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El Castizo

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St Pancras, Chichester PO19 7LT, England
+44 1243 788988
Tue - Sat 6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Not had a single bad experience when dining here. The staff are attentive and helpful. The ambience is great and the underground venue is novel. Go eat there you won't be disappointed

Thank keith h
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Great food, good wine list, nice atmosphere. Well priced. This slightly out of the way place is well worth seeking out. Go down the stairs into the restaurant and you could be in Spain. A gem.

Thank Keeksybaby
Bognor Regis, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We had a meal for 6 of us and could not fault in any way, the staff were so helpful and the food was amazing, great find and will definitely be returning and highly recommend

Thank Lou111075
West Sussex, United Kingdom
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98 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I have to say I didn't know El Castizo existed. Easy to miss if you are not 'in the know'. Hidden in an ex wine cellar of an ex-pub it is not over-large - and is on the slight cool-side of temperature - obviously pretty old. It is reached by a new-ish looking brick staircase which is covered by a... More 

Thank bizliz21
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Have been here quite a few times now and every visit is just as good as the last! Staff are really welcoming and friendly but don't prey on you too much like in some restaurants! Food is always delicious and the standard is always very high! Can't fault it and such a cool location! Definitely one of my favourite restaurants!

Thank Izzy F
Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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77 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is the first time we have tried El castizo and tried the set menu on Valentine's Day . After a little bit of trouble finding the restaurant which is tucked just off the road , we we very happy with our choice , the food was excellent , service with a smile and very helpful and well priced. We... More 

Thank pauljudith
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I've regularly eaten here and always recommend it to people. It's lovely for small groups and couples. when it's larger groups the food selection is great and plentiful too so it's ideal for those who like to share and have a stream of tasty dishes coming out. Great staff and pricing too.

Thank Clare B
Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I recently enjoyed a fabulous meal here. 7 delicious tapas between us, all cooked fresh and unlike some high street chains the for was gradually brought out so the food remained fresh and warm throughout. Topped it off with two great desserts. Service, atmosphere and price we all fabulous. Thank you for a lovely evening

Thank Macsac
Chichester, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 22, 2017

Delicious food made even better from amazing and friendly service. El Castizo was the perfect choice for an evening catching up with friends. All the food we ate was fantastic including a mix of tapas and paella.... my number one recommendation is the CALAMARI!

1 Thank Greta_Snell
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 19, 2017 via mobile

Not really geared up for veggies who become the poor 'relation'. I suppose it's to be expected but so many other venues these days make a real effort, it's a shame they couldn't really be bothered here! Expensive for bread, olives, cheese and mushrooms!

3 Thank Getsettergo

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$20 - $29
Mediterranean, Spanish, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available
Good for
Kids, Families with children, Large groups, Special occasions, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: St Pancras, Chichester PO19 7LT, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  West Sussex  >  Chichester
  • Phone Number: +44 1243 788988

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