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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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Kent, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Went in on off chance about 12.30 and luckily got a table for 2 - most were reserved. Very friendly, large plates each tapas- we had padron peppers, calamari a bit chewy, patata bra as not very spicy but lovely and skewered pork really flavoursome- a couple of drinks olives and bread £43 inc service charge. Tables a bit scrunched... More 

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Macerata, Italy
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104 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

First visit with friends who had been before. We enjoyed what we had to eat but were rather less impressed with service. It was quick which in some respects good. But it was clearly an exasperation for the waiter that one person had to spend ten seconds longer selecting their second dish. And I mean 10 seconds. Later we were... More 

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Norfolk
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25 reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I've been an occasional diner here for over 20 years & always enjoyed it. However, went there with my niece & nephew for lunch, telling them what a great place it was. Superior & abrupt staff trying to push the specials, dried up tortilla, overcooked semi-burnt whitebait, pisto that consisted of fried potatoes, a slice of courgette & a bit... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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65 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visit this restaurant every time we visit Brighton. Always excellent and cannot fault this place in any way! The food, service and ambience keeps you coming back. You need to book for a table at the weekends. I can guarantee you won't be disappointed.

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London, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Poor food, poor service, manager extremely loud and made us customer feel like an inconvenience. Food a huge let-down. Awful olives and potatoes, all food felt like it was pre-prepared or bought in from suppliers not made on site. Who experience was not a pleasure and expensive for what it was. Would not recommend.

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Hastings, United Kingdom
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35 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Stumbled upon this restaurant by accident & what a great find it was! Excellent selection of tapas - all beautifully cooked. The crab & prawn stuffed peppers were delicious and I would also recommend the chickpea & spinach dish, the lentils with chorizo and the chicken livers. The portions are quite large for tapas and 6 dishes between the 3... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Five of us had lunch to celebrate my daughter's birthday and we all went for a selection of tapas. There is a good varied menu, with plenty of mouth watering dishes to choose from. We didn't have to wait long for the dishes to be served up and they were all delicious - a mixture of meat, fish and vegetarian.... More 

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SouthCoast
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Really good tapas, and portions are larger than many tapas bars. Reasonably priced too. Service was good - we were a large party and they kept a big choice of dishes coming at exactly the right intervals. Very well judged. Food was lovely and hot and very tasty. Will return.

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Thank ThePsSouthCoast
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Without question the worst tapas I've ever experienced. Tasted cheap and unauthentic. The olives were budget and vinegary and the manager was pretty rude and dismissive when we had to send the mussels back because they tasted unpleasant. Excellent way to ruin a birthday meal. Thanks Carlos.

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Shrewsbury, United Kingdom
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38 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went for an afternoon meal. We Ordered tapas, there was plenty to choose from, service was good and the food great. Good sized portions and reasonably priced. We would definitely eat here again.

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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
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Kids, Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining
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?