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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: Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff

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  • 35
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  • 22
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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
True traditional Spanish food

Having a daughter down in Brighton is always an excuse to visit The Lanes and finding new places to eat. And yes I did look on trip advisor to see what the reviews were like for Casa Don Carlos. We booked a table for three at 2.30pm. The atmosphere as soon as you entered the restaurant was amazing... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
peter F
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Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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31 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Having a daughter down in Brighton is always an excuse to visit The Lanes and finding new places to eat. And yes I did look on trip advisor to see what the reviews were like for Casa Don Carlos. We booked a table for three at 2.30pm. The atmosphere as soon as you entered the restaurant was amazing. The staff... More 

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Thank peter F
Brighton and Hove, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I have visited on many occasions and have always been an fan of the cosy laid back atmosphere. I have never had a bad dish here and the specials are worth a try. The closest I can get to Spain, if only they could import the weather as well as the fantastic food.

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Thank ian c
Hove
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27 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The staff here are really friendly and helpful. The food is very authentic and tastes absolutely delicious! All dishes are very reasonably priced. Ensure you book in advance especially if planning a visit on a weekend as gets booked up quickly. Definitely the best tapas restaurant I have been to in East Sussex.

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Thank Stefanie_xxx
London, United Kingdom
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47 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I lived in Spain for 5 years and the tapas here is just like you would get in Spain. Th service is happy and fun. Perfect if you want an informal tasty sharing experience. Would highly recommend this restaurant.

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Thank Mark T
Newhaven, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Been here many times and you are treated as a GUEST. have what you like , as often as you want, superb food with great wines Staff seem to want to make you welcome and happy and they never fail. The governor is a great Guy and ever present. LOVE THE PLACE. Some of its charm is seeing new people... More 

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Thank Michael B
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I came here for my birthday with family and we had a fantastic meal. Food was delicious and flavoursome, staff were very welcoming and the ambience was great. Portions were great, and with 6 of us we had plenty of different dishes to try. Yum! We will definitely be returning.

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Thank dan_chard91
Hove, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This little gem is a colourful spot for a weekend evening meal. Perhaps not intimate enough for a date, but great fun with friends. The food is always good and the staff are friendly.

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Thank MmeAlfredCarriere
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40 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great food and service. A Brighton treasure to be savoured. If you are ever in the vicinity and fancy some Tapas, I highly suggest you pop in and see if they can seat you. Be warned though, it's best to book at the weekend!!

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Thank Steve B
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I recently went to Casa don Carlos with my family and we had a selection of tapas. The portions were a good size and beautifully prepared. The staff were attentive and friendly. I would not hesitate to recommend this restaurant.

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Thank Tim C
UK
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19 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

You have to love this place. Have taken so many people here for Tapas and never a negative word! This is one of Brighton's treasures. Atmosphere - relaxed. Value for money - excellent!

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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: Mediterranean, Spanish

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Dining on a budget, Business meetings, Special occasions, Families with children

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?