Casa Don Carlos

Price guide: Mid-range

5 Union Street, Brighton, East Sussex, BN1 1HA

Price guide: Mid-range

Casa Don Carlos

By Emma Gregg, your Brighton expert

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#12 of 20
expert-rated restaurants in Brighton
Expert overall rating:4.5 out of 5
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Ambience:
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Service:
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Location:
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Value for money:
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Recommended for:
Business travellers, Couples, Families with teenagers, Mature travellers, Singles, Nightlife, No fuss, Romance, Shopping, Sightseeing

Expert review of Casa Don Carlos

This is a cosy little tapas bar with a traditional feel, right in the heart of The Lanes.

This faithful friend of a tapas place never fails to hit the spot. From the brisk but efficient service to the delicious, garlicky aromas wafting out of the kitchen, it feels very Spanish and delightfully old-fashioned.

Food and drink: 

There’s a huge menu of tasty morsels such as deep-fried octopus rings, pickled anchovies, spicy potatoes, creamy chunks of tortilla and piping hot meatballs, with Spanish wine and beer to complement it all nicely.

Ambience: 

It's warm, authentic and unpretentious. It’s tiny, though, so if you find yourself sharing the place with a rowdy party of Rioja-drinkers you’ll have no escape, unless it’s warm enough to sit outside.

Service: 

The owner and most of his staff are Spanish and highly professional.

Location: 

It's on a narrow pedestrian street in the historic Lanes.

Price advice: 

All the dishes are very reasonably priced (almost all are under £5) but with so much on offer, it’s all too easy to get carried away and order far more than you can manage.

More information on Casa Don Carlos:

Price guide:
Mid-range
Type:
Restaurant, Tapas bar
Food:
Catalan, Mediterranean, Spanish, Tapas, Vegetarian
Address:
5 Union Street, Brighton, East Sussex, BN1 1HA
Telephone:
01273 327177
Serves:
Lunch, Dinner
Opening times:
Daily noon-11pm.
Accepts Credit Cards:
Yes
Reservations:
Essential at peak times

Have you been to Casa Don Carlos? Would you recommended it?

Community comments (1)

This is my favourite restaurant in Brighton and one of my favourite tapas bars anywhere. the cuttle fish is amazing.