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Casa Don Carlos

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5 Union Street, Brighton BN1 1HA, England
+44 (0)1273 327177
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Good for:
Special occasions
Entertaining clients
Dining on a budget

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  • 445
    Excellent
  • 144
    Very good
  • 49
    Average
  • 33
    Poor
  • 21
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Tasty tapas at a good price

I have visited this restaurant before and it never fails to impress. The portions are generous , tasty and freshly cooked , the ambiance is good and the staff are friendly and attentive without being overbearing and the toilets are spotlessly clean . The price is very fair for the quality of food... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 23, 2015
Christian V
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Cowden, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Dining on a budget
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English first
Cowden, United Kingdom
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16 reviews 16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 NEW

I have visited this restaurant before and it never fails to impress. The portions are generous , tasty and freshly cooked , the ambiance is good and the staff are friendly and attentive without being overbearing and the toilets are spotlessly clean . The price is very fair for the quality of food served and the house wine is also... More 

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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

We had been to this restaurant before for lunch one winter Saturday and the food was very good. Tasty and freshly cooked and hot. I left a review giving excellent rating. After having such a great meal, when friends said they wanted to try this tapas restaurant in the lanes and would we like to join them we had no... More 

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Hythe, United Kingdom
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126 reviews 126 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015 via mobile

great tapas in this little resturant in the lanes. Nice atmosphere with friendly staff. Food good with plenty of choice including fish dishes. Not cheap but worth it.

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Abingdon, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

Lovely staff with just the right amount of interest but not overly fussing. Fantastic food with a beautiful variety of flavours, every dish was amazing. Lovely setting in busy, authentic and friendly restaurant.

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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

I'm not sure who writes all the reviews here but suspect they're usually completed after several bottles of their excellent wines. I've been to this tapas restaurant for lunch twice now and it's been packed and lively on both occasions. There's no doubting its popularity and fast and efficient service. I've just visited with a large group of friends and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

I have been visiting Casa don Carlos for over 15 years. I used to live and work in the lanes and used the restaurant regularly. I now come back everytime I visit Brighton. The menu doesn't change a great deal, the decor hasn't changed and some of the staff are still the same, and this place is all the better... More 

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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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37 reviews 37 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015 via mobile

We eat here whenever in Brighton and never disappointed by the food and service. Busier than before but hey, it was a bank holiday weekend . We did try to book but the phone permanently engaged. Treat yourselves!

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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30 reviews 30 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015 via mobile

We visited this restaurant 15years ago and returned on our recent trip. Both visits have been fantastic with very friendly service, very authentic and tasty dishes. The portions are also a good size something which can be lacking with tapas. The owner also advised on the order according to portion size. We will be back and this time not leave... More 

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Shoreham-by-Sea, United Kingdom
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35 reviews 35 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015 via mobile

Been many times but this is the first review. Brilliant. Staff are all fantastic, nothing is too much. Good portions and good prices. Drink also competitive. Restaurant is small and intamate. Recommend booking at its always busy. Just great and good for parties.

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27 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

As usual a great late lunch early dinner. Made to feel extremely welcome and both the food and service was excellent as usual. Highly recommended. Look forward to returning very soon!! Don't miss out but remember to book!!!

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Restaurant Details

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 (0)1273 327177

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 40 - 55
  • Cuisine: Spanish

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Special occasions, Entertaining clients, Dining on a budget

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?