Costa Brava Bistro

4.8
1271 Reviews
$31 to $50
Spanish
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"

What 1271 people are saying
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4.8based on recent ratings
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Myrtle
1 review
Dined on October 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love your restaurant. We’ll be back soon with more friends!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful time! The food and wine are the best in town. Our waiter fantastic! Thank you so much for making our time together special.

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vipVB70
Houston
10 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love their food and everything about this place!

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vipDoD48
Austin
32 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Spectacular authentic Spanish cuisine
Top shelf

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BetsyG
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is my favorite restaurant in Houston. We always come when we are visiting. The last meal was outstanding.
The red snapper had a delicious sauce and the vegetables were perfect. Had the apple tart fir dessert. It was excellent , the thin pastry on the bottom was awesome. Please don’t miss this wonderful restaurant if you are in the area.

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MikeM
Houston
15 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As usual, a very pleasant dining experience. The staff is very experienced and provided a couple of fine wine recommendations.

They also have do a good job with their socially distanced table layout.

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LyndaW
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What an excellent place to dine! The food is outstanding. My husband had the Gulf Red Snapper and raved about how delicious the green beans were that accompanied the snapper. The seared sea scallops with risotto were exquisite! I allowed my husband one taste of the risotto. The service was excellent and we felt quite safe with their COVID19 safety protocols. I look forward to another visit.

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

As always everything was perfect. Costa Brava is one of our favorites.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Tallahassee
13 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, food and ambiance!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Tallahassee
14 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous as always!

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hellokitty
Houston
26 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

The only reason I am giving the restaurant a bit lower score than I normally would is because of a disappointing experience we had this past Friday. It is important for me to note that this is only the second time my husband and I have been out since March, so we would have liked to have a remarkable experience. Everything was marvelous until the last half of the meal. A couple was seated near us who walked into the restaurant on a Facetime call on speaker. It was loud and obnoxious. I kept waiting for the waiter to tell them to shut it down, but he did not. He served them drinks and appetizers and the couple kept up the loud conversation. I looked for the manager but I could not find her to ask her to intervene. Before that, the meal was great-food very good, the wine good, the ambiance very comfortable. I did call the restaurant the next day and I was told that they have a zero-tolerance policy, but being that they were seated while on the call and the waiter served them, it does not appear that is so. It is disappointing as this is an expensive evening and to hear someone's personal phone call for half my meal definitely subtracts from the experience at Costa Brava.

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Jazil
Houston
19 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was my husband's 80th birthday. Because of the covid-19 we couldn't do our trip
to Hawaii and the storm, Beta, we had to cancel our plans to Galveston. What a better
place to have a very nice celebration, Costa Brava Bistro! Service was tops, food was
as we expected as we have eaten here a few times and even done pick up in recent
months.

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
4 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love the food so much. It’s always a treat to dine here!

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John
Houston
7 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent meal. I had the duck breast which was cooked perfectly though the skin was not as crispy as I would have liked. My wife had the scallops and shrimp with risotto which was outstanding. We started with the octopus which as always was great. We also had the escargot which was really good but not as good as the octopus. Ended with the apple tart which was just right with a glass of port.
The service is outstanding and always makes for a special occasion.

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food was delicious and the service welcoming and attentive. I will definitely be returning.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love this place. It’s perfect on many levels. The food is very reminiscent of the best food I’ve had while in Spain.

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vipDonA
Houston
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, service, and overall experience.

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vipRuthann1
Houston
11 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing meal in a safe and lovely venue. I have always had an outstanding experience.

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BBSCOTCH
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This restaurant has been a favorite of ours for years. The menu is proven, the owner really cares about her establishment and the service is superb. Above all, the quality has remained consistently high. My wife and I often choose Costa Brava for our dates, special occasions and friends’ get-togethers. Strongly recommended.

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vipavicena71
Houston
5 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great service

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vipOpenTable Diner
Houston
39 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Food, servile and atmosphere were great as usual. Their Martini's are a joke. They are served in a small four swallow glass which cost's $13. For the same price at Tony Mandola's you get a real martini glass that is completely filled and will serve me for the entire meal.

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vipBrandyM
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely meal. Enjoyed the food wine and ambiance.

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vipStevenE
Houston
1 review
Dined on July 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First outing to dine-in to celebrate our anniversary. The food and service were excellent as usual. Angela always make you feel welcomed!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thank you for a delicious meal as usual!

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UpperChestnut
1 review
Dined on July 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful meal. Very clean and simple and not more than we could eat. Just right.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent fresh food, deliciously prepared and not overly salted. I find that to be the downfall of most kitchens.
The service and ambiance also first class. Will be back!

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Omnivore
Houston
6 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food. Restaurant Is usually full but it was pretty quiet during COVID era. Food and service was as good as always. Octopus appetizer was some of the best I have ever eaten. It was super tender and delicious.

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SteveS
Houston
1 review
Dined on June 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was excellent and the food outstanding. Very relaxing atmosphere and overall great experience. Have dined there many times and will continue to do so.

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
7 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great location and food was outstanding as always. The servers were very careful and we generally felt safe

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on June 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of our favorite restaurants!

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vipRogerH
Houston
22 reviews
Dined on June 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent, each dish perfectly cooked and very fresh.

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godzilla
Chicago
1 review
Dined on June 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Hard to find a true European bistro in Houston... Costa Brava is one of the handful that does it well. The menu is a nice balance of longstanding favorites and new/seasonal dishes. The staff has adapted very well to the whole social-distancing paradigm: masks and gloves for the staff, disposable menus, good spacing of tables. I'm a fan.

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MichaelN
Houston
6 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the food and service was great! Will definitely be back again.

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vipBethy
San Antonio
19 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We needed to go out. Our first dinner out. Kitty and Angeles did a great job of making us feel safe and welcome.

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JonathanL
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Good overall

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
1 review
Dined on May 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonder food & ambiance!! Absolutely delicious!!

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vipJayC
Houston
6 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great overall food, drinks and service! Don't miss this place!

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AaronM
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on May 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was great!

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vipreniew
Berlin
83 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is definitely one of the best restaurants in Houston

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vipKate
Houston
6 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great meal, celebrating our son's 22nd birthday! Would highly recommend for any special occasion.

FAQs

Costa Brava Bistro offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (713) 839-1005.

Costa Brava Bistro is rated 4.8 stars by 1271 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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