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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%
Travellers talk about
“tapas” (402 reviews)
“chorizo” (97 reviews)
“paella” (81 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Mediterranean, Spanish, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
5 Union Street, Brighton BN1 1HA, England
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1 - 10 of 1,274 reviews

Reviewed yesterday

If you enjoy good quality tapa and a spanish experience that I can recommend this place for you. Garlic prawns and a beer perfect

Thank Colin W
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

To be fair reading the reviews i had a lot of hope regarding this place but to be fair is not more than average. The food is ok, really nothing special. The only thing that i have appreciated has been the bill.

1  Thank Maria F
Reviewed 5 days ago

I had been looking forward to my friends birthday as he had booked a table at Casa Don Carlos a Spanish tapas restaurant i had hears so much about but had,never tried, I was informed the flaming chorizo was not to be missed. We arrived...More

Thank nephew1000
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a small eatery in the center of The Lanes. The staff are super nice and the food is just divine! We have been there 3 times over the past 3 years and every time we visit Brighton this is on our TO EAT...More

Thank Agi_2408
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Didn't book but where found a table straight away. Lovely interior and authentic feel! Never done tapas before but the waitress was happy to help and recommended some dishes. We ordered 4 dishes (for 2 of us) was plenty! every dish was absolutely divine and...More

Thank em12334
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

When we arrived the waitresses were lovely and professional. After my mum asked about the gluten free menu which she just has a minor tolerance to. She thought she’d go with the paella believing it’d be fine for her as she’s had it countless times...More

Thank charlesnairn
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I’ve been coming to this restaurant for years, but for reasons not been here for over a year . Nothing changes the food is excellent , no matter what your taste , seafood, meat, fish every dish is great . Very attentive staff make you...More

Thank Andy H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Busy little restaurant tucked away down the lanes in Brighton. You feel you are in Spain with a good choice of spanish fair. The wine list is a tad expensive for what it is but the food is good. Have to book to get a...More

Thank tonyhill007
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Had dinner here, very busy, nice atmosphere, good selection of tapas and wine, Reasonably priced as well, would recommend it.

Thank LondonHeather
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Authentic Spanish food and atmosphere in the heart of the Brighton Lanes. Always busy, super food and a great value meal. Comer con gusto!

2  Thank Michael B
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Questions & Answers
17 March 2017|
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Response from Scott G | Reviewed this property |
Definitely :)
Anne H
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
12 February 2017|
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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, Child-friendly, Kids, Romantic, 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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