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La Mar by Gastón Acurio
La Mar by Gastón Acurio

La Mar by Gastón Acurio Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.mandarinoriental.com/miami/fine-dining/la-mar-by-gaston-acurio/
  • Phone: (305) 913-8358
  • Hours of Operation: Lunch
    11am – 3:30pm

    5:30pm -11pm

    Sunday through Thursday 11am - 3:30pm, 5:30pm – 12:00am
    Friday and Saturday 11am – 3:30pm, 5:30pm - 1am
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Peruvian
  • Executive Chef: Diego Oka
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Beer, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Smoking Area, Smoking Area (patio only), Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: The South Terrace of La Mar offers the perfect outdoor waterfront option for groups that would like to dine al fresco. With innovative group lunch and dinner menus, the dynamic terrace is directly on the water and faces the Miami skyline.
  • Private Party Contact: Leonor Cuadra (877) 344-9853

Getting there

  • Cross Street: South East 8th Street
  • Public Transit: Metrobus stop located across from restaurant.
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: For lunch from 11am to 3:30pm valet parking is offered on a complimentary basis.

    Valet parking is available during dinner service for USD 13 per car with validation.
A word from La Mar by Gastón Acurio
La Mar by Gaston Acurio features the acclaimed Peruvian cuisine of celebrity chef Gaston Acurio in a high-energy setting with dramatic water views of Biscayne Bay and the Miami skyline.

Diners are invited to explore the authentic and diverse flavors of Peruvian gastronomy, ranging from upscale novo-Andean fare to Asian-Peruvian fusion and traditional seafood cebiche.

A contemporary design by Arquitectonica and interiors by Nathan/Pereira Arquitectura offers a mix of indoor and outdoor seating with three lively bars providing distinctive culinary experiences and a personal look into the creation of signature cebiches, freshly grilled anticuchos and specialty cocktails.
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Diner Reviews
  • "The food was fantastic. The lomo saltado and and Fideos Machos blew me away."
    Dined on 8/17/2014
  • "It was first time to La Mar and I was completely satisfied. I went with two of my Peruian friends and they were blown away. The food was fabulous and the service was spectacular. Everything we had was delicious from the ceviche to the rib eye I couldn't have been anymore pleased. An incredible experience."
    Dined on 8/16/2014
  • "The food was absolutely delicious and the drinks were great as well"
    Dined on 8/15/2014
  • "Went to La mar for our sons 21st birthday. The evening was so special & service top notch from the second we stepped into the restaurant were greeted by the hostesses to our great waiter, Eduardo! Everyone truly made the night super special! Great drinks, food, atmosphere and service! We'll be back again soon!!! Next time want to sit at the fun bar or maybe outside with the great view!!!!!"
    Dined on 8/14/2014
  • "We visited for lunch as part of the Miami Spice Month. The food was very good but looked more like a sampler. Very small portions and no options on dessert. The location is excelent and the staff very nice."
    Dined on 8/14/2014
  • "I have eaten at other oprtunidades and the truth was better menu that played at the festival was not in keeping with the restaurant"
    Dined on 8/12/2014
  • "We went with high expectations and we were not let down, The service, the ambiance, the food, the view, everything was excellent. We loved their Pisco Sour, Their Ceviche was fresh and perfect for this Florida weather. We had the whole fish entree and it blew us away, the presentation, the fish was yellow tail snapper and it was flash fried, but not greasy at all, it was perfect! The Prawns were very fresh but I would not choose this dish again, a little over priced for an appetizer and nothing out of this world. On the other hand their deconstructed Key Lime Pie was heaven. I usually opt out of dessert but so glad I choose to try this delicious, orgasmic creation, a MUST if you visit."
    Dined on 8/9/2014
  • "The food was great. Ambience amazing. The view, gorgeous. It was romantic, peaceful, and relaxing."
    Dined on 8/9/2014
  • "What a wonderful place Mandarin Oriental has built for mega star chef Gaston Acurio. Gaston has returned the favor creating a subliminal gastronomic experience without having to fly to Lima. It is a must!. Can't wait to visit again."
    Dined on 8/8/2014
  • "I am all for small portions but La Mar seems to have a new meaning for "small". Instead of 2 appetizer size chicken anticuchos, what about 3? Or 5 slices of fish for the tiradito instead of 3. This was for Miami Spice Menu for lunch, but the dinner menu regular size is not much bigger, so if you are hungry, better go to another place, Menu was $23, drinks 12, my bill was $51, granted parking was "free" still the best ceviche in town"
    Dined on 8/8/2014
  • "La Mar at Miami is a good example of how the peruvian cuisine can captive the gourmet, combining an excellent location with the great peruvian cuisine."
    Dined on 8/7/2014
  • "This restaurant is part of the Mandarin Oriental. It does not show the 5 star class or atmosphere fitting for this hotel. Low ceilings, so very noisie inside. Food is ok, but you can have much better Peruvian food in Miami. Service was ok, after a 20 minute wait (we had reservations) and a different table than was promised. Overall this was an ok restaurant, but not up to par with the location. Maybe the outside dining experience is better."
    Dined on 8/5/2014
  • "The Miami Spice lunch was a terrific deal for only $23. The cebiche is terrific. The tanginess is perfect."
    Dined on 8/5/2014
  • "We we're put at the bad table in the beginning and that change our prospective of restaurant . After we demand to change table everything went great."
    Dined on 8/4/2014
  • "Great location, atmosphere and food. Trendy, nice ambiance. Try the veal heart skewars and the grilled octopus. Very good ceviche as well. The entire Manchester United team was staying at the hotel housing La Mar, Mandarin Oriental."
    Dined on 8/3/2014
  • "Expected more of the food, for USA standards it's ok but European standards are higher."
    Dined on 8/3/2014
  • "Food is really good but Menu is very short. Peruvian food has a lot of variety and it surprised us that entree options were only 5 or 6. Prices are very high for such small portions, especially for appetizers, ceviches, tiraditos and causas (really mini). Entrees' size are better. It was very disappointing that we asked for grilled octopus and they didn't have it (!) when it was one of the few dishes consigned in the Carte. With SO many great Peruvian restaurants currently all over Miami, La Mar is certainly not the only option to get authentic and exquisite Peruvian dishes with better prices, larger portions and a more extensive menu."
    Dined on 8/3/2014
  • "The cebiche is fantastic. The staff are very friendly and attentive."
    Dined on 8/3/2014
  • "Happening new restaurant at the Mandarin Oriental... A destination restaurant... excellent food and beautiful views of Brickell...try to snag a table outdoors so you can hear your company :) Have been there twice now and the tuna Nikkei and whole fish are the best items"
    Dined on 8/2/2014
  • "My wife and I were absolutely delighted with La Mar at the Mandarin Oriental. The food and overall dining experience was superb. Only thing I would point out is the time it took for our order to get done. It was a little too long and could be improved."
    Dined on 8/1/2014
  • "Wasn't sure what to expect on arrival at La Mar as had never had Peruvian food before. Really recommend it. Food was delicious, server (Eduardo) was really knowledgeable and his recommendations were great. We had the opportunity to meet Diego (Exec Chef) who was very impressive and went above and beyond in making our experience first rate. Both Diego and Eduardo are proud of their Peruvian roots and excited to share the cuisine. Definitely try it when in Miami"
    Dined on 8/1/2014
  • "Everything was good, appetizers, main course and desserts. I will defintely recommend this restaurant to my friends."
    Dined on 7/31/2014
  • "I expected more from this restaurant considering is Gaston Acurio. The Cebiche (or ceviche -both forms are correct I was told) was missing something. Some of the plates had that strong taste of "too many condiments". We went for lunch and had the opportunity to taste many items on the menu. The causas, arroz con mariscos, keylime pie were really good! Ambience and service was ok. The view is fantastic."
    Dined on 7/29/2014
  • "I'm extremely disappointed with opentable and will likely never use it again. I made reservations for a Monday night with over a week anticipation for a party of 5 and when I arrive the hostess informed me that my reservations were for OUTSIDE! It is inexcusable that opentable or the restaurant did not specify where the seats will be located. The view was beautiful but it's Miami and it was hot and humid and the restaurant has NO fans outside! Ridiculous! I would go again but would request an indoor table, especially in the summer!"
    Dined on 7/28/2014
  • "Food is great. Not as amazing as the food at his restaurants in Peru, but good enough for a foreign country. Picarones were great, though it took a while to serve. My favorite part. Service was really good."
    Dined on 7/28/2014
  • "LA MAR... de GASTON ACURIO, es un excelente restaurant, donde se puede disfruta de una comida tipica peruana llevada a un alto nivel. Lo recomiendo altamente y su ubicación es realmente preciosa."
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "Amazing food and service. Very cool restaurant without the pretentiousness of other Brickell hot spots."
    Dined on 7/25/2014
  • "Food and portions were great and the best of the best was the fresh Jalea flavor plus causa was divine. My family and I, just love it."
    Dined on 7/25/2014
  • "The view is very beautiful and the food is good. The selection of wines is good but a bit overpriced for what it is. NEVER stay inside. The main room is soooo noise you won't hear the person on the other side of the table. It's really bad. Sit outdoors, it's much better."
    Dined on 7/24/2014
  • "Best peruvian Chef alive! Viva Gaston! I have had the pleasure to visit Peru several times including its gastronomy festival "Mistura". Gaston is definitevely an Icon for the Peruvian food around the World. La Mar is the best example of this."
    Dined on 7/23/2014
  • "The food at La Mar is fresh, feels fresh and tastes fresh... ! Their ceviches come in perfect portions, are absolutely delicious and all taste differently... You have to try them all. The Chaufas are very good. Their saltado is flavorful. I really recommend this place!"
    Dined on 7/23/2014
  • "La Mar offers an excellent dining experience, Peruvian with a twist. Several of the items are slight modifications of more traditional fare. For example, alongside the standard Pisco Sour, there is a very tasty Maracuya Sour. There are also several vegetarian menu items. The causa salad was tasty; and the chaufa aeropuerto (which can be made vegetarian on request) was outstanding. While the meal was a bit pricey, I certainly will be back on the right occasion!"
    Dined on 7/20/2014
  • "When a hostess brought us to an outdoor tale, we askex to be seated inside. The hostess left us standing in the dining area and never came back. The table service person spilled drops of wine around as she poured the wine into the cups. The servers seemed to be in a hurry for guests to leave."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "Really the advertising is much better than what it really is. Food was only reasonable. I have had better ceviches in Miami."
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "The food is creative and the flavors are outstanding. The ambience could be nice, except for the absolutely unbearable noise level. They have to decide if the want to be a disco or a great restaurant."
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "All was really good. It was the weather the ne it did not help. Terrible strm on the terrace and we were there. Thied to stay on the terrace for awhile, but storm got so strong all had to leave and went first to the bar and later to a table that was cordially offered to us, since we had been on a table on the terrace. Great place. Will recommend it."
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "Food is not the best but good enough and the setting is gorgeous"
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "The food was excellent, really excellent! Service was one of the best. Friendly, but not overly. It was our anniversary and requestes something special, so they manged a table next to the windows (it was rainy so we couldn't go outside). Only thing that was a little off was the noise level, thought it was more private, but it is actually more laid back. Anyways, we went there because of the food. Looove ceviche and this was one of the best! Overall imwould,give a five, but that extra little noise makes it a 4.9"
    Dined on 7/9/2014
  • "We ate here because it sounded interesting and was close to our hotel. I had the chicken skewers, which were delicious. The salad was also good, although slightly heavy on the dressing. The real star, of course, was the seafood. My partner has eaten ceviche in multiple countries in Latin America and this leche de tigre ceviche was hands down the best he's ever had. The ceviche bar served very large portions of fresh tuna, shrimp & calamari, in a glorious marinade. We sat outside on an elevated patio with gorgeous views of the water and downtown Miami - a dolphin even swam along the shore as we ate! The staff was very helpful and attentive without being pushy or overbearing like many at other Miami restaurants we've visited. A great night!"
    Dined on 7/7/2014
  • "With the proliferation in the Miami dining scene of so many pseudo Peruvian restaurants and eateries 'La Mar' es really Miami's new gem. The restaurant that Mr. Acurio so exquisitely positioned in what used to be the place for the rapidly deteriorating 'Cafe Cymbal' at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel in Brickel, assumes fusion Peruvian food in its simplest form, and its principal requirement; freshness. You will never know if being so close to the water makes it (the food) smells as if brought from the boat minutes before being at your table. There is an army of servers to render an impecable service. Bravo Gaston! Once more."
    Dined on 7/7/2014