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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” (513 reviews)
“chorizo” (105 reviews)
“paella” (88 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Mediterranean, Spanish, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
££ - £££
5 Union Street, Brighton BN1 1HA, England
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Our party for of 5 were booked in on New year's Eve lunchtime and warmly welcomed by who we assumed was the owner. We planned to have 3 tapas dishes each but we're advised that that might be too much. We ended up with 12...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank SandraD462
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We were visiting my in laws in Brighton this weekend. After we went around Churchill square today arouns 13:45, my son was a bit hungry. I suggested to go to Casa Don Carlos as the last time we have eaten in this restauant was in...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank GarryLou1
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our friends had just flown in from the USA and as they were jet lagged we wanted somewhere to eat early around 5:30 pm on a Saturday evening before Xmas. This we knew would be difficult as we hadn't booked anywhere. While walking round the...More

Date of visit: December 2018
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We met our German friends in Brighton for lunch but they were most perplexed by our English official food hygiene ratings. An inviting Thai restaurant did not have a rating displayed but we were invited in by a waiter who had to ask someone else...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Worldlife
Reviewed 11 December 2018 via mobile

Wow. Went there on off chance on Saturday on way to Brighton centre. Packed restaurant but my wife and I were found a table and said we OK for an hour before booked tables were due. Perfect. We were served quickly with a smile from...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank wormy
Reviewed 6 December 2018

I visited Casa Don Carlos after searching for the 'best tapas in brighton'. It certainly didn't disappoint. Food was delicious. Not too pricey either. Very traditional. Service was a little intimidating but perhaps maybe it feel more authentic. Would recommend if you would like some...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank katiefowler98
Reviewed 3 December 2018 via mobile

This restaurant is busy, always full and you should expect to wait a few moments for a table. The food comes as and when it’s ready. The tapas is fabulous, the house red is an easy drink, we have been coming for a few years...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank 329daniellef
Reviewed 30 November 2018 via mobile

Went here a couple of weeks ago And been here a few times beforehand. Really fancied fish soup but when it came up in an oven type dish and all the contents were boiling, the fish pieces and liquid were tasteless so I discreetly sent...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank steven150
Reviewed 20 November 2018

went here after being recommended by a lady at work and was not disappointed she advise do not order to much tapas as they are large and how she was right. Me and my friend ordered the lamb special , bravas potato , prawns in...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank discomanian
Reviewed 18 November 2018 via mobile

Wow, wow, wow! We travelled from Norfolk to enjoy a concert and met up with local friends to enjoy what has to be the most amazing Spanish restaurant! The staff are incredible! As there were 7 of us we asked the staff to surprise us...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank 529charlottep
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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
11 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
Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups
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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