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La Costanera

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8150 Cabrillo Highway, Montara, CA 94037
6507281600
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5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
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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
Good for:
Casual Dining
Large groups
Doing business
Entertaining clients

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Visitor rating
  • 80
    Excellent
  • 40
    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
A stunning setting and delicious food

I was visiting my family in Half Moon Bay. I would not have discovered this restaurant without them as it is on the way to San Francisco situated on a beautiful beach. The setting of it is definitely special especially for people not living in the seaside.The style of the restaurant is modern, yet... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 30, 2015
EvaPrague
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Prague
Good for:
  • Casual Dining
  • Large groups
  • Doing business
  • Entertaining clients
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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142 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Prague
Top Contributor
55 reviews 55 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015 NEW

I was visiting my family in Half Moon Bay. I would not have discovered this restaurant without them as it is on the way to San Francisco situated on a beautiful beach. The setting of it is definitely special especially for people not living in the seaside.The style of the restaurant is modern, yet there are many beautiful details -... More 

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Billings MT
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

Not only a spectacular sunset but we enjoyed the tapas that were all special - prawns coated with quinoa and bbq sweet potatoes to the scallops and empanadas. The paella was fabulous and flavorful for an entree. Last, tried the passion fruit Peruvian drink - such a delight with some sort of chili salt on the glass - wow!

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San Francisco, California
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Good food, good service, a bit noisy. Although it is on the beach, not all tables have a great ocean view. Parking is an issue as the lot gets filled quickly then you have to park on Hwy 1 and walk back to the restaurant.

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Half Moon Bay, California
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

Awesome dinner . . Peruvian cuisine . . every dish is a masterpiece! The food is awesome. Unfortunately you can tell your server about food allergy and it will be totally ignored. Your plates will come loaded with whatever you are allergic to. The check will highlight the food allergy but neither the chefs nor your server will actually give... More 

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Half Moon Bay, California
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299 reviews 299 reviews
189 restaurant reviews
244 helpful votes 244 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015

This is one of the best restaurants on the Coastside. It is located on the bluff tops and has a commanding view of the ocean. There is a bar downstairs with outside tables (and heat lamps). The food is sensational; full of great flavors. This is a "small plate" place so we usually order several of these per person and... More 

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Moss Beach, California
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19 reviews 19 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 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
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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
92 reviews 92 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 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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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?