Coasterra

4.5
2159 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
What 2159 People Are Saying
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4.5based on recent ratings
4.3
food
4.4
service
4.7
ambience
4.0
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88% of people would recommend it to a friend
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3.0Dined a day ago

They think they are better than they are....I've been there many times and it used to be special and now the best part is the view. The service is friendly enough but after your order is taken it is very hard to get service. Someone else delivers the food and that's it - no one ever checks to see if you need anything and you can't find anyone to flag down! This has happened the last 3 or 4 times we've been there. There is a long, long wait after eating and having someone come but at least then we could order coffee (never asks if you want a refill). And the food...$26 for a shrimp/crab louie which was unfortunately pretty bland - tasteless crab - but the dressing did have a kick to it. All in all, a so-so time in a very, very busy restaurant that could so much better - make the locals want to come back even.

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5.0Dined 2 days ago

We enjoyed our first time at Coasterra. Great service and food! Plus the amazing views of the Bay. We highly recommend it.

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5.0Dined 3 days ago

Amazing food, service and views. Will be back! Very knowledgeable staff, wonderful ambience that is perfect for any occasion. I highly recommend it!

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5.0Dined 4 days ago

Excellent, great food everybody was so friendly

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4.0Dined 5 days ago

Large portion sizes, beautiful views of the city skyline, good selection of vegetarian and gluten-free options. Service was good, not great. Hostess was a bit snippy. Delicious Chile relleno and leek/corn soup. Guacamole is overpriced, but it is cool to watch it prepared tableside.

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

Great restaurant. I strongly recommend.

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

Awesome spot! This is our new place for special occasions. California vibe all the way!

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

We were blown away by such a great evening. We look forwad to our next trip so we can go there again.

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

Great way to spend a summer evening. The view is amazing and it was nice to see Deborah Scott mingling with diners.

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

The Puerto Nuevo Maine lobster was amazing! Best I ever had!

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3.0Dined 7 days ago

There was no parking. Also, I thought the food was overpriced for the environment. It wasn’t a high end restaurant (not really that nice ambviance) but was priced like one. Only thing going was the view, but much of it is kind of blocked by the overcrowded amount of tables.

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5.0Dined 7 days ago

We will definitely go back here. really nice people accommodated our request to sit outside, friendly waiter, excellent food and drinks. Great!

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3.0Dined on August 11, 2018

Service started out great, but once changeover took place service was long, and hard to find. First time having dinner, will not return for dinner again but definitely lunch

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1.0Dined on August 10, 2018

I eat at Coasterra for the outdoor experience. Despite having a reservation, I found my choices were an indoor table or a 45 minute wait minimum. Food quality was disappointing, too, on one of the 2 entrees. Service was excellent though.

Could not check "Great for outdoor dining" box above, although I used to.

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5.0Dined on August 9, 2018

Great ocean view and a surprisingly classy Mexican menu that was well worth it!

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4.0Dined on August 9, 2018

Due to a scheduling change we arrived about an hour early. Staff happily found seating for us. There was no sense of us causing an inconvenience, as is common at other properties (e.g., The Prado when 15 minutes early--rude). All three entrées were very good, however only two of the three plates were above room temperature. Amusingly, the expediters warned all plates were very hot.

The service was exceptional; attentive, friendly, professional, and insightful. The server had excellent knowledge of all menu items and was able to provide a dessert not on the menu.

I've noticed managers no longer come by tables to see if everything is fine—a little concerning.

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5.0Dined on August 9, 2018

Dinner with 10 business colleagues. Great view and our server was delightful. Nice menu and everyone enjoyed their food and drinks.

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4.0Dined on August 9, 2018

I love the food here and the views. The wait staff is always friendly and helpful. The only drawback is that it is very noisy, even on the patio.

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4.0Dined on August 9, 2018

The menu was a little limited.

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2.0Dined on August 8, 2018

The service and the coconut margaritas were outstanding along with the setting, we were there two times last week and the food was so disappointing.

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5.0Dined on August 7, 2018

“Lived up to the billing!” My wife and I celebrated our 19th Wedding Anniversary and the staff went above and beyond our expectation. They accommodated our change in reservation and gave us wonderful seats. We were 100% satisfied with our visit and will RECOMMEND to our friends and family.

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3.0Dined on August 7, 2018

The food was good but it took too long and it’s a large restaurant with too much noise and too many tourists. The view is spectacular but I don’t think I would come back. For a large group and people who have never come to San Diego this may me a great place. Yet for an anniversary or date night where you want to talk this is not the place.

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5.0Dined on August 6, 2018

A beautiful restaurant, with fine food. A lovely way to spend a sunny afternoon.

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2.0Dined on August 6, 2018

The food is not of great quality.
Not worth the cost...but the venue is very nice

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5.0Dined on August 6, 2018

The food and drinks were great! Our server, Chelsea, did an amazing job and was so helpful. Plus, the views were incredible. My husband and I had a great time celebrating his birthday.!

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5.0Dined on August 5, 2018

The aguachile and the coconut shrimp tacos were so light and tasty. It was my first time having non fried coconut shrimp.

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4.0Dined on August 5, 2018

Great view, good food, but very slow service. Was expensive for what we got.

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5.0Dined on August 5, 2018

Came for gluten free options. Food was amazing (I have Celiac, and they were very accommodating.) Drinks were great. Patio seating is very nice.

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4.0Dined on August 5, 2018

We have dined here several times and we are always pleased with the food and the service. The seafood stew was superb as was the lobster flauta. The churros are excellent - fresh, hot and crunchy served with a chocolate sauce and a caramel sauce. The outside tables are worth the wait because the views of the harbor are terrific.

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3.0Dined on August 5, 2018

Great view. Sub-par food, especially for the price. Try somewhere else.

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5.0Dined on August 4, 2018

Always a fun time at Coasterra. Delicious food with amazing views.

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5.0Dined on August 4, 2018

I love the ambiance and their food. the bay view is amazing! we were there for happy hour, and i really enjoy it all

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5.0Dined on August 3, 2018

We had a wonderful evening and a spectacular view. The entire staff was attentive and friendly. Don't miss it if you are in the area.

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4.0Dined on August 3, 2018

My plate was the shrimp salad. The shrimp were delicious and the dressing but I was very disappointed to receive just a whole lettuce cut in quarters for the salad. I expected a mixed green salad at least. Who eats a whole lettuce? - it felt cheap and a lack of effort - I expected more. My friends meals were well received.

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5.0Dined on August 2, 2018

Fantastic view. Superb service. Great food. Large portions. A must go to place. Nice.

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2.0Dined on August 2, 2018

Menu was a little too weird. Hard to order from menu.

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5.0Dined on August 1, 2018

Wonderful and so yummy. Just perfect! Thank you!

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3.0Dined on July 31, 2018

We were not happy with management. They charged us $32 for a double

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3.0Dined on July 30, 2018

I was surprised at the change in menu options. My favorites were gone and the waiter said they won’t make those items now. It was terribly loud which also wasn’t what I expected. I’ve dined here many times and take all out of town guests here because I have loved this restaurant. But I will think twice next time, which is sad.

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5.0Dined on July 30, 2018

The view is fantastic. You can see the city skyline, the waves wash up beside you, pelicans diving and the boats coming in and out. The service and food are so good that we have decided this is our new go-to place for out of towners instead of the "other place" we book months in advance and now realize is over rated. Chelsea provided excellent service. Back soon!

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