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Casa Don Carlos

5 Union Street, Brighton BN1 1HA, England
+44 (0)1273 327177
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Ranked #40 of 833 restaurants in Brighton
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $40 - $55
Cuisines: Spanish
Good for: Special occasions, Entertaining clients, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Restaurant details
Good for: Special occasions, Entertaining clients, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • Italian first
  • Spanish first
  • Swedish first
  • Any
English first
England
Senior Contributor
35 reviews 35 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014 NEW

We last visited this restaurant a few years ago and were pleased to see that the food is as tasty as ever. The portions are very generous so 5 dishes between 2 of us was excessive, It has that family restaurant feel, which is commendable. As another reviewer has pointed out, the tables are close together but no worse that... More

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Hove, United Kingdom
1 review
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014 NEW

We went as a group of 8 to celebrate my brothers birthday and didn't like that we got shoved at the back of the restaurant in the corner on very small tables! It also needed the lights dimmed and maybe candle light but instead it was very bright with plastic table tops. The whole time, not one member of staff... More

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Leeds
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34 reviews 34 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014 NEW

This is a very small restaurant with tables very close together but the food and the service make up for this....the prices are reasonable and the food is delicious.....would have been 5 star if not so cramped. The waiting staff are very good with children.

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Brighton, United Kingdom
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23 reviews 23 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014 NEW

Early evening supper with a friend on Tuesday. Very quick service, food was okay huge portions which ended up being a bit of a waste of food which I hate. We ordered 5 dishes and 2 soft drinks with a tip for £32 so could not complain on cost. Having just come back from Spain it wasn't the same as... More

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Hull
Top Contributor
80 reviews 80 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

Thought we would try the Tapas in what appeared to be an authentic Spanish café. Very disappointing to say the least, can only describe it as mediocre. Service was slow and not over friendly. Tables very close together so seating very cramped and cigarette smoke from outside smoking tables unpleasant. Not one of our best eating experiences.

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Guernsey, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
45 reviews 45 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

Wonderful, atmospheric tapas restaurant. The specials when we visited were particularly good - oxtail stew and rabbit in garlic- bold, punchy flavours. The service is frantic but friendly and the wine list fine - mostly Rioja. We will continue to return as it provides pure foodie escapism. My favourite place in brighton.

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014 via mobile

We had dinner here and were a bit dissapointed. The time between each plate arriving was such that we had finished one dish before the next one arrived. The spicy ones wern't. Prawns that need peeling should come with a finger bowl. None offered. Price is ok but service needs improving.

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West Sussex
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210 reviews 210 reviews
179 restaurant reviews
95 helpful votes 95 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

The prawns and chorizo were both lovely, the mushrooms were disappointing as they were tinned not fresh, the omelette was stodgy and obviously re-heated from frozen - inedible. The rabbit was lovely and so were the olives. Service was a bit too fast, dishes whisked quickly whereas we would have liked a more leisurely lunch. Otherwise service and value for... More

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4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

Went for weekend in Brighton for my hen weekend & on our last night decided to go here for our final meal. Having past it during a stroll during the day, it looked very authentic. The staff were very friendly & helpful. The food was absolutely amazing & will definitely be returning. Thank you casa don carlos x

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Slough, United Kingdom
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34 reviews 34 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

Visited with friends and we had an excellent time. Great selection of tapas all of which are good portions. Friendly staff, ready to advise (even not to over order - perfect). Nice selection of wines. Will visit again for sure.

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