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Costanera Restaurant

511 Bloomfield Ave, Montclair, NJ 07042-3406
+1 973-337-8289
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  • Excellent62%
  • Very good27%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible5%
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“ceviche” (29 reviews)
“steak” (15 reviews)
Open Now
12:00 - 22:00All hours
Peruvian, Latin, Seafood, Spanish, South American, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
511 Bloomfield Ave, Montclair, NJ 07042-3406
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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 4 days ago

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 2 weeks ago

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 1 week ago

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 4 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago

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 27 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

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Juan P, Owner at Costanera Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 14 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

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Reviewed 19 June 2017

This was our first time here, we did not make reservations which was a mistake, but the food was worth the wait. I have been to many Peruvian restaurants and the food here did not disappoint. The Tiradito was delicious, the Seco Norteno was incredible...More

Thank Brian P
Juan P, Owner at Costanera Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 21 June 2017

While I'm sorry you initially had to wait for a table, it's great that your experience overall was a big success, Brian. I'm glad you enjoyed the authentic Peruvian recipes and the service our friendly team provided. We all appreciate your support, and we look...More

Reviewed 12 June 2017 via mobile

This was the first time we visited Costanera, and the first time visiting a Peruvian restaurant. I found it excellent, much like Spanish with a bit different flavor, and if wanted, a bit more spice. The steak was fabulous, as was the spicy potatoes and...More

Thank Paul D
Juan P, Owner at Costanera Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 14 June 2017

I'm glad your first visit was a big success, Paul! It's excellent you loved the Peruvian dishes you tried. I look forward to your return to experience some of the other dishes we offer. Many thanks, Juan, Owner

Reviewed 3 June 2017 via mobile

Had the table at the opens doors to the sidewalk. Weather was beautiful that added to the atmosphere. Wara was our waitress who was wonderful. Appetizers were to die for; you could make a meal just from them. Muscles, the burger, and the cod were...More

Thank Susan W
Juan P, Owner at Costanera Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 5 June 2017

It's fantastic you enjoyed your meal on our patio, Susan, especially the muscles, the burger, and the cod. Thanks for visiting! I hope you return again soon. Sincerely, Juan, Owner

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9 June 2017|
Response from MaryL0501 | Reviewed this property |
Sorry, I do not use Open Table, so I cannot answer your question but I agree, the food is absolutely delicious!
18 November 2016|
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Response from FAIRPLAY-NJ-USA | Reviewed this property |
I do not believe getting a wheelchair into the restaurant will be an issue !
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$31 - US$50
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Takeout
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings
Open Hours
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 22:30
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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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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