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El Castizo

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24 St. Pancras, Chichester PO19 7LT, England
+44 1243 788988
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18:00 - 23:00
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Tue - Sat 18:00 - 23:00
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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed yesterday NEW

We have been to this tapas restaurant many times, most recently as a group of 16 for a birthday celebration. The set menu was great value for money, with something for everyone. The service, as always, was friendly and efficient. This is a great little place (and popular - you'll probably need to book), off the beaten track, and a... More 

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Thank Samanlou
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

It's easy enough to miss this place if you aren't looking but when you find it you are in for a treat! Great food, great atmosphere and very reasonable prices.

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Thank Nick G
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

The food is mostly great here and I like the rustic feel and relaxed atmosphere. Waiting staff are excellent. Fab vegetable choices. Tapas is my favourite meal and we were looking forward to going back for our anniversary (we don't go out so much nowadays!). Some of my patatas were black and tasted bad so I let the waiter know.... More 

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Thank Kathryn B
Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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1,594 reviews
710 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 412 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

I didn't like all the stairs to the restaurant with having a disability and wasn't easy to find and looked a bit scruffy from outside.

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Thank Ed E
London, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I fail to understand why is this considered one of the best restaurants in Chichester. Although the food and service are nice there is nothing special about it and still miles away from the food you can get in Spain and other Spanish restaurants in the UK. The deco of the restaurant is the stereotypical "flamenco and bulls" from southern... More 

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Thank Easogirl
Chichester
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23 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I have lived in the Chichester area since 1962. A Spanish couple we know invited to meet for a meal at El Castizo. We didn't even know it existed. We found it hidden behind a well known Georgian fasçaded house in St. Pancras. As we descended the steps into the vaulted cellar we wondered what we would find. The door... More 

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Thank Global104
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19 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent food, I think we ordered everything from the menu! Great atmosphere, great service and even good value for money. Great for parties as well. You'll need to book.

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Thank Jez O
Camberley, United Kingdom
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49 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

First time here, visited due to reviews below and wasn't disappointed, great food, excellent service, good value and a lovely little vibe with the live music, well worth a visit.

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Thank Woody_C4
Chichester, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Cannot fault the food - every dish we ordered was delicious and authentic, freshly cooked and quick to serve too. Staff very helpful. Atmosphere was great, guitars were playing throughout the night and the place itself was very busy. Already planning when we can come again!

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Thank aimee1818
Luton, United Kingdom
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53 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Me and my girlfriend and big fans of Spanish and Italian food and often find that good Spanish Tapas is a rarity in the UK… until we came here! Lovely food, great service and a brilliant underground restaurant with a genuine Spanish feel. Highly recommend the black tiger prawns but you'll love all the food regardless! Also, the staff are... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 20 - US$ 29
Cuisine
Mediterranean, Spanish, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available
Good for
Cheap Eats, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Tuesday
18:00 - 23:00
Wednesday
18:00 - 23:00
Thursday
18:00 - 23:00
Friday
18:00 - 23:00
Saturday
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?