Castile Restaurant

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589 reviews
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$30 and under
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Mediterranean
Inviting and extraordinary, Castile Restaurant is where traditional meets contemporary cuisine, bringing you fresh and undeniably delicious seafood. Offering indoor and outdoor seating on our expansive terrace with ocean views, our culinary team serves Latin and Mediterranean inspired plates showcasing the best of the season and the coastal waterways. Be it a light bite, drinks with friends, or a sunset dinner on the patio, Castile Restaurant brings a taste of the globe to St. Pete’s Beach.
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Father's Day Special Menus & Reservations

Come celebrate Father's Day with us at Castile Restaurant where dads enjoy two complementary beers with any of our dinner specials! Choose between 12 oz Filet Mignon, 14 oz Bone in Ribeye, Colossal Shrimp cocktail, Seared Grouper and Crab cake - Regular dinner menu is also available. We spoil dads!

Sunday, June 16, 2019

What 589 People Are Saying
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New York Area
24 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What a lovely restaurant! The food was incredible. We had the two Ceviche choices as well as Sushi rolls. All food was incredible. The one aspect that really made the evening "over the top" was our delightful server. Her name was Precious and she truly was! She was so friendly and attentive. Her menu suggestions were absolutely perfect. Go to Castile for the food, but it will be Precious that makes your visit perfectly memorable!

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NI
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 3

I have never had such terrible service at a restaurant. It took 45 minutes to get our drinks, over two hours to get our food. When we got our food, some of it was cold, some of our party didn’t even get all of the food they ordered. The waitress would disappear for long periods of time, and we were her only table. We had to ask two different staff members to get us the manager. As I was waiting, a clearly displeased customer, the manager walked by us several times and did not even acknowledge us. Once we finally talked to the manager, it took 30 mins for the manager to come back and address the table. So much time wasted.

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ES
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 4

Food was good but 2 out of our 3 tapas were not cooked right. When we sent it back they just heated up the steak and lamb chops and brought them back to the table. They were then over cooked. For fine dining, I would have expected them to make a new order. I would not recommend the restaurant.

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AM
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 4

The restaurant was good or waitress was excellent the food very good but portions were small for the price. The 360 rooftop lounge staff was disappointing. We were not told they don't do happy hour on Friday until after the fact but provided us a happy hour menu.

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LB
Naples
1 review
Dined on May 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food. Loved the roof top. Great service. Restaurant was beautiful. Would definitely go again. Thank you

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and view! Service staff was really friendly.

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OT
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Mother’s Day

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TC
1 review
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

So impressed with the upscale restaurant experience. Wanted something in the area to nicely dress and enjoy a beautiful view and delicious dinner with a Mediterranean flare. Will be back to enjoy the whole experience including the music.

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BC
1 review
Dined on May 5, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

Great place for the price! We went to brunch and had a blast the spread was amazing and so good too the only downfall was our server was a bit of a Richard to put it in a nice way

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BD
Tampa
28 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely one of the finest dining experience this side of the Mississippi River. I have dined all over the world. I am CMC and Master Baker 👨‍🍳 by trade. The Diablo Sushi 🍣, Tapas Tempura Cauliflower, Fabada Adturisna Soup 🍜, and Blackened Grouper w/ Sauté Spinach and Polenta were absolutely mouthwatering delicious 😋

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DP
1 review
Dined on April 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food and great service. Will definitely go back.

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CB
Charlotte
11 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were staying on St. Pete Beach NASd tried several restaurants, all within walking distance. The Castile and the rooftop bar 360 were by far our favorites. When we come back to St. Pete, we think we might stay at Hotel Zamora as well.

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G
Tampa
2 reviews
Dined on April 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service and exquisite cuisine. We were very impressed and willing to come back again. Our waiters was outstanding.

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D
Tampa
81 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We took advantage of a promotion and had a three-course meal each of which was excellent. The lollipop lamb chops were perfectly cooked and seasoned in a complementary fashion. The paella had the biggest and best pieces of seafood I ever seen in this kind of dish and the grilled corvina was fresh, perfectly cooked and served on a bed of peas in risotto. The white chocolate creme brûlée was rich, smooth and delicious. The waiter, Kyle, was on the ball, on hand and didn't try to become our new friend but provided us with excellent service and answered all questions about the food. It is a fine place to eat.

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W
Tampa
22 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

My husband and I loved our dinners at Castile Restaurant, I had the grouper with risotto and it was delicious. My husband enjoyed his short ribs...cooked perfectly. We shared the butterscotch flan which was great and glad we had shared. My sangrias were the best! Thank you to our server Precious...she advised us so well.

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HH
1 review
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

I would have given this restaurant five stars but unfortunately both my martini glass and salad plates were chipped and had to be sent back. The food was excellent, the chef visited our table, the rooftop bar was gorgeous... although the Gulf side was blocked off for a wedding so I would definitely call in advance if you wish to view the sunset from the roof.

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OT
Tampa
17 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The fillet was excellent and I loved the creamed cauliflower. The ceviche was delicious too !

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OT
Tampa
1 review
Dined on April 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The ambiance of restaurant was wonderful. However, the manager of the rooftop bar insisted on playing nothing but twangy country music that didn’t resonate with the crowd and seemed contrary to the ambiance the hotel is going for.

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PD
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 4

On a positive note, the ceviche was excellent. The server was friendly and tried her best, but we waited way too long for service. The lobster bisque was inedible. I was told at first that the gin I wanted was unavailable and that tonic was only on the “gun.” When the manager stopped by the table (another positive) he said that the gin I requested (Old St Pete) was, indeed available, along with Fever Tree tonic. The previously delivered drink was flat, but was substituted for the much improved cocktail. It just shouldn’t be that difficult, especially when the restaurant wasn’t busy.
But again, the ceviche was great.

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DC
1 review
Dined on April 24, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Wonderful restaurant with views of the inter coastal waterway. Attentive service and diverse menu. The octopus appetizer was huge and very tasty especially for someone who has never eaten octopus.Nice small pieces. The rooftop lounge was very nice and a great place to catch the sunset. I do think that $13 glasses of Reisling are a bit pricey.

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BR
1 review
Dined on April 23, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

This was my 55th Birthday weekend and our first time time at The Zamora hotel and Castile restaurant, we loved it and will be back. this area is very special to us and we are happy to have found a beautiful smaller hotel which is not a busy high rise on the water.
The mussels appetizer was excellent and both our entree generous and delicious. You were out of the chocolate dessert so I chose the Butterscotch flan which I found way too sweet but nevertheless we were full and absolutely enjoyed ourselves.
Our server was very friendly, personable and good on timing but seem to lack a little knowledge on the food, went and asked the kitchen on several occasion before answering us.
We had a very different experience at breakfast which both days was excellent but our server who we can t remember the name ( spiked high brown hair young man) we had 2 days in a row.He had no personality, wasn't friendly at all and did not seem to care or listen well, forgot things and just seem to want to be somewhere else. We did address it with management and we were told he was very reliable and staff was hard to come about for breakfast but they were aware of growth opportunity.

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DS
Atlantic Canada
1 review
Dined on April 22, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Set up a table on the outside and it was excellent. Service from Ivy was great. Food was great too.

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KM
1 review
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Every employee was courteous and pleasant in a very natural and not forced manner.
The food was delicious and it’s presentation was great.
A very enjoyable experience.
Thank You!

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LD
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on April 19, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

The food was amazing. A great place to visit while in St. Pete Beach

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OT
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

We made reservation in advance but could not have our choice of sitting. Overall a little overpriced but ok

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OT
1 review
Dined on April 14, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 2

Not impressed with the laminated menu. Felt we
were at a burger joint

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T
Grand Rapids
4 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely wonderful dining experience! Food and service were great. Sat outside. Very nice view and low noise level. Great evening all in all!!

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OT
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on April 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic seafood! Great presentation and knowledgeable wait staff.

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RS
Nashville
7 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

Probably made a poor choice, but the churrasco appetizer was very chewy and tough. My lamb chops were also a bit tough. On the positive side, my wife’s seared filet was perfect. Kudos to the manager who bought our dessert which was fabulous. Fried doughnut balls coated in powdered sugar and served with dipping sauce. Service was top notch!

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s
Columbus
7 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Great live music, really set the tone for a nice dinner. Our server, Precious, was super sweet and seemed genuinely happy to be taking care of us. The sangria, mussels, & lobster bisque were delicious! I've had better lamb lollipops though.

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OT
Seattle
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 2

Would not serve us due to establishment not believing my business invitee’s ID. They made a scene, therefore we left.

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PK
Louisville
5 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is a wonderful hidden gem. Great staff, ambiance is great and food never disappoints. It’s become one of our favorite restaurants!

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J
Tampa
34 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a fantastic time celebrating our 29th anniversary at Castile.

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OT
Tampa
1 review
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Enjoy my visits

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j
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My dining companion and I were hoping to catch up on our lives and were pleased that the outdoor dining option at Castile Restaurant overlooked the water. It was shaded at 6pm so now squinting into the setting, blazing sue, the tables were placed far enough apart that no other conversations intruded and there was no music blasting. How wonderful! The menu offered a wide range of appetizers and healthy fare. We were both pleased with the drinks, the food, the service, the ambience and the complementary valet parking. I'lll be taking out of town friends there soon.

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ST
Hertfordshire
1 review
Dined on April 1, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 2

This restaurant has all the potential to be great, however, a few things let it down. Firstly plastic laminated menus. This is fine for a snack bar/cafe but not a restaurant. Secondly butter served in individual plastic portions, again fine for a cafe but surely you can serve butter in a nice dish?
The food was well presented but sadly mine was cold. I sent it back, meanwhile my husband continued with his & finished it before mine returned so I ended up eating alone. No adjustment was made to our bill.

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PM
Tampa
1 review
Dined on April 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a special recommended by our fabulous waiter, Kyle which was absolutely delicious. It was Sizzling Sirloin. Ambiance, service and food exceeded our expectations. Will definitely return.

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OT
Tampa
2 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Favorite restaurant on St Pete Beach

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J
Tampa
74 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Ambience superb. Staff most courteous, informed and competent.
Selected outside dining which was quite beautiful and conducive to conversation.
Menu, of Spanish influence, imaginative diverse and delicious.
Rave reviews for octopus, soups and charred beef strips.
Delightful evening for our party of six!

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SL
Orlando
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful atmosphere on the outdoor terrace overlooking the intercostal waterway. Service was terrific and staff were extremely attentive. Food was fantastic. My wife and I went for our 30th anniversary and this may turn into an annual event!

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