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Coasterra

4.6
4.6
5414 Reviews
$30 and under
Seafood

Coasterra is San Diego’s premier bay front dining destination! We are an innovative and modern restaurant, lounge and floating event center, featuring Mexican cuisine.

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Booked 91 times today

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Seafood, Mexican, Unspecified

  • Hours of operation

    Daily 11:30 am–9:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (619) 814-1300

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Executive Chef/Partner Deborah Scott

  • Private party facilities

    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!

  • Private party contact

    our Private Event Coordinator: (619) 814-1300

  • Neighborhood

    Harbor Island

  • Cross street

    North Harbor Drive

  • Parking details

    No valet at this time. Our parking lot is self parking for both lunch and dinner service.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Popular dishes

Menu

A 4% surcharge will be added to all Guest checks to help cover increasing costs and in our support of the recent increases to minimum wage and benefits for our dedicated Team Members.

The Raw Bar

GF = GLUTEN-FREE - GF* = CAN BE PREPARED GLUTEN FREE - V = VEGETARIAN

  • Ceviche Clasico$17.00

    local fish, avocado, pico de gallo, cucumber, pickled onion, serrano, cilantro GF

    • Acapulco Ceviche Cocktail$19.00

      bay shrimp, blue crab, roasted cocktail salsa, avocado, celery, cucumber, cilantro GF

      • Mexican Bay Scallop Aguachile$19.00

        avocado, cucumber, fresno chile, ginger, pickled red onion GF

        • Ceviche Trio$39.00

          ceviche clasico, acapulco cocktail, mexican bay scallop aguachile GF

          • Oysters on the Half Shell

            habanero mignonette, fire roasted cocktail sauce, salsa cruda GF

            • Six for$19.00
          • Chilled Seafood Tower$76.00

            six oysters, six bay shrimp, ceviche clasico, acapulco ceviche, scallop aguachile, habanero mignonette, salsa cruda, fire roasted cocktail sauce GF

            Appetizers

            GF = GLUTEN-FREE - GF* = CAN BE PREPARED GLUTEN FREE - V = VEGETARIAN

            • Queso Fundido$17.00

              monterey jack & oaxacan cheese, chorizo, refried beans, poblano, pickled onion GF*

              • Guacamole$12.00

                avocado, red onion, tomato, lime, cilantro, serrano chili GF V

                • White Corn & Poblano Soup$12.00

                  red chile & cilantro oil GF

                  • Tortilla Soup$12.00

                    chicken broth, oaxacan cheese, avocado, tomato GF

                    • Crispy Masa Calamari$18.00

                      jalapeno, chipotle aioli

                      Healthy Life

                      GF = GLUTEN-FREE - GF* = CAN BE PREPARED GLUTEN FREE - V = VEGETARIAN

                      • Macho Salad

                        kale, queso fresco, crunchy farro, bartlett pear, raosted beets, pomegranate, smoked onion vinaigrette GF* V

                        • Chicken or Shrimp$24.00
                        • Carne Asada or Salmon$28.00
                      • Caesar Salad

                        baby romaine, cotija, brioche croutons, basil, toasted pepita, caesar dressing GF*

                        • Chicken or Shrimp$24.00
                        • Carne Asada or Salmon$28.00
                      • Ahi Tuna Tostada$25.00

                        garlic & sesame glaze, avocado, lemon agave slaw, spanish peanut, chipotle crema, corn tortilla GF

                        • Veggie Bowl$24.00

                          roasted squash, roasted mushroom, baby kale, toasted quinoa, black beans, pomegranate, smoked onion vinaigrette GF V

                          • Shrimp & Avocado Salad$24.00

                            kino mexican white shrimp, butter lettuce, ruby grapefruit, cilantro buttermilk dressing GF

                            Entrees

                            GF = GLUTEN-FREE - GF* = CAN BE PREPARED GLUTEN FREE - V = VEGETARIAN

                            • Chicken Enchiladas Suizas$24.00

                              cotija, cilantro rice, black bean, creamy salsa verde, mexican crema GF

                              • Surf & Turf Quesadilla$28.00

                                chef deb's "skirts on fire" sauce, carne asada, grilled shrimp, arugula, lime crema

                                • Poblano Chili Burger$20.00

                                  habanero bacon, oaxacan cheese, arugula, chipotle aioli, brioche bun, cotija fries

                                  • Mussels & Clams$24.00

                                    mexican chorizo, chipotle crema, grilled ciabatta GF*

                                    • Rainbow Trout a la Plancha$32.00

                                      cilantro rice, pickled carrot & onion salad, habanero cashew "aioli" GF

                                      Corn, Flour or Lettuce Tacos

                                      served with mexican rice & beans

                                      • Beer Battered Fish$19.00

                                        blood orange ipa battered seasonal fish, jalapeno & cabbage slaw, pico de gallo, chipotle aioli, cotija GF*

                                        • Adobo Shrimp$19.00

                                          shredded cabbage, cotija, lime crema, cilantro, radish GF*

                                          • Adobo Carnitas$19.00

                                            charred onions, jalapeno pickles, crushed chicharron GF*

                                            Last updated: February 25, 2022

                                            What 5,414 people are saying

                                            Overall ratings and reviews

                                            Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

                                            4.6
                                            4.6 based on recent ratings
                                            • 4.5Food
                                            • 4.5Service
                                            • 4.8Ambience
                                            • 4.2Value

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                                            1. l

                                              lori

                                              San Diego

                                              7 reviews

                                              5.0

                                              7 reviews

                                              Dined 1 day ago

                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                              It was great! There were some computer issues that slowed the service, but we weren’t in a hurry so it worked out. No valet, but plenty of parking for lunch. Food was delicious, but a little pricey.

                                            2. p

                                              paisleygirl

                                              San Francisco

                                              15 reviews

                                              5.0

                                              15 reviews

                                              Dined 2 days ago

                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                              Best guacamole ever and amazing coconut margaritas! Service was terrific.

                                            3. KM

                                              KimM

                                              San Diego

                                              2 reviews

                                              5.0

                                              2 reviews

                                              Dined 2 days ago

                                              overall5food4service5ambience5

                                              Very sccomdsting to our personal preferences. Servers attentive. Had to request second course. Dessert great!

                                            4. PB

                                              PhilB

                                              San Diego

                                              1 review

                                              5.0

                                              1 review

                                              Dined 2 days ago

                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                              Food was great and our server was excellent! Views cannot be beat!

                                            5. PR

                                              PaulinaR

                                              Los Angeles

                                              5 reviews

                                              5.0

                                              5 reviews

                                              Dined 3 days ago

                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                              It was my birthday celebration and had a lovely time! The food was delicious and the ambiance super nice! I loved it

                                            6. W

                                              ginaW

                                              1 review

                                              3.0

                                              1 review

                                              Dined 3 days ago

                                              overall3food1service2ambience4

                                              Order arrived in a 10min window room temperature/cold appeal poor & items rice & beans hidden under meat Didn't recieved vegetables w order as menu stated best items chips and salsa

                                            7. N

                                              Newguy

                                              San Diego

                                              133 reviews

                                              3.0

                                              133 reviews

                                              Dined 3 days ago

                                              overall3food4service2ambience2

                                              We have been to Costerra a number of times before and always enjoyed it. Frankly this visit was disappointing. The service was very slow. We arrived right at the time of our reservation and were told it would be "just a few minutes while we clean the table." We waited twenty minutes, all the while looking at a variety of empty and clean tables. When we were finally seated it took quite a while to get served. Our server was very nice and friendly but we waited a long time for our drinks before we even ordered food. The problem was not lack of staff because we could see many servers standing and talking to each other while we waited for service. The setting and the view are beautiful but I was struck by how loud the restaurant was given that we were essentially sitting outside. Given the prices I expect much better service and a more comfortable experience.

                                            8. LL

                                              LisaLM

                                              San Diego

                                              16 reviews

                                              3.0

                                              16 reviews

                                              Dined 3 days ago

                                              overall3food2service4ambience4

                                              My fish tacos had a tough part in the fish, which is a little weird. Everything else was very nice, though.

                                            9. SC

                                              SpencerC

                                              1 review

                                              5.0

                                              1 review

                                              Dined 4 days ago

                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                              I chose Coasterra because they are a part of the Surfrider's Ocean Friendly Restaurant program and have made a commitment to go plastic-free. Plus, the food and service were great!

                                            10. OT

                                              OpenTable Diner

                                              1 review

                                              5.0

                                              1 review

                                              Dined 5 days ago

                                              overall5food4service5ambience5

                                              The staff & food were wonderful! It was a great way to celebrate a birthday & work promotion!

                                            11. M

                                              Michael

                                              Los Angeles

                                              30 reviews

                                              vip
                                              5.0

                                              30 reviews

                                              Dined 6 days ago

                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                              Very Nice Brunch. We were early. They sat us early. Our Waiter JUSTIN was awesome.

                                            12. OT

                                              OpenTable Diner

                                              San Diego

                                              2 reviews

                                              5.0

                                              2 reviews

                                              Dined 6 days ago

                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                              Birthday great food and service

                                            13. RB

                                              RissaB

                                              Los Angeles

                                              3 reviews

                                              4.0

                                              3 reviews

                                              Dined 6 days ago

                                              overall4food4service4ambience4

                                              Its always a great experience. Love this place. Will def be back

                                            14. OT

                                              OpenTable Diner

                                              1 review

                                              4.0

                                              1 review

                                              Dined 7 days ago

                                              overall4food4service5ambience5

                                              Very good food.

                                            15. LJ

                                              LJOncRN

                                              San Diego

                                              111 reviews

                                              vip
                                              4.0

                                              111 reviews

                                              Dined 7 days ago

                                              overall4food5service5ambience3

                                              Lots of big graduation parties; they have plastic up so it’s less outdoor seating than I expected & it distorts the view, too! They don’t seem to read notes so I always have to ask for seating in the railing by the water. They did honor my request after trying to seat us indoors:( always amazing drinks & I love their chips! Have the ceviche trio which was amazing. Of course, guacamole is a must!

                                            16. OT

                                              OpenTable Diner

                                              San Diego

                                              1 review

                                              5.0

                                              1 review

                                              Dined on May 21, 2022

                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                              Great food and beautiful views.

                                            17. OT

                                              OpenTable Diner

                                              Washington DC

                                              3 reviews

                                              3.0

                                              3 reviews

                                              Dined on May 20, 2022

                                              overall3food4service5ambience2

                                              We asked to be seated in the patio and they said because they were short on staff that we had to sit in the back. Most of the patio was empty. My reservations asked that we be seated at the patio.

                                            18. VL

                                              VeronicaL

                                              1 review

                                              5.0

                                              1 review

                                              Dined on May 20, 2022

                                              overall5food4service5ambience5

                                              The food and view was great but my server, Kyle elevated my experience. He was so awesome and friendly and greatly appreciated our complimentary anniversary dessert. Will definitely be back. Kyle, you da best! Veronica and Jose

                                            19. LE

                                              LoriE

                                              San Diego

                                              5 reviews

                                              5.0

                                              5 reviews

                                              Dined on May 19, 2022

                                              overall5food5service4ambience5

                                              We enjoyed oysters on the half shell, day boat scallops and the pot de creme for dessert. Everything was delicious! Even though the evening was cool and cloudy, we loved sitting outdoors and watching the boats in the bay. All in all, a lovely dinner in a lovely setting.

                                            20. SP

                                              SylviaP

                                              1 review

                                              5.0

                                              1 review

                                              Dined on May 18, 2022

                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                              Food was well prepared & presented. Service was great and ambiance was lovely.

                                            21. SB

                                              SteveB

                                              Houston

                                              1 review

                                              5.0

                                              1 review

                                              Dined on May 18, 2022

                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                              Excellent dining experience. Nice out door seating, excellent service, excellent food. Worth a visit

                                            22. C

                                              Catalina

                                              San Diego

                                              1 review

                                              5.0

                                              1 review

                                              Dined on May 17, 2022

                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                              Anniversary

                                            23. J

                                              Joshuautley

                                              1 review

                                              5.0

                                              1 review

                                              Dined on May 17, 2022

                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                              We were seated promptly and the service was great. We had a perfect time.

                                            24. MF

                                              MacF

                                              1 review

                                              5.0

                                              1 review

                                              Dined on May 16, 2022

                                              overall5food5service4ambience5

                                              The view is fantastic. Great happy hour menu. Drinks were delicious, as was our dinner. Only negative was that seating took a little time despite having a reservation and the restaurant being relatively empty. Would definitely go back again.

                                            25. JS

                                              JonS

                                              Seattle

                                              1 review

                                              5.0

                                              1 review

                                              Dined on May 15, 2022

                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                              First time to Coasterra and was not disappointed. We were I. Town for one night and wanted to experience a harbor view diner and were not disappointed. Great wait staff and food was as expected.

                                            26. OT

                                              OpenTable Diner

                                              San Diego

                                              3 reviews

                                              3.0

                                              3 reviews

                                              Dined on May 15, 2022

                                              overall3food4service2ambience5

                                              Good food, great ambiance but not so good customer service, I.e., seating/reception. What a pity since the bay view is awesome!

                                            27. OT

                                              OpenTable Diner

                                              San Diego

                                              4 reviews

                                              5.0

                                              4 reviews

                                              Dined on May 15, 2022

                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                              We arrived early and were seated right away. We were given a table outside with the perfect view to keep my 4yo entertained. Service was fast and very helpful. The restaurant was beautiful and clean. The food was delicious and worth the price. The kids menu was a great deal. I was very impressed with everything.

                                            28. OT

                                              OpenTable Diner

                                              1 review

                                              5.0

                                              1 review

                                              Dined on May 14, 2022

                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                              Wife and I loved it! Will be back!

                                            29. SS

                                              SarahS

                                              Richmond

                                              1 review

                                              5.0

                                              1 review

                                              Dined on May 14, 2022

                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                              Food was good, drinks were awesome and the ambience was perfect!

                                            30. A

                                              Angelika9

                                              San Diego

                                              4 reviews

                                              5.0

                                              4 reviews

                                              Dined on May 14, 2022

                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                              Our server Malitha was kind and attended to us in time. Thank you!

                                            31. TF

                                              TFleckMyers

                                              1 review

                                              5.0

                                              1 review

                                              Dined on May 13, 2022

                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                              Love this place!! Beautiful location on the water with amazing food!! The coconut margarita is the best!

                                            32. KS

                                              KevinS

                                              1 review

                                              5.0

                                              1 review

                                              Dined on May 13, 2022

                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                              Amazing views of the city. Food was incredible and wait staff was great.

                                            33. DP

                                              DonnaP

                                              1 review

                                              4.0

                                              1 review

                                              Dined on May 13, 2022

                                              overall4food5service4ambience2

                                              We were celebrating my nephew's 15th birthday. I made reservation weeks in advance. We got a table at the very end with no view of downtown as the new building in front was blocking. This was really disappointing since the whole point of being at this restaurant is the view of the skyline. We could have waited for another table but there was no guarantee of how long we would have to wait. I called earlier in the day to request again that make we got a good table with view.

                                            34. BM

                                              BetsyM

                                              Oklahoma City

                                              1 review

                                              5.0

                                              1 review

                                              Dined on May 12, 2022

                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                              Lovely atmosphere and view of Coronado Island and downtown San Diego. Great food.

                                            35. OT

                                              OpenTable Diner

                                              1 review

                                              5.0

                                              1 review

                                              Dined on May 10, 2022

                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                              The food was amazing our server Danny was nice we enjoyed our time.

                                            36. JG

                                              JoseG

                                              San Diego

                                              3 reviews

                                              5.0

                                              3 reviews

                                              Dined on May 10, 2022

                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                              We had a 2pm reservation and it was the best time given that it wasn't crowded or noisy and the service was excellent by Christian. The view was amazing and the ambient on point.

                                            37. BM

                                              BruceM

                                              San Antonio

                                              2 reviews

                                              5.0

                                              2 reviews

                                              Dined on May 10, 2022

                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                              Great food, awesome service and great atmosphere!!!

                                            38. RR

                                              RubyR

                                              1 review

                                              3.0

                                              1 review

                                              Dined on May 9, 2022

                                              overall3food3service3ambience4

                                              Mother's Day Dinner Reservation - I wish I would have known it was a flat $79 per person brunch buffet when I made the reservation for dinner. The food was cold. I think most of the flavors were ok but hard to tell when most was cold. There were several options to choose from, side dishes, meat, seafood, and desserts. I enjoyed the seafood, , maybe because it was chilled. For the price, and a brunch buffet at night, the food was marginal at best. I loved the view and was willing to give it a try. But for the price, I wouldn't go back. I am disappointed I stayed for Mother's Day. I don't know if I'd recommend just for the view and I haven't seen the menu. Next time I'll call ahead to be sure it's not a brunch buffet at night.

                                            39. OT

                                              OpenTable Diner

                                              San Diego

                                              1 review

                                              3.0

                                              1 review

                                              Dined on May 9, 2022

                                              overall3food3service3ambience5

                                              I was definitely ecstatic when I made the reservation here for Mother’s Day.. however was disappointed where we were seated.. Even more disappointed when we realized that not all the food advertised was not readily available.. We had to wait for the oysters and lobster for over 20 minutes.. By then we no longer had the appetite for them.. the server also asked me how everything was and I asked about the lobster and how long before they became available, she stated she’ll check but never got back to me.. View was also blocked by hazy plastic patio covering.. I understand I had kids but I didn’t realize that I may had an option given all the available tables had I voiced discontent like another family did..

                                            40. OT

                                              OpenTable Diner

                                              Los Angeles

                                              2 reviews

                                              4.0

                                              2 reviews

                                              Dined on May 9, 2022

                                              overall4food3service5ambience4

                                              We wanted to take mother for Mother’s Day dinner . I’ve been here many times but I would of prefer the regular menu over the buffet special. Overall, good service and good location. I just felt the food was not to the standard I’m use to.

                                            Safety precautions

                                            • Cleaning & sanitizing

                                              • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
                                              • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
                                              • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
                                              • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
                                              • Contactless payment available
                                            • Physical distancing

                                              • Limited number of seated diners
                                              • Distancing maintained in common areas
                                              • Extra space between tables
                                            • Protective equipment

                                              • Waitstaff wear masks
                                              • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
                                            • Screening

                                              • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

                                            FAQs

                                            Coasterra is rated 4.6 stars by 5414 OpenTable diners.

                                            Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

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                                            Booked 91 times today
                                            Google Map for Coasterra

                                            880 B Harbor Island Drive San Diego, CA 92101

                                            Dining areas

                                            Additional information

                                            • Cross street

                                              North Harbor Drive

                                            • Neighborhood

                                              Harbor Island

                                            • Hours of operation

                                              Daily 11:30 am–9:00 pm

                                            • Cuisines

                                              Seafood, Mexican, Unspecified

                                            • Dining style

                                              Casual Elegant

                                            • Dress code

                                              Casual Dress

                                            • Parking details

                                              No valet at this time. Our parking lot is self parking for both lunch and dinner service.

                                            • Payment options

                                              AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

                                            • Executive chef

                                              Executive Chef/Partner Deborah Scott

                                            • Additional

                                              Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

                                            • Phone number

                                              (619) 814-1300

                                            • Private party facilities

                                              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!

                                            • Private party contact

                                              our Private Event Coordinator: (619) 814-1300

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