Coasterra

4.5
2824 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Regional Mexican
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!
Feel free to request indoor or patio seating, we will do our best to accommodate.

Specials

Mother's Day Menus & Specials

Thank you for joining us for Mother's Day. Please enjoy the Brunch Buffet from 10:00am to 2:30pm for $69.95 per person. Kids 6-12 are $17.95, and under 6 are complementary. All reservations are made for outside. Feel free to request indoor or patio seating, we will do our best to accommodate.

Sunday, May 12, 2019

Easter Restaurant Specials & Reservations

Thank you for joining us for Easter Champagne Brunch. Please enjoy the buffet from 10:00am to 2:30pm for $69.95 per person. Kids 6-12 are $17.95, and under 6 are complementary. All reservations are made for outside. Feel free to request indoor or patio seating, we will do our best accommodate.

Sunday, April 21, 2019

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San Diego
22 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

While I overall like the location and feel of the restaurant, I feel the changes to the menu and the increase in prices, plus the 4% surcharge made this not worth the money. While the food was good, it wasn't outstanding and if I am going to pay that much I would rather go next door.

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J
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Just pricey. But really good food excellent for a night out with friends if u can afford it

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San Diego
5 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was great. If I had to say anything semi-negative it would be that buttercake had been replaced by a version with pineapple. It took it from a OMG to a very good. Would recommend this restaurant in a blink

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San Diego
5 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Wasn’t the service or food I expect from coasterra. When reserving I asked for a waterside table with a view because I was bringing an out of town visitor and wanted him to really enjoy the experience. First we were placed at a booth with no view and then when I asked why no view we got moved to a waterside table that looks out at the party barge they have. Wild. The girl seating us acted like it was what I asked for...have been there many times and never had such a completely non-view. Oh well

Ceviche was not yummy. I don’t recall if that’s the same as they’ve always had. I adore ceviche so we got the trio and all were not yummy and my guest wondered if most of it had been frozen

Table side quac was awesome per usual!!! Thanks to the guac guy!

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San Diego
73 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Firstly, this is the best view restaurant I’ve ever seen. The Decour, ambience, and service were spectacular. I expected Expensive Mexican food put what we got was absolutely delicious and a good value. Overall it was one of the best dining experiences I’ve had in San Diego in a long time

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OT
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 3

View is spectacular BUT Food was not right. One dish went back as it was cold.
Margaritas were all ice
No one had a fab dinner. All the flavors were mixed up. And there was no salad offering.
I'm sorry I chose it. My friends were not impressed.

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OT
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

It was a nice night out to dinner! Gourmet Mexican/Spanish fusion experience. The food was all great, but the paella was the one dish I was disappointed in! More like a mushy rice than a paellla!

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San Diego
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 2food 1service 2ambience 5

This was my third time having dinner here, and it will be my last. There is nothing good about the food here, other than the coconut margaritas. The entrees are not good, and are extremely over priced. $34 for expensive Mexican food that isn't even good...there are a million other Mexican restaurants in San Diego that offer better, less expensive food. I ordered the carne asada, and even though I was told it would be medium-rare, it came out like a charred piece of shoe leather. When I mentioned this to the waiter, he tried to say, "yeah...well, it's carne asada." I was replied, "I know what carne asada is supposed to taste like, I live in San Diego." The ONLY thing I will miss about this place is the AMAZING view. If you are going to go to this restaurant, just do margs & apps in the bar area, and skip the entrees. Very disappointing for a Cohn Restaurant.

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CF
Austin
7 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 3

Fairly underwhelming experience. The food while pricey was mediocre in my opinion as well as the opinion of several of the other diners in our party. Service was slow. We sat outside which had a great view of the city, but it was very loud which made it difficult on my parents. I would not recommend this place for a meal. Maybe go have a drink and enjoy the view but get dinner elsewhere.

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Washington DC
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 3

This is my second visit to Coasterra and it will be my last. The only thing good is the view but the food is terrible (very dry, small portions) and way overpriced (for either quality or quantity). In addition, this restaurant (and others in this prominent San Diego chain) feel it’s acceptable to add a 4% surcharge to their already obscene pricing, while also requiring $8 Valet Parking. Almost any California 24 Hour Taco stand is a better choice for Mexican food.

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j
San Diego
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

GREAT VENUE WITH AWESOME FOOD AND CHELSEA OUR WAITRESS WAS GREAT!
THE VIEW OF SAN DIEGO WAS TO DIE FOR, AND THE DECOR AND VIBE OF THE RESTAURANT
WAS GREAT!

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San Diego
5 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

The food and service were excellent. I had hoped for a table on the patio, or a little closer to the water, but we were facing the building next door to the south and the reflection off the building was blinding. It is noisy inside. It was my son’s 30th birthday and it was a family affair, so it would have been nice to converse with everyone, not just the person next to me.

Salmon was fantastic!!

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LD
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 5

The view is to die for the food was so so. I've been here before and had a great experience. Both of our food was not warm. I had the tamales chili verde. Which appeared to be a piece of string cheese covered with masa with a verde sauce topped with mushrooms. Not a fan.

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K
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was overall great! No complaints here.

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AV
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our entire night at Coasterra was amazing, from the valet to dessert! We got our table before we could even order drinks at the bar and to make up for not having the entree that we wanted we were given a free dessert which was very delicious. The atmosphere and hospitality were exceptional, I would definitely recommend to everyone.

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m
San Diego
24 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a wonderful time celebrating my friends 50th b-day. Out waiter Tommy was outstanding.
Gorgeous view, beautiful restaurant, great food and drinks. Would definitely come back!

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OT
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was for my Birthday day. With my reservation, they were able to sit us down early without our whole party being there. Our server, Amber was the best and gave great recommendations for drinks and food! Go for any reason, it’s worth it!!

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San Diego
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 3service 4ambience 5

Great scenery, good finger food. Also tons of tables,have never had an issue with seating.

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San Diego
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 5

We came to dine for friend’s get together to celebrate two of our friend’s birthday (belated celebrations). We order 3 appetizers, one didn’t come in until after we received our main course. Did not offered refill of our chips and salsa. I was a bit disappointed because my first time at Coasterra brunch, it was awesome. Will try again next time, we’ll see if they can meet the customer satisfaction.

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Chicago
5 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service. Great food. Perfect outdoor venue

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Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on April 11, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 5

Food was average at best, the ceviche was the best thing we had. The scallops were ok, the macho salad was not good- way overloaded with jicama. You should go for the view, which is incredible. Way over priced and the service wasn’t very good, our server didn’t check in for over 30 minutes after we ordered drinks and appetizers. Beyond the view, I was not impressed.

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CA
1 review
Dined on April 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great Restaurant to celebrate our Anniversary! The view was outstanding form any location at the restaurant. We got a big table outside at the patio and regardless of being a group of 12 the service was excellent. The cuisine is fantastic a very spacial taste of fine Mexican modern style.

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m
1 review
Dined on April 11, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 4

I was so excited to try Coasterra while enjoying a beautiful view, but I was very disappointed and will not comeback or recommend to friends. The food was okay, apparently it was the first day with the new menu. I got the scallops and pork belly, it was good but not great for the price and the service. I didn't get our server's name, but she was one of the worst. I was a server in college so I know how hard it is to serve on busy nights. However, this girl took FOREVER to do everything. I ordered my drink, she came by 20 minutes later and said "your drink should be coming soon." I let that go cause I figured she was busy. We got seated at 6:50pm, but our food didn't arrive until close to 8pm. I understand if the kitchen was busy, but she never came by to acknowledge us while waiting or ask if we wanted drinks or water refills. Overall, the service was horrible. I wish I had gotten this server's name, she was a short lady with an accent. If you go (highly recommend not to), make sure you don't get this short lady as a server.

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E
San Diego
6 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 2ambience 4

Disappointing service, food average. We have been here many times, hopefully this was just one off night...

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JS
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

The new menu with everything gluten free was wonderful. As a gluten freer I was delighted. Everyone enjoyed their meals.
The appetizer did come after they served out main course though—not good. They gave it to us at no charge.

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Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 2

Very slow service, food was not hot and the staff seemed to be completely unconcerned about our experience.

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RA
San Diego
9 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The party barge pretty much destroys the ambiance.

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l
Minneapolis
15 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The menu is outstanding. Great appetizers, salads and entrees, as well as specialty margaritas. The breathtaking view of downtown San Diego after sunset is a bonus.

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BD
1 review
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The service, view, and food were outstanding. The pricing was a very high

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San Diego
38 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Live in San Diego, always a great venue to take out of town folks, show off San Diego. Beautiful day and evening. I'm not real fond of the dinner menu...prefer lunch menu. Would prefer more choices for small plates to share. Always great ambience and with added activity in the harbor, 2 cruise ships left during dining. My spouse was given the wrong entree. He chose to keep, it looked so good. Our guests enjoyed the dining experience.

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DS
1 review
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Always one of my favorite in San Diego. Great food, drinks and view.

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San Diego
1 review
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our waiter Kyle was absolutely outstanding!

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CP
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Sunday breakfast is apparently the best time to go. Normally it's pretty load, but it was perfect. Highly recommend the breakfast Quesadilla.

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f
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 4ambience 4

Service and ambiance was great, but the menu was limited and my food was much too spicy.

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E
San Diego
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 2service 4ambience 4

Food VERY mediocre for the price. Service great. View great!

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LT
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A great dining experience with fabulous food! The scallops are a MUST!

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SD
San Diego
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

Did not seem to read (or care) about our table preferences that we left on Open Table. Portion size of shrimp lettuce wrap was small. Ahi tostado was much better. Generally indifferent 'factory' restaurant service.

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MS
San Diego
5 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic view and wonderful wait staff. We loved it!

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San Diego
4 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 5

I’ve been here several times and they’ve now changed the menu to only expensive entrees that are not very Mexican themed. I liked this place when it was enchiladas and taquitos - not lobster and tri tip steaks that are $50-65 (lobster was $65). The service was also extremely slow. It took 10 minutes for our sever to greet us and another 20 to get our drinks. All the food was meh except the pineapple butter cake which was delicious. Come for the view and a drink and maybe that cake but there are many better places to eat for a much better value.

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DG
San Diego
7 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 5food 3service 5ambience 5

I ordered the fish and chip tacos. I can’t say I enjoyed them as the outside coating was fine but the fish was barely cooked.
The malt vinegar string potatoes weren’t great. It’s a drag leaving any restaurant hungry.
I wish you’d consider offering more entrees (not salads) that aren’t spicy at all. I want flavor but no heat.
Our server was fantastic. (I did not tell her I didn’t like my meal.)
Thank you

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