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La Costanera

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8150 Cabrillo Highway, Montara, CA 94037
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Closed now
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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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San Francisco, California
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20 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I discovered this restaurant about a year ago and it is pure magic! This is a perfect date night or special occasion meal. Would highly recommend going around sunset to watch the amazing view. The view and the food are incredible!

Thank trav3ljunk1e
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Flavors in every dish that are unlike any ordinary American restaurant! Try and share as many dishes as possible. Alex, a Peru native, is an exceptional waiter, loves his job and knows the intimate details of everything on the menu. Reasonable prices and spectacular sunset views from almost every seat in the restaurant. Forget the seaside fish joints and try... More 

Thank 999mick999
Forestville, California
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50 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Like Peruvian food, this is the place for you. Wonderful selection of small plates and entrees and specialty cocktails. Multi-level with bar downstairs and restaurant upstairs with both floors have floor to ceiling ocean views.

Thank Spiffy4
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154 reviews
113 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you're visiting Half Moon Bay you have to go to La Costanera, one of the most popular restaurants and serving Peruvian food. Wonderful food, excellent service and great fun. Go there. Book in advance. They get full up.

Thank phd2
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Average food. Over priced for not well prepared. Soup was barely warm and the calamari was under cooked. Main course average. I have eaten better food at Chilli's. The service was ok. The view was great though. Tried giving 2 stars,but it wouldn't let me.

Thank kimt645
Fremont, California
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2016

I love this place. The food is great, it always feels like a special occasion and the views are to die for. Bring sunglasses because as the sun sets, it will get in your eyes. The view and meal is very relaxing.

Thank Chan347
North Dakota
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3 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2016

I was in San Francisco for a week and was incredibly excited when I found La Costanera online. I spent two summers in Peru and became very fond of pisco sours and papa a la huancaina. I ordered Papa a la Huancaina, Causa and Gnocchi. They forgot to bring the Causa, though I wasn't terribly upset as I had ordered... More 

Thank Mjs S
Reno, Nevada
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98 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2016

A recommendation by our B&B and it was worth it. They also suggested making a reservation, again it was worth it. A very busy restaurant. We had never had Peruvian food before, so we're looking forward to something new. We opted for four appetizers and two desserts. $104 including tip. Just so as you know what you're in for. Now... More 

Thank Ron Y
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2016

There's no doubt about the fact that this restaurant has maintained a great standard of cuisine for several years now, although the menu hasn't really evolved much at all. However, we have visited a couple of times in the past month and been surprised, and disappointed, by three things that seem to reflect a loss of interest by management in... More 

Thank Graeme19
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25 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2016

This is really a great place: Very nice restaurant / Bar extremely well positioned on the top of the beach... The sunset is incredible from there.. You can also sit outside by a fire pit to admire the view + surfers while drinking a nice Peruvian cocktail. Highly recommend!!

Thank Stephane R

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$31 - $50
Peruvian, South American, Seafood, Spanish
Lunch, 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, Scenic view, Bar scene, Romantic
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: 6507281600

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?