Coasterra

4.7
4741 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.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • 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
What 4741 people are saying
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4.7
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4.9
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93% of people would recommend it to a friend
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RezinhaT
San Diego
1 review
Dined 20 hours ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Everything was excellent and extraordinary here. Food is 4.5 stars since it was a bit on a salty side, but overall very good. Would love to come back!

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ChristopherS
Dallas
5 reviews
Dined 21 hours ago
Overall3food5service3ambience3

The food was really solid and everything we order was delicious. As for the service, it appears that they were rushing to move and turn tables. When trying to conversate with the server, she appears to not have much time for us. And it was a slightly disappointment feel of a lack of hospitality.

The view and feel of the space is pretty solid and the back of the house does a great job of plating and quality of the food is on par with great Cali-Mex cuisine.

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jj1234
San Diego
4 reviews
Dined 21 hours ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service were wonderful. The view is one of the best in all of San Diego.

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JimS
San Diego
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall2food1service5ambience5

We have been dining at CRG for who knows how long. Post pandemic I’ve been to Costero three times and I found the food to be incredibly disappointing. I feel like I’m in a 1960s San Diego for a story and his restaurant with a great view and mediocre food.

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vipDisappointed
San Diego
87 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3food2service4ambience5

We have been to Coastera several times before the pandemic and loved it. Not so much this last time. The guacamole that was served table-side is no longer made fresh at your table and the serving portion is small especially with a $12 price tag ( its smaller that what you get for $4 at Roberto's). The shrimp salad was tasteless. The trout was dry, hiding under a lot of cabbage and very expensive for what you got. The chicken wasn't too bad but needed to have crispier skin. It was done but the skin was still limp and pale. Servie was ok although had to ask someone to take our orders after about a 40 minute wait, but I chalked that up to being short handed like all of the restaurants are. Still the best view in town but I'm not returning any time soon.

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Johnnie
San Diego
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3food3service3ambience2

Many different wait staff. Big periods of no attention. Poor seating considering booked as a special birthday event. Mandatory surcharge as the hospitality industry is struggling during covid. C’mon, it’s a Cohn restaurant thats been making big profits in previous years.
Nice location, was a recommendation but fell short of expectations.
Food was way more expensive than ingredients & culinary skill to craft them into a dish. Limited selection on menu. Enough already?

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vipJenniferP
San Diego
5 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food3service5ambience5

The view at Costera is always outstanding. The service was fantastic. 2 of the people in our party ordered the steak for 2 and could not finish is as the salt level made it almost unbearable to eat. Other than that, the cocktails and other food was amazing. I personally had the cauliflower dish and it was amazing!

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Juan
San Diego
4 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great view! The food is tasty and the presentation is well thought. The staff is very friendly.

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Baby shower and birthday

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kelskeyy
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely loved Coasterra. I wrote that it was my boyfriends birthday and they treated us like royalty: amazing table with a view, people greeting him with a “happy birthday” and even a dessert with a candle. We loved this place and it made the occasion very special.

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SanDiegoDiner
San Diego
5 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food3service3ambience4

They were having a private birthday in the party bardge next door that was pretty loud. The location was great, but the food was just so-so. The prices were way to expensive for "Modern Mexican Food. Will probably not go back ever again.

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vipVicsChoice
San Diego
4 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had the perfect dinner!

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PatrickH
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service were excellent. I would recommend this place to anyone local or visiting San Diego. The view from indoor or outdoors is amazing. The cocktails (margaritas) were very good and I will alwyas frequent this place.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Diego
21 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food3service4ambience4

The food was so so. It wasn't great. The cervice I ordered was fishy. The shrimp tasted like shrimp cocktails because it was sweet like ketchup. My friend ordered taco and it was ok. So...don't come here for food but come here for a good view and an enjoyable time. I enjoyed being there. I'd come here again.

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GaryS
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall2food2service2ambience4

Mediocre food for ok price
Small menu, very little options
Poor service and host assistance
Prob first and last time at this place
Much better options out there with better food
Not looking for the value

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MatthewG
Dallas
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Tasty, presentation was beautiful, our server was fantastic!

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OpenTable Diner
Austin
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall2food2service2ambience3

When we sat down at our table we let our waitress know that it was extremely cold and asked if they could turn the fans off because everyone sitting around us looked freezing too bundling up in jackets, and the waitress agreed it was too cold for fans. The manager came over to us and told us it was “too hot” (70 degrees with wind too) and that she couldn’t do anything about the fans. Fine, whatever we just sat there being cold. Right after we ordered our food our waitress informed us she was leaving and we had a new server. He said hi to us once. We got our food and my chicken was undercooked, pink around the edges. Not once did our waiter come back to check on us until after my boyfriend had already finished his meal (45 min later) and I had barely touched mine because I couldn’t tell anyone it was undercooked since he never came to check. I ended up not eating my meal at all, so luckily they took it off the bill, but didn’t offer up any solutions so I ended up having to go to another restaurant to grab something quickly for myself to eat. Overall, the service and food quality were poor and I am sad because I had high expectations for this place.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The birthday I mentioned in the reservation was acknowledged. Very vice.

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SusanC
San Diego
8 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The view is amazing! The service first rate. The food is very good but overpriced, however, it is worth it for special times because of the view. I found the background music in the restaurant to be too loud and repetitive which impaired our conversation at times.

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vipPittFoodFab
Pittsburgh
19 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went there twice this trip and we’re not disappointed. Drinks and food were excellent, as were the servers. Amazing views of the bay from every table. Great time.

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
1 review
Dined on July 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food & love the view. Can’t wait for our next trip to San Diego we will go back to eat here.

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vipMelissaT
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing service, food was beyond enjoyable and you can’t beat the views!!

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Cyndy
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Worth every penny! The food is DELICIOUS as are the drinks.

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RonaldL
San Diego
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food ,great views and outstanding service what else can u ask for?

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anniversary

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience5

Food was just OK…Drinks were good, and view is amazing!

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Muy bonito me encanta mesas cerca al mar

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Cherrycream
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great view, food was delightful and over all, we had a great time! (food charges were expensive for what you get)

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My waiter was amazing

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vipRaniaA
San Diego
10 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience5

It’s so hard to get a weekend reservation if you don’t reserve early, but it’s really for the view not the food. The food was ok, the service was pretty good but the view was great. Not sure if we’d go again.

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vrutiS
San Diego
6 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience3

We have been to this place tons of time and always have enjoyed the time spent at this restaurant. But this time, it was a total bummer. We were celebrating a birthday of our special guest, The person was with us only for one night and of all the places in San Diego, we selected Coasterra for our special occasion. after telling that to our server that this person is celebrating a birthday , she did not even wished the person which was very insulting. Even mentioned this to the host but no greetings from her too, again insulted. Usually one don’t have to ask for such things like a little treat but even after asking for it, they never provided the one. Selected a wrong place for our special occasion. No one ever greeted us well nor the birthday person. Don’t know what is the point of even mentioning this on a first place in Open Table while making a reservation . Not a good place to celebrate your special occasions as people there don’t care about their guests.

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jerryw
San Diego
5 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good beer selection , cocktails were tasty .Oysters were good nice sauces . Carnitas were rich and tasty . Had the scallops they were amazing , the whole dish was on point . Great service , great views .

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vipDeeqs
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service. Loved the table and the food was delicious!

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vipMikeglfr
San Diego
16 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Beautiful views and great service!

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ToddG
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience5

Beautiful setting. Coconut margarita was excellent.

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AnnP
San Diego
4 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is a fabulous restaurant. The location is wonderful with spectacular views and an open airy atmosphere. The acústics however are not good - for “energetic” read “noisy”. Once all the tables were filled it was hard to hear people at our table but people 2 or 3 tables away could be heard loud and clear. It felt like everyone was shouting!! Not the place for a quiet dinner!

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JamesT
San Diego
4 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Celebrated wedding anniversary.

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vipBobH
San Diego
22 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the food and the service is excellent!

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vipNC2017
Phoenix
9 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service and menu excellent and the food is great. Thank you to our waiter who was kind to run us down to give us our credit card when we accidentally let it behind.

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2021
Overall1food1service2ambience4

Hostess at the desk was rude and not very attentive. Made us wait 15 mins after making a reservation when so many tables were available for seating. Waitress was nice and attentive. Food was horrible. 0/10. All the fish entrees tasted extremely fishy. Your better off eating from a food cart in the slums.

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Coasterra is rated 4.7 stars by 4741 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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