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La Costanera

2266 reviews
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$31 to $50
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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 Montara, overlooks the Pacific, just a short, beautiful drive from San Francisco (21 miles). The space is grand, with floor to ceiling windows, three stories, and 10,000 square feet of oceanfront space, beach views and sea breeze every dinner is garanteed an ocean view.

We also 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...
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Peruvian, Latin / Spanish
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Hours of operation
Dinner: Tuesday - Thursday; Sunday : 5:00pm to 9:00pm.
Friday and Saturday: 5:00pm to 10:00pm
Bar and Lounge opens at 5:00pm
Bar and Lounge Happy Hour: Tuesday (all day); Wednesday - Friday (5:00 to 7:00)
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Phone number
(650) 728-1600
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Payment options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Executive chef
Carlos Altamirano
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Private party facilities
Our staff a 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 Altamiran and represent contemporary Peruvian flavors.
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Private party contact
Eric: (877) 293-5254
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Please contact Eric Canupp for more details.
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Parking details
We offer 55 Free Parking Spaces.
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Special events & promotions
Please contact Eric Canupp for more details.
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Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Corkage Fee, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 2266 People Are Saying
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93% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Jerry (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined 3 hours ago

The food, as usual, was wonderful! Had (as usual) a seafood paella. A bit disappointed that they are no longer incorporating squid ink into the rice, but - that aside- the meal was up to its usual great standards!

OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined a day ago

Great experience

OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined 3 days ago

We celebrated our third anniversary with a trip to Half Moon Bay. I wanted to find just the right place for a special meal and La Costanera delivered. The view was spectacular, the service warm and attentive but not hovering, and the food, culinary art. La Costanera was offering a prixe fix menu that evening with several choices for the first two courses, a amuse to start, cava, and a trio of desserts. I had cebiche and osso bucho. My husband had lamb. The meat was so tender and flavorful. Everything was wonderfully seasoned and beautifully presented. (We took pictures of each course.)

Skimoose (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined 4 days ago

Have eaten here several times, and always delicious! Beautiful views with the sunset.

OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined 4 days ago

Great food and service. Seating not comfortable. Chairs uncomfortable, lighting too bright. Felt cramped.

5.0  Dined 4 days ago

We truly enjoy coming here. The food is wonderful and reminds us of our visits to Peru. The Pisco Sour is tasty and fun. Get there early enough to enjoy a cocktail while watching the sunset over the ocean - the view is spectacular!

OpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined on February 11, 2018

Dinner was fantastic. The food, the service, the atmosphere - everything was great. Our waiter was very attentive. The food was delicious - it was not easy to pick a favorite. I will definitely be coming back.

OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on February 11, 2018

Great birthday dinner!

vipOpenTable Diner (Sacramento)
4.0  Dined on February 11, 2018

This was my second time at La Costanara. The food was very good with, for me, the right level of heat. However, our reservation was for 6:15 and it was almost 7:00 before we were seated. The staff was apologetic and gave us champagne to sip while we waited. We were there with some friends and because I made the reservations, illogically, I felt responsible for them having to wait. Jerry Seinfeld's episode about the purpose of a reservation kept popping into my mind throughout the wait.

The staffs' reason for our wait was that nobody was leaving as they should. I could buy that for a couple of tables, but literally only one couple left the first 40 minutes we waited. Obviously, the entire restaurant full of guests did not decide to sit extra long over dessert and coffee -- they planned poorly that evening.

Bottom line, the food is very good, worth the drive but don't expect to be seated on time.

3.0  Dined on February 11, 2018

I love the location and amazing views. Unfortunately the food fell a bit short of our expectations. I will give it another chance in the future but at this point I would highly recommend it for a drink but not a meal.

OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

Great for first date.

OpenTable Diner (Jackson Hole)
4.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

The food was extremely creative, fun and delicious. There were small plates to try out for the table in addition to entrees. The cookies are so yummy! There are 'hard surfaces' all around so the noise level is a bit high. But good if you like a high energy place. Recommend!

5.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

Wonderful Peruvian food. Pleasant, informed, unhurried service. Gorgeous view.

Kaveri (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on February 5, 2018

Wonderful food, beautiful setting, responsive staff.

vipTLayman (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined on February 4, 2018

Excellent food, good choices, grilled octopus was a little chewy this time, yucca balls are the bomb!