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About La Mar by Gastón Acurio

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 Sunday Brunch 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.

500 Brickell Key Drive
Miami, FL 33131
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Peruvian

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

Cross Street:
South East 8th Street

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(305) 913-8358

Website:
http://www.mandarinoriental.com/miami/fine-dining/la-mar-by-gaston-acurio/

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.

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.

Public Transit:
Metrobus stop located across from restaurant.

Executive Chef:
Diego Oka

Additional:
Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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.

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.

La Mar by Gastón Acurio Ratings and Reviews

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4.5

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.5

service

4.5

ambience

4.6

value

4.2

Noise

Moderate

90% would recommend it to a friend

Scenic View (50)
Good for a Date (49)
Special Occasion (49)
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Great for Outdoor Dining (47)
Waterfront (45)
Creative Cuisine (41)
Romantic (34)
Fit for Foodies (32)
Good for Anniversaries (31)
Authentic (28)
Good for Birthdays (25)
Tasting Menu (25)
Business Meals (22)
Casual (19)
Vibrant Bar Scene (15)
Good for Groups (14)
Handcrafted Cocktails (14)
Hot Spot (14)
Worth the Drive (14)
Tapas (13)
Cozy (12)
Fun (12)
People Watching (12)
Notable Wine List (11)
Quiet Conversation (11)
Sunday Lunch (11)
Comfort Food (10)
Healthy (10)
Great for Brunch (9)
Great for Lunch (9)
Bar Seating (9)
Late-night Find (8)
Spicy (6)
Kid-friendly (5)
Happy Hour (5)
Local Ingredients (5)
Neighborhood Gem (4)
Paleo Friendly (3)
Pre/post Theatre (3)
Afternoon Coffee (2)
Gluten Free Options (2)
Vegan (2)
Disabled Access (1)
Live Music (1)
Organic (1)
Quick Bite (1)
Seasonal (1)
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 (Vancouver)·Dined a day ago

Herausragende peruanische Küche serviert auf einer Terrasse mit phantastischem Blick auf die Bucht und die Skyline von Miami. Wir erlebten einen zauberhaften Abend.

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 (Miami)·Dined 2 days ago

Great food. Too noisy, DJ outside made it hard to talk inside.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Special Occasion
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 (Miami)·Dined 5 days ago

The food was amazing and the service was great! I will be back!

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·Dined 6 days ago

The food was creative and everything came out amazing. The service wasn't bad butbitcwas very slow which made us feel like we were there forever. The view and patio you can't beat

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Authentic, Special Occasion
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 (Key West)·Dined 6 days ago

Excellent location, view, service. The fish Nikki is absolutely amazing. Our fav when downtown Miami!!!

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·Dined on November 12, 2017

Too small plates. The relation food/price too high.
La Mar Santiago de Chile (specially) and Buenos Aires are much more better place to dine. The plates are bigger. Better price/food relation.

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (Dallas)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Food and drinks were good, don't let the fact it's in the MO let you think it's very high end. Jeans and tshirts abound.

Tags: People Watching, Hot Spot
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·Dined on November 10, 2017

Food was excellent I was looking for He wow fact hopefully next time I get it.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Tapas, Scenic View
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 (Monterrey)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Great everything but the music too high

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vip
 (Miami)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Anniversary weekend at The Mandarin

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 (Miami)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Mediocre. There are so many good restaurants in Miami. This is just not one of them. Nothing is special. Food, service, atmosphere it’s all average at best.

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·Dined on November 4, 2017

Went in to celebrate a ten year anniversary and it was incredible. Great view and great food.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Handcrafted Cocktails, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Birthdays, Business Meals, Local Ingredients, Fun, Special Occasion, Late-night Find, Hot Spot
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Hola fui a festejar mi cumpleanos , el ambiente en general es muy bueno y la comida deliciosa pero ultra ruidoso y fue muy molesto tuvimos que irnos sin pedir postre debido al nivel de ruido y los camareros no daban a tiempo con el trabajo que tenian , pocos camareros para muchas mesas, si bien nos trataron super super bien, llego un momento que fue incomodo esperar tanto para todo, fui en un horario que no habia tanta gente y al rato se empezo a llenar y los camareros era imposible llamarlos por esta razon nos fuimos sin tomar postre , el lugar es divino y la comida deliciosa pero un tanto descontrolado el servicio y el ruido sumado al DJ que pasaba musica. sin embargo l recomendaria para sentarse afuera mirando el mar y disfrutar una cena deliciosa, soy clienta habitual de la Mar Buenos Aires.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining
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·Dined on November 4, 2017

fui con mi marido y mi pequeño hijo. Nos atendieron con mucha calidez y calidad. Los platos estuvieron exquisitos. El lugar tiene una vista increíble y muy romántica.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, Good for Birthdays
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 (Dallas)·Dined on November 3, 2017

Loved it! The food was amazing and the staff was so attentive and kind. He took my friend’s allergy seriously and warned her not to sample my entree because the sauce had hidden shellfish. It was lovely.

Tags: Fun, Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, Casual, Spicy, Vibrant Bar Scene, Waterfront
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vip
 (Miami)·Dined on October 31, 2017

Halloween best friends luncheon

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 (Miami)·Dined on October 30, 2017

Terribly disappointing. Food ok.... But the extremely slow service did not make us enjoy the food. When people at other tables come after you, but receive all their food before you, something is wrong. Cannot recommend this restaurant to anyone.

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 (Cleveland)·Dined on October 29, 2017

Everything here was fantastic. There was a small delay getting us seated as it was storming outside and outdoor tables were not available but we had some great cocktails at the bar and were seated by the time we finished. The bar/wait staff were very knowledgeable and informative. We had quite a few dietary restrictions that needed some attention but were easily accommodated. Everything from start to finish was delicious and prompt. We will dine here every time we visit Miami.

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·Dined on October 29, 2017

Food portion is very small and price are very high

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Miami)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Am excellent restaurant with knowledgeable staff and fabulous food.
I bit pricy, but is located in the Mandatin Oriental, so it was not a surprise.
Excellent pace, a very unique and very worthy restaurant and experience.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Organic, Scenic View, Comfort Food, Special Occasion
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 (Miami)·Dined on October 27, 2017

Wonderful express menu that changes weekly and offers a great sampling of ceviche and other specialty items. Best Pesci sour Served in Miami. Also a great lunch or dinner spot in Miami with a fantastic view.

Tags: Scenic View, Tasting Menu
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 (Orlando)·Dined on October 24, 2017

Beautiful view. Great food!

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 (Atlantic City)·Dined on October 22, 2017

Everything was good except for the poor attitude of the front desk workers

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 22, 2017

Was amazing!
The food is espectacular. Just loved. The ambience is also great. And the service was amazing.

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·Dined on October 20, 2017

Felt like I was in a singles bar.
I had read other reviews about there being a noise problem here, but I wanted to take my wife to some place special with a waterfront view for our anniversary. Best thing I can say was that our waiter was extremely kind and professional.

Food was no different than any other Peruvian restaurant in town - just three times the price. Sent back an appetizer because it was too salty. Replaced it with a ceviche that was merely ok. Main course was also merely ok. No wow factor to it. Decided to get out of dodge and not risk dessert. Drove to Versailles Bakery for coffee and dessert.

Tags: Waterfront
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·Dined on October 17, 2017

Me encantó !!! Espectacular !!! Muy bien atendidos mi novio y yo ,todo de primera ,delicioso !!! Volvería cada vez que esté en Miami !!!!

Tags: Great for Brunch, Good for Birthdays, Tasting Menu, Special Occasion, Fun, Bar Seating
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·Dined on October 16, 2017

The food was great and unique and the atmosphere was fun. I would recommend to try ceviche and lomo saltado since these two dishes were exceptional. The outside dinning was just a great experience since the view is wonderful at night.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Birthdays, Authentic, Good for Groups, Tapas, Handcrafted Cocktails, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on October 16, 2017

Awesome experience!!! I will definitely recommend it to everybody I know. Service, food, parking, ambiance all is awesome!
The only issueis that I requested 15 days before to be seating next to the ocean unfortunately it was impossible even After confirming my rreservation before coming.
But that was an incredible experience that I forgot about it

Thank you La Mar!

Tags: Romantic, Good for a Date, Cozy, Special Occasion, Waterfront, Great for Lunch, Quiet Conversation
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 (Miami)·Dined on October 15, 2017

I love this restaurant! I recomend for anyone! Foid is amazing! And the view to.

Tags: Happy Hour, Great for Outdoor Dining
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·Dined on October 14, 2017

My second time here. The appetizers alone are worth the visit, in particular the scallops, the grilled octopus and the tuna. They are spectacular and the reason why I came back.

The ambience is vibrant, but the noise and music level is quite high for a fine restaurant, more like a sports bar in terms of volume. We couldn’t reserve outside, which is too bad, but could have waited 30-45 minutes for a table outside. We chose not to.

The service this time was irregular, spotty, and the appetizers canne out within 5minutes and at least 25 minutes before we got our drinks. Even though we said to slow down, yet another appetizer we were sharing showed up shortly again. There doesn’t appear to be any coordination between the servers and this made for any annoying experience. It took almost 1/2 hr before we did get our drinks, and though very good, all the pacing was wrong.

One of the main course’s was fried snapper and was beautifully presented.. see photo below. It was OK, but heavy on the fried. The salmon dinner was good, though not as spectacular as expected. Dinner for 4, including a non drinking minor came to over 400$. For that price, it could have been a better experience.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Scenic View, Authentic
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·Dined on October 13, 2017

It's a great restaurant. Still very pricy though!

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 13, 2017

La terraza es muy agradable, sobre todo en la noche que es más fresco. Tiene ambiente musical por lo que es animado. Tiene mucha comida fusión asiática, por lo que hay presencia de sabores chinos y latinos. Pero a mi gusto, los ceviches son imperdibles. Se puede ir con ropa casual sin problema.

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·Dined on October 9, 2017

Excelente restaurante, la comida y el servicio muy bueno así como la vista al mar de Miami.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Great for Outdoor Dining, Scenic View
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·Dined on October 9, 2017

Great location at the Mandarin Oruental , nice terrace with a bay view. Service was excellent, food in general very good, though got disappointed by the anticuchos .

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·Dined on October 7, 2017

Best Peruvian,ceviche,and best Pisco Sour.Great food in a beautiful setting.Three course lunch well worth it

Tags: Worth the Drive, Hot Spot, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Birthdays, Waterfront, Fit for Foodies, Tasting Menu, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on October 7, 2017

Everything is great. Only caveat is the keel of noise / music which makes it hard to speak with friends

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Tasting Menu, Scenic View, Fun, Special Occasion, Waterfront
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·Dined on October 7, 2017

It was a great experience and the servers were very helpul.

Tags: Late-night Find, Special Occasion
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 6, 2017

After reading some of the reviews and menu, I was very disappointed by the appetizer and entree. In the crab caucas appetizer, the mashed potatoes greatly overwhelmed so you could not taste the crab. And it's never a good thing when you have to put salsa on top of octopus to intensify the flavor. Both dishes were failures. However, the wait service was superb and the sweet potato and pumpkin fritter dessert was delicious. Maybe it was the cuisine itself, but I did not find it enjoyable.

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 (Miami)·Dined on October 3, 2017

I love the experience. Our waiter was fantastic as well as the food. The drink was very good. We ordered the tasting menu, which I highly recommend but the service in general was a little slow.

Tags: Casual, Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Anniversaries, Tapas, Business Meals, Tasting Menu, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Waterfront, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 1, 2017

Had the most amazing experience by trying the tasting menu. All of the dishes were spectacular - tasted delicious and looked awesome! Already became one of my favorites in town. Will definetely come back!

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