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About Costanera Restaurant

Costanera, Montclair's celebrated restaurant, offers authentic and bold Peruvian Cuisine in a warm, casual atmosphere. The restaurant's owner and executive chef, Juan Andres Placencia, creates dishes with only the freshest, high-quality ingredients prepared with refined, elevated cooking techniques. Located in the heart of Montclair, Costanera is open for lunch and dinner six days a week.

511 Bloomfield Avenue
Montclair, NJ 07042
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Peruvian, South American, Seafood

Hours of Operation:
HOURS OF OPERATION

All Inclusive Lunch Hours
Wednesday - Monday: 12:00PM - 3:30PM

Dinner (Served all Day):
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday: 3:30PM - 10:00PM
Friday & Saturday: 3:30PM - 10:30PM

CLOSED TUESDAY

Cross Street:
Park Street

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(973) 337-8289

Website:
http://www.costaneranj.com/

Catering:
Costanera Restaurant offers on and off premise catering. Please contact Giovanni Olivera or Juan Placencia at the restaurant directly for further information.

Parking Details:
A three story parking deck is conveniently located behind our restaurant. Enter on Park Street or North Fullerton Avenue.

Public Transit:
NJ Transit Train

Walnut Street Station on the Montclair-Boonton line.

From station walk north on Walnut Street to N. Fullerton Ave.

Turn left on N. Fullerton Ave. and walk to Bloomfield Ave.

Make a right turn on Bloomfield Ave., and end on 511 Bloomfield Ave.

Executive Chef:
Juan Andres Placencia

Additional:
BYO Liquor, BYO Wine, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
We offer special event prix-fixe menus for large groups. Call the restaurants or email us at costanera511@gmail.com. Include proposed date, time and group size.

Costanera Restaurant Ratings and Reviews

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3
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4.3

Overall Rating

based on all time ratingsThis restaurant has not received enough recent ratings to display a current ratings snapshot
food

4.4

service

4.3

ambience

3.9

value

4.3

Noise

Moderate

96% would recommend it to a friend

Fit for Foodies (867)
Neighborhood Gem (805)
Special Occasion (290)
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Romantic (281)
Good for Groups (271)
Great for Lunch (137)
Hot Spot (129)
Kid-friendly (68)
Late-night Find (56)
Authentic (41)
Good for a Date (36)
Casual (36)
Great for Brunch (30)
Creative Cuisine (24)
Comfort Food (19)
Worth the Drive (19)
Fun (18)
Cozy (16)
Good for Birthdays (15)
Pre/post Theatre (13)
Great for Outdoor Dining (12)
Spicy (12)
Quiet Conversation (11)
Outstanding Value (9)
Good for Anniversaries (8)
Healthy (8)
Business Meals (7)
Notable Wine List (6)
Sunday Lunch (6)
Tapas (6)
Good Vegetarian Options (6)
Local Ingredients (3)
People Watching (3)
Disabled Access (2)
Gluten Free Options (2)
Quick Bite (2)
Tasting Menu (2)
Vegan (2)
Vibrant Bar Scene (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Organic (1)
Scenic View (1)
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 (New York Area)·Dined on May 19, 2017

Consistently good food. Friendly staff. BYOB definitely helps.

Tags: Good for a Date, Fun, Good for Groups
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 (Atlantic City)·Dined on May 12, 2017

Yummy food, good lighting, byob. The crab cake app was delicious as was the octopus salad. The steak is always good.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Romantic, Spicy, Fun
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 (New York Area)·Dined on May 11, 2017

The food was good, but the atmosphere was a little lacking.

Tags: Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Tapas, Creative Cuisine
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food4
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 (New York Area)·Dined on May 5, 2017

We always love coming here. We used OpenTable to get a reservation because on Fridays it can be very crowded. I really appreciate the hostess who at first was going to seat a couple who had no reservation in front of us. When she realized that we had a reservation and gave us the better choice of a table. Service is great, octopus salad is excellent as is grilled steak!!!

Tags: Fun, Disabled Access, Good for a Date
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food4
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 (New York Area)·Dined on May 3, 2017

Delicious food, great service, well informed servers

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch, Casual
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food5
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on April 30, 2017

Fantastic!!!!!!

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Comfort Food, Neighborhood Gem, Casual, Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch, Hot Spot, Worth the Drive, Authentic, Healthy
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on April 29, 2017

1st time dining in Montclair and I lucked out finding this gem. Helps to be adventurous eaters and the menu did not disappoint. From authentic appetizers to hearty, comforting main courses including excellent vegetarian option. Topped off with innovative Peruvian dessert.

Tags: Casual, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Kid-friendly, Spicy, Fun, Authentic, Comfort Food, Good Vegetarian Options, Neighborhood Gem
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food5
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on April 28, 2017

We had a great dinner here on a Friday night. Seafood stew and short ribs were both excellent. Service was very good on a busy night.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Comfort Food, Neighborhood Gem
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food4
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 (New York Area)·Dined on April 21, 2017

So glad we finally dined at Costanera! The food, service and vibe were all great. Can't wait to return!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Great for Brunch, Spicy, Special Occasion, Authentic, Good Vegetarian Options, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Tapas, Comfort Food, Fun, Creative Cuisine
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 (New York Area)·Dined on April 21, 2017

We had a great experience. The waiter was friendly and attentive, food was very good, in particular, the octopus salad was amazing. We will definitely return.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on April 15, 2017

Costanera delivered yet again. Always a pleasant evening of delicious food and great service.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on April 8, 2017

Twas great!
Good was excellent.
I'm thinking of going again.

Tags: Spicy, Gluten Free Options, Good for a Date
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 (New York Area)·Dined on April 7, 2017

Food was delicious and the server was attentive and knowledgeable. Really had a phenomenal experience for dinner, great place to go.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on March 18, 2017

Great food but you have to constantly ask for water to be refilled. Never realized how much a full glass of water was worth.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on March 16, 2017

What an enjoyable meal. Probably the best ceviche that I have had in NJ and some of the freshest seafood around. I will be back.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on March 5, 2017

I Had a reservation at 6:45pm. The hostess took my name and didn't say anything back until I approach him 15min later asking for my table. He said he was waiting for one table to leave . I wait other 15 min the table left and he sat another couple and never apologize for the wait. Terrible service. I left.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on March 4, 2017

We love coming to Costanera for the delicious ceviche, lomo saltado, grilled octopus and the tacu tacu! Can't wait to come again!

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on March 3, 2017

The ceviche is always fresh & delicious! It has a nice ambience

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food4
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 25, 2017

My wife is VERY picky with regard to how her fish is cooked. The owner discussed it with her and assured her it would meet her desire or he would replace with any other dish. The fish was cooked perfectly. The grilled octopus special was outrageously delicious. Lovely time.

Tags: Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Cozy
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 (Atlantic City)·Dined on February 25, 2017

We met friends for dinner on Saturday night. We had reservations and we were promptly seated as soon as we arrived. Service was excellent and the food was great. We had steak, fish and lamb. Everything was cooked perfectly and it was very tasty. Portions are large and very reasonably priced. You can bring your own wine.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive, Casual
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 23, 2017

Good food and service. We've been here before and would go back anytime.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Outstanding Value, Quiet Conversation
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on February 20, 2017

A return visit on a typically-slow Monday night....Not such a slow night at Costanera--except for the service. A repeat circumstance since our last visit.... It's very frustrating because the food is really good. Shrimp soup, pollo alla brasa, Andino salad, ceviche....Great.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 19, 2017

This was definitely an experience, I plan on coming here again in the future.

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 (San Diego)·Dined on February 18, 2017

Quickly became our favorite MONTCLAIR restaurant, which is quite a statement. Helpful, patient, personal wait staff. Fantastic meal. Very nice venue. Fantastic place to meet with old friends. We'll be back!

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, People Watching, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 12, 2017

Birthday, but they forgot

Tags: Authentic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 4, 2017

This was our second visit.
Has quickly become a favorite
Highly recommend.

Tags: Authentic, Hot Spot, Great for Lunch, Good for a Date
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food5
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 3, 2017

Service was surprisingly slow getting to our table. They were busy and possibly a server or two short. The waiter we had was pleasant and knowledgeable when he arrived. The food speaks for itself here and was amazing as always.

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 (New England)·Dined on January 28, 2017

We are no strangers to Costanera having dined here at least a dozen times with friends and family. It never fails to deliver the freshest dishes in a creative blend of spices and ingredients. The portions are plentiful. We often get two appetizers (my favorite is the fish fritters) and one entree per two people. And of course, you can not pass up the dessert, especially the soaked vanilla cake. The service is wonderful and timely, and the decor is causal and regional looking. Worth trying!

Tags: Outstanding Value, Fun, Casual
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 28, 2017

Food was great, presentation and taste met my expectations. Service was fast and friendly. Highly recommend making reservations to ensure a table. BYOB!

Tags: Authentic, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Cozy, Pre/post Theatre, Casual
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 (Denver)·Dined on January 28, 2017

Octopus appetizer was delicious. We had seafood stew and paella like dish and enjoyed it immensely. We stayed for 3 hours and no one rushed it. Very enjoyable.

Tags: Worth the Drive
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 28, 2017

Absolutely amazing food. Anything and everything from the menu but the absolute must have for me is the octopus salad from the specials. Great steaks too. My kids are begging me to make this our "weekly family tradition" ;)

Tags: Worth the Drive, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 21, 2017

Dinner for 4 after seeing a movie right down the street at the Claridge Cinema. Cannot beat the location. Appetizers were large enough to share but I would not recommend the causas--too much mashed potatoes. I would recommend the fish fritters. We got the black angus rib eye which was delicious. The desserts are also great.

Tags: Casual, Late-night Find
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 20, 2017

Ah, where do I begin? The warm octopus salad that I always start with? The crisp, thick yuca fries? The falling off the bone Short Rib over potatoes? My husband and my friend loved the Mixed Seafood dish. The rich, dense flan? The delectable Tres Leches cake?

Friendly, beautiful tree bark rounds on the walls, cozy atmosphere, but not claustrophobic.

Just go. You will not regret it.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 15, 2017

Costanera Restaurant continues to be one of our all time favorites. Easily accessible in Montclair,NJ. It provides a comfortable vibe with Peruvian and Spanish cuisine inspired menu. Definitely try their Costanera Ceviche as an appetizer and if they are offering the Braised Short Rib special entree, don't pass it up. Staff is always helpful & friendly.

Tags: Romantic, Casual, Comfort Food, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Authentic, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Pre/post Theatre, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 15, 2017

This restaurant was chosen for a first date as it seemed to be cozy and not too loud. It was nice and quiet and waiter was responsive to our requests. I would go again

Tags: Good for a Date, Authentic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 14, 2017

In my top three favorite spots . never disappointed ,food always flavorful absolutely top notch

Tags: Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre, Fun
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 14, 2017

Food was tasty as always. Very well presented.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 13, 2017

Delicious food and great ambience. Already planning to go back again.

Tags: Authentic, Comfort Food
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 4, 2017

Love the food. Decent service. Always a good dining experience.

Tags: Authentic, Great for Lunch, Outstanding Value
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 30, 2016

The food was exceptional, especially the sauces and ceviche. The service was friendly and helpful, however we were never told there were specials and we sometimes had long waits between courses and for the bill. It was possibly because of some large groups that came in at about the same time.

We will definitely be back.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, People Watching, Worth the Drive, Comfort Food, Spicy, Business Meals, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Fun, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Authentic, Good Vegetarian Options, Fit for Foodies
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