Castillo Español Restaurant
763 Main St.
Poughkeepsie, NY 12601
Featuring a remodeled cathedral ceiling, this Spanish restaurante serves up meat, seafood, and paella dishes that would be at home in a Barcelona eatery. The live flamenco music, played Thursdays through Sundays, adds a further Old World touch. Lunch and dinner daily.
Best of Hudson Valley Winners: 2009
Price: $$$ (average entrée $20
Best of Hudson Valley - Editors' Picks:
Best Spanish Dining Experience 2009
It feels like you’ve stepped into a classic restaurant in Spain when you enter this eatery, with its high, whitewashed ceiling and airy feel. The authentic Spanish cuisine is based on fresh ingredients in dishes ranging from chorizo appetizers to paella valenciana and mariscada. Seafood, beef, chicken, and vegetables are all done up in large servings with Spanish flair. Sip a glass of their renowned homemade sangría and listen to nightly live Spanish guitar music as you dine — they also offer occasional performances by Flamenco dancers. Olé!