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SALADS
Ensalada Mixta De La Casa
lettuce, onion and tomato on a bed of potatoes, topped with olives, white asparagus and tuna.
7.95
Ensalada De Pollo
grilled marinated chicken breast on a bed of mixed greens, tossed in a balsamic vinagrette, sprinkled with feta cheese.
9.95
Ensalada De Salmon
grilled salmon on a bed of green leaf lettuce, olives, cucumbers and tomatoes, tossed in a pesto dressing, and topped with parmesan cheese.
11.95
Ensalada Verde
green salad.
4.95
COLD TAPAS
Gazpacho Andaluz
traditional cold vegetable soup.
4.95
Anchoas Con Pimientos
spanish anchovies & piquillo peppers.
7.5
Pan Tomaca Con Jamon
toasted bread, tomatoes, garlic and serrano ham.
7.95
Sardinas En Aceite
sardines in olive oil.
5.95
Mejillones En Escabeche
spanish mussels in brine.
7.5
Atun Curado
fresh ahi tuna cured basque style.
8.5
Ensaladilla Verde
green salad.
4.95
Boquerones
fresh anchovies in olive oil.
7.5
Queso Manchego
manchego cheese.
6.95
Queso Cabrales
spanish blue cheese from asturias.
7.95
HOT TAPAS
Cocido De Alubias
white bean stew with chorizo.
8.95
Tortilla Espanola
spanish potato omelet with onion and egg.
- $6.754.75
Almejas A La Marinera
steamed clams in spanish marinera sauce.
8.95
Gambas A La Planch
grilled whole shrimp.
8.95
Gambas Al Ajillo
shrimp in garlic.
8.95
Rabas
fried calamaries.
7.95
Tigres
spicy breaded mussels.
7.95
Choricito Frito
sauteed chorizo sausage.
6.95
Pinchitos Morunos
grilled lamb on skewers.
6.95
Champinones Al Ajillo
sauteed mushrooms in garlic and wine.
6.25
ENTREES
Paella Mixta
traditional saffron rice dish with chorizo, chicken, shrimp, mussels, clams, and calamari.
19.5
Paella De Mariscos
traditional saffron rice dish with shrimp, mussels, clams, and calamari.
21.5
Pollo Romescu
chicken breast in romescu sauce, with rice and vegetables.
15.95
Solomillo Al Queso Cabrales
filet mignon served with cabrales cheese and green pepper cream corn.
22.95
Chuleton Con Patatucas Y Pimientos
choice porterhouse steak with fried potatoes and roasted piquillo peppers.
19.5
Arroz Negro Con Sepia
rice with calamaries cooked in a paella pan in a squid-ink based, saffron broth.
22.5
Rabo De Toro
ox tail cooked in rioja red wine sauce.
18.5
Lenguado A La Koskera
fresh sole fish cooked basque style.
17.95
Cordero Asado A Nuestra Manera
roasted shank of lamb marinated in fine spices, served with potatoes.
18.5
Zarzuela De Mariscos
a seafood medley of prawns, fish, scallops, clams, and mussels in marinera sauce.
17.5
DESSERTS
Flan
egg custard pudding.
4.95
Tarta De La Casa
chocolate cheesecake.
6.95
Pastel De Fruta
bread pudding with fruit.
5.95
Special Diets
Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
CUISINES
Latin, Mediterranean, Spanish
FEATURES
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Table Service, Television, Live Music
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Reviewed August 5, 2019

This place is amazing! We sat at the bar because it was crowded, and we didn't have a reservation. They accommodated us in just a few minutes. The waitstaff couldn't have been more attentive. We had 2 tapas, the seafood salad and olives. Both were...More

Date of visit: August 2019
Thank LLZups
Reviewed July 28, 2019

Costa Brava really stands out in their Pacific Beach neighborhood. Surrounded by usual mall style fast food houses, Costa Brava staff welcomed us with great smiles and outstanding service throughout the dinner. The Spanish decor added a little more spice to our dinner of tapa...More

Date of visit: July 2019
Thank Virginia O
Reviewed May 28, 2019

This place is amazing !!! Let me start with thanking Orlando & Tanize, our wait staff, they were simply amazing, they made our experience even more enjoyable. The restaurant buzzes with voices, live music and just a fantastic atmosphere. Our food was beyond delicious. We...More

Date of visit: May 2019
Thank Paul D
Reviewed May 22, 2019

We went during happy hour. Prices reasonable. Food yummy - we were already familiar with most of it. Staff attentive. Definitely worth a stop.

Date of visit: May 2019
Thank LVRoadWarrior
Reviewed May 8, 2019 via mobile

if you like spanish cuisine, an eclectic venue and want to ear where where the locals frequent, this is the place for you. Our server, Orlando, was friendly and efficient. The food is soooo good. Gambos, cherizo, conejo, dates wrapped in bacon. We loved wverything...More

Date of visit: May 2019
Thank Trafty
Reviewed May 7, 2019

We spent a couple of days in San Diego and one of the highlights was finding Costa Brava. Mike, our waiter, was friendly and charming. We enjoyed a varied selection of hot and cold tapas. It was almost like being in Spain! Next time, we...More

Date of visit: May 2019
Thank Mike A
Reviewed May 3, 2019

Costa Brava serves up Spanish cusine, tapas, and sangria in the Pacific Beach area of San Diego. They have wonderful waitstaff and great sangria. Their food is hit or miss--the bacon wrapped dates and chorizo are excellent, but I have been disappointed by other items...More

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank Susie1028
Reviewed April 14, 2019 via mobile

Even though we don’t live in San Diego, we keep coming back to Costa Brava We had for over 10 years. The quality of the food and excellent service makes this one of our special places in San Diego. Their tapas and paella are sure...More

Date of visit: April 2019
Thank sueliguedes
Reviewed April 13, 2019

Lovely tapas style little gem of a restaurant. We have been going here for over 6 years, and every time the staff remember us, even what we want to drink! There Patatas Brava are SO SO good, and their house wine is amazing. Great little...More

Date of visit: April 2019
Thank D D
Reviewed March 19, 2019

We stopped by the Costa Brava on the way home from the airport last week. We spent 3 weeks in Spain back in 2016 and developed a love for Spanish tapas and Costa Brava does not disappoint! We ordered 4 tapas dishes: their special (not...More

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank Rob M
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Hello to all, Costa Brava offers customers events by email. Please register at: Tel. 1-858- 273-1218 I hope this helps. Ronnie
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