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
272 reviews since June 24, 2014
Overall Rating4.2
  • Food4.3
    Service4.2
  • Ambiance4.2
    Noise LevelModerate
86% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
scenic view (170)great for outdoor dining (163)special occasion (110)fit for foodies (107)romantic (79)great for lunch (65)hot spot (65)good for groups (56)neighborhood gem (39)late-night find (25)vibrant bar scene (22)great for brunch (19)kid-friendly (18)notable wine list (12)Show More
  • Is La Mar receding?
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 10/19/2014
    It kicked off so well! The delicious food, the view, the service as could be expected from a restaurant at the Mandarin Oriental. A year later, the view is still extraordinary. But not so the overall experience. I had made a reservation for 5 the day before, yet, yet I was asked to wait, standing, for over 15 minutes until they "got a table ready". It was 6:45 p.m. and the place was empty! The table was the worse on the terrace. The manager only agreed to change when my mojito slipped from my hand. it was served very cold, as it should, but wet from the condensation, and no napkin! I knew the dishes I ordered from previous visits. This time they were less than 1/3 of the original size for the same price! I won't return. What happened ?
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Creative and modern Peruvian dining
    KWMWVIP
    Dined on 10/19/2014
    We loved every dish we tried. Our waiter encouraged us to share an entree so we also ordered 2 appetizers to start. From the cebiche bar to the flaming hot bar and the wet bar this restaurant has everything. Definitely makes me want to go back to Miami just to eat here again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • awesome experience
    Luckystrike
    Dined on 10/15/2014
    We had a great dinner at this restaurant. The food was exquisite and the ambiance delightful.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great place
    Limbo
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    The best place to experience and enjoy the wonderful peruvian cuisine. Had a great time with my wife. The food was delicious and the service was excellent. A must if you live in Miami or if you are visiting.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Overrated with inattentive service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    Disappointing after reading reviews. Food did not live up to restaurant reputation. Many entrees very overpriced. Environment inside not pleasant. So loud we could barely hear each other. Waiter was very inattentive. Had to flag him down to request missing utensils, more water, order dessert,remove wine and drink glasses while waiting for dessert. Had to ask manager for the check since waiter was nowhere to be found. I attribute this in part to the automatic gratuity system. Perhaps we are spoiled but are accustomed to having good food served more attentively and with more decorum. Locals like us will not be returning or recommending this restaurant to others. Seems geared to one time tourists since it is based in a hotel.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, hot spot, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Overrated
    Doris
    Dined on 10/9/2014
    The food was delicious, the portions small, and the food was much too expensive.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent
    Sibarita
    Dined on 10/9/2014
    Great Peruvian fusion attractive to those interested in Peruvian cuisine. Service was very good. Some dishes seemed over priced.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, late-night find, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • the good, the bad, the ugly
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 10/7/2014
    Very Good service. Good food. Bad: very uncomfortable chairs in the patio area, high table Ugly: had to eat a small appetizer (conch) with a huge, huge heavy fork.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good not great
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 10/6/2014
    So you can't get a prettier view than the outside deck of La Mar on Brickell Key. The food was definitely tasty but perhaps my expectations were too high. It was good but I really expected something more. Also the portion sizes are extremely small, so if you are hungry expect a big bill. Lunch for 2 which included the one lunch special and two small appetizers and 2 glasses of wine was over $100
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • 3 time a charm
    JasonVIP
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    Can't miss. Great food great view good service. ANyone interested in a unique food experience with some of the best peruvian inspired dishes needs to try this place. We have dined here 3 times all have been great experiences.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great vibe and cuisine
    Libby
    Dined on 9/30/2014
    La Mar has interesting mix of regulars, locals celebrating, business professionals and hotel guests. We went for a Girl's Night and had a wonderful experience. The service is spot on and the Executive Chef came around to meet the guests and even delivered some dishes. We had the Miami Spice menu and just loved the Salmon entree. A lot of tables were ordering a fried fish entree so we are going back to try this dish as the presentation was smashing. It was a beautiful night and the views of the Miami skyline really set the stage. La Mar's interior design is fresh, colorful and vibrant. Do not miss the PISCO SOURS!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, scenic view, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Noisy
    Quique
    Dined on 9/29/2014
    Bad acoustics. Good food, good service, nice ambience, nice crowd
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dissapointment
    Mascaw
    Dined on 9/28/2014
    The lomo saltado was salty and had a thick sauce. The tuna causa was tiny and nothing special, I had a salmon special with a thick sauce as well. The ceviche clasico was the only plate that was quite decent. The waitress was good and professional. They should improve the flavor and quality of the product and maybe a little more variety of the main entrees.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Perfect dinner and great view
    franco
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    Fantastic dinner very friendly attention and the best Pisco in town, the smoked Alaskan crab was delicious
    Special Features:
    romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    Great view but I was not offer seating outside despite having many empty tables. Food was good but I expected better. I have had much better food in the local places here in Miami. It felt like a sanitized version of Peruvian food, (for gringo consumption). Pisco sour was very good. Ceviche was ok. Noise was very loud. Hard to talk without screaming, almost felt like a bar on Happy hour. I will stick to the local places for a real taste of Peru without having to go there.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • incredible Peruvian food
    nicolas
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    Fantastic Ceviche and causa platters, service is very good and relaxing, deserts are just perfect
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    The food was excellent, service and ambiance inviting. The only disappointment was the nice. I will definitely go back for the food. Megi from Miami
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • You won't be sorry
    lunchbunchx3
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    ordered Miami Spice. Excellent food, presentation and service. Interesting décor. Loved the wall of plants. View spectacular. Very noisy. This is not a romantic or conversationl place. We had to yell to talk. Maybe outside dining would work for conversation or romance. Given all that. Food excellent.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 9/25/2014
    One of the best dining experiences my wife and I have had in Miami. Extraordinary service, delicious food, delightful ambiance. Highly recommend.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Maravilhoso!
    Mgraca
    Dined on 9/24/2014
    Espetacular vista, jantar maravilhoso e ambiente agradavel. Recomendo escolher mesa ao ar livre!
    Special Features:
    romantic, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing food
    Babas45
    Dined on 9/23/2014
    Amazing food with excellent view. The service was good although the first drinks took a while to come from the bar.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • not what I expected
    westgate4u
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    the in said area was so loud. outside was nice, but I book reservation for special b-day ocacion, and that was totally ignored by the staff. I'm very disappointed.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, scenic view
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Good food & ambience, poor service
    Alvarado
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    Food is very good and the atmosphere is great for a romantic dinner, especially outside. However, the service was poor. Food is somehow spicy, and we asked for water a couple of times... it took them ages! We had to tell three different people in order to get a glass of water... also it was my wife's birthday, and we asked for two glasses of champagne when we arrived... they didn't ask which champagne, and charged us $24 per glass! Then they asked if we wanted a dessert, and we order one to share... after a few minutes they brought it together with another one as a birthday gift... If they were bringing a dessert as a gift, they should have brought it before asking if we wanted one... of course we left half of each.
    Special Features:
    romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Delicious Peruvian cuisine
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    Service was friendly and informative. Menu was interesting and diverse. Atmosphere was vibrant and busy. This is a special occasion restaurant because of pricing. Overall a nice, memorable evening.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great restataunt
    Jazzy
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    The food was extremely delicious, authentic, and well-prepared. The pisco sour tased just like the ones from Peru.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent dinner
    Arqfff
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    Excellent food and service, a little expensive but you need to try it
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • KAS1VIP
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    Very good Peruvian food. Lovely environment located at the Mandarin Oriental. Pork sliders were wonderful.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Experience
    FitFoodie
    Dined on 9/18/2014
    The first time I went, the food was excellent as so was the service and ambience. The second time I went the service was good and the food was good, ambience was fun. This third time, the service was subpar and the portions of the food had changed to less ... and paying extra for a special ceviche and it was just ok. The am ambience was way too loud. I hope that if/when I go back, that it becomes better as each time I have have gone, it has declined in all aspects.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • High end Peruvian
    CrazyBoutBrickell
    Dined on 9/17/2014
    This is one of the best Peruvian Restaurants in Miami. Pricey but worth it if you are in the mood for Peruvian food. Beautiful outdoor setting with a view of the Brickell Ave. skyline.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing food
    Miamifoodie
    Dined on 9/16/2014
    We went during Miami Spice and the menu was four courses of a tasting menu. We were stuffed by the end. The most impressive thing was the sauces. The tiradito criollo was fabulous. The sauce on the causa escabeche was amazing, and the coconut milk curried salmon was incredible. The desserts were spectacular. We had great service - our waiter was really attentive. The only slight negative was that it was pretty loud in there and by the end of the night it was becoming a bit of a strain to talk. But the food was so good, we would definitely return.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nana
    Dined on 9/15/2014
    Service was extremely slow!!! Between one course and the other a long time went by. It was almost one hour from the time we ordered to the time we were served the first course.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fabulous!!!
    mariab
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Top of the line peruvian food! Cool ambience, everything in the right place!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Ceviche
    IsaGVIP
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    The ceviche was excellent as well as the tiradito, you really feel you are in Peru! Love The Maracuya Pisco
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2012VIP
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    The noise level inside the restaurant is way too loud. It was impossible to carry a conversation comfortably in a table of four people. The restaurant actually has a DJ, but the noise and chatter was zoo loud that you could barely even hear the music either. If you order sparkling water, be cautious of the staff not pushing more water than you actually want, they keep serving sparkling water and bring additional bottles without you having requested them, nor do they check before if you would like an additional bottle.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, scenic view, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great View
    Foodie2014
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    Grilled Alaskan King Crab was amazing!!!! Very expensive but wort it.. We have table outside with beautiful view of Miami skyline.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing!!!
    anniem
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    Everything from the decor, the service and the menu were outstanding! Can't wait to go again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing peruvian fusion food
    mkell83
    Dined on 9/10/2014
    This is a must go place if you like seafood. The peruvian traditional plates combined with fusion styles is amazing. Anything you ask for will suprise you as expected from a Gaston Acurio Restaurant.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/10/2014
    Ryan, Lazaro and Jonathan (from Kitchen) attended me and my wife excellent! Their service was just the best.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Quite an experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2002
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    Went with six girlfriends for a birthday celebration and the food, service, and view were top notch. We let the waiter bring us an assortment of items off the menu, so it was so easy. Just hang out and let tasty bites come your way. And those Peruvian drinks... wow!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, late-night find, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great food
    Yvan
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    The chaufa and arroz con mariscos was amazing, the service is great The music very nice
    Special Features:
    good for groups, scenic view, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.