Restaurants in Half Moon Bay


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  • La Costanera
    At La Costanera, Peruvian-born Chef Carlos Altamirano adds contemporary twists to traditional South American dishes that earned the restaurant a 2012 Michelin Star. A variety of ceviches whet appetites amidst a dining room that the San Francisco Chronicle called "breathtaking by day and almost mystical at night," filled with the soft sound of the surf. Free-range chicken and slow-cooked pork shoulder thrive beneath what a reviewer for the Pacifica Tribune applauds as "dramatic presentation.” Imported Peruvian beers and pisco cocktails clink to toast potatoes reclaiming exoticness by arriving in shades of purple and green, and even simple favorites take on the gleeful elegance of a solid-teak waterslide with the aid of truffle oil or saffron. La Costanera’s 10,000-square-foot space opens onto an open-air patio and glass-enclosed rooms. Windowpanes soaring from floor to ceiling arch high overhead, admitting cascades of sunlight as diners gaze out and give each rolling wave a name and backstory.
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    8150 Cabrillo Hwy.
    Montara Beach, CA US
  • Tortellini Originali
    Visitors to Tortellini Originali Pasta Company can watch through the kitchen's window wall as cooks fill and fold each piece of pasta by hand, ensuring the freshness of its Italian-inspired dishes. Though the menu might be brief, each dish is crafted to order and packed with savory flavors. Fresh ravioli swell with fillings made with italian sausage, lobster, or duck, enveloped by pasta dough infused with paprika or red or black pepper. A trio of sandwiches ensconce housemade morsels, from the special recipe meatballs to tomato and garlic spreads. Those who want to take their feast to go can order pasta by the pound at the counter, where a spread of salads and meats wait under glass. Nearby blond wood shelves are lined with imported goods, including olive oil, jarred garlic and capers, and the mozzarella-coated seeds from which pizzas are sprouted.
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    225 S Cabrillo Hwy
    Morro Bay, CA US
  • Half Moon Bay Salt Water Taffy Co.
    Settled near the gentle, lapping waves of the Half Moon Bay coastline, Half Moon Bay Salt Water Taffy Co. pairs customers with an array of nostalgic beach-harkening treats and accessories. More than 50 varieties of taffy await eager sweet seekers in the shop's collection of charming oak barrels. With classic flavors such as licorice, root beer, peppermint, and peanut butter, the candy curators transport taste buds back to simpler times, and with new flavors such as caramel apple, golden pear, grape, and vanilla latte, the team keeps tongues intrigued. In addition to toothsome morsels, Half Moon Bay Salt Water Taffy Co. stocks colorful kites that patrons can unleash on the beach or nurture until they grow into healthy hang gliders.
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    270 Capistrano Rd
    Half Moon Bay, CA US
  • Chez Shea
    Head to Chez Shea for a tasty cafe bite. For a new take on traditional vegan fare, check out Chez Shea. Find the perfect vintage to complement your meal — Chez Shea offers a fine selection of wines, beers, and beyond. Youngsters are more than welcome to join mom and dad at Chez Shea. Don't stay cooped up on a beautiful summer day! At Chez Shea, you can dine outdoors on their lovely patio. It's strictly first-come, first-served at Chez Shea, so plan an early arrival for your pick of tables. It doesn't get much more laid-back than Chez Shea, so dress for comfort when you come. It's time to gather up the party people. Serve them great food from Chez Shea. Always five minutes behind schedule? Pick up your food to go instead. Guests of Chez Shea's Main St location can park their vehicles on the street. Save Chez Shea for a splurge since prices for a meal can run upwards of $50. Chow down on breakfast, lunch, or dinner fare at Chez Shea — they're open for all three meals.
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    408 Main St
    Half Moon Bay, CA US
  • Pasta Moon
    An intimate dining experience, Pasta Moon serves Italian-style cuisine. If you're avoiding fat or gluten, you can still eat great at Pasta Moon, which offers a number of low-fat and gluten-free choices. Pasta Moon also provides alcohol, so diners don't have to worry about bringing their own bottle. Got a big family? Tons of friends? An entire soccer team? Consider the private room at Pasta Moon, where large groups can get together to celebrate life's biggest milestones. Show up in sneakers or a suit at Pasta Moon, where dining in comfort is of utmost importance. Call Pasta Moon for catering if you have a big event coming up. Always five minutes behind schedule? Pick up your food to go instead. Diners at Pasta Moon will love the free parking nearby. The average check at Pasta Moon will stay below $30 per person, so it's a relatively affordable option.
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    315 Main St
    Half Moon Bay, CA US
  • Cafe Gibraltar
    You won't be disappointed at Half Moon Bay's Cafe Gibraltar, where well-prepared eats and delicious drinks rule the menu. The gluten-free and low-fat fare at Cafe Gibraltar will leave you happy and full. Find the perfect vintage to complement your meal — Cafe Gibraltar offers a fine selection of wines, beers, and beyond. Make a reservation to ensure your table is ready when you are. Business casual dress, tasty food and a classic atmosphere makes this a great place for any occasion. If you're in a hurry, place an order for pickup instead. Feed the gang at your next get-together with catering from Cafe Gibraltar as well. Bring your car to dinner and easily find a space in the area — street parking is available, as is a nearby lot. Checks are bigger than average at the restaurant, so prepare your wallet.
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    425 Avenue Alhambra
    Half Moon Bay, CA US

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