Coasterra

4.7
4637 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 4637 people are saying
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4.7
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93% of people would recommend it to a friend
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WST1
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is always amazing, had a shrimp taco, carnitas taco, and their classic ceviche appetizer. Mom had the white corn poblano soup, also one of my favorites. Mariellen had the shrimp salad. I was disappointed that my favorite dessert on their menu has been discontinued, the pineapple butter cake. Had an alternative with a type of pudding/gel and tangy fruit that was good. Waiter Dan was very attentive. The view is always amazing, even on a grey misty day like yesterday. We've celebrated many special occasions there, yesterday was my birthday.

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LuciaC
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Probably the best Mexican food we had while visiting San Diego. The harbor view is beautiful. Thanks for the wonderful service.

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bakerchick
San Diego
12 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Love Coasterra. You definitely are paying a high price for the view, which is one of the best in San Diego. I ordered the shrimp and avocado salad which was $18.00. It was good, but with only 3 shrimp on the salad and a few slices of avocado, it really wasn't worth $18.00. The rest of the fam ordered regular entrees, steak, carnitas, etc. we had 2 kids that ordered off the kid's menu. The bill was over $200. Pretty pricey for not extremely fantastic food, but the view I could look at all day.

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BenS
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

View great. Service excellent.

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HosseinJ
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome location and view. The food was delicious.. We are going back to same location.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food5service2ambience5

I hated our waiter still gave him a $16 tip, he was just covering way too many tables and idk if it’s his fault but too many tables would def make a waiter overwhelmed.

And I’ve been going to coastera since I’ve been 16

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MiaH
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall2food1service4ambience3

Food and drinks are overpriced for what you get. The ahi tostada was blah, no flavor but highly priced. Just a ton of cabbage on top and that’s it. Not a good selection of entrees. The drinks were mediocre. We ordered a desert drink that contained Screwball whiskey but tasted nothing like it. I don’t mind paying for overpriced drink, but it better be good.

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Everything was great until desert when we learned they no longer serve chocolate molten cake. Was the best in town. That was a huge disappointment.

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Anonymous
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall1food1service4ambience3

Food quality has gone down significantly since COVID. Disappointed in all meals.

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MichS
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love Coasterra! Wasn't our first time there and it won't be our last...looking forward to our next visit.

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, wonderful view and our server was amazing! Thank you marina!

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vipSteveP
San Diego
14 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food3service5ambience5

We love this place but they have really scaled down the menu. Needs to be expanded. Especially lack of beef dishes.

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vipJenniferE
San Diego
1 review
Dined on June 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic all around!

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined on June 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday dinner

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RickyB
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful time and great service and food as always

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vipViolet
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic view. Fresh well balanced flavors. Great service. Fantastic spot.

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DustinM
San Diego
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anniversary

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Diego
8 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent as always! This is our go to spot for out of town guests when they arrive and/or depart from SD. Melida (sp ?) is outstanding and has taken care of us for years!

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vipAnthonyW
Phoenix
9 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was just as amazing as the view. Looking forward to dining for dinner next time.

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BigE
1 review
Dined on June 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Accommodated my request for a view, not that there’s a bad view in the joint, service was excellent and friendly, the cocktails and desserts were definitely a highlight but everything we ordered was well-presented and tasted great.

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vipjimin
San Diego
10 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food in one of San Diego's most scenic venues.

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vipSanDiegoDel
San Diego
32 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

You cannot beat this restaurant. The view is amazing the food is fantastic and the service is top-notch. There twist on Mexican food it’s not only visually beautiful but very tasty. Don’t forget to try the butter cake.

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CourtS
San Diego
4 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

I always love coming here. However the restaurant was busy and full which led to our server being rushed and in a hurry. The drinks and food were delicious.

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cynnyzZ
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on June 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delightful afternoon! Good service, good food. Great View

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JenD
New England
3 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Fabulous classy yet casual waterfront venue with fresh twist on Mexican flavors.

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vipTASA
San Diego
9 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service, cuisine and the view of the city’s skyline is spectacular. 10/10

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful view and excellent food!

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Diego
42 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Mel it’s was our server extraordinaire. Best service. Everyone enjoyed the food except doe my husband who ordered the chicken enchiladas. He didn’t like the sauce. Don’t fill up. The butter cake is amazing!!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such a wonderful experience! We got there as soon as it opened, so it wasn’t busy at all. The service was among the best, the food was immaculate (definitely recommend getting the churros for dessert) & the ambience was amazing. Nothing beats that beautiful San Diego Skyline! Will definitely be coming back!

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vipExcellent
San Diego
15 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Every single time-Outstanding. Menu is interesting and location is superb.

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined on June 3, 2021
Overall1food1service5ambience5

This is my second time coming here, the first time I loved it and unfortunately last night it was horrible. We actually skipped ordering entrées after getting a ceviche that was extremely fishy and a tortilla soup that was just awful, I could make a better one at home. I’m not sure what happened, maybe Covid affected the chefs here.

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GeorgeS
San Diego
1 review
Dined on June 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Carne Asada was great, dessert drinks were really good as well. Kyle was a fantastic waiter!

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OpenTable Diner
Richmond
1 review
Dined on June 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Gorgeous setting and excellent food.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Girls trip

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vipkaboolie
San Francisco
70 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is a beautiful setting and the service was very professional and friendly. The food was delicious and sophisticated. We had such a great time and the drinks were very tasty! I took my husband for a delayed birthday celebration and it was perfect!

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JeffreyA
San Diego
1 review
Dined on June 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely the best views in San Diego. Fantastic for lunch or dinner!

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined on May 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Awesome service and delicious food!

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kimmysue
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on May 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

From the food to the view, everything was amazing! Have already shared with friends that the need to visit when in SD!!

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wazzy
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on May 31, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

At Coasterra, you can have the cool experience of dining with all kinds of boats and watercraft crusing by, as well as killer views of downtown SD, the Star of India, the County Administration Center (which lights up colorfully at night) and the Coronado Bay Bridge. Pretty cool, huh, and all with great food and drinks.
Do try the coconut margaritas- they are a taste sensation and not too sweet.
I do wish there were a few more vegan options, such as vegan tacos, etc.
This is a great place to bring out of town guests to show them San Diego.

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LowCountry1
Charleston
4 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A perfect place for our long awaited reunion with our son, a United States Marine, stationed at Camp Pendleton. Due to COVID we hadn’t seen him for 9 months—and he wanted great Mexican food—Coasterra did not disappoint! Our favorite restaurant in San Diego. Gorgeous panoramic view, excellent food and friendly, attentive service. The strawberry spritz was the most delicious cocktail I’ve ever had, ceviche was fresh and mouthwatering. Ample portions (we all took food back to hotel). Will always be a family favorite for the memorable experience with our special son!🇺🇸

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Coasterra is rated 4.7 stars by 4637 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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