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We are closed for business, until further notice.

We are grateful to be a part of a community that cares – thank you for your support during this difficult time.  Please follow our social media pages, our website or drop us a line @ (973) 337-8289 /

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MARCH 23, 2020

On Monday 3/23, several restaurant team members helped prepare boxed food ingredients for local working families who are without work.  Many of these families have small children and they live in the following communities – Montclair, Bloomfield, the Oranges, Irvington, Kearny, Harrison and Newark.  Thank you for all of your support and we wish you all health and peace.

MARCH 17, 2020

On Monday and Tuesday, 3/16 and 3/17, several restaurant team members and neighbors helped prepare prepackaged lunches for our community.  We donated over 300 meals and were able to use some of our most perishable items quickly before they spoiled or expired.  Thank you to all who helped and to all who stopped by.  We wish everyone health and peace during this uncertain time.

Menu items included:

Green Salad

Pasta Primavera

Pasta with Roast Chicken

Arroz con Pollo

Peruvian Bean and Quinoa Soup

Vegetarian Black Bean Soup

Vegetable Chaufa (fried rice)

Beef Empanadas

Chicken Empanadas

Tacu-Tacu (Rice and Bean Hash)

Chorizo Sandwiches

Crab Salad Sandwiches

French Fries and Sweet Potato Fries

Mashed Potatoes










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      The team here at Costanera want to let you know that we take your health and safety seriously. We are a community gathering place, and we believe that food and drink with family and friends defines our quality of life. For this reason, we assure you that we are taking meticulous precautions and preventative measures to continually ensure that a clean, safe, healthy environment is provided at all times for our guests and staff.

       Like you, we are closely monitoring the current health situation regarding coronavirus (COVID-19). The CDC has made it clear that by exercising thorough and vigilant day-to-day sanitary practices and precautions you should feel safe to continue your day-to-day activities. Awareness is the key to staying safe during a medical outbreak like this. The elderly, young children, and those with compromised immune systems or pre-existing conditions should take extra precaution.
Please be assured we always adhere to best practices to ensure that any and all commonly touched surfaces are thoroughly washed, cleaned, and sanitized throughout the day. Proper handwashing is also of paramount importance in the prevention of spreading germs, and we will continue to remind our guests and be vigilant with staff about these basic hygienic principles.

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We will continue to monitor the situation and provide any relevant updates. If you have questions, please feel free to email us at  

Thank you for your time and consideration, and your continued patronage.

We are grateful for all of your support and patronage and the Placencia family is excited for what’s NEXT!

At the eleventh hour, Chef Walter and Monica, one of our managers, proposed taking over our beloved Costanera.  And just like that, miracles happen – our thoughts and prayers are answered!

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5 Day Schedule – We are closed on Tuesdays AND Wednesdays.

One of The Best Restaurants in Montclair NJ


We are offering delivery through DoorDash.  Click on the button below and enjoy!  For all pickup orders, please call us at (973) 337-8289.

Costanera, Montclair’s celebrated Peruvian restaurant, offers authentic cuisine with bold flavors in a warm, casual atmosphere. Now in its 9th year, the restaurant’s owner and executive chef, Juan Andres Placencia, creates dishes with fresh, quality ingredients.  Located in the heart of Downtown Montclair, Costanera serves lunch and dinner six days a week.




 Thank you for considering Costanera as your dining option, we appreciate your patronage! During the busiest dining times, it is the restaurant’s policy to hold reservations for 15 minutes if parties are late.

Costanera does not accept reservations for parties of 5 or more made through our website or YELP Reservations, please call the restaurant directly at 973-337-8289 and speak to a host or manager to make a reservation for larger groups.  Alternatively, requests for large group dining can be emailed to the restaurant at  In your note, please include the number of guests in the party, the date and time of interest and the best telephone number to contact you.

As always, we welcome walk-in guests at Costanera on a first-completed-party, first-served-basis.

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Hours of Operation:

All Inclusive Lunch
Thursday to Monday
12:00 Noon to 3:00 PM

Dinner / a la Carte Menu Available 
Monday, Thursday and Sunday
12:00 Noon to 10:00 PM
Friday and Saturday
12:00 Noon to 10:30 PM
Tuesday AND Wednesday

Weekly Specials

All Inclusive Lunch

Everyday 12 Noon - 3:00 PM

(Not available on major holidays)

Enjoy your choice of entree and it will include:

Soup, Side dish and Beverage

Starting at $13.95


Customer Favorites

Grilled Octopus Salad

Cilantro Braised Shortrib

Empanada / Papa Rellena

Quinoa Crab Cake

Whole Branzino

Blackened Salmon Pasta