Casta's Rum Bar

4.4
333 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.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
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
What 333 people are saying
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OrnellaN
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Delicious drinks, good service, and great ambience!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Second time here and we always love it. The food is so good but the drinks are amazing.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I can’t say enlighten good things about our experience at castas! First of all, our waitress, Sophie, was AMAZING! She was so attentive, friendly, and fun. The food was great, the drinks were awesome, and the vibes were just wonderful.

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crystalw
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had dinner with friends…drinks were great and the food scrumptious! Nice and fun spot..ver casual! Plan on returning!

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Nicole
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 15, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place. Highly recommend. they mostly have small plates and sandwiches, no entrees.

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Matthew
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on January 15, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great, hopping place. A lot of fun with a great rum selection.

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Rosa
1 review
Dined on January 14, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and vibe is awwesome!!! The night club, after 10pm, wow!!!! great music and felt like we are in dirty dancing movie!! love the place!!

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ChristopherE
1 review
Dined on January 10, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Clever place for drinks, and for those who would like to learn how to appreciate rum

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AldoC
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Newish to DC and this is my favorite place. Great vibes, food, and drink.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 7, 2022
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Suppose to have outside heating bay but it was still extremely cold

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JMCL
Austin
1 review
Dined on December 19, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience3

We were referred by a friend who lives in the area. The food was so good as were the drinks. The wait staff was around but not amazing. We sat out on their balcony and it was cozy for just my husband and myself. We would for sure go back.

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had date night here and enjoyed appetizers and drinks! Service was great and we had a really nice time! The food was very good!

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OpenTable Diner
New Mexico
1 review
Dined on December 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The only disappointing thing was 20% gratuity being auto added to my bill, and I gave more than 20% in cash. I was a party of 1.

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RoseP
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on December 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waitress was so sweet and the food was bomb!

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ManC
1 review
Dined on December 7, 2021
Overall3food3service1ambience3

good food! ambiance was a bit loud for a dinner and service was lacking a bit but overall a good find

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Nita
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was divine! I went to sleep dreaming about my Cuban sandwich and can’t wait to have another! The drinks were tasty as well and the service was great. Absolutely would recommend and can’t wait to go back.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall5food3service4ambience4

It was such a great time, we plan to come again!

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JuliaHV
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Fun spot - great drinks and comfort food. Great service from all staff.
Turned into a dance party by 10. Would go again for another fun night.

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AngelT
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Even though we had a new starting waitress she was very nice and attentive. She got our orders right and provided fast service. Seating us next to the bar had it's Perks! Drinks were flowing. The food was good especially the avocado toast. Cute and secluded location.

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
5 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

This restaurants food was amazing. I had a group of 20 come here and they enjoyed themselves. The only thing I would change is the menu. It would be even better if there were more options and bigger portions of food. Drinks were great!

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motif
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience4

I went for a girls night out. The food was just OK. The spinach empanadas had no flavor really but, the ceviche was good. Ribs were blah. The drinks were good. The music was too loud. The service was EXCELLENT.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
4 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Worst service ever

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Duza
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Outdoor seating is not really outdoors. It would be important to clarify that for patrons. Other than that it was an amazing experience.

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AnthonyW
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I HIGHLY recommend Casta's! It was high energy, good music, great food, and excellent service.

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vipMeathMan
New England
7 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Fun and funky. Not fine dining, but food is excellent!

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Zenon
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

I loved the authentic and fun ambiance of simplicity. Casta plays LOUD Latin music which, while fun for younger set at night, Sunday at noon is a bit early for that. We had to go to the patio area to be able to hear ourselves speak. Interesting drinks, delicious Cuban sandwich, good service except the coffee/espresso machine was broken. How can you have an authentic Cuban experience without a Café Cubano (Cuban expresso) to top it off?

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great spot

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MayraC
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience5

Great
Drinks but the food is way to
Expensive for size and quantity

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AmberD
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Casta's is a hidden gem! What appears, from the outside, to be a small unassuming place, opens into several areas with bars, seating, and room to dance! I didn't expect so much to be behind the wooden door. The food, drinks, and service were good and the atmosphere was electric. I definitely plan to return!

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jayee
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience4

While the ambiance was good, the drinks were made with a cheap liquor and not that good. We tried two drinks. The food also could’ve been a whole lot better but the fried plantain chips were really good. I wouldn’t return because there are better options in DC.

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Tommy
Washington DC
16 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience2

There seem to be a private event going which made the noise level go over the roof...however we tried other rooms and if it wasnt the ppl it was the loud music...overall very noisy....the service was just fine, maybe overwhelmed by the private event but still that should not be a reason for underwhelming service....the food was also just fine, i had been there in the past and raved about the fried pork chunks which this time were not as good, camarones al ajillo wasnt traditional nor that good and the same goes for the churros which where also below-par....for a restaurant that already includes a 20% gratuity to every check i would expect the service, the food, and the experience to be worth the 20% gratuity....mayb my last visit

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Sarah
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2021
Overall2food3service2ambience2

Went for happy hour- it was too quiet.. they needed some type of music to liven up the vibe. Aesthetic was nice. Ordered churros which were decent.

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Vans
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2021
Overall3food5service4ambience3

Walk in appearance was a turn off for me. Garbage on top of garbage. Very dirty.
After driving 45 minutes to get there is the only reason we stayed. The empanadas were good but other than that
I would not go back though.

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Nicole
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Very cool place, it felt like we were in CUBA! Drinks averaged around $12-18 but were very strong and tasty. The food was pretty good, would come again for the overall ambiance alone.

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KellyQ
1 review
Dined on October 29, 2021
Overall2food2service4ambience3

I went with high expectations because a friend liked her experience here. I was not satisfied with the limited menu. 90% of the food options were pork which I don’t eat. The only beef option was not available. The shrimp I ordered was just a plate of 6 shrimp for $15. Overall I spent $144 on 12 shrimp, two drinks and two shots. I left hungry to say the least. The staff was nice and the ambience was cool. The food and drink were ok it just was a whopping price for nothing really.

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vipMadDiner
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2021
Overall3food4service4ambience2

From the website you may get the impression that this place is both hip and elegant, but it's a bit more like a college frat bar (probably should have guessed from the proximity to GW). The food is good, but not quite worth the price when you're eating mainly from metal stools at high top tables in an extremely loud environment. The music is blaring indoors.

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
1 review
Dined on October 29, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Basement bar atmosphere was great. Food delicious, but the service was just so/so. I’d definitely go back for happy hour and just to hang out.

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ECM1
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Entrance to the location is dirty. Didn't leave a good first impression. Once inside it was nice but very noisy. Food was tasty and well prepared, good but they were "tapas" little bites for a high cost.
Server (Oscar) was great and was very pleasant. Not sure I will go back as they are focused on very young clientele.

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vipAlexisM
Las Vegas
10 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience3

Overall the food, drinks, and ambiance was great! The only thing was that we were in the back, “outdoor area” by the second bar, and people were smoking. The smell of smoke was a turn off. Other than that, everything was great!

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vipAlexandriaR
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Love Casta’s!! Service is always good, drinks too! And the patio is intimate and delightful!

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 333 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.