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La Costanera

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8150 Cabrillo Highway, Montara, CA 94037
+1 650-728-1600
Sun 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Tue - Thu 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
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Doha, Qatar
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20 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

I have been here twice now, both times with groups of four, so have tasted a wide range of the offerings. Everything has been wonderful. This evening I had the swordfish with roasted vegetables and it was excellent. Ask for a table as close to the window as possible and try to arrive before sunset. The views of the waves... More 

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237 reviews
135 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 136 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

A welcome restaurant in an area that has a dearth of good reasonably priced offerings. We ate poke with delicious raw fish and had a lovely evening with attentive service. Sadly the weather wasn't good but there is a terrace to sit out on in good weather and watch the sun go down over the Pacific

Pacifica, California
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54 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We loved our night out at La Costanera. We've lived coast side for awhile now but had yet to have dinner here - wow, what a treat! First the building and location are amazing second the food is unique and outstanding. We will definitely be going here again. I definitely recommend going early and/or making a reservation.

Laconia, New Hampshire
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14 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The only disappointing aspect about La Costanera is that it is not open for lunch. I rate my experience at restaurants based on four criteria: atmosphere( including noise level), view, food and service. Everytime I go to San Francisco, I look forward to dining at La Costanera because it rates five stars in each of my criteria. This restaurant is... More 

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18 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This place came highly recommended and did not disappoint. Interesting decor, great service, amazing food. We sat off in a little alcove area on the side, otherwise it could be quite noisy, but its a happening place. Small plates designed to be shared and we did. Each time a new one hit the table, it was devoured. Everything was so... More 

El Granada
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great food wish the Hostel hired the GM of this restaurant to run the Hostel and they would treat people with color with respect and dignity. Great service and great food

Castro Valley, California
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160 reviews
106 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 21, 2016

Our dinner reservation for 8 adults was handled with the utmost attention to service and guest comfort. The menu is diverse and the food is absolutely fantastic (*Note: Peruvian food tends to be a little spicy/hot). This is not an inexpensive restaurant, but if you are a foodie and/or like a great Peruvian meal in a romantic setting, it's definitely... More 

Mendon, Utah
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5 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 5, 2016

Went to a wedding here and the food was utterly wonderful. What a wonderful venue for a wedding. The beach right behind the bride and groom with the thundering waves. Good choice for a wedding!

Raleigh, North Carolina
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63 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 30, 2016

The small plates are excellent. Especially the mac and cheese, the chicken empanada, and sea scallops. My entree was quite good too, but the small plates are really good. Service was friendly and at a good pace.

West Point, Kentucky
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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 26, 2016

Exquisite Peruvian cuisine set against the backdrop of California's coast. The ambiance was spicy and romantic and the offerings rich with flavor and heat. A true gem just north of Half Moon Bay...

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$31 - $50
Peruvian, Seafood, Latin, Spanish, South American
Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Large groups, Business meetings, Special occasions, Scenic view, Families with children
Open Hours
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 8150 Cabrillo Highway, Montara, CA 94037
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Montara
  • Phone Number: +1 650-728-1600

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Fairfield, California

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