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Costanera Restaurant

511 Bloomfield Ave, Montclair, NJ 07042-3406
+1 973-337-8289
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  • Excellent61%
  • Very good28%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible5%
Travellers talk about
“ceviche” (27 reviews)
“steak” (13 reviews)
Open Now
12:00 - 22:00All hours
Peruvian, Latin, Seafood, Spanish, South American
$$ - $$$
511 Bloomfield Ave, Montclair, NJ 07042-3406
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Reviews (123)
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I had a great meal here with excellent service. The octopus appetizer (which I had twice recently) was perfect and I had a crab cake that was excellent as well. My friend had a steak which was cooked perfectly. I'm glad this place redeemed itself...More

Juan P, Owner at Costanera Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

I'm glad you enjoyed your meal during your most recent visit. Thanks for giving us another chance. I hope you return again soon! Sincerely, Juan, Owner

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Recently had sinner here w/ my very good Peruvian friend and our wives. Smallish BYO restaurant in downtown Montclair. Parking on weekends can be a challenge. While I'm far from a Peruvian "foodie" - everything we ordered was excellent and my friend who knows this...More

Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This was our first time here, we did not make reservations which was a mistake, but the food was worth the wait. I have been to many Peruvian restaurants and the food here did not disappoint. The Tiradito was delicious, the Seco Norteno was incredible...More

Juan P, Owner at Costanera Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

While I'm sorry you initially had to wait for a table, it's great that your experience overall was a big success, Brian. I'm glad you enjoyed the authentic Peruvian recipes and the service our friendly team provided. We all appreciate your support, and we look...More

Reviewed 12 June 2017 via mobile

This was the first time we visited Costanera, and the first time visiting a Peruvian restaurant. I found it excellent, much like Spanish with a bit different flavor, and if wanted, a bit more spice. The steak was fabulous, as was the spicy potatoes and...More

Juan P, Owner at Costanera Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 14 June 2017

I'm glad your first visit was a big success, Paul! It's excellent you loved the Peruvian dishes you tried. I look forward to your return to experience some of the other dishes we offer. Many thanks, Juan, Owner

Reviewed 3 June 2017 via mobile

Had the table at the opens doors to the sidewalk. Weather was beautiful that added to the atmosphere. Wara was our waitress who was wonderful. Appetizers were to die for; you could make a meal just from them. Muscles, the burger, and the cod were...More

Juan P, Owner at Costanera Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 6 June 2017

It's fantastic you enjoyed your meal on our patio, Susan, especially the muscles, the burger, and the cod. Thanks for visiting! I hope you return again soon. Sincerely, Juan, Owner

Reviewed 31 May 2017

This is a great experience if you like authentic food and are open for unusual tastes. We are fans of Peruvian food, and the restaurant did not disappoint. Good portions, full of flavors dishes, pretty extensive menu. Ceviche was perfect. The cod dish was mouth...More

Juan P, Owner at Costanera Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 5 June 2017

I'm so glad you and your husband enjoyed our authentic Peruvian dishes, especially the beef heart and the lucume ice cream. Thanks for visiting. I hope you both return again soon. Many thanks, Juan, Owner

Reviewed 15 May 2017 via mobile

Perfect mothers day dinner we ordered ceviche pescado, fresh fish and right amount of sourness to balance it. Churassco a la pobre grilled medium well with tacu-tacu and a sunny side up egg very tatsty. Grilled octupos salad with green dressing perfectly cook. Grilled chicken...More

Juan P, Owner at Costanera Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 17 May 2017

I'm so pleased you all had a wonderful time celebrating Mother's Day at our restaurant, Xerkzis. It's great you especially enjoyed the ceviche, churassco a la pobre, and the tacu-tacu. Thanks for the support! I hope you all return again soon. Best, Juan, Owner

Reviewed 27 April 2017

Love the decor and attentive staff. Menu options are limited but interesting. Our table of four got a yummy ceviche to go with our wine. We tried a variety of entrees and all were pleased. Mine was the Shrimp with rice and it tasted like...More

Juan P, Owner at Costanera Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 28 April 2017

I'm glad you enjoyed your meal with us, especially the ceviche. It's also wonderful that our warm atmosphere and friendly team impressed you just as much. Thanks for all of your support. We look forward to your next visit! Sincerely, Juan, Owner

Reviewed 18 April 2017

First time on this restaurant and could not be happier. As we were visiting some friends in NJ, we heard that because a large number of Peruvians living in NJ there was quite few Peruvian restaurants, as per great reviews we chose Costanera and we...More

Juan P, Owner at Costanera Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 19 April 2017

I'm glad your first visit at our restaurant was a big success! It's great you enjoyed the authentic flavors of our traditional Peruvian recipes and that our friendly team impressed you. Thanks for the support! I hope you return again the next time you're in...More

Reviewed 11 April 2017

What a quaint find..met up with coworkers and was not sure if I would like the menu. I was happily surprised to discover the fine taste of their menu. The beef empanadas were absolutely delicious. I had the shrimp with asian vegetables which was also...More

Juan P, Owner at Costanera Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 13 April 2017

I'm happy you enjoyed your meal here, Mary. Thanks for stopping by. I hope you return again soon! Best, Juan, Owner

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Questions & Answers
10 June 2017
Response from MaryL0501 | Reviewed this property
Sorry, I do not use Open Table, so I cannot answer your question but I agree, the food is absolutely delicious!
19 November 2016
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Response from FAIRPLAY-NJ-USA | Reviewed this property
I do not believe getting a wheelchair into the restaurant will be an issue !

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$31 - US$50
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Takeout
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 22:30
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: +1 973-337-8289
  • E-mail
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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