Coasterra

4.7
4251 Reviews
$30 and under
Seafood
Coasterra is San Diego’s premier bay front dining destination! We are an innovative and modern restaurant, lounge and floating event center, featuring Mexican cuisine.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 4251 people are saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.5
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4.6
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4.8
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4.3
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94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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PatB
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on December 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is our favorite San Diego restaurant. Every time we’ve come, it’s all been perfect! Can’t say one negative thing. We will be back when we can dine-in again.

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vipkaren
San Diego
10 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Coasterra has a beautiful patio. The service was excellent along with the food.

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RonC
San Diego
1 review
Dined on December 5, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Server was outstanding, the view is priceless. The food was good , not spectacular, priced fair.

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MattD
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Took my wife out for her birthday. Excellent location, right on the water. Service was exceptional and our waitress was spot on with her suggestions.

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vipYolo
San Diego
19 reviews
Dined on December 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and a fabulous view!

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AjayG
1 review
Dined on December 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Coasterra's the best restaurant in San Diego. No place else has the food, availability, and cost with that amazing view.

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CandanceB
1 review
Dined on December 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Gave us birthday desserts without us asking. may have noticed our gifts. Waiter took our picture and was very careful about getting a good shot without glare.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
9 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great dinner, food and service. Thank you Coasterra, you keep Coasterra-ing.

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KarenM
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Very Covid safe. Fabulous view. Delicious food with Happy Hour prices. Attentive waitstaff.

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GinaG
Orange County
18 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2020
Overall2food5service2ambience4

This could have been a 5star review however, the front Hostess failure to communicate significantly impacted our experience. Online 4:30p reservation made far in advance for a Monday early dinner.
This was followed with a confirmation call regarding request for seating by the water to watch the sunset (4:50p) , also noted in the online reservation, I also importantly advised this celebratory 65th bday dinner would need a nondairy desert, which was also included in the online reservation. We checked in early 4:07p to ensure desert specifics, recommended the sorbet and specific seating to which the hostess advised none available, we waited until almost 5p....and missed the sunset at 4:50p....seated at a table towards the back with a view of cement and another building. It wasn't until we requested to be moved that our server located a waterfront seat. Our servers and food were excellent. The hostess did not communicate the nondairy sorbet, what was received was the flan. Missing the sunset, having to move tables and the wrong birthday desert was such an overshadowing disappointment of what should have been a night to remember. There is a huge breakdown in the Hostess station being able to efficiently and appropriately do their job. If these young inexperienced employees understood that they represent Coasterra and what they do, or DON'T do, can have a positive or in our case, a NEGATIVE impact to our first experience at Coasterra, making it our last time dining experience.
I would rather review the food and our great server Abdo, but due to this negative experience want future guests to know if going here for a significant event, speak to Management and don't count on the Hostess staff to get it right.

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vipTonyY
San Francisco
13 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always love this place! The best views of San Diego! We always come back here when we are in town...

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2020
Overall4food2service3ambience5

Beautiful ambiance and breathtaking views , great drinks , food wasn’t that good

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MistyB
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

One of the best views of the downtown skyline. Good coastal Mexican food. Street corn was amazing. Attentive service. Perfect date night restaurant.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had thanksgiving dinner here. Their space is beautiful (it’s right on the harbor with city views), and the food was delicious! Our waiter was really friendly as well. All in all great experience and would definitely recommend and return one day.

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DavidV
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on November 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had the Thanksgivng fixed Menu. Food was really good & the view of downtown San Diego was amazing.

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JeanneEngstrom
1 review
Dined on November 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic meal, lovely setting, great job with the social distancing!

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MichaelH
1 review
Dined on November 26, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience5

very much recommend , dining here . You owe it tot yourself , to dine here.food,service and smiles were great. Best time out in quite some time, thankyou

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jcyl
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2020
Overall4food2service5ambience5

Service, ambiance and view amazing. The food really wasn't good. The entree wasn't hot. The meat was average. Gravy and mashed potatoes sucked. Who kills masked potatoes? Cocktails were clearly watered down.
I won't go there again.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2020
Overall4food3service3ambience5

Nice food. Asked for common things multiple times, and responsive delivery was 50-50. May I have more salsa. Never delivered. May I get some salt abd pepper, please. Never delivered. May I have another drink? (Obvious empty glass.) Why should I have to ask? Etc. Etc. Nice personalities, not impressive memories nor proactively providing service. Portions small. Quality good. View impressive.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Diego
8 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food here is amazing and the view is amazing! Highly recommend the NY steak and the calamari!

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
4 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2020
Overall4food3service3ambience5

The food is good, but not great for the price. We ordered the same thing we got last time, it cost the same only it came with less and they still charge a convenience fee for all food. Most of the service was good, they brought my wife’s dessert out for her birthday when I was in the bathroom with our son. Not the end of the world, but it should have been noticed. The view is amazing, I love it for that.

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Came for the incredible view but the food was also fantastic. Best meal of our whole trip

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Nika
San Diego
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such a great experience! The food was amazing and the staff was so AWESOME. Thank you for making me and my family feel so welcome. I can't wait to come back!

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MattH
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2020
Overall5food4service3ambience4

Great experience, Waiter took too long to take our main entree order. He made too many single trips in my opinion. Water order, appetizer, drinks, meal all separate trips.

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KathleenN
San Diego
8 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2020
Overall3food2service2ambience5

Soo cold. Not enough heat lamps. Our Dinner served yo other diners. We had to ppint out we had been waiting 45 min. Dinners were comped. FREEZING cold. It used yo be my favorite. Eont go again. Not an outside dining place during Covid in November. Menu changed. Not as many options as before. Very sad to ctoss this off my favorites list

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vipSandra
San Diego
26 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were at Coastaterra to celebrate our friend’s birthday. The spacing of tables was great and it was very apparent that the staff adheres to cleaning protocols, which Rey put us at ease. The ambiance is wonderful, such a beautiful setting. Our waiter was excellent and attentive. The food was outstanding and and excellent value!!! I love my quesadilla and the mussels and clams were wonderful! Great value fir the price!

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Diego
6 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great view, great food, easy parking. Best burger in San Diego. Was very surprised. Not a huge menu.

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FoodGentleman
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Coasterra in just a few words is refreshing, sophisticated, and al fresco dinning at its best.

The attentive and very friendly service staff deliver re imagined reworkings of classic Mexican dishes, and all served alongside stunning views of the sensational San Diego bay.

The prices in my opinion are fair, although some might disagree.

Coasterra is a destination for leisure so be sure to have a few drinks, order some great Mexican dishes, and take your time to enjoy all that this destination has to offer.

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CakSue
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Coasterra is a must for anyone looking for the ultimate San Diego experience. Spectacular views, delicious Mexican food, excellent cocktails and friendly service.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2020
Overall3food5service1ambience2

We have been to Coasterra many times before and the food continues to be good. My biggest complaint is the hostess staff and servers were very rude. We ordered oysters and the server basically threw the plate on the table and didn’t even describe the different types or sauces. Hostess staff has a big attitude; we asked for a table that was clearly unoccupied and were told it was reserved for someone else although all indications that reserved seating was not available. Go figure. All of this on top of a 4% surcharge which I don’t have a problem with if the service and staff are polite and accommodating. Probably won’t be back for awhile.

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EmilyM
San Diego
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We live downtown and this was our first time there. Mad they we have never been. Most amazing view, amazing food and amazing service. Can’t wait to come back!!!

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vipAnne2215
San Diego
17 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience5

This is the only time I’ve gone when I was satisfied with my entrée. I have been into all of Deborah Scott’s restaurants many times. This time I ordered the enchiladas and when they came out I could tell they were just barely warm so I kept moving my fork to the center of it and it was still fairly warm. I am pretty sure next time will be better. I did tell the waitress and apparently she did tell the kitchen

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vipAurora
San Diego
9 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2020
Overall3food5service5ambience1

When we arrived for our reservation at 2:15 pm we were concerned to see a large group of about 16. As their meal progressed they started shouting, cheering and even walking taking pics without masks. Food and service were great but we grew uncomfortable and decided to ask for our lunch to be boxed up and left. Maybe this was not typical but not sure we would try Costerra again while Covid is still a concern. Other than that it was beautiful and delicious.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic Food, Wonderful view, outstanding service.

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vipGreenLifeMike
San Diego
26 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love this restaurant and had another great experience there this week . Our server Chelsea was friendly, knowledgeable, and attentive. The food was outstanding. I love how the menu gets changed up every season. The carnitas were delicioso! They have the most unusual Margarita on the menu and it's my favorite in San Diego, called What the Fig?! Try it out

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YvonneO
San Diego
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service from David( he is from Colombia) super polite and professional! Great service
Thanks!!

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ElizabethB
San Diego
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful view
Good food
Amazing wait staff
Perfectly made drinks

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and the service was excellent.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Beautiful view, amazing food and great service. What more can you ask for a date night.

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BrianC
Louisville
2 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

10/10 no other description needed

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Coasterra is rated 4.7 stars by 4251 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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