Fodor's Expert Review Café Rua

$ Castlebar Irish

This friendly, boho-chic café with its traditional red shop front (rua is Irish for red) is a showcase for fresh, locally produced foods, simply served. There's an imaginative children's menu, and at lunch there are three daily specials—roast meat, fish, and vegetarian—while many opt for the homemade soup and sandwich (served in a traditional soft roll known as a blaa), or a salad. Choose a platter of local farmhouse cheeses, perhaps, or a salad of Achill Island smokehouse salmon with local greens, the house cucumber relish, and a selection of fresh breads.

Irish Modern Irish Green Casual Breakfast Lunch Dinner $ Family

Quick Facts

New Antrim St.
Castlebar, Co. Mayo  Ireland


Known For:
  • Fresh, simply prepared dishes
  • Local produce
  • Home baking
Restaurant Details:
Rate Includes: Close Sun.; no dinner Mon.–Wed., Closed Sun. No dinner Mon.–Wed.

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