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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DM
Houston
7 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

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

A
Houston
14 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
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

KV
Los Angeles
31 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
8 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
115 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
8 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
5 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
6 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
29 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

Anniversary’s

CB
Houston
6 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Very authentic Spanish food. Knowledgeable, attentive staff

BR
Calgary
5 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and excellent service. Everything on the menu is a great choice.

L
Orlando
11 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience3

The food flavor was excellent but the salad and trout portions were far too skimpy and no bread served or offered.....left the lunch hungry.

O
Houston
67 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First visit to new location. Food and service are excellent as before. New location is a great update vs older location. Always a pleasure to dine at Costa Brava

S
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food and charming ambience

EG
Dallas
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our first time as we are visiting Houston. Will definitely go back when we are in town. Quick, attentive service and food was great!

OT
Houston
14 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always excellent.

HP
Houston
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, service and ambience. We went there for a girls luncheon and most of us got the three course luncheon. Gazpacho, risotto with scallops and shrimp and dessert. All excellent! I would highly recommend this restaurant!

OT
Houston
10 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Renovation! Wonderful experience!

LD
Houston
6 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Costa Brava has been on my “must visit” list for quite a while. My regret is waiting so long. The inviting dining room; impeccable, yet unobtrusive waitstaff; and of course, the outstanding food. What a pleasant surprise! I cannot wait to return...

SG
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous in every way. The Caesar salad was the real thing. Red snapper was exceptional. Manager was very hospitable and grateful we were there - most welcoming. Expensive but worth it!

WU
Houston
30 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

New location is elegant. Ambiance, menu, food, wine and service levels remain excellent. Most enjoyable experience.

FD
Houston
78 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place is a gem!

a
Houston
114 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

New location down the block from the original is amazingly even more warm, cozy and wonderful than before. Food and service were excellent as always. We had trout and snapper after jumbo shrimp with garlic. The chef is always supervising in the dining room, happy to answer questions so you know everything is to perfection.

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