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El Castizo

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Tapas
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St Pancras, Chichester, England
01243788988
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Good for:
Families with children
Romance
Large groups
Doing business
Special occasions
Entertaining clients
Dining on a budget

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Visitor rating
  • 341
    Excellent
  • 65
    Very good
  • 24
    Average
  • 5
    Poor
  • 4
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Superb!

What can I say? Always great service & food. Large group of us were celebrating a birthday and thanks to the attentive staff we had a terrific time. Can't recommend highly enough. Thanks to all.

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 19, 2015
SeannTigh
via mobile
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Romance
  • Large groups
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Dining on a budget
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439 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015 NEW via mobile

What can I say? Always great service & food. Large group of us were celebrating a birthday and thanks to the attentive staff we had a terrific time. Can't recommend highly enough. Thanks to all.

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Littlehampton, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015 NEW via mobile

I have visited this restaurant three times now. Once with my husband, once with family on mothers day and once in the evening with a friend. Each time was great. The atmosphere is relaxed and friendly and the food is always scrumptious and freshly cooked. Each dish is brought to the table as soon as it is ready which we... More 

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15 reviews 15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

Went with several friends on a busy Saturday evening. Knew the place was going to be good based on these reviews and it didn't disappoint. Myself and the other half had four dishes each - there was more than expected, El Castizo aren't stingy with portions. I battled through though though. The calamari is some of the best I've had... More 

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17 reviews 17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

Really welcoming host and very lively atmosphere but unfortunately not the best tapas I've had. The large prawns and meatballs were tasty but the rest was average and the dessert was very disappointing.

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Emsworth, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

Another fantastic meal, great service and the most lovely welcoming and relaxed atmosphere. We are so lucky to have this gem so close to where we live! We hadn't booked but we squeezed in, busy even on a Wednesday night, goes to show how good it is. They were really accommodating of special dietary requirements and helpful. A great night... More 

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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

This was the first time I'd visited El Castizo and I was not left disappointed! The food is incredible and the service faultless. I have Coeliac Disease and there is just so much choice for gluten-free folk like me - the staff were very knowledgeable. An authentic Spanish meal with a superb service. This will become a regular for me!

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Crewe, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

We were visiting the area and wanted somewhere with some atmosphere to celebrate my mum's birthday, we certainly struck lucky with El Castizo. The place is a bit off the beaten track, having read other reviews we made sure to study where it was and found it with no problem, an added bonus being free parking right outside. The selection... More 

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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

Extremely friendly staff were very welcoming and accommodating. Food was out of this world good and the menu solved the patatas bravas or aioli debate by providing a dish with half each!

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chichester
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

20+ of us celebrated my daughters 21st birthday here a few weeks ago. We had a set price party menu which included jugs of sangria. I was a bit concerned that there would not be enough food but dishes constantly came out all evening with extra veggie ones for the non meat eaters and constant supply of bread and alioli.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

Went there with 11 friends last week for my birthday. We had a set menu and it was amazing! Food and sangria kept coming all night! Service was 100%. Can only apologise if we got a little loud and excited. We had a veggie and a celiac, both of which were more then satisfied. Literally cannot fault this place. Thank... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: St Pancras, Chichester, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  West Sussex  >  Chichester
  • Phone Number: 01243788988

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20 - 29
  • Cuisine: Tapas

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Romance, Large groups, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients, Dining on a budget

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