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Costa Brava

#284 of 1,531 Restaurants in Zurich
Certificate of Excellence
Escher Wyss
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Limmatstrasse 267, Zurich 8005, Switzerland
+41 44 272 27 71
11:30 - 14:30
18:00 - 00:00
Closed now
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Mon - Fri 11:30 - 14:30
Mon - Sat 18:00 - 00:00
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142 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

nice & simple atmosphere with excellent/helpful service & great food. we tried some gambas (prawns) and sepia (cuttlefish) as a starter and then had an excellent steak (solomillo; US beef) as a main dish. It wasn't so crowded during the week, but I assume, reservations should probably be made for a weekend visit.

Thank Don_Pedro_CH
Level Contributor
146 reviews
107 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016 via mobile

The place exists long time already. Is the 2nd well know spanish restaurant in Zurich. The food is great and u should start with different starters before u order the beef or veal chop. If u love fish so u also will be happy. The winelist is great cause he also deals with wines. At the end u pay the... More 

Thank asiafantasy
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37 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2016

Spanish restaurant which once had quite a name and was considered the second best Spanish restaurant in Zurich (the best being considered the "Casa Aurelio" at Langstrasse, which also seems to be on the downgrade as well). Now all that's apparently left are the ridiculously high prices - for very average dishes and cooking skills at best. IOW: You'll eat... More 

Thank wisenetizen
Kreuzlingen, Switzerland
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52 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 April 2016

Food is really good - fish, meet, starters - everthing. The restaurant would need some refurbishment but is still cosy. Service is - as unfortunately quite often in Zurich - not really good as you get the feeling that you "somehow" disturb the waiter if you want to order something. Prices are the typical high average Zurich level.

Thank Marlies M
Hong Kong, China
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48 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 March 2016 via mobile

We were recommended the appetiser with tapas of squid, prawn and mushroom. Followed by the main course with fish and prawn, and dessert of mixed platter. The food are all too salty and I cannot even able to finish all the "salty fish" from the main course. And we are paying over 100 CHF per head (note we did not... More 

Thank StanleyYu
Boca Raton, Florida
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174 reviews
121 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 February 2016 via mobile

This old fashioned restaurant - with no music and an uninspiring decor - will knock your socks off with delicious fare, especially the fish - and keep room for seconds !! A great address in a mostly boring neighbourhood - go there!

Thank XRhea
Canton of Zurich, Switzerland
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2015

If I want to celebrate a special occasion I will always choose Costa Brava. The fish is just exceptional. The waiters are attentive and the Chef is friendly - he greets the guests personally.

Thank Rodelia P
Barcelona, Spain
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2015 via mobile

We had dinner recently at this restaurant. The place is rather small but somehow cozy. Quality is far too low for such prizes. To begin with, the tapas are already cooked and once you order they just warm them up, so they won't be freshly cooked. Portions rather small. Main courses were better than the tapas but again very average.... More 

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Zurich, Switzerland
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564 reviews
464 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 182 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2015 via mobile

Costa Brava restaurant exists already for more than 20 years and it has an excellent reputation for its Zarzuela, fish and seafood dishes. We had calamari and porcini as starters and the Dover sole as a main. The starters as well as the main were delicious! They serve the sole in two servings - it was amazing and the service... More 

Thank Jamesfood
Zurich, Switzerland
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47 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2015

From the outside the restaurant does not have the Spanish loudness you would expect, but the food is, and that's what matters: the paella we had was delicious, fish tasted fresh, and portion was abundant. The garden on the back is unpretentious but nice. Prices are more on the high end. We arrived late for Swiss standards (after 9pm) and... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 25 - US$ 100
Seafood, Mediterranean, European, Spanish
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Business meetings, Romantic
Open Hours
11:30 - 14:30
18:00 - 00:00
11:30 - 14:30
18:00 - 00:00
11:30 - 14:30
18:00 - 00:00
11:30 - 14:30
18:00 - 00:00
11:30 - 14:30
18:00 - 00:00
18:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Limmatstrasse 267, Zurich 8005, Switzerland
  • Location: Europe  >  Switzerland  >  Canton of Zurich  >  Zurich>  > Escher Wyss
  • Neighbourhood: Escher Wyss
  • Phone Number: +41 44 272 27 71

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?