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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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Billingham-on-Tees, null, United Kingdom
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49 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We have been here a few times and each time they are booked up or nearly booked up so plan ahead of your visiting on an evening. They serve fabulous tapas to suit all appetites and food preferences, good selection and all very tasty. Our favorite when we are in Brighton.

Thank Peter C
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15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

I am not normally mean in my reviews but just realistic. Saying that, Casa Don Carlos have everything that a traditional Spanish restaurant does but...1): even if the food is well presented the taste is no even near the Spanish one. Personally I had octopus but it was not tasting as fresh or any octopus at all. If you pay... More 

Thank Luigitaly
Dunstable, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We had a lovely evening and though they were fully booked the staff were attentive and we didn't have to wait for any of our meal. I would definitely return again.

Thank 76Heather162
Brighton, England, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I've eaten here three times now, and each time has got progressively worse. The food was below average, with no flavour and vastly under seasoned. Whitebait was clearly frozen, out of a bag which anyone could buy from a supermarket; completely flavourless. People who say this is the "best tapas ever", obviously have no idea about quality. There are much... More 

1 Thank Richard H
Preston, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

A wonderful lunch here with lots of choice and every dish was delicious. The staff were very helpful when we weren't quite sure how much to order. I woild certainly come here again.

Thank julie1n1v
Brighton, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We had high hopes after reading all of the food reviews on Trip Advisor. The service was good and efficient but the food was very average and lacked any depth of flavor. Everything needed to be seasoned at the table. The Whitebait was particularly poor as was the Chorizo daily special. Brighton really is crying out for a decent Tapas... More 

1 Thank NEILB1982
Brighton, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We ate as a family of 6, on a busy Sunday lunch. I would recommend booking as numerous people were turned away! The tapas is really good will loads of vegetarian/meat/fish dishes.. We went crazy and ordered way to much which the waitress was kind enough to tell us to remove some dishes! My personal fav were the spicy muscles... More 

Thank Donna K
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24 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Benn in there for a dinner and me and my partner was looking to have a fully test Mediterranean spanish food. We ordered 2 x paiella , was coming overcook and flat test with one mussels and few pieces of chicken, the size for the prize was ok but definitely can offer much better quality . We didn't find real... More 

2 Thank assalto118
Southampton, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went for my birthday dinner with my family, food was absolutely delicious as always! Especially the seafood dishes! Have been here a few times and absolutely love it here! Make sure you book in advance as it's often busy! Will definitely return in the future!

Thank iam535
Brighton, United Kingdom
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78 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Every time my parents stay with me in Brighton there are various things we have to do & places to visit. We always book a table at Casa Don Carlos - great tapas, lovely service, good value wine list. There's always a lively but relaxed atmosphere - it must be amongst the best & most popular restaurant in Brighton. Perfect... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$40 - $55
Mediterranean, Spanish
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special occasions, Families with children, Dining on a budget, Large groups
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

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