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El Castizo

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24 St. Pancras, Chichester PO19 7LT, England
+44 1243 788988
Tue 12:00 am - 10:00 am
Sat 12:00 am - 10:00 am
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Worthing, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

It was our first time here but all the staff were very welcoming and made you feel relaxed. The food is freshly prepared and great quality. We had 7 dishes between us but full after 5 of them but ploughed through anyway, followed by the churros for dessert which is plenty as a sharer. Would definitely recommend.

Thank Sussexgreen
Fareham, United Kingdom
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74 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Wonderful place. Best tapas I have had - beautifully cooked, light and fresh. Friendly staff and interesting décor. The menu is varied with interesting meat, fish and vegetarian options. Has ruined all other tapas restaurants as no others will match here.

Thank Rorschach20
Bognor Regis, United Kingdom
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98 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This gem is situated behind and to the side of a huge pale blue building in St Pancras, and is accessed by stairs leading down to what was once I believe a wine cellar. We hadn't booked but as it was early lunchtime and they'd just opened we were quickly seated. There was such a wide choice of tapas available... More 

Thank Elliejames22
hampshire, uk
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Very friendly staff and well priced. Deliciously authentic tapas and good house wine. We just asked for tapas for four and they kept the dishes coming without pushing it.

Thank mcghieh
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Sadly we don't get to eat here very often since we moved to Southampton 4 years ago. However, when we do return, as we did last night, it never fails to please. Fantastic food, fantastic service and great atmosphere. I love this place and know you will too!!

Thank Mandy P
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20 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went here last night with my husband for his birthday and had a lovely dinner! The tapas were the best we've had and tasted delicious. The service was good, staff polite and very welcoming! Will definitely be visiting again soon,

Thank Ajg0306
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26 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Absolutely love this place! Fantastic food, great ambience which is largely driven by the smiling, helpful and cheerful staff. Probably not best for a romantic dinner a deux but perfect for a great fun evening with buddies!

1 Thank Greeners43
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We have loved this place for so so long. It was the best around and deserving of #1. Tonight, the food was poor, the croquettes reminded me of when I got 10 for a euro in Granada - equally as bad. The alioli was more like warm cheese sauce served in the cinema. The red wine was terrible. Upon responding... More 

5 Thank Rob N
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I had amazing Tapas here a couple of weeks ago! Great service, a lively atmosphere and authentic live Spanish guitarists to listen to whilst eating supper.

2 Thank Ian H
London, United Kingdom
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38 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We loved the venue, the atmosphere, the live music and of course the food. Six of us were there recently for a family meal on a Saturday night. Great choice of tapas, difficult to choose so ordered more than we really needed. Staff are very friendly and attentive. Reasonably priced. Great building and such a surprise in Chichester!

1 Thank Trgarrity

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$20 - $29
Mediterranean, Spanish
Lunch, Brunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Large groups, Families with children, Special occasions, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
12:00 am - 10:00 am
12:00 am - 10:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 24 St. Pancras, Chichester PO19 7LT, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  West Sussex  >  Chichester
  • Phone Number: +44 1243 788988

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?