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Casa Don Carlos

5 Union Street, Brighton BN1 1HA, England
+44 1273 327177
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  • Excellent65%
  • Very good22%
  • Average6%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“tapas” (484 reviews)
“chorizo” (102 reviews)
“paella” (84 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Mediterranean, Spanish, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
5 Union Street, Brighton BN1 1HA, England
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We discovered Don Carlos by chance some years ago when in Brighton at a conference, and visit it when we come back. The decor and staff remain much the same, as does the consistently delicious food. We are slowly working our way round the extensive...More

Thank Gunwoman1645
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Thank you so much for a truly fantastic evening, with incredible food served by an attentive, friendly and relaxed staff who advised us on what/how many dishes to have etc. When I return to Brighton I will be back. Even if it’s not for a...More

Thank Dudley G
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great food very authentically prepared, a cosy atmosphere and a flamboyant and very friendly host! You must book in advance as it's very popular. A really good find.

Thank Frances E
Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed in Brighton for a couple of nights this week to celebrate my daughter's birthday with a group of her friends. We've been to Brighton numerous times over the years and always eat at Casa Don Carlos one of the nights of our stay....More

Thank muntingford
Reviewed 1 week ago

My Wife and I ate here for our Wedding anniversary this weekend. My Wife had been here before a few years ago and it was my first time. We arrived about 30 minutes early and asked if we could just come in for a drink....More

Thank StuCharlie
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have eaten here for many years when visiting Brighton, it is always very busy with a good friendly atmosphere. The tapas are good, I just didn't think this time the food was of such a high quality, small prawns and mussels and the kidneys...More

Thank jackieherdman1
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Visited on Easter Sunday, absolutely packed – as ever – but you know how cosy it is when you book … excellent tapas, we ordered 8 dishes between 4 of us and it was more than enough. The “special” chorizo sausages flambe were amazing. Overall...More

Thank lobsterchaser
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is the second time I have visited this small but very busy restaurant in the Lanes. I honestly can say you must go, the food is amazing and service is equally as good, absolutely lovely. I recommend this place without any hesitation, you may...More

Thank Tim G
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Having visited here on a number of occasions this restaurant has seriously gone down hill. I seriously believe they are only living off of their existing reputation. Our previous visit wasn’t great but we wanted to give them the benefit of the doubt... really wish...More

1  Thank L0ttie123
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We came for lunch and had una tortilla espagnola, ternesco, an assortment of fish and a glas of their housewine. The atmosphere is like a slice of a spanish small town restaurant. If you like spain and spanish food... that is the place to go....More

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Marisa J
6 April 2018|
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Response from chrisunderhill2016 | Reviewed this property |
Don't actually know I am afraid. Very friendly however and recommend a phone call...
17 March 2017|
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Response from Scott G | Reviewed this property |
Definitely :)
Anne H
12 February 2017|
Response from Bridget D | Reviewed this property |
They open at Midday and do not close until 11pm. they are open 7 days a week
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$40 - US$55
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining
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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