Always a great experience
Views, food, and service great, but there were some hiccups due to a wedding party that reserved the bar/lounge area that evening.
Very loud when we were there because a wedding was going on so it was hard to hear. The food was ok, but nothing spectacular. Go for the view and expect to pay a premium for it.
As on previous visits, the food was very well conceived and prepared. Service was slow but considerate. What was unsupportable was that an exceptionally loud wedding party was being hosted on the lower level which was so persistently and overwhelmingly loud that even a shouted conversation was impossible. It is unforgivable that the restaurant would even attempt to function in this dual mode, nevermind without disclosing the conflict in advance to prospective patrons. There was no attempt to mitigate the matter and no offer of compensation. Our own modest festive occasion was ruined and I’m furious that the operation simply shrugged their shoulders with no effort to compensate in ANY way. I will not recommend this restaurant to anyone again and have no intention of returning.
The food was good. We loved about 1/2 the items we ordered, and liked the rest. My husband is Peruvian, so he has very high standards, and he liked it a bit less than I did. The portions are VERY small. The presentation was amazing though. The service was pretty good- took about 25 minutes to get the bill and pay, but the rest of the dinner was pretty quick. There happened to be a wedding that night so it was extremely loud, and their DJ keep shushing us, which was annoying and somewhat ruined the atmosphere for me. I rated the value at 3 stars because of the amount of food we got, but mostly not being able to easily enjoy a discussion because of the noise level. I would recommend it because the appetizers and dessert were fantastic, and its a beautiful place- the interior is well decorated and the view is amazing!
Wonderful! Food, Service, and Ambiance. Our server and busser were amazing!
The best place to eat and watch sunset
The ceviche was so fresh and yummy . Everything was good
La Parada in Walnut Creek is one of my favorite restaurants and when I realized that Chef Altamirano has a seafront restaurant 10 minutes from my parents' house that I never even realized existed, I was more than thrilled. The meal was spectacular, the view was seriously amazing. The only warning is that this is not a quick meal. It was a 2.5 hour ordeal - from entering to paying bill. The appetizers came really fast and then we waited about 1 hour before the actual meal arrived. After 45 minutes, I had to ask an employee if they had forgotten about us but luckily with the view, the wait really did not seem so unbearable. (Anywhere else I prob would have gone nuts.)
Location is the best, especially for watching the sunset! Atmosphere is fun. We really enjoyed the food and beer but they were expensive.
Great food. Service perfect.
Unreal view, delicious food, wonderful service...dont drive by, its the best stop we made our while trip.
We have gone to La Costanera many times and always enjoy the food. In the past, the service has been fine, but this last time the service was abysmal. Not clear whether this is a one-off event or they are desperately short of good wait staff.
Amazing place. Nothing beats the sunset view! The food was very good as well as drinks. Dessert was amazing. The sauces are splendid. Worth every penny.
We had a fabulous meal, sharing different dishes. Our service was excellent and there is a wonderful lively ambiance.
Great service and ambiance. Food is good but a bit pricey - specially if you have a couple of the Pisco sours which are good but very weak. Although it is a bit pricey I will come back for all the positives. Do recommend.
Birthday dinner. Very nice! 4 of us shared multiple small dishes which more than filled us up!
We had 12 for a birthday dinner and it was terrific. The service was excellent and every single guest raved about the food.
Loved almost everything about it, however, it was very loud.
A terrible reservation system. We had to wait 45 min for a table with an open table reservation. Staff seemed clueless.
View is awesome and that’s pretty much it. Service is awful, servers/hostesses are rude. It is unreasonably expensive given the food is not so good. Total rip off!
This was our 2nd time for dinner. we had the mussels for an appetizer and they are delicious! We had the fish stew again while very good this time it was much more sauce than fish like the last time. The fish paella was wonderful as well as the chocolate flourless dessert. My lemon drop was perfect. I will say that our reservation was at 5 when they open and there was already a line waiting. It was super windy & freezing! Please open the doors so we can wait inside until seating.
Discriminatory service & even though I had a reservation for a ocean side table , I was denied one while walkin whites were pleasently offered 4 such tables in front of us.
Overpriced drinks. Service was ok. Food was good.
Definitely not worth it. $230 for 2 adults, 2 kids, no alcohol. $40 steak was very tough.
I first heard about La Costanera when they got their Michelin star and since then I have been eager to go to Halfmoon Bay to eat there. Unfortunately, they lost their Michelin star and now they don't even merit a bib. The food is mediocre at best and flavorless. They try to mask poor quality with sauces. This definitely not a Michelin star restaurant and I understand why they lost their star.
Great food, great view, great dining experience!
This was a basic touristy restaurant. Service was not very attentive and the food was not very good.
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!
We have lived in the area for 5 years and this was our first time at la Costenera . Excellent service from Alex ! Great food ! We ordered several dishes and they were all amazing !
We have visited several times over the years and have never been disappointed. Wonderful Peruvian cuisine. Attentive but not obnoxious service. Reservations a must on busy nights. You will leave satisfied.
Food is spectacular, full of flavor in every bite. Everything that we ordered was delicious. Service is really attentive and friendly. It's a bit pricey, but good for special occasion. The only downside was a) the noise, b) the fact that they charged for garlic bread without letting us know and c) the dessert was not impressive at all (we had churros, it was very oily and not crunchy at all). But overall the experience was great, we'd would definitely come back.
Food was amazing and the service was excellent! Will definitely come back soon!
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.)
Have eaten here several times, and always delicious! Beautiful views with the sunset.
Great food and service. Seating not comfortable. Chairs uncomfortable, lighting too bright. Felt cramped.
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!
The location is excellent, right at the beach you can see the sunset during dinner. The food was very delicious, the service was great, this place is a gem. The view is one of the best I have ever seen, overall it puts many 5 star restaurants into shame in SF.
Tip for anyone: Make sure you got reservation!
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.