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La Costanera

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8150 Cabrillo Highway, Montara, CA 94037
+1 650-728-1600
17:00 - 21:30
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Sun 17:00 - 21:30
Tue - Thu 17:00 - 21:30
Fri - Sat 17:00 - 22:30
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Pacifica, California
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54 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We loved our night out at La Costanera. We've lived coast side for awhile now but had yet to have dinner here - wow, what a treat! First the building and location are amazing second the food is unique and outstanding. We will definitely be going here again. I definitely recommend going early and/or making a reservation.

Thank mb95
Laconia, New Hampshire
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14 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The only disappointing aspect about La Costanera is that it is not open for lunch. I rate my experience at restaurants based on four criteria: atmosphere( including noise level), view, food and service. Everytime I go to San Francisco, I look forward to dining at La Costanera because it rates five stars in each of my criteria. This restaurant is... More 

Thank chbra
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18 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place came highly recommended and did not disappoint. Interesting decor, great service, amazing food. We sat off in a little alcove area on the side, otherwise it could be quite noisy, but its a happening place. Small plates designed to be shared and we did. Each time a new one hit the table, it was devoured. Everything was so... More 

Thank Peg H
El Granada
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great food wish the Hostel hired the GM of this restaurant to run the Hostel and they would treat people with color with respect and dignity. Great service and great food

Thank 718santiagot
Castro Valley, California
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155 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 November 2016

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 November 2016

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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63 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 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 38 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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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
Business meetings, Child-friendly, View, Groups, Special Occasion Dining
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?