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Castaway Bar

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Bar, Australian, American, Vegetarian Friendly
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Avenida de Portugal | Motadel, Dili, East Timor
+670 7723 5449
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Darwin, Australia
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Sweet little Bar on the beach!! Best Burgers in Dili, waiters even did a few shots of Sambuka with us :)

Thank lester87
Darwin, Australia
2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The food is good and well priced. I do not think you can go past this place if saying at Dive Timor Lorosae. I have not had better food in Dili to be honest.

Thank Jeff_Darwin
Melbourne, Australia
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122 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The food and service here was really good. Plenty of choices on the menu too. Didn't order it but the burgers looked good. And great ice tea, perfect for the weather. Unfortunately it was lunch rush hour and they were doing construction, so we were disturbed by a combination of angle grinders, drills and hammers..

Thank ByronofMelbourne
Singapore, Singapore
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 January 2017

A bit overpriced like pretty much everything in Dili. They should serve more Asian dishes which was pretty good instead of the lousy western food.

Thank Lucy L
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75 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2017 via mobile

We have been to Castaway several times, we haven't had food but drinks only. The cocktails are just fabulous, the bartender is really passionate by his job and you can feel it in your mouth. He even tattooed the word "cocktail"on his arm. It means everything. Plus they have their cocktail of the month for 5 box each month. (In... More 

Thank ProTourists
Naples, Italy
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42 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 January 2017 via mobile

Came here for a sundowner and dinner on an average Tues night and was incredibly pleased. The open air restaurant has the chill ambiance, Western comforts and quirky charm to be expected from a place over a dive shop. I had the three bean Mexican veggie burger and it exceeded my expectations! It was huge and packed with flavor- salsa,... More 

Thank Violet_Pel
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26 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 December 2016

It overlooks the sea and serves good salads and pizzas. One night a week there is a live band and plenty of life. Friendly owner, good times and just a fine place. Dive Timor Loro'sae is underneath so you can dive in the daytime and finish up with pizza, beer and boasting when you get back.

Thank Bob Q
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 December 2016 via mobile

Best place to have a cold beer served in a stubby cooler. A must in the tropics. Good food. Good service and good prices. Looks out over the bay so cool breezes help.

Thank Karen B
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18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2016 via mobile

Popped in on the way back to our hotel late one night. Lovely location opposite the beach. Great cocktails and super friendly staff who also gave us bowls some type of chips. And they were happy to organise taxis for us to get back to hotel

Thank deemon
Jackson, Mississippi
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246 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 December 2016 via mobile

An expat hideaway, this place has all manner of comfort food on offer and even a few treats from the old colonials. Close to the beach, Castaway Bar is a relaxing spot to sip a Portuguese brew and watch the sun go down.

Thank ChrisThomas1991

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Bar, Australian, American, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Reservations
Good for
View, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Avenida de Portugal | Motadel, Dili, East Timor
  • Location: Asia  >  East Timor  >  Dili District  >  Dili
  • Phone Number: +670 7723 5449

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?