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Coasterra, San Diego, CA
Award-winning

Coasterra

4.7
4.7
6992 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 76 times today
Experiences are available.
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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

Experiences

  • Easter ✨ Champagne Brunch ✨

    $84.95 per person

    Mar 31, 2024 only
    Celebrate Easter with our Champagne Brunch Buffet by the Bay! Come enjoy our seafood display, made-to-order breakfast station, carving station & more! Adults are $84.95 & Kids ages 6-12 are $19.95. Reservations are not table specific and we will do our best to accommodate your requests. Outdoor reservations have no weather back up. Standard seating is inside our dining room featuring floor-to-ceiling windows. *You have reserved the table for 2 hours from the time of your booking. We kindly ask that your experience does not exceed this time in order to seat other reservations on time. **A credit card is required to hold the reservation. No payment is taken at the time of booking.

What 6,992 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
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • San Diego

    Best Ambiance

  • San Diego

    Mexican

6,992 Reviews
  1. ScottP

    Seattle

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Beautiful view of San Diego skyline matched by great and friendly service and delicious food with fresh ingredients. Especially enjoyed the table side guacamole, rainbow trout and butter cake.

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  2. Liszt19

    San Diego

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The service, the ambience and drinks are very good. I'd just offer a little constructive criticism. We had the Mexican paella and the seafood was a tad overcooked/rubbery. We also had the buttercake and it may have also been a bit overbaked because the inside/middle was great and buttery, but, the outside was a little dry.

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  3. michaelD

    Chicago

    7 reviews

    3.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    The service was good, the atmosphere was awesome. The food was cold and not very good

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  4. DebiD

    San Diego

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The restaurant is beautiful and the view is absolutely amazing. It’s right on the water with the gorgeous San Diego Skyline in view. The patio is large and comfortable. The food is good. The drinks are tasty. The service was excellent. I will definitely go back.

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  5. Hberger

    Atlanta Metro

    8 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    One of the few places we’ve been that has a great view and very good food. It’s a great view of downtown. Food was very good. Be aware - big portions!

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  6. BillB

    Portland

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food, great service….never a rush to get you back on the street. And the view can’t be beat.

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  7. GerryG48

    Seattle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It is a beautiful spot across the harbor from downtown. The service was attentive. Server explained drinks and entrees very clearly. I had trout with an ailing sauce and greens carrot salad on top. Was excellent. My partner says she had the best margierita ever. My old fashion variation was very good as well. She had queso fundido which was an appetizer but very ample in size

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  8. CarriN

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our food was excellent. The service was wonderful very attentive very helpful very knowledgeable about the food. Will definitely be back

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  9. AdrielG

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Chips are way too good, be careful not to eat 3 baskets of chips before you entree

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    Went there to celebrate my wife’s birthday. A soon as we got there, I checked in with the hostess. She said it would be about five minutes. After 30 minutes waiting at the bar, I went to have a word with the hostess. I asked if our table was ready and she said that she accidentally sat someone else with the same name and same wife’s birthday. I was like ok, so…? Then I was put on a wait list and has to wait to be texted. Waited another 30 minutes. Then we had been taken to our table and then waited another 45 minutes or so to actually get our food. Then they wanted to charge me for a birthday dessert. I had to remind her that it was my wife’s birthday. I’m, by far not a Karen or a cheap skate. But what happened to good service??? I think since everyone is entitled to their “tips”, the restaurant world just doesn’t care anymore about good service. I’ll have to say, the best part of the night was the valet parking. That guy hustles. Good to see that some people still try.

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  11. AndrewT

    Palm Springs

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food service and views. Would definitely recommend this place for a special occasion.

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  12. TracyL

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Only my second visit here in the last 6 years but just as the first time it did not disappoint. Usually, one has to sacrifice either food quality or the location/view if it’s spectacular, but that is definitely not the case with Coasterra. We were almost 40 mins early for our lunch reservation (coming from the airport and it didn’t take as long as we thought) so we figured we would just have to hang out either in the bar or outside, but the hostesses were great - “no problem we can seat you right away” and they did, even offering a choice of inside or outside which we also didn’t expect especially since a special event was also going on at the same time. One member of our party has a very severe food allergy and both the chef and the waitstaff were meticulous in making sure he knew which menu items to avoid and the chef oversaw the preparation of his plate to ensure there was no cross-contamination. Coasterra is definitely on the expensive side, particularly for Mexican food (hey it’s San Diego) but worth every penny just for this reason alone. The food we ordered this time (just like last time) was fantastic and we certainly won’t wait another 6 years before our return this time!

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  13. DonnaC

    Phoenix

    9 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    9 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    We literally waited 20 minutes for our waitress to approach our table to take a drink order. She was slow, lazy, spoke sooo softly and could careless about anything. We ordered the guacamole and the queso dip. The guacamole is a very small portion, like less than 1 cup for $15. The queso dip arrived 15 minutes later with our drink order. Apparently the bar was backed up and our drinks took almost 30 minutes to arrive. After waiting forever for our food and check, we noticed we were charged a 5% surcharge for NOTHING! No explanation, nothing... Plus you are expected to pay tax on the 5%.. Horrible.... This place is a gimmick. Poor service, over priced food and scam surcharges.

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  14. RafaelV

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food is good. Drinks were great. View phenomenal. Parking challenging.

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  15. Bruce

    Monterrey

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 7 days 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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  16. SuzanneM

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 23, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was terrific! The view was amazing! Staff was super! My colleagues and I were in town for one night before flying home. We just HAD to stop by Coasterra (I visited 5 years ago) for the amazing tableside guacamole. It did not disappoint. We arrived 30 minutes early for our reservation and they graciously were able to seat us early. After the guac, we all really enjoyed our entrees and followed it up with some wonderful desserts. The view of the city is superb and good timing got us an almost full moon to go with it. We will definitely return next year when we're back.

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  17. yogamom

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 23, 2024

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

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  18. EduardoZ

    San Diego

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 22, 2024

    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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  19. BrianG

    Chicago

    5 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 19, 2024

    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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  20. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    vip
    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 19, 2024

    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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  21. Alex

    San Diego

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 19, 2024

    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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  22. AnaB

    San Diego

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    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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  23. OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    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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  24. Michael

    Los Angeles

    39 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    39 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    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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  25. OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    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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  26. OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    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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  27. OpenTable Diner

    Kansas City

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    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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  28. 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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  29. 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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  30. 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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  31. ChrisM

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 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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  32. 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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  33. 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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  34. 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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  35. 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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  36. 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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  37. 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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  38. 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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  39. 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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  40. 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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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 6992 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 76 times today
Experiences are available.
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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