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El Castizo

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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
Breakfast/Brunch
Lunch
Dinner
Reservations
Late Night

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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
Most recent review
Not sure what all the fuss is about

Have read lots of great reviews. Not sure what all the fuss is about though. Bread on table was stale to start with, but the tapas was okay. It's just okay! Tortilla was good, but the rest of the 6 dishes we ordered were genuinely just ok and particularly authentic Spanish tapas. Very reasonably... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed February 26, 2015
CJKELLY98
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Brighton, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Romance
  • Large groups
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Dining on a budget
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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413 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Brighton, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW

Have read lots of great reviews. Not sure what all the fuss is about though. Bread on table was stale to start with, but the tapas was okay. It's just okay! Tortilla was good, but the rest of the 6 dishes we ordered were genuinely just ok and particularly authentic Spanish tapas. Very reasonably priced and inexpensive, but personally would... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 NEW

What a lovely restaurant with a really nice quirky feel. Good service and good food. Nice friendly staff, happy to help. Recommended simple as that

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Portsmouth
Senior Contributor
48 reviews 48 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015 NEW

Been here a couple of times. The location is unusual and atmospheric, the staff really friendly and helpful and the food is fabulous. Can't say more really. Go there!

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Chichester, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015 NEW

Popped in on the off chance of a table pre theatre evening. Welcomed greeted and seated even though tables were mainly booked out. Waitresses was very knowledgeable of the food and wine. We ordered 5 tapas but had to cancel one as we were full and even struggled with the 4th maybe we over did the bread. The tenderloin pork... More 

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Havant, United Kingdom
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38 reviews 38 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

I went here with a group of friends for my birthday. We had the set menu which was good value. The food is authentic Spanish tapas - this was verified by the Spanish friends in our group. You might actually forget it was freezing outside and think you were transported to Spain. Although traditional, I wouldn't say the food was... More 

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Chichester, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

A lively restaurant with very friendly staff and lovely food. A great place to go to celebrate - on this occasion a 55th Birthday! I have visited before with a large group of 20 plus people and this was also managed fantastically well. I would highly recommend.

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Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

This underground restaurant is the perfect place to go for the authentic tapas experience. The food is sublime and the staff really know their food and banter. I always go for the Chorizo a la cidre, and make sure there's bread for dipping in the sauce. Make sure you book as it's always packed!

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Chichester, United Kingdom
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4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

This is such a lovely place, great food and atmosphere. I felt like I was sat in Spain! The meat balls in the creamy sauce are amazing, order 2 portions as one is never enough. Not because the portions are small, because you really do want to keep eating them!

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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Came back here with my husband and friend last night for a birthday meal. I absolutely love it here. The atmosphere is cool yet intimate and the waitress and owner were friendly but gave us time to chat before ordering. The food was scrumptious and 3 tapas was enough for me with the delicious sangria of course. I would recommend... More 

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20 reviews 20 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

Well I should have done a review a long time ago, I go to this little tapas at least once a month, it's fantastic to go to for a chilled eve with great food!! Staff are also very nice and it's always great value

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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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?