Costa Del Sol

3.79 miles
2.50 out of 5
2 votes
  • Currently 3.5/5 Stars.
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901 Wethersfield Ave.
Hartford, CT 06101
(860) 296-1714

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Chef Javier Feijoo believes that, if you eat at Costa Del Sol often enough, you’ll eventually taste all of Spain. “Even though we do have dishes that represent different regions of Spain, we also try to be as non-regional as we can to give you a general idea of what Spain is all about,” he says. Consistent, quality food, a great staff and caring owners all combine to “evoke a real family feeling,” Feijoo adds.

Winner of the Best Spanish Restaurant Award in the Hartford Advocate Best Of Readers' Poll 2012

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Posted by Westie on 11/18/2013 at 04:20
We have been going to this restaurant since it opened. Our most recent visit coincided with the annual Taste of Hartford. On entering we were greeted by the owner and seated at a table for 2. The dining room was largely empty, as was the patio, at 6PM on a Thursday night though business increased as the night progressed. After ordering all 3 courses, we were presented with olive oil and a small loaf of room temperature bread. Change #1 - last year the bread was served warm.

For an appetizer, my wife chose the tortilla de patas - 2 slices of Spanish potato and onion omelet with a small amount of salad greens as garnish. Portion size was generous so my wife ate only one slice of this delicious omelet. I ordered the Chorizo y setas al vino - chorizo sausage slices with mushroom, mushrooms and shallots in a roja wine reduction and Port demi-glaze. Again, very good.

For entrees we ordered the paella de la casa.-the house paella with clams, mussels, shrimp, chorizo and chicken cooked in saffron rice. We have had this dish numerous times in the past and it has always been nothing short of excellent.
Change #2 - the 4 mussels were wild caught and had an off taste as cultivated mussels almost never do. Change #3 - the so-called saffron rice neither tasted nor looked like the chef had used any saffron. This is noticeable in a photo comparison of last year's paella with this year's. The overall flavor of this dish was not bad, but a definite disappointment in comparison to years past.

We closed out the meal with the house flan which was, as usual, very good.
Overall the meal was acceptable though not as good as in years past.
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