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Costanera Restaurant


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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2018 Winner

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6 east coast oysters
6 little neck clams
5 colossal shrimp
chilled snow crab legs
8 chilled mussels chalaca style
el ciudadano (great for 1-2 guests)
5 little neck clams, 4 east coast oysters, 3 mussels a la chalaca, 2 colossal prawns and a fish ceviche
el sipan (serves 3-5 guests)
A two-tier medly of oysters, clams, colossal prawns, snow crab legs, mussels and ceviche Mixto
la costanera (serves 5 or more)
the ultimate mix of seafood delicacies including ceviche costanera (peekytoe crab, aji tuna, prawns)
our ceviches are marinated in leche de tigre and aji chilies they are served with red onion, cilantro, yams and choclo choice of:
grouper (mero)
grouper (mero), octopus, shrimp, squid
lump crab, arctic char, shrimp
similar to ceviche but the fish is cut sashimi style and the aji chilies play a starring role. choice of:
grouper (mero) with aji rocoto, cilantro
arctic char, aji amarillo, soy-lime dressing
classic mashed potato cakes filled with avocado and your choice of salad
marinated artichokes
chicken breast
pescado a lo macho
pan roasted atlantic cod, spicy seafood sauce 12 reviews 3 photos
picante de mariscos
sauteed seafood with creamy aji mirasol sauce 2 reviews
escabeche de pescado
pan roasted atlantic cod, spiced pickled onions, yam 5 reviews 1 photo
chaufa de mariscos
seafood wok-fried rice with asian vegetables 3 reviews
pescado entero
whole fish‏ of the day
arroz con mariscos
seafood yellow rice topped with salsa criolla
parihuela costanera
peruvian seafood stew / bouillabaisse
seco norteo
braised colorodo spring lamb shank, canary beans, yuca
lomo saltado
sliced, wok-seared angus hanger steak, red onion, tomato, soy
churrasco a lo pobre
grilled black angus rib eye, tacu-tacu, maduros, fried egg
cassava: steamed‏ or fried
potatoes: steamed, roasted or fried
maduros or tostones
huancaina sauce
classic queso fresco-aji amarillo sauce
vegetales del dia
market vegetable of the day
ensalada mixta
mixed greens, tomatoes, radish, cucumber, carrots, lime vinaigrette
ensalada de quinoa
quinoa, almonds, tomatoes, dried cranberries, lime vinaigrette
long grain white rice
peruvian rice and canary bean hash, aji amarillo
frejoles canarios
braised canary beans (vegetarian)
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
US$31 - US$50
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
Peruvian, Latin, Seafood
Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Takeout, Accepts Credit Cards
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very pleasant but I've had better! We ordered the jalea, papa a la huacaina, tostones, lomos saltado, ceviche mixto and quinoa salad. For dessert we ordered the rice pudding with masamora and tres leche cake. The portions are small and way too expensive. My best...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank DJPGeorgia
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We went for dinner on a Saturday night and luckily we had reservations because they were pretty packed. I had the "Tallarin con Bistec" with huancaina sauce. I am a big fan of huancaina and was disappointed with it here, BUT the steak was really...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank MadTekNJ
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If the only reason you read reviews is to determine whether you'll be served a delicious meal, read no further. The food is very good here. But if the whole restaurant experience is important to you, read on. As a group, we were unimpressed in...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Susan F
Reviewed January 16, 2019

To celebrate our five year anniversary we decided to go to dine at a restaurant that we haven't been to before. Our choice was Costanera's. We were not disappointed. Our waiter was very friendly, informative and accommodating. He was humorous and attentive. Our appetizer and...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank sradmd
Reviewed December 7, 2018

Full disclosure - my wife isn't huge on seafood; however we were staying with friends and they brought us to this quaint, Peruvian restaurant and we are so pleased we dined here! The appetizers were absolutely amazing! We had the chori-papa, ceviche and the ahi...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank mplegal
Juan P, Owner at Costanera Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded December 10, 2018

Sounds like you have some good friends! So glad they brought you and your wife in but I'm even more thrilled that you two enjoyed many dishes. Hearing all of this will certainly make Will's day, and we'll look forward to serving you again next...More

Reviewed December 5, 2018

It's one of those places you are reluctant to write a good review for because it is so good you risk it becoming hard to get into. But I have to do it anyway simple because the staff was super nice. The ceviche and Ahi...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank rfremgen
Juan P, Owner at Costanera Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded December 6, 2018

Thanks for sharing this with us! We're thrilled our food impressed and our staff was nice. We'll look forward to the next time you dine with us. Cheers, Juan, Owner

Reviewed November 11, 2018

Pleasantly surprised by the delicious food! Exceeded my expectations in every area including cleanliness, politeness of staff, relaxing ambiance, and most importantly the food was beautiful and tasty. I passed by this gem a million times, and now I will definitely return.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank VicMTL
Juan P, Owner at Costanera Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded November 17, 2018

From the cleanliness of our restaurant to the kindness of our staff, and all the way to our tasty food, I'm thrilled we exceeded your expectations! We hope you'll join us for dinner again soon. Cheers, Juan, Owner

Reviewed October 21, 2018

Food was very good. Ceviche was excellent. Have the Tiradito. Causas are great. When it says "Crispy" for the Jelea it means deep batter fried - that was disappointing... I think the food is very good. It is BYOB. The waiter was OK - he...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank jjalle3465
Juan P, Owner at Costanera Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded October 24, 2018

So glad you loved the Ceviche, Tiradito, and Causas! We're sorry to hear your disappointment with the deep batter fried Jelena and service, though. It's possible your server was working in a section that had a crowd larger than we were expecting. Regardless, we want...More

Reviewed October 10, 2018 via mobile

My family and suggested this restaurant at the last minute, service was great, BYOB, food was very tasty

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Evelyn B
Juan P, Owner at Costanera Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded October 12, 2018

Sounds like you have a great family, Evelyn -- we're happy they suggested us! Thanks for letting us know how the service and food impressed you. See you next time, Juan, Owner

Reviewed September 30, 2018 via mobile

My family and I could not stop raving about how delicious their meats are!!! It was all very well seasoned, the portions are very generous. The space is small so reservations are a must!More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Living2Travel2
Juan P, Owner at Costanera Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded October 8, 2018

I'm thrilled you and your family enjoyed all of the meats, their seasonings, and generous portion sizes! Were you able to navigate our reservation process smoothly? Our website's home page has a link that leads you straight to our reservation page for convenience. Otherwise, feel...More

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June 9, 2017|
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Response from Marlee111 | Reviewed this property |
Sorry, I do not use Open Table, so I cannot answer your question but I agree, the food is absolutely delicious!
November 18, 2016|
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I do not believe getting a wheelchair into the restaurant will be an issue !
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