Coasterra

4.5
2335 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.
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

Specials

Thanksgiving Dinner Special Menus & Offers

Thank you for joining us for Thanksgiving Dinner. We will be offering a buffet for $64.95 for adults and $12.95 for children 12 and under. All reservations are made for outside and there is no weather back up.

Thursday, November 22, 2018

What 2335 People Are Saying
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OT
1 review
Dined 18 hours ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Too often one has to choose between good food and great ambiance. Not here. The waterside patio offered a gorgeous view of the San Diego skyline and the food was delicious. True it's a little pricey and they tack on the additional 3% as a way of demonstrating their increased costs as a result of city minimum wage laws. But for a special occasion it's well worth it. A memorable experience

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OT
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Good service, food, view.
The calamari appetizer was a bit soagie but I had the main diver scallops and my husband seafood cazuela, both were good.

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MC
San Diego
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 4

The food was not near as good as our 2 previous visits. This was noted by all of the guest's. Very loud.

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

It was my boyfriend’s 37th birthday. Neither of us had been here before and it was great! Tonight was our second time out without our eleven week old twins and we couldn’t have had a better time! Aiden was our server and he took great care of us. Thanks for the great food, views and service!

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

Three of us had the Lobster/ Bean Burrito.
No Lobster we three agreed. One tiny bit and lots of beans.
Not happy about it!
And two of us got sick afterwards.

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

Amazing service! We will return again to see Melida! She is the main reason. The food was delicious too!

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BL
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went here for a Birthday because we wanted a view and yelper's gave this place great reviews! From the minute we sat done everything was fantastic! The service, the food, the VIEW. Everyone commented on how good the margaritas were. You could tell they were made with fresh ingredients and not just bottled mix. All our food was so flavorful from the fish tacos, torta, Ahi tostada! We will be back again and again!

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s
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love this place. Food service and ambiance

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

Great experience as always

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

Birthday, however they did not recognize it.

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JW
Western NC
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

One of the best restaurants in SD from the food to the service. Reasonable priced and a great view.

One of our favorite spots!

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

Food is unbelievable, great, unique taste. Margaritas dont really get the bang for your buck but are absoutely delicious. Great poors on the draft beer. Scenery is unreal for a sunset dinner! Overall recommend this place to anyone and everyone. You definitly get your moneys worth in food and taste🙌🏼

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

I celebrated my birthday dinner with my beloved Family I really enjoy the ambience breathtaking views great service as well Food is Fantastic

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

Treated my boyfriend to dinner for his 61st birthday who is also new to San Diego! He loved it! We loved it!

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OT
San Diego
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 4

Anniversary

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

The shrimp appetizer was way to sour , we told the server and she got it taken off our ticket . The entree was delicious and the drinks are amazing

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

Best views of downtown! Food is delicious but menu is limited.

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

Coconut margaritas and tableside guacamole are to die for. A must visit location.

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T
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Enjoyed the lovely city view once we asked for a better table... Chips, salsa and guacamole were superb, our waiter was very good, but I wasn’t crazy for the shredded beef/pork (?) appetizer I ordered, maybe because I was full of guacamole! (Sooo good.) Salads were good. Would return!

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TS
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Visiting from Texas and ended eating here 3 out of the 5 days we were in town. Pork Shank was amazing.

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TW
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautiful view, great service, fantastic food!! Would highly recommend!

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VW
San Diego
5 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 4

I have dined at this restaurant many times. This last visit the service was extremely poor. It took over an hour for our order to be taken. I think they were hoping we would order more cocktails/wine which we did. Still makes me upset. Hoping next time the service is better as this is one of our favorite local spots.

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L
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were there just last Sunday for the first time and ate outdoors. The view is fabulous as is the ambiance. The food was wonderful, especially the steak with the Mexican mashed potatoes. They don’t skimp on food either! The margaritas are freshly made and the best I’ve ever had. It was a chilly night and there are heaters above. However, they don’t turn them on unless you ask, I’m not sure why they wait. I saw several people get up and move inside not knowing there were heaters. There is a barge that sits in front, it looks like it is for special events. But, at night you don’t see the barge, just the decorations on top. I would ask the restaurant to turn off that huge screen. It’s very distracting and takes away from the ambiance.

I’m glad we went, will go again!

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e
San Diego
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Seafood cazuela and skinny margs were so good! Waiter was really helpful with helping us chose entrees. plus the view of the sky line is enough was incredible.

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R
San Diego
4 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 5

Even though we scheduled a birthday celebration it was never acknowledged. We all thought the food and drinks were just fair. This is the second time I gavee been to this restaurant and I am not impressed!

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SL
San Diego
4 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2018
Overall 3food 5service 5ambience 2

Too cold. You cannot reserve inside tables. It was freezing. Had change tables quite often to find one not blasting A/C. Otherwise food and service were fantastic.

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AB
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always great time, great service and food is wonderful

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JA
San Diego
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2018
Overall 1food 4service 4ambience 3

It was a very windy evening that is was impossible to enjoy the meal. There was no protection from the winds. The guest didn’t enjoy the evening meal and they said it was an unforgettable experience.

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d
San Diego
12 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Try the Skinny Margarita, they’re delicious!! And the view....amazing!

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b
San Francisco
22 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 4

Had wanted to try this place since it opened as a replacement for the old Ruben E Lee boat restaurant. Views are great of course. Food is creative, taking off from typical Mex dishes. The Chile relleno I had was good, though didn’t resemble anything traditional. The fish & chips tacos another in our party had were a little weird, in my opinion. The staff were helpful but the atmosphere struck me as trying to be too trendy. Prices for lunch were steep.

Would have said four stars but knocked one off for the idiotic policy of tacking on an extra three percent because of wage laws. Really people, just raise your prices a little and pay staff a living wage.

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OT
San Diego
4 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food is always excellent

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CG
San Diego
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

So unfortunate that they built a building in front of the restaurant so it cuts the view in half. It was much more beautiful when it opened. Overall ok but doesn’t have an exclusive feel anymore between the view and just overall crowding. Wouldn’t bother going there again for the price.

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LU
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 5

Great location with fantastic views! I ordered the fish of the day (unfortunately I cannot remember what they called it), it was a whitefish that was served whole, minus the head and deboned. It was good, but not fabulous and definitely not worth the $38.00 it cost. The service was okay, but a little slow. I would still go back for the ambiance and views, but would probably stick with drinks and appetizers.

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OT
San Diego
15 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of the best all around restaurants in San Diego

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HB
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

This restaurant had fabulous food, great service, good live music, and a view that can't be beat. The only downfall is that it's quite loud and it was a little difficult to carry on a conversation. Overall it was very good and we had a really nice evening

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EH
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 5

Main course items were limited, and the ones we chose were awful. More like a truck stop meal than restaurant class food. Huge portions of mediocre beef and pork. We asked the waiter for suggestions and he did not describe dishes or make recommendations except to say not to fill up on chips because we had ordered a lot of food.
The nacho appetizer that was the best part of the meal. Beautiful setting, fair service, poor quality food.

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MS
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Terrific venue and views. Great service and delicious food.

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J
Philadelphia
66 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Coasterra was an excellent place for us to spend our last night in San Diego! We sat outside - the view, the climate, and the environment were all wonderful. Our food was excellent too. I had the tuna tostada and the lobster and black bean flauta. Both were delicious and exactly what I was hoping for. The cocktails were creative and tasty. Our server took good care of us. Highly recommend!

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RD
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

This was my second time at Coasterra. First time i was there for a company event and it was amazing to say the least. The second time which is for this review was for my GFs Birhtday dinner. I reserved a table with a view one day in advance with no problem. The view was amazing and we even got a little fireworks show while eating. I ordered the garlic herb tri-tip i believe and while i asked for medium rare i was informed that it was cooked whole on a loin so the meat would vary. I was not disappointed although it did not come medium rare the meat was tender and very flavorful the chorizo mashed potatoes were spicy but good. (Not for those who are not good with spice) . My GF ordered the Mar y Tierra ( Surf and turf) The lobster did not even need the butter sauce the taste alone was good. The Steak that came with her plate was the same as mine but she did get lucky with some medium rare pieces that were just as good as the medium well Tri-tip that i got. Would love to come back and try the Fish!

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JD
Anchorage
2 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

We were late due to traffic. When we arrived, we were told all parking next the restaurant was dedicated to valet parking and we would need to park a block away for self parking.

The employees were welcoming and friendly. The service was a little on the slow side. The food and drinks were great. The view from restaurant was spectacular.

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