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Set atop one of the most beautiful perches in the entire Bay Area, this bungalow boasts a gorgeous patio and a dining room that’s walled with windows. ...
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Comfortable restaurant; one of our most delightful places.

Menu

PARA EMPEZAR
Crema de Zapallo
Creamy Kabocha squash soup, shrimp & Peruvian corn
USD 11
Toasted Quinoa Salad
Baby greens, toasted quinoa, cucumber, apples, Botija olives, Feta cheese, mint & aji Amarillo vinaigrette
USD 13
Palta Rellena
Half avocado filled with chicharron de pollo in lime infused mayonnaise
USD 13
Coastanera Caesar Salad
Crisp Romaine lettuce with White anchovies, garlicky fresh baguette croutons & Caesar-aji amarillo dressing
USD 14
Causita Limena
Chilled & whipped, potatoes flavored with aji amarillo, lime juice & sea salt topped with your choice of
Chicharron de Pollo USD 13
Ahi Tuna USD 15
Dungeness Crab USD 16
Causa Tasting - Trio of All 3 Causitas USD 24
CEBICHES, TIRADITOS Y TARTARE (RAW)
National dish of Peru, briefly marinated in leche de tigre (lime juice, aji Rocoto & cilantro). Cebiche Tasting $32 (Following 3 cebiches)
Cebiche Pescado
Fresh fish of the day, aji rocoto leche de tigre
USD 20
Cebiche Chino - Peruano
Ahi tuna, rocoto-sweet chili leche de tigre, nori, wonton & crispy ginger
USD 24
Cebiche Mixto
Fresh fish, calamari, mussels, camarones, aji rocoto leche de tigre
USD 24
Tuna Tartare
Ahi tuna, marinated in Rocoto-tamarind sauce, scallions, avocado & yucca chips
USD 21
Tiradito de Scallops
Quick seared Sea scallops in tiradito sauce with avocado, nori, toasted quinoa
USD 24
ANTICUCHOS - SKEWERS - GRILLED
Marinated in panca paste & tuki tuki, served with crispy potato & salsa anticuchera. This is a very typical and popular Peruvian dish
Beef Heart
USD 15
Beef
USD 17
Pork Belly
USD 15
Chicken
USD 15
CHICHARRONES DE LA CASA
Nothing better than our chicharrones…Breaded and fried Our selections
Chicken
USD 15
Calamari
USD 17
Mushrooms
USD 16
BOCADITOS
Scallops Carlitos
Pan seared dayboat scallops, picantito de choclo, toasted nori and togarashi
USD 24
Bolitas de Yucca
Crispy yucca balls stuffed with chorizo & raisins, aji amarillo-curry sauce
USD 14
Costillitas
Grilled Berkshire pork spareribs, housemade BBQ-Inca Kola sauce & cabbage slaw
USD 17
Tequeños
Crispy wontons filled with Oaxaca cheese, served with avocado puree & rocoto-tamarind dipping sauce
USD 14
Pastel de Cangrejo
Our signature pan-fried potato chip crusted Dungeness crab cake, roasted Portobello mushroom & sweet rocoto sauce
USD 19
Langostinos Crocantes
Mexican shrimp, Crispy quinoa, house made BBQ-Inca Kola sauce & mashed sweet potato
USD 19
Mac N Cheese
Applewood smoked bacon, aged cheddar-huancaina sauce & Yucca chip crumbs
USD 13
Add Crab USD 8
Add Shrimp USD 4
Add Truffle Oil USD 3
Pulpo a la Parilla
Grilled Mediterranean octopus, Purple mashed potatoes & huancaina mostaza
USD 19
Camarones al Ajo
Mexican shrimp, aderezo, garlic butter & French baguette toast
USD 19
Yuccas Fritas
Crispy yucca fries with huancaina sauce and mas queso
USD 12
EMPANADAS DE LA CASA (HECHOS A DIARIO)
Carne Molida
USD 14
Pollo
USD 13
Champinones
USD 14
ENTREES
Seco de Cordero
Lamb shank slow braised in cilantro-Cusqueña beer, Butter beans & Jasmine rice
USD 32
Lomo Saltado
Stir fried beef tenderloin, with onions, tomatoes, soy sauce & pisco, with fries & Jasmine rice
USD 28
Pollo Saltado USD 24
Add Cage-Free Fried Egg USD 3
Adobo
Berkshire pork shoulder, braised in Cusqueña-aji panca, potato gratin & micro greens
USD 27
Churrasco
Grass fed Creekstone Black Angus NY steak, aji-amarillo-sea salt butter, Arugula salad & grilled lemon
USD 40
Pollo Salvaje
Mary's organic free range half chicken, French fries & salsa pollera (Please allow 25 minutes)
USD 24
Pescado Costanera
Roasted wild caught fish of the day with potato, Botija olives, carrots, Portobello mushroom & cau cau sauce
USD 28
Pescado a lo Macho
Seasonal fish fillet roasted over seafood stew, in a mild rocoto-paprika sauce. Served with coconut rice
USD 33
Salmon Bandido
Grilled wild caught Salmon, mashed purple potatoes & Peruvian escabeche
USD 30
Atun Criollo
5 spices quick pan seared wild caught Ahi tuna, tacu-tacu al jugo, platano frito & chicha reduction
USD 30
Seafood Paella
Peruvian style with bomba rice, seafood medley, saffron-tomato base (cooked in our succulent shrimp broth)
USD 29
SIDES
Garlic Fries
USD 8
Sweet Potato Fries
USD 8
Potato Gratin
USD 7
Sautéed Veggies
USD 9
Sautéed Spinach with Garlic
USD 9
Pan al Ajo
USD 6
Platanos Fritos
USD 9
Yucca Chips
USD 6
PRICE RANGE
$25 - $50
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
CUISINES
Peruvian, Latin, Seafood
FEATURES
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Table Service, Wine and Beer, Live Music, Waterfront
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Reviewed January 31, 2020 via mobile

This just popped up in my search and I decided to go! What an amazing place! Lots of vegan/vegetarian choices, beautiful view, friendly staff n lots of parking! Both patio n inside seating have beautiful views.I am definitely coming back.

Date of visit: January 2020
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Reviewed December 29, 2019

Indeed, there were a couple Peruvian staples on the menu, but the rest of the menu was confused at best. I asked for crispy ca fries, they were as bland as it gets. The ceviche was tiny, the churros were cold, the alfajores cold. Service...More

Date of visit: December 2019
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Reviewed December 25, 2019

We are always fans of Sam's Chowder House in Half Moon Bay but wanted to try something different so we stopped at La Costanera after a long day of exploring SFO. We were with kids and I didn’t really feel like they had good options...More

Date of visit: June 2019
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Reviewed November 11, 2019 via mobile

Our experience was very disappointing. I waited a day before writing the review to make sure I had a cold head when doing it. I’m a foodie and consider myself a fair reviewer in TripAdvisor, Google, ElTenedor and OpenTable across the world. I made the...More

Date of visit: November 2019
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Reviewed July 22, 2019

This is situated a short drive south from San Francisco, the restaurant over looks the ocean. You need to be lucky to get a table right at the window, which we did not, but it really did not matter to us. We are a couple...More

Date of visit: April 2019
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Reviewed July 6, 2019 via mobile

An early dinner for all eight of us. Table pre-booked but we had to wait about 15 minutes to be seated. We ordered and shared a selection of dishes that were very nice. Service was slow. A bit pricey.

Date of visit: July 2019
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Reviewed July 3, 2019

We stopped in after a hike along Moss Beach, nice atmosphere and very attentive staff. We had 3 small bites and each was wonderful. The pork, yucca and little filled pastries were all wonderful. There were lovely cocktails and desserts. All as the sun was...More

Date of visit: June 2019
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Reviewed June 15, 2019

La Costanera has a spectacular up-close ocean view from most of it's tables, but the food had issues. The calamari in the soup was so overcooked that it was inedible; we had to take it out of the soup and put it aside, but even...More

Date of visit: May 2019
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Reviewed May 13, 2019

While a bit pricey and service can be hit or miss.... this is a must visit for anyone local or out of the area.

Date of visit: May 2019
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Reviewed May 8, 2019

I first came here on a Groupon, and my friends and I enjoyed sitting outside on a blustery day by a fire pit with our dogs. I've since come here for a couple of happy hour birthday parties, where we like to nosh and sip....More

Date of visit: May 2019
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Casual to fancy - but not shorts - lovely place!
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