La Mar by Gastón Acurio
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.
Daily 11:30 am–3:30 pm
Daily 6:00 pm–12:00 am
Daily 12:00 pm–3:30 pm
Sun 12:00 pm–3:30 pm
Daily 6:00 pm–11:00 pm
Valet parking is available during dinner service for USD 13 per car with validation.
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.View Private Dining Details
The place is so beautiful. The Flavor is worth to try
Loved everything about this place. It is pricey. Was disappointed with the ceviche portions. Very very small plate. Otherwise, all was fantastic.
Our server recommended the most expensive item in every menu category, then sent all of our food out within minutes of ordering and before we were able to select a wine...which we did not end up ordering because what’s the point when your whole dinner is already on the table getting cold. The support staff was great, but our server ruined the experience. No managers visited the table at any point to check on us, which might have helped as well. We will not go back.
Awesome brunch :) great quality in the appetizers and the main course ! Recommended
Place is great but not good for sunday football which i wish it was
I have been to a few of Gaston Acurio's restaurants in the Americas, and I'm sad to report that on this occasion I was somewhat disappointed.
Our main problem was the service, although courteous and nice, it was slow and lackluster; while waiting for our table at the outside bar it took over 20 minutes for our drinks to come - even though they had already been taken outside a good 10 minutes before being taken to the table. Once inside, the slowness of the service continued. An empty pot of fried plantain chips took a friend asking for it to be taken away no less than 5 times before it was. Food was slow to come out, and one of the dishes (which was had by 2 people in the group) took an extra ten minutes to come out, by which time the rest of us had almost finished.
The food itself was nice, well seasoned and presented, but for a name of its stature and the price, it just didn't quite deliver. I myself had salmon which I ordered cooked medium rare while a friend asked for hers well done, when they came the waiter made a point of asking who was having which, but later when we compared the dishes both were cooked all the way through.
The one amazing thing were the pisco sours - best I've had outside of Lima!
All in all I'd say 3 to 3.5 stars. Not bad, but I won't be anxiously waiting for the next time I can go there.
Absolutely fantastic evening! Delicious food and absolutely one of the best waterfront views in all of Brickell.
Came for my birthday and decided to sit outside. The view was breathtaking, we watched the whole sunset. Very quiet relaxing ambience.
We ordered 2 appetizers (The Ceviche Sampler & the empanadas) very small but delicious! *not your typical empanadas. My boyfriend ordered the Lomo Saltado, and boy was that amazing!! I would go back just to eat that plate lol. I ordered the Picante de Camarones and it was jumbo shrimps with white rice and corn and it tasted delicious! For dessert we ordered the the 1st dessert on the menu which was brownie pieces with 60% Peruvian chocolate. Really subtle and tasty. Dont think it was expensive at all, spent $157 on 2 appetizers, 2 entrees, a coke and a natural juice and dessert. The tip WAS INCLUDED in that price btw! For the experience, it was worth it! 5 STARS
Lamar’s desserts are the best they have. The food overall is great but we all know that since it’s Gaston Acurio’s restaurant. Amazing time, amazing view, thank you for the great service!
Food is not good, I mean really not good.
Outside setting saved the moment. view is breathtaking.
Service is just OK. Valet did open door to me ( passenger) and not to my wife (driver) - how rude!
The food was delicious but one entree we ordered was not worth the price.
Lovely place, good service. Pretty good Spice. Thought flavors were too similar--2 of 4 dishes were adobo(I think). But cooking technique was excellent. Our first time, but thanks to Spice, we'll come back for regular menu.
My wife and I went to La Mar on the last night of our honeymoon in Miami. While we were consistently treated to great service given the occasion across our week in Miami, La Mar went totally above and beyond. The food was absolutely excellent - my wife and I love Peruvian food and this was the best meals we've ever had. If you're trying the appetizers, the empanadas are a must have and in terms of meal, the lomo saltado was the best I've had (and it's my go to in terms of Peruvian cuisine) and the paiche fish was a unique must have that I've rarely seen at any a restaurant.
Our server, Jennifer, really made our night - she provided great recommendations, was charming & engaging, and took great care of us as we sat there for well over three hours. To top everything off, the GM (I believe) treated us to a bottle of champagne to gap off a wonderful evening. I would highly recommend La Mar to anyone and we will undoubtedly come back anytime we're in Miami, even when we're not celebrating our marriage.
Nice experience with the tasting menu. Beautiful venue on water. Bit noisy and over priced though. One waiter was very attentive.
Excellent dinner in a beautiful setting! We tried a few different things on the menu - three kinds of ceviche and causas, and a seafood stew - all very tasty.
It was my first time in Miami and this restaurant was highly recommended. The hospitality was great but our waiter forgot to bring out the Miami spice dessert. Miami spice is a three course meal... The food was "okay." A bit on the salty side.
Love the food and place! The service was a little slow. But definitely would go back for the beautiful view!
Poor service. Very difficult to work with and get their attention. They added the tip before bringing the check so service was not their priority
We ordered the tasting menu and there was very little explained to introduce the content or concept of each dish, or to feel that service was done with care. Plates were quickly dropped at our table. At one point a runner asked, "Where should I put this dish?" and expected us to make a space for the plate, which we did for her. One of our drink orders never arrived. If felt like airport dining, and the food lacked care.
Muy bueno todo excepto por la espera, considerando que tenia reserva
Even if we go for miami spice , they don’t serve on Saturday, but the food was amazing for sure will be come back
I found this a nice place. Its stylish, good people and elegant. The service was great, as expected in a restaurant of this calibre. The food was not what I expected. It had a interesting variety of main courses, but all three plates ordered for my guests and myself lacked that taste that would make me want to have more or come back. Definetely not worth the price.
Everything was unique and amazing, different and interesting will come back for sure !!!
I've tired Gaston's restaurants in Peru & was excited to see his name in Miami. My family is from Peru and so the expectation was high, but Gaston delivered well; service was great, flavors were authentic & creative in presentation. We ordered way too much food, but we ate it all. no regrets.
I can't wait to go back with friends or just my husband.
Excellent ambient, food,service. Jshsinnanjdjsnnsnhhj
Very impressed with the food quality, service, and view. One of my favorite Miami dinners!
Just beautifully located and designed. This was a great dinner experience.
Excelente en todos los aspectos, personal sumamente atento, comida exquisita, ambiente perfecto, excelente vista! Muchas gracias , volveremos!
“Head” waiter was inattentive and got several orders wrong, table would have ordered several more rounds of drinks except for the fact waiter was never or around or when he was did not look around or attend to other tables.
Loved the menu options, and the knowledgeable servers.
Food was great as always. We had the Miami Spice lunch menu. Portions were right, since it was a 3 course menu.
Went on a heavily discounted "spice month" lunch. Even at a discount, didn't get what we paid for. Fried fish was cold and soggy. the place is hidden the basement just of a nicer hotel but just above sea level.
front staff was kind, waiter was clueless about menu. served steak and a starch on an ice cold plate. somewhat nauseating after two minutes. dessert was great but a popsicle stick
Impeccable service and great food as usual. Can't go wrong with La Mar
I don’t know what’s the point of doing reservations and wait 35 minutes to seat
We visit Miami every summer from New York, was highly recommended to visit la mar by multiple people. Miami vice menu was going on, but I was more excited about their a la carte menu, but server didn’t really help us with guiding thru the menu well, recommend us a safe/mediocre choice when I was more adventurous to try interesting items off the menu. When I asked him about seemed less popular item, he recommended us tuna which I tried most of Japanese restaurants so I was more prone to try new things, his response as “what’s wrong with tuna?” Instead of trying to guide us thru the menu. Also, he seemed he lacked beverage/wine knowledge when we asked him about wine by the glass, and gave us a very unfriendly/poor table service which left a very bad taste in my mouth when I was leaving.
It seemed that service staff don’t communicate amongst themselves, (we politely asked them not to pour our bottle of wine into our glasses but three different staffs came without asking trying to pour our wine) and the steps of service was very inefficient and painful.
Due to the restaurant being located within the hotel property, the 18% gratuity was added to our check, which we didn’t believe that service staffs didn’t deserve it at all.
I don’t understand why, when we asked for a check, the server dropped the check on our table 3 times and picked it up 3 times without explaining a reason why until we actually get the check in our hands.
We love dining, have been to multiple interesting/fine dining restaurants in Miami, by far one of the worst dining experiences I’ve ever had to the point I couldn’t wait to pay and leave the place.
Maybe our expectation was too high.
They really need to improve in a better staff training in terms of table service and beverage/savory knowledge.
Excellent choice to try Peruvian gourmet food without traveling to South America. Gaston Acurio Restaurant lived to its reputation . Value is certainly moderate to high, but worth it.
Maybe the plates should have a larger description of the source of the ingredients, or the waiters could have a deeper knowledge. It will make it even more enjoyable to understand where and how the spices have been gather and used some for millennia from the Inca times.
Also I would like to see several courses with small portions, tapas sizes, to even have a more amazing experience.
Sommelier needed too, although our waiter paired it properly.
Very authentic Peruvian Cuisine ... great view ... service was ok.
Excellent.interesting food. Our son recommended the restaurant, and we agree with his assessment. Food was superb as was our server.
The restaurant is located in the lower level of the mandarin oriental hotel. I would Uber or Lyft there otherwise you’ll be paying to valet park your car. The portions are small and priced way above what they should be. We went there 4 years ago and it was fantastic. They will try to give you the worst table possible or seat you next to someone else even if the restaurant isn’t crowded. Yes I understand every server needs a patron. But if a table is empty and not marked reserved which it wasn’t if a customer asks for a nice view don’t stick them in the middle of everyone else. Definitely won’t be back and I can see why the Mandarin didn’t last in Las Vegas. Also the one in Boston changed the restaurant to pretty much just a fancy bar. Overpriced and the 3 young ladies at the hostess station could seem to care less if your happy where you sit. I should have bribed them for a better table. It used to be great now it’s just blah!
Very nice restaurant, one of my favorites. Great location, excellent food, nice service. I have been there for several times already, the last time was a little loud but just because we were seated next to Bachelor party, the rest was great.