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Costanera Restaurant

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$$$$
Peruvian, South American
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511 Bloomfield Ave, Montclair, NJ 07042-3406 (Park Street)
NJ Transit Train Walnut Street Station on the Montclair-Boonton line. From station walk north on Walnut Street to N. Fullerton Ave. Turn left on N. Fullerton Ave. and walk to Bloomfield Ave. Make a right turn on Bloomfield Ave., and end on 511 Bloomfield Ave.
19733378289
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12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Mon 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wed - Thu 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Description: At Costanera Restaurant, we take pride in offering Montclair the bold...
At Costanera Restaurant, we take pride in offering Montclair the bold flavors of authentic Peruvian cuisine! More than just a nationwide trend here in the states, Peruvian food has a legacy as one of the world's greatest cuisines. At Costanera Restaurant, we bring you classics like Estofado de Pollo and Parihuela Costanera using only the finest ingredients available. Our chef and owner Juan Andres Placencia works closely with local farms and vendors to guarantee that everything from our tomatoes to our chicken is not only fresh, but of the highest quality. Bring a bottle of your favorite wine and unwind with family or friends while we prepare your meal to order. From our raw bar to tempting small plates to satisfying entrees, you're sure to be pleased with the flavors of Peru at Costanera Restaurant!
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  • 19
    Very good
  • 4
    Average
  • 1
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Dinner at Costanera

When we walked in, we were greeted promptly and taken to a table to wait for our friends. As a BYO establishment, they were on top of managing our wines,so we were off to a good start. The server was friendly, attentive and very clear about the specials. We shared a delicious chicken... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

When we walked in, we were greeted promptly and taken to a table to wait for our friends. As a BYO establishment, they were on top of managing our wines,so we were off to a good start. The server was friendly, attentive and very clear about the specials. We shared a delicious chicken empanada, mussels, causus with crabmeat and a... More 

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Thank cherspin
Juan P, Owner at Costanera Restaurant, responded to this review

I'm so happy to read that our team's attentive and friendly service really impressed you! We always want to wow our guests with our food's flavor and quality, so I couldn't be prouder to read that you loved everything from our chicken empanadas to our lucuma ice cream. Thank you so much for taking the time to write this lovely... More 

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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

They have a great raw seafood appetizer that includes clams shrimp oysters musssels ceviche and three great sauces. Follow that with any of their tasty main courses and you've got a great meal.

Helpful?
Thank NormanLa
Juan P, Owner at Costanera Restaurant, responded to this review

I'm so happy to know that our seafood platter really impressed you, Norman, and that you've loved all of the entrees you've tried from our menu! Thank you so much for taking the time to write this awesome review -- it really means the world to me and the whole team. All my best, Juan, Owner More 

Scotch Plains, NJ
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55 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

What a gem in Montclair! Read reviews and had to try. Cute restaurant although the tables are a tad close together. The food and presentation more than made up for that. The party I was with had the grilled octopus salad and cerviche as appetizers...ORDER THESE. They were wonderful. We had a couple of the meat dishes as entrees but... More 

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Thank Mare1208
Juan P, Owner at Costanera Restaurant, responded to this review

I'm so glad that you decided to give us a try, and that our grilled octopus salad and branzino didn't disappoint! It means the world to know that we made such a wonderful first impression on you, and I can't wait to welcome you back in again soon. Cheers, Juan, Owner More 

Lyndhurst, New Jersey
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14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

For a small place they are pulling out big flavors! Tough to get a reservation on the weekend but when you do, you will love it! Every meal my fiance and I have had here was more than impressive.

Helpful?
Thank Blshof
Juan P, Owner at Costanera Restaurant, responded to this review

I'm so glad to know that we've consistently impressed you and your fiance with our menu's flavors! Looking forward to welcoming you both back in again soon. All my best, Juan, Owner More 

Glen ridge nj
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015 via mobile

Consistently good...fresh ingredients, never disappointed. Would be nice if there was a variety or some specials occasionally. Great food, great service and the owner is always in the dining room interacting with the patrons . You can count on Costanera for an excellent meal.

Helpful?
Thank Reachm
Juan P, Owner at Costanera Restaurant, responded to this review

I'm so glad that we've consistently impressed you with our food's flavor and team's energy and enthusiasm! We're always looking for way to improve our guests' experience with us, so I appreciate the feedback about switching up our specials. Looking forward to welcoming you back again soon, Juan, Owner More 

NY
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350 reviews
256 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2015

Enjoyed a nice meal here. Veggie soup, side of green beans. Vanilla cake dessert with ice cream, and cream. Good lively atmosphere, staff were friendly, and efficient. Recommended.

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Thank BuddhistNYC
Oakland, New Jersey
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67 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2015

We were lucky to get a table without a reservation early on a Friday night. We were going to a concert at a local church and drove to Montclair to find a restaurant for a quick dinner. We walked a few blocks before deciding on trying Costanera. Fortunately, we got the last two person table. The wait staff was very... More 

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Thank lphilplan
New York City, New York
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12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015

I will become a regular at this very authentic Peruvian restaurant. Very interesting presentations and the flavors WOW. Family run, very good attentive servise, also very very busy.

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Thank MariaMargarita1
New York City, New York
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52 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2015

Peruvian food on fire here. Check out the steak with pasta for dinner. The lunch menu is out of this world if your on a budget but want take-out you've got to try the lunch menu best bang for your buck. I promise.

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Thank Languagemaniac
bloomfield,nj
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21 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2015

We have been here before and decided to come back for a another delicious meal.We were not disappointed!. Although we had a newer waiter, (we missed the man we had last time, he was great!) ., we still had a great time. We started with the ceviche appetizer, and it was tangy, with a zingy lime sauce. Then , we... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 511 Bloomfield Ave, Montclair, NJ 07042-3406
    (Park Street)
  • Public Transportation: NJ Transit Train Walnut Street Station on the Montclair-Boonton line. From station walk north on Walnut Street to N. Fullerton Ave. Turn left on N. Fullerton Ave. and walk to Bloomfield Ave. Make a right turn on Bloomfield Ave., and end on 511 Bloomfield Ave.
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Montclair
  • Phone Number: 19733378289

Price and Cuisine

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

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant

Description

At Costanera Restaurant, we take pride in offering Montclair the bold flavors of authentic Peruvian cuisine! More than just a nationwide trend here in the states, Peruvian food has a legacy as one of the world's greatest cuisines. At Costanera Restaurant, we bring you classics like Estofado de Pollo and Parihuela Costanera using only the finest ingredients available. Our chef and owner Juan Andres Placencia works closely with local farms and vendors to guarantee that everything from our tomatoes to our chicken is not only fresh, but of the highest quality. Bring a bottle of your favorite wine and unwind with family or friends while we prepare your meal to order. From our raw bar to tempting small plates to satisfying entrees, you're sure to be pleased with the flavors of Peru at Costanera Restaurant!
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 10:30 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?