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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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Eastbourne, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed today NEW via mobile

Had a lovely lunch here over the weekend. The menu had a huge selection of dishes - we ordered four dishes between two of us, which was plenty enough! All the food was served piping hot and was extremely tasty. My only slight criticism is that the service was slightly rushed due to how busy the restaurant was, however, it... More 

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Brighton and Hove, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

My son's review: Don Carlos a lovely place very nice waiters and waitresses a good place to go when you are hungry. A nice place to go with family. And I agree!

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Lincoln, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Being a big fan of tapas we were delighted to find this place. It was busy and the service was fast and attentive but...the alioli was I'm sure not freshly made it did taste as if from a bottle. The mushrooms also I'm sure were tinned and the paella was so overlooked or reheated that the prawns and squid were... More 

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1 Thank Julie M
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34 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very nice ordered 4 tapas for the two of us which where all very good. Bread and olives where good. Only slight disappointing thing is they add a service charge. I always prefer deciding my self if I want to tip. Out of interest I would have tipped more than their charge.

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Thank Jasonwake
Crawley, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I came here with my Spanish girlfriend and 16 year old daughter on a Sunday afternoon hoping for some home from home traditional tapas. I'd hoped that being with a Spanish speaking partner we would be welcomed but we were treated like just another bunch of tourists to the Brighton Lanes. From the word go the manager was trying to... More 

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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had been to this restaurant before and had rather enjoyed my visit, but found my latest meal there a bit disappointing. The service was ok - a bit forgetful at times (my boyfriend and I were seated for a good 10 minutes before we were offered a menu, and we had to ask for the bill twice at the end... More 

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Thank Emma A
London
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11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This place looked full of charm from the outside and we'd heard good things about it so we decided to give it a go being lovers of tapas. Menu was very straightforward- all the standard dishes you'd expect. Which isn't a bad thing if they're executed brilliantly - but unfortunately in this case everything was decidedly average or worse in... More 

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Felpham, null, United Kingdom
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53 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Wow every time we go here it just never disappoints. Excellent food, ambiance and atmosphere. Just love it here. The food is really authentic and extremely well cooked. Would highly recommend a visit

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Thank Sue C
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25 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Been here twice and thoroughly enjoyed it both times. Family run business. Owner and waiting staff very friendly and efficient. Do book though as this restaurant is very busy. Larger portions than you would normally expect with tapas. The food is wonderful although my only minor gripe is the patatas bravas isn't spicy enough. As others have commented it really... More 

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Thank Martin M
Bury St. Edmunds, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Called in on the chance there may be a table and was lucky even though the kitchen was closing in15 mins. Very friendly and efficient! Food was good and I've eaten tapas all over Spain. Would definitely return

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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
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Kids, Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, 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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?