Coasterra

4.6
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3937 Reviews
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$31 to $50
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Regional Mexican
Coasterra offers a modern Mexican regional cuisine from Executive Chef /Partner Deborah Scott. Every dining area offers spectacular skyline views of San Diego. Come sit in our dining room with Floor to ceiling windows overlooking the bay, or dine alfresca while enjoying one of Chef Deborah"s favorite Coconut Margaritas!
Feel free to request indoor or patio seating, we will do our best to accommodate.
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yankee
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Food was very good, can't beat the views. Service was great.

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TerryP
Hawaii
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

This has always been a favorite location, but the food was hit and miss. They've updated their menu and we both found good choices and food was very good. Service was excellent and the view is fantastic!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of my favorite places to eat. Great food and a view that can’t be beat

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vipDGLAloha
San Diego
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love showing off our beautiful city to out-of-town visitors and this is one of our favorite places to bring them for a delicious meal. The view, the cuisine, the staff and the tasty beverages never disappoint.

The fact that we arrived during the social hour (happy hour), was a pleasant surprise. Cheers!

We are living in a pandemic world now and we cannot go anywhere in town without a mask. It was nice to see that the restaurant was able to provide masks to visitors arriving without one - so that they may enjoy their dining experience as well. (Note: I actually dropped my own mask and didn't want to place it back on my face, so they were kind enough to supply me with a replacement.) THANK YOU!! =)

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jackv
San Diego
6 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Best view in all San Diego

Great happy hour

Menu could be a bit more diverse

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vipCookese
San Diego
17 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lunch date with my husband during Covid restrictions. Outdoor patio was perfect choice, great service, observed staff taking precautions with masks, tables spaced appropriately, cleaning procedures performed as mandated. Food was delicious, excellent service.

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Cathy
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service, and a lovely view of the Harbor!

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Drea
San Diego
14 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food2service4ambience1

Nothing to do if you arrive early, prepare to wait until your exact reservation time. Very noisy since everyone is in the same area together. Food was mediocre at best, scallops were rubbery and overall prices were high.

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vipMark
San Francisco
70 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible views, great food and great service. Doesn’t get any better.

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OpenTable Diner
Atlantic City
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My girlfriend and i were craving the pineapple buttercake and it did not disappoint. Always great mussels/clams, amazing salmon with quinoa, and as always.... fantastic service

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Sandy
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

On a beautiful August evening, it was perfect. We even got to meet Debora Scott,
partner and chef of 8 Cohen Brothers restaurants in the San Diego area. I found the food to be too hot for my taste but I was having way to much fun to ask for something with a little less spice.

All in all, a perfect evening.

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CatherineM
San Diego
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food4service3ambience5

Food was good and view cannot be beat. However, I had put in the reservation details this was a very special Prom night for two graduating 2020 seniors. With the pandemic, obviously a Prom was extra special. However, NO ONE acknowledged this to them. Not even offering to take their picture or anything. Quite disappointed in that level of service. Why ask the Q in the reservation if you're not going to acknowledge the occasion?

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SandyP
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall2food1service3ambience5

I don’t understand the request to wait to be seated until the entire party is there. Would let it make more sense to seat people and have them order while drinks and appetizers while they wait for the rest of the party.

The food was just okay. There was nothing special and it felt like standard dishes especially in San Diego. It felt overpriced for the type of dishes it is.

With that said. The View and Margaritas were amazing.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Repeat customer, always the best experience

OT
OpenTable Diner
Houston
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anniversary

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great first date place to eat and the drinks are amazing

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VPfoodie
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went for our anniversary. The staff immediately congratulated us when we got there! Waiter was super nice and attentive and even gave us a dessert for our anniversary. The best thing though, are the views! They are breathtaking!!! The entire vibe is amazing.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Memphis/West TN
9 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

They do such a rest job with social distancing and masking up all employees.

With the warm breeze on the outside patio I felt very safe. The view is amazing and the food was great. We had the scallops and the trout entrees and they we both amazing!

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DanielleZ
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on July 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My fiancé & I spent our 10 year anniversary here (1st time here also) & It was great! Food, view & drinks were amazing! We’ll definitely be back. If your visiting Sam Diego make sure to check this place out!

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OpenTable Diner
Austin
1 review
Dined on July 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love everything about it !

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Erica
1 review
Dined on July 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The cauliflower al pastor was the best! Highly recommended.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thank you so much, the staff was lovely and the food/drinks were great.

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NancyW
Denver
11 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful view. Social distancing and cleanliness. Had scallops for dinner- delicious! Coconut margaritas is amazing.

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JJSD
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Pricey but the food is good. Carnitas are a must as is the Noble margarita. Certainly can't beat the view and love the open patio that makes dining a comfortable experience during this pandemic.

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BreenL
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food , great service, great view, and a great time!

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience5

You are definitely paying for the view not the food. Overall decent, but extremely expensive for what you actually get

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great view, good service. The corn poblano soup is amazing!

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HollyD
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The drinks were delicious but seemed a little weak. The food was delicious and elegant the scallops tasted great b it the portion was lacking. The carnitas were amazing and the tuna appetizer was such a great portion and tasted great. The desserts were memorable! The view of downtown SD is top notch and the service was on point.

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Nacho
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2020
Overall3food5service3ambience5

Steak was excellent as was the pineapple ice cream dessert. Hostess was less than attentive. We arrived 30min early and we had to approach her only to point out that we had no choice in table. We watched her go out of her way with other customers. Our waiter worked hard and was very personable. He understands the business and enjoys his job. This was our first visit.

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Casey
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Coasterra was a great experience during Covid. They had plenty of outdoor space and beautiful backdrop of Downtown. The service was fantastic and the food was delicious. Highly recommend the Ahi Poke and New York Steak!! Yum

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Victoria
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on July 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The ambiance is the best in all of San Diego. I cannot figure out if I like the afternoon sunshine better or the city lights at night the best! Well, you better eat here twice!! The guacamole is a must for an appetizer. Plan on ordering a cocktail, something new rather than your old stand-by. There are numerous gluten-free items to order here. Delicious!!

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great views

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TaylorD
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing meal with great service and an impeccable view of the bay and downtown harbor. Would recommend to anyone for personal or business events.

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vipmsenergy
San Francisco
11 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience5

The view is beautiful, and the food is good, but the noise level is so horrific, I will never go back there. In addition to the noise level from patrons because of the hard surfaces, the extra loud, blasting, annoying music makes it almost impossible to have a conversation.

THEY SHOULD SHUT OFF THE MUSIC. It ruins an otherwise nice dining spot.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

They had paper menus. They should have a QR code menu to reduce spread of germs. Other than that they were awesome.

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KentH
Seattle
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience5

One of the best settings I have seen. Service was outstanding. Food very average and not up to par with environment.

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TomM
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience5

Reservations seem useless. Too many walk ups. The only thing about this Mexican food was the price. Drink prices were in line. Nobody likes, a 4% fee for doing what they're paid to do. I'd recommend only for the view.

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DeeDee
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Spectacular views of downtown and Coronado. Recommend sitting in the patio area to enjoy the view, boats passing by, and sound of the water. If you bring your out-of-town guests here, they won't be disappointed. Make a reservation!!!!

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Lizzy
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

I was hoping for a special place to celebrate a milestone birthday. While it was OK, I was not enamored. Service was not the best either. It has a lot of potential and am hoping they pay more attention to the details such as having table set up before seating anyone so do not have to wait for a fork to eat with. And the food was a bit disappointing since the fish was not cooked. Perhaps can ask if someone likes it cooked or not.

It will be a nice casual place for drinks and food and people were not dressed as suggested on the website so made it even more casual. I was looking for a more Sophisticated place to eat at.

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GingerD
San Diego
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The outdoor dining experience here is beautiful and this is especially true in this time of Covid-19. Melida did a great job of making sure we were well served.

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