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About Costa Brava Bistro

Owners Angeles Dueñas and Kitty Bailey have created a home where they explore the rich traditions of the food and wine from Spain and France with a modern, personal approach.
Open Table's 2016 list - "100 Best Restaurants for Foodies in America"

5115 Bellaire Blvd
Bellaire, TX 77401
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Spanish, French, European

Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:00am - 2:30pm;
Dinner: Monday -Thursday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm;
Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
CLOSED SUNDAY

Cross Street:
S. Rice Ave.

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(713) 839-1005

Website:
http://www.costabravabistro.com/

Parking Details:
Plentiful Front and Back of Building

Executive Chef:
Kitty Bailey

Additional:
Bar Dining, Beer, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Smoking Area, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
Monthly Wine Event held on the last Monday of each month. Call for details.

Costa Brava Bistro Ratings and Reviews

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4.8

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.8

service

4.7

ambience

4.6

value

4.4

Noise

Moderate

99% would recommend it to a friend

Neighborhood Gem (36)
Fit for Foodies (33)
Good for a Date (31)
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Special Occasion (27)
Cozy (26)
Good for Anniversaries (26)
Creative Cuisine (22)
Quiet Conversation (22)
Romantic (21)
Authentic (20)
Notable Wine List (16)
Good for Birthdays (14)
Worth the Drive (14)
Business Meals (11)
Great for Lunch (10)
Tapas (9)
Casual (8)
Bar Seating (7)
Healthy (6)
Pre/post Theatre (4)
Comfort Food (4)
Fun (3)
Tasting Menu (3)
Late-night Find (2)
Local Ingredients (2)
Seasonal (2)
Quick Bite (1)
Good for Groups (1)
Handcrafted Cocktails (1)
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Hot Spot (1)
Live Music (1)
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vip
 (New Orleans)·Dined 2 days ago

As a long time customer of CB, I have always loved the ambiance and the service. They remember your preferences, so they knew where I like to sit and which waiter, and which wines I prefer. They had this all ready for me on my arrival. NOW THAT"S SERVICE. And when the owners and staff have a personal relationship with you- that's SPECIAL.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Neighborhood Gem, Cozy
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 (Denver)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Excellent dinner and atmosphere, staff very friendly and knowledgeable. Early Valentines Day dinner and enjoyed it. Definitely will be returning soon

Tags: Comfort Food, Romantic, Good for a Date, Cozy, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Tasting Menu, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Houston)·Dined on February 3, 2018

My first time there! Food was excellent and worth the long drive to get there.

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vip
 (Houston)·Dined on February 3, 2018

I really enjoyed the food and service. Would stay away on weekends as it was extremely
crowded with very tight seating.

Tags: Authentic
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 (Houston)·Dined on February 1, 2018

One of our favorite places! Always excellent food and service! It is also quiet, which is a real treat. Duck Confit is heavenly!

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vip
 (Houston)·Dined on January 31, 2018

Costa Brava has an excellent selection of spanish fare, particularly with excellent seafood and a nice selection of Spanish wines.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Good for a Date
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 (Houston)·Dined on January 31, 2018

Coasta Bravo is a warm , friendly, intimate place with delicious food and caring, attentive service. The paella is my favorite, but everything on the menu that I have tried has been top rate and I also especially like their fish and seafood. The Apple Tarte with homemade ice cream is my desert favorite. The wine list is not extensive but perfectly adequate. This one of my favorite restaurants in Houston.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Casual, Romantic, Great for Lunch, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Authentic, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (Houston)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Birthday dinner. Fabulous, as always. Wonderful food, atmosphere, staff. Will be back.

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 (Houston)·Dined on January 27, 2018

We always enjoy dining at Costa Brava. Owners are servers are friendly and helpful. Paella is best in Houston.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Authentic, Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre, Cozy
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vip
 (Houston)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Always an excellent choice! They will never disappoint you. Took a year for us to realize that we moved within walking distance of the best restaurant in Houston. Wine dinners are excellent!

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vip
 (Houston)·Dined on January 26, 2018

Always love coming to Costa Bravo. Very homey feeling. Food is AMAZING!

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vip
 (Houston)·Dined on January 26, 2018

Great neighborhood spot . Wish more young people went. Typically the “Viking cruise” crowd as I call it. Not sure why because the food is terrific and the martinis are the best in town...

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vip
 (Houston)·Dined on January 25, 2018

Always good. Angel always welcoming. Kitty keeps her kitchen crew sharp.
Everyday dining. It's just consistent, and excellent.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Houston)·Dined on January 23, 2018

Celebrating granddaughters graduation with Masters @ TX A&M. First visit to Costa Bravo. Delicious food from appetizer to dessert. Lovely, cozy decor. Excellent waiter (Anson ?) who made perfect wine & food recommendations. Delightful manager/owner who visited with us three times. All was top notch. A must-try Bellaire neighborhood cafe. Worth the 30 min drive from Sugar Land.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Late-night Find, Quiet Conversation, Tapas, Romantic, Bar Seating
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vip
 (Houston)·Dined on January 22, 2018

Excellent restaurant ! Loved it!!

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vip
 (Houston)·Dined on January 19, 2018

Superb as usual. Every visit includes interesting and well executed entrees and salads (we had paella and a sublime sea bass dish, as well as two salads). We splurged on desserts--chocolate pot de creme and a chocolate bread pudding--which were delicious and not cloyingingly sweet. The wine list always has interesting and reasonable options, and service is professional, discreet and prompt. A real winner!

Tags: Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 19, 2018

Great!! Service and staff very professional!

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 (Houston)·Dined on January 17, 2018

Great food friendly staff.wish chef would visit tables

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries
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vip
 (Phoenix)·Dined on January 13, 2018

The restaurant claims to be a mix of French and Spanish food and it's neither. The Galician Octopus was poorly prepared (over cooked) and lacked grain sea salt. The french onion soup had little to no cheese. The fish was well cooked but garnishments were average. I ordered a side risotto and it was undercooked. No refills on anything (even though cost for soda is $4). No real Spanish food on the menu except for 4 items. Limited wine selections. My wife and I have been to authentic Spanish restaurants in the costa brava (north of Spain) and had high expectations which were not met. Will not return

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vip
 (Houston)·Dined on January 13, 2018

Top notch! Service was sophisticated and discreet. Food was extremely well prepared. A very enjoyable evening!

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vip
 (Houston)·Dined on January 6, 2018

Service and food excellent, as always, at this neighborhood gem.

Tags: Fun, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot
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 (Houston)·Dined on January 5, 2018

The food is excellent (try the grilled octopus) and the service is even better.

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vip
 (Houston)·Dined on December 22, 2017

Absolutely fabulous food, a great wine selection, and great service
First Class

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vip
 (Houston)·Dined on December 20, 2017

My second time visiting Costa Bravo Bistro and it does not disappoint! Lovely place and wonderful food. Not may vegetarian options but if you are a meat or fish lover there is a wonderful menu and everything is delicious with slightly different takes on soups like French onion or Gazpacho. A great place to go for a quiet dinner to catch up with a friend or date!

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Tallahassee)·Dined on December 20, 2017

Each time I dine here I leave thinking "I need remember to come here more often". It is always so good. So many Houston restaurants are - that's the challenge, but this one will remain on the short list.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date
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 (Houston)·Dined on December 20, 2017

I have eaten here on many occasions and the food is always superb. A bit pricey for lunch on a regular basis, but I love to come here for birthdays and other special events when I don't have to rush back to work. I highly recommend Costa Brava!

Tags: Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Great for Lunch
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 (Houston)·Dined on December 20, 2017

Costa Brava is our favorite restaurant in Houston. The food is always exceptional and delicious.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Romantic
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 (Houston)·Dined on December 19, 2017

Nice place to have a casual and romantic dinner. Food is good and great wine list. Will definitely go back there and do recommend it

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 (Houston)·Dined on December 19, 2017

It's always a pleasure eating at Costa Brava Bistro. Food is wonderful. Service is excellent. Very nice atmosphere. Noise level is low so you can actually carry on a conversation.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Romantic, Notable Wine List, Authentic, Bar Seating, Quiet Conversation
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vip
 (Houston)·Dined on December 18, 2017

Always wonderful.

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vip
 (Houston)·Dined on December 15, 2017

This was our first time, but after hearing rave reviews from several friends we decided to try it. we will definitely be back!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Cozy, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Houston)·Dined on December 12, 2017

Very nice evening!
The package was complete - food, service, ambiance
Recommended

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 9, 2017

Great time! Food excellent. Maria was great!!

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 (London)·Dined on December 6, 2017

Had not been to Costa Brava in a while, but was glad they are as great as previous dinners. This was a birthday dinner for friend, and she was not disappointed.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Cozy, Seasonal, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date
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vip
 (Houston)·Dined on December 5, 2017

Consistently great food and service, very attentive to customers. Love the menu that has something for everyone. Don’t know why we don’t go more often!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Cozy, Good for Birthdays
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 (Houston)·Dined on December 2, 2017

The four people in our party were very pleased with the wine, salads, and entrees we had. Unfortunately, we did not have room for dessert.

Tags: Business Meals, Cozy, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date
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 (Houston)·Dined on December 1, 2017

We went a little later and so the crowd was perhaps a bit quieter than someone else's experience (mostly older folks from the neighborhood). Our food was good, as was the wine. Overall we enjoyed it but not sure we're going to rush to return either. Worth a stop though.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 22, 2017

Not only the food was extraordinary, but the service was very professional and friendly. I would, definitively, recommend this restaurant.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Business Meals, Cozy
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 (Houston)·Dined on November 20, 2017

Fantastic restaurant. I've been there twice now and I just love the place. The service is super, the food is fabulous. Excellent wines as well. I plan on being a regular there.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Cozy, Romantic, Tasting Menu, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date
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 (Houston)·Dined on November 16, 2017

A regular, reliable favorite. Excellent cod special with clams and mussels in a luscious broth. We love having a dependable , inventive menu wilh intriguing and reasonable specials.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Authentic, Casual, Fit for Foodies, Cozy, Romantic, Business Meals, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Healthy, Great for Lunch
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