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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” (419 reviews)
“chorizo” (102 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 3 days ago via mobile

Delicious tapas! We were three adults and a baby and got 6 tapas but I could have had more. The place is tiny, so book in advance if you are quite a bunch. Staff is very friendly, they helped me heating the baby food for...More

Thank Marika S
Reviewed 4 days ago

We had a lovely meal here a while ago, great selection of tapas, sangria was amazing and good value for money

Thank Danni_1785
Reviewed 1 week ago

Its with such sadness that I have to say One of our usual favourite Spanish restaurants was hugely disappointing. We went to Casa Don Carlos for a special evening out before seeing a show at the Brighton centre for my dads birthday. Myself and my...More

2  Thank kate t
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Hadn't been here for a couple of years, Brighton's extortionate parking charges stop us going as often as we use to. Still a great atmosphere and wonderful service. Food was excellent, and a hard choice of what to have as the menu has so many...More

Thank Ian H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Really good honest tapas, good service and friendly family run restaurant, a nice way to have Sunday lunch with friends.

Thank Ernrose
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had an early dinner before heading off to the Dome. We ordered two specials and three tapas to share between three of us. We had meat, fish and vegetarian. The food was fresh and so tasty. Great service too.

Thank Mandy B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great attentive service, food good and traditional!! Been a few times and never disappointed. Definitely be back

Thank J0hn1888
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Don Carlos is still run by the same family - and the quality and service never fails to please even when they are busy in the tourist season. They now have an extensive menu of gluten-free options (big plus). A warm and welcome interlude on...More

Thank Susan B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Spent a lovely evening here with friends for a delicious tapas meal. A warm welcome from the owner and a bustling atmosphere added to the evening. I can recommend the pulpo (octopus), garlic prawns, meatballs, flambéed chorizo and of course you can’t have tapas without...More

Thank Briggs49
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We visited for the evening meal. We ordered 4 tapas for both of us and it was just perfect amount of food. The meatballs in tomato sauce were great and the best dish was chorizo, chefs specialty. Great sangria, delicious aioli. Definitely recommend.

Thank Chrissie891
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Questions & Answers
18 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
USD 40 - USD 55
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, 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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