La Mar Cebicheria Peruana - NY
Best Peruvian restrnt in East CoastFrom its great 5 star food, to the excellent service, to their great decor. We went on 06/15/2013. We had a table reserved for a party of five at 5:30pm. We came from VA to go dine at "La Mar Cebicheria". Once we were seated, our waiter came and explained the appetizers, we ordered all 4 types of cebiches they had (cannot pick a fav, all were amazing), an empanada de aji de gallina, and tuna tar tar. Then we got out food dishes, which were Lomo Saltado (best pick), Arroz Criollo, Chaufa De Quinoa, and Seco Marino. Our server was a pro at explaining every single special to the detail (ask for Renzo) For dessert, definitely get LUCUMA ICE CREAM! You will not be disappointed. Don't even get me started on the drinks! All I say is (Pisco Punch).6/15/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent serviceThe restaurant is very nice and the service is impeccable, but it is overpriced. Just don't expect to eat a lot of food for what you are paying. All of the mixed drinks were exceptional.6/8/2013 12:00:00 AMWe stopped going to La marWe stopped going to La mar about 2 months ago due to a bad service experience. In my opinion, their food is the best Peruvian food you can find in Manhattan, so I decided to give them a second try (I'm Peruvian and their food reminds me of my mom's cooking!).
They definitely have taken to heart all the comments and improved tremendously! I was so glad that my experienced last weekend was excellent. Attentive and polite service. I was a happy customer and I'll keep coming back!6/1/2013 12:00:00 AMA Rare Peruvian TreatLa Mar was recommended to us by a happy customer at a Peruvian restaurant in Montclair, closer to our New Jersey home. It took us a few months to follow up the recommendation but it was well worth the wait. The dishes all had a unique flavor whether in the semi-raw escabeche or the highly seasoned grilled octopus appetizer. My son and I had a paella-like dish of fried rice and seafood that was excellent. The fish dishes ordered by my wife and sister were also well received. My wife and son have nut allergies. The servers were made aware of the issue and steered us around any problematic dishes. The waiter was very informative about the unusual dishes. The only issue: he left us for some time when he was given tables elsewhere.6/1/2013 12:00:00 AMAlways a treat to dine atAlways a treat to dine at La Mar. Ricardo is a great server, and the food is so tasty. The octopus is always a winner, as is the lomo saltado.5/29/2013 12:00:00 AMLove Peruvian foodExcellent Service and delicious food, Love the arroz criollo and sangria.5/28/2013 12:00:00 AMThe treat here is trying aThe treat here is trying a very different cuisine, that combines mostly Latino, specifically Peruvian, and some Japanese twists. Obviously, the ceviches are central, but so are sashima like tiraditos and more traditional empanadas, as well as more filling and traditional mains. The paella like rice dish with seafood was delicious. The menu is likely to have terms for ingredients that you don't know, such as leche de tigre. The wait staff is terrific at explaining all of these and are VERY warm and helpful. Be adventuresome, it's worth it. Wine is not the thing here, in my view. Instead, choose a cocktail made from the strong, brandy/grappa like "pisco" or a Peruvian beer.5/25/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat dinnerWe were greeted by the hostess and our table was ready for our party as soon as we arrived. The service was efficient and friendly, and our server offered great recommendations of drinks and food. The specials available that night were excellent, as was the rest of the food, which all came out promptly and in the correct order. Attentive service throughout our meal completed the experience and the people I had invited to La Mar for the first time left both satisfied and impressed.5/24/2013 12:00:00 AMDelicious foodThe food experience was amazing with flavorful cebiches and great entrees. Ambiance was also great. Place was full - We started with cebiche limeno that combines fish, shrimps, octopus with a flavorful leche de Tigre sauce, original from Peru. We also had beef anticuchos. Entrees included lomo saltado (beef with onions, soy sauce, tomatoes); sea food seco (fresh sea food with cilantro sauce). Good wine list and affordable from Spain, Chile, Argentina. Excellent family experience for all...5/24/2013 12:00:00 AMI am a food lover, I foundI am a food lover, I found La Mar a very upscale well decor and location, Food was good, Portion kind of petite but tasty, I try it all - I have not complaints with the ecception of the loudness on the second floor we could have a conversation then we decide to eat, but you can have all I found the first level without personality too empty and too much light.4/26/2013 12:00:00 AMThe Best Peruvian food I'veThe Best Peruvian food I've had outside of Peru!!
I was in Peru and did 5 star dinning and even at at the
Lima La Mar.... This even beats some of Peru's Best!!!
Great Pisco sours!!!4/16/2013 12:00:00 AMFood and service were greatFood and service were great however I was disappointed to find a limited selection on the menu which was different than the one they advertised on their website. Had I known this ahead of time I would have opted to go at a later time when lucuma for example was on the menu.
Having said that I would still recommend it because the food that they did have on the menu was outstanding!4/6/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat food and great service,Great food and great service, we really ejoyed the experience.3/30/2013 12:00:00 AMfantastic food, ceviche andfantastic food, ceviche and beef heart are unbelievable. Service was great aswell. Def be back.3/19/2013 12:00:00 AMSo great!Really great evening! It was all that I had expected from a Gaston Acurio restaurant. The food was impressively tasty and well prepared, the pisco cocktails delicious, the service attentive and nice, and the overall experience excellent. ABSOLUTELY RECOMMEND!!3/16/2013 12:00:00 AMWe really liked the ambienceWe really liked the ambience and the way the waiter treated us. They were very patient with our group and even though we were slightly underdressed we did not feel out of place. We will definitely come back and enjoy the food, it was delicious.3/15/2013 12:00:00 AMLoved the service, cevicheLoved the service, ceviche sampler, empanada sampler AND the Pisco Sour made with passionfruit. Will absolutely be back to try more of the menu. Wish the upstairs space had been open.2/26/2013 12:00:00 AMThe service was awkward butThe service was awkward but the food divine. Wonderful and exciting flavor combinations.2/12/2013 12:00:00 AM