Costa Blanca

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Tapas / Small Plates
We would like to share with you, our new sister restaurant, Costa Blanca. It is our second installment of Spanish tapas from Chef Ruiz.
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OT
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 4

Food was amazing! Server seemed like she was having a bad day. Since the waitstaff is the face of your business, you may need to find friendly people.

JS
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Interesting and excellent tasting small plates, with a simple and pleasant atmosphere. I am sure I will come here again and again.

NL
Minneapolis
11 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

This is one of my favorite restaurants in Minneapolis.
I love the tapas concept to be able to eat variety of dishes. The restaurant is small so reservations are needed.

OT
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service. Amazing food! Great flavors... and great presentation! They do try to keep the table cleared for the next plate... and sometimes were too quick to clear before we could try the sauce with the tapas. Others complaints about portion sizes... it’s tapas! Nice drink menu and wine selection.

G
Minneapolis
3 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

We had five different plates shared among the four of us and, honestly, every plate was delicious. That amount of food filled us up but didn't overfill us, so the portions were just right. The cocktails were creative and excellent. I think the food is a tad overpriced, but not offensively so. I definitely would go back again. We were there on a Thursday night and the place was practically empty and we were able to converse easily, so hard to judge what the noise level would be like if the restaurant was full. It's small so I would recommend reservations, especially on a weekend.

GV
Minneapolis
25 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

there were 3 of us, as such the tapas plates at 12-16 dollars such clearly served 2, s extremely thin bread slices with goat cheese and red pepper coulis, 2 dates stiffed with manchego and wrapped in bacon, 1 cran=b cake (not lump to our disappointment). The best deal is the italian meats, cheese and 4 bread slices on a plate. We tried 5 for 3 people, with 3 cocktails and topped 110.00, glad we seated at 5:45, packed and extremely loud after that

RV
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Multiple dining experiences here and all have been exceptional. Friendly, professional and fast service and the food is both visually and appealing and incredibly flavorful. We will be back for more.

W
Minneapolis
23 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a wonderful dinner. We enjoyed the Paloma and Manhattan cocktails. The food was delicious, Plato Iberico, dates, Fideo(sp) and paella. Dessert we chose the flan. Highly recommend and we will be returning.

TB
Minneapolis
7 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great Mexican Independence Day dinner from Hector Ruiz with Mexican wine pairings from Erin. Fantastic event, everything was great.

MO
Cincinnati
12 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Food and service were excellent and our waiter was well versed in menu choices. Nice affordable wine list.

PH
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a wonderful time & our server was very nice. I didn't catch her name.

HS
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service and food were great!

CS
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on August 26, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Waiter was nice but a bit forgetful and we got our flan before our last dishes which was a bit odd. Food was decent but not the best tapas I have had. Overall portions small for the price. Best dish was probably the Datiles and the Piquillo of what we tried.

S
Minneapolis
9 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Good food well prepared, good drinks, nice atmosphere - not too loud - you can actually talk to the people who are dining with you. Waiter explained the menu and drink options well - Sea bass great

SH
Minneapolis
10 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 2

Rincon 38 is one of our favorite restaurants so I was excited to try Costa Blanca. We had the datiles, trofie, tinta negra, croquette de cangrejo, piquillos, carne, and paella marinara. The most memorable dishes were the datiles, tinta negra, and piquillos. The other dishes were good, but not great. It was our server's first night, and we all felt he should have had more support or preparation. I didn't like the ambience - the acoustic ceiling tiles and 1980s-style ceiling fans made it look like Ruiz got lazy putting this restaurant together.

GD
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Service was perfect. Food was really good. The server was wonderful. He timed our meal perfectly.

OT
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Very good tapas restaurant.

OT
Minneapolis
9 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Our dishes were fabulous. Got the new lobster pasta and shrimp pasta dishes. But the menu was changed significantly recently and they eliminated any type of salad and our favorite Manchego cheese dish. Please add them back!!

OT
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

So me and my friend wanted a fine dining experience, so we went to Costa Blanca. The waiters and servers came to check on us often, the food was delicious and came promptly. We enjoyed our time and my friend enjoyed her margarita. I will definitely be using OpenTable more often to book reservations!

RM
Minneapolis
30 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Food is consistently great. Service was great. Will definitely be back soon.

MM
Minneapolis
4 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

The food was the best and most authentic Spanish cuisine we have had since our honeymoon in Spain years ago. We thoroughly enjoyed our shared plates. We will absolutely return. Juan, our server was a delight despite a full restaurant of diners and only a handful of wait staff.

MR
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Absolutely delicious. Packed and loud--but the drinks, including a customized gin drink were phenomenal. Definitely will return, but it did not seem like they had a clue that I had a reservation.

K
Minneapolis
22 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food, excellent presentation and each item was unique and tasty.

Y
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 3

Be prepared to be disappointed if you are expecting a real paella.

SF
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was delicious and the service was wonderful!

DT
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food, great service! Can't wait to go back.

OT
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our server, Timoteo, was incredible. He made great wine recommendations, and when it came time for us to order, he knew the menu so well that he timed our tapas to compliment each other perfectly - plus he checked in with us regularly and made sure we were well tended. He was just so, so awesome - this level of service is a rarity in our current times, so is that much more special. Also, the food was absolutely wonderful - I will definitely be back!

OT
Minneapolis
3 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our experience was extraordinary. This truly one of our favorite restaurants.

EB
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was one of the best meals I’ve had in minneapolis. The service was TOP notch too. We came here for our wedding anniversary and it was the perfect place for a romantic dinner. Portion sized were perfect! We tried four dishes and two deserts. We will be talking about this place forever.

BK
1 review
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Food was well presented, excellent flavor profiles intriguing and varied which makes the dining experience for a tapas restaurant very enjoyable. All dishes were perfectly cooked, neither over or under cooked. Plate sizes were appropriate no too large which is a problem with many restaurants today. Busy night but service was excellent. Well thought out wine menu and craft cocktails. Great house made deserts that are interesting and good finishers for the menu. Highly recommend it.

MH
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Costa Blanca cancelled my reservation due to a water leak at the restaurant about a half hour before my scheduled dinner. It ruined my plans for the evening.

OT
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

This is a fantastic gem in northeast Minneapolis! The food is phenomenal Spanish tapas with a refreshed menu every few months. We came for my boyfriends birthday and loved everything and got desserts on the house.

OT
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined on July 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service, knew the menu, great recommendations

M
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on June 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful food and great staff!

d
Minneapolis
11 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Always enjoy our dinners here. It does get a bit expensive, but very enjoyable !

B
Minneapolis
4 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 2

Enjoyed our meal and service.Very disappointed in lack of customers. We were the only diners there.
We have eaten there several times over last few years and this lack of customers was very disheartening.
this does not bode well.

OT
Minneapolis
3 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful food and wonderful service. Enjoyed our dinner experience very much!

JG
Minneapolis
6 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wide variety of delicious dishes and cocktails and wine. Service was superb.

BK
Minneapolis
3 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Wonderful small plates for sharing. Service is always excellent.

OT
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It’s always been wonderful.

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