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#186 of 2,834 Restaurants in Recife


Seafood, Brazilian, European, Portuguese, South American
Dinner, Lunch, After-hours
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Table Service, Delivery, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards, Family style
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Reviewed 23 September 2018 via mobile

This is the worst restaurant I have even been to. It all started with some raw vegetables that they leave without asking on the table that they charge at the end. They taste horrible!!! Then I have ordered a soup, that had flies in it...and tasted like something was rotten inside. I thought it may have been just bad luck and then ordered a fish called “Bacalhau”. On that one I had to go to the bathroom to vomit because it was just too bad. Anyways, this was the worst experience in my life in terms of restaurant and hope they do I better job in the future because the way it is I do not even know how this kind of place is even allowed to serve the public with spoiled food.More

Date of visit: September 2018
Jet47396156776, Proprietário at Restaurante Costa Brava, responded to this reviewResponded 9 March 2021

Good Morning Galindo, Despite the fact that we did not meet your expectations (which is obvious since you never came to our restaurant), I would like the oportunity to clear some missinformation. The raw vegetables that "we leave on the table without asking" its our...More

Reviewed 23 May 2017

I ordered a Thermidor Shrimp as main dish and I've never tried something so poor...The sauce tasted like mayonnaise and ketchup...awful!

Date of visit: May 2017
Jet47396156776, Gerente geral at Restaurante Costa Brava, responded to this reviewResponded 9 March 2021

Hello Maria, Thank you very much for your feedback. I will check the recipe with my kitchen staff to make sure this will not happen again. Please accept my apologies for not meeting your expectations. Regards

Reviewed 27 April 2016 via mobile

The food was delicious. Good location and parking as well. Their specialty is seafood. The regional recipes are the best

Date of visit: April 2016
Reviewed 8 April 2016 via mobile

very good location in Recife, and very good and nice service. they are aways there for you and also the waiting time it's perfect. not normal to find like this in Brazil.

Date of visit: April 2016
Reviewed 10 March 2016

We were at Costa Brava Restaurant for a dinner. That was not my first time at Costa Brava. A table for 4 and nice food. The bad surprise was the bill. We ordered a single portion of shrimp and fish as main plate. There was...4 shrimp portions listed on the bill. about USD150.00 !!! I asked the manager that there was a mistake, and he said that once we were 4 persons, 4 portions were charged. The point is: the shrimp portion was exactly the same size from the table at our side with a single person!!! Avoid this place.More

Date of visit: January 2016
Jet47396156776, Gerente geral at Restaurante Costa Brava, responded to this reviewResponded 10 March 2021

Hello AndreEmiter, First of all I would like to thank you for your visit and your feedback. I will check your comments with my staff to make sure that this situation won´t happen again. Please accept our apologies. It will be a pleasure to seeing...More

Reviewed 22 January 2015

I have been there few days ago for a meeting and I have to admit that not only the food was excellent. For starter we had 3 'couvert' (vegetables with a really good mayonnaise and butter), after this, I ordered 'langosta ou thermidor' and my...colleagues one 'paella' to share. Both choices were really good. The service was very professional, apparently all staff have been working in this restaurant for years and, as one of my colleagues told me, they know all the customers needs. The atmosphere was perfect for a business lunch (with a semi-private room) but I think it could be very good for lunch or dinner with some friends also. Thanks to all the staffMore

Date of visit: January 2015
Reviewed 25 September 2013

My wife and I have been to this restaurant many times for a couple of reasons. Always great food, good portions, menu change options all coupled with great service. There are some trips that I end up eating at the restaurant every day because I...have found that a lot of the restaurants in Recife have trouble to repeat good food and service from one day to the next day.More

Date of visit: September 2013
Reviewed 1 August 2013

Very traditional. excellent service. Good price. The seafood is unforgettable. Traditional food, cooked as in your home.

Date of visit: June 2013
Reviewed 19 May 2012

I was tired of hotel food so I went to the CB and enjoyed a great fish dish, served perfectly with an ice-cold beer. I visited this restaurant years ago and it continues to be a winner!

Date of visit: May 2012
Reviewed 7 March 2012

I was there last month, with 3 friends, and we ordered "paella" y "camarao ao thermidor". All i can say is that every thing was fantastic. The food was wonderful and the waiters were also very kind. The variety of spanish wines was amazing. I...recomend this restaurant.More

Date of visit: March 2012
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Restaurante Costa Brava is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 3.5
  • Atmosphere: 4.5