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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” (398 reviews)
“chorizo” (104 reviews)
“paella” (80 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 1,246 reviews

Reviewed yesterday

We found this restaurant in the lanes at 2pm in the afternoon, The welcome was very good a lovely table in the window. The food was excellent very well presented. We had two of the tapas very filling and wonderful flavours., A glass of wine...More

Thank wakefordjane
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Service was spot on as well as the food. The gluten free choices were great and thoroughly enjoyed my grilled octopus (ended up having two helpings) and sautéed garlic prawns. Their wine by the class wasn't terrific but everything else made up for that.

Thank Jeanne F
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

After reading all the reviews I thought it's worth to give it a visit but unfortunately the greeting of the manager was rude The food was tasteless. I was very disappointed with the food doesn't have any flavour. I would rated 1 out 10

Reviewed 1 week ago

Warm & friendly atmosphere located in the picturesque lanes area of Brighton. This restaurant was recommended to us by our hotel concierge and it really was an excellent choice with great tapas and first class food and wine.. Given the opportunity we would definitely go...More

Thank PDavidD
Reviewed 1 week ago

You get led to believe this is some kind of Brighton institution as its been here a while, but unfortunately this restaurant relies too much on this notoriety!! It sits right in the thoroughfare of the tourists mooching around the lanes but if you lived...More

Thank BeckyAstley
Reviewed 1 week ago

Friendly service and good food. We always get the patatas bravas and whitebait and the quality is always the same high standard. Their are lots of good vegetarian options.

Thank Turntsnaco
Reviewed 1 week ago

we turned up late about 9pm on a saturday night knowing this place is always fully booked but took our chances. the guys were great and squeezed us in with no wait! The food was all incredible especially the chorizo which they flame cook right...More

Thank sammywhiskers
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Having lived in Spain for 5 years we really fancied trying this place. The menu of Tapas was extensive and varied with specials on as well. We were advised to order two Tapas each which we did. The food was very tasty but not spicy...More

Thank Tracy A
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely atmosphere and a great selection of tapas. The slow cooked lamb from the specials board was beautifully delicious and melt in the mouth. Well worth it,

Thank Kate M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We visited here with our 2 little kids for their first experience of tapas and we weren't disappointed. We called them quite late Friday afternoon and they were able to squeeze us in. We had a time limit due to another booking but it was...More

Thank Claire W
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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, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Kids, Groups, 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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