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El Castizo

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24 St. Pancras, Chichester PO19 7LT, England
+44 1243 788988
18:00 - 23:00
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Tue - Sat 18:00 - 23:00
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Absolutely brilliant food, great service and a warm cosy atmosphere! Couldnt fault it. Hidden behind buildings and down some stairs, the only problem with it is signs! Would have loved to have found it sooner

Thank Jenny S
Chichester, United Kingdom
1 review
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Low quality food, most dishes lacked in flavour, low quality drink (pretty sure there was no alcohol in the 'sangria'), service was poor. Struggling to understand why there are such great reviews on TripAdvisor. The only positive comment is the Spanish decor, it's a shame the food let it down.

Thank jojon16
Crawley, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

After my first visit to El Castizo I knew I had to return here for my birthday meal with the family. My mum loves Spanish food so I was certain she'd be sold, my Dad had never tried it before but was willing to give it a go, my younger brother was most sceptical as it would be new to... More 

1 Thank rachel-f-1988
Chichester, United Kingdom
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29 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Food fine and beer. Busy restaurant. Loud. Not sure I would return but relaxed and convivial. Just a bit claustrophobic. No windows.

Thank Dick33
Southampton, United Kingdom
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28 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I visited in between two plays and was well looked after. Two tapas was plenty for me. Service was good.

Thank Marion S
Cornwall, England
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50 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Warm welcome, cosy atmosphere, friendly staff, great food, good value wines, well spaced tables - what more need I write?

Thank Farnsfield
Pagham, United Kingdom
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35 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Was blown away with the food here, never had tapas before so was very excited to try! We had a bit of trouble actually finding the restaurant as it's quite hidden down some steps underground but once you get in it's the wow factor, great atmosphere and beautifully decorated inside. The staff were really friendly and welcoming, he explained how... More 

Gravesend, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A brilliant little hidden gem in Chichester. With friendly staff and a great Spanish atmosphere it really was a treat tucking into some delicious tapas. The Rioja was great as well and all at a mid level price! Would definitely eat here again.

2 Thank JMorel665
London, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Love love this place! The food is so good. We turned up on a Saturday without a booking, they had no places at the time but booked us a table for later in the evening. We went back and were not disappointed. We will return.

2 Thank Thoughts_on
Chichester, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016 via mobile

Me and my husband started going here over 5 years ago when we first started dating. We have loved the food from the very first time and continue to enjoy it even now. It's good value and one of our cheapest meals we have when going out. The staff have always been polite and friendly. Highly recommended.

3 Thank Cathy M

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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
US$20 - US$29
Mediterranean, Spanish
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Kids, Groups, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
18:00 - 23:00
18:00 - 23:00
18:00 - 23:00
18:00 - 23:00
18:00 - 23:00
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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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?