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

St Pancras, Chichester, England
01243788988
Website
Improve this listing
Ranked #2 of 188 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
Write a Review

354 reviews from our community

93% Recommend
    277
    52
    16
    5
    4
Rating summary
    Food
    Service
    Value
    Atmosphere
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Any
English first
Eastbourne
Contributor
17 reviews 17 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW

The food here was excellent. The location is a bit quirky but it has been decorated wonderfully and the food was cooked very well and was all fresh as it is served as its ready as tapas should be.

Was this review helpful? Yes
A TripAdvisor Member
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 NEW

Big effort by the prop. Staff need more training and skill. A little bit of a clean up needed. A crisper cleaner feel would be welcome. Good pretty authentic.

Was this review helpful? Yes
London, United Kingdom
Contributor
20 reviews 20 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 NEW

Went here for lunch after reading the reviews and are so pleased we made the effort to find it. Best Tapas we have eaten, even better than Tapas bars in Seville. We will definitely be back again.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Chichester, United Kingdom
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

Great Food atmosphere and suggestions from the owner which my brother ignored and made us leave with many doggy bags! ... couldn't fault on any level Thank you

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
Cardiff, Wales, United Kingdom
Contributor
17 reviews 17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

My fiance and I made a point of visiting El Castizo during our romantic getaway to Chichester, purely based upon the fantastic reviews we'd read online. We're very discerning when it comes to tapas, having eaten some of the best tapas Madrid has to offer. El Casitizo did not disappoint! We ordered a variety of dishes, including patatas bravas, serrano... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Southampton, United Kingdom
Contributor
16 reviews 16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Second time we've eaten here, and perhaps even better than our first visit last autumn - just as well, as I'd taken my in-laws this time as well, and they'd never eaten tapas before. We had a 6pm pre-theatre reservation, orders taken promptly by the friendly and welcoming staff, food freshly cooked to order. Delicious - mushrooms in cream sauce... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Chichester
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

Gorgeous evening with my dad and his girlfriend lovely food lovely staff couldn't falt anything !! Definetly be going back

Was this review helpful? Yes
Bognor Regis, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

Have eaten here many times always excellent. Whenever they are available we order the Padron peppers but never had a hot one until last night when we were amazed to have 5 hot ones in the 1 portion that we ordered, what a lovely surprise except for our friends with us as they do not like chilli. It was their... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
London, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
106 reviews 106 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

Well apparently its been there a long time, but we have only just found it. A good Tapas restaurant, in a cellar. Different! Food good, fresh and I guess genuine. Would go there again, and would take friends too. I suppose my only grip would be I got fed up with hearing how great they were, I would have thought... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Bexleyheath, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

Great food, charming host, what's not to like. We arrived early without a reservation and were lucky to get in, we booked for the next night!

Was this review helpful? Yes

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

Owners: What's your side of the story?

If you own or manage El Castizo, register now for free tools to enhance your listing, attract new reviews, and respond to reviewers.

Manage your listing