La Mar Cebicheria Peruana

4.7
6201 Reviews
$31 to $50
Peruvian
Inspired by the thousands of cebicherias found throughout Peru, La Mar Cebicheri­a Peruana, was created as an attempt to globalize and enshrine one of the best guarded treasures of Peruvian cuisine: cebiche, Peruvian seafood and the scenery created to enjoy them, the Peruvian style cebicheria.
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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 6201 people are saying
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4.6
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4.6
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93% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Maya
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved my experience here! All staff were very accommodating and professional. Thank you!

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vipJPP918
Las Vegas
101 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience4

It was delish! And our waitress Gina was epic with her descriptions and recommendations! It was our first time visiting a Peruvian restaurant and we will definitely be back! Kudos to Gina for making our experience an EPIC one.

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vipTerry
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service. Nice outdoor setup and view of bay.

Definitely recommend for any nice occasion or business meeting as well.

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Monica
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall2food2service3ambience2

Sat 2 of us among a few LARGE groups. Super loud. Food was ok. Bf's first time and not impressed :(

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vipGailM
San Francisco
13 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Staff does their best to help customers but they are understaffed

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vipannas
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall1food3service1ambience1

I have traveled all over the world.

It was the worst service I’ve ever had.

The entrance of the restaurant is also dirty and uninviting.

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vipFlavrluvr
San Francisco
12 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing peruvian food in a vibrant atmosphere. Loved everything we ate and the service was superb!

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vipMichaelM
San Francisco
73 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful to be back for your great food and service.

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JoyR
New York Area
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best Peruvian food I’ve ever had! If you want to sit outside, I suggest calling for a reservation. I reserved via Opentable well I’m advance and there was no option for outside. The indoor spot lacked ambience, BUT the food and service made up for it.

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DuncanB
San Diego
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic flavors. Great ambiance. Highly recommend.

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vipLynneS
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Lovely place to celebrate Father's Day over lunch. Service was attentive and gracious. Food was delicious and authentic.

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vipSkywalker
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service3ambience4

It is always a great treat to dine at La Mar. It is our favorite restaurant in SF and never disappoints!

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vipFoodforthought
Seattle
91 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Mike, our server, and Joel, our Som, we’re outstanding.

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SherlyM
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Our waiter made the experience!! He was so nice and attentive!

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food2service2ambience2

Bienvenida de una amiga

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PatrenaM
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food was delicious. It’s great for a large party. The dishes for two was more like for four.

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Elaine
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The Halibut fish special was delicious. Fast service and nice location.

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BilloT
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service, Delicious food and Great ambiance. A great Father's Day dinner indeed!

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AndrewB
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Prompt friendly service, excellent food well presented and a nice ambiance. Great lunch date location!

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RosemaryC
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious! The best ceviche and empanadas---perfect to share.

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JohnS415
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The back seating was in the sun, a bit hot during the day.

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KariP
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the freshest food places in town, especially for Seafood! The service is topnotch and very attentive. Very fun and inviting ambiance and we really love the staff!

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DexterM
San Francisco
11 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience3

The food here is very very good. We had the cebiche tasting, the causa starter, the pork adobo and the beef lomo saltada. Pisco sours were also good.
The problems with La Mar lie elsewhere. Specifically, with drink timing, course timing, and the venue itself. We ordered Pisco Sours to start and it took almost 15 minutes to get them. This was at a time when the restaurant was not crowded, and there were nearly 40 staff working (we counted). The server brought our starters at the same time the cocktails arrived, too late for the cocktails and too soon for the starters. Our second order of Pisco Sours had the same problem - another almost 15 minutes to arrive. This time, they arrived the same time as our main dishes. We would have been happy to drink our cocktails first and order wine with dinner but that wasn't possible since cocktails and food arrived together.
The venue itself is very noisy inside - although the place was not even half full, we nearly had to yell to hear each other, even though our table was quite small so we were close together. It's a lovely old building, but it has very high ceilings and they've done nothing to mitigate the noise factor, so it feels a bit like the inside of a very busy factory. Probably better if seated outside on the back deck, but of course the evening weather here is unreliable.
Given the cost of the meal (ours came to over $220 without tip), we will look for a restaurant where we can have a better served and slightly quieter meal.

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NelsonC
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Very noise patio. A lot of people and the server was so busy she was forgivable about things like water refills, etc. however, the food was good and she brought a courtesy dessert for my wife’s birthday.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service and food were both amazing. Looking forward to go to La Mar again.

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ManoriT
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Good food. We tried the last Mar experience and it was fantastic!!!

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LupeA
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very enjoyable

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Chris
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on June 14, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience2

The best parts were the appetizers and cocktails. Entrées were mediocre. Otherwise, the waiters could have been more attentive since there's an hour and half table limit. It was getting very cold and would have liked our check to come in a more timely manner. So we took the initiative to go to the front to pay.

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MarieB
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on June 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food and good atmosphere

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on June 14, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience3

This restaurant has lost its soul when you glance at the other table and someone is eating nigiri with chopsticks. This is supposed to be a Peruvian restaurant and Cebicheria. Yet there are only a handful of cebiche, the Classic, the Nikkei (disappointed the ingredients to be straight Japanese instead of the Peruvian version) the Vegan ( defies the meaning of cerbeche), and the Mixto which we end up ordering. This turned up to be disappointing. The star of this dish was supposed to be the fresh seafood but the amount of red onions (garnish) on top overpowers the flavor. The presentation was also unappealing. The morsel of fish looks like leftovers cut instead of nicely cut.

We also ordered Grilled Octupos. Yet another disappointing dish. Octopus by itself is bland and this dish was paired with sweet potatoes+ favs beans purée. The pairing is off, it lacks seasoning to open up the flavors.

The third dish we ordered was Arroz Norteno, a rice dish with shrimp and top with chalacas. I tried to find the chalacas but there none or maybe they were too small. I tried to really love this dish but it had no wow factor. The shrimp was seasoned well but the rice was so so. For $46, I was expecting more.

Our server was missing the majority of our dinning experience. We have to pour our chilled wine by ourselves. He was too busy catering to a group of 6 next to us. He only appeared when we have to pay. There were actually a lot of staff on hand to clean the table and set it up but personal service was lacking. He was also less knowledgeable of what wine is available.

We came on Monday night, June 14, and we were expecting it to be slow. However the restaurant was pack like pre-pandemic. So I asked our server if La Mar was preparing to open tomorrow June 15 as mandated by the Governor. And he replied, we are already open. And he was right. When we left the indoor dining room was also packed. There were no social distancing even on the patio where we sat.

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MargaretG
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on June 14, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

I had asked for outdoor seating. They said I had not when I arrived. . When I look at the survey it says my table was outside.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic!

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vipSamm
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great recommendations from server Michael!

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JasonJ
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on June 13, 2021
Overall5food5service2ambience5

You can't go wrong with anything on the menu! It's all fresh great seafood!

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful staff, delicious food. Highly recommend.

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ClaudiaR
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and even better food! We went for my mom's birthday, it was better than we expected, everything were delicious! very recommendable!

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Gruff1982
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice place, great food! My first tome trying Peruvian food and it was excellent.

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DanD
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very fresh fish with innovative seasonings. The fish was fresh and perfectly cooked. A great place for a special occasion.

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VERONICA
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

THIS PLACE IS FANTASTIC! I was so impressed on my first visit one week ago, I came back the following week with friends. Kelsey, the manager was AMAZING! Angelo and Abie our servers were top-notch. The view from the patio was outstanding. Every bite of food was an epicurean experience. This is a place you must go in San Francisco. I'll be back again with more friends and colleagues. Kelsey, look out you've got a regular customer for life.

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JodyS
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous as always. The staff is great and makes everyone feel at home. My favorite place to bring out-of-town guests!

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You can order delivery directly from La Mar Cebicheria Peruana using the Order Online button. La Mar Cebicheria Peruana also offers delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. La Mar Cebicheria Peruana also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (415) 397-8880.

La Mar Cebicheria Peruana is rated 4.7 stars by 6201 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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