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La Costanera

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8150 Cabrillo Highway, Montara, CA 94037
+1 650-728-1600
17:00 - 22:30
Closed now
All hours
Sun 17:00 - 21:30
Tue - Thu 17:00 - 21:30
Fri - Sat 17:00 - 22:30
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Castro Valley, California
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149 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our dinner reservation for 8 adults was handled with the utmost attention to service and guest comfort. The menu is diverse and the food is absolutely fantastic (*Note: Peruvian food tends to be a little spicy/hot). This is not an inexpensive restaurant, but if you are a foodie and/or like a great Peruvian meal in a romantic setting, it's definitely... More 

Thank pr7169
Mendon, Utah
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5 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Went to a wedding here and the food was utterly wonderful. What a wonderful venue for a wedding. The beach right behind the bride and groom with the thundering waves. Good choice for a wedding!

Thank wormthreaderguy
Raleigh, North Carolina
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60 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016

The small plates are excellent. Especially the mac and cheese, the chicken empanada, and sea scallops. My entree was quite good too, but the small plates are really good. Service was friendly and at a good pace.

Thank AtlKev
West Point, Kentucky
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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

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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86 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

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 10 October 2016

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 5 October 2016 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
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2016

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 9 September 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 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 September 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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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
US$31 - US$50
Peruvian, Seafood, South American, Latin, Spanish
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Groups, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, View
Open Hours
17:00 - 21:30
17:00 - 21:30
17:00 - 21:30
17:00 - 21:30
17:00 - 22:30
17:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 8150 Cabrillo Highway, Montara, CA 94037
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Montara
  • Phone Number: +1 650-728-1600

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