Costa Brava Bistro

4.8
972 reviews
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$31 to $50
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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"

Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Spanish, French, European
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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
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Phone number
(713) 839-1005
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Executive chef
Kitty Bailey
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
S. Rice Ave.
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Parking details
Plentiful Front and Back of Building
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Special events & promotions
Monthly Wine Event held on the last Monday of each month. Call for details.
Additional
Bar Dining, Beer, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Smoking Area, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 972 People Are Saying
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OT
Houston
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our waiter Anthony was exceptional and the food was at least as good as any I had in Madrid or Barcelona. So glad I tried this restaurant!

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Q
Houston
4 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

La atención, el servicio, la estupenda cocina , los vinos, el ambiente son varias de las razones por las que siempre mi familia y yo decidimos regresar a Costa Brava, ya sea para celebrar una ocasión especial o simplemente volver a degustar sus exquisitos platos.

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OT
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Superb dinner in beautiful restaurant! Wine list was extensive, food was superlative, service was excellent & price was appropriate. Noise level was ok for our table. The evening was lovely & we look forward to returning!

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m
Houston
19 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Some of the best food in Houston combined with good, friendly service. A special place.

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B
Houston
25 reviews
Dined on December 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great as always!

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a
Houston
91 reviews
Dined on December 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always exceptional in service and food, cozy ambiance.

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OT
Houston
1 review
Dined on December 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a table for 6. The food was beautifully presented, upscale version of authentic, and good value. Only negative was bottle of bubbly we ordered was barely above room temperature, but the waiter then put it in the freezer for us. We were very pleased that the portions were not oversized, but instead perfectly adequate to enable the enjoyment of more than one course. We shared multiple appetizers and multiple desserts: we especially recommend the cheese course for dessert. The black rice as a main was a stand-out, as was the stuffed piquillo peppers for appetizer. We will definitely go back.

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D
Houston
1 review
Dined on December 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was delicious and the service was outstanding.

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N
Houston
9 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful cozy atmosphere with amazing tasting food.....every visit is a gastronomic pleasure...yummy.

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MB
Houston
1 review
Dined on December 6, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

always great.

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RC
1 review
Dined on December 5, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

The service and food was very good. I will visit this restaurant again.

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GB
1 review
Dined on December 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our dining experience was wonderful. We’ve been going to Costa Brava for a number of years. Always an interesting menu, quality service and great wines.

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s
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Excellent experience and dinner. Food was great, with a Spanish flair!

Worth trying

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E
Houston
18 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

We enjoyed our meals very much. The service was fine. It is a small and relatively crowded restaurant
as the tables are close together.

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DW
Houston
7 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Dinner was great, deserts were just ok and coffee was weak.

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j
Houston
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Great service and waiter was very attentive
The wine list does not include wines at reasonable prices!!

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BB
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great meal. Personable service. A gem.

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F
Houston
11 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Invariably a great place for fine food and reliably good wine in an atmosphere that allows for good conversation. Genial but not intrusive service is an important part of the restaurant's success.

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OT
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My husband and I celebrated our anniversary there last night with our 2 little girls. My youngest had the Australian Lamb chops and she loved❤ it so much, leaving only 1 piece left for her sister, me and husband to taste. 😍 My 2nd daughter had the Beef Fillet and she also loved it! She said the mashed potato with manchengo is perfect! My husband had the 12oz Grilled Hereford Ribeye. 😍😍😍 Yummm He ate it ALL!! LOL I was debating on the Grilled Rainbow Trout & Jumbo Shrimp or the Seared Red Gulf Snapper and ended up with the Trout! DELISH!!! 😋😍😋 The staff was great and the food was remarkablel!!
Thank you for the wonderful experience!!!

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OT
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very nice place, food was amazing

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O
Houston
51 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Second time client. Food is typical Spain. Nice bistro atmosphere. Parking can be a problem. Staff is all friendly efficient and helpful

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DD
Austin
24 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Exquisite food. Delicate with very sophisticated flavors.
Wife and I shared white asparagus w iberico ham,
Then onto the special appetizer of Piccadillo peppers stuffed with Serrano in a pimiento sauce Amazing
The. As an entire we shared the house Paella
Shared a great Spanish Rioja and life is good!!!
Definitely going back to this one !!!

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JC
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Superior quality of food, cooking techniques, ambiance, service, but noisy.

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m
Houston
4 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Anthony took great care of us. Food was amazing (shrimp and scallops with risotto, and filet with onion rings), cooked to perfection with wonderful mixtures of flavors and textures for the palate. A wonderful culinary experience!

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HM
Houston
11 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is a wonderful, cozy restaurant in the heart of Bellaire! We love it, the food and wine are excellent!

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g
Houston
41 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

We had dinner at Costa Brava Halloween night. There were very few diners so it was very quiet. The menu and wine list include a lot of interesting choices focussing on Spanish food. Our salads were very good and my wife's suckling pig entree was excellent. I had the octopus. The octopus was tender and delicious but, in my opinion somewhat drowned in olive oil. However we had a very enjoyable dinner and look forward to returning.

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H
Houston
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was delicious as always!

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BM
1 review
Dined on October 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Costa Bravo Bistro is always spot on for a fabulous lunch or dinner experience. The staff is professional, courteous and willing to ensure a wonderful experience.

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TC
Houston
47 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very good food, especially good service — prompt, pleasant, professional, helpful, fun — in a nice comfortable atmosphere. An excellent experience, one we definitely look forward to repeating!

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r
Houston
63 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of the best restaurants in Houston

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LT
Houston
30 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I always enjoy the food and service. The server accidentally added an appetizer that we didn’t have to our bill and we paid without checking. I called when I got home and they immediately took it off of our credit card.

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JF
Houston
1 review
Dined on October 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our first time was great, would absolutely go back. Nice wine, interesting food options. Not expected at all.

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M
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very accodating service-fabulous Ribeye and Scallops

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OT
Houston
91 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food, excellent service, excellent everything. Easy, free parking. The trout dish was superb, the jamon delicious. We will be back.

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IM
Houston
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful entrees from Spain and France. Service extraordinaire. A true gem. Both owners meet and greet the patrons.

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OT
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

My wife and I went on our monthly date, and tried this place for the first time. Sometimes we like share the food we order, from our appetizers to the main course. We were surprised that at this place you cannot share your main dish with your date. So each of us had to order, even if we were not that hungry. We order the paella, and the flavor was not authentic, like you usually expect from a Spanish restaurant.The sangria was good, but the food was not the best.The prices are high, and the atmosphere is okay. We probably will not go back.
Thanks

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t
Houston
12 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A Houston favorite, every time. A great place to catch up with friends.

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IM
Houston
13 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Costa Brava has been our ‘go to’ restaurant in Bellaire ever since they opened a few years ago.
The location is perfect, the food is excellent and the service is absolutely superb, all while the prices are reasonable.
We love the salpicon de marisco (seafood salad - not exactly certain I spelled it correctly) as appetizer, greatly enjoy their paella or their mussels, love to taste the red snapper and the steak.
And then, the specials are usually things that you can’t find any place else in town. The suckling pig - stuffed peppers and the lamb are delicious.
Have to mention that the owners are extremely nice and always present making sure everyone is having a very enjoyable experience.
We very highly recommend it.

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JT
St. Louis
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Incredible meal with authentic ingredients and meticulous preparation. Great wine list. Excellent service. Highly recommend.

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C
Houston
5 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Overall Costa Bravais one of the best and most aprasivel bistros in town/ Highly recomended

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