We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

El Castizo

Certificate of Excellence
$$
Spanish, Tapas
Improve this listing
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Your filters are still active.
There are no pins in your viewport. Try moving the map or changing your filters.
Get directions
St Pancras, Chichester, England
01243788988
Website
Add hours for El Castizo and help diners know when to go.
+ Add hours
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 473 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 366
    Excellent
  • 73
    Very good
  • 24
    Average
  • 5
    Poor
  • 5
    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
What a find!

A Spanish tapas bar tucked away in Chichester! Great food - very reasonably priced and delicious. Good wine and a great atmosphere. Highly recommended.

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 2, 2015
Margot1967
,
Emsworth, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Special occasions
  • Families with children
  • Large groups
  • Doing business
  • Romantic
  • Entertaining clients
  • Dining on a budget
Add Photo Write a Review

473 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Your overall rating of this restaurant
Roll over, then click to rate
  Click to rate
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Any
English first
Emsworth, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
23 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

A Spanish tapas bar tucked away in Chichester! Great food - very reasonably priced and delicious. Good wine and a great atmosphere. Highly recommended.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Chichester, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Been a few times - always a great atmosphere - good service. Great selection of tapas, all very tasty. Paella ok but not a patch on the tapas.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Chichester, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

This is my favourite restaurant! Always a fantastic meal! The service is incredible, James & Diana are amazing at what they do, always a lovely welcome, the food is always AMAZING and the atmosphere is great, they often have live music too, guitar players, this is lovely and the whole place is decorated very traditionally and it beautiful. The sangria... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Chichester, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

We have been here a couple of times in a big group and have always found the food to be excellent and the service very good. Prices are also reasonable. Very good atmosphere, often with traditional guitar playing.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Hastings, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

This is a lovely little restaurant hidden out of the way with a lovely atmosphere, friendly staff and great food. We were warmly welcomed, service was quick and the food really was delicious. The portions were very generous, my only complaint was that I couldn't finish all of the lovely food! If you're vegetarian there are plenty of vegetarian dishes,... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Level Contributor
4 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

The place was good and the staff were very accommodating. The food was good and superb. It's not bad at all! Will be coming back soon.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Wanaka, New Zealand
Level Contributor
88 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

We were in Chichester to go to the theatre and thought we would have dinner beforehand and after reading the reviews on tripadvisor thought we would try El Castizo. We were glad we did. Although the restaurant is slightly off the beaten track and not very well signposted outside, it is well worth the visit. The tapas portions are larger... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Bognor Regis, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

I visit El Castizo with a group of friends from work. We had a selection of mixed tapas which were amazing a delicious and plentiful. The atmosphere in the restaurant is really relaxed and friendly. I will certainly be visiting again.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Reading
Level Contributor
3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

Arrived just before last orders and instead of being reluctantly taken in we were welcomed with open arms. Our order was taken quickly and food shortly arrived. The food was sensational and would thoroughly recommend!

Was this review helpful? Yes
Bexley, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

The tapas is superb, the staff are friendly and I wish it was closer to where I live! The mushrooms were our personal favourite dish but they were all first class.

Was this review helpful? Yes 2

Travelers who viewed El Castizo also viewed

Chichester, West Sussex
Chichester, West Sussex
 
Chichester, West Sussex
 

Been to El Castizo? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about El Castizo

Address: St Pancras, Chichester, England
Phone Number: 01243788988
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  West Sussex  >  Chichester
Average Prices: USD 20 - 29
Cuisine: Spanish, Tapas

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing
Improve this listing

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: Spanish, Tapas

Restaurant Characteristics

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

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of El Castizo and other visitors
3 questions
Ask a question
Storrington, United Kingdom
2 months ago
1 month ago
Shoreham-by-Sea, United Kingdom

See all questions (3)

Questions? Get answers from El Castizo staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?