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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%
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“tapas” (493 reviews)
“chorizo” (102 reviews)
“paella” (85 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Mediterranean, Spanish, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
5 Union Street, Brighton BN1 1HA, England
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Reviewed 30 May 2018 via mobile

Good food, great atmosphere, lovely staff and beautiful weather. All in all a real touch of Spain. Thank you too everyone. A superb afternoon. Can’t wait to go back again.

Thank Fromvastexperience
Reviewed 29 May 2018 via mobile

After much debating on our first meal out as husband and wife we chose this amazing little tapas restaurant. The food was incredible but be warned, despite being tapas the portions are quite large! We ordered 6 dishes between us and I think 4 or...More

Thank T4msp
Reviewed 26 May 2018

After dining here before when visiting Brighton and having great service and food, we were disappointed that this time the service was slow. We were with our Australian cousins, who ordered three dishes, the same as us, they got their order and had finished by...More

Thank Evvx16
Reviewed 9 May 2018

Why was Don Carlos so grumpy with us? We moved from his choice of ludicrous to a bigger table far from the door, where tapas plates wouldn’t fall to the floor. A small surface means crocks are not stable. He should put a cake-stand on...More

2  Thank wocNotes
Reviewed 7 May 2018 via mobile

As soon as you walk in you get that traditional Spanish feel. All the staff are Spanish which I LOVE and to top it off the food was fantastic! We had the oxtail, rabbit and lamb on the specials menu and it was divine. All...More

Thank Rachel B
Reviewed 4 May 2018

Tapas here were very good. Saturday night has 2 sittings so times are very restricted. Every table was taken. Waiter was helpful in pointing out that we’d chosen dishes with potatoes so didn’t need to order potatos bravas as well. Dishes are served as and...More

Thank Jackijack
Reviewed 30 April 2018 via mobile

My parents have been to this restaurant a couple of times when they have been to Brighton and have just raved about the food. We visited as a family this time and I was not disappointed! The menu range is brilliant and the food itself...More

Thank Laura H
Reviewed 25 April 2018

This restaurant was a childhood memory to me and having not been in Brighton for many years, me and my friends only thought it right to visit it once again. We were greeted by a middle aged woman who didn't really smile at us, she...More

2  Thank Kate L
Reviewed 19 April 2018 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 16 April 2018 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
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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, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Groups, Romantic
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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