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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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 2629 People Are Saying
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London
3 reviews
Dined 18 hours ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

OT
Jacksonville
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall1food1service4ambience4

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

OT
Miami
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3food3service3ambience2

Normal. Nothing special...

HC
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
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 3 days ago
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 3 days ago
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
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience3

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

M
Milwaukee
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing experience with a nice view and service

OT
Montreal
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

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

f
Montreal
48 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
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 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

ML
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
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 6 days ago
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 7 days ago
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.

AP
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Experiencia increíble de haber estado en un restaurante de Acurio.
Todo acorde a lo que significa la gastronomía peruana.
El personal amabilísimo.
El pisco, la causa, las conchillas para no olvidar.
FELICITACIONES!!!

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a
Miami
1 review
Dined on October 22, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience2

Was a bit too noisy. Food was good but not great as I had expected from a restaurant bearing this famous chefs name. Its was "all right". We ordered Lomo Saltado and it was good but not super good. We also ordered Picante de Camarones and it was also all right.

D
Miami
14 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food, service and ambiance was excellent!! It is a bit noisy though. But what’s important is the food and it was great!

OT
Miami
1 review
Dined on October 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent ambiance! Excellent service!

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OT
1 review
Dined on October 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place if you don’t mind expending more than usual to be a little fancy

OT
Miami
3 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious - lots of interesting flavors, from the small plates to the main courses. Service was incredible. We were celebrating a milestone birthday and Jennifer, our main waiter, made our guest of honor feel quite special. Place had a nice buzz to it. Nighttime downtown Miami skyline views across the water added a nice backdrop to a fine evening of dining. We’ll definitely be back.

DW
Miami
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife’s birthday was perfect due to the La Mar experience. Amazing food and views of the water. Worth every penny. Absolutely amazing experience.

N
Miami
4 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Lugar con una vista espectacular, comida muy rica . Todo para pasar una excelente velada.

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EA
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience

DA
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience2

Food was excellent - ambiance was good. We were just annoyed by their “strict policy” to change tables. We asked right after seating down and the staff declined. The couple behind us left and we asked to move there. We had not ordered anything ... and we were not very happy with the location. This just dictated the whole dining experience for us. Price was very high for what it was - double my expectations.

OT
Montreal
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Staff was very attentive and professional. Beautiful setting. Excellent cuisine. Was there solo for my last meal in vacation and I felt privileged to be there.

e
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall3food2service3ambience5

It's too far to be good Peruvian food, the ceviche taste was normal, I was hoping something incredible, I don't want to offend but was almost the worst ceviche that I tested.

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