La Mar by Gastón Acurio

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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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Sun 6:00PM - 6:45PM
Mon - Sat 12:00PM - 1:00PM 6:00PM - 6:45PM

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Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Beautiful decor, As you walk down the steps and see the host stand than walk outside and sat at a table by the water pretty romantic food was outstanding the whole snapper was to die for and my wife really enjoyed the short rib the fluke ceviche delicious and the octopus was great. Service was good but definitely need to be more attentive we set along time before being greeted also drinks took a while and for order to be taken server was extremely knowledgeable and warm and genuine but just took a long time to come over seems like they were understaffed that night or section might’ve been a little too large. Overall great anniversary dinner would definitely return and recommend it to friends

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

La Mar never disappoints. Great food and phenomenal view next to the water when it’s not raining. A little pricy, but worth the experience.

t
London
9 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 2food 4service 4ambience 1

we found it far too noisy and the interior was a let down as we could not sit outside waterfront as it was raining. I would only go there if I could sit outside as the ambience inside is zero and for the Mandarin Oriental hotel they do need a more upmarket restaurant in line with the hotel. All around the 5 star hotels there are excellent restaurants with great interiors and food so this was a let down

MF
Miami
4 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2019
Overall 3food 1service 4ambience 4

I had not been in this restaurant for a while and went for my anniversary dinner this week. The service was great, the view was fantastic, but the food... not so much.
We ordered a few small plates to share - cebiche carrettillero, octopus, conchitas a la parmesana, nikkei tiradito, and the maiz morado for dessert.
The cebiche was missing flavor, tasted like fish, and the fried calamari tasted like it had been fried a long time ago. The octopus tasted like it had been burnt. The conchitas were ok, yet only 2 of them. The tiradito was not what I was expecting - it was like eating tuna with peanut butter (very thick sauce). The maiz morado tasted ok, but had a very unappetizing appearance.
The food is nothing to rave about and sent me to restroom later that night.
In summary, this is a good place to have a drink with a nice view, but do't waste your money on their food.

OT
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Impresionante como siempre. La mejor gastronomía y servicio de Miami. No es barato, pero lo vale!

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NG
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

Tercera vez que vamos.
Para lo carísimo que es, el servicio deja que desear.

El apetito era plátano frito, estaba pasado y blando.
El entrante sin pena ni gloria y el principal el arroz estaba pasado y era como comer gachas.
Los camareros no nos hacían caso.
Era una reunión especial y no fue lo esperado.
Eso si, las vistas de la terraza espectaculares y la decoración interior fantástica

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OT
Miami
5 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The best experience ever i definetly recommend it for any occasion

m
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excelent Food! Great ambiance, service and beautiful decor

OT
Miami
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 5

Food was great, however the service was mediocre. We waited a LONG time to order, to check out, for dessert. I wanted dessert to be a surprise but the waiter announced the surprise before they brought it out 🙄that took a long time a well

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 2

Food was ok not great. Service was a bit overbearing. Prices were high. We had the tasting menu

OT
Dallas
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing dinner! every single dish was outstanding! service from the hostess to the bartender, waiters, and chef was phenomenal! thank you

OT
Miami
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great! Food was exceptional and great service.

BD
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic experience. Paula our server was wonderful and so helpful in choosing authentic Peruvian specialties from starters to main. Can’t wait to return.

M
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always very good food and service

J
Miami
37 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 5

Terrible customer service. Dined for Miami Spice and was refused take-out containers for our leftovers! Rude waiter/bus staff. Spoke with the manager who apologized, but it was unacceptable!

OT
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Comida y atención excelente

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OT
Mexico City
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

La señorita Claudia (asistente de meseros) nos brindó una atención excepcional! Mis felicitaciones para ella y el chef!

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OT
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Muy bueno . Nos trajeron una pequeña torta por el cumpleaños

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JA
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food, atmosphere and views of Downtown Miami

OT
Mexico City
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing experience. Great Service

h
Miami
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delightful on the water as the sun set behind the towers of Brickell. Food was outstanding, the service wonderful and friendly. One of my favorite places to dine.

OT
Miami
5 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A fantastic meal!! Great .presentation and inctedible flavors .

OT
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Marriage anniversary

M
Miami
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 5

Hi , we where there for a birthday party.food was delicious but the service was very slow

OT
Tampa
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Beautifully decorated place in the water with incredible food. The scallops on the dry ice looked like art and the taste was incredible. One of the best meals I’ve ever had. I’ll definitely be trying his other restaurant in Chicago soon.

OT
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

Unimpressed. Food and service were not anything memorable. The cebiche appetizer was soggy and not fresh. OK experience, but I wouldn’t repeat.

AF
Miami
12 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food... just what I expected from Gaston Acurio

CD
Miami
61 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and ambience at the MO Miami, the only thing is if you are having lunch outside and it is hot and humid eat inside.

OT
Miami
13 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Almorzamos el menú del Miami Spice y superó nuestra expectativas!

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AB
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

The dinner menu of “Miami temptations” Was only ok. I would say poor in comparison with the other dishes that we ordered (we really liked the conchitas a la parmesana, the octopus and the salmon)

SM
Miami
3 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic service, the entrees were delectable, I even received a surprise birthday cake! The views are breathtaking! Do your yourselves a favor and give this restaurant a-go, you will not be disappointed!

AT
Miami
9 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Fantastic, little noisy but this is my favorite

H
Miami
14 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A steady level of service and food quality that is very rare! The menu offers a range of meat and fish choices . That lets you enjoy the flavors of Peru. Of special note the Sunday Brunch is exceptional and worth a trip to enjoy.

m
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 2

Too loud! And be aware that they charge 9% taxes vs. 7% for most of the restaurants in Miami.

E
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This place is fantastic! I went for my anniversary and it was definitely a perfect choice for me. Great food, great service. The view is beautiful!

T
Miami
8 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 5

The ambiance and the service was good. The special fried rice was delicious. The ceviche was bland and too small to share, the conch dish was really blah - no real flavor, we left most of it. BYW, we love conch. The conchitas a la Parmesana were good. Overall the food was a bit underwhelming. Maybe it was a bad night.

AC
Miami
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 5ambience 5

Sadly the problem with La Mar is poor management and organization of the reservations. I specifically indicated that I wanted outside sitting and that this was my niece’s birthday just to hit hey the same “we cannot sit you outside and get a second class inside sitting! My nephew look very young and the manager made the point to be sure he could not consume wine just because he was not carrying a picture ID for not being from the country. He did not have the curtesy to talk to us because he could not be seated where we requested but enough to spoil the mood of the 26 year old man visiting Miami. This is for sure my very last visit to La Mar!

LG
Jacksonville
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 3

Food and service was very good. The view is beautiful but the music was very loud and annoying. Initially were supposed to sit inside but we could not even hear ourselves speak let alone hear the waitress. We requested to move outside which was just as bad. Definitely not dinner music. It felt like we walked into a dance club and the vibe was like being at a late club bar. We were celebrating our Anniversary and they did not even acknowledge it. We were at 4 different restaurants during our stay there and all of them made our meal extra special because of our Anniversary. Extra drinks, deserts, etc. Our Waiter never mentioned it even after we told him why we were there and we were ready to leave. We asked about the corkage fee because we had a nice bottle of wine back at the room that we wanted to drink but were told that the corkage fee would be $100 and honestly they were indifferent about it. Almost to the point that made us feel like it was not something that they wanted to do. I must add that we tried 6 different dishes including the main course that we split because we wanted to try as much on the menu that we could and it was all delish. All came out on a timely manner and the presentation was awesome.
We would definitely return but only if something is done about the music. When we eat dinner we like to be able to sit back and relax!!!

OT
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 5

Service was not what I expected for a Mandarin Oriental.

OT
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 5ambience 1

Quise usar Miami Spice y no aplica los viernes y sábado. Mucha letra chica por parte de La Mar. Una pena.

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