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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
  • "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
  • "Loved the ambience,the food and service.Everything was perfect"
    Dined on 7/6/2014
  • "One of the best places in Miami!!!!! Great food. Incredible service. Top top"
    Dined on 7/6/2014
  • "This is one of the hottest places in Miami, and for very good reazons. Amazing food, Exellent service, beautiful view and if you diced to dine inside, ambiance is superb"
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "Celebrating our 28th wedding anniversary at La Mar was a great idea. We enjoyed everything about the restaurant. Our waiter was superb! The food and wine was outstanding."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "You can't possibly talk after the dj begins but outside is beautiful, even on a hot, summer niggt. Have a pisco sour and chill."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "Famous Gaston ! Food isn't that great , location is great and service wasn't that bad"
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "I would not come back due to valet hit 2 cars and never told the other car it was hit and let them leave !!!"
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "The food and sericve is amazing as usual, of course it's the Mandarin after all. The server was a young man that seemed to be to handsome for the job,lol ,but the food amazing !"
    Dined on 7/4/2014
  • "The grill exposed in the restaurant was not a very good idea, we had to move to another table cause of the smell, still ended up leaving the restaurant smelling like food The octopus was really gummy my bf couldn't eat it. For a high end restaurant we really expected more"
    Dined on 7/3/2014
  • "The food is incredibly delicious. The service is top of the line! Highly recommended"
    Dined on 7/2/2014
  • "We went for the first time we have been many times at the one un Lima .Its was really good .Qw were pleased .Excellent food ."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "It has been my first time eating at La Mar in Miami, its located in a perfect place, with incredible view plus great food at an affordable price. Great Pisco Sour and nice terrace for outdoor lunch or dinner. Worth giving it a try."
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "Good food but way too expensive for such small portions. The tiraditos are really good! It's also too loud..had to scream to my friend so she could hear me all night!!! I like the place but it is too expensive for Peruvian food and portion size"
    Dined on 6/25/2014
  • "I went to La Mar on a Saturday at 9pm. The restaurant was SO LOUD! We did about four courses, a dessert, and drinks. I ordered a hibiscus punch drink that was delivered in a beautifully decorated fancy glass, but filled with so much ice that the drink was just watered down - and not very good to begin with. The ceviche style is soupier than many may be used to, but it was still good. The menu is an eclectic mix of seafood and Japanese food - something for everyone.Only valet parking available. Check out the bar at Azul. After La Mar, we went upstairs to Azul for just a drink & ended up staying to have more drinks and enjoying a cheese plate, oysters, shrimp and dessert. Azul was so much better in terms of food, drinks, and ambience."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "Great food! Nice wine. A little bit noisy. Very good for a group of friends."
    Dined on 6/19/2014
  • "Fantastic food. Our waitress gave thorough explanations of the menu to help narrow down the choices. Overall great dining experience."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "Food very tasty. Great servers. I definitely recommend The chaufa aeropuerto."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "Every dish in our order was exquisite ,the service was exceptional ."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "We arrived and the scene was not that impressive for a Saturday night. It felt more like a beach cafe than a nice restaurant. First we got the Causa Salad. I don't know why they call it a salad - it was chopped up beets over mashed potatoes. For close to $20, it was not as advertised - we asked where the ingredients were, e.g. artichoke, asparagus and we were told they were mixed in with the potato. Honestly, it had very little flavor and was as small as a side dish. The tiradito Nikei was tasty, good quality fish. We also got the Lomo Saltado which was delish. I would maybe be willing to give it another shot. But considering the prices and the fact that it's located in the Mandarin, I expected something a little higher-end."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "My wife and I had a weekday lunch and a Friday night dinner at La Mar. The food was excellent. The lunch was pleasant, environment-wise, as it was not packed. We booked a table for our anniversary dinner on a Friday night, and there was not an empty table in the place by around 9 p.m. As others have noted, this restaurant is very noisy when full. Also, the restaurant knew it was our anniversary - we got a nice card from them when we were first seated - and yet, once the place was full, they turned a two-top banquette table beside us sideways to accommodate a group of three. This effectively put one of the new neighbors in my wife's lap. Not romantic nor pleasant. The staff moved us to another table and saved the day (or evening)."
    Dined on 6/13/2014
  • "a great place to dine. every bit as good as the best in town."
    Dined on 6/12/2014
  • "No lleno mis expectativas, pobre carta de vinos, la comida bien pero nada especial."
    Dined on 6/11/2014
  • "The food is good, the service good and it is very hot. They have umbrellas over the tables that are lighted with about 400 watts - not romantic. The have taken a beautiful although warm outdoor setting and made it truly unappealing. They need a lighting specialist, fans and mist machines. The indoor restaurant is equally unattractive. Too bad. I would not go back. "
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "The restaurant was busy but we were seated promptly in an ok location. The menu has plenty of choice and we chose a variety of small plates to start. The ceviche mixto was fabulous, the causa salad and the octopus skewers were also excellent. We finished with the seafood squid ink pasta which is not to be missed. It had been recommended to us by our server in the lobby bar and she got it spot on. The only minor downside was that we were at a two top in between two large tables for eight and the tables were too close together. People either side were almost sitting on our table! Overall a great experience and we will be back."
    Dined on 6/5/2014
  • "Food was average. Nothing special. Because of the weather there was no outdoor seating. So the main dining area was filled and incredibly loud. Impossible to hear the conversation at the table."
    Dined on 6/3/2014
  • "Great Experience! This is the third time that I have dinner at La Mar, and it's been excellent every time. "
    Dined on 6/3/2014
  • "Beautiful for outside dining. Inside it was terribly noisy. Food was delicious but the menu seemed limited. Very good but not outstanding as I expected"
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "Love the food, we ordered a few different diches, the ceviche sampler, duck fried rise, fried fish (wonderful) and the anticuchos. Everything was excellent. Service was good, helpful with dish sizes, and ordering for variety. We did not like the pisco sour, it had an after taste. The desserts were good, however, we found it strange that in a Peruvian restaurant there was no "Suspiro Limeno". Restaurant too noisy, but too hot to eat outside. View fabulous.!!!"
    Dined on 5/31/2014