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
260 reviews since May 23, 2014
Overall Rating4.2
  • Food4.3
    Service4.2
  • Ambiance4.2
    Noise LevelModerate
87% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
scenic view (168)great for outdoor dining (161)special occasion (110)fit for foodies (97)romantic (72)great for lunch (66)hot spot (65)good for groups (52)neighborhood gem (37)late-night find (26)great for brunch (19)kid-friendly (19)vibrant bar scene (19)notable wine list (13)Show More
  • Little portions
    Kuky
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    I am all for small portions but La Mar seems to have a new meaning for "small". Instead of 2 appetizer size chicken anticuchos, what about 3? Or 5 slices of fish for the tiradito instead of 3. This was for Miami Spice Menu for lunch, but the dinner menu regular size is not much bigger, so if you are hungry, better go to another place, Menu was $23, drinks 12, my bill was $51, granted parking was "free" still the best ceviche in town
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • chico´s time
    chico
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    La Mar at Miami is a good example of how the peruvian cuisine can captive the gourmet, combining an excellent location with the great peruvian cuisine.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • RTseVIP
    Dined on 8/6/2014
    Fantastic! THIS is why Peruvian food is so popular now. Be sure to try the cebiches.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Not compatible to the location
    Worldtraveller
    Dined on 8/5/2014
    This restaurant is part of the Mandarin Oriental. It does not show the 5 star class or atmosphere fitting for this hotel. Low ceilings, so very noisie inside. Food is ok, but you can have much better Peruvian food in Miami. Service was ok, after a 20 minute wait (we had reservations) and a different table than was promised. Overall this was an ok restaurant, but not up to par with the location. Maybe the outside dining experience is better.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • RTseVIP
    Dined on 8/5/2014
    The Miami Spice lunch was a terrific deal for only $23. The cebiche is terrific. The tanginess is perfect.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Opentable
    Dined on 8/4/2014
    We we're put at the bad table in the beginning and that change our prospective of restaurant . After we demand to change table everything went great.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great find!
    BobbyP
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    Great location, atmosphere and food. Trendy, nice ambiance. Try the veal heart skewars and the grilled octopus. Very good ceviche as well. The entire Manchester United team was staying at the hotel housing La Mar, Mandarin Oriental.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Expected more
    Lizke
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    Expected more of the food, for USA standards it's ok but European standards are higher.
    Special Features:
    hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good but quite expensive
    Luciernaga
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    Food is really good but Menu is very short. Peruvian food has a lot of variety and it surprised us that entree options were only 5 or 6. Prices are very high for such small portions, especially for appetizers, ceviches, tiraditos and causas (really mini). Entrees' size are better. It was very disappointing that we asked for grilled octopus and they didn't have it (!) when it was one of the few dishes consigned in the Carte. With SO many great Peruvian restaurants currently all over Miami, La Mar is certainly not the only option to get authentic and exquisite Peruvian dishes with better prices, larger portions and a more extensive menu.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • RTseVIP
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    The cebiche is fantastic. The staff are very friendly and attentive.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Best Peruvian
    miamifoodieVIP
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    Happening new restaurant at the Mandarin Oriental... A destination restaurant... excellent food and beautiful views of Brickell...try to snag a table outdoors so you can hear your company :) Have been there twice now and the tuna Nikkei and whole fish are the best items
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Dining Experience
    GioMolina
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    My wife and I were absolutely delighted with La Mar at the Mandarin Oriental. The food and overall dining experience was superb. Only thing I would point out is the time it took for our order to get done. It was a little too long and could be improved.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Awesome experience
    JoAndSi
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    Wasn't sure what to expect on arrival at La Mar as had never had Peruvian food before. Really recommend it. Food was delicious, server (Eduardo) was really knowledgeable and his recommendations were great. We had the opportunity to meet Diego (Exec Chef) who was very impressive and went above and beyond in making our experience first rate. Both Diego and Eduardo are proud of their Peruvian roots and excited to share the cuisine. Definitely try it when in Miami
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, special occasion, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Peruvian Food with a twist
    DaddyG
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    Everything was good, appetizers, main course and desserts. I will defintely recommend this restaurant to my friends.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Good but not great!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/29/2014
    I expected more from this restaurant considering is Gaston Acurio. The Cebiche (or ceviche -both forms are correct I was told) was missing something. Some of the plates had that strong taste of "too many condiments". We went for lunch and had the opportunity to taste many items on the menu. The causas, arroz con mariscos, keylime pie were really good! Ambience and service was ok. The view is fantastic.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Disappointed with Open-table!
    MiamiDoctor82
    Dined on 7/28/2014
    I'm extremely disappointed with opentable and will likely never use it again. I made reservations for a Monday night with over a week anticipation for a party of 5 and when I arrive the hostess informed me that my reservations were for OUTSIDE! It is inexcusable that opentable or the restaurant did not specify where the seats will be located. The view was beautiful but it's Miami and it was hot and humid and the restaurant has NO fans outside! Ridiculous! I would go again but would request an indoor table, especially in the summer!
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great restaurant
    Gab0211gg
    Dined on 7/28/2014
    Food is great. Not as amazing as the food at his restaurants in Peru, but good enough for a foreign country. Picarones were great, though it took a while to serve. My favorite part. Service was really good.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Ceviche
    amdealbaVIP
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    Loved the ceviche and the rice dishes. The restaurant is set in a very nice area with wonderful water views and the food generally is very good.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • MAGNIFICO
    ILEANA
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    LA MAR... de GASTON ACURIO, es un excelente restaurant, donde se puede disfruta de una comida tipica peruana llevada a un alto nivel. Lo recomiendo altamente y su ubicación es realmente preciosa.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great new Miami restaurant
    Sk81
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    Amazing food and service. Very cool restaurant without the pretentiousness of other Brickell hot spots.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • excellent food
    savi
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    Food and portions were great and the best of the best was the fresh Jalea flavor plus causa was divine. My family and I, just love it.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great view !
    PauloVIP
    Dined on 7/24/2014
    The view is very beautiful and the food is good. The selection of wines is good but a bit overpriced for what it is. NEVER stay inside. The main room is soooo noise you won't hear the person on the other side of the table. It's really bad. Sit outdoors, it's much better.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Peruvian gastronomy at its best!
    aleromero
    Dined on 7/23/2014
    Best peruvian Chef alive! Viva Gaston! I have had the pleasure to visit Peru several times including its gastronomy festival "Mistura". Gaston is definitevely an Icon for the Peruvian food around the World. La Mar is the best example of this.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Fresh as fresh can be...
    CiboLover2013VIP
    Dined on 7/23/2014
    The food at La Mar is fresh, feels fresh and tastes fresh... ! Their ceviches come in perfect portions, are absolutely delicious and all taste differently... You have to try them all. The Chaufas are very good. Their saltado is flavorful. I really recommend this place!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent 'New Peruvian'
    happytummy
    Dined on 7/20/2014
    La Mar offers an excellent dining experience, Peruvian with a twist. Several of the items are slight modifications of more traditional fare. For example, alongside the standard Pisco Sour, there is a very tasty Maracuya Sour. There are also several vegetarian menu items. The causa salad was tasty; and the chaufa aeropuerto (which can be made vegetarian on request) was outstanding. While the meal was a bit pricey, I certainly will be back on the right occasion!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Service needs a lot of improvement.
    hispect
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    When a hostess brought us to an outdoor tale, we askex to be seated inside. The hostess left us standing in the dining area and never came back. The table service person spilled drops of wine around as she poured the wine into the cups. The servers seemed to be in a hurry for guests to leave.
    Special Features:
    hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dinner at La Mar
    Luilua
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    Really the advertising is much better than what it really is. Food was only reasonable. I have had better ceviches in Miami.
    Special Features:
    hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Unbearable Noise
    jb23VIP
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    The food is creative and the flavors are outstanding. The ambience could be nice, except for the absolutely unbearable noise level. They have to decide if the want to be a disco or a great restaurant.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Dinner
    fiascoday
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    All was really good. It was the weather the ne it did not help. Terrible strm on the terrace and we were there. Thied to stay on the terrace for awhile, but storm got so strong all had to leave and went first to the bar and later to a table that was cordially offered to us, since we had been on a table on the terrace. Great place. Will recommend it.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Worth visit
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    Food is not the best but good enough and the setting is gorgeous
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great place!
    Tutics
    Dined on 7/9/2014
    The food was excellent, really excellent! Service was one of the best. Friendly, but not overly. It was our anniversary and requestes something special, so they manged a table next to the windows (it was rainy so we couldn't go outside). Only thing that was a little off was the noise level, thought it was more private, but it is actually more laid back. Anyways, we went there because of the food. Looove ceviche and this was one of the best! Overall imwould,give a five, but that extra little noise makes it a 4.9
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Worth the wait
    Libby
    Dined on 7/9/2014
    For all you locals anxious to have Chef Gaston Acurio's cuisine, it was worth the wait. From dangerously light Pisco Sours to interesting Cebiches and entrees, we enjoyed every course and the doting service. Mandarin Oriental Miami has two new hotel bars, (MO Bar Lobby Bar + La Mar) and the same awesome views of the Miami skyline we know and love.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, late-night find, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Outstanding!
    CharlesVIP
    Dined on 7/7/2014
    We ate here because it sounded interesting and was close to our hotel. I had the chicken skewers, which were delicious. The salad was also good, although slightly heavy on the dressing. The real star, of course, was the seafood. My partner has eaten ceviche in multiple countries in Latin America and this leche de tigre ceviche was hands down the best he's ever had. The ceviche bar served very large portions of fresh tuna, shrimp & calamari, in a glorious marinade. We sat outside on an elevated patio with gorgeous views of the water and downtown Miami - a dolphin even swam along the shore as we ate! The staff was very helpful and attentive without being pushy or overbearing like many at other Miami restaurants we've visited. A great night!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, scenic view, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Long overdue
    Chenypard
    Dined on 7/7/2014
    With the proliferation in the Miami dining scene of so many pseudo Peruvian restaurants and eateries 'La Mar' es really Miami's new gem. The restaurant that Mr. Acurio so exquisitely positioned in what used to be the place for the rapidly deteriorating 'Cafe Cymbal' at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel in Brickel, assumes fusion Peruvian food in its simplest form, and its principal requirement; freshness. You will never know if being so close to the water makes it (the food) smells as if brought from the boat minutes before being at your table. There is an army of servers to render an impecable service. Bravo Gaston! Once more.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Delicous
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 7/6/2014
    Loved the ambience,the food and service.Everything was perfect
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Deliciousss
    GourmetVIP
    Dined on 7/6/2014
    One of the best places in Miami!!!!! Great food. Incredible service. Top top
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Absolutely amazing
    Luchi
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    This is one of the hottest places in Miami, and for very good reazons. Amazing food, Exellent service, beautiful view and if you diced to dine inside, ambiance is superb
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, special occasion, late-night find, scenic view, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lisa
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    Celebrating our 28th wedding anniversary at La Mar was a great idea. We enjoyed everything about the restaurant. Our waiter was superb! The food and wine was outstanding.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Noise inside, delightful out
    nannysue
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    You can't possibly talk after the dj begins but outside is beautiful, even on a hot, summer niggt. Have a pisco sour and chill.
    Special Features:
    scenic view, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not as expected
    ChampsVIP
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    Famous Gaston ! Food isn't that great , location is great and service wasn't that bad
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate