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Costa Brava

1653 Garnet Ave, San Diego, CA 92109-3117
+1 858-273-1218
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  • Excellent62%
  • Very good25%
  • Average6%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible4%
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“tapas” (93 reviews)
“paella” (39 reviews)
“spicy potatoes” (11 reviews)
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Latin, Mediterranean, Spanish, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
1653 Garnet Ave, San Diego, CA 92109-3117
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Reviewed 2 days ago

The restaurant is really nice. The staff is very friendly and attentive to your needs. Happy Hour is very decent. 10 dollars for a pitcher of Sangria. Tapas are pretty good as well. I didn't order Paella but I saw the one order by a...More

Thank Marco V
Reviewed 3 days ago

Small place with a small kitchen but the food is excellent!!! We had the Paella and it was super. Had to wait about 35 min. as the server said. All dished were good. Always had a server cleaning up plates and keeping drinks/water filled. Very...More

Thank George S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We just love everything about this place! It's cozy, the music is a great accompaniment to yummy food and doesn't interfere with conversation, the wait staff is knowledgeable and helpful. We shared tapas, and enjoyed every bite! Would be there once a week having those...More

Thank Anna H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Very popular and once you try the tapas a d food you will know why Sangria is really good Worth check8ng out Very tasty

Thank Linda W
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Spent a lovely evening with friends ordering sangria and tapas from their large menu. Service was great and the food was delightful! There was also a singer playing the Spanish guitar (maybe a bit too loud).

Thank GusIII
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Loved this restaurant! We ordered cold and hot tapas— the selection of Spanish cheeses was especially good. Sangria was tasty. And the Spanish style Creme Brûlée was perfect. Make a reservation, especially on Saturdays. It was very busy. Service was very good. Attentive but not...More

Thank Paula T
Reviewed 25 April 2018

Loved how the place made me feel like in Spain (lived there for 2 years). The menu is very varied yet very typical mediterranean cuisine. Food tasted great and the service was just as good (many staff members as spanish) and the live show gave...More

Thank MatthiasAmmann
Reviewed 2 April 2018 via mobile

Great Spanish tapas, feels very authentic. They have a live band playing Spanish music. The outside decor is great with heat towers. Service was great, tapas were awesome.

1  Thank alanroytbak
Reviewed 31 March 2018 via mobile

My 15 yr old and 7 yr old sons and I LOVED this place! Our waitress, BARBARA, was SO helpful and accommodating! My 15 yr old had never had a mussel or a clam so they gave us 1 of each to try before committing...More

1  Thank Laura S
Reviewed 7 March 2018

Went for Sunday night dinner. During the dinner there is Spanish flamingo dancing and singing. The show is great for about 10 minutes, but it is very loud. We went with another couple and it was hard to talk. Not a great atmosphere when you...More

Thank charlsp
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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Average prices
USD 30
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout
Good for
Child-friendly, Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Kids, Business meetings
Open Hours
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
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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