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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” (485 reviews)
“chorizo” (101 reviews)
“paella” (83 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Mediterranean, Spanish, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
5 Union Street, Brighton BN1 1HA, England
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Reviewed today

Very over rated , expensive, none of the food seemed to be cooked from fresh all out of a freezer. Staff nice enough but massive service charge. Really gone down hill v disappointed.

Thank jackiehamilton2008
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Atmospheric restaurant in the lanes with friendly service, but I’m sorry to say not great food. Was disappointing. We had a range of tapas which were given scores ranging from ‘not good’ to ‘ok’. The pulpo was really not good, and weirdly one of the...More

Thank clarelemon
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We went here last night , we hadn't booked and was very busy but they managed to fit us in . We ordered 8 tapas between 3 of us which was plenty, one of them was the garlic prawns , they were so good we...More

Thank josie f
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

The food and service we excellent as ever. I cannot sing praises too highly of this establishment. The Casa in the name stands for home, and you really do feel that you are welcomed into the proprietor’s home. As busy as it is you are...More

Thank MarkJackson1968
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We visited this place on a Saturday night in August which was booked for 7 girls on a hen do. The location is perfect and the restaurant is traditional, compact, lively and fun. The food was just amazing, firstly you have to eat the green...More

Thank Vicky N
Reviewed 1 week ago

Over many years Sunday lunch at Casa Don Carlos is an absolute must for us when we visit Brighton annually for Brighton Pride. The service is quick and friendly and the food delicious. We always order the chorizo, the slow cooked lamb, meatballs, oxtail and...More

Thank Martin T
Reviewed 1 week ago

How can you get a Spanish Tapas restaurant wrong in a busy street with as many punters as you are ever going to need to fill your establishment? We've been to them in Spain, Portugal and many in the Canary Islands, and I can't think...More

1  Thank Richard P
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Met friends for dinner here last night. Glad we booked as was very busy. We had a selection of tapas washed down with a bottle of red wine. Excellent food, service and staff. We will return.

Thank craigwellings
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My husband & i went 4 lovely dinner tonite. Had prawns wth dip/paella & lamb tenasco washed dwn wth gorgeous jug of sangria. Service was excellent & food still the best. Highly reccommend. Thanx 4 a g8 nite x

Thank Avis F
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We attended this restaurant today but am surprised at the good reviews on this site. We found it difficult to get the staff to take our order. They appeared to be very indifferent. The bill was over £50 and what a waste of money. The...More

1  Thank kaleigh105
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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
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
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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
Romantic, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Child-friendly
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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