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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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Overview
  • Excellent61%
  • Very good24%
  • Average6%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible5%
Travelers talk about
“tapas” (91 reviews)
“paella” (39 reviews)
“spicy potatoes” (11 reviews)
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CUISINES
Mediterranean, Spanish, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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LOCATION
1653 Garnet Ave, San Diego, CA 92109-3117
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1 - 10 of 186 reviews

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great Spanish tapas, feels very authentic. They have a live band playing Spanish music. The outside decor is great with heat towers. Service was great, tapas were awesome.

1  Thank alanroytbak
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My 15 yr old and 7 yr old sons and I LOVED this place! Our waitress, BARBARA, was SO helpful and accommodating! My 15 yr old had never had a mussel or a clam so they gave us 1 of each to try before committing...More

1  Thank Laura S
Reviewed March 6, 2018

Went for Sunday night dinner. During the dinner there is Spanish flamingo dancing and singing. The show is great for about 10 minutes, but it is very loud. We went with another couple and it was hard to talk. Not a great atmosphere when you...More

Thank charlsp
Reviewed February 15, 2018 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

1  Thank Snipersdream
Reviewed February 14, 2018

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 February 9, 2018

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 February 1, 2018

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 January 30, 2018 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 January 21, 2018 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
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
$30
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout
Good for
Bar scene, Families with children, Business meetings, Kids, Special occasions, Romantic, Large groups
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Monday
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Tuesday
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Wednesday
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Thursday
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Friday
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Saturday
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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