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Costanera Restaurant

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511 Bloomfield Ave, Montclair, NJ 07042-3406 (Park Street)
19733378289
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12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Mon 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wed - Thu 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I've gone back to eat here and will continue to go back. We enjoyed it the first time and went back the 2nd time with the kids. The kids enjoyed it and asked to go back. They liked their food. The appetizers and entrees were great, so was the dessert. I would recommend it. BYOB is a plus too!

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Thank Clara L
Juan P, Owner at Costanera Restaurant, responded to this review

I'm so happy to read that we've really impressed you, Clara! It's wonderful to read that everyone in your family enjoyed their meals with us, and I look forward to welcoming you back again soon. Best, Juan, Owner More 

Cedar Grove, New Jersey
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22 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This was a nice surprise, cozy intimate place, very nice and friendly staff. Food is fresh with a lot of attention to detail. A lot of the dishes are made with ingredients that were new to me or used in an unusual way. Very positive experience. The fish was exquisite and the meat amazing! Will come back.

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Thank sussie20
Juan P, Owner at Costanera Restaurant, responded to this review

I'm so thrilled that you decided to try something new, Sussie, and even happier to read that you enjoyed all of the new flavors our dishes use! I can't thank you enough for your compliments on everything from our cozy ambiance to our food's flavor. I hope we'll have the pleasure of welcoming you back again soon. All my best,... More 

NEW JERSEY, USA
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21 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2016

We had lunch there today for fathers day. Pros: Good Food. BYOB. One a scale of one to 5 stars our ratings as follows: Lomo Saltado (****) Short Rib cooked Peruvian style in Green Cilantro Curry Sauce (***) Shrimps with Fried Rice (**) For $30 we thought the shrimps could be larger than the small ones used. In a chinese... More 

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Thank FAIRPLAY-NJ-USA
Juan P, Owner at Costanera Restaurant, responded to this review

I always want our guests to feel like they're getting the best bang for their buck when they dine with us, so I'm sorry that you left us feeling that our portion sizes were on the smaller side. We pride ourselves on not cutting corners and using only the freshest and highest quality ingredients, so I hope you'll consider giving... More 

Verona, New Jersey
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2016

A seafood alert for lovers. If you love steam mussels and a great bouillabaisse, Costanera is the place to visit and you will not be disappointed. A lover of seafood recommend that I should try this Pruvian jewel and a jewel it is. Now, I must say, this was my first time and I can say I am excited to... More 

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Thank Sharon99407
Juan P, Owner at Costanera Restaurant, responded to this review

I always love reading that our food's flavor has really impressed a guest, Sharon, so your compliments on our seafood's flavor has really made my day! I can't thank you enough for taking the time to write such a kind review, and I hope we'll have the pleasure of welcoming you back in again soon. All my best, Juan, Owner More 

Clifton, New Jersey
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31 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2016

Our evening was delightful. This is a fine dining experience, family run, with attention to detail. The food is authentic Peruvian cuisine. The wait staff was attentive, friendly, and quite helpful. We will be returning soon!

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Thank tsatryan
Juan P, Owner at Costanera Restaurant, responded to this review

I couldn't be happier to read that you really loved your meal with us! I can't thank you enough for your compliments on everything from our authentic Peruvian flavor to our team's attentive and friendly service. I'm thrilled that you enjoyed yourself, and I hope we'll have the pleasure of welcoming you back in again soon. All my best, Juan,... More 

St. Petersburg, Florida
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213 reviews
138 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2016

We had a delicious Peruvian lunch in a comfortable setting with great service. We chose the All Inclusive lunch for $11.95 that included the main item, soup, side and beverage. The hot chicken soup was flavorful, filled with nice chunks of chicken, tiny pasta and vegetables. We both had the Chicken Escabeche sandwich with crispy chicken breast, escabeche onions, sweet... More 

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Thank RamblinRuby
Juan P, Owner at Costanera Restaurant, responded to this review

I'm so happy to read that you really enjoyed our all-inclusive lunch special, Ruby!! I can't thank you enough for this fantastic review, and really hope we'll have the pleasure of welcoming you back in again soon. All my best, Juan, Owner More 

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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2016 via mobile

This is the best Peruvian meal I've had outside of Peru! Outstanding and totally authentic. Costanera rivals some of the top restaurants in Lima. Highly recommended!

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Thank Michael N
Juan P, Owner at Costanera Restaurant, responded to this review

I can't thank you enough for this amazing review, Michael! It's always wonderful to read that we impressed a guest with our food's authentic flavor, and I couldn't be prouder to know that you think we rival top restaurants in Lima. I hope we'll have the pleasure of welcoming you back in again soon. All my best, Juan, Owner More 

Livingston nj
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353 reviews
316 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2016 via mobile

Highly recommended... This is a professionally run restaurant in all aspects. It begins with the taking of a reservation, a follow up phone call for confirming your reservation and holding our table when we were 10 minutes late. Our waitress Nicki recited the many specials and was able to describe the items on the menu and offer recommendations based on... More 

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Thank Richard S
Juan P, Owner at Costanera Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you so much for this fabulous review, Richard! It means the world to me to read that our team's service really impressed you, and I can't wait to welcome you back in again soon. All my best, Juan, Owner More 

Hightstown, New Jersey
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12 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2016

We were just walking around on Bloomfield and we had passed the restaurant a hundred times. It was early one night and we decided to give it a try, fortunately they were able to arrange a table for us. They didn't have a soda fountain or anything so BYOD. The food was delicious, we'll definitely stop more often instead of... More 

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Thank william s
Juan P, Owner at Costanera Restaurant, responded to this review

I'm so happy you stumbled upon us and decided to give us a try, William! Thank you so much for your compliments on our food's flavor -- I can't wait to hear what you try the next time you stop by. All my best, Juan, Owner More 

Clifton, New Jersey
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39 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2016

I have gone there twice. The food is authentic Peruvian. The decor is great and the service is superb. It is pricey but the food is mouth watering!

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Thank calla813
Juan P, Owner at Costanera Restaurant, responded to this review

We always want our guests to be impressed by our authentic Peruvian flavor and our team's service, so I can't tell you how proud I am to know that you really enjoyed your meal! Thank you again so much for your kind compliments -- I look forward to welcoming you back again soon. All my best, Juan, Owner More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$31 - $50
Cuisine
Peruvian, South American, Latin, Seafood
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Special occasions, Large groups, Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 511 Bloomfield Ave, Montclair, NJ 07042-3406
    (Park Street)
  • Public Transportation: NJ Transit Train Walnut Street Station on the Montclair-Boonton line. From station walk north on Walnut Street to N. Fullerton Ave. Turn left on N. Fullerton Ave. and walk to Bloomfield Ave. Make a right turn on Bloomfield Ave., and end on 511 Bloomfield Ave.
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Montclair
  • Phone Number: 19733378289
Description
At Costanera Restaurant, we take pride in offering Montclair the bold flavors of authentic Peruvian cuisine! More than just a nationwide trend here in the states, Peruvian food has a legacy as one of the world's greatest cuisines. At Costanera Restaurant, we bring you classics like Estofado de Pollo and Parihuela Costanera using only the finest ingredients available. Our chef and owner Juan Andres Placencia works closely with local farms and vendors to guarantee that everything from our tomatoes to our chicken is not only fresh, but of the highest quality. Bring a bottle of your favorite wine and unwind with family or friends while we prepare your meal to order. From our raw bar to tempting small plates to satisfying entrees, you're sure to be pleased with the flavors of Peru at Costanera Restaurant!

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