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La Costanera

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8150 Cabrillo Highway, Montara, CA 94037
6507281600
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Today
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Closed now
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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: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Good for:
Casual Dining
Large groups
Doing business
Entertaining clients
Breakfast/Brunch
Dinner
Reservations
Late Night

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Visitor rating
  • 76
    Excellent
  • 39
    Very good
  • 13
    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
Most recent review
The Food is Wonderful

I can understand why La Costanera received a Michelin Star since they rate on food only. Yes the food is very good and consistent. However, I cannot give a good review on the service. It is consistently poor and I have been there several times. Dishes that were ordered were never brought to the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 25, 2015
Eilene W
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Moss Beach, California
via mobile
Good for:
  • Casual Dining
  • Large groups
  • Doing business
  • Entertaining clients
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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137 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Moss Beach, California
Contributor
19 reviews 19 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 NEW via mobile

I can understand why La Costanera received a Michelin Star since they rate on food only. Yes the food is very good and consistent. However, I cannot give a good review on the service. It is consistently poor and I have been there several times. Dishes that were ordered were never brought to the table, wrong orders were brought and... More 

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Montara, California
Reviewer
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

We took our family there and were delighted. We found the view fabulous and the food was as well. Since we live so close to the restaurant we will return many times.

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San Jose, California
Top Contributor
89 reviews 89 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

Location, Location, Location! This restaurant is perched above Montara public beach along highway one, just north of Half Moon Bay. It would be hard to think of a better location! The main attraction outside the restaurant is the sunset. In winter this can be quite early (before 18:00) and you should arrive early and expect a line up waiting at... More 

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San Francisco, California
Senior Contributor
39 reviews 39 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015

the restaurant is located on Hwy 1 overlooking the Pacific Ocean and is beautifully decorated. I thought the food was really good especially the empanadas. My problem was that the prices were much too high for the portion size you get. I am talking about the small plates. Their regular entree prices are fine but to pay $13 for 1... More 

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Colorado Springs, CO
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015

Good food, beautiful views, $$$$ oh, yeah!! Lots of great menu items, very friendly staff, even a romantic place - but oh!$$$$!

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San Jose, California, United States
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

This restaurant was recommended to me by a Peruvian friend and I am so glad I went to it. I had visitors from out of state and we all loved it. It's not your typical Peruvian restaurant. This place has a Michelin Star, so it is pretty good. The restaurant is beautiful and elegant. It is by the ocean, so... More 

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Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

We were led to the bar downstairs while waiting for the rest of the group. It was extremely noisy that we and the server had to practically shout to communicate. I ordered Cebiche Mixto but was given Cebiche Camaron instead. Either there was too much noise or I didn't holler loud enough. The Sanguchon (food truck original) was delicious and... More 

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Berkeley, California
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24 reviews 24 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

We arrived at 5PM to enjoy the view of the sunset over the Pacific. We were not disappointed. The interior is lovely, although the acoustics are not great, and the restaurant does not have tablecloths. The wine list is adequate, but the waiter brought us the wrong wine the first time. He suggested som dishes and we mostly followed his... More 

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San Francisco, California, United States
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

We keep finding our way back to La Costanera for great tapas and sunsets over the ocean. The 2nd floor dining area is great, but the best experience in my opinion is downstairs against the glass. Listening to the waves crash while sipping a glass of wine and watching the sunset here is a life moment.

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San Francisco Bay Area
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177 reviews 177 reviews
104 restaurant reviews
79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

Had dinner as a group of six. The setting right on the coast is nice depending if your here during daylight hours. Parking can be a bit of a struggle depending on how busy. This wasn't the case this evening. Our server was very pleasant and got to drinks and early appetizer orders right away. They had a few different... More 

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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: South American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Good for: Large groups, Doing business, Entertaining clients
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 have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?