Costa Brava Tapas Bar and Restaurant is a must for anyone wanting an authentic tapas experience. The quaint indoor/outdoor space feels far removed from Pacific Beach, with tile floors, arched doorways, and simple décor that evokes the Spanish countryside. The tapas menu is extensive, and peppered with delicacies such as Jamón Serrano, necessities such as Tortilla Española, and a seemingly endless array of specialties including dates wrapped in bacon, stuffed piquillo peppers, and savory croquettes. The entrees are equally tantalizing—the Paella has been voted the best in the city, and the steaks and seafood are bursting with tempting flavors. Alongside tapas, wine should flow freely, and Costa Brava’s extensive wine list is well-suited to the task: it offers a well-chosen array of Spanish wines, complete with pre-dinner cava, post dinner sherry, and Costa Brava’s ever-popular sangria.