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Casa Don Carlos

5 Union Street, Brighton BN1 1HA, England
+44 (0)1273 327177
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Ranked #50 of 845 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
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW via mobile

I have had many tapas meals with my partner as it's a favourite of ours so we thought as we was in Brighton we would try this place. We didn't book but managed to get in straight away and the staff were very friendly and provided a great service. After ordering a selection of different tapas dishes they arrived but... More

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Brighton, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
128 reviews 128 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

I hadn't been to this place in over a year and it still feels exactly the same. Simple, rustic, authentic and tasty food and friendly staff. Quick service also, which is always good. My only negative is that it's quite expensive if you are hungry/greedy!!!!, but saying that, I will still go back!!!

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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

We have been going there for quite a few years both as a family and with friends. The service is friendly and the food superb. Great value for money and feels like a bit of Spain on your doorstep. However they are extremely popular and busy so it is best to book or you could miss out on a great... More

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Brighton,UK
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136 reviews 136 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

Booked a table for six on a weekday lunch for a group of ladies to experience tapas, it was very busy and the male waiters seem to ignore us most of the time rushing around to please everyone else, although I did order in Spanish! trying to get the bill at the end was a chore!! food portions are a... More

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Sutton, United Kingdom
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27 reviews 27 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

Booked table for 1800 last Friday evening, glad we did as by 1830 it was full and I can see why. We were advised to book by friends and to get a table outside it's recommended. Whilst the restaurant is small, I'd say that is what such restaurants is about, creating atmosphere and character, even speaking to those around you,... More

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Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

So we were very fortunate to get a table (outside) on a busy Saturday night at Casa Don Carlos in the Lanes, Brighton. We hadn't booked and it was extremely busy plus initial impressions from the staff were that we wouldn't get a table so we almost left - maybe they could use a better queueing system for non-bookers? We... More

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3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

This small restaurant filled my large appetite. I normally order 3 tapas each for my girlfriend and I, this is the first time I couldn't finish it. Portions were very generous whilst still reasonably priced. Service was very quick and staff were very efficient. Will be going back next time I'm in Brighton

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London, United Kingdom
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10 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

Had a lovely meal here sat outside on a warm evening. The restaurant and atmosphere were really nice. Portion sizes were bigger than expected so 3 between the 2 of us would have been sufficient (after bread and olives to start!)

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Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014 via mobile

Passed this restaurant a few times and was always packed. Couldn't get a table that tonight so booked for the following night as everyone was saying how excellent it was. We were not disappointed one bit. The choices available were great and the food was delicious. Definitely recommend and will return should we find ourselves in Brighton again.

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Westcliff-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

2 of us sat down about 2.30pm for a bit of late lunch. Had a bowl of bread with aioli, and 3 tapas dishes. Quite enough for a late lunch for 2, portions good. A bottle of sparkling water, 2 small glasses of red wine (hot day and more sights to see), and a tea and coffee. With tip about... More

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