A Culinary Odyssey to Spain in the Heart of San Diego
Discover the essence of Spain without leaving San Diego at Costa Brava. Nestled in Pacific Beach, our restaurant offers an authentic Spanish dining experience. Join us for a taste of Spain in Southern California.
A Spanish Serenade
Costa Brava offers a captivating musical ambiance that enhances your dining experience. As you step inside, the enchanting sounds of Spanish melodies and the soul-stirring strumming of a flamenco guitar embrace you, transporting you to the vibrant streets of Spain. This authentic musical backdrop, featuring the passionate and rhythmic cadences of traditional Spanish tunes, creates an atmosphere of authenticity and warmth. Whether you’re enjoying an intimate dinner for two or sharing a meal with friends, the music at Costa Brava adds an extra layer of charm to your visit, immersing you in the rich cultural tapestry of Spain without overwhelming conversation. It’s not just dining; it’s a sensory journey that celebrates the heart and soul of Spanish culture right here in San Diego.
Edward "El Pescadito" Fishwick - Guitarist
"Flamencos anonimos" - Wednesdays 6:30PM-9:30PM
Edward Fishwick began studying flamenco in the summer of 1993, the same day he heard the world-renowned virtuoso guitarist Paco de Lucía for the first time. From that day on, he dedicated himself to learning and playing this fantastic Spanish music.
Fishwick began performing professionally in 1997, bringing this unique art to a wide variety of special events including weddings, corporate gatherings, private parties, and benefits. His audiences have included the Miss Budweiser powerboat racing team, acclaimed Spanish artist Royo, and Tonight Show host Jay Leno. Additionally, he performs in various ensembles and as an accompanist for flamenco singers and dancers. In 2005 Edward made his first trip to Andalucía, the southern most region of Spain, and the cradle of flamenco. There he studied with some of the greatest guitarists in Spain including David Serva, Emilio Maya, Paco Cortés and Rafael Santiago “Habichuela”. He returned to San Diego later that year to resume his musical studies at San Diego State University.
Jesus Soriano - Guitarist
Thursdays through Sundays 6:30PM-9:30PM
“Born and raised in Madrid, Spain, Jesus Soriano started performing when he was fifteen years old, two years after receiving his first guitar as a Christmas present. He played in several rock bands while in his teens, and moonlighted as a folk musician in several “Tunas and Estudiantinas”. Besides Flamenco, he pays special attention to old, traditional songs from different regions of Spain, and he particularly enjoys popular music with a strong social content. He came to San Diego directly from Madrid and he has performed in many local restaurants, as well as several TV programs representing the House of Spain with his catalonian partner Ben Garrido. One of his favourite quotes is “Just because I do it, doesn’t mean I’m good at it”.
A Spanish Oasis in Pacific Beach
Costa Brava boasts an inviting and stylish bar area that adds a dynamic dimension to your dining experience. The bar, adorned with warm wood accents and a contemporary Spanish flair, invites you to unwind and savor handcrafted cocktails inspired by the vibrant spirit of Spain. Whether you’re seated at the bar itself or in one of the cozy adjacent lounge areas, you’ll find a curated selection of Spanish wines, artisanal spirits, and craft beers to complement your visit. Skilled mixologists stand ready to craft signature cocktails, each a fusion of traditional Spanish ingredients and innovative techniques. As you sip your beverage of choice, the lively ambiance and friendly conversations around the bar create the perfect backdrop for a memorable evening at Costa Brava, where the bar is not just a place for drinks but a gateway to the soul of Spain in the heart of San Diego.
Costa Brava's Happy Hour:
A Taste of Spain at Unbeatable Prices!
1/2 price Sangria and a selected menu of Tapas at 1/2 price. Except certain holidays. Walk-ins only for Happy Hour so be sure to arrive early!
Wednesdays & Thursdays
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