side. The chicken stuffed with apples and raisins with curry sauce was better, although a little overdone. Partner had a decent beetroot gazpacho. Tuna steak was also overdone, but almost there in terms of quality. Wine recommended by the waiter was satisfactory.

    Unfortunately, our dining experience was ruined when a cockroach appeared. The table next to ours called it to the waiter's attention, but his response was apparently that it was the first roach he's seen in a year. He then used a napkin to brush the roach onto a floor, still alive and crawling around. Yucks.

  9. Rice no too good - Antonnio (4 Jun 2008 - 07:01)

    Hi, i liked the atmosphere, but food was quite normal, and even though we had no wine, the bill was high 148 euros (3 persons). Service was good. Maybe the restaurant is too small and has no windows at all! RIce was too cooked, and fish wasn't fresh. Sorry.

  10. Rice not too good - Antonnio (4 Jun 2008 - 07:00)

    Hi, i liked the atmosphere, but food was quite normal, and even though we had no wine, the bill was high 148 euros. Service was good. Maybe the restaurant is too small and has no windows at all! RIce was too cooked, and fish wasn't fresh. Sorry.

  11. eating at castro - alan. berwick upon tweed, england (23 Jan 2008 - 18:19)

    the place was quiet but very friendly. the staff helpfull. The decor is bland and could do with a bit coour but is very clean. The food was not expensive and was quite nice for what you pay

  12. giudizio - ciao dalla sardegna (30 Aug 2007 - 21:21)

    locale accogliente buona cucina internazionale buona musica di sottofondo ed un impeccabile servizio con un contorno di simpatia e ospitalità da non perdere un saluto a tato

  13. Very average food - Martin M UK (20 Aug 2007 - 11:16)

    Very original decor however if you're main objective is really nice food then Castro is not the best choice. The food is very average and definitely overpriced.

  14. Castro - Reon Nettenbreijers (27 Mar 2006 - 19:02)

    One of the best Gay restaurants in the world. We travel at least 4 x per year from Amsterdam to Barcelona to have dinner in Castro!

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