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“Wonderful restaurant, fantastic food ”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of La Costanera

La Costanera
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Ranked #1 of 3 Restaurants in Montara
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$31 - US$50
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Good for: View, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Dining options: After-hours, Dinner, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining style: Casual Dining
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54 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Wonderful restaurant, fantastic food ”
Reviewed 8 January 2014 via mobile

First time dining here. Best time at sunset as the views are spectacular. Staff was welcoming and very attentive. Food was fantastic! Tasty with wonderful mouth watering flavors. We tried a mixture of small plates and shared an entree. Langostino crocantes by far was my favorite and a definite must! Dessert was delicious! Food has a spicy kick and can be made mild for those with a delicate palate.

On the downside, and the only one, parking can be a challenge. There are two lots on either side of the restaurant which can fill up quickly as they are shared with the beach below.

1 Thank Ahyiweewee
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English first
South San Francisco, California
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34 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Great Dinner place for small party”
Reviewed 8 January 2014

It is Peruvian restaurant in unique location. You also can order fresh catch fish that was very tasty. It is in the beginning of small town Montara with fantastic views both on ocean and local Montara Mountain park.

  • Visited June 2013
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Redwood City, California
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Fascinating Food in a Gorgeous Place”
Reviewed 2 December 2013

Even if the mist obscure the sunset (as it did for our early evening November dinner), we still enjoyed the view of sand and waves below and the beautiful decor within the restaurant. Families can enjoy this restaurant as well as adults--they served macaroni and cheese, almost immediately to the family dining near us with a four-year old (even though we were seated first--but I didn't mind). Their menu is extensive and offers many dishes unique to the Peruvian cuisine. Each bit was delicious!

  • Visited November 2013
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1 Thank Carol P
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Lake Zurich, Illinois
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29 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“La Costanera by the ocean!”
Reviewed 20 November 2013

We went to a business dinner at La Costanera, which is north of Half Moon Bay, and right on the Pacific Ocean. The menu was Peruvian, but the entree and appetizers were amazing! And the view was out of this world! The group thoroughly enjoyed the experience!

  • Visited October 2013
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1 Thank BruceGWood
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San Jose, California
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Great food and views”
Reviewed 28 October 2013 credit card Amex Cardmember Review

While a little out of the way from San Jose this is a great place to go for something different. We personally like to order a bunch of small plates and split them so that we get to try a little of each.

We've always received great service and the views are hard to beat. The main dining area has a great feel to it and not too loud yet not stuffy either. If you're looking for a little more lively (and louder) atmosphere you can eat down in the bar as well.

Highly recommend. Parking can be difficult on some nights as the surfers tend to use the area as well.

Visited August 2013
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