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Posted by Anonymous on 09/30/2007
I am from Texas, and there are only two places in the city that I've found that can satisfy my Mexican craving... Castro's and Lobo. Lobo is much more Tex-Mex, and Castro's is more authentic Mexican. If you like spicy, get the cheese (or beef, my boyfriend prefers) enchiladas with red sauce. WILL NOT disappoint!
Posted by butterball8it on 08/23/2007
This place is a nice casual spot to eat in, with great authentic mexican food. However, if you're looking for mexican food delivery, order from across the street, Taqueria Tepango. Very very similar to Castro's, since many of the same dishes are better but the value of TT exceeds Castro's. But don't eat IN Taqueria Tepango, ambiance is not so good. If you want to sit down, cross the street back to Castro's. We recommend the beef tongue (lengua). Don't get the pipian. It's like boiled chicken with a too spicy cilantro crazed pesto. Weird dry stuff. Fried Porgie is also delicious, if you don't mind a few fish bones ( cause it's a whole fish, as opposed to fillet).
Posted by luluvision on 07/15/2007
We just went to lunch here yesterday for the first time but it certainly won't be the last. The food was delicious and the portions are huge! And there is a very big variety, it was hard to choose. It was the best Mexican food we've had in NYC, that's for sure. We didn't have any problem with the service, they were very attentive. We sat outside in the back patio and had a nice relaxing afternoon.
Posted by local on 07/08/2007
Good spot, good FRESH food at reasonable prices... a hang out for sure. Really good value for breakfast too far better than most of the local diners.
Posted by Akasha on 07/02/2007
Don't believe the hype! This place does not live up to the "Super Burrito" claim. As someone who is always on the lookout for a burrito that can come close to SF's Mission District's reputation for flavor, etc, I hate to say, Castro's will dissapoint you. Don't get me wrong, they do have big burritos, but their salsa is not good, their guacamole lacked flavor, and don't expect cilantro, cuz you won't find any. The veggie burrito I had was 99% rice (and not even spanish rice), filled with bland veggies, and no refried beans. This place was a total snooooze.
Posted by Anonymous on 04/11/2007
Their burritos are the size of my head and they are delicious! I eat one for lunch and I don't even get hungry for dinner. The service is amazing and I respect that it is a family owned authentic Mexican Restuarant.
Posted by Anonymous on 04/06/2007
I'm glad that Castros finally got added to menupages so that I can rave about how great their food is. I usually get the chicken enchiladas with green sauce and it is always really good--they use dark meat parts of the chicken, so it's not all dried out. Their tostadas are also perfect, as is the tinga de pollo--a sort of red spicy chicken stew. Castro's is a great place to have breakfast or brunch because they produce the platonic ideal of huevos rancheros.