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Costa Brava

1653 Garnet Ave, San Diego, CA 92109-3117
+1 858-273-1218
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  • Excellent62%
  • Very good25%
  • Average6%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible4%
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“tapas” (99 reviews)
“paella” (44 reviews)
“spicy potatoes” (11 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM Hours
Latin, Mediterranean, Spanish, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
1653 Garnet Ave, San Diego, CA 92109-3117
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Second time eating here. Great food. Great service. Huge menu of authentic tapas and we ate a lot! Serano ham, garlic shrimp , oxtail, risotto with calamari in black ink sauce to name a few. A Cava sparkling to start then a nice Tempranillo reserva....More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank S7139VEjimg
Reviewed October 30, 2018

Typical tapas restaurant - good food, good live music and quaint setting, at a close driving distance from our hotel in Mission Bay. We would go back. Reservations are probably recommended. We went there in the middle of the week and it was pretty full...

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Jeanmarc3
Reviewed October 15, 2018 via mobile

Last dinner on our trip. Excellent food and great service. I’d highly recommend stopping in. Also, an extra thank you to Jamiee for making the evening extra special. :)

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank 4DorianL
Reviewed October 8, 2018 via mobile

My friend is always about trying out new spots and we said let's try this one out. So glad we made it right at the beginning of happy hour too! Two pitchers later of sangria wine and 6 small dishes to taste, we were more...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Maria M
Reviewed August 29, 2018

We went with a group of people; a number of different tapas were ordered and the entire table had the paella. All of the food was fabulous. I don't think you can go wrong with any of the items on the menu.

Date of visit: August 2018
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Reviewed August 28, 2018

This was my first visit to Costa Brava. My son is a local businessman, so he thought that my wife and I might enjoy the restaurant, dining with him and a friend. I admit that I was a little dubious about "authentic" Spanish food in...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Savvy_visiter
Reviewed August 15, 2018

Great ambiance, tasty Tapas, Sangria and Gazpacho. Helpful and friendly waiter. Can't go wrong with this choice for dinner.

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Mary B
Reviewed August 8, 2018

One of my favorite places to go, the food is good, the service is great, the atmosphere is super fun! Was there to celebrate France Wold Cup win!

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank soleil31
Reviewed August 6, 2018 via mobile

Super fun restaurant. Service ( Matthew) was fantastic, our glasses of sangria were always full! The food was amazing we had the mixed paella for two. The flamenco show was terrific, a lot of fun. Would highly recommend this restaurant. Looking forward to going back

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank HJW_12
Reviewed July 29, 2018

The food here is very good and dinner service is romantic...but happy hour is the way to go! This place is a favorite for pitchers of Sangria and tapas with a group of friends, and the staff is always friendly and accommodating. The atmosphere is...More

Date of visit: April 2018
Thank Elysiumrawks
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Special occasions, Large groups, Bar scene, Families with children, Business meetings, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1653 Garnet Ave, San Diego, CA 92109-3117
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Diego>  > Pacific Beach
  • Neighborhood: Pacific Beach
  • Phone Number: +1 858-273-1218
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