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Casa Don Carlos

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5 Union Street, Brighton BN1 1HA, England
+44 1273 327177
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15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

The five of us were all very pleased with our tapas lunch. Delicious, authentic, great choices, good sized portions and reasonably priced.

Thank sandier1965
Sharpthorne, United Kingdom
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242 reviews
162 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 174 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We stopped here whilst visiting Brighton for the festival. We chose a fish dish from the specials menu and it was lovely, served with new potatos and roasted pepper-nice flavour. Good wine and bread too. I had a baked egg custard-also nice. Staff were very helpful too.

Thank kathy b
Worthing, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Very busy so we had to come back but only a 45 minute wait. Very Spanish as you would hope and the food was really good. Forgot to order the chicken livers and by the time we realised we were full and agreed it's a great place to eat as it's lively with a great friendly atmosphere 10/10

Thank Darren G
Reading, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

One of the restaurants that is often recommended to me when I visit Brighton. Food is great and of good quality, with multiple options to choose from. Generous portions were given as there 3 of us, and were filling. My favourites were fried chicken wings and the roast lamb. Staff were polite and the restaurant was kept in good order... More 

Thank George S
Brighton, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

I'm afraid I think the food has gone downhill, whitebait covered in breadcrumbs when it should just be dipped in flour and fried. Mussels arrived in what looked and tasted like tomato soup or passata with no culinary effort and meatballs were dry. Disappointed as used to love this place. On the upside, service was excellent, prompt and polite and... More 

Thank 352windows
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77 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a great place to sample lots of different, excellently cooked Tapas with great service. The room was clean and had a superb atmosphere which was just what was required

Thank roygarland
Reading, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited here again for this this years birthday treat. Food excellent, staff helpful and friendly restaurant busy as always and still great service

Thank Hayster123
Staffordshire, United Kingdom
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32 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were late in but despite the "we need your order within 15 minutes", they were really great, no hassle. Seeing as we hadn't seen our friend for over 10 years, we probably just made the deadline! Food was wonderful particularly the albondigas. We've travelled extensively in Spain so we can honestly say that this is pretty authentic- and good... More 

Thank WandaSnow
Southern England
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220 reviews
179 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 119 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

On one of regular trips down to Brighton, the wife decided she would like Tapas for lunch. I remembered this place as it is just around the corner from another restaurant we have frequented in the past. The entrance is in a small narrow street, and once inside the door, it could best be described as cosy. Space is at... More 

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Sevenoaks, United Kingdom
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40 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The staff here squeezed us in on a busy night and the food came extremely quickly and the staff were very friendly as well as being extremely efficient!! The paella is a favourite as well as the meatballs. Any problems you have will get sorted out extremely quickly and with a happy face. I have never had a bad experience... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$40 - US$55
Mediterranean, Spanish, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5 Union Street, Brighton BN1 1HA, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  East Sussex  >  Brighton and Hove  >  Brighton
  • Phone Number: +44 1273 327177

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?