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Casa Don Carlos

5 Union Street, Brighton BN1 1HA, England
+44 1273 327177
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  • Excellent66%
  • Very good21%
  • Average6%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“tapas” (378 reviews)
“chorizo” (98 reviews)
“paella” (75 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Mediterranean, Spanish, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
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5 Union Street, Brighton BN1 1HA, England
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We were excited to come here as it was no 1 in trip advisor for Spanish food. The meatballs and prawns were overlooked, the morcilla not tasty and paella was mediocre. Yes they were friendly, but the food was cooked in a strange tasting oil....More

Thank Kathybla1
Reviewed 3 days ago

Have been in Brighton for a conference. On our first night we stumbled across Casa Don Carlos. We felt so welcome, and had such a lovely meal that we went back every night we were here. We ate our way across the menu, and on...More

Thank issigonis
Reviewed 3 days ago

Cosy and atmospheric Spanish restaurant with an extensive menu and good wine list. We took advice and booked for 7.00 on a Sunday night and did need to book. By 8.30 there was plenty of room for late eaters. There is plenty of variety on...More

Thank Martyn S
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We came here in 2012, so it was great to revisit in 2017. It is an authentic Spanish Tapas restaurant. Two of the three waiters were friendly and really interacted with our daughter. The third was a bit on the grumpy side. The food was...More

Thank Alex A
Reviewed 5 days ago

Two of us went to Casa Don Carlos for lunch. We had sangria and several tapas. Both the food and service were excellent. Great little spot.

Thank Edwin F
Reviewed 5 days ago

Great price, friendly service. Always come here when we go to Brighton. Lots of choice and special to choose from.

Thank becky93
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Whenever we visit Brighton we love to eat here. The tapas and ambience of the restaurant are second to none. The staff are always helpful and know all the dishes and specials inside out. It can get very busy especially at weekends. There are lots...More

Thank Mark M
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

It's a nice location specially if eating outside in a warm evening. The food was ok. Nothing special. Mussels bit disappointing. The rest was ok something better something less. The stuff was lovely though. Just not left much impressed by it.

Thank AndreaGambadoro
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Met friends here for lunch on the first really hot day of the year, luckily we got a table outside. Good, but not overwhelming choice of tapas, which meant ordering was quick and didn't spend too long choosing. Service was prompt but not rushed and...More

Thank Paul C
Reviewed 1 week ago

Situated in the warren of the Laines, this is a lovely, friendly, traditional Spanish restaurant. Staff are very frindly and the place is family / baby friendly too. Very intimate, with superb food.

Thank Simon R
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
Do you allow dogs in the outdoor seating?
17 March 2017|
Answer Show all 4 answers
Response from Scott G | Reviewed this property |
Definitely :)
Anne H
What are the opening hours for lunch on fridays
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
What hours are they open on Friday lunch
12 February 2017|
Answer Show all 2 answers
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
Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, 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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