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La Mar Cebicheria Peruana
La Mar Cebicheria Peruana

La Mar Cebicheria Peruana Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.lamarsf.com
  • Phone: (415) 397-8880
  • Hours of Operation: Lunch: 7 days a week 11:30am - 2:30pm Dinner: 7 days a week Sunday - Wednesday: 5:30pm - 9:00pm Thursday - Saturday: 5:30pm - 10:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Peruvian, Seafood
  • Executive Chef: Gastón Acurio
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Private Party Contact: Mayra Montoya (415) 397-8880 x204
  • Entertainment: Happy Hour Monday - Friday 3:00pm - 6:00pm

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Washington and The Embarcadero
  • Public Transit: Muni: To Embarcadero & Washington or Steuart & Market BART: To Embarcadero Station Ferry Service: Service to Marin County and Alameda at the Ferry Building. Public Water Taxi Service: There is a public pier behind the restaurant, for small boats to park free for a maximum of 3 hours.
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: Parking can be found on Pier 3. Lunch: $10 for first 2 hours ($5 each additional hour) Dinner: $20 Flat rate There is also a public parking across the street on the Northwest corner of Washington St. and the Embarcadero.
A word from La Mar Cebicheria Peruana
Inspired on the thousands of cebicherias found throughout Peru, La Mar Cebicheri­a Peruana, was created as an attempt to globalize and enshrine one of the best guarded treasures of Peruvian cuisine: cebiche, Peruvian seafood and the scenery created to enjoy them, the Peruvian style cebicheria.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerPeruvian
  • Diners' Choice WinnerMost Booked
Diner Reviews
  • "We had a wonderful time here, and the food was great. We were a group of seven ladies, celebrating a birthday in the group. and it was just perfect. We were able to order the very "shareable" appetizers including the great Ceviche sampler, the anticuchos (skeweres), Yucca frita, and empanadas - so satisfied and very happy. Great desserts too, which I had never tried before."
    Dined on 7/8/2014
  • "been there 3 times - and its was always good but this time it was outstanding. will be going again"
    Dined on 7/8/2014
  • "Food isn't as good as years' past and certain menu items are overpriced (i.e. Quinoa Causa Salad)."
    Dined on 7/7/2014
  • "There's better Peruvian cuisine to be had in the city, but the location on the pier makes this restaurant a stand-out choice for tourists. The view is a bit restricted (you can't see the Bay Bridge) and the menu, while broad, a bit uninspired. The dining space is lovely and the service is spot-on attentive."
    Dined on 7/6/2014
  • "Quality of food is often inversely proportional to the quality of the view. On a touristy strip like the ferry plaza along the embarcadero one would not expect to find such great food, reasonable (but not cheap) prices and a wonderful atmosphere. Great service piled on top makes La Mar the sort of exception that proves the rule about great food being hard to find in beautiful places."
    Dined on 7/4/2014
  • "Food was fantastic, especially for those craving Peruvian flavor. Nice setting and ambiance. A little loud. Our particular waiter delivered pretty poor service (not attentive and generally pretty rude) but, I wouldn't fault the entire restaurant for that."
    Dined on 7/1/2014
  • "We had a wonderful lunch when I've dined with my daughter. I've also attended a group luncheon and the food both times was amazing! If you have a very diverse group of foodies, they'd all love it. There are lots of meat, veggie and seafood options. We all left happy and satisfied. We especially liked the family style service, which kept food on the table and empty platters replaced immediately with another sensory delight."
    Dined on 6/8/2014
  • "Took a friend to lunch on a weekday. The restaurant was not overly busy, but the service was definitely "brusque" at best. Although the food is decent, the high prices and lack of genuine hospitality will deter me from future visits. This restaurant has a beautiful outdoor deck that would be a great spot to enjoy a meal by the bay, but in three visits to this restaurant they always claim to have nothing available on the patio, even though we did notice empty tables. Baffling that we couldn't be seated there, and annoying since there's nothing special about the inside room. High prices, careless, inattentive wait staff and food that is just "okay" ... there are many better spots in downtown SF."
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "I found the food and service excellent. However, it was too noisy. The background music was too much in the foreground, too loud. With only 2 people, we could hear each other. In a larger group, it would be difficult."
    Dined on 6/29/2014
  • "Great food, great ambience and a wonderful place to go whether its family, friends or clients."
    Dined on 6/29/2014
  • "La Mar Cevicheria. Great food, great ambience excellent service"
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "Elegant Peruvian food, all the right flavors. I thought the food was a little bland so the waiter brought us some delicious hot sauce. I recommend the Causa, Anticuchos and the Jalea. The Cebiche was good, but again, bland. Peruvian food is supposed to be spicy so they missed the mark on that. Overall though its a great time on the Embaracadero, especially nice on a beautiful summer evening."
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "Ceviche was excellent, everything is sustainably sourced. Causas were all delicious and inventive- such a treat for a Peruvian girl like me! Anticuchos were delicious-don't fear the beef heart. Literally some of the most tender and delicious meat you will ever experience. Portions were appropriate for a fine dining experience. Cocktail hour has $5 Pisco Sours-delicious. The chocolate crepe with lucuma mousse was incredible. You need to know what you're eating to truly enjoy- lucuma is a Peruvian fruit, so hard to find in the US. The chefs have locked in the rich, distinct flavor and created a special dessert I would go back for again and again. We love you, Gaston!"
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "Everything about this spot was excellent. Cocktails, food, service and the view of the Bay are packaged together in an incredible restaurant. Will be back again, and again!"
    Dined on 6/26/2014
  • "My family and I had dinner here for my birthday. I love ceviche, and had heard good things about La Mar's food. We were not disappointed. Both the food and the service were very good. We will return, and I will recommend!!"
    Dined on 6/25/2014
  • "I went to La Mar for lunch on June 24. I was disappointed with the portion size at this restaurant. It was somewhat expensive for a single skewer of dark meat chicken with a couple of pearl-sized potatoes. It was flavorful, but not enough of it. It was listed as an entree, not a starter. The chocolate crepe was inedible. The orange stuff that it was filled with just didn't taste good with the chocolate crepe, which also was the size of a Hostess Twinkie and not the typical pancake sized French style crepe. The wine by the glass was good though! Shoulda stuck with just wine!"
    Dined on 6/24/2014
  • "We wanted an authentic Peruvian meal with a touch panache!! The food was delicious - loved the sweet potato and plantain chips too!! That and an excellent bottle of Malbec - we all left quite content!! The service was spot on and very helpful! Loved it!!"
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "We ordered the cebiche jalapeno and it was bland- not enough lemon or salt. The empanadas aji de gallina were very small, and nothing special. The arroz de mar was ok. The drinks were great, at least! And the service was also good--our waiter comped the cebiche because he said the chef agreed with us."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "We were a group from Monterey, all of us seniors. It was cool that I was able to make reservations using my i-phone while we were still on the bus from Monterey for a day at the Ferry Building. One member of our group recalled that La Mar was featured on Check Please Bay Area so we decided to give it a try. We were not disappointed! I think the best part was the knowledgeable gentleman who waited on us! He was endlessly patient with our many questions and provided good suggestions. We also appreciated the rest of the staff that helped serve. The food and cocktails were delicious and all wished we had room for dessert. I look forward to returning to La Mar!"
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "After all the hype I finally tried this place only to be disappointed. The food is fine but in San Fran, fine isnt going to keep us coming back. The cocktails were really nice and the presentation of the food attractive. The worst was the service. We felt incredibly rushed through our entire dinner-our server talking really fast and rushing to and from our table---borderline frantic. I think our server maybe spent 3 minutes with us all together."
    Dined on 6/19/2014
  • "I enjoyed the food and drinks. I loved the Pisco Sour."
    Dined on 6/17/2014
  • "The food in La Mar was delicious. We really liked each dish, but We were disappointed with the waitress."
    Dined on 6/19/2014
  • "Our last minute booking was rewarded with a table right on the water. We had a high energy server but that didn't translate to rapid service. But on a beautiful day who could be bothered to rush off the deck and back to the office. Ceviches were amazing but the octopus left a little to be desired."
    Dined on 6/17/2014
  • "We went for the SF Dine about Town lunch, which was prix fixe. Only the ceviche was tasty--the other two courses were bland and uninteresting, including an almost flavorless black rice with seafood dish. I wouldn't ever go back."
    Dined on 6/12/2014
  • "Great ceviche, rib and pulpo. Wine by glass was underwhelming, so order a bottle. Very nice buzz and great view. Good service."
    Dined on 6/16/2014
  • "La Mar is comparable to Picca (in Los Angeles) in terms of quality, but with an amazing view to go with great food. The cebiche was fresh and bright, the skewered meats juicy and chock-full of flavor. The space is beautiful and the service was excellent as well."
    Dined on 6/16/2014
  • "we enjoyed the food a lot. However I had asked for outdoor table and once we got there we were informed that there was a private party outdoors and that we would only be allowed to sit inside. Someone should've called to let me know. Someone from the restaurant had called to confirm the reservation she should've told me at that time that outdoor seating was not available. This was very disappointing."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "Our waiter (I wish I remember his name but has great curly hair) was so kind and accommodating. My mother whom I was celebrated didn't care for her salmon being slightly undercooked (which she could assume is just the style of La Mar) he offered to have it cooked more, but she was full by then so we kindly declined. He seemed to have felt bad so he brought her a complimentary sorbet. Overall the ambiance is just gorgeous, and I would LOVE to come back again!"
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "La Mar is a beautiful restaurant sitting on San Francisco bay. We had been there once before, but without reservations we had to sit up front away from the main dining room. Not a good idea....the service was awful. This time we sat in the spacious light filled open room where everyone seemed to look beautiful. The food was delicious and beautiful too!"
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "Four of us went to La Mar for dine about town. While the food was well prepared, we were very disappointed with the size of the portions. They were what one would have gotten in a tasting menu. That would have been fine had there been a few more courses, but that wasn't the case. With wine, our bill came to almost $250 and we were all still hungry. We ended up going for pizza later in the evening."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "Went for lunch during DAT and everything was great. Portions were small but all the dishes had lots of protein so we didn't get hungry till dinnertime. Great spot for lunch or, I'd think, late night."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • " the food they serve and price does not match at all. For two people, we paid $180.00 for brunch. we did not order crazy amount of food at all. just for two girls!"
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "Very fresh ceviche. Their version of paella was a bit too salty for my taste and the mussels and clams made the dish a bit fishy--the flavor was definitely off. Everything else was terrific and the desserts were heavenly! The cocktail with the pineapple and a sprinkle of nutmeg was yummy."
    Dined on 6/13/2014
  • "I've never been disappointed with La Mar. Everything in beautifully presented and the seafood is impeccably fresh and beautifully prepared. 90% of the time I include the ceviche classico in my order, as it's so delicious."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "i have food allergies that specifically were challenging at this place, and in the end they were accommodating but it was sort like pulling teeth. our waiter didn't really have a clear knowledge of the ingredients so it was really challenging to get any information from him about what i could order or what the kitchen could do for me. in the end the food was...good but not amazing or memorable. the dessert was fantastic and the drinks were super good...all in all it was a fine experience, but i wouldn't make a point to go back."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "I took my student here to celebrate her 21st birthday. It was very kind of them to surprise us with a special treat to celebrate. The food was delicious, especially those chips which we devoured instantly. A really great spot to enjoy a beautiful hot sunny day in SF!"
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "La Mar has excellent food and service. Will go back to try more dishes."
    Dined on 6/12/2014
  • "My last visit was a great expenditure for first time trying Peruvian food. It was so delicious I ate every bit of the dishes. Highly recommended to foodies."
    Dined on 6/12/2014
  • "We took a small group of people (5) to La Mar for a 6:30 PM reservation. Some plates were very good, others were average. One order was totally wrong so most had their food while one person waited...you all know how that turns out. Service was slow. It is a really big restaurant and service and food runners were indifferent. We had to flag servers down to get attention and order another round of drinks. I would not go back, too many other choices. Tourists will go there."
    Dined on 5/22/2014
  • "We went for lunch there, once the server come to our table, he says you want dine about town. He didn't introduce himself or say anything else to us. Never come back and check on us. The place is understaffed & the service is slow."
    Dined on 6/11/2014