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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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  • 81
    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
Nice but noisy

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.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 20, 2015
KiwiFeijoa
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Te Awamutu, New Zealand
Good for:
  • Doing business
  • Large groups
  • Entertaining clients
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Te Awamutu, New Zealand
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

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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14 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
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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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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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Redwood City, California
Top Contributor
133 reviews 133 reviews
100 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

I had the braised beef empanada and for $13.00 and it was very small. The macNcheese was very delicious with the smoked bacon. The chicken & chorizo paella was ok tasting nothing wow about it. The paella rice was a little soggy for me. The service and ambiance was very good. Overall your paying for the view. Next time if... More 

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Incline Village, Nevada
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52 reviews 52 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

I've been here a couple of times and I've always been incredible impressed with the food. Brazilian corn nuts, amazing wine and cocktails, and eclectic dishes...all right on the ocean. This is a place I go out of my way to go to for a fine dining experience.

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Prague
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57 reviews 57 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

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

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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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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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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, Large groups, 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?