La Mar by Gastón Acurio

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$31 to $50
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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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Thanksgiving Dinner Special Menus & Offers

Enjoy Peruvian-inspired Thanksgiving specials offered for one day at La Mar by Gastón Acurio created by our Executive Chef Diego Oka. Specials include stuffed Calamaris filled with a dry fruit tacu tacu and vegetables with demi glace and a roasted Cornish Hen with vegetables and yellow potato pure.

Thursday, November 28, 2019

Christmas Eve Special Menus & Offers

Gather with loved ones on Christmas Eve / Nochebuena at La Mar by Gaston Acurio and enjoy a evening overlooking the Brickell skyline. Enjoy traditional Peruvian-inspired holiday creations by Executive Chef, Diego Oka.

Tuesday, December 24, 2019

Christmas Day Special Menus & Offers

Celebrate Christmas with a sumptuous brunch experience offering Peruvian cuisine by Ex. Chef, Diego Oka. Guests will enjoy a choice of entrée, a lavish buffet featuring a quinoa tamal live station, signature brunch cocktails and a selection of decadent desserts. The brunch is USD 125 per person.

Wednesday, December 25, 2019

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Ring in the New Year’s Eve dinner with a festive “brunch-style” by our Executive Chef Diego Oka featuring a seafood bar with King Crab, oysters and more. Cheers with signature cocktails, dessert towers and champagne or prosecco. Dinner is USD 275 with Prosecco; USD 325 with Taittinger Champagne.

Tuesday, December 31, 2019

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What 2642 People Are Saying
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AG
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday. It was a fantastic night and sit out experience I had a ball

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Muy caro pra lo que es

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New York Area
15 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing brunch, the buffet selection is unlike any other restaurant I’ve ever visited. My go to in Miami.

j
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food5service1ambience1

We happened to go when the weather in Miami got a little cold, therefore most everyone wanted to sit outside. This might be the reason my waiter seemed to be waiting on half of the dinning room by himself. I counted that he had a least eight tables! It was 15 minutes between drinks, the bar is three steps away. Lighting to dim, not able to read the menu because of the font size. The food was amazing service did not match nor the ambience . I don't see the need for a DJ ? You have to yell to the person sitting across from you. I would come back just to see if my experience was a Fluke

SA
Phoenix
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service3ambience4

MADE RESERVATION FOR 8:30 PM BUT WAS NOT SEATED UNTIL 9;15 PM!!
THAT WAS A BIT IRRITATING SINCE I ALREADY MADE RESERVATION AND SHOWED UP ON TIME AND HAD TO WAIT 45 MINUTES BEFORE GETTING SEATED....

A
London
17 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall2food3service3ambience1

Very disappointing, far too loud, aimed at young people although most diners were much older. Impossible to have conversation. They should turn down the music or have more soft surfaces. Food was okay but service was formulaic and obviously insincere. We were celebrating a special occasion so extremely frustrated that we could not communicate properly.

JG
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food4service3ambience3

We have been to La Mar many times, and we generally love it.... but not this time. Now, they are making you place your order all at once (so you can't order appetizers first, and time your meal) and we felt rushed the entire time. Servers kept coming by to rush us - which was unwarranted since it was 3 of us with a sizeable order (so we were not idly sitting at the table without consuming). In fact, our bill was quite large. It really is too bad, because it impacted our experience - and we were with a client we wanted to impress. I'd recommend they go back to how they used to be. But for now, I'd think about going back there again soon.

CP
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food4service2ambience2

The food is good, but overrated and probably over-priced.
We wanted to try the tasting menu; we were three people at the table and thought to order 1 tasting menu and then more dishes, so we'd be able to try more things on the menu. The waiter gave us a very lame excuse for not allowing us to do that.
I didn't like the service. Even my 14-year-old son perceived inauthentic friendliness coming from the waiters. Also, we were still working on our food, and they already wanted to take our plates away; we told them in different occasions, "I'm not done" because a waiter tried to remove a plate without asking first. We felt rushed.
It was my birthday so they brought a little birthday cake (individual portion), which I found a nice detail (even though I don't eat sweets). I tasted it, to show some appreciation, and it was very mediocre. I think if they're offering this type of nice details, they should aim for a better, more special dessert -- not your nothing-special, regular chocolate layered cake.
I don't think I'll recommend the restaurant to a friend or I'll come back (even it's a 10-minute walk from home).

OT
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Great meal! The waitress Claudia was great!!!!!

OT
Miami
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

La cena deliciosa comida peruana.muy agradable el lugar con buen servicio. Y hermosa vista a la ciudad brikell.

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OT
London
3 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, wonderful setting and attentive service, will be back

OT
Miami
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding as always! Fabulous brunch!

JK
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Went to La Mar for my girlfriend’s birthday. We arrived at 8:25pm but didn’t get seated until 9pm. The outdoor area was closed due to a little rain in the afternoon. We had a couple of gin and tonics at the bar while we waited for our table to be ready. I think a 45 min wait was pretty long given that we had reservations for 8:15.

When we finally got seated, we were served by Anastasia who was very nice and attentive. The busser Claudia was amazing! She was the sweetest and took really good care of us as well.

The food was outstanding. We had the cebiche sampler to start. It was very light and super delicious. As an entree, we ordered the whole fish Nikkei which was very tasty and more than enough for 2. We finished with the Peruvian chocolate exploration which had 4 dessert items with the burnt white chocolate being our favorite.

As far as drinks are concerned the pisco sour is a must have!

We will definitely go back and hope management is more attentive to the wait time

OT
Jacksonville
2 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall1food1service4ambience4

Burnt food. Advised the server and he said he would tell the chef. Not worth the money.

OT
Miami
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience2

Normal. Nothing special...

HC
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience5

Food was very good, but not really Peruvian. If you’re looking for Peruvian food this isn’t the place to go. Very pricey although acknowledge you are paying for location on the water (though we were inside so no view).

RK
Miami
7 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The setting for the restaurant is spectacular, if you eat out on the patio. It’s my new favorite place to take out of town guests. Sits on the water, overlooking Brickell.

It was delightful outside. Of course, this is November. On the other hand, I would not have wanted to eat inside, since it was way too noisy. (It was also Friday night.)

The food was unique, and I was really impressed with the variety. The combination of Peruvian specialties was a bit challenging, but a welcome change from typical Miami fair, even at the better restaurants. Most of the ceviche‘s were quite good, although a couple were a bit salty.

I suspect we will be going back regularly

HG
Miami
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Beautiful setting overlooking the downtown skyline, nice cocktails and friendly staff. The food looked great but was so so to eat. I had the whole tail yellow snapper but it was just totally covered in batter so was pretty bland and greasy. My friends had the pork shank which again looked great but was just caked in fat with no veg/sides with it. Very expensive for average food. Would recommend you go for cocktails with a nice view and go elsewhere to eat!

OT
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Nice but a bit far from the river considering I had asked to eat outside since the booking

M
Milwaukee
2 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing experience with a nice view and service

OT
Montreal
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Service was excellent. Food very good.Would definitely recommend your restaurant.

f
Montreal
49 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2019
Overall3food2service3ambience4

The four of us had the same, lunch menu special as we were pressed for time and this option is served promptly. We were disappointed. The main dish was very salty. The juice they offered was very good, the appetizer not to our liking, and the chocolate mousse for our dessert was very good.

Third time eating at La Mar in Miami at The Mandarin. This time we felt the food did not meet the standards of this restaurant. Maybe it was because it was a lunch menu special “deal” or maybe that day the chef was not at his best. Nevertheless we expected a higher standard. We are hesitant to return for lunch :(

OT
Miami
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing service, amazing view... food was great.
Absolutely amazing.

ML
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Amazing food!!! Seating outside is first come first served even if you have a reservation, which is a bit annoying.
But the size of the plates are fair, taking into account that usually in high end restaurants the portions are so small.
TASTE is soo great!!! and service is good as well. You dont feel rushed by the staff. Also the view its great!!! Deff recommend

SC
Dallas
5 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Excelent good, well priced, superb location, great service. I found wine well overpriced for what offered. The cheapest glass was $14 for a 2018 mid level wine.

FH
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

View, service and food were amazing! Highly recommend this place for a memorable meal.

T
Miami
55 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience4

The food was excellent but the service lacked somewhat. We had guests from Hong Kong and Spain & they even remarked on the service. Everyone really enjoyed the pork shank and my wife & I tried the scallop appetizer - excellently prepared but as an example of the service, she spilled a little of the parmesan sauce off of the scallop shell onto to her serving plate. The waiter took away the shells but left her dirty serving plate. Plus we had to ask for an extra napkin for one of our guests after who had place his dirty napkin plus some kleenex on the table. Could be better especially considering you are a fairly high end restaurant in a luxury level hotel.

P
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall3food3service5ambience5

Overall the ambiance was nice
Pro. Good service, good ambiance, good drinks.

Cons. the restaurant... there’s no self parking. You have to valet parking for $16 us rate. Inside the hotel.

The Ceviche is overpriced for a ceviche $23 to $32 us
Also it was really spicy

I love ceviche and I went to LA MAR for the raw seafood ,it wasn’t what I expected.

g
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall4food3service3ambience5

the setting beautiful,they gave us one of the best tables,but about the food,the menu is extremely short in vegetarian options,only two and not very creative...,grill vegetables....
besides that was a good experience

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall3food3service5ambience4

Excellent service and view. The ceviche was very good. For the main course we ordered the snapper and where underwhelmed. The fish was battered in what tasted like corn meal-think fish fry-the sauce with the fish tasted like duck sauce. We expected more for the price.

f
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Muy buena opción, lugar y comidas muy buena, al igual que la atención. Los precios son razonables.

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GP
Atlanta
10 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Located in the Mandarin Oriental Hotel on Brickell Key with a stunning view of downtown Miami, La Mar is a unique Peruvian/Japanese fusion restaurant. We sat outdoors on a gorgeous day for a leisurely lunch. It's rare that we spend over $300 on lunch (!), but this meal was worth every penny. We started out with the house pisco mojitos, which were artisanal, fresh, WAY too easy to drink, and which were a nice twist on the traditional rum mojito. We began with the recommended and very delicious "cebiche sampler," which included Classico, Carretillero, and Pulpo al Olivo (fluke, fish of the day, and octopus). La Mar's cebiche is made with a leche de tigre marinade of lime and aji peppers.

Next, we selected two Piqueos Calientes: Conchitas a la Parmesana (succulent grilled scallops in Parmesan cheese foam, served on the scallop shells, resting on a bed of pebbles wreathed in a dry ice fog and garnished with seaweed) and Empanadas (chicken, pecans, and Monchego cheese). Both of these starters were excellent as well.

We shared a plate of Chaufa Aeropuerto (chinese sausage, roasted pork, quinoa, shrimp omelette, and nikkei sauce).

We finished with the Chocolate Exploration, a plate of chocolate themed desserts representing the various regions of Peru, accompanied by cortadito (coffee with milk).

We spent over two and a half hours immersed in this superb dining experience, enhanced by our knowledgeable and attentive waitress Victoria, a native of Argentina. She recommended every item that we tried, and all of her suggestions were pitch-perfect! This establishment is highly recommended, but be sure to bring a big wallet.

OT
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best restaurant in Miami

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OT
New England
2 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Tried the tasting menu, and the flavor combinations were fantastic. Great service. Probably one of the best dining experiences I’ve ever had.

PS
Frankfurt Area
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had a Sunday brunch at La Mar. All the dishes in the buffer were excellent also the Loma Saltados was just perfect.

OT
Miami
71 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic… Everything single thing we tried was excellent.

OT
London
3 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Gorgeous views, incredible food, mediocre service. The waiter wasn’t very attentive and borderline rude. Not what you’d expect for a restaurant of its caliber. Overall the food and views outweighed the poor service, would definitely dine here again. Perfect for a date night!

m
Miami
6 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience5

I would go back. An outside table would be the better choice (weather depending of course as it is uncovered). The view of Miami is nice.

DB
Indiana
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice dinner with beautiful views of the Miami evening skyline. Entrees and appetizers were nicely flavored and unique. Service was friendly and attentive.

DM
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Excellent presentation and flavors. Well informed servers although they were at times innattentive.

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