Coasterra

4.5
2426 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Regional Mexican
Coasterra offers a modern Mexican regional cuisine from Executive Chef /Partner Deborah Scott. Every dining area offers spectacular skyline views of San Diego. Come sit in our dining room with Floor to ceiling windows overlooking the bay, or dine alfresca while enjoying one of Chef Deborah"s favorite Coconut Margaritas!
Feel free to request indoor or patio seating, we will do our best to accommodate.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Regional Mexican, Mexican, Contemporary Mexican
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Hours of operation
Lunch: Daily; 11:30 am - 2:30 pm;
Dinner: Sunday - Thursday ; 5:00pm -9:00 pm;
Friday & Saturday; 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm;
Feel free to request indoor or patio seating, we will do our best to accommodate.
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Phone number
(619) 814-1300
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Executive Chef/Partner Deborah Scott
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
North Harbor Drive
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Parking details
Coasterra makes parking simple with our personable valet service for both lunch & dinner.
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Specials

Thanksgiving Dinner Special Menus & Offers

Thank you for joining us for Thanksgiving Dinner. We will be offering a buffet for $64.95 for adults and $12.95 for children 12 and under. All reservations are made for outside and there is no weather back up.

Thursday, November 22, 2018

Christmas Day Special Menus & Offers

Thank you for joining us for Christmas Dinner. We will be offering a buffet for $64.95 for adults and $12.95 for children 12 and under. All reservations or for outside and there is no weather back up.

Tuesday, December 25, 2018

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Thank you for joining us for New Year's Eve. We will be offering a three course menu for $79.95. There is a two hour time limit on all tables. All reservations are made for outside and there is no weather backup options available.

Monday, December 31, 2018

What 2426 People Are Saying
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1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Birthday was great :)

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TE
San Diego
13 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

I also had an open table reservation at this place the day before...Tuesday 11/13. I did fine there at that time BUT..the restaurant host station reported me as a cancellation and that was an Error. That is very annoying to me and I did contact them for some correction.

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OT
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

I asked for a table at waterfront patio. We got one, but the view was only partially to the skyline. The rest was hidden behind a special event. I asked to fix it because of early reservation, but they insisted on their policy to serve tables to their waiters in balance. That was not nice and ruined my business dinner at all. I will not go there anymore after that experience.

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MO
Chicago
13 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Great food and view. The service was a bit slow although the server was very apologetic. Overall good experience

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KW
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 4

Service was beyond slow to non-existent, and lunch turned into over 2 hours!

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San Diego
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Beautiful setting to bring our out-of-town guest. Appreciate staff’s flexibility to give us a waterfront table. Service was excellent and attentive. Loved the “fun” personality and guacamole preparation service.

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S
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Was in town with coworkers and had a long day of training. The decor and ambiance was perfect. The service from the minute we walked in was outstanding. From the hostesses to our server and Guacamigo. The food was fabulous, although some a little spicier than we thought. The lobster was tender but a bit too Spicy. The coconut Margarita was worth the trip for sure. The view was just the icing on the cake. Best skyline around!!

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TE
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great spot to show guests San Diego!

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DA
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely amazing. Took my wife here for her birthday and it exceeded expectation. We had an incredible view, the staff was expectational, and the food was fantastic. We will definitely be back again and will gladly recommend coastera to our friends and family.

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NB
San Diego
7 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 5

Love Coasterra - the ambiance, views and food are terrific. Unfortunately, the service was very poor - despite the restaurant not being very busy at the time. Luckily, the manager on duty saved the day, taking our orders and checking in on us repeatedly. A shame we couldn't have left him the tip!

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B
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Service was a little delayed in the beginning of the evening. It went delightful after that!

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OT
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wedding anniversary lunch with my wife. Had a great lunch on the patio. Weather and view were wonderful. Great service.

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OT
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Great food and experience. Great place for night out. However, it caught me off guard when the waiter commented on how we only ordered appetizers and should come back and order the main entrees. I don’t like to be told what I want to order.

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OT
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was an amazing restaurant with exceptional services and one of the best views in San Diego area.

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D
Perth / WA
152 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

ended up eating in the bar since we arrived early for our reservation - Very loud and crowded -
That said - food and service were both good

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TS
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food. Great service. Enjoyed the great view of San Diego downtown. Peacefully place to dine

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JG
San Diego
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic cuisine and service was wonderful. We had a party of 8 people and the hostess really went out of her way to get us an amazing table with view.

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San Diego
50 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 5

This is a restaurant you go to for the ambiance. A great spot to take out- of- town visitors because of the great view.
The food is OKAY. For the price i think it is over rated and over priced, but you are paying for the over all dining experience. I think this is an ideal spot to take friends to for a late lunch or appetizers and sit out side at the outdoor bar (if open... closes if there are private events booked for that day).

Service is terrible in respect to how much you're paying for a quesadilla.

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TZ
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Hard to go wrong with Coastera or Island Prime/C-Level for exceptional service, cuisine and ambiance. Seems like manager Jeff Pitroff is there all hours of the day and night making sure his guests feel welcomed, and right at home. Thanks for another 5-star experience!

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W
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The outdoor dining area is relaxed and comfortable. A bit noisy on the evening we were there.

The three entrees we ordered were delicious: pan roasted Atlantic cod; pan roasted sea bass; Maine diver scallops. Each entree reflected quality ingredients and skilled cooking. The seasonings and accompaniments with each dish enhanced the mild, fresh taste of the fish and scallops.

Service was attentive and friendly.

A really great evening with an out-of-town guest.

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H
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Kyle our server was outstanding! Friendly and efficient. Very much appreciated, especially when the restaurant was very busy. The city views are the best!

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f
Palm Springs
35 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Girlfriend reunion. Great place, incredible view!

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CS
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

The ambiance is great: decor, location, and layout. The food tastes great and the guacamole guy experience is worth trying. Food portion and price were fair too. The only suggest I would like to do is on timing of service. For instance, we had picked out deserts for everybody but decided to turn down the request after waiting over 20 minutes for someone to come and get the order. Still, this is a minor adjustment and we would highly recommend it and definitely would go back.

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S
San Diego
6 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

It was a Thursday night and quite busy. Staff were very friendly and helpful. There was a mix up on drinks. They thought we ordered another round so brought drinks first time and we told them we hadn’t order them. Five minutes later they brought them again so we took them.

I ordered ahi tostada and didn’t love it but loved the calamari appetizer. My husband loved his tri tip meal.

I would definitely go back. A fun evening!!

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MK
San Diego
7 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went for happy hour many times but had our first dinner there. The fish was outstanding and you can’t beat the view

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PL
San Diego
49 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 5

While the meal and view are outstanding, unfortunately our service was not. We wanted to sit inside because of the strong breeze. In fortunately, as soon as the other two tables finished, our server was nowhere to be found and we hadn’t even ordered our meal yet. We finally did bring it to the attention of a busy boy who eventually found our server, but she made the excuse she had out door tables too. The service did not meet the usual excellent quality we are used to when visiting a Cohn restaurant.

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P
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

The menu has changed, not a lot of Mexican dishes. The food prices have gone overboard, way to high, when you add in the 3%. suecharge!

We had the surf and Turf. The Filet Mignon was about half the size in the picture, maybe 3oz on a good day. The Lobster Tail was overcooked, was like rubber. My Wife sent Hers back and they had to cook another one it was so bad.

We used to look forward to going to Coasterra, but not anymore!

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SC
San Diego
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Took my wife for her birthday and was very impressed with food and service. The view of downtown San Diego was gorgeous. I highly recommend

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MS
San Diego
7 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 5

My husband and I have been to Coasterra several times. We just love it for the view. We do have to say though that the change of menu has been disappointing. The last couple times we went we just were really disappointed in the selections.

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DF
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

Great service and spectacular views with a romantic ambiance. Good for out door dining. The mixologist is very exciting. Food is not the what you go for and neither is the price. But good for special events

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Indiana
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

First time there .... HUGE PLACE , sat in the back patio Daniel was our server and he was great !!! MUST GET YOUR OWN Guacamigo for tableside guacamole!!! Delish the calamari was delish . I split the surf and turf , Lovster was sweet and outstanding , tri tip was sliced thin and good w the chimmichurri ! My friend had the scallops perfectly cooked ‼️ Would definitely return in my next visit in to San Diego 👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻

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Kansas City
5 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great atmosphere. Great location. Great food. Great service. Prices on point. We were in town for a weekend away and wanted a nice place for dinner. This was just what we were looking for. Would highly recommend. The only downfall was the lack of self parking which all but forces you to valet. Not a big deal but worth noting for those not expecting it. Would definitely return.

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j
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Overall loved the experience, food, drinks, and ambiance were wonderful. Took my mom and sister who were visitng out of town and they loved it too! My only complaint, if one at all, is that I have mixed feelings about the queso fundido. Although it was plenty yummy, the Chorizo was only a dallop in the middle, versus a layer of it, or scattered throughout. And then there was frijoles on the bottom, which felt like it was more of a filler for using less cheese.... but I'd probably still order it again LOL

all other dishes were delicious: fish tacos, barbacoa + chorizo tacos, and the chile relleno.

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OT
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing views, food and ambience

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E
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 3ambience 5

Food was terrible and cold not what we expexted for modern mexican food

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OT
San Diego
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 5food 3service 5ambience 5

Food and drinks are good but what you're really paying for is a beautiful view and an experience. Overall it was a nice place

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EV
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great experience and the food was amazing. The restaurant sits right at the end of shelter island on the water and is over looking directly to beautiful downtown San Diego and Coronado Island. The service was excellent and would definitely return and recommend to friends.

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R
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were seated right away at a perfect table.

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OT
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 5

Moms birthday

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SH
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome view of the city! Food was great! Ambience was spectacular. Took my parents there which was there first time in San Diego

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