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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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Climping, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Have been meaning to come here for yonks! Wow, what a brilliant place. Food is freshly cooked and utterly delicious. Staff brilliant and very knowledgeable. It's very unassuming from the street but when you step through the front door you are somehow transported to Spain. Magical place with atmosphere and ambience to match. About as authentic as you will find... More 

Thank Angus1299
Southampton, United Kingdom
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55 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

As for previous trips, the food and service at El Castillo was excellent. We had a large-ish group, and the staff kept everything coming at the right place. All the food was very good, particular mention for the tortilla, chorizo and meatballs. The barman made a fine Moscow Mule, too! El Castillo needs a bit of hunting down, tucked away... More 

Thank solentblue16
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11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We have visited El Castizo twice, it's simply one of the best restaurants we have been to. An authentic Spanish feel with excellent tapas and great service. It gets very busy evenings and weekends so you need to book in advance.

Thank NAD71
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29 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Big thank you to Will and the team. My boyfriend and I visited last weekend as we hadn't been in months and it's just as great as we remember. We couldn't fault the food, the team are so lovely and Will makes time to go round to each table and have a chat. The traditional Spanish music really makes the... More 

Thank PhoebeJanee
west sussex
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20 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Have been coming back to this place for a few years now Always fantastic food and great service Atmosphere is brilliant too

Thank WestSussexDaisy
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17 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited Thursday evening for our anniversary, the venue is lovely feels very authentic and nice atmosphere, staff were very welcoming and friendly, we were seated at a table promptly with fresh bread and olives waiting, good selection of drinks on the menu, we were advised to choose 3 tapas dishes each as the portions are quite big, at first glance... More 

Thank sharon p
west sussex.
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36 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is short and sweet... Fantastic food, great value and portions, very efficient service, great beer and wine, superb atmosphere..... This restaurant is an absolute must... we cannot praise it highly enough... So what are you waiting for ? Go, go, go... !!!

Thank mr-shifter64
Chichester, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Really wanted to treat my partner to a Spanish meal. She had lived there and loved the culture. We weren't disappointed, really excellent engaging and friendly service. Our waiter explained the food and wines and took time to listen. The food came when it was ready, in this case pretty fast and we were able to sit quietly and chat.... More 

Thank Jamiefromnumber3
Level Contributor
14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We have lived in Chichester for many years and have only herd good things about this restaurant so decided to try it. We had a great evening with the family as the atmosphere was alive and busy. The food was great and surprisingly authentic. I did go thinking it would be a British take on tapas but was pleasantly surprised.... More 

Thank Shari C
King's Lynn, United Kingdom
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39 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

My girlfriend has been raving about this place after several trips with works colleagues and suggested we go, who am I to argue The restaurant is a little out of the way but does have its own car parking which is handy. You go through an arch and descend into a cellar. Walls are painted white and adorned with rustic... More 

Thank GrahamTinkler

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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, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Groups
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?