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“special. best beef”
Review of Costa Brava

Costa Brava
Ranked #424 of 1,929 Restaurants in Zurich
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $25 - $100
Cuisines: Spanish
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Dining options: Reservations
Neighborhood: Escher Wyss
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13 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“special. best beef”
Reviewed June 2, 2013 via mobile

there are three good spanish restaurants in ZH: Real near Stauffacher, Madrid im Niederdörfli and Costa Brava close to Limmatplatz. All have good wine, excellent seafood and serve amazing beef. all have wine businesses and will sell you bottles at a discount.

Visited May 2013
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  • English first
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  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Spanish first
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English first
Basel, Switzerland
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63 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“Unbelievably delicious!”
Reviewed May 25, 2013 via mobile

Went there with a party of 13 people, which turns out to be the maximum for indoors at one table. I had the fillet with pepper sauce (53.- I recall) and though pricey it was worth it. Sooo good. Everything was incredibally yummy. I'll go again. Only downside: starters aren't all that great and those ARE too expensive.

  • Visited May 2013
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Zurich, Switzerland
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76 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
“Best veal chop in town”
Reviewed April 4, 2013

I just had yesterday my second meal at Costa Brava and again was blown away by the quality of food! This is a very traditional Spanish restaurant, serving some of the best tapas in Zurich and definitely the best veal chop in town! At lunch and at dinner the restaurant was packed so book in advance. The guys do so well that they don't bother with a lunch menu which means you should bring a full wallet (mains 45-65 CHF). After the meal the chef will drop by and have a chat which is great. Probably the only spoiler is the very old interior. On the other hand, this gives the place a special charme.

  • Visited April 2013
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Milan, Italy
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41 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“very nice food in a friendly atmosphere”
Reviewed March 15, 2013

tired of going always in the same restaurant around Novotel, I decided to stop a couple of tram stops before echerwyss platz and get into the first restaurant i would have found. I entered into this small charmy restaurant: no more than 20 tables, with a lot of boiserie around. I received a warm welcome and great suggestions on the menu. I went for fish and took a delicious soup, and grilled fish. All very good and tasty. I strongly recommend this restaurant.

  • Visited March 2013
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Zurich, Switzerland
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Best filet in town”
Reviewed December 11, 2012

It's that simple: The Costa Brava has the best filet in town. Skip the entrees and don't care about the sides. Not because they were not good (they're delicious!) but because they divert from the real reason you're here: The beef.

Staff hasn't changed over the last five years. They're very efficient, professional and reserved. Some might take this as being unfriendly but don't be fooled. They just know exactly what they're doing and they're doing it well.

  • Visited November 2012
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