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El Castizo

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24 St. Pancras, Chichester PO19 7LT, England
+44 1243 788988
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Tue - Sat 6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Warwick, Bermuda
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38 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We visited this lovely 'underground' restaurant whilst in Chichester and had a wonderful meal. All the tapas we tried were delicious and reminded us of wonderful meals enjoyed on our travels in Spain. Portions were generous and service extremely friendly. All the food came out piping hot and it was a truly enjoyable experience. I would most definitely recommend this... More 

1 Thank RosieD58
London, United Kingdom
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43 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife and I went to El Castizo last night and enjoyed one of the best meals we have had in ages. The food is really outstanding, and the staff so friendly and helpful. They knew we wanted a pre Theatre meal, and pulled out the stops to serve us early enough for us to gently stroll to the "Festival"... More 

Thank Mark G
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I visited for the first time on 24th September. Wow! So impressed by the food and staff. Highly recommended.

Thank Tonka56
Steyning, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We turned up at 6pm for a pre-theatre meal without having booked. Charming lady said "Oh - I'll see what I can do", which surprised us because the room was empty. She then offered us a table - as long as we finished by 7:30 - which was fine with us. We had four delicious tapas between us and a... More 

2 Thank sussexfootprints
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52 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Fantastic place. We booked well in advance, good job we did it was packed. Great service, friendly staff and fantastic food and sangria.we will be back x

Thank archieHampshire
Highcliffe, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The service was very good and the food excellent. The garlic chicken was amazing, would thoroughly recommend it. All the dishes are reasonably priced and the staff very friendly.

Thank richard391
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Was very excited to be going. Lived in Spain for a few years, and love the food.. I loved the venue, although they had a photo of a Greek man on the wall,, it was a set price menu so I thought we would have a great selection, as you would have in a great Spanish bar. Sangria! ! I... More 

2 Thank Stacey T
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18 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Visited on Friday last week. I'm giving up on this place now. I feel really let down by the TripAdvisor reviews, almost cheated. How this is No. 1 in Chichester is beyond me!!! Almost questionable.. The service was as bad as the first visit if not worse. The food is mediocre, the service is in need of improvement to say... More 

1 Thank Hendrixginfan
Felpham, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I enjoyed the quirkiness of the venue, which just added to the great ambience with the guys playing their guitars! Good friendly and welcoming service. A reasonable selection for veggies (which is usually my worry with tapas!) Reasonable size tapas dishes. Nothing to fault. I will definitely visit again to try more of the selection.

Thank muchellerober75
Worthing, United Kingdom
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27 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$20 - $29
Mediterranean, Spanish
Lunch, Brunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Dining on a budget, Families with children, Large groups, Kids, Special occasions
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: 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?