Restaurants in Half Moon Bay


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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.
8150 Pacific Coast Highway
Half Moon Bay,
CA
US
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.
225 S Cabrillo Hwy
Morro Bay,
CA
US
Your taste buds are calling for some down home American cooking from Navio. Fear not you gluten-free or low-fat eaters, you'll have plenty of choices here. Order a bottle for the table if you like — Navio has a full bar stocked with the best wine, beer, and more. Sometimes it's annoying to plan events for big groups, and sometimes it's easy with great restaurants like Navio helping you out. Wifi access is totally free at Navio, perfect for catching up on the news, hopping on social media, or even working. Reservations are offered, so call ahead to lock down your table. No need to be formal, business casual will pass. A catering menu is also available if you're looking to dazzle the visitors at your next shindig. Don't spend time circling the block — parking is available in a nearby lot, and valet is provided, if preferred. Checks are bigger than average at the restaurant, so prepare your wallet. Chow down on breakfast, lunch, or dinner fare at Navio — they're open for all three meals. Swing by the restaurant at literally any hour — it's open 24 hours a day.
1 Miramontes Point Rd
Half Moon Bay,
CA
US
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.
408 Main St
Half Moon Bay,
CA
US
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.
315 Main St
Half Moon Bay,
CA
US
Whether you need help waking up in the morning or a mid-afternoon pick-me-up, the coffee at Starbucks will do the trick. Starbucks is serving up not just healthy gluten-free meals but tasty gluten-free meals. You can tote your laptop here to take advantage of the free wifi. At Starbucks, your large or small party can easily enjoy a meal. Enjoy the beautiful weather while you chow down — with outdoor seating, Starbucks is a great summer destination. The coffee shop has catering services as well. For no extra charge, diners can park in the connecting lot. Store your bike at a nearby rack and enjoy a bite to eat at Starbucks. With tabs typically staying under $15, your wallet (and your stomach) will be happy with a trip to Starbucks. You can stop by at almost any time, since Starbucks offers breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
80 Cabrillo Hwy N
Half Moon Bay,
CA
US

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