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“Nice place”
Review of Casa Publica

Casa Publica
Ranked #25 of 1,222 Restaurants in Christchurch
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $6 - $33
Description: Think back to a time when prohibition ruled over America. Dark times for some. For others, a time of opportunity and prosperity. One who seized the moment was Mr Hugo A Chile. Hugo was born 27 June, 1905. He was only 15 when the prohibition came into effect, about the time he was taking over his fathers mini-home distillery. Originally learning his craft to support the now fatherless family, Hugo created unthinkable profits by running rum to LA. Back then this journey would take 9 weeks each way, but after the third journey he was able to buy a lorry. After the fifth run he had his distribution network established. He never looked back. When you enter Casa Publica, you’re entering Hugo’s world. Come, sit and savour the taste, the obsessions, and the lifestyle of a man whose time begged the bending of rules, a little ruthlessness, a lot of rum, and an insatiable obsession for women’s shoes.
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Description: Think back to a time when prohibition ruled over America. Dark times for some. For others, a time of opportunity and prosperity. One who seized the moment was Mr Hugo A Chile. Hugo was born 27 June, 1905. He was only 15 when the prohibition came into effect, about the time he was taking over his fathers mini-home distillery. Originally learning his craft to support the now fatherless family, Hugo created unthinkable profits by running rum to LA. Back then this journey would take 9 weeks each way, but after the third journey he was able to buy a lorry. After the fifth run he had his distribution network established. He never looked back. When you enter Casa Publica, you’re entering Hugo’s world. Come, sit and savour the taste, the obsessions, and the lifestyle of a man whose time begged the bending of rules, a little ruthlessness, a lot of rum, and an insatiable obsession for women’s shoes.
Reviewed 23 February 2024

Very nice and good taste. Quit nice place . Big plate of lamb shoulder, maybe want a bit more spicy. Nice and tender chicken

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 23 February 2024

Amazing as always, I always recommend, last night saw others there who had gone at my rec!
Great service, great vibe and above all amazing yummy food, trust the chef is well worth it

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 20 February 2024

Great drinks and food. Service was fast and friendly. Good atmosphere and music. All four of us were pleased with our meals.

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 19 February 2024

Fantastic environment, staff, and of course food!
Lot's of vegan options!
Their rum selection is mindblowing! Easily over 100 different kinds of rum from all over the world.

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 19 February 2024 via mobile

Very tasty Pisco Sour along with delicious salsa (pico de Gallo) and fried cauliflower. The tacos were all excellent and varied in flavors. Service was great as well.

Date of visit: February 2024
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