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St Pancras, Chichester, England
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Ranked #2 of 185 Restaurants in Chichester
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $20 - $29
Cuisines: Tapas
Good for: Families with children, Romance, Large groups, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Romance, Large groups, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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English first
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014 NEW

We visited this restaurant on a recommendation (which always helps) and now we shall be passing that recommendation onto everyone we know! The food was amazing - the menu has a really good variety of dishes, that will tempt you into choosing lots - we had 6 between two of us, which was plenty - the portions are a really... More

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014 NEW

On a short visit to Chichester, El Castizo came highly recommended by the owners of our self-catering flat, and how right they were! Both the food and the wine were absolutely top quality- I would recommend the Montadito, but it's hard to pick just one dish. And the waiting staff clearly knew and understood it all. All in an agreeable... More

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6 reviews 6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

We felt very lucky to find El Castizo, last minute, on a rainy Tuesday evening, what a gem! Fantastic tapas, great wine and great service. This was honestly some of the best tapas we've ever had, in an unusual and cosy bodega setting.

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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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36 reviews 36 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

I love tripadvisor and use it for studiously for anything from weekends away to quick bites to eat on a Friday night. I have lived in Chichester most of my life, because of this ive become a connoisseur of the chain Italian restaurant (there are a lot of them)... El Castizo is a lovely break from the norm, its authentically... More

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southcoast england
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

Our second visit to this restaurant and again we really enjoyed the marvellous selection of tapas. There were four of us for lunch, we had 10 tapas dishes between us (probably one too many as we could not eat it all), wine, juices, beer and coffee and we were amazed how reasonable the bill was at the end. The Montadito... More

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Kettering, England
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60 restaurant reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

Despite spending more than 400 days in Spain over the last 3 decades, and dining out twice on each of them, our first experience of tapas came in the unlikely setting of Chichester. El Castizo takes some finding- it's situated well back from St.Pancras, towards the back of what appears to be an office car park, and you descend into... More

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5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014 via mobile

We ate at El Castizo on a Tuesday night whilst visiting Chichester for a couple of days, having looked at the Trip Advisor reviews. For two of us we had a selection of four tapas and a decent bottle of Rioja for £36 which was excellent values. The whitebait (boquerones) were quite simply the best I've ever tasted - light... More

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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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3 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

My partner chose this restaurant having looked on trip advisor. Despite the slight mission trying to locate it, the place was great. In a cellar and the décor is very vintage Spanish. Greeted with a smile, seated in a great spot, food and service were very good. I had the lamb, the mussels (loads of them) meatballs and patatas bravas... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

I was in a group of 8, got a table at the back furthest away from the bar next to the loos-not a good start. Service was pretty poor, took our order we explained that we all wanted to eat together not in dribs and drabs. Food came over the space of more than 30 mins, not what we asked... More

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Chichester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

Our first visit and we will certainly be back, food was delicious, we chose 6 dishes between the 2 of us and couldn't manage them all with such generous portions. the staff were lovely and the décor great. Thank you

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