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Restaurante Costa Brava

Spanish Restaurant, Tapas Restaurant, and Seafood Restaurant · Pacific Beach
1653 Garnet Ave, San Diego, CA 92109, United States
Hours:
Closed until 11:00 AM (Show more)
  • Mon–Sun
    • 11:00 AM–Midnight
Price:
$$$$
Reservations:
Yes
Menus:
Brunch, Dinner, Happy Hour
Drinks:
Wine, Full Bar, Cocktails
Credit Cards:
Yes (incl. American Express)
Wi-Fi:
No
Outdoor Seating:
Yes
9.2/10

Based on 122 votes

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    Vidhya G.
    "Friends love the Patata Bravas and Tortilla Española."(4 Tips)
    Jennifer C.
    "Oxtail and bacon wrapped dates are a must."(5 Tips)
    Saad
    "Spicy potatoes , salty mushroom , and paella are a must!"(8 Tips)
    Christina H.
    "Happy hour til 6pm - special happy hour tapas & sangria prices!"(11 Tips)
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  • tapas
  • sangria
  • happy hour
  • paella
  • oxtail
  • patatas bravas
  • good for dates
  • live music on thursday
  • wine
  • romantic
  • hidden gem
  • mariscos
  • authentic
  • bacon wrapped dates
  • lively
  • great value
  • desserts
  • calamari
  • trendy
  • shrimp
  • Joshua B.

    Never liked Octopus until I ate at this place. Get it! 🐙

    Joshua Berk · March 27
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  • Joshua B.

    Sangria, Tempranillo wine, Octopus, Patitas Bravas, and the Oxtail. Happy Hour 4-6, live music on Thursday, Flamenco on Sunday. Listen to your server's recommendations, you can't really go wrong here.

    Joshua Berk · March 27
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  • Careen M.

    Awesome happy hour

    Careen Mels · March 5
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  • Bothaina A.

    They have live music😍

    Bothaina Alathel · January 12
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  • Abril R.

    Tapas, paella, wine, and desserts are great!

    Abril Ritchie · November 8, 2015
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  • Glenda W.

    Sangria was delightful, thick with fruit and not too sweet. First time I had paella - unbelievable. Our waiter was sooooo charming. Incredible evening! !!

    Glenda Willis · September 12, 2015
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  • Enrique L.

    Great spanish food

    Enrique Lamelas Rueda · July 25, 2015
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  • T.J N.

    Excellent time for soccer games

    T.J Novoa · May 31, 2015
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  • Robert M.

    All tapas, esp Gambas a la Plancha (If you're not intimidated by the shells and heads). Rabbit too!

    Robert Martin · April 16, 2015
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  • Eric C.

    Greatest place on earth .. utterly and ridiculously awesome

    Eric Carcache · March 4, 2015
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  • J P.

    The waiters are very friendly. ... They make you feel at home. Whatever home may be.

    J P · October 4, 2014
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  • Vidhya G.

    Flamenco dance on Sundays. Live music on Thursdays. Top class Tapas every day. All is good. Friends love the Patata Bravas and Tortilla Española. I've a soft spot for the Rabas. Friendly bar tenders.

    Vidhya Gholkar · August 24, 2014
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  • Gina B.

    Delicious: filet skewers, grilled shrimp, calamari, and the bread!

    Gina B. · April 17, 2014
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  • Saad

    Spicy potatoes , salty mushroom , and paella are a must!

    Saad · March 2, 2014
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  • Moo J.

    Paella was exceptional. Be sure to get your order in early as it can take some time to come out.

    Moo Ju · January 19, 2014
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  • Ashley R.

    Costa brava is really a piece of Spain in San Diego! Tapas are great, as well as, the sangriaaaaa!!

    Ashley Rodriguez · December 25, 2013
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  • Alvaro N.

    Happy hour!

    Alvaro Noriega · October 14, 2013
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  • Chelsea T.

    Sit at the bar

    Chelsea Twining · October 1, 2013
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  • Chelsea T.

    Step out of Cali and into Spain, amazing restaurant. Ask a lot of questions and listen to your server. Haven't had anything bad. Love the manchego, patatas, garlic shrimp, dates,Super sweet sangria !

    Chelsea Twining · October 1, 2013
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  • Shayne M.

    The paella is delicious!

    Shayne McCoy · September 1, 2013
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  • Rogelio E.

    Must try mariscos de salpicón and pinchitos de moruña, along with ensalada mixta

    Rogelio Espinoza · August 18, 2013
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  • Rogelio E.

    The sangria is a must along with the Patata bravas, gambas al ajillo, and caracoles

    Rogelio Espinoza · June 30, 2013
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  • Stephanie H.

    The best spanish restaurant in san diego

    Stephanie HM · April 7, 2013
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  • Chris S.

    Everything is great!

    Chris S. · October 27, 2012
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  • Christine W.

    The pan tomaca is great in the summer. Make sure to order sangria! The flan is perfect for dessert.

    Christine Wang · August 15, 2012
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  • Jennifer C.

    Oxtail and bacon wrapped dates are a must. So is the txakoli!

    Jennifer Carruthers · August 5, 2012
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  • Shawn C.

    Happy hour!

    Shawn Chen · May 19, 2012
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  • Teri P.

    Open for lunch!

    Teri Pytel · March 22, 2012
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  • Christina H.

    Happy hour til 6pm - special happy hour tapas & sangria prices!

    Christina Hall · February 16, 2012
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  • Cherster S.

    Good sangria :D

    Cherster Santos · January 21, 2012
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  • Bob S.

    Happy hour everyday 4-6 pm. Simply the best at the beach.

    Bob Spanbauer · January 12, 2012
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  • Joe B.

    I love this place! Great service, food, etc

    Joe Blow · December 8, 2011
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  • Michelle H.

    I wanna get some of that... Paella!!

    Michelle Hamilton · November 6, 2011
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  • Kristianne C.

    If you like mussels, try the mejillones en escabeche!

    Kristianne Chardon · October 28, 2011
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  • Leeanne

    Patatas bravas and sangria are my fave. Great for a group dinner. A hidden gem in PB.

    Leeanne · September 23, 2011
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  • Siera D.

    Everything is delicious!

    Siera Deardorff · September 21, 2011
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  • Natasha C.

    You've got to try the "fuck the burrito" special!!!!!!

    Natasha Crnjac · May 23, 2011
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  • Greg C.

    Wow...soooo good. The homemade bread, shrimp with garlic, chicken, and olives. Quiet place, very relaxing. Sit in the corner for privacy.

    Greg Crisci · April 2, 2011
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  • Loren C.

    Sangria and tapas only. Paella was horrible and the porterhouse is like rubber. Not a place for dinner only for tapas

    Loren C · January 18, 2011
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  • Kris W.

    Braised oxtail is to die for!

    Kris Wheeler · January 10, 2011
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  • Luz T.

    Sangria is good, tapas, paella & the bread with garlic butter are really awesome!

    Luz Thrall · July 31, 2010
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  • Callan G.

    Obv try the sangria and the patatas brava is amazing.

    Callan Green · May 22, 2010
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  • Marshall P.

    Definitely try the oxtail tapa, and trust your server's recommendations. For a more low-key experience sit at the bar. Jaime will take GREAT care of you!

    Marshall Peden · February 24, 2010
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  • Jenna E.

    The bread should be dipped in everything.

    Jenna Ennis · February 14, 2010
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  • Rachel

    Go for a selection of tapas. The choricito frito is amazing--listen to the waiters' recommendations! Read more

    Rachel · February 4, 2010
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  • ravi s.

    Have to try the oxtail here.

    ravi singh · January 16, 2010
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  • Rodrigo S.

    Las patatas a la brava son excelentes y el cordero a nuestra manera una delicia

    Rodrigo Soberon · April 11, 2015
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  • Fabrice E.

    Un bout d'espagne et du pays basque à San Diego... A essayer !!!

    Fabrice Elustondo · March 31, 2015
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  • Moaath A.

    بهية يا paella..!

    Moaath Alangari · March 2, 2014
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  • Octavio C.

    El vino muy rico, las papas deliciosas y una excelente atención.

    Octavio Camacho · April 17, 2012
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