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Costanera Restaurant

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511 Bloomfield Ave, Montclair, NJ 07042-3406 (Park Street)
+1 973-337-8289
12:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Mon 12:00 - 22:00
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Fri - Sat 12:00 - 22:30
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Montclair, New Jersey
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227 reviews
148 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 120 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW

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 it has soy sauce. When I asked the waiter he said there was a significant... More 

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New York
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70 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

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 nailed.....you have to try the ceviche with an authentic flavor of fresh limes and fresh... More 

Thank deperu4
Juan P, Owner at Costanera Restaurant, responded to this review

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 the area. Thank you, Juan, Owner More 

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14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 tasty. They give large portions and also have take out..pick up only, no delivery. Also... More 

1 Thank MaryL0501
Juan P, Owner at Costanera Restaurant, responded to this review

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

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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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 are just like eating in Peru. We had the mixed ceviche, beef anticuchos, causa rellena... More 

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

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 More 

Newark, New Jersey
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13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 even to get a menu. We have favorite dishes, and they were smaller portions, steak... More 

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

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 apologize, and I hope you’ll give us another chance in the future. Thank you for... More 

South Orange, New Jersey
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53 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 March 2017

It was a serendipitous invitation that brought us to Costanera and we are glad it did. Our meals were wonderful and the service outstanding. It is the people of Costanera that make this unique restaurant truly special.

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

I'm so glad you came in to see us, Mark -- thank you for the kind words, too! It's all I could ask for knowing the meal and service alike were nothing short of perfect, and I hope we'll see you again someday! Best wishes, Juan, Owner More 

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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 February 2017

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 ;)

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
Reviewed 6 February 2017 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.

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 

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42 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 February 2017 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!

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 2 helpful votes
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.

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 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 31 - USD 50
Peruvian, Latin, Seafood, Spanish, South American
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, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining
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
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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