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For 2
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7:00 PM
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Costa Brava Bistro

4.8
827 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Spanish
Top Tags:
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Good for a Date
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 827 People Are Saying
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4.8  based on recent ratings
4.8
food
4.7
service
4.6
ambience
4.5
value
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99% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner (Philadelphia)
5.0  Dined 2 days ago

Simply one of The best restaurants in Houston. Find Spanish, not Mexican, food. Well crafted and well thought out.

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vipBudd (Houston)
5.0  Dined 4 days ago

Spectacular in every respect. They made us feel as though we we family . Food was crazy good.

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vipluvnorleans (New Orleans)
5.0  Dined 4 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.

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OperaDevotee (Houston)
5.0  Dined 4 days ago

My wife and I took a friend to Costa Brava for his birthday. The gazpacho was excellent although different from that I have had elsewhere as the vegetables are essentially puréed into the cold tomato base with just a few tiny pieces sprinkled in the middle. My wife had a garlic shrimp appetizer while I ordered the paella. The shrimp were not overcooked and both were quite tasty and good. Costa Brava unfortunately does not allow for split plates, which my wife and I routinely do to keep from overeating and feeling uncomfortable after a meal, so we had to swap plates periodically so we could share all of our orders. We all shared the rice pudding for dessert (served in a single bowl with 3 spoons) and enjoyed it mightily. The wine list is reasonable extensive with a variety of good choices that are not horribly priced.

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VicD (Denver)
5.0  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

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vipOpenTable Diner (Houston)
5.0  Dined on February 3, 2018

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

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vipEileen (Houston)
4.0  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.

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OpenTable Diner (Houston)
5.0  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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vipLindaR (Houston)
5.0  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.

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OpenTable Diner (Houston)
5.0  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.

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vipEliDines (Houston)
5.0  Dined on January 27, 2018

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

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22Skinny (Houston)
5.0  Dined on January 27, 2018

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

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vipOpenTable Diner (Houston)
5.0  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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vipOpenTable Diner (Houston)
5.0  Dined on January 26, 2018

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

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vipOpenTable Diner (Houston)
4.0  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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