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“terrible acoustics!”
Review of El Castizo

El Castizo
Ranked #3 of 242 Restaurants in Chichester
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $20 - $29
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Restaurant details
Good for: Large groups, Romantic, Families with children, Special occasions, Business meetings
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Reservations
Bognor Regis, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
49 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
“terrible acoustics!”
Reviewed May 7, 2013

I'm not a fan of tapas so i won't comment on the food. I went with friends - their choice of restaurant. It's a cellar, like a railway tunnel, and the noise reverberates around the room so that you can't hear people speaking right next to you - so everybody talks even louder! There was a couple of guitarists and they played extremely well - what i could hear of it - would have liked to have been able to hear more..... Don't think I'll be going back.

  • Visited April 2013
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2 Thank Linda S
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English first
Level 6 Contributor
195 reviews
105 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
“Great tapas”
Reviewed April 29, 2013 via mobile

I went with 2 friends who live in Chichester. Very warm welcome and all the staff very friendly. Great food. We were very full by the end. Good lager on tap.

  • Visited April 2013
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1 Thank aer197
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Barnham, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“A once great restaurant gone downhill”
Reviewed April 28, 2013

We've always looked forward to going to El Castizo as the food has always been consistently good however our visit this time was somewhat spoilt by a very poor quality meal. The meatballs ranged from uncooked to overcooked, the pork skewers were so salty that I had to get up several times during the night to drink water, the chicken dish was dry and overcooked and the prawns were lukewarm at best. The manager didn't charge us for the dishes we weren't happy with however we would point put that our whole meal was ruined by the rogue dishes. The service was as usual good and friendly however we won't be going back.

  • Visited April 2013
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7 Thank JamesM533
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Brit in Southern England
Level 4 Contributor
24 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Fun night out for a party of 9”
Reviewed April 27, 2013

Yes, El Castizo lived up to most of the positive comments made by others.
For £20 a head, including drinks, coffees and a few deserts a splendid time was enjoyed by all.

Rather than fiddle with individual orders we simply asked for a selection and were more than happy with what arrived, nicely spaced out to give time to taste the different dishes. There were plenty of dishes and not a morsel left for the cat.

Entertainment was provided by two excellent guitarists playing two sets of tunes.

  • Visited April 2013
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2 Thank yapton
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Hayling Island, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
32 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
“Fantastic restaurant for food and atmosphere”
Reviewed April 22, 2013

Been a number of times to this restaurant and had a great night everytime we have been. Authentic Tapas food which is served when you would like it. Because of the arched shape of the restaurant underground it gives the place a great atmosphere. So really good for couples or groups. Prices are also very good

  • Visited March 2013
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Thank Pompey1
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