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Costanera Restaurant

511 Bloomfield Ave, Montclair, NJ 07042-3406
+1 973-337-8289
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Overview
  • Excellent61%
  • Very good27%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible5%
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“ceviche” (29 reviews)
“steak” (15 reviews)
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CUISINES
Peruvian, Latin, Seafood, Spanish, South American, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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LOCATION
511 Bloomfield Ave, Montclair, NJ 07042-3406
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I was reading other reviews of this restaurant on Trip Advisor and I often find that when I am judging, I tend to get somewhat quite critical. After all, you are reading this to make a decision on whether you want to spend what will...More

Thank coachmikec
Juan P, Owner at Costanera Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi, Mike. While I'm glad you enjoyed several dishes, such as our ceviche, rice pudding, and chocolate mousse, it is disappointing to hear that the experience left you unimpressed overall. We do our best to provide prompt, attentive service for all of our guests. I'm...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were in Montclair for something else and parked in the deck to which Costanera backs up and saw the sign over the back door. It was lunch time so we walked around the block and looked at the menu, went in and ended up...More

Thank AnAnthropologist
Juan P, Owner at Costanera Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thanks for visiting our restaurant during your time in the area! I'm so glad you and your husband loved the chicken soup, the hamburger, the sweet plantains, the vegetarian black bean soup, and the oyster po boy with French fries. I hope you both return...More

Reviewed 10 November 2017

We never had Peruvian food before coming here but have been to several others since and none come close. Really flavorful dishes with good range of meat and veggie choices. Service is excellent and their recommendations are always worth trying!

Thank Geoff809
Juan P, Owner at Costanera Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 11 November 2017

I'm glad you loved the Peruvian dishes at our restaurant. Thank you for visiting! I hope you return again in the future. Take care, Juan, Owner

Reviewed 16 September 2017

The food here is great. Come hungry, they serve large portions of heavy food. Staff are friendly. This place has a nice relaxed atmosphere.

Thank brainwavesurfdog
Juan P, Owner at Costanera Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 19 September 2017

I'm so glad you enjoyed your meal, Brian, as well as our relaxing atmosphere. Thanks for the support! I hope you return again in the future. Many thanks, Juan, Owner

Reviewed 8 September 2017

Wow, after visiting Peru this summer I was craving Lomo Saltado and Causa and this local restaurant cooks these two dishes with excellence! It is a very busy dinner spot so reservations are highly recommended. The atmosphere is rustic, casual and cozy and the staff...More

Thank greattripsrw
Juan P, Owner at Costanera Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 12 September 2017

Thank you for the recommendation and support! I'm so glad your meal at our restaurant brought back memories of your trip to Peru. I hope you return for another delicious meal soon. Take care, Juan, Owner

Reviewed 23 August 2017

We found Costanera accidentally one Friday night while in town for the ArtWalk.. they had a no-show for a reservation and were able to accommodate us. We were so impressed with the quality and uniqueness of all the dishes we tried. I think we went...More

Thank Sara C
Juan P, Owner at Costanera Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 25 August 2017

Looks like fate brought us together, Sara! I'm thrilled we were able to find you a table for dinner on Friday. It's been our pleasure to welcome you back regularly ever since that night, and we can't wait to share more steak, seafood, and excellent...More

Reviewed 28 July 2017 via mobile

Peruvian...Amazing...100% enjoyable. Went here for a team lunch and really not knowing anything about Peruvian cuisine, I was a bit uneasy with what I might experience. The place is clean. The service was top notch (really impressive) and the food left an indelible impression that...More

Thank Scott G
Juan P, Owner at Costanera Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 31 July 2017

It's wonderful to hear that you were pleased with your visit, Scott! We're all about a great meal across the board so that means a lot. It sounds like you ordered well -- the ceviche is one of our favorites, and I'm thrilled that you...More

Reviewed 24 July 2017

We came on a Sunday night. We ordered an octopus salad special that was really tasty, the textures were varied and the flavor was on point. Then we had the Anticuchos, marinated grilled beef heart on skewers, and it was delicious and juicy. It came...More

Thank Christian T
Juan P, Owner at Costanera Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 26 July 2017

It sounds like you got to explore plenty of delicious dishes off of our menu, Christian, and I just love that! I'm so glad our fresh Parihuela and our Anticuchos were both a highlight from your meal, and it's great to know you were a...More

Reviewed 12 July 2017

I had a great meal here with excellent service. The octopus appetizer (which I had twice recently) was perfect and I had a crab cake that was excellent as well. My friend had a steak which was cooked perfectly. I'm glad this place redeemed itself...More

Thank 973rooster
Juan P, Owner at Costanera Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 15 July 2017

I'm glad you enjoyed your meal during your most recent visit. Thanks for giving us another chance. I hope you return again soon! Sincerely, Juan, Owner

Reviewed 10 July 2017

Recently had sinner here w/ my very good Peruvian friend and our wives. Smallish BYO restaurant in downtown Montclair. Parking on weekends can be a challenge. While I'm far from a Peruvian "foodie" - everything we ordered was excellent and my friend who knows this...More

Thank fencingdad
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Response from Mary S | Reviewed this property |
Sorry, I do not use Open Table, so I cannot answer your question but I agree, the food is absolutely delicious!
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I do not believe getting a wheelchair into the restaurant will be an issue !
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$31 - US$50
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Takeout, Accepts Credit Cards
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Business meetings
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Monday
12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Wednesday
12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Thursday
12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Friday
12:00 PM - 10:30 PM
Saturday
12:00 PM - 10:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 511 Bloomfield Ave, Montclair, NJ 07042-3406
    (Park Street)
  • Public Transportation: NJ Transit Train Walnut Street Station on the Montclair-Boonton line. From station walk north on Walnut Street to N. Fullerton Ave. Turn left on N. Fullerton Ave. and walk to Bloomfield Ave. Make a right turn on Bloomfield Ave., and end on 511 Bloomfield Ave.
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Montclair
  • Phone Number: +1 973-337-8289
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Description
At Costanera Restaurant, we take pride in offering Montclair the bold flavors of authentic Peruvian cuisine! More than just a nationwide trend here in the states, Peruvian food has a legacy as one of the world's greatest cuisines. At Costanera Restaurant, we bring you classics like Estofado de Pollo and Parihuela Costanera using only the finest ingredients available. Our chef and owner Juan Andres Placencia works closely with local farms and vendors to guarantee that everything from our tomatoes to our chicken is not only fresh, but of the highest quality. Bring a bottle of your favorite wine and unwind with family or friends while we prepare your meal to order. From our raw bar to tempting small plates to satisfying entrees, you're sure to be pleased with the flavors of Peru at Costanera Restaurant!
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