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El Castizo

Certificate of Excellence
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Spanish, Tapas
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St Pancras, Chichester, England
01243788988
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Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, Reservations

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  • 28
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  • 6
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  • 6
    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
Love this place!

Such a friendly, warm and inviting atmosphere, great service and delicious food. The White Rioja is wonderful!

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 16, 2015
Sophie D
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Cardiff, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
  • Families with children
  • Large groups
  • Dining on a budget
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Brighton, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

We first tried this brassiere for lunch in the winter. Not many people but it happened the owner was on duty - gave us great food and service - and we thought we'd found something really special. Next time however we wee disappointed and we have not been again.

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London, United Kingdom
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45 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

El Castizo offers a variety of tapas, aiming to cater for both vegetarians and 'carnivores', within a traditional "bodega" setting. The place is welcoming with a nice atmosphere brought by Spanish "jota" coming out of various speakers around the restaurant. Also, I must say that the staff were charming and tried to help with suggestions. The food, however, is what... More 

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

Such a friendly, warm and inviting atmosphere, great service and delicious food. The White Rioja is wonderful!

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Barnham, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

Excellent - only problem is getting a table, especially at the last moment!! But that's not the restaruant's problem, it's mine!!!

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Chichester, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Choose carefully from the range of tapas dishes as some are much better than others. Inexpensive. Proprietor seems to have moved to Spain, but still run by Spanish. Great atmosphere, particularly when busy in cellar.

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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

First visit to this restaurant but not the last! Food was great. Service was great. James the proprietor has a great sense of humour. It is tucked away but you have to find it! Very reasonable prices. 4 of us had lunch today but looking forward to going back with a bigger group of friends.

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Chichester, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

I´ve been to El Castizo several times, and it is definitely my favourite place in Chichester! I´ve tried tapas in other places in the UK, and this restaurant is the best in my opinion... Waiting staff are efficient and super nice, the owners are permanently around and involved with patrons´ experiences - which I always find a nice touch. I... More 

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Surrey, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

Excellent food and service….need I say more! Oh and fantastic value for money too… Rather large noisy table in when we ate here, the manager apologised for the noise as we left but to be honest the great tapas more than compensated!

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Brighton and Hove, United Kingdom
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35 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

We went here on a recommendation of a friend as a group of 7. Although the restaurant is tucked out of sight, it is well worth finding. We chose to have a set menu which involved lots of different dishes from the menu. This gave us a chance to sample lots that the restaurant had to offer. The food was... More 

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Chichester, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

We have been dining at this restaurant for years and we have always loved the food and service here. Have to say that this has always been my favourite restaurant in Chichester, until this week. Our favourite dish is the Chistorra but it was not as good as it usually is, the sausage pieces were thinner and there were less,... 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: Spanish, Tapas

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic, Doing business, Special occasions, Families with children, Large groups, 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?