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Casta's Rum Bar, NW Washington District of Columbia, DC

Casta's Rum Bar

4.4
4.4
393 Reviews
$30 and under
Cuban

Casta's Rum Bar offers a lively indoor-outdoor bar atmosphere serving up flavorful cuban cuisine, and rum-heavy cocktails.

The moment a guest walks in the door, they feel the warmth, spirit, and upbeat energy of Cuba, which has been recreated here. From the visual aesthetic, to the food, cocktails, music, and hospitality culture– every detail has been considered.

Casta’s offers a robust menu of Cuban favorites - a cuisine known for
fresh seafood from the Caribbean, flavorful spices, and a heavy Spanish influence. The star of the menu is the Classic Cuban Sandwich with yellow mustard, roasted pork, glazed ham, swiss cheese and pickles – which Castaneda has spent hours honing and developing. The secret is in the bread, which is flown in from Miami. Additional menu highlights include Empanadas, Croquetas, and Ceviche Caribeno with citrus, mango, pineapple, cucumber
salad, and plantain chips.

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Booked 23 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Cuban, Cocktail Bar

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Wed 5:00 pm–12:30 am Thu 5:00 pm–1:00 am Fri 5:00 pm–3:00 am Sat 12:00 pm–3:00 am Sun 12:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (202) 506-3877

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Chef Alberto Vega

Menu

View menu on restaurant's website

What 393 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.4
4.4 based on recent ratings
  • 4.3Food
  • 4.3Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 4.1Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Washington, D.C. Area

    Vibrant Bar Scene

  • District of Columbia

    Late Night Find

  • District of Columbia

    Vibrant Bar Scene

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  1. SE

    StephanieE

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service3ambience5

    Our waitress wasn’t the best. But one of the gentlemen working there assisted us and he was great! Thanks Oscar.

  2. k

    kenk

    Los Angeles

    4 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall1food2service1ambience1

    The service was the worst service ever experienced. Starters came out after the main meal was served, leaving no room on table for drinks. 5 attempts to get salt was unsuccessful. That’s why the bill came with tip automatically included. The waitress knew she was getting a decent tip without doing her job. McDonald’s would have been a better choice The only people working hard were the bussers. Only if they were waiters. Management should switch them out. Don’t waste your money or time

  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great spot overall.

  4. E

    Everett

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 5, 2022

    overall2food3service1ambience2

    Hostess was great, service was awful. 45 minute drink times, that is not a joke or exaggeration.

  5. LK

    LarryK

    Baltimore

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Amazing !!

  6. e

    elra26

    Washington DC

    18 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on May 4, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3

    We sat outside. It was quite smoky. I know it’s a cigar bar too but at least open the vents on the patio. I am vegetarian and was very excited about the Cuban grilled cheese but it was not good. Swiss cheese is an awful choice for grilled cheese and it was supposed to come with pickles and tomatoes, mine had one tiny piece of pickle and no tomato at all. Drinks were great though! Waitress was nice but a bit awkward, like she would come up, not say anything and then expected us to begin ordering. Maybe she was new. She got more comfortable as the night went on.

  7. R

    Robert

    Washington DC

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on May 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Great rum drinks. Cubano sandwich and empanadas were very good too. A little noisy in some rooms but energetic and upbeat. I would return.

  8. JL

    JoannaL

    Washington DC

    16 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on May 1, 2022

    overall1food3service1ambience1

    Unfortunately, this was not the best dining experience. We were sat next to the DJ booth and we could barely hear each other speak. When the server would come over, she would forget to put in multiple items in for us leaving half of our table without food at a time. Server was hard to find at times and I had to close our tab with the bar and get our last drinks from the bartender because the server disappeared. Certainly, not the best service I’ve experienced here. I’ve dined here twice prior to this and never had any issues. Granted, I did come in on a Saturday night but the placement of our table really affected this entire experience.

  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Richmond

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Very accommodating. Food was delicious!

  10. L

    Lish

    Washington DC

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 24, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5

    Experience is always wonderful at Casta's Rum Bar

  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Indiana

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 24, 2022

    overall1food3service1ambience5

    Service was trash but drinks and food were good.

  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 23, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5

    This place was amazing! The ambiance and set up underground was so cool. The rum drinks were delicious and the BBQ ribs and sandwiches were even tastier to match. We sat outside and by the time we left, inside the building had very loud music which didn’t bother us but definitely transformed into more of a club atmosphere. We had a great time!

  13. JD

    JulieD

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great place to relax, good cocktail not too expensive. Good atmosphere

  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Vinimos de pasea mi esposo y yo con una amiga y su hijo, y nos quedaba cerca del hotel y vinimos a comer recién llegado y fue excelente todo

  15. YC

    YiselC

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 18, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1

    Closed for not renewing their license but yet still let me make a reservation and ruin our night! Super far drive.

  16. RP

    RodneyP

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 17, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1

    Bar was not open! I was able to book through open table, but there was no notification that bar was closed. Also, called ahead, no answer, no notification of being closed. Even through Google, showed bar the being opened. Drove over 35 miles for nothing.

  17. AC

    AriC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    It was a birthday celebration and we had a GREAT Time! Very nice place and the service was excellent.

  18. CC

    CarlC

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 17, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    Drinks were Great.Service was excellent. The hostess were friendly and very helpful.

  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We wanted our kids to try Cuban cuisine and we absolutely LOVED the food, cocktails, music and service! Our server was very engaging and took real pride in helping us have a great time. We had the BEST classic Cuban sandwiches in all our travels!

  20. MV

    MiltonV

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    It was perfect, food was delish, fast service, the place is so cool

  21. GT

    GeneT

    Monaco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Super Fun Evening. Food (ceviche) was delicious. Drinks (Mojito, Presidente, Nacionale) were artfully made. Music was perfect (loud but not too) and vibe was tables of people in the moment all around. Our server Sharon was great - and overall the staff was relaxed but on point - getting it done nicely.

  22. L

    Lish

    Washington DC

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on April 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Love the look, ambiance, food, and drinks of Casta's! Highly recommended and will be returning!

  23. j

    jean

    Ottawa

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Very nice place if you like Cuban food, Rum & Cigar! We will be back!

  24. EE

    EileenE

    Washington DC

    11 reviews

    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on April 2, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4

    We came here on a whim and were pleasantly surprised! The restaurant has a great atmosphere and is at a great location in DC. Food came quickly and was full of yummy flavors.

  25. S

    Sydney

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 2, 2022

    overall3food5service3ambience5

    Service was somewhat poor and inattentive, but everything else was so good I’d be willing to give it another try!

  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 2, 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience5

    As a bar I could see this place being great but not for a sit down dinner! Portions weren’t very big

  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 1, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5

    It was great!

  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 1, 2022

    overall1food3service2ambience1

    Cool place too loud.

  29. C

    Cameron

    Washington DC

    37 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    37 reviews

    Dined on March 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    fun place to stop for cherry blossom speciality drinks

  30. AB

    AdeleB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    This place was great! Almost missed the small entrance, but loved the atmosphere and food. The crouque monsieur was excellent, and we got a bottle of champagne and a OJ carafe for $40. Not bad, but certainly not cheap. Would definitely come back again if I needed a brunch spot in a pinch- too bad it's not bottomless!

  31. MM

    MeenaM

    Chicago

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great food, ambience and excellent service! I’m going back there again!

  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Loved it Dranks great server great coming fo sho

  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 18, 2022

    overall2food4service1ambience1

    We sat in outdoor dining which wasn’t really outdoor. It was covered and enclosed. That was just fine but then some guys showed up at the table next to us smoking cigars. I guess that’s legal but we couldn’t get out of there fast enough Also, ours was a group of 4 and they put a mandatory 20% tip on the bill. First time I’ve ever seen this. It was a lousy experience and certainly it worth 20%. I’m guessing they know this and that’s why they force it on you

  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Went for happy hour. Shared plates were good sizes. Food tasted very fresh & well seasoned.

  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 11, 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience5

    Great spot for a girls night out!

  36. i

    insavannahforafewyears

    Savannah

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 9, 2022

    overall2food1service2ambience4

    Food was stale/old, long wait for service, then there was 20% gratuity include that was not mentioned. Only saw it after I emailed my receipt. Sever provided tablet that was prompted on a gratuity/tip screen. The drinks were good.

  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent drinks service and ambience

  38. K

    Kristina

    Pittsburgh

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The food and rum is very good. I had a rum flight and I loved that experience. I definitely will come back

  39. M

    Makayla

    Washington DC

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 26, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5

    This was my first time and I’ll definitely be back!! We sat at the bar outside and I should’ve opt for the one downstairs because music was playing down there and it felt a bit more lively. However overall the food and drinks was 10/10 def recommend. I started off with a pitcher of Pina colada and maduros envueltos en tocino for the appetizer. Then followed with the classic Cuban sandwich and must I say it was worth the 45 min drive! Not to mention the hospitality at the bar was beyond expectations

  40. DC

    DCuser

    Washington DC

    4 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 26, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3

    Chilly but excellent food

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
    • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

Casta's Rum Bar offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (202) 506-3877.

Casta's Rum Bar is rated 4.4 stars by 393 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

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Booked 23 times today
Google Map for Casta's Rum Bar

1121 New Hampshire Ave NW Washington District of Columbia, DC 20037-1522

Additional information

  • Neighborhood

    West End

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Wed 5:00 pm–12:30 am Thu 5:00 pm–1:00 am Fri 5:00 pm–3:00 am Sat 12:00 pm–3:00 am Sun 12:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Cuban, Cocktail Bar

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Chef Alberto Vega

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cigar Room, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wine

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