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Casa Don Carlos

5 Union Street, Brighton BN1 1HA, England
+44 1273 327177
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  • Excellent66%
  • Very good21%
  • Average6%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“tapas” (381 reviews)
“chorizo” (99 reviews)
“paella” (76 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Mediterranean, Spanish, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
5 Union Street, Brighton BN1 1HA, England
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1 - 10 of 1,193 reviews

Reviewed yesterday

lovely lunch, big portions, well cooked, good selection, interesting food selection, nice wine, couldn't fault it really. well worth the money!

Thank ebobopa
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Although many of the reviews suggest delicious food, I was very disappointed. The food was dry and was therefore quite unappealing to the family despite the positive atmosphere created by the staff who were very friendly and happy to help.

Thank Melanie T
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Although the staff were wonderful and very friendly. My family atnd I found the food very poor. Good location. Nice family atmosphere.

Thank imogenbastow
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We visited on the day of the London to Brighton bike ride and we're lucky to be able to get a table outside in the lanes without booking. The staff were very friendly and chatted away to our son. We had the sardines (absolutely recommended),...More

Thank Chic2geek
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We were excited to come here as it was no 1 in trip advisor for Spanish food. The meatballs and prawns were overlooked, the morcilla not tasty and paella was mediocre. Yes they were friendly, but the food was cooked in a strange tasting oil....More

Thank Kathybla1
Reviewed 5 days ago

Have been in Brighton for a conference. On our first night we stumbled across Casa Don Carlos. We felt so welcome, and had such a lovely meal that we went back every night we were here. We ate our way across the menu, and on...More

Thank issigonis
Reviewed 5 days ago

Cosy and atmospheric Spanish restaurant with an extensive menu and good wine list. We took advice and booked for 7.00 on a Sunday night and did need to book. By 8.30 there was plenty of room for late eaters. There is plenty of variety on...More

Thank Martyn S
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We came here in 2012, so it was great to revisit in 2017. It is an authentic Spanish Tapas restaurant. Two of the three waiters were friendly and really interacted with our daughter. The third was a bit on the grumpy side. The food was...More

Thank Alex A
Reviewed 1 week ago

Two of us went to Casa Don Carlos for lunch. We had sangria and several tapas. Both the food and service were excellent. Great little spot.

Thank Edwin F
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great price, friendly service. Always come here when we go to Brighton. Lots of choice and special to choose from.

Thank becky93
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
Do you allow dogs in the outdoor seating?
17 March 2017|
Answer Show all 4 answers
Response from Scott G | Reviewed this property |
Definitely :)
Anne H
What are the opening hours for lunch on fridays
11 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
What hours are they open on Friday lunch
11 February 2017|
Answer Show all 2 answers
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
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, 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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