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Costa Brava

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1653 Garnet Ave, San Diego, CA 92109-3117
+1 858-273-1218
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  • Excellent60%
  • Very good25%
  • Average6%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible5%
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“tapas” (85 reviews)
“paella” (37 reviews)
“spicy potatoes” (11 reviews)
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Mediterranean, Spanish, Latin, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
1653 Garnet Ave, San Diego, CA 92109-3117
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The place was packed . We sat at the bar and had a great time with the bartender. Great alcoholic and non drinks to start. We got a table and ordered a bunch of tapas. Great selection of meats and cheeses, prawns . We had...More

Thank Snipersdream
Reviewed 1 week ago

Very good food and nice ambience. I highly recommend this place for dinners. We did not have any reservations but were able to get a table right away but I recommend making reservations. Good friendly staff, we had 19 month old trouble maker with us...More

Thank luv4nature
Reviewed 1 week ago

We stuffed ourselves with many plates of hot and cold tapas. This was a birthday celebration at lunchtime and we had the place to ourselves.

Thank LarryErickson
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was our second visit to this lovely restaurant. The food was excellent. Our group had both tapas & entrees. The pork medallions are to be recommended. The house Tempranillo is very good, as is the sangria. The service is first rate. In particular, Federica...More

Thank RoverManchester
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Happy hour is not to be missed! Nobody there on Tuesday night, fine service. Very good house Tempranillo and sangria. We tasted eleven different tapas, all good and a bargain at these prices. Don’t miss patatas bravas, escargot, fried anchovies, sautéed mushrooms and the peppers....More

Thank Eric B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Costa bravo is a great spanish tapas restaurant in PB. Although it's on a busy street, it's awxlude with nice patios in front and back. The wait staff and bartenders are basically off the boat, meaning they're all pretty much from Spain. The bartenders are...More

Thank Stephen B
Reviewed January 14, 2018

Wanted an authentic Spanish restaurant and this is it. I ordered sangria and paella along with garlic soup. Everything was excellent

Thank Kyle W
Reviewed January 7, 2018

This restaurant is a gem on all counts for a dining experience. These is an extensive list of Spanish wines, covering a broad scale of price points, a nice selection of ports and dessert wines, and delicious, creative tapas options. On Sunday evenings there Flamenco...More

Thank Ron R
Reviewed January 6, 2018

Definitely worth a visit while in San Diego/Pacific Beach. The items on the cold and hot tapas are very tasty. We enjoyed the whole shrimp- it stood out as our favorite.

Thank PaxMar19
Reviewed November 26, 2017

Called ahead to make a reservation and were told that while it was too late to make a reservation we could walk in and get a table as there were plenty of tables available and no one waiting. Arrived 5 minutes later and were told...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
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Average prices
Dinner, Lunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout
Good for
Romantic, Special occasions, Large groups, Business meetings, Bar scene, Families with children, 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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