Costa Brava Bistro

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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"

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1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food3service4ambience3

The dishes were mediocre in taste, while the prices were for a higher quality restaurant unfortunately.

r
Berlin
82 reviews
Dined on February 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best restaurants in Houston. Consistently great

R
Houston
30 reviews
Dined on February 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is a favorite restaurant but I had not been back after they moved a couple doors down. It is still outstanding. Great food and service at a reasonable price point. I had the paella and it didn't disappoint.

J
Houston
29 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We celebrated my husbands birthday. Food was amazing, service very good!

F
Houston
9 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Due to unforeseen circumstances we were running late for our reservation. We called. They were most understanding. They did not rush us and we had s wonderful dining experience with wonderful service (Abraham) delicious food and beverage. We have never been disappointed at Costa Brava.

B
Houston
22 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Clearly a special place. The food, service and ambiance is excellent. The wine selection and recommendations where on point. While I was there for a business meal, this is a neighborhood gem. The chef is superb

KZ
London
23 reviews
Dined on February 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really nice experience here with girlfriends. Started with a Spanish-style G&T with botanicals and then had shared several plates. Would love to go back.

JJ
Houston
27 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food was excellent as was the service. Ambiance was fine except we were seated in an area where the servers were constantly whizzing by so next time we will ask for a table by the wall. The new restaurant is lovely but it was much cozier before the renovation.

OT
Houston
26 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

New location, but same elegant ambiance and quality service. The food here is consistently good. The seafood is fresh, sauces enhance but don’t overpower. Two of our guests had the ribeye and lamb chops, and reported they they were tender and flavorful. Save room for the macheco cheese cheesecake, a slightly sweet/ savory cheesecake, that is excellent with red wine(ask your server for the best recommendation)

e
Houston
36 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

As always, the food was fabulous. The gazpacho is the best in town.
The appetizers and entrees wonderful, and the dessert put the finishing touch on my diet!
You cannot go wrong with ANY selection at this restaurant. Kudos to the Chef.

JF
Houston
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We always enjoy eating at Costa Brava. The service is good, attentive without being intrusive. The food and wine are outstanding. We always check out their specials. Friends recommended we try the octopus appetizer and we now frequently order it. The grilled veal chop we had was so good I had to take my wife back so she could get it.

PP
Houston
1 review
Dined on January 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Superb ! Food, service ambience!

DS
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Usually spot on. This time it wasn’t very good

DM
Houston
7 reviews
Dined on January 22, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Very nice meal. Does great job of showing off the variety of Houston food. Service was extremely good

A
Houston
14 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This is a wonderful neighborhood gem. Efficient, polished service, excellent wine list, delicious food. The black rice & seafood dish was wonderful. We wished it had been a little quieter, but we'll book a table earlier in the evening next time.

d
Houston
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

By far the nicest dining experience we have had in years.

F
New Orleans
5 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We have been going to CBB for special occasions for a few years and have never. been disappointed. Their wine tasting dinners are also superb.

3
Miami
6 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Paella was fabulous as were the appetizers. Desserts were great. Wine was reasonable

OT
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Anniversary dinner! Lovely table. Good food. Nice wine. Not rushed. Lovely

KV
Los Angeles
33 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A neighborhood gem. Food and service r always great

MA
Houston
4 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A delightful restaurant that always delivers an outstanding dining experience.

C
Houston
103 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love this restaurant; the food, Servie and ambiance is perfect if you want to enjoy delicious, fresh food and have a conversation with your guest. It’s so hard to find a restaurant that offers it all. Highly recommend Costa Brava.

OT
Houston
5 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were celebrating two family birthdays. The food and service was outstanding. We each had a different entrees and there were raves all around. Looking forward to our next visit.

RR
Houston
4 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Entrees took forever. Everyone’s entree was lukewarm, mine was cold. We’ve been here multiple times and hope this isn’t a harbinger of future meals.

M
Houston
11 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It is beautiful and the food is outstanding! Best service ever. You will not be disappointed!

FL
Houston
45 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience5

It's been quite awhile since I went to Costa Brava. They have remodeled/expanded and the space is GREAT! Service was spot on. The scallops were absolutely perfect and SO delicious. The blueberry cake was totally delicious.

JP
Houston
1 review
Dined on December 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Costa Bravo Bistro never disappoints. Excellent food, excellent service and it's a place where we can HEAR!

GC
Houston
116 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Exceptional special event - Roederer Champagnes (including Cristal!) Fabulous event, fabulous food!

JC
Houston
1 review
Dined on December 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I come to Houston only 3 to 4 times a year. This is our favorite restaurant to visit. My wife always asks if I made reservations as part of our plans for the trip. The environment is classy but not pretentious. The food is world class and the attention rates an easy ten. We came on a wine dinner night but did not participate. Someday we will, but we received no less attention from the staff including the owner. She was a terrific and gracious help with my selection of a Spanish wine. Costa Brava Bistro is our reward for the long drive from Little Rock AR and will be top of list of our destinations in Houston.

WT
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was fantastic! The cochinillo was delicious and Angeles made sure we were well taken care of.

TE
San Francisco
13 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Delicious gazpacho and outstanding pork!

MM
Houston
10 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

All was perfection as usual. Yes, it’s pricey, but I consider it a special treat!

EH
Houston
19 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great dining experience.

OT
Houston
7 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food, is as always, incredibly delicious.
What an absolute treat.

TC
Houston
59 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent food — attractive and tasty, reasonable portions (left room for great desserts!). Excellent, helpful service — thank you, Eynar and team. A very pleasant dinner experience, one we look forward to repeating.

WC
New York Area
58 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Costa Brava is one of the best restaurants in Houston. Never disappoints. Great food and service.

R
Houston
7 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Well-prepared food, nice wine selection, and attentive wait staff.

r
Houston
48 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, the meal was incredible!!!

J
Houston
30 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We love your restaurant, food was delicious, could have been hotter, but delicious.

DL
Houston
10 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

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