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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KG
Miami
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Birthday dinner

d
New England
130 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service3ambience5

everything was superb, especially the cerviche Nikkei and the Mole Nikkei. Excellent if very expensive wine list.

OT
Miami
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience3

La nourriture est bonne, le service également .
Bcp trop de bruit néanmoins

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b
Miami
33 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome, everything. As always. Our waiter, the food, the manager and the waitress, Jennifer, were as lovely as it could get.

JR
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing, service was great, just pricey. $17 drinks, main course was like $55 each

GZ
Miami
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall2food2service1ambience5

The views are spectacular, but the food and the service were a bad experience. Our waiter only came to our table like two times, and when I asked for the drink menu he told me "sure", but never came back with it so I let it slide. Then he didnt come back, at all... he would always skip our table and be gone for a long time. When we were ready to leave, we waited for over 20 minutes and he never came, so we had to ask another person that worked there to give us the check. You would expect that food would be delicious for the outrageous high price you're paying, but no. The food was terrible, the cebichero I ordered was supposed to be ceviche, jalea and causa. The ceviche literally tasted like fish soaked in water with only three drops of lime juice (very dry), the causa was fair, and the jalea was just fried seafood with no flavor. My fiance ordered chaufa, and it was missing a lot of flavor also. Overall, it was a horrible experience, it was supposed to be a nice romantic dinner but instead we left feeling disappointed. We may only return for the drinks in the outdoor bar area and for the views.

E
New York Area
42 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing, different food in a beautiful setting. Was going to visit other restaurants but after my first meal at Mar, ate all the rest of my meals there. Something different each day!

FV
Miami
9 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Wonderful food. Excellent taste on the seafood. We were encouraged to share and I’m glad we did; portions are generous. This isn’t a cheap place but the quality and killer service made it very memorable and worthwhile.

ZE
Orlando
3 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Very accommodating and friendly staff. Food was fast scallops were delicious. Portions were large enough. The dishes are good maybe i'm not a fan of peruvian overall. We had a great time dinned inside this time. Last time was outside and that was great as well.

C
San Diego
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

La Mar has a beautiful view with outstanding staff and delicious food! Our waitress was awesome too! We had 5 dishes and each one was flavorful and had their own elegance to it. This restaurant is definitely a must try. And this place is one of my FAVORITE restaurants by far. You will not be disappointed.

AE
San Antonio
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great service and atmosphere was nice. Definitely recommend going here next time you are in Miami

JZ
Miami
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful view, and amazing food! I will most definitely go back.

OT
Miami
5 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience3

Restaurant is very loud, music did not match the restaurant style, service was very slow, portions were small, drinks took extremely long to arrive, not worth returning.

JB
Miami
1 review
Dined on February 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time here and it was very satisfying. The service is excellent and the food is delicious. Great experience.

RG
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on February 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful restaurant in a gorgeous setting with outstanding service!

GB
1 review
Dined on February 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The place was extremely nice, perfect for a romantic date. The environment was high up. The food was an amazing experience, including the cocktails, but what we love the most it was the service and attention from the waitresses, excellent organization!

CP
Naples
6 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2020
Overall3food5service2ambience5

Anniversaire
Malgré plusieurs demandes (a la réservation et en arrivant au restaurant), aucune attention spéciale pour l’anniversaire...
Décevant !

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OT
Miami
1 review
Dined on February 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I went for our 2 year anniversary and had an amazing experience! The food was delicious, the ambiance and the music was perfect.

T
New York Area
38 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious and quite different. Service was excellent too. Highly recommend it

MC
Miami
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall2food2service5ambience3

Trop cher pour des plats très moyens. Cadre agréable et service appréciable.

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OT
Miami
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful, incredible view of brickell, food and service was outstanding.

NS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was so light, fresh and absolutely delicious. The service we received was astounding. I would recommend La Mar to anyone visiting or living in Miami!

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall3food5service1ambience4

Even tho I had a reservation, I was kept waiting for extensive time. After our party was seated, we waited almost half an hour for the server to arrive and another half an hour for the drink to arrive. Food was quick and good but wish the overall experience was improved by the front of the house staff.

D
Miami
222 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Not as good as usual. Service was slow, chips were stale and whole fish just too beaded and chili sauce too watery.

Got to pick up theirs game.

S
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall3food2service3ambience5

We were looking forward to eating at La Mar during our visit to Miami. We were seriously let down by the food and the service by the waiter was supbar. Although the bussers were great. We were very much looking forward to the ceviche sampler and were shocked to find the fish used in the ceviche to be smelly and not fresh at all. The grilled seafood platter was a good value and tasted good but wasn't extraordinary. The desserts were the best part of the meal. We received a free chocolate raspberry mousse cake as a anniversary gift and ordered the chocolate journey which was delicious but we didn't know what we were eating. We are accustomed to having explanations of our food and we didn't receive any unless we asked which was frustrating. We felt that the money we paid went towards the amazing view and location which is the best we have experienced.

We don't believe that this restaurant is worth the money and don't forget the valet costs $16!!

OT
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We took our daughter and her friend there for dinner. We had never been to a Peruvian restaurant before so the menu was a bit confusing. Our waiter took the time to go over everything with us we had the ceviche sampler. Tostadas and empanadas for starters. They were all delicious. Our entrées did not disappoint either. They were all very flavorful and well portioned. The water and Brickell skyline views are beautiful. We will definitely be back.

l
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had the branzino, pan seared. It was excellent. Since I dont eat rice I was able to have a mix of delicious green veggies instead. The service was outstanding.

m
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

LaMar was wonderful. My husband and I were visiting Miami. We sat outside aside the water. The tasting menu was phenomenal. Abraham was our server and he was excellent.

TO
Miami
119 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience4

This restaurant was located at the Mandarin Oriental in Miami. We were in the mood for Peruvian so we figured we would give it a try. The restaurant was not very busy and the service was not very attentive.
This is sometimes normal in restaurants where gratuity is automatically included. They had a limited but decent wine selection by the glass. We ordered a couple of appetizers. I ordered a bottle of flat Panna water. We also ordered 2 main dishes. I also ordered a glass of white wine. The first issue was that my water glass had a smell. Nothing upsets me more than pouring a nice Panna water into a glass and expecting a crisp water and getting a dishwasher residue smell like it was not rinsed properly. They replaced my glass and got it right the second time. The Ceviche and octopus was great as an appetizer. They also give you plantain chips with a nice sauce to dip. Our main dishes are where we ran into an issue. The fried rice dish with vegetables and shrimp was great. The Planchaza dish started off great too. The prawns, scallops, and octopus was great. However, the calamari they used had an amonia smell once you cut into them. It was the most insignificant part of the dish and it had issues. They were all bad and had this smell once you cut into them. We informed the manager and they did their thing. We were not charged for this portion of the meal. We did not stay for desert.

CC
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, we all order La Mar experience and it was the best option for us, we loved every single dish we tried. Passion fruit Pisco sour was delicious. service excellent also

RO
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Location is amazing, interior decor is really good, the ambiance was made accordingly to the restaurant’s concept.
The menu is truly Peruvian about the dishes and ingredients.
It seems like a great idea when it comes to a special occasion or a business meal.
I would definitely come back in my next visit to miami.

OT
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2020
Overall1food2service2ambience5

The ceviche appetizer portion was ridiculously small

DF
Hawaii
3 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Spectacular view, maybe the best in Miami. Unique, Peruvian food menu with plenty of choices. Excellent food.

EF
Miami
5 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience4

Service was a little slow. They didn’t bring out the food at once for my party. Ambiance was nice and great view.

OT
Orlando
1 review
Dined on February 3, 2020
Overall3food3service1ambience2

Service could improve dramatically. It’s a high end restaurant with very poor service.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sensational view outside by the water, great food, what a fabulous long lunch

A
Orlando
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience3

Muy buen lugar y excelente comida.
Solamente hacia mucho frio en la terraza y en la parte interior estaba igual y con el clima prendido. Algo incomodo para comer.

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S
Miami
1 review
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall3food1service5ambience5

Beautiful place. Great service. Awful food. I ordered the paella, it was all grassy and flavorless. My husband got the langostinos, he asked several times if the portion was small or regular size, our waiter told him it was a good size, when it really looked like an appetizer. Note my husband is a 6’2ft guy, so common sense can be useful when recommending the guy an entree. My girlfriend got the churrasco a la pobre, a bandeja paisa was delivered for a cost of $85. Not worthy. Very salty mashed potato. Awful food, can’t stress this enough. Wait, almost forgot the drinks! Worst drinks ever!!! Terrible, terrible drink. The lima limon or something like that tasted like sazón goya. Hubby got the mojito wanna be...never again. Can’t remember what my friend got but it was truly bad as well. First place in Miami where the drinks are awful. 3 drinks were almost $70.00 We liked the octopus from the appetizer menu duh. You got 1 star thanks to that octopus.

OT
Mexico City
1 review
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Una delicia !!! Tienen que probar los cebiches y el callo de hacha con Parmesan I!!

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AL
New York Area
24 reviews