La Costanera

4.5
2423 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Peruvian
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  • Scenic View
  • Waterfront
  • Good for a Date
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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Cuisines
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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Catering
Please contact Eric Canupp for more details.
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Neighborhood
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Parking details
We offer 55 Free Parking Spaces.
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Entertainment
New Events Coming Soon.... Please Check Back
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Special events & promotions
Please contact Eric Canupp for more details.
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Gift Card
Additional
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 2423 People Are Saying
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food
4.3
service
4.4
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4.0
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91% of people would recommend it to a friend
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4.0Dined 4 days ago

We've enjoyed our meals at La Costanera over the years. For the first time ever my meal was a little bland. Must've been an oversight in the kitchen. The Pisco Sours continue to please!

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3.0Dined 4 days ago

The ambiance was great but our server was very impatient, we felt rushed to place our order, then missed couple orders.

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4.0Dined 6 days ago

Food delicious. Service attentive. Noise level, ridiculousl

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1.0Dined 6 days ago

Loud wedding event going on downstairs. My bill was charged an extra $100. Out of a couple items on the menu. We had to wait to be seated even though we had a reservation.

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3.0Dined on August 12, 2018

Get a Pisco Sour. Adobo Pork was fantastic. Grab a sunset dinner.

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5.0Dined on August 10, 2018

The swordfish was absolutely the most flavorful my wife and I every experienced. And the purple chips and salsa were an amazing appetizer.

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4.0Dined on August 10, 2018

The portions were larger than the previous ones we experienced. That was great! 😉

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5.0Dined on August 10, 2018

The food was great, our waiter's name was Alex and he was excellent, friendly, outgoing, big smile on his face. Also fantastic eye candy out the window, with the surfers walking by.

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5.0Dined on August 10, 2018

Weʻve been here a few times before. The food has always been fantastic. They take dining to new heights with their Peruvian food which absolutely delicious, imaginative, and unforgettable. Great service. Wish the wines were more moderately priced.

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4.0Dined on August 9, 2018

Excellent location and ambiance, authentic Peruvian food,friendly staff. definitely one of my favorites restaurants

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4.0Dined on August 6, 2018

It is very loud, but the view is great and the food is fine.

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3.0Dined on August 6, 2018

Beautiful location, but certainly no longer the innovative food experience of 4-5 years ago. Now a nice setting with average food. Ceviche was too sweet. Tuna pretty good & cooked well. Paella fresh but not as flavorful as it should be.

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5.0Dined on August 5, 2018

La Costanera was wonderful! We went to Peru on our honeymoon, so we decided to try La Costanera for our first wedding anniversary, and we had such a great time! The food is amazing, the service was excellent, and the atmosphere is beautiful and fun--the views from the dining room are spectacular. My one critique is that they pack in a lot of tables for dinner. My husband and I agreed that if they removed one table per row it would have been more comfortable for guests / created a better atmosphere. But it's really a super small critique--this place is amazing!! Highly recommend!!

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3.0Dined on August 4, 2018

We have been visiting this restaurant over the last few years and have seen the quality of food and service go down. The food is still good but main courses are served in small quantities. It's tough to get the attention of waiters and we had to ask for cutlery.

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5.0Dined on August 4, 2018

The amazing view of the ocean and the decor makes this experience perfect, and the food does not take away from that perfection! Enjoyed our fish of the day dish and wine. Highly recommended for a romantic date!

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4.0Dined on August 4, 2018

Loved food, wine, service & atmosphere. The big minus was the dirty table. All dishes, glasses etc. Including my sleeves stuck to the table. So yucky

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4.0Dined on August 4, 2018

Food was very good with no surprises...the waiter was able to recommend and assist. Spot on at that. Service is really good when you consider the layout and the variables brought on by the menu and kitchen. Even back to the days of the Chart House parking is ridiculous because surfers and beach "people" park there and don't leave resulting in frustrated patrons for the restaurant. Bad way to start a meal!

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4.0Dined on August 2, 2018

We were charged 6 dollars for a piece of bread that would probably cost them one dime. Not a good value place. Food was ok , but not worth the money we paid. The owner is too greedy.

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5.0Dined on August 2, 2018

Great spot! Best Peruvian food around! Great wine list. Special place indeed.

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5.0Dined on August 2, 2018

Absolutely fabulous - the chef keeps getting better beyond what I thought possible. Imaginative, delicious combinations for seafood.

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3.0Dined on July 30, 2018

Very noisy even if it was not full.
Nice view on the beach and surfers.
Waitress was not very proactive (didn't offer drinks while eating )
Food was very good.
However expensive

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4.0Dined on July 30, 2018

Wir hatte sehr schönes Ceviche und leckeren Schwertfisch - der Sevice war schnell und aufmerksam

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5.0Dined on July 30, 2018

Great location. Scenic view of the ocean.
Very special, authentic food. Colorful and great

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5.0Dined on July 30, 2018

So glad we planned ahead and made reservations while visiting the area. This beachfront restaurant serves delicious Peruvian meals in a vibrant setting.

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5.0Dined on July 30, 2018

Food and service was great. Parking is the only problem.

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5.0Dined on July 29, 2018

Great food, nice view and service , hard to get a reservation

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5.0Dined on July 29, 2018

One of the top 5 restaurants I have visited in my entire life! Amazing!

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4.0Dined on July 29, 2018

This was our second time there. After the first, we vowed to go back - the food was really good. This time, while the soup and mac/cheese/lobster dish were excellent, both my wife's seafood and rice dish and my pork shoulder were exceptionally salty. The au gratin potatoes with my meal were delicious. Just the two main courses had the salt issue. We may go back and see what the two out of three average is.

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5.0Dined on July 28, 2018

Wonderful evening! Food was special. View had lots of interesting activity to watch.

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5.0Dined on July 27, 2018

Excellent experience, we will certainly be back to try the rest of the menu.

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5.0Dined on July 25, 2018

Loved it. Made a reservation, had a great table with a gorgeous view. The food was delicious and our server attentive. Can't wait to go again! Thank you!

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1.0Dined on July 22, 2018

The arrogant (borderline rude) attitude of the hostess, ignoring of table reservation, hot room temperature (no fans, no A/C), high noise level, extremely tight furniture layout and the wobbling table made us feel like we’re in a mass processing facility, and not at a special place to celebrate a birthday. There was no welcoming feel at all. Fast turn around of tables felt priority #1. Very disappointing, and too bad as the food was excellent. Wonder why the owner is opting for this atmosphere and poor customer service, instead of creating something really special here; a place where people long to come back to. I hope it’ll change for the better one day. Until then, we can just ‘warn’ others, so they can choose a different restaurant and have a nicer experience for their special occasion.

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5.0Dined on July 22, 2018

Alex was our server and he is so great! We've been lucky to have him serve us a few times now and each time is amazing! Very attentive and always with a smile on his face. This great service is the cherry on top to the delicious food La Costanera has to offer!

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4.0Dined on July 21, 2018

This is our go to place. Food is always yummy. I ordered the Pescado a lo Macho the past couple of times and it’s always my fave. Also ordered the yucca balls appetizer which are yummy too. Glad this restaurant is only 8 minutes away.

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3.0Dined on July 21, 2018

Shrimp tasty a bit old

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2.0Dined on July 20, 2018

Nice place with great views of Pacific. Food is so-so. Portions very small. Very expensive.

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5.0Dined on July 18, 2018

Food it's great as well as service, ambiance and waterfront

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4.0Dined on July 16, 2018

Excellent food! Great view! Slow service (which didn’t bother me). Noisy (which also didn’t bother me).

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4.0Dined on July 16, 2018

My advice would be to eat downstairs in the bar if you can. Upstairs can get pretty loud and zooey.

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2.0Dined on July 16, 2018

I love the beauty of this restaurant but this last time we went the service was horrible. It took 2 hours to get our food and when I complained to the General Manager (Al) he did NOTHING other then apologize and say "I can not make excuses".

They clearly are short staffed. The food is just ok and quite pricey. Great place for drinks and appetizers but I would stay clear for a formal meal.

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