Coasterra

4.5
2261 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Regional Mexican
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  • Scenic View
  • Waterfront
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
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.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Regional Mexican, Mexican, Contemporary Mexican
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Hours of operation
Lunch: Daily; 11:30 am - 2:30 pm;
Dinner: Sunday - Thursday ; 5:00pm -9:00 pm;
Friday & Saturday; 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm;
Feel free to request indoor or patio seating, we will do our best to accommodate.
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Phone number
(619) 814-1300
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Executive Chef/Partner Deborah Scott
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
North Harbor Drive
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Parking details
Coasterra makes parking simple with our personable valet service for both lunch & dinner.
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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Phoenix
12 reviews
Dined 18 hours ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was FABULOUS as usual and you can’t beat the views, wonderful! They gave us a great table by the water, just beautiful!!!

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San Diego
8 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Went to Coasterra for a mid-week dinner/birthday celebration. The food, drink and service was excellent. If you are there after 5 pm, the "Tableside Guacamigo" is must. We had a great time.

On the flip side.. there was a big party barge that blocked the San Diego skyline view. The barge also had 2 big screens that were playing all evening. The video (light) from the screens made it even harder to enjoy the lights from the city skyline.

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

What an amazing place to come celebrate our anniversary. I requested an outdoor patio table with the best view, and they went far and beyond to do that. We loved our table and our view, and the service was amazing. Their food is great, and their attention to detail is great as well. They even brought us a special dessert on the house, that was probably the best I’ve ever had.

I look forward to celebrating more things at this amazing restaurant.

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

We eat at Coasterra 6-8 times per year. It's a great place to eat after a flight rather than fighting rush-hour traffic. I wish they still had the beef short ribs. That was the best item on the menu... :(

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WK
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The ambiance was over the top - AMAZING view of the bay and cityscape. Food was excellent. Highly recommend going. Had both dinner and lunch, and perfect venue for business lunch. Took clients there and they were DEFINITELY impressed.

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

I highly recommend this restaurant. Beautiful views romantic food is fantastic

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K
Denver
20 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Went after picking friends up from the airport. Was late so only had small plates. Food was very good, view of San Diego terrific and our service was excellent!

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

Food was ok nothing that stands out
Service was average
Setting would of been better if we were sat where we could actually see the skyline where there were plenty of open tables
Definitely disappointed

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

Thank you for a great experience. My mom and I were visiting San Diego and this venue was great for our time. The staff was super!

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VO
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved the very large and numerous chunks of shrimp in the shrimp quesadilla. The service was excellent.

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Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great location, view, and ambience. Food speaks for itself. I had the fish tacos and they were prepared with precise accuracy. Well flavored and cooked to perfection resulting in a bite that blended all the ingredients together providing the pallet a delicious treat. Service was exceptional. Will dine here again in the future for sure.

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

Highly recommend the Coconut Margarita by the pitcher. Very large pitcher that easily filled 3 glasses 3x. The fish taco plate is large enough to feed 2 or have yummy leftovers the next day. Staff were all friendly, engaging, funny and attentive. The bday flan brought by our server was a nice touch. Oh, you have to try the pineapple coconut cake too for dessert - be prepared for a huge portion--easily enough to split 2-3 ways.

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TL
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 4

All four dishes ordered were lack luster in taste and none of us enjoyed our dinner. The only thing good about the evening was the view of the harbor. We will not return but instead dine elsewhere on the coast. Server disappeared for long periods of time and we did not get any drink refills.

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

Service was phenomenal. They catered to every request I had when submitting a reservation. Views are amazing at sunset/night time. You get chips and salsa for free. The Plantain Taquitos come in a set of 3. Very good vegan choice as it's made with plantains and beans, no meat at all.

The portion size is fair. The price matched the flavor of the food.

Valet is $7 (recommended) as parking sucks around that specific area.

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

Good food and beautiful view.

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AP
Las Vegas
5 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Fantastic views of downtown city of San Diego and Coronado. Creative great food and drinks. Busy active place even at 2pm. Unfortunately, service was slow.

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

First time was an excellent experience. I am going to have to come back.

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FL
San Diego
8 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 3service 5ambience 5

Coasterra is probably one of the most beautiful restaurants in San Diego. The view is outstanding. Their service and special cocktails were amazing. My husband had the salmon and loved it, I had an ahi tuna tostada. The fish was fresh but the serving in itself was mostly shredded cabbage and it was in need of some more flavor. Coffee was wonderful.

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

Fabulous all around. Highly recommend it -food, view, location, service.

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j
San Diego
4 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Look ... if you are looking for a view with a combination of very good views and good food, here you go. This place is amazing. All upside. Good food. Great staff. Incredible location.

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OT
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Staff and food were amazing!

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OT
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Perfect everything.

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San Diego
9 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

We enjoyed the guacamole and chips! The calamari had good flavor but we would have preferred crispier calamari. The Pork shank was amazing as well as the salmon and scallops. The cod was good but I did not order the cold vegetables underneath. Butter cake was super yummy! All in all we had a great evening .

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San Diego
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing view, perfect food and drinks. Waitress and other staff were very friendly and courteous especially remembering the occasion. Thank you!

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LL
San Diego
76 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We rode our bikes to Coasterra (made a reservation for happy hour on the patio). Love the ambience right on the water. The happy hour is the best deal ever. Delicious margaritas, draft beer and the $7 bites are a steal. This is one of our regular spots to hit!

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MA
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 4

I was very annoyed with the fact that despite I made reservations, I had to wait almost 30 minutes to be sat.
Even though I liked the place and enjoyed the food, I would not recommend nor would I go back.

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C
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Some of the best service you will ever find! The view...beautiful.

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RG
San Diego
25 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Food was good. Service was exceptional. The only problem was it took 30 to 40 minutes to get the car from valet service when leaving. Evidently there were big events letting out at the same time. Worth going back. The downtown view is spectacular.

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F
San Diego
11 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The good:
The view, the view, the view
Very Good food
Very good service
Hot spot
Great spot for after work drinks
Order the “chile relleno” you wont regret it!!!

The Bad:
Our particular italian accent waitress was a little bit pushy at first, seemed like she wanted us to order quick, eat and drink fast and leave BUT after she realized we where going to take our time, her attitude subsided and all went very well.

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Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 5ambience 5

From salsa to guacamole to both entrees, everything was bland and lackluster. Previous visits have been better.

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LJ
San Diego
54 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Spectacular views of San Diego downtown and bay. Upscale Mexican food is tasty and plentiful plates are the norm. Great for lunch or dinner.

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LH
Los Angeles
9 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 5

Food is average at best. You go there for the view, which could not be better! Perfect if you need to be near the airport, too.

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OT
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

i've been to Casterra several times. Aways found the food good, pleasant servers and beautiful setting.

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San Diego
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 4

Limited menus. Food not worth the price. Great view but that seems to be what you are paying for.

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A
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service was excellent our waitress was amazing! Hosting as well they gave us the table right away! My birthday was great thanks Coasterra 😁

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r
San Diego
20 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

Ambiance and service were impeccable. Unfortunately the food was just ok. Quinoa was so underdone that a tooth could have been broken. The server did pass that along to the chef. I always expect more from a Cohen Group restaurant!

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F
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great ambiance, great food, great view

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TB
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Food was very good, although we did send the guacamole back because it tasted way too salty.

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Houston
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautiful restaurant for romantic dinner or just hanging out with friends. Food was delicious!

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s
San Diego
13 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 3

I received my glass of wine very quickly upon being seated. My date on the otherhand had to ask two different wait staff for his long-awaited beer.

We got seated by some utility area so the ruckus from the staff and their food preparing/dish cleaning was unsettling.

All the above was unusual for this restaurant. Will go back and give them another try.

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