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La Costanera

8150 Cabrillo Highway, Montara, CA 94037
+1 650-728-1600
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  • Excellent57%
  • Very good26%
  • Average11%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible4%
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“yucca” (10 reviews)
“causa” (7 reviews)
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Peruvian, Seafood, Latin, South American, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
8150 Cabrillo Highway, Montara, CA 94037
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This was our first time trying out a Peruvian restaurant. What a great experience. This was an interesting building, with eclectic decor, and a great ocean view. We were seated quickly at the time of our reservation, and there was immediately someone giving us water...More

Thank NinaTrav
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were at Montara state beach and the restaurant looked nice from the beach, so decided to give it try. The host was young but not too friendly. Server was attentive and helpful. Food was served so fast, it was brought to the table only...More

Thank pinkchouchong
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

La Costanera makes the most of its location. It's perched above the beach with three levels of dining looking out tall windows. We've had Peruvian food before but it's a bit better here. The ceviche sample was excellent; though not exceptionally varied. The empanadas were...More

Thank Daryl C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My South American-born DIL took me here for a celebratory dinner. We shared the cerviche sampler, shrimp cicioppino and Peruvian-style spare ribs. The food was rich, mildly spicy and yummy. We washed it down with a modestly priced, chocolatety cabernet. A real feast. The waiter...More

Thank Jennie P
Reviewed 16 August 2017

We shared a number of dishes from the sublime octopus to the pulled pork sandwich and beef heart. The ceviches are terrific and really creative. The dishes just kept coming and they were all divine. The location overlooking the ocean is also a draw.

Thank AdriennePhilly
Reviewed 12 August 2017

I had to treat my friends and they chose this place in Half Moon Bay. I just loved the Peruvian sea food dishes. The view was amazing as well. Our plan was to see the sunset but it was too foggy that day. So after...More

Thank Aarthee J
Reviewed 28 July 2017

Is it possible to go to an excellent restaurant and then go back and be surprised by how excellent the restaurant is? Well if that is possible then this is the place. Not only is the seafood shockingly fresh, the sauces and preparation is beyond...More

Thank JARZMenloPark_CA
Reviewed 25 July 2017 via mobile

We arrived just before sunset and watched the sunset in the restuarant. It was amazing. The most beautiful thing I have ever seen. Such a beautiful setting for a restuarant. Over and above that the food from starter to end was just top class. I...More

Thank Lebogang M
Reviewed 10 July 2017

The view from out table was beautiful. The website for this restaurants shows a different dining scene. There was no seating outside around the fire pits. The food was good, not great. Some of the items were better than others. The shrimp dish was delicious...More

Thank llevans
Reviewed 28 June 2017

Just went there with family. There were 8 of us. The seafood paella was great, and so was the sangria, lomo saltado, platanos maduros, and everything else. The view is always beautiful.

Thank Johnny S
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Casual to fancy - but not shorts - lovely place!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$31 - US$50
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
View, Bar Scene, Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly
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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