La Mar by Gastón Acurio

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2039 reviews
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Peruvian
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 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.

La Mar is now offering a two hour Sunday Brunch dining experience with a sumptuous Peruvian-inspired menu, refreshing cocktails and decadent desserts served at the water’s edge.

Enjoy a Peruvian punch cocktail al fresco at YAKU by La Mar before or after dinner at La Mar Thursday through Saturday from 6 p.m. until 11 p.m.
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Washington DC
47 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 5

Went in with very high expectations. Outdoor view is terrific at night but it was really cold and windy so sat indoors. Despite reservations, was made to wait. Cocktails were hit or miss. One tasted like a flavored carbonated soda. Had to send it back to the bar. Ceviches were good but nothing outstanding. Loma soltado was excellent. The snapper special was a disappointed. The description on the menu does not mention that it is deep fried in a very thick and heavy batter, then drenched with a sweet and sour sauce. The server mentioned it was fried but did not elaborate so we assumed it was flash fried like most places. It was heavy, and bready, and not tasty at all. A waste of $65 dollars. Wil try the place again and give it one more chance but first impression was average.

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Phoenix
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great view

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L
Miami
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great variety of delicious food and cocktails is served at the brunch. Excellent service and beautiful oceanview.

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SJ
Miami
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent Brunch. Unique, delicious, varied choices, excellent service.

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G
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautiful and elegant, awesone view, good service, very clean

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Miami
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Amazing food, kinda expensive but definetly worth it and a beautiful view

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1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was our 40th Anniversary. From the time we entered until we left, we were treated with excellent food, excellent service and kindness. We will definitely return to La Mar Gaston.

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New England
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic. As always!

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New England
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 1food 1service 4ambience 5

Food was bland at best. Very disappointed.

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Miami
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We loved the food was amazing every single dish we tried

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Dublin
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Anniversary

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JW
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a good diner here for 2 to celebrate the birthday of my husband. Very romantic because we waited for the best outdoor seeting

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GM
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and great location, the wine list is superb , and the in-house sommelier is absolutely the best Ive seen! Give her a try!

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San Francisco
14 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

seven course tasting menu was delicious - lots of unique and really delicious seafood - salmon, ceviche,

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PK
San Francisco
14 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 4

I'm a fan of La Mar in San Francisco, Buenos Aires and Lima. This is my least favorite La Mar. The rice was mushy and overcooked, the picante de camarones was scant and dull. When we arrived one of the staff was sneezing around the tables, a thing that must be prevented specially in a place serving raw food. Despite this regular experience we will come back to try the ceviche and give a final verdict... stay tuned :P

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A
Las Vegas
9 reviews
Dined on January 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food and the service (waitress and person helping her) were outstanding, everything was delicious! Our guests loved it.

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OT
1 review
Dined on January 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Nice experience ❤️😍😘

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WM
Miami
1 review
Dined on January 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Celebrated my husband's birthday. Brunch was fantastic! View was amazing! Loved everything!

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London
1 review
Dined on January 13, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 5

Place is great. Fish and veggie were burned...disappointed for food. At that level certain errors are not admissible.

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R
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, great service, great views. Highly recommended!

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Miami
3 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I love the food, the ambience, the view! I can’t complaint at all. I’ve been here several times and every time is the same, food quality is great and consistent as well as the attention. Just love to come back again and again

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JM
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Setting is lovely, portions a bit small, quality good to good plus. Service a bit slow

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RT
1 review
Dined on January 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Went on a date night and overall this place is magic. I would say only downside was being served food with no fork was no bueno, and also our waiter asked me how our food was and I said great. Then he asked me how the service was. He should already be confident enough to know it was good, but asking customers like that is a beta move. Better just to simply ask "is there anything else I can offer you?"

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Miami
6 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a wonderful dinner celebrating our son’s birthday. The food, service and ambiance were all top notch. Thank you so much for helping to make our son’s birthday special.

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OT
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food!!!!

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Z
Montreal
15 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 3

Key points: go elsewhere around the area or if you want to go there, do not take the tasting menu!

The view is superb and the hotel is sure high end but their restaurant... what a disappointment given the quality of other restaurants in the area. The tasting menu was poorly created, and the last dish was a enormous portion of cheap take on Korean bibimbap. Too many ingredients in each plate, making it a blend of random flavours. The best services were only fancy presentation of very common meal (tuna tataki with sweet and salty sauce and a peanut touch). The service was overall quite poor as they rushed our plate to the table almost putting the food on the ustensiles without looking.

The least disappointing part of our dinner was the dry Tokaji.

My humble hypothesis is that the restaurant is the middle range place where the wealthy people of Brickell Key go eat when they don’t want to leave the island. The restaurant knows that and aim for okayish food since they know they won’t run out of customers. Unless you really want the view, just go nearby and you’ll be by far more satisfied!!!

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CO
1 review
Dined on January 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excelente elección para una ocasión especial. El sabor de la comida es especial, sin duda volveremos.

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OT
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Demasiado ruidosos

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1 review
Dined on January 8, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Fantastic, overall a good restaurant but a bit expensive

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RV
Miami
5 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best views in Miami !!! We can’t wait to come back. Great service.

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London
1 review
Dined on January 7, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Muy buen casi toda la comida, a excepción del Chaufa Aereopuerto. Lo he comido antes ahí mismo y era excelente pero ahora estuvo muy grasoso y demasiado condimentado. Por favor regresen a la receta original.

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MG
Miami
3 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

This is my second time at this restaurant, took my girlfriend for birthday dinner. Tried different dishes and they were all great (especially hers - Rice with Calamari ink). Only complaint is that they did not have propane tanks to power the outdoor heaters and on a very chilly night, that would have been perfect.
The original waiter assigned to our table was replaced; I am not sure why. The one replacing him was also very good. Overall staff service was impeccable.

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Richmond
37 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Service was immaculate, the only one thing i would have to improve on is offering typical peruvian dishes. I went to this restaurant because it's Gaston's and I thought I would find the peruvian dishes one looks forward to, so i was a bit disappointed. For example, I wanted a traditional causa, but that was not on the menu. It's nice to have cuisines served gourmet style, but it's comforting to know if you go to this restaurant they also have your favorite dishes.

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Miami
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 2

It is a pity that a place with such a fine cuisine is being run like a food court. We ordered the tasting menu, food was delicious and according to expectations, quantity and value were really good as well. Anyhow, we sat at the terrace, awesome view of the Miami Skyline, but decoration and furniture were like the one of a pool bar. Service was terrible, dishes keep piling up on the table, the were serving us the next dish before ending the one before and then leaving the empty dishes on the table aside; they didn't pay any attention to serving us our wine or water. It was fine, we would probably come back because the food is really good and the view is amazing, but we were really deceived with the service for a "luxury restaurant", would not recommend it if you plan to impress someone, not for business or romantic dinners, but family or friends fro sure.

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New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a wonderful meal which was only surpassed by our amazing server Jennifer. She helped us with all of our selections, made amazing recommendations, and truly made our dinner very special.
Definitely recommend sitting outside and sampling their ceviche - but everything was delicious and the views were the best in Miami.

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Tampa
2 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

The view from outside is spectacular. We loved the ambiance and thought the food was delicious. We had the Cebiche Lujoso and the Paiche Charapa. The menu here is much smaller than the other La Mar restaurant we’d been to, but there was enough variety. We had noted in our reservation that we were celebrating an anniversary and were a bit disappointed that they didn’t even mention it. Overall we were very happy with our experience and would recommend it.

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Miami
1 review
Dined on January 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Spectacular view, food and ambiance.

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New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 3

Per lo standard americano sicuramente un gradino in più

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Chicago
1 review
Dined on January 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Agregaría más sugerencias del mesero a la hora de pedir entradas por ejemplo

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Washington DC
1 review
Dined on January 3, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

Excellent food. Went for my bf's birthday and was really satisfied with the food and environment. We sat outside by the water and did the tasting menu. This was a good amount of food for the price and delicious. The service started out great, but then seemed to disappear and we were constantly having to hunt our server down throughout meals for additional drinks and other needs. If they could improve service, would give five stars.

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