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Costa Brava

#207 of 3,823 Restaurants in San Diego
Certificate of Excellence
€€ - €€€
Pacific Beach
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1653 Garnet Ave, San Diego, CA 92109-3117
+1 858-273-1218
11:00 - 00:00
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Great place we found recently and ended up going a lot of times. great wine and Shrimp ajillo must have. Wines suggested are good. Food and wine are a little bit on the expensive side. Dont miss this place.

Thank Shruti t
San Francisco, California
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I recently had dinner at Costa Brava in San Diego and it was fantastic! One of the best dinners I have enjoyed in years. The restaurant is located away from the city center and is guarded as local favorite, a neighborhood gem for sure. All of the wait staff is extremely friendly and eager to please. Our waitress Irene was... More 

Thank natsf2017
San Diego, California
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Sundays are my favorite day at " Costa Brava" Flamenco show Starts at 7PM. Love Tapas and their drinks like ""Sangria" If you are ready for dinner "Costa Brava" offers a Delicious great variety of Spaniard Cuisine at affordable prices. Enjoy! Ole! Salud!

Thank Ronnie M
San Diego, California
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79 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great Tapas, good Sangria, excellent Atmosphere. Especially for Vegetarians, lot of Veggie Tapas options.

1 Thank PradeepN61
Santa Ana, California
2 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 January 2017

We will definitely be back on our next trip to town! Sangria by the pitcher refreshing, wine list is extensive, we asked for a recommendation and were not disappointed. Tapas recommendations: Cold- marinated olives; fresh anchovies in olive oil; manchego cheese; imported dry cured Serrano ham Hot--Garlic shrimp; steamed clams in Spanish marinara sauce; spicy potatoes; sautéed mushrooms in garlic... More 

Thank Fulhouse
2 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2017 via mobile

Went to hear the fantastic Juan Moro; excellent flamenco guitarist. The food was good, & the service excellent.

Thank Luna C
Browns Summit
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53 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016 via mobile

We loved this place! A little hard to find at night. Hidden behind a wall of hedges & no sign. Great tapas, we tried at least 10 items from steamed clams, serrano ham, bacalau croquettes, garlic shrimp, anchovies, grilled brssel sprouts. Topped it all off with a paella de mariscos. Live music. Incredible wine list. Friendly service. Can't wait to... More 

Thank S7139VEjimg
Coronado, California
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88 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 November 2016

We come for lunch here when we go to the Path Negra store (same owner) to buy superb Serrano Ham and even more superb Iberico ham - I bought 4 oz of the acorn-fed Iberico last and, even at $160 per lb it's worth it! Anyway lunchtime is a great time to share several of the very good tapas on... More 

Thank howcrab
Lynnwood, Washington
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18 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 November 2016 via mobile

We had a table in the backroom where the decor was charming with low lights and rustic ambience. Service was excellent. We ordered sangria and tapas. Everything was good.

Thank Jeanette K
Keller, Texas
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201 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2016

Service was slow and inconsistent. We ordered six tapas and they all came out one at a time and quite disjointed. We were there at 12:30 for lunch and the place was less than half full. Some of the tapas was quite nice and some were misses. The chicken croquetas were a definite miss. Patatas Bravas had a nice flavor.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
Mediterranean, Spanish, Latin
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout
Good for
Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?