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Costanera Restaurant

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511 Bloomfield Ave, Montclair, NJ 07042-3406 (Park Street)
+1 973-337-8289
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12:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Mon 12:00 - 22:00
Wed - Thu 12:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 12:00 - 22:30
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Plainfield, New Jersey
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68 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I had the Branzini with Tacu Tacu so delicious . I also had the mixto ceviche . It was very fresh . The flavors were perfect . I cant wait to go back . The parking deck is a block away . This is my new favorite place . Bring you own wine !

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Thank Dawnt49209
Juan P, Owner at Costanera Restaurant, responded to this review

I'm so glad our food impressed you! Thanks for trying out our place and sharing your support. We look forward to seeing you again! Best, Juan, Owner More 

Newark, New Jersey
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

Many people visit for the ceviche, but I can't go to Constanera without ordering the Roasted Chicken and my husband always gets the flank steak with pasta. It can be noisy on a Friday or Saturday night, but servers do their best to stay attuned to diners' needs. This is a "regular" stop for us.

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Thank Barbara K
Juan P, Owner at Costanera Restaurant, responded to this review

We love being able to call you regulars, Barbara! From your chicken to your husband's steak, it sounds like the kitchen has consistently hit the mark. I'll be sure to pass this along to them! Already looking forward to next time, Juan, Owner More 

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32 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

The advantage of going to Costanera is tge ability to always try something different. Tia, our server, was very sweet and was happy to answer all our questions about the dishes and how they were prepared. We had an 8PM reservation but arrived much earlier. Juan, the owner, was very obliging and seated us within minutes. We also enjoy the... More 

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Thank jt11647
Juan P, Owner at Costanera Restaurant, responded to this review

I'm so glad you enjoy Costanera, JT! It's awesome to hear our staff has been nothing but helpful and friendly -- I'll be sure to tell Tia she did a great job taking care of you. Thanks for your compliments on our food and the overall dining experience, and I hope to see you again soon and often. Best, Juan,... More 

NJ
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016 via mobile

A gem in Montclair. We come at least once a month; my husband is Peruvian, I am Italian, and I absolutely fell in love with Peruvian food! Every dish is delicious here and their ceviche is excellent! We eat at various Peruvian restaurants in NJ and NYC, but this is our favorite and such a nice atmosphere inside. Beautiful artwork.

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1 Thank rose1008
Juan P, Owner at Costanera Restaurant, responded to this review

It's such a compliment you think we're a gem, Rose! Thanks for your loyalty and this awesome review. I'm so glad you love our food, and I can't wait to see you soon and often! Best, Juan, Owner More 

Scottsdale, Arizona
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22 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2016

I ordered the Lomo Saltado ($24.00). It was basically a few julienne slices of over cooked and chewy beef with a few pieces of red pepper and tomato. THEN...this mixture was dumped over a large heaping portion of French fries! There was nothing in the menu description to say that most of my $24 plate was fries! Plus with the... More 

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1 Thank Allan M
Juan P, Owner at Costanera Restaurant, responded to this review

Allan, I'm very sorry to hear that you were disappointed with your meal. That said, lomo saltado is traditionally served over a bed of fries. We encourage you to ask us about a dish the next time you're unsure what it includes -- we'd be happy to help! With this in mind, I do hope you'll be back to give... More 

Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
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11 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016 via mobile

We had a great time enjoying our meal. Although we ordered the roasted chicken, the grilled fish, the steak, and the ceviche looked totally appetizing! I enjoyed my healthy portion of quinoa salad.

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Thank AbhayaRuffRyders
Juan P, Owner at Costanera Restaurant, responded to this review

I'm so glad you enjoyed your meal with us and found our ingredients and portions to be very healthy! Thanks for this great review, and I hope to see you again soon -- this time for a five-star experience. Until then, Juan, Owner More 

New Jersey
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50 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 August 2016

A delightful experience. Excellent food and attentive service. Very nice ceviche. Perfect salad of grilled octopus. Excellent dishes of cod in Peruvian sauce/broth. Large portions Consider sharing. BYOB. We were with friends. Several families seemed to be enjoying themselves as well..

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Thank pilgrim672015
Juan P, Owner at Costanera Restaurant, responded to this review

It's awesome you had such a delightful experience while dining with us. I'm glad you found the food and service​ to be excellent and I look forward to the next time you stop by. Until then, Juan, Owner More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 August 2016 via mobile

We have been there before and it was good but yesterday we had a marvelous dinner. From the appetizers to the coconut ice cream the food was wonderful. The appetizers were specials - crab cakes in a lobster bisk and the octopus were delicious. The steak was always great. You can't beat the meal we had yesterday.

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Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Juan P, Owner at Costanera Restaurant, responded to this review

I'm really happy to hear that your experiences with us have only improved -- what a great sign! it's great you enjoyed your meal -- especially the crab cakes in a lobster bisque and the octopus. Thanks for your kind words, and I look forward to seeing you again soon. Best, Juan, Owner More 

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24 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2016 via mobile

We love this restaurant! It is one our favorite in Montclair. The ceviche is awesome. Also the fish fritters are great. My kids love the hotdog and French fries or the roast chicken.

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Thank Djcardella
Juan P, Owner at Costanera Restaurant, responded to this review

I'm so glad your whole family loves my restaurant -- what a compliment! I hope that you'll all be back sometime soon for another wonderful meal. Best, Juan, Owner More 

New York, NY
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139 reviews
113 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 August 2016 via mobile

All in all we had got time here and has a very decent meal. Service was good, steak was a solid 4, chicken - a bit on a dry side, but the other chicken dish: chicken thighs over corn was excellent. Bouillabaisse was unusual, in a creamy sauce. Salads were very good. Hit and miss a bit for my taste.... More 

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Thank Strongwinder
Juan P, Owner at Costanera Restaurant, responded to this review

I'm happy that, overall, you had a great dining experience with us. Since we're a Peruvian style restaurant, many people in New Jersey are often unfamiliar with the way we prepare meals. I can, therefore, understand if some of your dishes seemed "unusual." That said, it's great that you thought the chicken thighs over corn and the salads were excellent.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$31 - US$50
Cuisine
Peruvian, Seafood, South American, Latin, Spanish
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Kids, Groups, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 22:00
Monday
12:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
12:00 - 22:00
Thursday
12:00 - 22:00
Friday
12:00 - 22:30
Saturday
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
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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