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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, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, 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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Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.4

service

4.3

ambience

4.5

value

4.0

Noise

Moderate

88% would recommend it to a friend

Waterfront (74)
Great for Outdoor Dining (68)
Scenic View (64)
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Special Occasion (58)
Good for a Date (57)
Creative Cuisine (55)
Romantic (52)
Fit for Foodies (44)
Good for Anniversaries (42)
Business Meals (33)
Good for Birthdays (32)
Hot Spot (28)
Authentic (26)
Worth the Drive (25)
Good for Groups (24)
Fun (24)
Handcrafted Cocktails (19)
Tapas (19)
Tasting Menu (19)
Great for Lunch (16)
People Watching (16)
Sunday Lunch (15)
Great for Brunch (13)
Casual (13)
Healthy (12)
Neighborhood Gem (12)
Notable Wine List (12)
Cozy (11)
Quiet Conversation (11)
Vibrant Bar Scene (10)
Happy Hour (9)
Late-night Find (9)
Bar Seating (7)
Spicy (7)
Local Ingredients (6)
Comfort Food (5)
Gluten Free Options (5)
Good Vegetarian Options (5)
Paleo Friendly (4)
Quick Bite (4)
Seasonal (4)
Afternoon Coffee (3)
Organic (3)
Pre/post Theatre (3)
Kid-friendly (2)
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·Dined 3 days ago

Amazing food, and the service was great.

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·Dined 3 days ago

Everything was great ! But... music too loud!!
Could not talk among each other! Had to shout!
Our server, Anibal, was great!

Tags: Great for Brunch, Authentic
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 (Miami)·Dined 4 days ago

Excelente vista para una cena romántica ademas de una esmerada atencion y unos platos exquisitos

Tags: Good for a Date
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 (Miami)·Dined 4 days ago

This is my third time at this restaurant and I am always very happy with the food and service. Some dishes could be confusing for non Peruvian customers so my recommendation is for the waitresses to be a little more familiar with what they are serving.

Tags: Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Lunch
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·Dined 4 days ago

Food was to spicy even though we asked for not be like that.
My food was over cooked.

Tags: Romantic
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·Dined 4 days ago

Not to happy cebiche was not marinated at all fish smell was wayyy to strong . Bad taste left my mouth with too strong of a fish smell
Prices were to expensive for the quality of the food
Picarones were burned , that only means that the oil was old.
The drinks were good (pisco sour and chilcano)
Arroz la mar was good not bad
Lomo saltado was not the traditional NO CILANTRO?????
Come on that’s the main ingredient for a good lomo and $33
No way meat quality was ok but not for $33
Conchitas a la parmesana was very good but too pricy
Overall not a great place . Ceviche 105 is better in prices and in taste.

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·Dined 5 days ago

After an initial rough start...the two ladies running check in weren’t very professional ( and that’s being kind)...the manager, Dwayne, amended the issues and the food was delicious. Our server was wonderful and very knowledgeable and he went beyond basic service. Overall, we had a great dinner and enjoyed chocolate martinis upstairs at MO afterwards!

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined 5 days ago

Really bad service and average food

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·Dined 5 days ago

Great food and surroundings featuring downtown Miami!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Business Meals, Late-night Find, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies
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 (Denver)·Dined 5 days ago

Awesome lunch so happy we got in. Sat outside on the water.

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 (Miami)·Dined 6 days ago

Wonderful good
Very creative
The Service was not as good as The L’Astrance time we seré there

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 (Miami)·Dined 6 days ago

Excellent experience. From valet parking through hostesss, service and food, everything was great!
The Empanadas (apetizer) and the Lomitos (main course) are a must try several times!!!!

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Vibrant Bar Scene, Bar Seating, Waterfront, Great for Outdoor Dining, Scenic View
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 (New York Area)·Dined 6 days ago

Terrible waiter , a Chilenian with a bad complex ...!!!! Didn’t took care of us...!!! We were helped by the Manager.. He tried hard...!!! Food was very good, until we order the last dish, its was cold ...!!! Please take a note....

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 (New York Area)·Dined 6 days ago

Nice environment with marvelous view of Miami’s Skyline. The food was good but honestly we expected something better. We were disappointed with the “lomo saltado” it was a little dry and cold.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Miami)·Dined 7 days ago

Everything was extremely perfect just didn't think I would spend 300 some dollars

Tags: Romantic
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 (Miami)·Dined 7 days ago

Service was horrible because the tip is already included.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Comfort Food, Special Occasion
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 (Miami)·Dined 7 days ago

Probably the best setting in Miami. On the water with a great view of Brickell / Downtown Miami in the Mandarin Oriental. The initial greeting was friendly, excellent service throughout the meal, and the food was excellent. This is a hidden gem in Miami!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Outdoor Dining, Healthy, Worth the Drive, Hot Spot
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 (Miami)·Dined on February 14, 2018

Very bad service for you are paying for!!

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 (Toronto)·Dined on February 12, 2018

The food was delicious; the server was very helpful.

Our big beef was that we really wanted a table outside. We were told it would be a 45 minute wait for a table outside, but could have a table inside immediately. There were many unoccupied tables outside. We asked and they said they were reserved or being cleaned off for people already waiting. That was not the case. Many tables remained empty and I believe the issue had to do with a staffing issue. For a restaurant of this caliber and the fantastic weather, this was very disappointing.
Apart from that, it was a wonderful experience.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Fit for Foodies
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 12, 2018

Food continues to be very good and location cannot be beat. I hope they are making go of it. Was very quiet

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 (Miami)·Dined on February 12, 2018

Food was great the view was spectacular!

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 (Miami)·Dined on February 12, 2018

Valet parking available. Doorman was friendly and professional. Beautiful waterfront scenery from hotel lobby. Restaurant had a lovely ambiance. Makes it very romantic. Food was well prepared and worth the price. Ordered a spicy drink called Smokey pineapple and it was delicious. Can't give it 5 stars just because table by the edge not available. Other than that minor request everything else was perfect. My boyfriend and I ordered 2 entrees and were fulfilled. Portions are sharable. After dinner there is a lovely strip where you can go for a walk. Definitely will be back to visit.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Waterfront, Special Occasion, Hot Spot
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 11, 2018

This place was absolutely amazing. Highly Highly recommend

Tags: Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Waterfront, Tasting Menu, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Miami)·Dined on February 11, 2018

The dishes were innovative and delicious, the service impeccable and the view fabulous!

Tags: Good for a Date, Romantic, Special Occasion, Scenic View, Great for Outdoor Dining, Waterfront, Authentic
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 (Miami)·Dined on February 11, 2018

We had a lovely brunch thanks most to Joseph who waited on us. Great service and always a smile in his face besides being very polite. Defintely a keeper among the staff.

Tags: Business Meals, Scenic View, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays
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 (Miami)·Dined on February 10, 2018

One of my fave Peruvian restaurants in Miami!! Service is outstanding, views are incredible and the food is out of this world!

Tags: Scenic View, Fit for Foodies, Waterfront, Tapas, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Outdoor Dining, Creative Cuisine
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 (New England)·Dined on February 9, 2018

AT night will be better to have more light outside because it is very difficult to see what we are eating

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (Las Vegas)·Dined on February 9, 2018

We were staying in The Mandarin Oriental and the restaurant had good reviews. ....oh well. VERY noisy inside.....the deck was quieter and the hostess was nice enough to seat us there when we made a request for the change. Serve4s were slow and disorganized. Two appetizers and dinner were merely ok and expensive for what they were. The drinks ...were actually very good. Overall. There are a lot of other places to try and this is not a priority for a great dinner. We were going to try their brunch....which begins at $95 and an option for $135...... largely because of the better champagnes they match...but no other option. Given dinner experience....a pass.

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 (Miami)·Dined on February 9, 2018

Food is delicious. The view from the terrace is amazing !! Service is good in the beginning.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 9, 2018

Great food in a beautiful setting against the backdrop of the miami skyline. Need I say anymore.

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 (Miami)·Dined on February 9, 2018

.Two people shared empanadas and a chocolate dessert and we each had a lomo saltado. We were in a hurry and our older male waiter took 15 minutes to even come over and say hi. We ordered right away and everything was perfect from that point on. I expect more attention from La Mar, but maybe there were having an off day. Food was great as always.

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on February 8, 2018

Food was good as always; however, server was horrible, not focused on serving tables, more on socializing with other staff and one particular table......really disappointing compared to previous visits to this location or San Fran and Lima!!!!

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 (Cancún)·Dined on February 8, 2018

Food amazing, table service exceptional. Hostess was rude and careless. Despite we booked a table for 2 outdoors at 9 PM she said we had to wait 45 minutes to get the table. We understand things happen but they way she got his addresses was totally unprofessional and did considered. Instead we had to take a table in a
Corner where every time people passed table was hit and we were unable to move it. Since it was our first wedding anniversary we decided not to pay attention to the rudeness of the hostess and make the best out of what we’ve got.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on February 8, 2018

Food was very good. Mostly seafood options which was great but if you don’t like seafood, not a lot of options.

Tags: Good for a Date, Scenic View, Waterfront
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 (Miami)·Dined on February 6, 2018

La mar in New York was a much better experience than the miami one

El lomo was pricy and far away to be extraordinary ( very disappointed. And it was too much soy on it )

Way too noisy,

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 (Miami)·Dined on February 2, 2018

Customer service was HORRIBLE and when you're paying $33 for lomo saltado that on average it will cost you at any local Peruvian restaurant between $12-$18 management needs to be retrained on training the staff on offering a better customer service experience.

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 (Miami)·Dined on February 2, 2018

Everything was awesome the only complain I had was that I had requested a table right by the water and I had a reservation for 9:15 and when I checked in at 9:15 they told me that for outside I had like a 45 minute wait cause I had 3 other parties in front of me. But other than that it was spectacular!!

Tags: Waterfront, Good for Groups, Business Meals, Scenic View, Great for Lunch
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on February 2, 2018

Service was decent beginning of the meal then deterioted after second course. Brandi I was mediocre. Ceviche was good. Interesting food presentations
Traffic to Brickell may not be wort the drive

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Waterfront
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 (Miami)·Dined on February 2, 2018

Great service. However, food wasn’t that good.
ceviche and tiradito are way more better in restaurants like pisco y nazca and cviche 105.

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 (Houston)·Dined on February 1, 2018

Food is good and display is modern.

Outside seating is a must when the weather is nice.

Some of the cold seafood dishes - not the freshest.

Tags: Romantic
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