La Mar Cebicheria Peruana
great food and locationLarge menu of vibrant, delicious Peruvian food. Fantastic atmosphere.5/16/2013 12:00:00 AMLove the view, love sittingLove the view, love sitting outside, and the menu has such great variety. A little something delicious for everyone!5/16/2013 12:00:00 AMGood Setting/Food/Service. Pricey.We sat outside and had a great view of the ferries and the Bay. The heaters and transparent plastic walls protected us from any effects of the wind. The interior of the restaurant, which we passed through to get to the outside seating, was well-lit with natural light, spacious, and had a good high-energy buzz going.
The food was good, but pricey enough that we would reserve visits for very special occasions or when friends willing to treat on an expense account made us an offer. (But, hey, it's San Francisco. Not much they can do about it.)
The table service was great: attentive and helpful without being intrusive. The bar was very busy at Happy Hour when we arrived, so it took 10-15 minutes to get drinks and appetizers there.5/14/2013 12:00:00 AMPerfect PeruvianI have been to La Mar for work lunches several times. Always fresh, vibrant, and satisfying. This dinner was better than even those experiences. We had the tuna and hamachi cebiches, the empanada sampler and arroz con pato. All excellent and worth recommending to all. Will go back again soon.5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMCebiche is great...orderedCebiche is great...ordered the cebiche la mar. Not a fan of Jalei (spelling) , nikei pescado (seabass with mushrooms), or the crusted yellowtail or pannacotta however others in my party enjoyed it. Enjoyed the anticucho mixto and in comparison to the meat used in lomo saltado, the meat is more tender. Enjoy the fried plantains accompanied by the 2 sauces.5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMGood Peruvian samplingYou find here well prepared the usual suspects that you crave for when thinking of Peruvian food.5/10/2013 12:00:00 AMCreative and wonderful seafood!In addition to the cebiches, the daily specials are fantastic. If you're not a seafood eater, the empanadas and the beef (lomo saltado) are really good.5/10/2013 12:00:00 AMHaving eaten in the GastonHaving eaten in the Gaston restaurants in Lima, Santiago and Caracas we were not disappointed! great attention to creative tasty cuisine. We are very particular about our dining and I must say that your restaurants have truly brightened the culinary scene in the Americas.
A delicious dinner and a great way to celebrate my daughter's birthday.
Drinks get a little pricey but the meal was quite reasonable!5/4/2013 12:00:00 AMBirthday celebrationI took my fiancée for her birthday celebration. I had made a note when I made the reservation that it
Was my fiancées bday. When we came in they said
happy birthday to her. At the end they brought her a happy birthday
snack....kudos to the staff for all this!!5/4/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat timeCouldn't ask for more on a beautiful sunny day in SF5/4/2013 12:00:00 AMVery enjoyable mealWe dined on a Friday night and the atmosphere was very energetic. The menu is large with lots of choices. We sampled a variety of things, and every single one was very good. I have also been with a group of 8 and they handled a group dinner well. It was both entertaining and delicious, with a great waterfront location.5/3/2013 12:00:00 AMnovelInteresting to try Peruvian cuisine! Great seafood, and a carne entre for our non-fin cousin, which he raved about! Dellicate and falvourful sseasoning.5/1/2013 12:00:00 AMBest Peruvian food in the Bay Area!This was the BEST Peruvian food that I have ever had! From the cebiche, to the empanadas, to the ensaladas...everything was perfect. We also had 2 different cocktails...the pesco sour and the blood and sand...both excellent...full of flavor and not overpowering in any one taste. We got to sit outside in the heated tent, and it was perfect night to observe the bay. The food is pricey, but if you are going for a special occasion, or for a romantic meal, this is the place to go and enjoy all the tastes and scene.4/27/2013 12:00:00 AMOverall, I thought it wasOverall, I thought it was great. A little bit on the pricy side but delicious. My wife is Peruvian so I thought we'd give this restaurant a shot as we'd heard good things. The service was great, the food was delicious, and we had a nice table outside, per my request. It was getting a little bit breezy, but it was still nice outside. It was a pleasant dining experience for our anniversary. Thank you!4/27/2013 12:00:00 AMFantastic pisco sours to start,Fantastic pisco sours to start, delicious and varied ceviche choices presented like works of art -- all rounded out by friendly and great service,4/26/2013 12:00:00 AMFantastic food and flavor NoisyFantastic food and flavor
Quiet formal dining4/26/2013 12:00:00 AMThe food was amazing as always!The food was amazing as always! This was the first time that I tried their cocktails and holy moly were they fantastical!4/16/2013 12:00:00 AMThe service was wonderfulThe service was wonderful from start to finish for lunch--they were great accommodating our request for a table with room for a stroller and the room is bright and airy. I've been here before and had the ceviche, which was wonderful. This time we both had a quinoa/veggie/seafood stirfry that was pretty awful, and I love quinoa, veggies and seafood. It didn't have much flavor at all, and tasted sort of burned and bitter, with much of the calamari overdone. I think this might have just been a "miss" of a dish, though it was quite pricy (at $20) for a simple dish that was pretty bad. I didn't eat much of it, took the rest home, and my husband, who eats ANYthing, took a few bites and threw the rest away. It just didn't taste good. At all.4/15/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat Bay Front DiningSecond time here and it's still very good. Great setting on the water front and very good example of Peruvian food and drinks. We had beer and cocktails, so no idea on wine list, but the Pisco drinks are good. We had ceviche, empanadas, beef heart and a causas - all were great. I'm not usually a fan of ceviche, but I really enjoyed the 2 we ordered. I am a huge fan of empanadas and really enjoyed these, especially the corn filled one, which was sweetly delicious. Our server was great and the atmosphere, with the bay view, is perfect.4/15/2013 12:00:00 AMLove Love Love. Great food.Love Love Love. Great food. Great smiling staff. Great decor. Great atmosphere, great view.4/14/2013 12:00:00 AMWe absolutely love this restaurant!We absolutely love this restaurant! The Cebiche sampler is a must. It's so good, we continue to have it to avoid choosing one. Our favorite causas are the vegetarian and the chicken; just a cut above the rest. Even if you're there for the seafood, try the steak. Their wine list is wonderful, but try one of their sour drinks. They add whipped egg whites and the creamy consistency gives the drink that something extra.4/14/2013 12:00:00 AMYou Must Visit La Mar!La Mar is fantastic. The food is fresh and interesting. The service is friendly, knowledgeable, and attentive. Ask for Brice Stanek. He's the best.4/14/2013 12:00:00 AMPeru! who knew?Wow, what a fun dinner! The menu is not familiar to most of us, but our amazing waiter led us patiently through. We asked him to pick an order for us and his selections were perfect. Be sure to get a pisco sour when you arrive!4/12/2013 12:00:00 AMLunch here was great and theLunch here was great and the drinks weren't a bad choice either. Always a consistent meal and experience here for lunch.4/9/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat restaurant! The vibeGreat restaurant! The vibe and service was impeccable. My friends and I ordered 2 ceviches, 2 emphandas, a carne skewer and a dessert! The perfect amount of food for 3. The food all had their unique flavors. Not to full when we left. Also, their pisco drinks are delicious.4/6/2013 12:00:00 AMHaving been to Peru severalHaving been to Peru several times, and loving the food, it's a special treat to be able to have just as good food in my backyard.4/6/2013 12:00:00 AMA GourmandAn opinion from a trained chef: Do not miss the Ceviche and the Empanadas, they are to die for!4/6/2013 12:00:00 AMThis place consistently delivers.This place consistently delivers. Brought my parents here for a unique dinner. We loved our dishes, the wine, and the ambiance.3/29/2013 12:00:00 AMOne of our favouritesThe causa tasting was delicious and arroz la mar was exceptional. We always try to have something different each time . The flavours are lovely. Always enjoy our meals there, whether lunch or dinner. The pisco cocktails too. Never disappointed. Do recommend reserving especially for dinner. Lunch can be a little difficult, but the exact same menu is served in the bar too.3/27/2013 12:00:00 AMThe food, the service andThe food, the service and the location all exceeded expectation. Would recommend and return in a heartbeat.3/25/2013 12:00:00 AMIt was our first time eatingIt was our first time eating there. The overall experience was very nice. We would have to try more of the menu to have a real opinion. It was the only Peruvian resturant we have eaten at.3/24/2013 12:00:00 AMChef Diego Oka makes greatChef Diego Oka makes great use of Peruvian cuisine's unique flavors and presents them in a reinvented way, prepared extremely well. Peruvian food is not like Mexican or Spanish food. It has influence from Japanese cuisine and uses many special ingredients that make it distinct from the food of other cultures. Everything that we have tried in our three visits has been extremely delicious, and very unique. Everything from the garnishes to the dipping sauces are special and go extremely well with the rest of the dish. Chef Oka really knows how to put together flavors. The presentation at La Mar is excellent, and the decor is quite colorful and trendy, but not overly so. We always look forward to coming here.3/24/2013 12:00:00 AMNice window table, good waiter,Nice window table, good waiter, Frank I think,everything arrrived on time appetizers, wine, dinner, very happy except for Hostess3/23/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat friendly and sensitiveGreat friendly and sensitive staff in addition to great food!3/23/2013 12:00:00 AMHelpful waitress guided usHelpful waitress guided us through gluten and dairy free menu.3/23/2013 12:00:00 AMThe choices of Ceviche(theThe choices of Ceviche(the national dish of Peru) were phenomenal. We really enjoyed the sampler platter of empanadas as well. They even had imported potatoes from Peru which were quite a treat. Top it off with Pisco, and you can not go wrong.3/21/2013 12:00:00 AMThis was our special restaurantThis was our special restaurant choice for our vacation in San Fran. The food is amazing and fun! Peruvian was new to us so we tried several dishes and lived them all. Cebiche, empanadas and the beef special had fresh, sophisticated flavors.
This was without a doubt one of our all time best meals.3/20/2013 12:00:00 AMThe Pisco sour is one of theThe Pisco sour is one of the best we have had in ages. The empanada sampler was superb (if a bit pricy), the Peruvian paella was excellent and fresh and the lomo was excellent. The best, however was the chocolate dessert with raspberry sauce - we purred the whole time we were eating it!
Great service as well. A bit noisy but not terrible.
For the appetizer, pisco sour, one glass of wine, 2 main courses and one dessert the bill was $129 before tip. No really expensive but not cheap either.
Definitely a special occasion restaurant or a splurge for out of town guests.3/19/2013 12:00:00 AMCeviche excellent. Also enjoyedCeviche excellent. Also enjoyed the skewered seafood.3/18/2013 12:00:00 AMLoved the food. Just wishLoved the food. Just wish it weren't so expensive so I could go more often.3/17/2013 12:00:00 AMAnother wonderful meal atAnother wonderful meal at La Mar. Food was delicious and service was outstanding. We were celebrating a birthday and could not have been treated better!! We will definitely return and hopefully soon! A great experience.3/16/2013 12:00:00 AMWe have enjoyed dining atWe have enjoyed dining at La Mar a number of times when visiting San Francisco. Lunch or brunch are favorites, sitting on the beautiful, protected from weather patio, looking at the bay. The food has never disappointed - fresh, delicious, Peruvian seafood items. It is most fun to order a number of items and share, but the entree plates are also delish. We have invited discerning eaters to join us at La Mar, always with enthusiastic response.
I would characterize La Mar as a delightful place to have a leisurely meal in a lovely setting, not formal "fine" dining, although the food is very good.3/16/2013 12:00:00 AMFood was unique and very flavorful.Food was unique and very flavorful. Loved having a Peruvian vibe in San Francisco!3/9/2013 12:00:00 AMWe came on NYE so it was aWe came on NYE so it was a limited menu. Definitely have the halibut ceviche! The best thing we had. The crab on corn cake is great. The tuna tartare is OK. Only slip up of the night was our trout salad came with no trout! We returned it and got dessert. Services was great! Would rather dine here on a regular day on their regular menu. NYE menu was not very special.12/31/2012 12:00:00 AMGreat Food and Great AmbianceLove the historic building with an airy feeling and lots of light. The waiter was great, with attention to details and yet not overwhelming. Cebiche Barrio was great, although a bit too spicy for me. Arroz Limeno was great, all seafood were perfectly cook. The desserts were delectable,especially the alfajorson, an ice cream served with Dulce de leche cookies. Scarlet cocktail was full of flavor.1/1/0001 4:00:00 PM