Longtime Favorite Costa Azul Will Grand Reopen Tonight In Coronado

February 6, 2020

After twenty years in business, Costa Azul bar and restaurant was forced to close in September 2018 after being unable to negotiate a new lease (the space is now Fox Restaurant Concepts' The Henry), but the longtime "Cheers of Coronado" will reopen tonight in a bayfront site at the Coronado Ferry Landing.

Opened in August 1998 by husband and wife Brant & Carol Sarber and Kathleen Byrne, who also collectively own Island Pasta in Coronado, Costa Azul was essentially removed from its longtime space after owners were not offered a new lease with the building's owner, Kleege Enterprises, which bought the land on Orange Avenue between C Avenue and 10th Street in 2017 for $22 Million. The space was ultimately leased to Arizona-based Fox Restaurant Concepts, which was purchased last year by The Cheesecake Factory, and is now the fourth location of the company's The Henry all-day concept. Leading up to the September 2018 closure, Brant Sarber indicated he was actively looking for a new space to reopen Costa Azul.

Costa Azul has installed within the 4,500 square-foot, indoor-outdoor waterfront space that last housed Blue Bridge Hospitality's short-lived El Roy's Tequila Bar + Kitchen (and Candela's on the Bay before that). The restaurant will grand reopen tonight with an eclectic Cal-Mex-style menu with appetizers, soups, salads, sandwiches, tacos, and a large variety of entrees. There will also be a full bar with margaritas, cocktails, spirits, domestic and local beer, sangria and wine. The bayside eatery will have an ample outdoor patio with prime views of downtown San Diego's skyline. There will also be frequent live music performances, including a set from Coronado's Ron's Garage Band to kick off the opening.

Costa Azul is located at 1201 First Street, Unit 115, adjacent to the Coronado Ferry Landing. For more information, visit costaazulbayfront.com and check out the menu below.