Costa Brava Bistro

With a neighborly feel appropriate to its Bellaire locale, this cozy gem features a menu of elegant Spanish and French bites. We did a bit of fork-fighting over our appetizers: grilled octopus bites with patatas in a fruity olive oil and pimentón and a seafood salad of calamari, crab, and shrimp aside arugula and charred tomatoes. Likewise, we felt compelled to share our splendid entrées: short ribs braised in coffee and brandy with puréed parsnips; grilled quail stuffed with wild mushrooms atop haricots verts; beautiful lamb chops roasted medium-rare and served with a rich jus and sautéed spinach; and a lovely rendition of paella with mussels, shrimp, calamari, pork, and chicken. (3/14)


City: Houston


Drinks: Beer & wine

Price: $$-$$$


Address: 5115 Bellaire Blvd, Houston, TX, 77401

Hours: L Mon–Fri. D Mon–Sat.

Phone: 713-839-1005


Last updated: April 8, 2013