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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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4.6

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

Good for a Date (51)
Scenic View (50)
Special Occasion (48)
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Great for Outdoor Dining (48)
Waterfront (47)
Creative Cuisine (42)
Romantic (36)
Good for Anniversaries (34)
Fit for Foodies (32)
Authentic (29)
Good for Birthdays (28)
Tasting Menu (26)
Business Meals (23)
Casual (19)
Good for Groups (14)
Handcrafted Cocktails (14)
Hot Spot (14)
Vibrant Bar Scene (14)
Worth the Drive (14)
Cozy (13)
Tapas (13)
Fun (12)
Healthy (11)
Notable Wine List (11)
People Watching (11)
Quiet Conversation (11)
Sunday Lunch (11)
Comfort Food (10)
Great for Brunch (9)
Great for Lunch (9)
Bar Seating (9)
Late-night Find (8)
Kid-friendly (6)
Local Ingredients (6)
Spicy (6)
Happy Hour (5)
Neighborhood Gem (5)
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)
Good Vegetarian Options (1)
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vip
 (Miami)·Dined on September 28, 2017

Great views and ambiance! The service was impeccable.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for a Date, Hot Spot, People Watching
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vip
 (Miami)·Dined on September 27, 2017

It was a really good lunch. We tried the Miami spice and it was great, they still gave us both of the appetizers, which was a nice surprise. The pace is great and I’m sure it’s pretty romantic at night!

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·Dined on September 23, 2017

The service was outstanding and the food was exquisite! Beautiful views and great ambience! Definitely will return

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·Dined on September 22, 2017

It was a special and delicious night enjoying Lá Mar food with a nice view. Me and my wife enjoyed a lot the flavour and also the incredible service provided by Lá Mar attendants. Definitely I would return. Cheers!

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·Dined on September 22, 2017

Excelente comida y vista espectacular

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 (Chicago)·Dined on September 6, 2017

The food is to die for. Everything was excellent, but the part of the meal I remember most was the corazon, which was made to perfection - tender, juicy, absorbed all of the spices - I've never had anything like it. Absolutely beautiful location, on the water, and the service was amazing.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Scenic View, Great for Outdoor Dining, Waterfront, Good for a Date, Authentic, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive
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 (London)·Dined on September 5, 2017

Amazing experience. We took the Miami Spice menu, great food, great service and un unbelievable terrace. Definitely worth visiting

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·Dined on September 5, 2017

The services very very low, hired people more professional....

Tags: Casual
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·Dined on September 4, 2017

OUTSTANDING!! Couldn't find a better word to describe my experience from last night. I usually don't write reviews but this time I felt like I need to. I am from Romania and I came to Miami for an Internship. A friend of mine from Romania came to visit me. The people I interact with, (business travelers) recommended this restaurant so I just made a reservation for 10.30 pm.
Since the moment we got out of the car, from the bellman/valet until every person we've interact with, everybody delivered high quality service. The Host, I don't know her name, got us a table outside, by the bay - perfect spot, even though we weren't able to book a table outside. Thank you!
Andini (hope I spelled her name correct, if not, I apologize), our server was AMAZING!!! She made our dinning experience unforgettable. We enjoyed the dinner, haven't felt any kind of pressure to leave (because we stayed late), the view is more than perfect.
We couldn't ask for more. Thank you for the Memorable Experience! We will definitely be back!! I will definitely recommend you to all the people I interact with.
Keep up delivering the BEST SERVICE!!

Tags: Romantic, Late-night Find, Waterfront, Scenic View, Special Occasion, Tasting Menu, Good for a Date, Business Meals
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 4, 2017

The atmosphere was crowdy and extremelly noisy!
Although I had already booked, they denied us a table outdoor.

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 (New Orleans)·Dined on September 3, 2017

Excellent service and delicious food!!! Great environment

Tags: Waterfront, People Watching, Authentic, Late-night Find, Paleo Friendly, Great for Brunch, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Good for Groups, Comfort Food, Fun, Creative Cuisine
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on September 3, 2017

We enjoyed the Sunday brunch and it was a lively experience. Our server was great and we enjoyed our whole experience. It was a bit pricey for the options and what the main course offered, but what do you expect at the Mandarin. I would recommend and go back but I would suggest sticking to the $85 menu versus the $125, only difference is the main course and if you must have Rose champagne.

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 (Miami)·Dined on September 3, 2017

The Sunday Brunch is great! It is a great departure from typical Fair.

Tags: Healthy, Great for Outdoor Dining, Tasting Menu, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch, Fit for Foodies, Waterfront, Good for Birthdays, Scenic View, Good for Anniversaries, Sunday Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Worth the Drive, Spicy
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·Dined on September 2, 2017

Great place great view great drinks great service i can go on all day even though i coudnt pronounce half the menu lol it was great my girlfriend and i loved it !

Tags: Great for Lunch, Business Meals, Great for Brunch, Quiet Conversation, Casual, Good for a Date, Authentic, People Watching
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·Dined on September 2, 2017

Food was fresh and well prepared. The service was great.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on September 2, 2017

Service was great. Portions are small for the price but taste amazing. We had a great evening celebrating

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 (Miami)·Dined on September 1, 2017

Por su nombre Y fama , Gaston Acurio
quede muy desencantado , no lo recomiendo.calidad precio en Miami a muchas y mejores opciones .

Tags: Waterfront
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·Dined on September 1, 2017

Appetizer was delicious. Main course not so much, salty and forgettable. Wine was overpriced, $18 a glass. You cannot make up with the wine the revenue you don't make with Miami Spice menu. The experience ended up being mediocre.

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 (Miami)·Dined on August 31, 2017

Excellent place, exquisite food and best service ever

Tags: Romantic, Hot Spot, Great for Outdoor Dining, Waterfront, Bar Seating, Vegan
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 (Miami)·Dined on August 30, 2017

Sinceramente otro lugar increíble de Miami. Con una comida peruana de gran nivel. Y sobre todo en un lugar perfecto con una gran vista. Estuvimos en su rooftop que era perfecto. No adentro pero también se lo vio muy lindo. Muy buen nivel todo. Todo es bueno. Nos atendió Lolo y fue increíble lo bien q nos hizo sentir.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Romantic, Comfort Food
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·Dined on August 30, 2017

Very nice, the service amazing, the view incredable , food delicous, so excellent !

Tags: Kid-friendly, Good for a Date, Scenic View, Great for Outdoor Dining, Authentic, People Watching, Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on August 29, 2017

Impecable!tanto el menú como el lugar, la atención y principalmente La Cocina ! Excelente Gastón Acurio!!

Tags: Business Meals, Romantic, Scenic View, Creative Cuisine, Late-night Find, Tasting Menu, Special Occasion, Comfort Food, Great for Brunch, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies
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 (Miami)·Dined on August 29, 2017

We attended for the Miami Spice menu and were not disappointed! The appetizers were creative and absolutely delicious. The seafood stew had an exquisite sauce and a nice spicy touch. The coconut ice cream and foam was a perfect finish. The staff was knowledgeable and attentive, well done as always.

Tags: Late-night Find, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on August 27, 2017

I will recommend this restaurant to all my friends and family members when looking for a nice Peruvian restaurant. In general, the food is incredible as well as the place.

Tags: Healthy, Spicy, Notable Wine List, Creative Cuisine, Sunday Lunch, Vibrant Bar Scene, Quiet Conversation, Business Meals, Special Occasion, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Brunch
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on August 27, 2017

Gaston's kitchen is always exciting
The scallops marinated in leche de Tigre were outstanding and the cachetes for main dish superb!
Kudos!

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 (Miami)·Dined on August 27, 2017

The brunch buffet is really good, very diverse for all appetites. The desserts are good.

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·Dined on August 26, 2017

Exelente lugarla comida es deliciosa el ambiente es sensacional el servicio fue excelente y no recibieron con mucha amabilidad altamente recomiendo este lugar

Tags: Kid-friendly, Spicy, Creative Cuisine, Bar Seating, Comfort Food
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·Dined on August 26, 2017

excellent food,very good service(thank you cristian for you patience in explain on detail all about perubian food menu.thank you la mar and thank you diego.i will camback 100%.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Healthy, Special Occasion, Comfort Food, Tasting Menu, Authentic, Scenic View, Bar Seating
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 (Miami)·Dined on August 26, 2017

Great services..Delicious food. Our waiter was amazing 😌

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Pre/post Theatre, Creative Cuisine, Scenic View, Good for a Date, Comfort Food
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vip
 (Miami)·Dined on August 26, 2017

Once again the most amazing food. Absolutely has become my favorite place to dine

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vip
 (Miami)·Dined on August 26, 2017

Sorry but for the location (Mandarin Oriental) and being in Miami I found the food not to be that good.
Place was beautiful, service excellent
Overpriced (as expected) there are other Peruvian places in Miami that for a 1/3 of the price are much better.

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vip
 (Miami)·Dined on August 25, 2017

Excellent experience. We tried the menu of the venezuelan chef Carlos Garcia. The food and the service was amazing. We will come back

Tags: Scenic View, Good for a Date, Tapas, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Waterfront, Tasting Menu, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Miami)·Dined on August 25, 2017

Great service!

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on August 25, 2017

The food and service are wonderful and the waitstaff provides suggestions.

Tags: Good for a Date, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Groups, Special Occasion
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·Dined on August 25, 2017

La atención de primera, la comida estaba genial bueno a excepción de un plato el lomo saltado el cual estuvo terrible en comparación a otros lugares que también sirven este plato, el ambiente del lugar es bueno por lo cual puedes pasar un gran esto sea en el almuerzo o cena de cualquier ocasión.

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 (London)·Dined on August 25, 2017

Tanto la comida como el servicio fueron excelentes, haciendo de la velada un recuerdo inolvidable. De primero tomamos una selección de ceviches seguida de una selección de causas (la chalanita). Mi segundo plato fue el tamal de quinoa, que desde luego no me decepcionó. Mi pareja optó por el plato de salmón. De postre opté por una especie de mousse de chocolate (no recuerdo el nombre exacto en la carta), y para beber tomamos unos pisco sour que nos duraron toda la velada.

En general he de decir que el trato fue excelente de principio a fin. Sólo observé tres aspectos clave a mejorar:

Uno. Cuando llegamos al restaurante tuve la impresión de que las señoritas encargadas de comprobar las reservas no estaban por la labor de recibir a los clientes, ya que ambas estaban ocupadas mirando la pantalla del ordenador en vez de velar por los clientes que iban llegando. Al final una de ellas notó nuestra presencia y procedió a hacernos esperar en el bar hasta que la mesa estuviera lista; lo cual, por cierto, da paso al siguiente punto de mejora.

Dos. Aunque llegamos con sólo cinco minutos de antelación a la hora prevista, nuestra mesa no estaba lista y tuvimos que esperar unos 15 minutos en el bar tomándonos unos cocktails. El nuestro no era un caso aislado ya que cada grupo de clientes que iba llegando tuvo que esperar unos 10 - 15 minutos para ser sentados. Algunos clientes optaban por el bar (con la correspondiente factura de 20 USD por bebida claro) mientras que otros preferían esperar de pie al lado de la puerta de entrada, dando lugar a una escena un tanto impropia al nivel que se espera del restaurante. Al final era bastante obvio que parte de su negocio es hacer que los comensales se tomen unas copas en el bar antes de dirigirse a las mesas.

Tres. Ya casi al final de nuestra velada me sirvieron el café cortado antes que el postre, lo cual me resultó un tanto extraño.

En resumen, una velada mágica para dos por 270 USD, propina incluída. Caro pero volveremos.

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·Dined on August 24, 2017

Far too noisy
Not a gourmet restaurant at all
Disappointing

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·Dined on August 23, 2017

Amazing ceviche, extensive menu and fabulous pisco sour menu

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·Dined on August 23, 2017

Very dissaponted by the quality of the food
I have dined at Gastón restaurants in Peru and this one is quite frankly terrible compare to them.
My second dish which was black pasta combined with other things was uneatable
I hope he visits Miami and fixes things or else will be another story of a great Chef that commercialized his name without quality control

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vip
 (Columbus)·Dined on August 20, 2017

We had an amazing time. Great food, drinks, and service. The music and ambience are terrific. A must dine at location in Miami.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Casual, Creative Cuisine, Healthy, Great for Outdoor Dining, Great for Lunch, Waterfront, Worth the Drive
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