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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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25 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I've been an occasional diner here for over 20 years & always enjoyed it. However, went there with my niece & nephew for lunch, telling them what a great place it was. Superior & abrupt staff trying to push the specials, dried up tortilla, overcooked semi-burnt whitebait, pisto that consisted of fried potatoes, a slice of courgette & a bit... More 

Thank fiver169
London, United Kingdom
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65 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We visit this restaurant every time we visit Brighton. Always excellent and cannot fault this place in any way! The food, service and ambience keeps you coming back. You need to book for a table at the weekends. I can guarantee you won't be disappointed.

Thank TwoDavids
London, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Poor food, poor service, manager extremely loud and made us customer feel like an inconvenience. Food a huge let-down. Awful olives and potatoes, all food felt like it was pre-prepared or bought in from suppliers not made on site. Who experience was not a pleasure and expensive for what it was. Would not recommend.

1 Thank 447Clark27
Hastings, United Kingdom
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49 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Stumbled upon this restaurant by accident & what a great find it was! Excellent selection of tapas - all beautifully cooked. The crab & prawn stuffed peppers were delicious and I would also recommend the chickpea & spinach dish, the lentils with chorizo and the chicken livers. The portions are quite large for tapas and 6 dishes between the 3... More 

Thank 13eandr13
London, United Kingdom
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64 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Five of us had lunch to celebrate my daughter's birthday and we all went for a selection of tapas. There is a good varied menu, with plenty of mouth watering dishes to choose from. We didn't have to wait long for the dishes to be served up and they were all delicious - a mixture of meat, fish and vegetarian.... More 

Thank johnparslow
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117 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Really good tapas, and portions are larger than many tapas bars. Reasonably priced too. Service was good - we were a large party and they kept a big choice of dishes coming at exactly the right intervals. Very well judged. Food was lovely and hot and very tasty. Will return.

Thank ThePsSouthCoast
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Without question the worst tapas I've ever experienced. Tasted cheap and unauthentic. The olives were budget and vinegary and the manager was pretty rude and dismissive when we had to send the mussels back because they tasted unpleasant. Excellent way to ruin a birthday meal. Thanks Carlos.

1 Thank Sarah B
Shrewsbury, United Kingdom
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38 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Went for an afternoon meal. We Ordered tapas, there was plenty to choose from, service was good and the food great. Good sized portions and reasonably priced. We would definitely eat here again.

Thank steve d
Brighton, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited the following restaurant having been recommended it by a few different friends.the welcome was warm and friendly from all the staff, we were seated at a table at the back of the restaurant and we were offered bread and olives to start while we decided from the many dishes on the tapas menu. Good variety of dishes and... More 

1 Thank dave2402016
Brighton, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went last night for the first time in two years. It used to be my husbands favourite tapas restaurant but the food was shocking. Chicken was bone dry and over cooked. tortilla was stale and flavourless. Croqettas were rock hard, Alioli was vinagre, crema catalan was like scrambled egg. My husband and I have felt sick all night and are... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$40 - US$55
Mediterranean, Spanish
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Cheap Eats
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?