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El Castizo

St Pancras, Chichester, England
01243788988
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Ranked #2 of 184 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
Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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36 reviews 36 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014 NEW

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
5 helpful votes 5 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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88 reviews 88 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
63 helpful votes 63 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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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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Chichester, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

Unfortunately this once great restaurant has let its new found popularity go to its head. The great service it once had no longer seems to exist. Shame

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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

Authentic, atmospheric, welcoming and above all fantastic food! Every aspect of the restaurant marries perfectly! The food is cooked with perfection and the you can tell the staff have a very high level of customer service experience! We had the pleasure of being greeted by the owners and what an amazing couple they are, we are from the city so... More

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Chichester, United Kingdom
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15 reviews 15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014 via mobile

We have been several times and for a wide range of purposes. On each occasion menu suggestions we made to fit the event. Selections of tapas flow from the kitchen orientated to meat, seafood or vegetarian. All delicious and fresh. As a regular visitor to Spain I think these are the best I have had in th UK and sometimes... More

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