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La Costanera

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Peruvian, South American
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8150 Cabrillo Highway, Montara, CA 94037
6507281600
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Monday
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Hours:
Sun 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Tue - Thu 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 87
    Excellent
  • 43
    Very good
  • 15
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 5
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Beautiful view and love the food!

My husband and I love this place and have been here many times. The ocean views from patio and bar are beautiful and the all of the appetizers are very good, especially the ceviche. The chicken chicharrones are delicious. They have a good happy hour menu and the Peruvian beer, Cusquena is really... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 3, 2015
cloie2015
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Santa Cruz, California
Good for:
  • Doing business
  • Entertaining clients
  • Large groups
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Santa Cruz, California
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11 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

My husband and I love this place and have been here many times. The ocean views from patio and bar are beautiful and the all of the appetizers are very good, especially the ceviche. The chicken chicharrones are delicious. They have a good happy hour menu and the Peruvian beer, Cusquena is really nice.

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Cheshire, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

WOW! We ordered a bunch of small plates and that was dinner for two. Ceviche w/ halibut was so nicely done, roasted corn kernels, and just really interesting flavors. Shrimp w/ spicy sauce, pork ribs that fell off the bone,all fabulous. Octopus was a little too much, but it looked beautiful. Views of the Pacific are spectacular. Live music a... More 

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Peoria, IL
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54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

We attended a family wedding and reception here....absolutely beautiful setting. The wedding party had reserved the entire restaurant. The wedding was outdoors on the patio overlooking the Pacific. Cocktails were served downstairs and then we went upstairs for dinner. There were approximately 140 guests, so it was a bit crowded. The tables were close to each other. The food was... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

I visited this wonderful Peruvian restaurant with friends while visiting Northern California. It has breathtaking views in both their patio and inside dining areas of a gorgeous beach area. The decor is bright and contemporary with a very cool layout. A gorgeous indoor lounge dining area with beautiful comfy sectional couches. A great patio with several large firepit style tables.... More 

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San Mateo, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015

Went here to celebrate our anniversary. Excellent menu, wide variety of choices, beautifully cooked and super tasty. Highly recommend to anyone in the Bay Area, just a really good place.

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Columbus, Ohio
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14 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

Be there at sunset! Ask for a table by the window. The food is as good as the view. I ordered the chicken..best chicken I have EVER had. Great wine list, as well.

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Te Awamutu, New Zealand
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

Possibly picked a bad day for them, they had a wedding reception upstairs so was pretty raucous. But the staff were amazing and the food even better.

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California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

We had seen La Costanera on Check Please and decided to give it a go for my boyfriend's birthday. I had requested a window table since it was a birthday celebration, but we ended up in the middle of the room toward the kitchen. Oh well. The menu is quite substantial and most people will probably need an explanation of... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

Right up the road from Half Moon Bay. Great ambiance. Right out on the ocean. Very interesting Peruvian menu. Lots to chose from. Small plates to larger entrées. If you are looking for something different from the usual come here.

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Montara, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

Good restaurant with beautiful view, but pretty expensive, even the delicious cocktails. Small plates and portions, different food, peruvian.

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Additional Information about La Costanera

Address: 8150 Cabrillo Highway, Montara, CA 94037
Phone Number: 6507281600
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Montara
Open Hours:
Sunday 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Tuesday 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Wednesday 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Thursday 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Friday 5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Saturday 5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Average Prices: USD 31 - 50
Cuisine: Peruvian, South American

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 8150 Cabrillo Highway, Montara, CA 94037
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Montara
  • Phone Number: 6507281600

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 31 - 50
  • Cuisine: Peruvian, South American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Good for: Doing business, Entertaining clients, Large groups
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Friday
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?