Coasterra

4.7
4546 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 4546 people are saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.6
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4.7
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4.9
ambience
4.4
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95% of people would recommend it to a friend
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JacquelineA
San Diego
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience5

I love the vibe of this place. The food is good, I ordered the salmon and it was exquisite, however my sister ordered the ceviche and that dish looked like a pico de Gallo (I don't know if that's how it's made at that place or their ratios were off that night), more tomatoes on that plate than what a ceviche should actually have, I mean seriously it was a sea of red and a few chunks of sea food here in there. I'm not saying this because I'm a food snob, however I am Mexican, and if it says ceviche on the menu, than you should get ceviche, not a bunch of chopped tomato. Their service is good, not the best, but good. I believe maybe its because they are under the amount of servers they should have for the amount of table being sat, but that's my humble opinion. All in all, I do like this place and would recommend... just do yourself a favor and don't order the ceviche.

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KrisC
San Diego
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was OUTSTANDING, very attentive, knowledgeble and friendly. The food and drinks were amazing. Def recommend the cocunut margarita!

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is a very special place with a great view. Perfect for bringing that special someone that you care about, we loved our experience and recommend this place to anybody who is looking to have a fantastic time.

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Loved it, had a great time. I ordered the burger, but it’s Mexican food restaurant. I should’ve have made a wiser choice.

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JoseUneek
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was the best food very delicious it’s pricey but then again delicious

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
10 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Mother’s Day brunch

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CherylD
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food4service4ambience5

The waitstaff at Coasterra were all first rate. There have been times, even at upscale restaurants, where some of the staff were significantly less skilled than others; including their attitudes. Everyone we observed or encountered personally were extremely courteous and professional, which added greatly to our evening.

The view is the best waterfront view that San Diego has to offer, so there is no way to go wrong. It was the perfect place to celebrate our 40th anniversary with our family.

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ChristinaG
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best food we had on our trip! Excellent blood orange marg, outstanding service, beautiful presentation, and gorgeous views. Banana buttercake for dessert is a MUST! Chelsea was our server and she was amazing!

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Diego
11 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The view was Spectacular of San Diego Harbor! The servers were friendly and hospitable. The food was amazing and the drinks were delicious. We will definitely come back here again and I highly recommend this place! Parking was plenty and free but if you want to Valet is $9. Also, take a sweater or jacket because it gets windy and cold by the water. Awesome place!

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The view was Beautiful, the food was amazing, service great and co-owner also welcome people for coming on each table.

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vipMaria
San Diego
10 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Awesome view, best place to see a sunset. Romantic place.

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OpenTable Diner
Central Coast
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Anniversary

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JuleZ
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was amazing, loved the Scallop entree, but really everything was fantastic!

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Cles
Denver
5 reviews
Dined on May 6, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Service was exceptional. Ambiance was very nice. The food was very good. I would go there again

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steve
San Diego
1 review
Dined on May 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Way too noisy for old farts, but if you wear your hearing aid - go for it.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Diego
10 reviews
Dined on May 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent exeptional service!!! One of my favorite restaurants that never disappoints!!

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
3 reviews
Dined on May 6, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience4

Service was slow. Arrived early before noon and still could not have a table where I would have liked

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TOML
San Diego
5 reviews
Dined on May 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Coasterra is a wonderful place to have lunch. The menu is interesting and the food is delicious. The atmosphere is superb.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on May 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were visiting and was were given the recommendation of going to your restaurant fir Cinco de Mayo- this one one of the best places we have ever! We had a lovely table near the fire overlooking the beautiful skyline.The place was beautifully decorated and spacious and the food snd drinks were delicious... a MUST! Wish we had places like this on East Coast.

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JeanneP
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on May 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

loved every minute !
celebrated a friends birthday
his choice

Our waiter was exceptional

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vip1happybelly
San Diego
143 reviews
Dined on May 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I joined two of my very best friends for a Cinco de Mayo celebratory lunch at Coasterra. First and foremost we had a great server, Christian, who put up with all our crazy. He made sure we had more than enough to eat and drink.

We started with wonderful margaritas and moved on to food that was just exquisite including the White Corn & Poblano Soup, the Ceviche Clasico, Crispy Masa Calamari, and the Mexican Bay Scallop Aquachile. Simply delicious.

Our entrees included the Chicken Enchiladas and I had the Cinco special Cedar River Prime NY Steak Taco Plate. It blew me away.

We had a great fun afternoon catching up and enjoying the great food and service and unbeatable views.

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vipcrmacv
San Diego
97 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Food is much improved since out last visit of a year ago. The Ambience centered on the view of the San Diego Bay is unparalleled. Good variety on the Menu and the staff does well in the area of service.

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4LAN
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Alex, our server, was awesome! Our first time out since the pandemic and he and the rest of the Coasterra team (from hosts to chefs) made it enjoyable and delicious!

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Tommy
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great restaurant for a special occasion unless you have a fat wallet. Food, service and ambience are great. With perhaps the best view of SD harbor and downtown in an open air terrace, it is unparalleled. Our server (Melda) was very attentive and witty to boot. Will certainly eat here again as long as I can afford the bill.

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vipCinLou
Seattle
6 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lunching a Coasterra hit all of the high marks. Server and all staff was excellent. Highly recommend.

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vipCrisamarA
San Diego
10 reviews
Dined on May 3, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Great place with a great view. Love the food. I follow Chef Debra and Cohn restaurant group.

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KristinL
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on May 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Coasterra offers gorgeous views of downtown and the bay, delicious food and fantastic service!

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Jassy
Houston
1 review
Dined on May 2, 2021
Overall3food2service5ambience5

The restaurant, service and scenery was a 5. The food wasn’t the best but it wasn’t the worst

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CristinaM
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience5

We were celebrating a friend’s birthday and there was 6 of us that met for dinner. I suggested Coasterra as the view and food are always great! We enjoyed the calamari and guacamole appetizers, friends ordered a few different drinks, and my meal was great. The carne asada plate was good, but I tried my friend’s Cauliflower al pastor and that was better! Dessert was also good- we shared the churros and they brought out a birthday flan with a candle for my friend which I thought was nice.
We were sat outside in a far corner so the view was nice but not sure if being so far away affected the service. The server could’ve been a little more attentive for a party that was there for a celebration. Service can be hot or miss I guess.
Overall our visit was great.

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Ukneak
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Birthday Celebration. Service, attention to detail, food and a gorgeous view! Highly recommend

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VinnyO
Las Vegas
5 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great view of downtown - recommend if you want to impress your date. The overhead heaters helped out this particularly time sitting outside and the cool ocean breeze came through. Food was good (Mexican inspired) and focuses more on seafood and vegetarian options - consider other places if you want traditional steak cuts. Service was great and our waiter was attentive to our needs.

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PatriciaW
San Diego
5 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was great! I accidently made my reservation for a different day, but was accommodated with no problem as they could see my mistake online. Food and service were awesome!

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AndreaT
Orange County
1 review
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful view Beautiful restaurant yummy food. Ans great drinks!

Love it

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SAMG
San Diego
1 review
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Food was fantastic, view and ambiance was excellent, service was very lacking!

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OpenTable Diner
Richmond
7 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Beautiful view, tasty drinks and yummy food! Would have given more stars for service but our wait time between being greeted, placing our drink order and ordering food was not prompt.

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Bebe
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on April 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What an amazing restaurant. We had an amazing waitress. It was my little girls bday and she made it so special! Thank you

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TrudyB
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on April 29, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The food is great. The view is fabulous. Will definitely go there again.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on April 29, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

A great spot to have lunch or dinner in San Diego. Brought out of town family here for lunch and everyone had a great time. Excellent service and a perfect view on the patio.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on April 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My sister was in town visiting and this was her last night in San Diego. Our reservation was at 5:45. It took us 45 minutes to order while we were catching up and never did we feel rushed. The waiter checked on us but never rushed us. The atmosphere was lovely and the view was amazing.

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LisaT
2 reviews
Dined on April 29, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience5

menu was no longer good, waiters were rude. wont be back

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Coasterra is rated 4.7 stars by 4546 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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