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La Costanera

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Wed, 1/23
8:00 PM

Ratings and reviews

Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2018 Winner

Food and ambience

Special occasions, Romantic, Scenic view, Large groups, Bar scene


Crema de Zapallo
Creamy Kabocha squash soup, shrimp & Peruvian corn
Ensalada Nuovo Andina
Mixed field greens, toasted quinoa, cucumber, apples, Botija olives, feta cheese, passion fruit vinaigrette & wonton strips
Papa a la Huancaina
Grilled Peruvian potato, huancaina sauce, Mike's Applewood Smoked bacon, Botija olive & poached egg
National dish of Peru, briefly marinated in leche de tigre (lime juice, aji Rocoto & cilantro)
Cebiche Pescado
Fresh fish of the day, aji rocoto leche de tigre
Cebiche Chino - Peruano
Ahi tuna, rocoto-sweet chili leche de tigre, crispy wonton
Cebiche Mixto
Fresh fish, calamari, mussels, camarones, aji rocoto leche de tigre
Tuna Tartare
Ahi tuna, marinated in Chinese-Peruvian sauce, avocado, 7 minute boiled egg & yucca chips
Marinated in panca paste & tuki tuki, served with crispy potato & salsa anticuchera. This is a very typical and popular Peruvian dish
Beef Heart
Pork Belly
Nothing better than our chicharrones; Breaded and fried Our selections:
Scallops Carlitos
Pan seared dayboat scallops, picantito de choclo, toasted nori and togarashi
Bolitas de Yucca
Crispy yucca balls stuffed with chorizo & raisins, aji amarillo-curry sauce
Grilled Snake River pork spareribs, tamarind-BBQ rocoto glaze & apple cole slaw
Crispy wontons filled with Oaxaca cheese, served with avocado puree & tamarindo sauce
(Our food truck original) Pulled Pork adobo sandwich, salsa brasa, sweet potato fries
Pulpo a la Oliva
Grilled Mediterranean octopus, potato, Botija olive sauce
Langostinos Crocantes
Mexican shrimp, Crispy quinoa, house made BBQ-Inca Kola sauce & sweet potato puree
Mac N Cheese
Applewood smoked bacon, aged cheddar-huancaina sauce & Yucca chip crumbs
Causita Limena
Chilled & whipped, potatoes flavored with aji amarillo, lime juice & sea salt topped with chicharron de pollo
Pulpo a la Parilla
Grilled Mediterranean octopus, Peruvian potato puree & chimichurri
Beef tenderloin, raisins & picadillo
Stewed chicken breast in aji amarillo sauce, botija olive & feta cheese
Champiñones y Espinacas
Sauteed mushrooms, spinach & Oaxaca cheese
Seco de Cordero
Lamb shank slow braised in cilantro-Cusqueña beer, Butter beans & Jasmine rice
Lomo Saltado
Stir fried beef tenderloin, with onions, tomatoes, soy sauce & Costanera fries
Snake River Farms pork shoulder, braised in Cusqueña-aji panca, potato gratin & watercress
Grass fed Creekstone Black Angus NY steak, watercress & French fries
Pollo Salvaje
Mary's organic free range chicken, yucca fries & salsa fusion (please allow 25 minutes)
Pescado Costanera
Roasted wild caught fish of the day with potato, Botija olives, carrots, Portobello mushroom & cau cau sauce
Pescado a lo Macho
Seasonal fish fillet roasted over seafood stew, in a mild rocoto-paprika sauce. Served with coconut rice
Pescado del Dia
Grilled wild caught Salmon, mashed purple potatoes & Peruvian escabeche
Atun Criollo
5 spices pan seared wild caught Ahi tuna, tacu-tacu al jugo, platano frito & passion fruit reduction
Seafood Paella
Peruvian style with bomba rice, saffron, fresh fish, calamari, clams, prawns & mussels in tomato based sauce
Yucca Fries
French fries
Sweet Potato Fries
Potato Gratin
Sautéed Spinach with Garlic
Veggies Salteado
Pan al Ajo
Platanos Fritos
Yucca Chips
Gnocchi Marino
Potato gnocchi with sautéed Tiger prawns, aderezo, choclo & watercress in aji amarillo-pisco sauce
Sponsored by: La Costanera

Top 3 Reasons to Eat Here

1. Excellent distinct place
1. Excellent distinct place
"Excellent place. Beautiful location. Great food and service"
See reviews that mention ceviche
2. Great Peruvian Food
2. Great Peruvian Food
"Like Peruvian food, this is the place for you."
See reviews that mention peruvian restaurant
3. We'll be back!
3. We'll be back!
"This place came highly recommended and did not disappoint. "
Peg H
See reviews that mention small plates
$25 - $50
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Dinner, Drinks
Peruvian, Latin, Seafood
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer
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Reviewed 2 days ago

For sure it is on the pricey side but after a hike or for a special occasion this is a wonderful place. I don't know what Peruvian food is traditionally but I did learn about macho sauce and the type of pepper they use. I...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank LinGal2001
Restaurant's Favorite
Reviewed October 30, 2018

We were staying at the Seal Cove Inn down the road and since it was close and our trip to Peru made us quite fond of Peruvian food, we decided to give this place a try. I'm SO glad I made reservations well in advance...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank BLBTraveler
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was my third time at La Costanera, and it just seems to be getting better. Front row seats for the sunset is a good starter, followed by some of the best pisco sours. Six of us shared a variety of small and larger plates,...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank katiesmomsarah
Reviewed December 17, 2018

This place was recommended by our relatives who live in the Bay Area. We met up in Beautiful Pacifica. The drive alone, to get there, was magnificent. The parking lot was adjacent to the beach and the waves. The staff was attentive, helpful, and professional....More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Evelina62
Reviewed September 10, 2018

Yesterday was the 5th anniversary of our first dinner at La Costanera. How many times have we been here in these 5 years? 32. Yes, I counted; 32 times. Which may not seem like a lot, except that we don't live close by, so it's...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Ioannis_K11
Reviewed August 21, 2018

Excellent Peruvian food in a beautiful location looking out over the Pacific. Emphasis is on seafood; I had an excellent seafood paella of swordfish, mussels, clams, calamari and shrimp with coconut rice on the side. My wife enjoyed camarones al ajo (shrimp baked in abundant...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank pattisonr
Reviewed August 20, 2018

Excellent place. Beautiful location. Great food and service. You do not have to be a fan of peruvian food to like this place and its food. But, if you like ceviche, this is the place. We went there with some relatives and were very glad...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Marthav12324
Reviewed August 6, 2018

Hi This is my third visit . The restaurant has a nice vibe downstairs. Great view of the ocean and casual atmosphere. Bring family and love one's . Enjoy

Date of visit: May 2018
Thank Tony M
Reviewed August 4, 2018

No trip to HMB is complete without a visit to Costanera. When it comes to pork and seafood, I am a tough audience. They have done me no wrong. Call ahead for reservations on weekends. It's worth the trouble.

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank Duke S
Reviewed July 28, 2018

It's quite a trek from the East Bay but well worth the visit. Went for a birthday dinner with a 6:30 reservation. The restaurant has 2 levels; the main level for reserved dining and a lower lounge level with tables and couches looking out at...More

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank Helen D
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Casual to fancy - but not shorts - lovely place!
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