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La Costanera, Half Moon Bay, CA

La Costanera

4.5
4.5
3374 Reviews
$31 to $50
Peruvian
Experience the culinary richness of Peru at La Costanera, a modern Peruvian fusion restaurant opened its doors October 2, 2009. The scenic California coast in Half Moon Bay, overlooks the Pillar Point Harbor with sweeping views of the beach and ocean. Just a short, beautiful drive from San Francisco (25 miles). The space is grand, with 180 degree windows, two stories, and a large outdoor terrace.


We offer a full bar, domestic and imported Peruvian beers and a hand selected wine list. Come try our Pisco Sour – a classic Peruvian cocktail – and experience all that La Costanera has to offer...

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 39 times today

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  • Order online

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Peruvian, Latin / Spanish

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Thu–Sun 11:00 am–3:00 pm Dinner Tue–Sun 4:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (650) 728-1600

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Owned/operated by

    Asian and Pacific Islander, Latinx or Hispanic, Women

  • Executive chef

    Carlos Altamirano

  • Catering

    Please contact Yuri Chauca at (650) 728-1600 for more details.

  • Private party facilities

    Our staff at La Costanera will work with you to coordinate all of the important details for your private event and will make sure that you and your guests enjoy the celebration of a lifetime. Our menus are designed by Executive Chef-Owner Carlos Altamirano and represent contemporary Peruvian flavors.

  • Private party contact

    our Private Event Coordinator : (877) 293-5254

  • Neighborhood

    Half Moon Bay

  • Cross street

    Pillar point harbor Blvd

  • Parking details

    Public Lot

  • Entertainment

    New Events Coming Soon.... Please Check Back

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 3,374 people are saying

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Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.4Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.1Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Peninsula

    Scenic View

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  1. XF

    XimenaF

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Not our first time here and definitely not our last! The food is always amazing, as are the drinks. The staff is impeccable and very friendly. This visit Karen helped us out and she was fabulous :) can’t recommend this place enough!
  2. D

    Dano

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I previously enjoyed Peruvian prepared food as I worked in Chili, Peru and Argentina over a period of 20 plus years. The flavors are the key and they nailed it. The Pisco Sours bring back many memories. I dined with my beautiful wife of 56 years and we enjoyed ourselves immensely. The restaurant staff is marvelous with welcoming you and just making you feel so comfortable. Look forward to a return soon.
  3. MO

    MichaelaO

    San Francisco

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My team from Google attended on 9/22/22 and we had a wonderful experience! The food was incredible and filling. The specialty cocktails were amazing, as well! Very kind hostess and waiters.
  4. EK

    ErnestK

    San Francisco

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The menu is a wonderful mix of appetizers and main entrees. All beautifully prepared. The bar and views are fun and expansive. Service is extraordinary.
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We dined on the outdoor patio, it was warm and well protected from the evening breeze. The food was outstanding and the service was excellent. This is one of our favorite restaurants.
  6. DL

    DaleL

    San Francisco

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding. Can’t wait to go back.
  7. M

    Montana

    San Francisco

    1 review

    vip
    1.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall1food2service1ambience2
    No water until we asked. Happy Anniversary card had someone else’s name on it. Salty food. Over priced. No anniversary small dessert or anything. Seated next to a loud couple that started talking to 2 other folks that stood right over our table. Not the kind of space I requested in our reservation for our anniversary. We got out of there as quickly as we could. The La Costanera in Montara is sorely missed
  8. GA

    GilbertA

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We came for our anniversary and they went out of their way to make it memorable. The live music for Sunday during lunch was great as well.
  9. S

    Stuart

    New England

    54 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    54 reviews

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    If I’d known there’d be a wedding there yesterday evening, we wouldn’t have gone as it was REALLY noisy. That said, the food was great and the staff was really nice.
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    Experience was better the first time, the food was ok though not exceptional this time. The burger was so peppery it was almost difficult to eat.
  11. LB

    LarryBinNC

    Raleigh

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    THis was our first venture in Peruvian cuisine. It was great! Fantastic food fantastic flavors. We are visiting from VA and our friend/dog sitter is from Peru. She browsed the menu and recommended several things… spot-on. Staff were great. Definitely would go again.
  12. CG

    CarolynG

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 14, 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience3
    The quality of the food is much lower than the original location in Montara. We had much better Peruvian food last week at the restaurant in Pacifica. The staff were exceptional however.
  13. S

    Somjit

    San Francisco

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food and service were spectacular. The paella is out of the world. The huge openness of the inside complements the dining experience. Overall, costly but a nice experience.
  14. MW

    MichaelW

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We were celebrating our daughter’s birthday. From the moment we arrived the staff was welcoming and attentive. They made our experience special!
  15. ES

    ErikoS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    All good. Needed to wait but it’s not too long. Complimentary appetizer dip was different and less than before but it’s alright.
  16. LY

    LauraY

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great Service. We arrived 45 minutes prior to our reservation and the hostess was gracious enough to seat us at a view table. The service was absolutely excellent, the staff is so efficient and humble. Delicious fresh food.
  17. SE

    SierraE

    Sacramento

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    Really nice ambiance, service was great, but food didn’t wow me. Don’t get me wrong, the food was really good but not OMG I’ll be dreaming about that bite great. I would still recommend it for anyone in the area! Previous reviews complained about the price… I think it’s important to remember that you’re in an expensive area… hopefully their prices mean they are trying their best to pay their employees a livable wage.
  18. KN

    KennethN

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 8, 2022

    overall2food2service4ambience5
    We have dined there twice several years ago at the old address and were looking forward to a fine dinner. Sadly while nothing was bad, except for a shockingly horrible tamarind margarita, nothing was very memorable either. New chef, new bartenders worse dining. Ah well, things change. I spent a year perfecting a tamarind margarita after being introduced to them about a decade or so ago and would be happy to give you my recipe. Had I had the one I had last night a decade ago, I would never have even bothered to work on my own. E gad, it was awful. So, goodbye. It was nice dining once, even Michelin rated but those days are long, long gone. Our waitress was very nice though. Kudos to her.
  19. n

    nancys

    Portland

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on September 7, 2022

    overall5food5service3ambience5
    Food is excellent service is nice but spotty, like everyone they need more staff
  20. RH

    RaymondH

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was an excellent dinner and the service was very much improved. I expect to return frequently and soon.
  21. EH

    EricH

    San Francisco

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 5, 2022

    overall3food5service3ambience3
    To be fair, it was a busy weekend, but the restaurant was not very clean. Reception desk was covered with menus and papers. We had to have bread plates replaced because there was food still stuck on the plate. Chips and drink stirs were on the floor at our table and the table felt stickly. I had to wipe my seat off of crumbs. Food was very good, but the platting was not very well done (fries in our calamari, drips on side of plate when served, few of the clams were not opened). Because I had been to the prior location, I'll go again, but had this been my first time with La Costanera, I probably would not return.
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Phoenix

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food with tremendous views
  23. MS

    MonicaS

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall3food3service1ambience2
    Our waiter was a sourness, it made our visit so uncomfortable, that 3/4 of the way I had to ask to change the server! No smile, had to repeat the order several times. Even when I asked to change the server! What a disagreeable fellow! This restaurant isn't cheap either, the staff should be outstanding! After the switch we got Karen, she was lovely!! The ceviche was good, the Levanta Muertos soup, was so so. The dessert, was delicious!
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Been wanting to come here and was not disappointed! Everything was good, every dish was a hit out of the park!
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Loved it! Will Come back again.
  26. SH

    SchmidtHMB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We love it!! It’s our family favorite restaurant in Half Moon Bay and food is scrumptious!
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Sacramento

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was a wonderful experience - from the front desk staff to the waiter and host. Everyone was very friendly. The food was exquisite plus excellent service complimented a perfect evening.
  28. BP

    BethP

    San Francisco

    7 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on September 1, 2022

    overall3food2service3ambience4
    good service.
  29. M

    Maria

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I was there with a friend TJ celebrate my bday. Our waiter, Olivia, was attentive, accommodating, and made good recommendations. The scallop was perfectly cooked. The ceviche combo was delicious. The yucca fries was crispy and tasty. All the food was yummy! I had a truly nice dinner. Thank you!
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Excellent food and service. Pleasant quiet patio seating. Waiter Francesco was superb!
  31. GP

    GaetanoP

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 31, 2022

    overall3food2service2ambience4
    A little disappointed overall. The attention level was very low.
  32. JS

    JeaniS

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    If I could dine here every week, I would! Great experience every time!
  33. JD

    JamesD

    San Francisco

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on August 28, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Food is always good. Exceptional service
  34. ET

    ElenaT

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    What a class venue. I can say no more!! It has class, It has superb service. It has great food and drinks!!
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 24, 2022

    overall3food5service2ambience4
    Family vacation

    La CostaneraResponded on August 26, 2022Hello, We’re sorry to hear that your experience was not an amazing one. We’d like the opportunity to learn more about what happened and how we can improve. Would you please consider reaching out to us at info@lacostanerarestaurant.co? We would love to make things right. - La Costanera Team

  36. SR

    SaraR

    San Francisco

    27 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on August 24, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Hostess and waitress were outstanding. Panicotta is superb.

    La CostaneraResponded on August 26, 2022Hi Sara, Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review - it's very appreciated! At La Costanera, we continuously work to create good experiences for our customers and your feedback makes it all worth it. We look forward to serving you in the future! - La Costanera Team

  37. B

    Bart

    San Francisco

    21 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on August 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic way to spend our anniversary. The ceviches were the best we’ve ever had. Beware of the Pisco Sours - they will sneak up on you - the traditional was the best. Service was stellar and don’t forget dessert. The Suspiro was a great way to end the meal.
  38. ML

    MarthaL

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great restaurant, excellent staff ans fun bartenders. Upstairs view is nice and outside seating comfortable.

    La CostaneraResponded on August 26, 2022Hi Martha, On behalf of the La Costanera team, thank you for the awesome review! Our team works very hard to create good experiences for our customers and we’re happy to hear that we hit the mark. Customers like you make it all worth it. We’ll be happy to serve you again! - La Costanera Team

  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Tahoe

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 21, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience3
    We didn't get to the upstairs like we asked for . We had to wait to get it . I told them it was my friends birthday two times before we arrived . They said they had no record of it . I was very disappointed in the whole experiance .
  40. s

    sfchickadee

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Excellent Peruvian food. Great for a small party, reception or dinner out with friends. Not many vegetarian options, but sufficient. Supreme if you are an omnivore:)

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • 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
    • Staff temperature check required

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from La Costanera using the Order Online button. La Costanera also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (650) 728-1600.

La Costanera is rated 4.5 stars by 3374 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 39 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online
Google Map for La Costanera

260 Capistrano Road, Half Moon Bay, CA 94019

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Pillar point harbor Blvd

  • Neighborhood

    Half Moon Bay

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Thu–Sun 11:00 am–3:00 pm Dinner Tue–Sun 4:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Peruvian, Latin / Spanish

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Parking details

    Public Lot

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Owned/operated by

    Asian and Pacific Islander, Latinx or Hispanic, Women

  • Executive chef

    Carlos Altamirano

  • Entertainment

    New Events Coming Soon.... Please Check Back

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (650) 728-1600

  • Catering

    Please contact Yuri Chauca at (650) 728-1600 for more details.

  • Private party facilities

    Our staff at La Costanera will work with you to coordinate all of the important details for your private event and will make sure that you and your guests enjoy the celebration of a lifetime. Our menus are designed by Executive Chef-Owner Carlos Altamirano and represent contemporary Peruvian flavors.

  • Private party contact

    our Private Event Coordinator : (877) 293-5254

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