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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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Bloomfield
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I came here several times and will continue to come back. The service is great, and the food is excellent. Its usually busy which is always a good sign. Loved the ceviche and branzino. See if you can find the one circle of wood that doesn't match the rest ;)

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Thank i70go13
Juan P, Owner at Costanera Restaurant, responded to this review

I'm glad you've had an excellent time during all of your visits to our Peruvian restaurant. We always enjoy connecting with our regulars. Thanks for all of your support. I hope you'll return for more ceviche and branzino soon! Many thanks, Juan, Owner More 

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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent service and not to mention the food is finger licking good! The restaurant appearance is amazing ,the wall is breathtaking made with cutlets of wood! You have to visit this place.

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Thank Meli9412
Juan P, Owner at Costanera Restaurant, responded to this review

I'm so glad you were impressed by our friendly team, our delicious Peruvian food, and our unique decorations. Thanks for your support! I look forward to seeing you here again soon. Best, Juan, Owner More 

NYC
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42 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

That's one of our favorite places in Montclair. Very small place, delicious food, reasonable prices, BYOB and excellent service. What else could you wish for? Try the ceviche and the tres leches. We also love the steak. It's a great restaurant for dinner and also an excellent option for lunch. Thank you Costanera!

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

It's fantastic to hear we're one of your favorite restaurants in Montclair! Each visit is meant to impress you, so I'm glad our team has delivered every time. I'm glad you especially love our ceviche, steak, and tres leches. Thanks for all of your support. I look forward to your next visit. Best, Juan, Owner More 

Closter, New Jersey
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017

An unique family style Peruvian restaurant. From the traditional Peruvian ceviche to the delicious Lamb Shank with Cannellini beans or typical churrasco with fried yuca. Costanera has it all! Plenty of food and BYOB equals a great night out. Peruvian food Flare at it's best.

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

I greatly appreciate your support! Thanks for taking the time to write this kind review on our Peruvian restaurant. It's wonderful to know we've impressed you. Best, Juan, Owner More 

Montclair, New Jersey
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016

Have been to Costanera several times and never disappointed. The food, service and ambience are terrific plus it is a BYOB (literally, including any non-alcoholic beverages you might want). As long as Costanera keeps delivering such high quality, I will be a back and then back again.

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

I'm so glad you've had a successful visit every time you come to our place, John. We enjoy having a BYOB policy so people can bring their favorite drinks to have with their meal -- it's great you like it. Thanks for all of your support! Hope you'll join us again soon. Best, Juan, Owner More 

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 19 November 2016 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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8 reviews
7 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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12 reviews
7 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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23 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 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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2 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 

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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, Latin, Seafood, Spanish, South American
Meals
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
Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Child-friendly, 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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