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Costanera Restaurant

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Peruvian
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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.
973-337-8289
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wed - Thu 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner

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Visitor rating
  • 28
    Excellent
  • 16
    Very good
  • 3
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 5
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Good food

Its a small place and it actually looks better in person than the pictures on their sites. It has a great atmosphere and great food! I had the shrimp chaufa for dinner and it was amazing and more than enough food to save for left overs. The tres leches was perfect! Not too wet, not to dry. I would... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 6, 2015
Kylene G
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North Arlington, New Jersey, United States
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English first
Northern NJ
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243 reviews 243 reviews
152 restaurant reviews
99 helpful votes 99 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

First time having Peruvian food and I loved it! We tried 8 dishes, not including dessert, and all of it was very well prepared. The service was exceptional and I would say the staff spent extensive time attending to our needs. We will be back!

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16 reviews 16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

Dined here for a small family gathering. The food and service were fantastic. All the food tasted really fresh and we were in the mood for Spanish-type cuisine and Costanera nailed it! Also - the portions were very generous, you'll have leftovers for sure. I will absolutely be back.

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Chester
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56 reviews 56 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

We were visiting our son who lives in NJ, We came across this restaurant by chance and decided to give it a try. The food was fantastic we shared various plates of fried fish, then for main course 2 of us had the steak which was wonderful, my husband opted for the fish and my son had the pork which... More 

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North Arlington, New Jersey, United States
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

Its a small place and it actually looks better in person than the pictures on their sites. It has a great atmosphere and great food! I had the shrimp chaufa for dinner and it was amazing and more than enough food to save for left overs. The tres leches was perfect! Not too wet, not to dry. I would come... More 

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West New York, New Jersey
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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

I was in the area and friend recommended this place to me. It did not disappoint. The staff was extremely friendly and service was excellent. The owner Juan and our server Gio were the best! Now to the food! We started with the crab cake appetizer. It was excellent. A large cake with mostly lump crab meat, and garnished with... More 

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Madison, New Jersey
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

I've been to Costanera twice and both times the service was superb and the food amazing. My wife is Peruvian and she agrees that the food is spot on. FYI... BYOB.

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Livingston, New Jersey
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40 reviews 40 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

It is a small place and was fairly busy for lunch on Sunday (not many nice restaurants are open for Sunday lunch). The staff was very friendly and helpful. We really enjoyed the appetizers: quinoa-crusted fish fritters and Peruvian style marinated kebabs were both a big hit - one of the best we had in a while. The main course... More 

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Bloomfield, New Jersey
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154 reviews 154 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
106 helpful votes 106 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

I loved this place. I had the steak which was cooked perfectly. Steak comes with a choice of two sides. The seafood platter was very good as well. Service was excellent and the decor in the restaurant was interesting. Worth a try if you are looking for a nice Peruvian place.

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Montclair, New Jersey
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

Had dinner with a business associate who suggested this lovely restaurant. I had never had any Peruvian food before so why not. All I can say is wow. I had a cold mashed potato and avocado starter which was out of this world. I had a side of quinona which I never had before. My dinner partner and I shared... More 

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19 reviews 19 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014

We enjoyed the food and atmosphere. Never felt pressured to leave. First time and we will all be back again. Don't forget byob.

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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: 973-337-8289

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 31 - 50
  • Cuisine: Peruvian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
Open Hours
Sunday
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 have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?