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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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Dormansland, United Kingdom
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31 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We were having a lazy day in Brighton and stumbled across this superb little place. Service, food and atmosphere were perfect. A couple of hours lost from our day over a jug of sangria and some superb Tapas. Will be back for sure .....

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Seaford, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Cannot rate this wonderful tapas restaurant high enough-delicious and plentiful tapas. The tables are quite close together with red checked tablecloths. The staff are friendly and efficient- always smiling in this busy restaurant. Recommend that you book as it's very popular.

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Brighton, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

My ladies lunch group visited here today, there were 6 of us and I'm so glad we pre-booked because otherwise I don't think we'd have got a table. The restaurant itself is quite small and narrow but the staff manage to buzz about between the tables with ease. We each ordered 2 items from the large tapas selection, all of... More 

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Worthing, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

After hearing great reviews and been trying to get into this restaurant for sometime, finally we made it. Ordered our wine and some tapas great waiter too. Our tapas arrived and the food looked great but there wasn't much seasoning going on and tasted quite bland. The bravas were good but the tomatoe sauce was not spicy enough and was... More 

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Thank CMLM2014
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26 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Between me and my aunt, we ordered 6 tapas, were extremely full and happy, as they were very light and flavoursome. Booking is necessary, they get packed.

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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107 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Only one night in Brighton and was not really hungry however hubby saw this little place in the lanes and in we went. Our waiter was quite bossy and some would not like it but i thought he was cool and took his advice on how many to order. We did just right and it was all lovely. Nice Rioja... More 

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Brighton and Hove, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had an excellent selection of tapas which as always was tasty and fresh. We then had desserts and chocolate mousse in particular was very good. The sangria is great and a generous jug. I was impressed by the value when we recieved the bill. Service was spot on throughout.

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Brighton, United Kingdom
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63 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The atmosphere of this place makes it for me! I've been both on a summer afternoon and a winter evening. In the summer we sat on the small tables outside on the cobbled street and the evening inside by the window. Although a little cramped, it has amazing character. The waiter was extremely friendly and fun. The food was fantastic,... More 

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Folkestone, United Kingdom
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57 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It's only a small place and I found it a little cramped, but it just added to the atmosphere which I must say felt very Spanish indeed. The food was really nice and reasonably priced, highly recommended but book ahead if you can. It gets very busy ( which can only be a good sign)

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Thank Steve M
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33 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The best tapas in Brighton! Definitely a must visit restaurant. Beautiful food and very welcoming staff. I recommend to book a couple of days earlier if possible as it is sometimes very hard to get a table! Good prices for tapas too and I've never left feeling hungry!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 40 - US$ 55
Cuisine
Mediterranean, Spanish, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Cheap Eats, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, 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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?