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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” (402 reviews)
“chorizo” (97 reviews)
“paella” (81 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Mediterranean, Spanish, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
5 Union Street, Brighton BN1 1HA, England
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21 - 30 of 1,275 reviews

Reviewed 7 October 2017 via mobile

I've never been here before but my Dad loves it so has been eating there regularly. Being a picky eater I thought we'd struggle, however there was so much to choose from - And it was excellent. Even the children stuffed themselves! Baby potatoes in...More

Thank Julia Y
Reviewed 5 October 2017

After scouring the Lanes for something to eat late at night, my partner and I came across this place and had a look through the window so see that they were jam packed. We were going to leave it but were ushered in by the...More

Thank James P
Reviewed 4 October 2017 via mobile

Walking into this restaurant can be daunting because it is very cramped and loud, but the food makes the experience well worth it. A wonderful selection of authentic food with great staff.

Thank ktsomethingelse
Reviewed 3 October 2017

I dined at Casa Don Carlos one night in Brighton with some friends and really enjoyed food and atmosphere, despite it was pretty busy but the manager tried to seat us in a comfortable place. We chose a selection of "tapas" and typical Spanish paella...More

Thank Adele M
Reviewed 2 October 2017

Sadly our last visit was very disappointing after previous visits. The manager was very hurried and tried to seat us in the window despite our booking request which he never even checked. The waitress rushed the service and deliberately ignored my repeated request for a...More

Thank Seasider41
Reviewed 30 September 2017 via mobile

Lucky enough able to get an early evening table for two without booking, stated we wouldn't be long but at no point did we feel rushed; very relaxed atmosphere. I decided to focus on all things seaford and wasn't let down by the quality of...More

Thank andrew k
Reviewed 26 September 2017 via mobile

What a find! Me and my partner were in Brighton for a mini break and went to Casa Don Carlos for lunch. The food was excellent as was the service! Such a gorgeous, busy restaurant and we will definitely be back!

Thank KLPaine
Reviewed 25 September 2017 via mobile

We stumbled across this restaurant and came away thinking we must take some of our friends with us next time. The food was delicious and the staff were really helpful in explaining the menu to us and advising us on what each of the tapas...More

Thank RickTheVic
Reviewed 22 September 2017

We spent last weekend in Brighton, and having researched good restaurants, I booked Casa Don Carlos for Saturday night. Then I read the review'avoid, tourist trap'. On the strength of that I cancelled the booking. However, having arrived in Brighton late morning, we went for...More

Thank Cammorkids
Reviewed 20 September 2017

We found this restaurant in the lanes at 2pm in the afternoon, The welcome was very good a lovely table in the window. The food was excellent very well presented. We had two of the tapas very filling and wonderful flavours., A glass of wine...More

Thank wakefordjane
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Questions & Answers
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
Anne H
12 February 2017|
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Response from Ayla R | Reviewed this property |
I think they open at 12pm and then don't close until late evening
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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
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Child-friendly, 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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