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Date
Sun, 5/20
Time
10:30 PM
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Coasterra

4.5
1921 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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4.4
service
4.8
ambience
4.0
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89% of people would recommend it to a friend
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3.0Dined a day ago

Law school grafuation

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4.0Dined 4 days ago

The view of the San Diego skyline is beautiful especially at sunset. The filet mignon was prepared perfectly. I would not recommend the shrimp tamales - I did not care for the 2 large masa tamales and the few shrimp on the outside.

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

Can NOT believe the view! What an amazing place to dine with friends, business, or a date! Incredible cocktails and food. Highly recommend the table side guacamole!

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

Late Mother’s Day dinner.

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

Great views of the harbor & downtown; not as spectacular in May grey c/t sunshine or night time but still impressive. The food is good but a bit pricey; slower than usual service but a busier than usual Monday lunch. Several GF options which are marked as such in the menu.

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

Beautiful day on the patio! Everyone’s meal was delicious and service was great.

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4.0Dined on May 14, 2018

Overall, Coasterra is an excellent dining experience. Although the menu is very selective, the various dishes are well prepared, tasteful and reasonably portioned. However, the cocktails are too overloaded with ice and there is little beverage to enjoy. I would suggest reducing the ice content to provide more beverage for the price.

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5.0Dined on May 14, 2018

Worth the drive to celebrate Mother's Day , table side guacamole was entertaining and tasty, the whew was outstanding , and our server "Kyle" was great.

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5.0Dined on May 14, 2018

Delicious meal in a beautiful setting.

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5.0Dined on May 14, 2018

Amazing food and beautiful scenery!!! Although it was Mother's Day and very packed, the service was good, and the food was incredible.

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5.0Dined on May 13, 2018

Great food, ambiance went for Mother's Day.

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1.0Dined on May 13, 2018

When I booked this reservation: we were not told that it was a fixed menu Buffett. My husband has medical food restriction. We asked if we could just order a simple salad with a side of Salmon. The GM said he could do that for us but he still needs to charge the $69/per person for the Buffett menu. Very disappointed with that response. We are (former) regulars to this restaurant, and they couldn't even accommodate our requests. We left, and went elsewhere. It put a damper on my Mother's Day celebration. I was really looking forward to the ambiance😿

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5.0Dined on May 13, 2018

Great mothers day

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5.0Dined on May 13, 2018

They gave us a really nice table for my wife's birthday and the service was excellent. The food was also very tasty. We will definitely go back.

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3.0Dined on May 13, 2018

Overrated. Service was below standard as was some, not all of the food. Been there once and don’t feel need to go back.

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5.0Dined on May 12, 2018

This was my first Open Table Reservation. It was super easy to do while having a baby and preschooler demanding my attention. If I can do it you can too. When I checked in at the hostess stand, the hostess found my reservation immediately and asked if we wanted inside or outside and led my mom and I to a table that was not windy or cold. The heat lamps were on and felt pleasant on the gloomy May Gray day. The views are spectacular even if you are not up against the window's edge. Elvira was our server and she was fantastic. Our food was fresh and very healthy. The margaritas were to excellent not too sweet not too overly potent and very unique and fresh. The cucumber cilantro and blood orange are excellent. Our caesar salad and coconut lime shrimp salads were light and filling. The cava sparkling wine was crisp and bubbly. Saturday lunch before Mother's Day was easy before the crowds. We both had a great time.

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5.0Dined on May 11, 2018

Atmosphere is fantastic! Waterfront! Tableside made guacamole was so fresh and our specialty margaritas and dinners were delicious as expected!

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5.0Dined on May 11, 2018

Great customer service and great food, excellent experience.

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3.0Dined on May 11, 2018

Go back for the view but the dinner menu is always underwhelming and overpriced. I look at the dinner menu and just not excited about what to order. I like the lunch menu better. Great place for drinks and a view

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3.0Dined on May 11, 2018

Tiny portions

A bit of a factory , aimed at generating income

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5.0Dined on May 10, 2018

Love the view!

our server did a great job that my husband told me to leave her a good tip :-) She was good with the kids..

Food is good but not great... I liked my Ahi Poke but it needs more seasoning. Tamarind Salmon salad is delicious!
My husband liked his Nachos
Kids barely ate their food - quesadilla, rice & beans & fish fingers but love their desert. Who doesn;t like Ice cream?

We just had the Churro for desert which I enjoyed. Love the chocolate & caramel sauce.

Cocktails are good too - we had the mocktail Pina Colada & Mohito

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5.0Dined on May 10, 2018

Love Coasterra!!! Great food, fantastic service, amazing ambiance. The view of the San Diego cityscape is incredible. Only wish their menu had a few more selections.

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5.0Dined on May 10, 2018

I love this restaurant and can always expect good service every time I go there.

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5.0Dined on May 10, 2018

The service was one of the best I’ve recently experienced. The noise level was a little too much for carrying on a conversation.
You cannot bet the atmosphere.

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3.0Dined on May 9, 2018

The view and ambience are amazing. Friendly service. I was very disapointed with the food and drinks. Too costly for a mediocre margarita. The drink looked way better than it tasted. The Guacamole tasted like it was made with preservatives. I've had better guac from Costco. The Ahi toastada was mediocre. Nothing special. The lobster flauta was floating in a greasy substance. I sent it back. I ordered the fish and chip tacos. They were very good but very small. The little tiny side of beans and rice was laughable. They were in the same side dish. I feel like for a Cohen restaurant the food should be better. Had it not been for the excellent service and the outstanding view this lunch would have been a huge disappointment.

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3.0Dined on May 9, 2018

This place was seriously Overpriced Mexican food. Save your money

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3.0Dined on May 9, 2018

We have been to Costerra several times and it's always 5 star... And on this visit it was good.

However, my wife ordered your special which was supposed to be like a shrimp salad... It had 3 shrimp but when you cutoff the head it was very small and the rest was lettuce....She is a light eater but this definitely, did not fill her up and it was very disappointing, particularly for the price it was at...it was more like an appetizer than a meal...

Anyway, all previous times we've been there it has been excellent! And we will return!

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5.0Dined on May 9, 2018

Maria our server was amazing!! Great food and service.

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3.0Dined on May 7, 2018

My husband and I met some old friends visiting from out of town and chose this restaurant for its location across the harbor from downtown. We’d dined there on one other occasion. There was a special event going on in the area behind the restrooms, and it was so loud, it was difficult to carry on a conversation. I was also disappointed with the entrees as they were just so so. The guys each ordered lobster so the meal was quite expensive. And you have to valet at a cost of $7. The made at table side guacamole was good, though, as were the cocktails.

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5.0Dined on May 7, 2018

My partner and I had an amazing experience! The dining staff were all amazing and really showed that they cared about our experience.

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5.0Dined on May 7, 2018

We are in town for my daughter’s graduation. The acknowledgement/ congrats from the hostesses and wait staff AWESOME...The table/view AWESOME! COASTERRA will be our go-to-place for return visits to San Diego...you should consider doing a PSA on how to operate a restaurant!!!💯

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5.0Dined on May 7, 2018

This is my second time dining at Coasterra. It is an absolute stunning location/view with great food and wonderful cocktails.

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3.0Dined on May 6, 2018

Beautiful location, efficient staff and good waiters. The menu needs a bit of redoing. A bit boring and has been done over and over again in a multitude of other restaurants throughout San Diego. Nothing original but well-crafted food. Unfortunately the lobster I ordered was so overwhelmed by the hot spicy red sauce they put on it that I didn’t particularly care for it!

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1.0Dined on May 6, 2018

Disappointed with the service Our meal was brought out before we even started our appetizer

Onece we finished appetizer our meal was cold

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4.0Dined on May 6, 2018

Had a reservation for 5:30 and was seated promptly. I love the location with done if the best views in SD. Service was great, drinks were good, food is good. You won’t find tacos on the dinner menu as it’s upscale Mexican cuisine. It’s also heavily focused on seafood. Get the quest dip. You won’t be disappointed!

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3.0Dined on May 5, 2018

Our waitress took about 15 minutes to finally stop at our table after getting seated, no water no chips and salsa for about 20 minutes. I had to finally grab her attention to order some drinks. (She got a little defensive but in a friendly way). We finally got to order (delicious by the way) but again waitress didn't really checked on us the entire time we were there. We had empty drinks until again I had to ask for another round.

We get you guys get pretty busy, pretty fast, but we did notice everyone else getting more and faster attention than us. Over all good experience but not our favorite, it did not fit with your nice brand and surroundings. Hope if we decide to go back, next time we can better service, so we can happily recommend the place to our friends.

Thank you,

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2.0Dined on May 4, 2018

Food was cold and the salon had a bland taste.. not worth the 130$ we paid.

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5.0Dined on May 4, 2018

Fun night and added bonus of fireworks from group that rented the patio

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3.0Dined on May 4, 2018

Too loud, lose the live music. This isn’t that crowd. Menu too limited. Food very mediocre. A good view is not enough!

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2.0Dined on May 3, 2018

Food disappointing, expected better knowing it’s a Cohn restaurant led by Deborah Scott. FYI adding red chili flakes in excess does not equate to ‘flavor.’

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