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Costanera Restaurant

) #6 of 151 Restaurants in Montclair ₹₹ - ₹₹₹ Peruvian, Latin, Seafood
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” (27 reviews)
“steak” (12 reviews)
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Peruvian, Latin, Seafood, Spanish, South American
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511 Bloomfield Ave, Montclair, NJ 07042-3406
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Reviews (121)
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Reviewed 5 days ago

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 3 days ago

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 1 week ago 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 1 week ago

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 weeks ago 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 2 weeks ago

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

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a great experience if you like authentic food and are open for unusual tastes. We are fans of Peruvian food, and the restaurant did not disappoint. Good portions, full of flavors dishes, pretty extensive menu. Ceviche was perfect. The cod dish was mouth...More

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

I'm so glad you and your husband enjoyed our authentic Peruvian dishes, especially the beef heart and the lucume ice cream. Thanks for visiting. I hope you both return again soon. Many thanks, Juan, Owner

Reviewed 15 May 2017 via mobile

Perfect mothers day dinner we ordered ceviche pescado, fresh fish and right amount of sourness to balance it. Churassco a la pobre grilled medium well with tacu-tacu and a sunny side up egg very tatsty. Grilled octupos salad with green dressing perfectly cook. Grilled chicken...More

Thank xerkzis
Juan P, Owner at Costanera Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 16 May 2017

I'm so pleased you all had a wonderful time celebrating Mother's Day at our restaurant, Xerkzis. It's great you especially enjoyed the ceviche, churassco a la pobre, and the tacu-tacu. Thanks for the support! I hope you all return again soon. Best, Juan, Owner

Reviewed 26 April 2017

Love the decor and attentive staff. Menu options are limited but interesting. Our table of four got a yummy ceviche to go with our wine. We tried a variety of entrees and all were pleased. Mine was the Shrimp with rice and it tasted like...More

Thank Been2Bagan
Juan P, Owner at Costanera Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 28 April 2017

I'm glad you enjoyed your meal with us, especially the ceviche. It's also wonderful that our warm atmosphere and friendly team impressed you just as much. Thanks for all of your support. We look forward to your next visit! Sincerely, Juan, Owner

Reviewed 17 April 2017

First time on this restaurant and could not be happier. As we were visiting some friends in NJ, we heard that because a large number of Peruvians living in NJ there was quite few Peruvian restaurants, as per great reviews we chose Costanera and we...More

Thank deperu4
Juan P, Owner at Costanera Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 19 April 2017

I'm glad your first visit at our restaurant was a big success! It's great you enjoyed the authentic flavors of our traditional Peruvian recipes and that our friendly team impressed you. Thanks for the support! I hope you return again the next time you're in...More

Reviewed 11 April 2017

What a quaint find..met up with coworkers and was not sure if I would like the menu. I was happily surprised to discover the fine taste of their menu. The beef empanadas were absolutely delicious. I had the shrimp with asian vegetables which was also...More

1  Thank MaryL0501
Juan P, Owner at Costanera Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 13 April 2017

I'm happy you enjoyed your meal here, Mary. Thanks for stopping by. I hope you return again soon! Best, Juan, Owner

Reviewed 30 March 2017 via mobile

Finding a fresh and delicious Peruvian restaurant in this part of New Jersey has been fruitless for many years until now. Costanera is definitely my new favorite restaurant in New Jersey. All our dishes were excellent. You can taste the freshness and the spices used...More

1  Thank whitesandsbeachclub
Juan P, Owner at Costanera Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 3 April 2017

I'm glad Costanera has quickly become your favorite restaurant in New Jersey! It's great our Peruvian dishes impressed you, especially the ceviche, beef anticuchos, bronzino, and more. Thank you for the support! I look forward to your next visit. Thank you, Juan, Owner

Reviewed 28 March 2017

This was our favorite restaurant in Montclair, but not any longer. The slow pace has always been a factor, but well worth the wait when servers were attentive and food delicious. On our last two visits, servers were invisible, we waited 10 or 15 min...More

1  Thank Barbara K
Juan P, Owner at Costanera Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 30 March 2017

I'm sincerely sorry to hear your last two visits haven't been up to par to your previous experiences with us, Barbara. As you likely know, inattentive service isn't common for us. I’ll speak with my team about our high customer service standards. Again, I truly...More

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Last week, 6/2, I used Open Table to book a reservation but this week, 6/9, the restaurant is not on Open Table. Will I be able to use Open Table in the future? BTW : The food is absolutely delicious!
10 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!
I are you handicapped accessible?
19 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, Romantic
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
  • E-mail
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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