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Coasterra

4.6
4.6
5610 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.

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2 people

8:00 PM


Booked 137 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Seafood, Mexican, Unspecified

  • 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 a modern Mexican regional cuisine from Executive Chef /Partner Deborah Scott. Every dining area offers spectacular skyline views of San Diego. Come sit in our dining room with Floor to ceiling windows overlooking the bay, or dine alfresca while enjoying one of Chef Deborah"s favorite Coconut Margaritas!

  • Private party contact

    our Private Event Coordinator: (619) 814-1300

  • 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, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 5,610 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.2Value

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  1. RS

    RonelS

    San Diego

    4 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall3food4service2ambience3
    Pros: Great view, decent food, nice staff. Cons: Service was slow and the music was loud.
  2. GH

    GayleH

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    The waiters work as a team. I really appreciate them keeping an eye out even when I was not their table. A server brought me ice without me asking noticing I was getting some from my water glass for my ice tea. Our server was wonderful and attentive too! The food was good as well, had the fish tacos. Cannot beat the view and outside patio plus their is parking very going verse going to the Star of India side which can be a challenge.
  3. B

    Bobandjeannie

    Las Vegas

    139 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    139 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food4service4ambience5
    The atmosphere was so fantastic that we barely noticed either the food or the service. Neither was bad, it just didn't matter. We could have been served braised cardboard by Atilla the Hun and still enjoyed the experience because the view as like no other. Great place. We will be back.
  4. RG

    RyanG

    San Diego

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall3food2service4ambience4
    Food is no longer innovative, very generic. And they no longer provide a dedicated wine menu...no more great Baja wines. Feels like Debra Scott has been sold out by the Coen machinery. They're just milking the beautiful location. Pathetic.
  5. MB

    MarthaB

    San Diego

    1 review

    vip
    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    Costerra receptionist need to be more friendly and cAre for guest. They treat guest very bad. Red people more professional
  6. S

    Service5

    Los Angeles

    28 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    28 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was delicious and the view was unbelievably beautiful.
  7. S

    Suzannah

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall3food5service2ambience3
    The food and views were lovely, however, it took over 30 minutes to get a second cocktail order in or even a water refill.
  8. AB

    AlexB

    San Diego

    9 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    9 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall3food2service4ambience3
    Not what it used to be. They lost their upscale dining edge, from when they started! Presentation of food was messy, piled on to the plate. Food was ok. But not really to hurry back for. Now they turned into a regular Mexican restaurant. Cocktails were still great though. Service still attentive and friendly.
  9. CV

    CarmenV

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a lovely dinner for my friends birthday! I appreciate Coasterra making it extra special.
  10. RM

    RonaldM

    Phoenix

    112 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    112 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall3food2service3ambience4
    Food was COLD, meat was all fat. Not worth the price.
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Took family from out of town they loved it
  12. DD

    DearmeD

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our server was so friendly and accommodating.
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    The views are amazing. The service was very good and so was the food. No complaints.
  14. JS

    JeffS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best place on the water. Can’t beat it. See San Diego/ down town how it should be seen. Front row.
  15. TR

    TeresaR

    San Diego

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love the views, food was great, & our service was excellent.
  16. D

    David

    London

    31 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    31 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent friendly service very good food and superb view Highly recommended
  17. CH

    ChristieH

    Raleigh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent atmosphere! The coconut margaritas were outstanding. We are at George’s @ the Cove tonight and Coasterra by far has exceeded our experience tonight. Highly recommended!
  18. MR

    MariselaR

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Como siempre el servicio excelente!
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    South Dakota

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We loved the view, service and food!
  20. LH

    LisetH

    San Diego

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    What an incredible experience. The level of service is unmatched. We came to dine and celebrate my husbands birthday. A manager sat us and said it was their best table. It really was as we had the best unobstructed view of Coronado and of downtown. All of our food choices we loved Except for the street corn as it was lacking flavor and the cook of the corn wasn’t to our liking. We finished it anyway because we don’t like to return food. We enjoyed a pitcher of margaritas and watched the sunset. The only cons were other diners coming up and blocking our view because they wanted a picture but they could have gone down below to have the same photo op. And the only service miss was when we arrived at the host stand the manager and the host were helping the guest in front of us with their call back number and their was some issue because it was a WhatsApp number and when the guest walked away they continued the convo about the issue. It was an uncomfortable wait just hearing them go back and forth on the issue in front of us instead of greeting us and talking over the point later. Anyhow we loved the food and our server and we will be coming back in October to celebrate my moms 60th
  21. EC

    EricaC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Second time back, never disappoints. View was beautiful as always.
  22. p

    papeli

    San Diego

    23 reviews

    4.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    You can’t beat the view! It is gorgeous. The decor and atmosphere are also great. Modern and open. The food was very tasty and the drinks were great. The servers were very nice and professional but it was really slow. Nothing unusual these days with every being short staffed. Our lunch took 2:30 hours. a bit over leisurely.
  23. H

    Hope

    San Diego

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and great service. Our server was awesome
  24. GG

    GregariousGourmet

    San Diego

    21 reviews

    4.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    Great service, great food, great atmosphere!
  25. G

    Glesgabhoy

    San Diego

    7 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall3food5service2ambience3
    Off to rocky start as we waited 30 min before getting served. After that it was a good experience and excellent food although a little expensive but the view makes up for that.
  26. d

    ddgallo

    San Diego

    59 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    59 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Perfect spot to celebrate special occasions. Thank you!
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    2nd time here our server's where real nice the food was also real good can't complain
  28. c

    chefbobcat

    San Diego

    179 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    179 reviews

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Not only did we enjoy wonderful, inventive Mexican food, the view of San Diego is fantastic. Also, from our table outside, we enjoyed the constant parade of watercraft, from kayaks to luxury yachts.
  29. DD

    DawnD

    Phoenix

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on July 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service with a great view!
  30. T

    Torontiff

    San Diego

    77 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    77 reviews

    Dined on July 28, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Fantastic views, but that was one of the worst flanss I’ve ever had. Very disappointing, as I remember the flan being exceptional at this restaurant in the past. Service good but overtaxed. Maybe they are having a staffing shortage.
  31. MA

    MaureenA

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    What a lovely dining experience! So glad we chose Coasterra for a romantic evening out, 1 yr anniversary. Everything was fabulous from the valet service to our waiter to manager Chelsea who was a delight. She stopped at our table a couple times, really enjoyed talking with her. She took our picture and hoped to see us again on our next trip to SD. Views of the city so beautiful. And the food.....wow! The salmon was unbelievable with that pasilla cream sauce. Highly recommended Coasterra.
  32. MP

    MariP

    San Francisco

    9 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on July 28, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Amazing views. The queso fundido starter was so tasty. I ordered the carnitas entree for dinner, it was cooked well but under seasoned. The coconut margarita was delicious too. Service was okay. Our waiter was polite but that's it. We felt like he was not welcoming-warm, he wasn't interacting much nor did he smile.
  33. LS

    LoveSDScene

    San Diego

    1 review

    vip
    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 28, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience5
    Coasterra used to be a favorite restaurant, especially when entertaining out of town guests. Unfortunately food was mediocre and highly over priced. VERY DISAPPOINTING!!
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Charlotte

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on July 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service. Amazing views and excellent food!
  35. ED

    ElliottD

    Phoenix

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great experience and really nice view
  36. MM

    MarkM

    San Diego

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 27, 2022

    overall2food3service2ambience3
    Service was extremely slow from the time we sat down to the time we ordered appetizers & food. Place was extremely loud. Menu is extremely limited. Food was average at best. When making reservation we stated that it was a special occasion (25th Wedding). No mention of this by the hostess or server. Will not return. Should have gone to Tom Ham's Lighthouse. Had to apologize to my wife for the dinner selection.
  37. a

    agrb

    San Diego

    15 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on July 26, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    Everything was great except the music was very loud and made it difficult to carry on a normal conversation
  38. MM

    MattM

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 26, 2022

    overall3food2service2ambience5
    Slow to order drinks, slow to get drinks. Slow to get food. Gave up and started just going to the bar to get drinks for the table myself. Other than a nice view here, there is nothing else special. After a visit once or twice not it’s both worth putting up with the frustration. Expensive, limited menu and below average service. Try to like this place, but I’m done trying.
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 26, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Bartender was cold.
  40. SS

    ScottS

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 26, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience5
    $50 for three scallops is a bit pricey - don't you think? They were good but that's at least $20 too much.

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
  • 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

FAQs

Coasterra is rated 4.6 stars by 5610 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

8:00 PM


Booked 137 times today
Google Map for Coasterra

880 B Harbor Island Drive, San Diego, CA 92101

Additional information

  • Cross street

    North Harbor Drive

  • Neighborhood

    Harbor Island

  • Hours of operation

    Daily 11:30 am–9:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Seafood, Mexican, Unspecified

  • 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, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (619) 814-1300

  • Private party facilities

    Coasterra offers a modern Mexican regional cuisine from Executive Chef /Partner Deborah Scott. Every dining area offers spectacular skyline views of San Diego. Come sit in our dining room with Floor to ceiling windows overlooking the bay, or dine alfresca while enjoying one of Chef Deborah"s favorite Coconut Margaritas!

  • Private party contact

    our Private Event Coordinator: (619) 814-1300

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