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Coasterra, San Diego, CA
Award-winning

Coasterra

4.7
4.7
6977 Reviews
$30 and under
Mexican
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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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 70 times today
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Private dining

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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Mexican, Unspecified, Seafood
  • 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 innovative and modern Mexican cuisine from Executive Chef /Partner Deborah Scott. Our breathtaking views of the Downtown San Diego Skyline will surely create the ideal backdrop for your event.
  • Private party contact
    Events Manager: (619) 814-1300 ext. 109
  • Award-winning
    1. MICHELIN Plate 2022
  • 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, Outdoor Firepit, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 6,977 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • San Diego

    Best Ambiance

  • San Diego

    Mexican

6,977 Reviews
  1. Bruce

    Monterrey

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Coasterra never disappoints. Great food, drinks, service, and vibes. We like coming for happy hour and the sunset.

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  2. yogamom

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious! Attentive servers. Beautiful views and drinks!

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  3. EduardoZ

    San Diego

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    The food took a lot time to came in, probably like 40 min, and it wasn’t too busy.

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  4. BrianG

    Chicago

    5 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    Can't beat the views, probably the best in San Diego. But an strongly opposed to adding a 5% surcharge for employee benefits on every tab. Can't believe those alledged costs are not being covered by the high menu prices. Two taco orders got the type of tortilla mixed up with us getting what the other ordered. Did not want to wait for new plates to be delivered, but when mentioned to the waiter, he did not seem to care. Great place to show off San Diego, but other than that, there are so many other places I would eat.

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    vip
    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Whole crispy fish is fantastic. Nothing else really sticks out

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  6. Alex

    San Diego

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    The view was amazing. Indoor dinner ambience was good.

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  7. AnaB

    San Diego

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    The food quality is very low, particularly considering the price. Salads are very unattractive, crispy shrimp and fish tacos over breaded and over cooked. You are paying for the view, but the food quality is not good.

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  8. OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The view of downtown is wonderful. Cocktails and food delicious. We had a fantastic time.

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  9. Michael

    Los Angeles

    39 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    39 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lunch was very nice. Great View. Great Food and excellent service

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was just average. It used to be excellent. Fish tacos had zero crisp, tasted like they were fried far in advance. Burger had no flavor, bowl had no flavor; bottom line: no flavor in most of our dishes. Server was nice but seemed overwhelmed. Upon initial order, I told him I would start with coffee and then have a cocktail. Had to then ask for a menu so that I could order a cocktail. Never came back so that I could order a cocktail. Asked for dessert menus at the end of our meal, gave one for a party of 8; he didn’t seem interested in sales, up selling, etc. it was unfortunate. We used to love this place. Service and food need fine tuning

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  11. OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It was my first time going to eat at this restaurant and I loved the food, the attention, very good service.

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  12. OpenTable Diner

    Kansas City

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food, timely service, and an incredible view surrounded by a fantastic ambience!

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  13. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food great service staff was great beautiful scenery

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  14. OpenTable Diner

    Sacramento

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing food and stunning view!

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  15. Craig

    Seattle

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Waiter was exceptional. Did not pressure u and gad great suggestions for our meals.

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  16. ChrisM

    San Diego

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Nice place. Great views and the food is good. A little expensive but not bad. Will go back again when the weather is warmer.

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  17. Chris

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful atmosphere. Awesome view of downtown and bay. Food was absolutely delicious. Annaley, I know I misspelled her name, gave excellent customer service. Everyone greeted us with a smile. The manager came up to us to ask how we were doing. Bartenders made some excellent drinks. The dessert that Annaley recommended was excellent. My first time there, my fiancé second time. Highly recommend it.

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  18. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Service in the beginning took forever. Water took 15 minutes and 30 minutes after, we were able to order. Food was good though.

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  19. PamelaG

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Indoor or outdoor dining by the harbor. We enjoyed excellent Mexican food on the covered deck. It was very easy to hold a quiet conversation at our own table, even though other patrons were clearly enjoying lively chats. Wait staff was attentive, efficient and knowledgeable. Would definitely recommend.

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  20. MichelleG

    San Diego

    16 reviews

    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on February 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious, as always, and great service! Thank you!!

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  21. Josie

    San Francisco

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Good, but they did not acknowledge our birthday, even though it was mentioned to the server.

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  22. sages

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great place great service great food but a bit overpriced for what they’re giving but 9/10 restaurant I would go here again and again and again

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  23. OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 1
    Food and salad for valentine day was not good and not worth 89.99 per person at all

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  24. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had valentines dinner here and it was beautiful 🤩

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  25. PaulC

    Portland

    31 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    31 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The Valentine's Day experience was wonderful, food and service were excellent. The surcharges were a surprise.

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  26. LawrenceL

    San Diego

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Came here for my 39th birthday. Staff was so considerate and thoughtful.! Everybody wished me happy birthday … hostess and waiter.. and table had a thoughtful happy birthday card ! It made my day! thanks for making my birthday special ! I love coming here !

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  27. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Getting to reataurant was a headache but I think there was construction issues. Restaurant location is great and service and food are very good. Value for money is another plus. Overall great experience 👍

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  28. queenbees

    San Diego

    36 reviews

    5.0

    36 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Coasterra is one of my favorites of the CRG group . Chef Deborah Scott has created an unique menu . I had the grilled swordfish tacos and they were devine ! Cooked well but not dry . my companion enjoyed his carnitas tacos. Try Deb's Coconut Margarita delicious . I would have two had I not been driving ! The view is spectacular .

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  29. Boathouse

    San Diego

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Coasterra is a casual restaurant with great atmosphere and a stunning view of Downtown San Diego. The food is upscale with a wide variety of fish and meat entrees. The Queso Fundido is amazing and worth the calories! Finally, the staff is friendly and helpful. They take the time to ask about the food and your comfort. I was impressed with the eye contact and the willingness to wait and listen to requests and questions. Overall a fantastic place for an intimate date or a group who want a great upbeat atmosphere.

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  30. OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Hailey (hope that is spelled correctly) was our awesome server & had great food recommendations. The food was amazing. We had the ceviche trio sampler, calamari, carnitas, and scallops with bacon, and tres leches for dessert. Everything was great!

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  31. Smileymama

    San Diego

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 13, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    The restaurant was not packed, but Service was very slow. I ordered a second glass of wine and it was not served until my meal was over and we were ready for the check. The food is overpriced, but the view is amazing at sunset!

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  32. OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great place to celebrate valentines, food was delicious and great service

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  33. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great view, excellent service, delicious food that keeps you full, perfect date night. Wait staff were very attentive and helpful. 0 complaints.

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  34. PatriciaN

    San Diego

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 12, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    It was a beautiful day and we were outside by the rail, so really nice. My cousin loved her tacos but the fish in mine was a little dry. Waiter did bring a nice dessert for her birthday

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  35. OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 12, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Every thing were very good except the steak was burned.

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  36. NeilD

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing views, service, drinks, food and ambiance. Truly an exemplary dining experience.

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  37. WillieJ

    San Diego

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    What an amazing place!! The view was simply beautiful. The food was delicious and the service was top-tier! One of my favorite places to eat! We will definitely be back!!

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  38. Jeff

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    One of the best overall dinners I have ever been to. 10/10 and my highest recommendation. I got the house margarita, cesar salad, a the strip steak. BOMB!

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  39. MarcyM

    San Diego

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Menu has apparently changed. Food not as good as before .

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  40. Ginger5

    San Diego

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food and view. The server could have been slightly more attentive however, we were a chatty table with a fairly large party. Everything else however was excellent and we will happily return.

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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

FAQs

Coasterra is rated 4.7 stars by 6977 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 70 times today
Google Map for Coasterra

880 B Harbor Island Drive, San Diego, CA 92101

Additional information

  • Award-winning
    1. MICHELIN Plate 2022
  • Cross street
    North Harbor Drive
  • Neighborhood
    Harbor Island
  • Hours of operation
    Daily 11:30 am–9:00 pm
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Mexican, Unspecified, Seafood
  • 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, Outdoor Firepit, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (619) 814-1300
  • Private party facilities
    Coasterra offers innovative and modern Mexican cuisine from Executive Chef /Partner Deborah Scott. Our breathtaking views of the Downtown San Diego Skyline will surely create the ideal backdrop for your event.
  • Private party contact
    Events Manager: (619) 814-1300 ext. 109
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