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“Small portions, high prices, microwaved”
3 of 5 bubbles Review of Casa Don Carlos

Casa Don Carlos
Ranked #34 of 1,113 Restaurants in Brighton
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$40 - US$55
Cuisines: Mediterranean, Spanish
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Good for: Romantic, Cheap Eats, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Kids, Child-friendly
Dining options: Brunch, Dinner, After-hours, Lunch, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
West Sussex, United Kingdom
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186 reviews
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“Small portions, high prices, microwaved”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2014

Not a great meal here. Expensive for small portions compared to other Spanish tapas restaurants. Also food was reheated, baked plasticy eggs!

Very average or below. Won't be going back in a hurry. Had a great reputation, needs to keep an eye on the quality.

  • Visited August 2014
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Brighton, United Kingdom
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“Best Tapas in Brighton”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2014

Don Carlos is surely one of those lovely treasures Brighton holds.
The place is small so make sure you book in advance. Showing up on Friday evening won't get you to enjoy their amazing dishes.
When you go to Don Carlos, don't think high street tapas and think Spanish authentic food. Portions are generous and not exactly carb free so order 2 per person to start with and work through it.
Don't leave without trying some lovely warm brandy.

  • Visited April 2014
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“great for groups, but book lots in advance”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2014

This place always seems to be full. Great atmosphere and food that is excellent for sharing. Works really well for groups and special occassions. Not very formal, but very lively. The only issue is the light that is a bit too bright.

  • Visited August 2014
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Thank GosiaRosa
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Copthorne, United Kingdom
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“Very disappointing lunch”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2014

First time at this Spanish Tapas restaurant at the entrance to The Lanes in Brighton. Very basic decor, tables almost on top of one another, food quality very poor and service extremely non plus! Supposed to be 'tasting plates' the portions were huge! Nobody advised us on the portion sizes and all in all a very disappointing lunch! Will not be returning!

  • Visited August 2014
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“Remarkable”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2014 via mobile

I have been trying to get a sit in this place for a while and that was well worth waiting. It s quite a small place and you can sit either in the narrow street or indoor. The staffs are really welcoming and will let you know that the tapas sizes are enough for one person and I can conform it is!. Nice selection of drinks and the menu has a nice selection of vegetarian, sea food and meet tapas for a very good price. The food was really delicious!

Visited August 2014
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Thank Cyril B
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