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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” (491 reviews)
“chorizo” (104 reviews)
“paella” (84 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 days ago

Me & My wife visited Casa Don Carlos for an evening meal. We choose 6 x tapas dishes. The food came in a timely fashion. The food was very authentic Spanish; the taste was unbelievably good. The service was good, the ambiance was great &...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The quality of the food in the restaurant has dropped a lot. The chicken in the paella was very stale and half the mussels were dead. The chicken wings felt reheated and meat wasn’t fresh. Our fried squid felt like leftovers too. Quick service and...More

Thank Josephine F
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Second visit here and just as good as last time in Brighton. great service, great food, great value, large portions. Tucked away in the Lanes but busy so best to book.

Thank Malc D
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I've been coming here with my family for over 10 years for various birthdays and taking my partner here for a very enjoyable experience. Staff take good care of you, owner is entertaining and remembers regulars which gives a sense of value to your trrp....More

Thank Scott D
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We’ve visited the DC over many years when coming to Brighton. Our experience there last night was so bad it couldn’t go unremarked upon. The meatballs were dried out husks of something barely resembling a food group. The chorizo was slimy and a cheap copy...More

1  Thank LisaLucking
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

As always a top class meal. We come here 2/3 times a year, each time we visit Brighton. The setting is authentic, the food and variety is perfect and the wine is spot on. Some people think the male staff are rude, take it with...More

Thank cooperman0
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Oh my ! It's good. Very good. Nice olives, nice bread, nice salad, nice prawns in garlic, nice white bait, nice paella and fabulous meat balls. Nice rioja and lovely coffee liqueur. Very happy birthday to me. We will return.

Thank ROutram
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Always book,busy noisy not always the best service but always great food Not cheap but only because it’s so tempting to order more!!!

Thank batty1967
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Had a lovely tapas meal this weekend at his buzzy little restaurant. Shared a variety of dishes and each was full of distinctive flavour. It’s a busy place where you definitely need to book in advance.

Thank johnbS5775FH
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Every time I’ve visited the service, the staff, the food - always brilliant. This is clearly a place you have to book and i’d definitely encourage you to - walk ins are normally disappointed! The experience lends itself to many repeat visits - hence the...More

1  Thank Chris D
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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, Romantic, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, 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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