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Costa Brava

1653 Garnet Ave, San Diego, CA 92109-3117
+1 858-273-1218
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  • Excellent62%
  • Very good24%
  • Average6%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible4%
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“tapas” (85 reviews)
“paella” (34 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 2 weeks ago

I've lived here for over 3 years and drive this street almost daily and I've never noticed this restaurant. People, find it! It's Spanish tapas...lively atmosphere with really good food. We ordered about 9 different items for the table and 3 desserts and we enjoyed...More

Thank InquisitiveTessa
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Ouch! Thanks for the chilly reception Costa Brava. Arrived and sat down with my husband and the waiter made an immediate b-line for our table. No greeting. He just grabbed our wine and promptly told us he could not open it because it was on...More

Thank A6063CKjenniferm
Reviewed 12 August 2017 via mobile

This is a good go to date night. It's super romantic. We also come here with friends to have a lot of fun! Their sangria is the BEST! Their tapas are great. Try their bacon wrapped dates and spicy potatoes. I HIGHLY recommend trying this...More

Thank NayRam0626
Reviewed 7 August 2017 via mobile

It wasn't just me enjoying the paella last night. I saw many other tables of diners ordering the paella , too. I would say this is their signature dish! There are 4 jumbo shrimp in its shell, a few calamari strips, mussels, & clams in...More

Thank PtLomafoodie
Reviewed 5 June 2017 via mobile

Great food and service! This is my 5th visit, never disappointing! I love this place. I'm a san diego native and this restaurant has the best customer service and sangria! Try the ox tail tapa! So good!!

Thank Camille S
Reviewed 26 April 2017

We have an attraction to Spanish restaurants with tapas on the menu. This was a big disappointment. While there is a wide selection of tapas and dinner entrees, the food was barely acceptable. My chorizo tapa was tough and not particularly flavorful. The papas tapa...More

Thank Gini S
Reviewed 19 April 2017 via mobile

Always the best service, best food and wonderful atmosphere! I LOVE this place! I highly recommend Costa Brava to all my friends and family when they come to town!

Thank carlasd2015
Reviewed 11 April 2017 via mobile

Fantastic tapas and sangria. Tried octopus, lamb, rabbit, and four or five other dishes, all superb. Super friendly staff and nice ambiance hidden behind some hedges.

Thank scooterdu
Reviewed 19 March 2017

This is a gem serving great Spanish tapas. The wine list is fantastic and it has a good selection of Spanish beer too. We particularly enjoyed the bacon wrapped dates and sausage with onions, while our kids demolished the lamb skewers and paella rice. We...More

Thank Houston-Brits
Reviewed 19 March 2017 via mobile

We really didn't care for this place. It was extremely overpriced, boring, and they didn't even cook the $40 steak correctly. Of the 5 tapas and 2 meals we really didn't like much of anything... too bad, as I'd had high hopes:)

Thank Gialde
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Dinner, Lunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout
Good for
Romantic, Child-friendly, Kids, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene
Open Hours
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
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11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1653 Garnet Ave, San Diego, CA 92109-3117
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Diego>  > Pacific Beach
  • Neighbourhood: Pacific Beach
  • Phone Number: +1 858-273-1218
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