Casta's Rum Bar

4.7
81 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 & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser 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
  • Waiting staff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 81 People Are Saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.5
Food
4.6
Service
4.6
Ambience
4.2
Value
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93% of people would recommend it to a friend
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applepearmango
1 review
Dined on 15 January 2021
Overall2Food2Service5Ambience3

No attention paid to socially distancing anyone. This was indoors and there were way too many people yelling and drunk and unmasked for comfort

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on 9 January 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

exelente lugar y comida y bebidas

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 8 January 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Second time visiting Casta’s and I will return for a third and fourth visit. Oscar has made both of our visit a memorable one. If you go to Casta’s make sure Oscar attends to you.

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DrBrennan
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 2 January 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Outdoor dining under a roof. The bartenders know their way around a rum cocktail and willingly mix things to suit your taste. The staff recognized us and greeted us with jovial familiarity (we have been there six times since June). But we return because our first visit was so welcoming. A standard.

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vipTedac
Washington DC
34 reviews
Dined on 29 December 2020
Overall3Food5Service4Ambience1

The “heated covered patio” for outdoor dining is not outdoors at all. It is 4 walls with a closed roof. There is no outside air circulating through. Great food but not the safest “outdoor dining” you’ll find.

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JoshL
1 review
Dined on 27 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent restaurant! Great service and great food and drinks

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vipADayatTheTrack
Washington DC
20 reviews
Dined on 26 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great place overall... Solid drink and tapas menu keeps this place in heavy rotation for me. Management team is active and engaging — makes the experience even better.

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vipADayatTheTrack
Washington DC
21 reviews
Dined on 19 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The experience is always exceptional! Great food, great music, great staff and engaged manager... it’s a mainstay

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 18 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

First off our server was Maria and she was a very attentive server! She was knowledgeable with the drinks and food and didn’t mind our questions regarding the menu items. Thank you to her great customer service. We had the chicken empanadas and they were so rich in flavor. The dipping sauce was delicious as well. Plantains wrapped in bacon...wha? Sooo good! The sweetness with the saltiness of the bacon combination is amazing! I would recommend everything we had! Being half Cuban I greatly appreciate this place as I can get a taste of the some Cuban food that I know will not disappoint. The food we had were all appetizer sizes so if you’re wanting a big meal with rice and beans then you probably want to go somewhere else but for some drinks and amazing appetizers this is the spot. Oh and the atmosphere is so hip. Loved it all!

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BrookeS
1 review
Dined on 5 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Such a fun place! The drinks were amazing, and the food was really good, too. Not huge portions, but very yummy and fresh. The inside was beautifully decorated, and the service was very attentive and friendly. Definitely going back!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 20 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Encantado !

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Tommy
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on 17 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

I was quite surprised with this place. The whole restaurant is very nicely decorated and huge! The "masas de cerdo fritas" were outstanding! Definitely recommend it!

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vipKath
Washington DC
18 reviews
Dined on 15 November 2020
Overall2Food2Service2Ambience3

Portions were tiny compared to the price. Also out of a few items on limited menu (food and drink). Thought it would be a nice place to try but better value elsewhere.

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vipAlex
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 15 November 2020
Overall1Food2Service1Ambience3

We made a brunch reservation for 12:00PM, their opening time, and were required to secure the reservation with a credit card, which would be charged $25 per person if we missed it. When we arrived there at 12:00, we were told that they were planning to open at 1:00PM, because they were having a “slow start”. After explaining that we had a reservation, secured with a credit card no less, they sat us on the patio. We ordered our food: a couple of Cuban sandwiches, an avocado toast, another sandwich and a mojito. The food took 40 minutes to come, during which the server disappeared from sight and didn’t even care to refill our water. The food was so-so, the pork on the Cuban sandwich was excessively salty and our daughter had to take it off her sandwich. The menu stated that a 20% tip would be added to the total, which most likely accounts for the horrible service since staff are not motivated to earn a tip that people will pay anyway. When the check came, it was on a digital device that presented you with the grand total, including tax and 20% tip, without disclosing a breakdown of the charges for these line items. We asked to be able to change this built-in tip to a different amount, since we didn’t think the level of service we received merited a 20% tip, and were told that the 20% tip was MANDATORY. Restaurants that include the tip in the check, whether it’s for groups of 6 people or more, which is common, or for smaller groups, which is not, always allow you to change that amount, since tips can never be mandatory. We will be pursuing this with de DC Department of Consumer Protection as well as the DC Department of Consumer and Regulatory Affairs, so other unsuspecting clients won’t be taken advantage of in the future.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 14 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We were in DC celebrating my mom birthday and we had a great time. Staff was wonderful we felt like family and they took care of us.

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OpenTable Diner
Cleveland
3 reviews
Dined on 14 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had a great waiter! My husband and I had delicious cocktails and he was able to order a cigar!

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MatthewI
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 14 November 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

The food was great, the drinks were great, and above all the service was amazing. Our server and the host staff were so accommodating and attentive. Will most definitely be back.

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MicahC
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on 27 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Delicious, great ambience, I’m glad this place has survived the pandemic thus far. I was worried. It’s a little expensive, but worth it

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CHRISW
Atlanta
5 reviews
Dined on 23 October 2020
Overall5Food4Service4Ambience5

Love this spot. If you're staying at the hotel it's a must do

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Rdqdc12
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 22 October 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Great small food choices. Excellent rum choices. Wish they would have a rum tasting option on the menu.

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absharpe
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on 17 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Great place. Enclosed outdoor venue. Great staff and drinks!

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OpenTable Diner
Western NC
1 review
Dined on 11 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Loved our waitress. She new the menu.

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KourtneiS
1 review
Dined on 10 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Had a great time, will definitely be back. Imani is awesome!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 4 October 2020
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience1

Business was closed.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 1 October 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Service and drinks were amazing and Manager Marlo was great to make sure we enjoyed everything

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vipOpenTable Diner
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on 19 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The experience was absolutely amazing and the staff is great!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
13 reviews
Dined on 19 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent food, service and drinks. Definitely worth the visit.

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Flow
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on 17 September 2020
Overall4Food3Service3Ambience5

Rained through the glass all night. The food was ok. Drunks were good.

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ChristopherJ
Columbus
1 review
Dined on 15 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Obviously the cocktails are spot-on, but the environment on the patio is what you go for. Really awesome diverse crowd, friendly staff, and gorgeous aesthetic.

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vipAlysiaM
Washington DC
14 reviews
Dined on 2 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great ambiance, great drinks, and pretty good food. I would go again for Happy Hour!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
209 reviews
Dined on 2 September 2020
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience5

Authentic Cuban cuisine in neat setting.

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JWDC
Washington DC
17 reviews
Dined on 24 August 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

Good drinks and very attentive service. The happy hour prices are very reasonable. The outdoor seating area is actually covered by a glass roof--so lots of sunlight, but not quite outdoors.

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Ferretti
1 review
Dined on 22 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Casta's has the friendlist staff, great mojitos, good fun and a good selection of cigars. The ambiance makes you feel like you're not in DC anymore. 100% recommend.

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vipEmilyF
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on 5 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

great service, fun atmosphere, great drinks and food. a fun time for girls' night out or date night!

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Kassandra
1 review
Dined on 18 July 2020
Overall3Food5Service2Ambience5

The food and ambience was worth the money.

The only unfortunate experience was the waiter (our receipt states Justin but it was a Hispanic male. The African American is the one who was most helpful. Giving specifics so the correct person will be addressed) . He started off fun and engaging and then turned excessive . Getting our food and drinks late was always “their fault” despite him being the waiter . Then once we got our food we were forgotten. That is until the check came. We were charged 4 extra drinks totaling $48 . That we did not order nor drink. We asked for it to be removed and he again blamed “they” which I’m unsure who he was referring to. When he removed the extra charges he made it appear he was doing us a favor by “making sure you don’t pay what’s not yours” . Then he found the time to hover over us as we were finishing with the check. He was visibly inebriated and made our experience frustrating .

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 18 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing service and food. A must try

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 18 July 2020
Overall2Food2Service2Ambience1

Didn’t takes Covid or mask wearing seriously :(

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LauraS
1 review
Dined on 9 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The service was amazing, and the drinks were really well done. I’m definitely coming back here! Loved the decorations too!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 1 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent as usual! Thanks!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 22 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I planned my boyfriends birthday here. They were absolutely amazing. It was my first time there and everything overall was better than I could ever expect. Their manager was beyond helpful. Also met the owner who was friendly and welcoming. The reserved us a private section, they told us that if anyone who wasn’t apart of our group to let them know. Casta’s is beautify inside and out. I recommend Casta for any occasion!

FAQs

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

Casta's Rum Bar is rated 4.7 stars by 81 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.