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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
  • Email: info.sf@lamarcebicheria.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
  • "Food was decent enough. Server a little pushy on recommending food and heavy on pouring the wine. A little too noisy. The very high ceilings detract from the restaurant experience. Fish was all super fresh. Portions were adequate. I knew the prices going in, but the bill was surprisingly high for the amount of food and service. Not a lot of choices for Peruvian food and location keep this place on my possible visit again list."
    Dined on 4/19/2014
  • "This restaurant was highly recommended by a colleague. I was not disappointed. Food was great! "
    Dined on 4/19/2014
  • "Dinner exceeded my expectations, which had fallen after reading extremely mixed reviews on Open Table. We were seated as soon as we arrived, before our reservation and our party were complete. Service: prompt, friendly, and knowledgable about the drinks and the menu. Dining room: beautiful, lively. The large table next to ours had several young children enjoying their chips and sodas, followed by a sophisticated party of several urban couples; everyone was happy. We had excellent drinks with addictive house-made veggie chips, cebiches, a really good pulpo (octopus) causa (served on potatoes), and delicious sorbets and picarones (Peruvian donuts) for dessert. The three of us left smiling and well fed. "
    Dined on 4/17/2014
  • "Excellent pisco sours. Halibut ceviche clásico terrific. Empanadas very good. Service first class. Perú has a wonderful cuisine - 2nd best in the Americas after México - and La Mar presents it very well. Entire ambiente was very nice!"
    Dined on 4/17/2014
  • "Excellent service, very noisy, pretty good food, but very expensive for what you got, especially the empanadas. Not that impressed."
    Dined on 4/16/2014
  • "I've been craving ceviche since I left Peru, and this was the best place in SF for ceviche. I had, listed in order from my favorite to least favorite, 1) the choco-maracuya dessert (chocolate passion fruit), 2) grilled octupus (causa), 3) ceviche sampler, and 4) empanada sampler. I was expecting the ceviche to taste fresher. I liked the traditional ceviche the best, because it was simple and I could enjoy the fish. I felt the other flavors (e.g., Asian chifa) took attention away from the fish itself. I didn't think the empanadas were as good as they deserved to be but if I were to recommend one, it would be the beef one. La Mar also has a great view of the Bay Bridge, so it's a good date spot! ;)"
    Dined on 4/13/2014
  • "A spectrum of exquisite subtle flavors in both the Ceviche Nikei and Tuna Tiradito: the scallops were fantastic and what an eye-catching colorful design, and the loma saltado was excellent. Haven't tasted vanilla ice cream this good since my grandmother made it by hand.... Other things to note: Beautifully designed restaurant with great views. Kind, happy staff who made us feel welcome. Thank you for this wonderful birthday experience!"
    Dined on 4/10/2014
  • "Great food, adequate service and a terrific atmosphere..."
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "Food was pretty good (not great) but service was spotty. We had to wait 30 minutes past our reservation time to get a table. Hostess was very kind but we were seated at a wobbly table and it took another 30 minutes before someone came to take our order. The wine recommendation we received wasn't that great either. For the price, I wouldn't go back."
    Dined on 4/10/2014
  • "The cechiche is a gem, their long suit. The server was marginally engaged, leaving some of us less attended than was necessary. However, the desserts were simply weak and disappointing."
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "This is one of my favorite places to dine in San Francisco. The fish is fresh, the service is great, the ambiance is beyond energetic. I've never had a bad dish or experience here!!!"
    Dined on 4/9/2014
  • "server forgot our appetizer, and brought the food an hour later. His explanation of my dish was wrong, and exactly what i told him i didnt want. This is the second time i've been disappointed. wont go back, and they wont care"
    Dined on 4/9/2014
  • "I had not had a good cebiche since I was in Bolivia (which believes it is still a nation with a coastline) some 10 years ago. LaMar was excellent - the service was very attentive with helpful recommendations, the cebiche clasico was very good, and the Pisco Sour was a great way to start... Would DEFINITELY go again..."
    Dined on 4/9/2014
  • "We arranged to eat here because one of our customers is Peruvian. The menu was a good size to choose from, and everyone enjoyed their meal. The only drawback was that I wanted to make a reservation for 10, however over 9 people and they like you to commit to a set menu. That may have been okay, except that we didn't know the cuisine very well, so we wouldn't have known what to pick for our Peruvian guest!"
    Dined on 4/8/2014
  • "We started with Happy Hour in the bar enjoying the energetic environment and then moved to the restaurant where the food was great and service was excellent. I plan on going back again soon."
    Dined on 4/8/2014
  • "Great food. Seafood was fresh. Ceviche was outstanding"
    Dined on 4/7/2014
  • "Arrogant, insincere server marred the attentive supporting cast experience. Over-priced lunch menu for lack-lustered, small-portioned dishes."
    Dined on 4/7/2014
  • "This place offers amazing cerviche and other Peuvian dishes. The preparation of the food is great and the flavours are really spot on. The only backside to this is the pace of the service. The place is huge and the waiters seam to be in a bit of a rush, furthermore do the dishes come far too quickly after each other."
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "Best Pisco in town. flavors brought from the Incas. amaaaaazzzzing."
    Dined on 4/6/2014
  • "At least I didn't know I loved the type of Peruvian food that La Mar serves. Absolutely delicious!! The causa's and ceviche are great and done perfectly. My husband had the pork belly sandwich. It was huge and he loved every bite. I tried both the beef and chicken stew empadas -- the crust was flaky and flavorful, just like grandma used to make !!! The wine list was nice but I was disappointed that the pomegranate/brandy cocktail I had there before had been discontinued. We will go back again."
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "2nd time to visit this little gem, highly recommend. The food is amazing and the atmosphere fun! My husband and I always get several cold and hot appetizers to share and skip the entree... much more fun to taste 4 -5 different plates!"
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "La Mar is always a great dining experience. Best ceviche in town."
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "I was not impressed at all with this restaurant. The food was bland with little taste. I would expect exceptional food for the prices this place is charging. The only thing nice about this restaurant is it's ambiance"
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "Overall great experience. The food was delicious, the space is beautiful; however the service was incredibly slow."
    Dined on 4/3/2014
  • "Everything was excellent. The Causa Limenia was my favorite. But let's not forget the plantain and potato chips; outstanding nibbles (you definitely can't have just one)."
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "I wish there wasn't a charachter limit so i could go into more detail! The place is super cool. Great vibe. Staff was very attentive and friendly and the manager stopped by to ask how our meal was. I thought the food was excellent and the more typically-peruvian dishes were very unique and delicious. The tuna ceviche was super fresh, the causas with octopus was suggested by the waiter and truly one of the best dishes i have had in years as far as uniqueness and quality of ingredients. Our waiter Nick was fantastic! The main dish was good but i think the ceviche and causas stole the show. It's in a great location and the prices reflect that but well worth it."
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "Very social atmosphere without being stuffy, the home made chips are a killer, the staff was quick and prompt, our waiter (Nick) was completely entertaining (and cute too) The food was spot on as usual and overall a great place for a night out with friends."
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "we were there during a calm, weekday lunch so are not sure about the noise level at night. the room is beautifully light filled, the staff was kind and charming. it was an extremely delicious. i have checked Kid-friendly even though it is a very adult place and to have it filled with little kids would not be pleasant. however next to us was a couple with tiny twin girls and a 3yr old brother. the children were very quiet and the staff seemed to be very helpful and welcoming."
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "This restaurant has nothing going for it other than it's location and past reputation. Keep your money in your pocket book and go somewhere else. Food was way ove- cooked and way too salty. I think they went to Napa to get the wine. We both had soar throats from shouting to be heard by the time we were walking out. This was my second visit. And definitely worse the 2nd time round. First time it was eaqually slow getting the wine but at least our sever was respectful. food was also too sa,lty on the first visit."
    Dined on 4/2/2014
  • "In town on business for one night and heard this place was good. My colleague and I had a great time, everything was great, had a great vibe, but the service was the worst I've had in a long time. I'd still recommend it; judging from the service I saw other tables receiving, I think it was just our waiter who might have been in over his head. I'd still go back (if I could sit in another waiter's station)."
    Dined on 3/31/2014
  • "We enjoyed the uniqueness of the food and the décor."
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "I was a little apprehensive after reading some negative Yelps regarding service, but we (my sisters and my aunt and I) had a delightful lunch, with friendly and attentive service two days ago. We got just the table we wanted, lovely starters, incl. the empanada sampler. Some portions were on the small side, but very tasty. Overall, very good food and great setting and service!"
    Dined on 3/30/2014
  • "Love this place! I keep coming back because it's one of my favs!"
    Dined on 2/19/2014
  • "Sensational food, supreme service, spectacular wines. Don't miss this excellent dining experience!"
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "This was recommended to me by a friend so i was eager to try it out. The food was a disappointment though. The quantity was too small and i wasn't wowed by the taste. I sampled the dishes my friends ordered too and i wasn't impressed with theirs either."
    Dined on 3/30/2014
  • "The best Peruvian food that I have had outside of South America."
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "We were sat outside and we couldn't hear ourselves talk it was so loud! food was not so great. this place is definitely overrated. not worth the price. way better restaurants in the city!"
    Dined on 3/26/2014
  • "I spent two weeks in Peru and am always looking for reminders of how wonderful the food and people were there! La Mar is such a beautiful restaurant. The first two times I went (2 years ago), I was so impressed. The last several times, not so much. The portions are not worth the price (ex: lomo saltado = 4 pieces of meat in the entire dish) and the quality (beef empanadas with two bites of meat, one was straight gristle) has gone downhill. The service is really bad. As the daughter of a chef who owned his own restaurant, I know when the food arrives to your table LUKEWARM or COLD, it's the server, not the kitchen. I was there this week and we mentioned the empanada issue to the server. His response? "Sorry." That was it."
    Dined on 3/24/2014
  • "Extensive menu of interesting Peruvian dishes and drinks. Many small plates and main dishes featuring primarily fresh fish and seafood. Cebiche sampler was excellent and reasonably priced for two people.The flavors were subtle and refreshing.The pisco sour, the national drink of Peru, should not be missed. The salmon fusion was delicately flavored with coconut milk and the combination seafood dishes were both tasty and filling. We would gladly return many times to sample additional menu items."
    Dined on 3/24/2014
  • "Three of us had lunch today at La Mar. What a fabulous location! We chose to dine outside! As an outside venue, it was still noisy due to nearby maintenance work/construction. The noise inside seemed significant, too - probably due to high ceilings. Our waiter was pleasant, knowledgeable, yet somewhat robotic. My husband ordered a mixed set of skewered meat, chicken & fish. My friend ordered a fabulous, hearty sandwich, and I ordered a mixed trio of empanadas. All served with great sauces, & well presented. The restaurant is immaculate. With our meal, we were offered chips. I liked this place. I would happily go there again!"
    Dined on 3/24/2014