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Costanera Restaurant

511 Bloomfield Ave, Montclair, NJ 07042-3406
+1 973-337-8289
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  • Excellent59%
  • Very good29%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible5%
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Peruvian, Latin, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
511 Bloomfield Ave, Montclair, NJ 07042-3406
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

So when a loved one means the world to you and you want to make them happy for their birthday with a wonderful meal, what do you do? Ah yes, you ask yourself where and what they would like to experience and savor on their...More

1  Thank Lizarde
Juan P, Owner at Costanera Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

It means a lot that you chose us for the celebration, so I'm deeply sorry we dropped the ball on the birthday festivities. We always go above and beyond to meet requests like this, so I can't imagine why the cake, chorus, and high chairs...More

Reviewed 22 January 2018

Good food, diverse menu choices, spoiled by poor seating next to the door. I would love to return and get a better table!More

Thank dvunkannon
Juan P, Owner at Costanera Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 26 January 2018

I'm glad you enjoyed your meal. However, I'm sorry that the seating took away from the experience. We're always happy to move you to another area in the restaurant so you enjoy the visit more. I also suggest calling in to make a reservation before...More

Reviewed 10 January 2018 via mobile

I have been here twice. It has been good both times. The fried squid salad is wonderful as was the cold crab salad. Both a bit pricy but worth it. We also had the lamb shank and the skirt steak which were delicious. I did...More

Thank JoeLNJTraveler
Juan P, Owner at Costanera Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 11 January 2018

It's fantastic to hear that you're a fan of our authentic Peruvian dishes, especially our ceviche, chicken cilantro soup, and the fried squid salad. Plus, it's great that our attentive team impressed you. I appreciate your support, and I look forward to your next visit!...More

Reviewed 21 December 2017

The dishes were tasty and the services were good. Best of all, they have a oyster special, I believe on Wednesday.

Thank Shirley E
Juan P, Owner at Costanera Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 27 December 2017

So glad you're a fan of our oysters, Shirley! I'm hoping we'll get to serve you more soon. Until next time! Juan, Owner

Reviewed 17 December 2017

We eat at Costanera regularly and have tried most things on the menu. The short rib empanadas are amazing. The fish is also really tasty. It is byob so you should remember to bring a bottle of wine (if not there is a liquor store...More

Thank Rochelle F
Juan P, Owner at Costanera Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 19 December 2017

It's always great to see you here, Rochelle, and I'm glad our fish and short-rib empanadas have been your favorite dishes. I hope to welcome you back soon! Cheers, Juan, Owner

Reviewed 26 November 2017 via mobile

I was reading other reviews of this restaurant on Trip Advisor and I often find that when I am judging, I tend to get somewhat quite critical. After all, you are reading this to make a decision on whether you want to spend what will...More

Thank coachmikec
Juan P, Owner at Costanera Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 28 November 2017

Hi, Mike. While I'm glad you enjoyed several dishes, such as our ceviche, rice pudding, and chocolate mousse, it is disappointing to hear that the experience left you unimpressed overall. We do our best to provide prompt, attentive service for all of our guests. I'm...More

Reviewed 16 November 2017

We were in Montclair for something else and parked in the deck to which Costanera backs up and saw the sign over the back door. It was lunch time so we walked around the block and looked at the menu, went in and ended up...More

Thank AnAnthropologist
Juan P, Owner at Costanera Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 21 November 2017

Thanks for visiting our restaurant during your time in the area! I'm so glad you and your husband loved the chicken soup, the hamburger, the sweet plantains, the vegetarian black bean soup, and the oyster po boy with French fries. I hope you both return...More

Reviewed 10 November 2017

We never had Peruvian food before coming here but have been to several others since and none come close. Really flavorful dishes with good range of meat and veggie choices. Service is excellent and their recommendations are always worth trying!

Thank Geoff809
Juan P, Owner at Costanera Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 11 November 2017

I'm glad you loved the Peruvian dishes at our restaurant. Thank you for visiting! I hope you return again in the future. Take care, Juan, Owner

Reviewed 16 September 2017

The food here is great. Come hungry, they serve large portions of heavy food. Staff are friendly. This place has a nice relaxed atmosphere.

Thank brainwavesurfdog
Juan P, Owner at Costanera Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 19 September 2017

I'm so glad you enjoyed your meal, Brian, as well as our relaxing atmosphere. Thanks for the support! I hope you return again in the future. Many thanks, Juan, Owner

Reviewed 8 September 2017

Wow, after visiting Peru this summer I was craving Lomo Saltado and Causa and this local restaurant cooks these two dishes with excellence! It is a very busy dinner spot so reservations are highly recommended. The atmosphere is rustic, casual and cozy and the staff...More

Thank greattripsrw
Juan P, Owner at Costanera Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 12 September 2017

Thank you for the recommendation and support! I'm so glad your meal at our restaurant brought back memories of your trip to Peru. I hope you return for another delicious meal soon. Take care, Juan, Owner

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10 June 2017|
Response from Mary S | 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 !
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$31 - US$50
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Takeout, Accepts Credit Cards
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Child-friendly, Business meetings, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
12:00 PM - 10:30 PM
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: +1 973-337-8289
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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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