La Mar by Gastón Acurio

4.6
1699 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Peruvian
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  • Waterfront
  • Scenic View
  • Special Occasion
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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Private dining
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Peruvian
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Hours of operation
Lunch
11:30am – 3:30pm

Dinner
6pm -11pm

Sunday Brunch
12pm - 3:30pm

Bar
Sunday through Thursday 11:30am - 3:30pm, 6pm – 12:00am
Friday and Saturday 11:30am – 3:30pm, 6pm - 1am
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Phone number
(305) 913-8358
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Payment options
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Diego Oka
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
South East 8th Street
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Parking details
For lunch from 11:30am 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.
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Public transit
Metrobus stop located across from restaurant.
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Entertainment
Join us for live DJ music Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights from 8pm to 11pm. DJ music is also played during Sunday Brunch from 12pm to 3:30pm.
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Special events & promotions
La Mar's contemporary dining room and two sprawling terraces overlooking Biscayne Bay and the Miami skyline offer the perfect location for group dining, whether celebrating with family and friends or hosting a corporate event.
Additional
Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Private Dining

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.

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What 1699 People Are Saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
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food
4.4
service
4.6
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4.2
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88% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined a day ago

Absolutely amazing

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4.0Dined 2 days ago

A must for lovers of Peruvian cuisine in the Miami area or lovers of just creative culinary experiences.

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1.0Dined 3 days ago

Wasn’t too thrilled. The waiter was very rude and it was a special occasion donner

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5.0Dined 3 days ago

First visit -- excellent food and service -- Christian was very helpful with menu explanations and suggestions

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5.0Dined 3 days ago

We love the place definitely visiting again soon

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4.0Dined 5 days ago

Beautiful restaurant in a great location. Food was very good and service great as well. Good recommendations on the menu items.

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4.0Dined 6 days ago

Too much noise.
Otherwise. All was excellent.

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5.0Dined on July 10, 2018

El servicio fue el mejor! Súper recomendado tastes of the menu! El lugar es acogedor, romántico y con una vista hermosa!

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4.0Dined on July 10, 2018

The food was very different as it’s an infusion. The menu Could have been expressed with s little more detail. It was difficult without asking your server to explain what the dishes were.

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5.0Dined on July 9, 2018

Beautiful view, wonderful service, great food!

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4.0Dined on July 9, 2018

Great place. Went there with family for a 65th birthday celebration. Only downside is that our server kept telling us the price of the items and recommending lower cost item. I had to ask him to stop doing that as the cost was not a factor
Other than that was a great experience

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5.0Dined on July 8, 2018

Love the place, the food was outstanding and totally worth the price.

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5.0Dined on July 8, 2018

dining experience was amazing: food was superb, service was excellent with unforgettable surroundings.

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2.0Dined on July 8, 2018

Having been to the original La Mar in Lima several times, perhaps I was expecting too much. Although the setting is beautiful, the service was atrocious and the food average at best.

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5.0Dined on July 7, 2018

Fantastic!!!

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5.0Dined on July 7, 2018

Wow! That’s the best way to describe the drinks and food at this restaurant. We had the ceviche (they’re all great) as a starter, and, the “Whole Fish Nikkei” as a shared entree. Probably the best friend Yellow-tail Snapper I’ve ever had! They fry it whole but take the work out of it by making “nuggets” out of the meat! Also, the service, view and desserts was excellent. A bit pricey, but, you get what you pay for!

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5.0Dined on July 7, 2018

This was our 2nd time visiting the restaurant and the service and food was consistently favorable and excellent. We loved everything about the restaurant.

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5.0Dined on July 6, 2018

Service, food and ambiance are all great at La Mar. We enjoyed a cebiche to start, Peruvian steak with tacu-tacu and the specialty fried rice with shrimp omelet on top. The service was outstanding and the atmosphere is fun, warm and special.

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5.0Dined on July 6, 2018

I don't even like sea food and their food was amazingly delicious!

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5.0Dined on July 6, 2018

Food was excellent!! My partner and I had an amazing experience of the Tasting menu . Paired with a nice bottle of Sauvignon Blanc . But had to have the delicious pisco sours ! Lovely !!

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5.0Dined on July 6, 2018

Just a wonderful dining experience. Took clients there to show them a Miami style dining experience. The setting was beautiful outside on the water with a nighttime view of the Brickell skyline. Our server understood what we wanted for the evening, making suggestions for our shared dishes, pouring wine and water when needed but otherwise leaving us alone to talk. All in all, it turned into a four hour dinner but didn’t feel like it. I can’t complement the service enough.

And the food was equally great. My clients had never eaten Peruvian cuisine. Following the recommendation of our waiter, we started with shared appetizers including a ceviche sampler, prawns, scallops and octopus and a very unusual but tasty hummus. For the main course we shared the Fish Nikkei, a house specialty, and a churrasco. Both were excellent. The sommelier recommended a reasonably priced wine. Cappuccinos finished off an excellent experience.

I have been to La Mar 3 times now and it has consistently excelled. The prices restrict this to a special evening location for me but it has become my go to place for those special occasions.

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5.0Dined on July 6, 2018

I told that was my aniversáry , ....the waiter dont câme Back never, We had To aks for him always , my husbund plate was Good but the there 2 food was cold and no taste, the drinks I ordered wasent sweeet , I asked girl drink , I said I want sweeet , he didnt do It
We asked the buitl ... than the weiter brouth a mini mini mini smal tinny sweet dessert....
The All esperience was far From What I was especting for a restaurant like this, the view was The only think was Good in this restaurant

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5.0Dined on July 6, 2018

Food was absolutely incredible. Service was not as great as the food. I had informed it was our anniversary and was told we would get a cake, but we never got it. That’s not to say service was bad, it was just a little disappointing, especially considering how fantastic the food was.

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5.0Dined on July 5, 2018

We had happy hour outside which was fantastic. We were tourists, so sitting outside over the water front was amazing. The drinks were superb and the food was excellent.

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5.0Dined on July 5, 2018

Loved it! The food and atmosphere were great.

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5.0Dined on July 4, 2018

Graduation

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5.0Dined on July 4, 2018

Great service, great view, great ambiance great drinks & great dining food. Only thing was the desserts weren’t that good.

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1.0Dined on July 4, 2018

This place have okay food but terrible vibes I won’t recommend this place to anyone
There are waaaaay better places in miami

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5.0Dined on July 3, 2018

Excelente lugar , cómoda increíblemente rica , súmante recomendable

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5.0Dined on July 3, 2018

All food was out of this world. Banana lead Paiche w/ mango/bacon/onion salsa was absolutely one of a kind and a must have. Branzino is right up there as well. Traditional ceviche was the most tender ever. Sorbet trio was delicious....6 stars out of 5 for all the unique flavor experiences.

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5.0Dined on July 3, 2018

My wife and I visited La Mar on the last night of an anniversary trip to Miami and the Keys - and what a way to finish.

The food was amazing with a good range of dishes that were new to us - and everything we tried we enjoyed.

The waitress was very knowledgeable and gave us good guidance on the size of dishes (something we struggled with in the States) and an overview of what dishes complemented one another.

For us, the icing on the cake was the view over Downtown at night - so sit outside if it’s not too hot.

All in all a fantastic evening and we’d highly recommend a visit.

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3.0Dined on July 2, 2018

The La Mar at Lima, and at Sao Paulo are much better than this in Miami

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5.0Dined on July 1, 2018

The place was beautiful, food... not worth the price.

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2.0Dined on June 30, 2018

I was expecting a romantic restaurant with a view, as meny Friends had recommended it to me. When we got there, despite my description during the reservation where I explained I wannted a table outdoors with a good view if posible because it was my husband's birthday, I had tp explain all over again and we did no get the view. There were free tables, but they were for a bigger grupo of people…
There was a DJ playing inside, which I totally understand because inside people are more in a bar situation, driking maybe standing.. but the played the same music outside, where we were all expecting to have a quiet dinner and enjoy the view. I asked if they could lower the volumen but they could not.
The place is nice and the food is really good, but I did not have a good experience.

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5.0Dined on June 29, 2018

Excellent artistic food. Sitting outside may subject you to cigarette smoke from the adjoining walking path. Tasting menu was fantastic and a great value.

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4.0Dined on June 29, 2018

Overall food was very good -- particularly enjoyed the Ceviche. A bit overuse of (sweet) potatoes.

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5.0Dined on June 28, 2018

Wonderful. Perfect meal. Inventive cuisine. Great bartender

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5.0Dined on June 24, 2018

It was not very hectic for a Sunday evening dinner. The food was excellent, and the wait staff paid fairly good attention without hovering. The lights came down very dim a few times making it difficult to see inside the restaurant for a short while and the music could have been turned down some. All said, I would definitely go back.

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5.0Dined on June 24, 2018

The food is perfect as in all Arcureo’s restaurants!! Love it!

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4.0Dined on June 24, 2018

extremely loud, like crazy loud. the scene is energetic and the food is meant to share, but not being able to hear the people you are dining with is a bit much. I am all about the Miami scene, and vibe, but the DJ during dinner at 8pm is perhaps an opportunity to tone it down a bit.
otherwise, the service and food is excellent,

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