$15 for $35 Worth of Peruvian Cuisine at Costanera

Costanera Restaurant

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In an effort to prove their sea cred, landlocked nations often dig up their plains and deserts to falsely plant the fossils of late Cretaceous crabs and primordial mega-sharks. Enjoy modern-day coastal clout with today’s Groupon: for $15, you get $35 worth of Peruvian fare at Costanera in Montclair.

Owner and executive chef Juan Andres Placencia brings years of experience to his bold flavor hotspot, infusing traditional Peruvian dishes with high-quality ingredients and refined cooking techniques. Costanera’s rich, seafaring menu preps head-holes for the imminent arrival of heaping portions of crunchy crustaceans served alongside Peruvian condiments. Appetizers tread gastronomic water with marinated diver scallops, quinoa-crusted fish fritters, and spicy prawn soups floating alongside herbivore-friendly potato cakes. A selection of protein-packed entrees combines Peruvian taste notes with global inspiration; braised Colorado lamb shank sits thigh to wing with traditional Peruvian rotisserie chicken, much to the delight of anyone on a pure meat diet. Costanera is also BYOB, so feel free to bring along a favorite wine, beer, or full bathtub of gin.


The New York Times and Star-Ledger featured Costanera and its chef, Juan Placencia, and Spoon & Shutter reviewed the restaurant shortly after its opening. OpenTable reviewers and Yelpers give Costanera an average of four stars.

  • That refinement of cuisine is what chef Juan Placenia — a graduate of the Culinary Institute of America who has worked at Jean-Gorges, Gramercy Park and Eleven Madison Park — is going for here, taking his familiar Peruvian food and elevating it to a higher plane through the techniques he’s learned at culinary school and in the kitchens of all those great Manhattan restaurants. – Teresa Politano, Star-Ledger
  • My husband and I greatly enjoyed our experience a couple nights ago. The food was outstanding - wonderful flavors in all the dishes we tried. The staff was pleasant, hard working, and very nice. – OpenTable diner on December 3, 2010

The Fine Print

Promotional value expires Jul 8, 2011. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person, may buy 2 additional as gifts. Limit 1 per table. Reservation required. Must use in one visit, no cash back. Tax and gratuity not included. Not valid with other offers. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

About Costanera Restaurant

Costanera Restaurant

Restaurant, Mexican Restaurant, Latin American
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