La Mar by Gastón Acurio
La Mar by Gastón Acurio

La Mar by Gastón Acurio

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.mandarinoriental.com/miami/fine-dining/la-mar-by-gaston-acurio/
  • Phone: 3059138358x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch
    11am – 3:30pm

    Dinner
    5:30pm -11pm

    Bar
    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 8773449853

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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La Mar by Gastón Acurio reviews from OpenTable diners
261 reviews since May 2, 2014
Overall Rating4.2
  • Food4.3
    Service4.2
  • Ambiance4.2
    Noise LevelModerate
86% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
scenic view (165)great for outdoor dining (160)special occasion (111)fit for foodies (102)romantic (73)great for lunch (71)hot spot (70)good for groups (55)neighborhood gem (35)late-night find (25)vibrant bar scene (20)kid-friendly (19)great for brunch (18)notable wine list (16)Show More
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    This was my second visit, first for dinner and it just took too long for the food to come out. Party of 4 and dining for 2 1/2 hours.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • TRiste experiencia
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    Lamentablemente no me fue bien. El servicio dejo mucho que desear y la comida mala. Realmente no parece restaurante de Gaston Acurio .....
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • La Mar
    JPDineVIP
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    Excellent food & service, beautiful scenery, great restaurant
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • amazing
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    There was amazing customer service the good was good and the view was beautiful the dolphins were a bonus
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, late-night find, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • excellent food shadowed by noise!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/25/2014
    artistic food presentations! a fantastic adventure in discovering intriguing tastes....they bewitch your palate! unfortunately, service is good to mediocre at times. a huge negative is the loudness, very noisy and challenging to hear the waiter and table conversations! charming view when sitting outside!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best food I have had in a long time
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005VIP
    Dined on 8/25/2014
    original, creative high quality ingredients served in a beautiful atmosphere by a delightful server! Do not miss the grilled octopus and the burrata appetizers!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, scenic view, hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice option in Brickell Key
    PacoVIP
    Dined on 8/25/2014
    I went there during the Miami Spice month and had the special menu. It is a great selection so you won't go wrong if you have it. Besides of the food, the restaurant is inside the Mandarin Oriental Hotel, so it is a very nice combination of great food and sophisticated environment. I highly recommend this restaurant.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food at a cost
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    I was very satisfied with the service, they did not offer the best seating available but did accommodate for a change. As usual with expensive restaurants they were out of the $50 bottle of wine (Casa L'Apostolle). The Jalea Frita appetizer was good but nothing extraordinary - I will recommend the Plancha Anticuchera, it was delicious! All in all I was very satisfied and will come back in the future.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The Best place in Miami.
    jlodommar
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Perfect location. Amazing spot. And the food, without words. Ceviche & fish for dream. A "MUST" place.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, scenic view, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Expected more from chef
    Disappointed
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    Expected more from this well known chef. I have eaten Peruvian food in many restaurants. I was very disappointed
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Tourist Trap
    ATCDVIP
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    Very unfortunate the Chef Gaston Acurio would lend his name for this restaurant. Food is mediocre at best and seems previously prepared and microwaved. It seems to have an OK service but our waiter was terrible. Only thing going for this restaurant is its ambience and location, despite valet as only parking option. Won't last more than 3 years.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Weekday lunch
    Hernan
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    Great place to have a week lunch at their outdoor table even in summer. Small portions but delicious!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, scenic view
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • One bite of Peru
    sergiomunozdelete
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    As always Gaston Acurio can't miss with what he does. Great quality to get a bite of Peru. Amazing ceviche, causa and meats from the grill. Defenitely a place to go.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • excellent
    Vicky
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    Wonderful location of course at the Mandarin ORiental ! Romantic table on the terrace... view over the sea and Miami Downtown. original food. First time we ate peruvian and we liked it a lot ! We will never forget this wondeful dinner.
    Special Features:
    romantic
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great for lunch
    JaviVIP
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    The food was fantastic. The lomo saltado and and Fideos Machos blew me away.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, scenic view, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Incredible Experience
    greatniteVIP
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • La mar
    Tapasdinner
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    The food was absolutely delicious and the drinks were great as well
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fab evening at La Mar!!!!!
    Lilly
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    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!!!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Happycustomer
    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.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • abenh
    Dined on 8/12/2014
    I have eaten at other oprtunidades and the truth was better menu that played at the festival was not in keeping with the restaurant
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very Impressed
    healthyfitcouple
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, scenic view, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • amaizing
    idyrms
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    The food was great. Ambience amazing. The view, gorgeous. It was romantic, peaceful, and relaxing.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best place in Miami area
    GPVDinnerVIP
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Little portions
    Kuky
    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
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, scenic view
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • chico´s time
    chico
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Not compatible to the location
    Worldtraveller
    Dined on 8/5/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • RTseVIP
    Dined on 8/5/2014
    The Miami Spice lunch was a terrific deal for only $23. The cebiche is terrific. The tanginess is perfect.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Opentable
    Dined on 8/4/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great find!
    BobbyP
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Expected more
    Lizke
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    Expected more of the food, for USA standards it's ok but European standards are higher.
    Special Features:
    hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good but quite expensive
    Luciernaga
    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.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • RTseVIP
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    The cebiche is fantastic. The staff are very friendly and attentive.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Best Peruvian
    miamifoodieVIP
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    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
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Dining Experience
    GioMolina
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Awesome experience
    JoAndSi
    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
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, special occasion, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Peruvian Food with a twist
    DaddyG
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    Everything was good, appetizers, main course and desserts. I will defintely recommend this restaurant to my friends.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Good but not great!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/29/2014
    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.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Disappointed with Open-table!
    MiamiDoctor82
    Dined on 7/28/2014
    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!
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great restaurant
    Gab0211gg
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • MAGNIFICO
    ILEANA
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate