Coasterra

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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.

Specials

Thanksgiving Dinner Special Menus & Offers

Please join us for our delightful Thanksgiving buffet and celebrate with the best view in San Diego; $64.95 per adult and $12.95 for kids 12 & under. Reservations are not table specific, but please feel free to request seating inside or on the patio and we will do our best to accommodate.

Wednesday, November 27, 2019

Christmas Day Special Menus & Offers

Please join us for our delightful Christmas buffet and celebrate with the best view in San Diego; $64.95 per adult and $12.95 for kids 12 & under. Reservations are not table specific, but please feel free to request seating inside or on the patio and we will do our best to accommodate.

Wednesday, December 25, 2019

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Please join us for New Year's Eve & ring in 2020 with the best view in San Diego. Enjoy our three course menu for $79.95 per person. Each table is reserved for a maximum of two hours. Please feel free to request seating inside or on the patio and we will do our best to accommodate.

Tuesday, December 31, 2019

What 3415 People Are Saying
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r
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined 14 hours ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

very kind server and quick response. Food is good and view is beatiful. Please reserve the table in front of gate at outside.

OT
San Diego
1 review
Dined 14 hours ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our experience was explicit!! DAVID OUR WAITER WAS OVER THE TOP so sweet, efficient, and knowledgeable of the menu. I couldnt ask for anything better. Who ever is the general manager of Coasterra, david is such an asset and a great person to have on your team!

OT
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

My salmon was AMAZING, however my fiancee's tuna was a salty and just okay at best. Willing to come back and try other items though, service was great!

J
San Diego
6 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 1ambience 5

Waitress was slow. Not friendly. Expected more from such a nice place

w
Los Angeles
10 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 5

Great customer service, decent cocktails, spectacular view, trending atmosphere. The food is another story but you can't have it all. Would only recommend for the view and cocktails, and perhaps if you got tacos they would be good.

Brad

NP
Chicago
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great view, excellent service, amazing food. A must if in San Diego! Kyle our waiter was so great and attended to our every need! Would definately go back again.

CR
San Diego
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

My husband and I celebrated our 1 year anniversary at Coasterra. We were greeted with congratulations by the hostess. Our server was wonderful, attentive, and knowledgeable about the menu. I recommend sitting outside to enjoy the waterfront and the view of San Diego's Gaslamp District.

c
San Diego
8 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 5

I was disappointed in the quality of the food for dinner. Sea Bass was tasty, but mushy. Trout was excellent. Veggies excellent. I felt the cost of the dinner entrees was excessive. I have been several times to Coasterra for lunch, and highly recommend that experience. I will not return for dinner. The menu was completely different, and not what I expected. I will return for lunch or drinks/Guacamole.

KM
San Diego
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 5

For the price, the food was below expectations. I ordered a shrimp and avocado salad and required a knife to cut the human head sized pieces of lettuce. The carnitas was good, except the last chunk was smothered with oil and I couldn’t eat it. The ambiance is great but you are paying premium prices for average food. Blood orange margarita was tasty, but not $14.00 tasty. Probably will not go back despite the beautiful location.

TT
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 5

The service of all the staff is engaging and professional. The view is lovely. However, the food just isn’t that good. Locals are used to excellent Mexican food . Tourists might not have the same expectations because they haven’t been exposed to truly exceptional Mexican food . I hope the food improves and your restaurant does well. I truly wish all of you success.

OT
Hawaii
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 5

4th visit. Food simply isn’t great. No need to have whole menu exotic, unique, new. Please add simpler Mexican fare!

P
San Diego
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 5

Coasterra is an amazing location and service. It was top-notch all the way. I quickly learned that we paid a premium for the view. The food was good but not as good as the pricing would have deemed it to be. I felt the food was very overpriced based on what I was getting. I had the carne asada meal from the recommendation of the waiter. What the steak was cooked well and the bean were good. It was not that much better than any decent Mexican restaurant in San Diego would have, yet the price was 2x to 3x what I would pay other places. The service was great. The view was amazing. The cost of the food was high. Overall I would go back for an appetizer and drinks but not dinner.

AM
New Mexico
2 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautiful location, fun interesting delicious food and the service was amazing!

OT
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Elvira and Sam were great . We booked through open table and they sat us at one of the top tables overlooking downtown San Diego and the bay. Caught it at sunset, there is no prettier dining view in CA, and one of the tops in the world. This is a must do! Ask for Elvira!

D
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Great location and food! Pricey but kinda what u expect on the water. Great night out! Highly recommend.

S
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Birthday for my wife

BM
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Just phenomenal :-) they had vegan options that were amazing!

LL
San Diego
4 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I took an out-of-town visitor to Coasterra - and she was impressed! Great views from the large patio, excellent service and very nice food. I would definitely go back.

MS
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I really recommend it!! beautiful place, good food, great service, perfect location!

V
Salt Lake City
8 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The view is spectacular. The vibe of the place is energetic and classy but does not give an unapproachable energy. The view of the San Diego skyline at night is amazing. The food is good variety. I had a cauliflower dish (I am vegan) and it was one of the best vegan meals I have had in a while. I would highly recommend it.

SH
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

First time here. It’s huge. Extensive outdoor dunking with an unparalleled view of skyline of SD and Coronado bridge etc.
Clockwork (Swiss) service.
We are in a booth which was really cost and comfortable. Outdoor is ginormous and has huge video screens which can be distracting while dining (IMO).

Food was tremendous. Oysters. Craft cocktails. Table made guacamole. Asking appetizers. Can be a meal in itself. Mains beautifully presented and a bit different. Deserts good choice. They add on 4% charge but not gratuity. The 4% is wishy washy at best - just include it in the prices. Ridiculous practice. The place must have cost a fortune to build etc .

My only criticism is it’s size . It’s huge ! Restrooms are small but adequate. If you want a nice romantic meal it might be too big (corporate). For big groups of family get togethers it’s good. Just don’t expect intimacy aside from the booths .

ES
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our waiter was awesome and very tentative. He even brought us a dessert as were celebrating our honeymoon. It made our night very special.

MC
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 4food 2service 4ambience 5

I was very happy with the table we were given with a beautiful view of downtown and the water. The staff was very friendly, but we did not think the food was that great especially for the price and there were not that many items to choose from on the menu. We loved the drink we had. The something rita. It was very good. There should be more parking and you should not be forced to valet. I would go back but would hope the food and menu would be improved. May just go for happy hour next time.

OT
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Views were great, I was there for the sunset. The service was great. However, I was looking for more traditional Mexican food. Nothing on the dinner menu resembles a taco, a burrito, tamale, chimichanga, etc. Guacamole was amazing as well as the churro dessert.

OT
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 5

View is fantastic. Staff was very accommodating. We had a loud obnoxious blowhard sitting next to us. So we asked to move to a table in the corner. They were happy to help.

For food we got the chicken torta and it lacked quality and taste. It was a fried chicken sandwich with French fries. Felt like a fast food restaurant. I understand that they were putting their gourmet twist on a torta, but it was too far from what a traditional torta would taste like.

B
Boise
5 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Tasty fresh ceviche , beautiful view & wonderful service !

OT
San Diego
7 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Dinner with out of town friends and the view never disappoints! Food was great & our server Kyle suggested menu items served in family style. Great suggestion!

OT
San Diego
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Beautiful view b

j
San Diego
55 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food and service at Coasterra was outstanding. From the time we arrived, seated, served and left, it was fantastic. Amazing city view, gorgeous at night! Highly recommend the butter cake!!!

KS
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The view alone is a reason to visit this beautiful dining spot!!! Outdoor patio with full view of San Diego Harbor. Interesting appetizers and a nice selection of entrees. Margaritas (The Noble) were very tasty, as well as the guacamole with chips. Nice combination of seafood with a Mexican flare

OT
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, great ambience. Beautiful view dinning experience. Must try at least once!

RM
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 3

Great view and service but the quality of the food fell way pshort. Lacked any unique flavors, arrived barely warm, had better from fast food chains, even canned or frozen foods were better. Disappointing for such a highly touted restaurant. I wouldn’t recommend them until they get their act together. Looks aren’t everything. Even the pretty much mandatory valet parking was costly and wasn’t comped. I guess if you like to waste your money this is the place. Better off going to local smaller Mexican restaurants get better food and save yourself lots of money.

OT
San Diego
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved the service, loved the waitress although she forgot about us, and we where meeting to attend a concert. I understand that my friends came a different times. But it would of been nice to have been check in a tad bit more.

OT
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First time at Coasterra . We loved the place!! Definitely going back again , soon. Morgan was our server, she was GREAT!!

AS
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing views, great cocktails and food. The staff and service was wonderful.

OT
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This place is absolutely phenomenal from the bartenders to the waitstaff to the people that are you at the door with a smile not to mention the food which is out of this world :)!!!!!! I’m vegan and I have celiac so I have to be very careful not to eat gluten or even eat anything that’s been cross contaminated and they consistently Bring out food that has been mindfully prepared by professional chefs who are aware of my dietary restrictions and have always accommodated with a smile. If you haven’t been here yet put it on your list of places to go immediately!!!!

US
San Diego
12 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was a bonus that we visited during restaurant week. The food was amazing and so much of it and the value for what we got was perfection! We will be back! Our server was happy to serve and checked in regularly but without being too much.
Loved the view. No table was a bad view.

OT
Orange County
5 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Phenomenal experience. The food was delicious, the staff was attentive and friendly. And the view was second to none.

OT
Orange County
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

This setting is outstanding - great views & vibes.
Service was great and the food would’ve been a five too had it not been for some significant unexpected heat levels (and my wife and I are not shy when it comes to spice). That said, all was well prepared and very tasty. If you’re here for a special occasion, as we were, the whole Striped Sea Bass is a visual and very delicious experience - what a treat.

CC
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely staff and great food. The trout was amazing.

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