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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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West Point, Kentucky
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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

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...

Thank Michael C
Castro Valley, California
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82 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We attended a rather large wedding last month whereby this restaurant provided all the drinks and dinner in their very large upstairs room intended for such events. The view was breath-taking as it sits on the very edge of the beach overlooking the ocean. The staff provided several main dishes of spicy pork, beef medallions, and paella with unusual side... More 

Thank Michelle P
Scotts Valley, California
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Noises, food, soup and coffee were luck warm. First course plates where not removed before second course place were brought and the tables were too small to handle added plates. I ordered octopus and it was over cooked and tough. It was also very spicy but not advertised as such. Our waiter was very nice and accommodating.

1 Thank 65Tinker2016
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Read most of the reviews and decided to go. What a great experience. The place was clean outside, service was prompt and courteous, food was excellent. We had the Adobo and Seafood Paella. Both were prepared perfectly. Will absolutely return and yes it is a bit pricey but not for what you really get. We are definitely not the young... More 

Thank LarryPau
San Francisco, California
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20 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 8, 2016

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
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 1, 2016

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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156 reviews
115 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 1, 2016

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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14 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 28, 2016 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.

1 Thank kimt645
Fremont, California
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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

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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, South American, Latin, 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, Scenic view, Special occasions, Bar scene, Business meetings
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?