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“Zurich dining at its best!”
Review of Costa Brava

Costa Brava
Ranked #444 of 1,944 Restaurants in Zurich
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $25 - $100
Cuisines: Spanish
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Dining options: Reservations
Neighborhood: Escher Wyss
London, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
19 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Zurich dining at its best!”
Reviewed May 26, 2014 via mobile

I've eaten there a couple of times, never indoors, but in summer they have a covered garden where you can eat even if it is pouring outside. The fillet beef is spectacular, the tapas are great, the wine list extensive. Not cheap, easy to spend CHF 150 p.p. even at lunch, but if you do the entire personnel comes and shakes your hand, which is a nice touch. Difficult to find truly memorable Spanish restaurants - this is one.

Visited May 2014
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Israel
Level 5 Contributor
92 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
“Great food, attentive service”
Reviewed March 21, 2014

The restaurant is located in what used to be the industrial zone and now is a very hip area.

food was very good, the price was reasonable for Zurich standards and I will definitely come again

Visited March 2014
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Level 3 Contributor
13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
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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Basel, Switzerland
Level 5 Contributor
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
Level 6 Contributor
76 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
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“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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