La Mar Cebicheria Peruana
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Member Reviews (29)
- La Mar Cebicheria PeruanaMember ofFoodiesLocal CultureBudget Travelers+ 3Nov 16, 2013
This is one of Peruvian chief Gastón Acurio's famous restaurants.
I have no words for the Cebiches, they are divine, and so is everything else.
For dessert, have an authentic suspiro limeño and you'll be fine.
- La Mar Cebicheria PeruanaMember ofFoodiesLocal CultureBudget Travelers+ 7Jan 31, 2014
Beautiful restaurant right on the waterfront. I stopped in for some happy hour bites are they bar. They were tasty but also a bit pricey.
- La Mar Cebicheria PeruanaMember ofFoodiesOutdoor EnthusiastsFamily Travelers+ 2Aug 09, 2013
I will start with the atmosphere, which is amazing. The restaurant overlooks the water, has high ceilings and a fun, bustling atmosphere. The food, however, is a bit sub par. Best described as modern, Peruvian fusion, La Mar offers a variety of ceviches, which to me felt a bit more like a cross between ceviche and sashimi, with big slices of raw fish, rather than fish cooked in lemon juice. We got the lamb chops. They were small and overcooked. The restaurant is expensive, so I would expect top quality food. Instead I got mediocre cuisine in a fun atmosphere.
- La Mar Cebicheria PeruanaMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget Travelers+ 2Dec 22, 2013
Ceviche at La Mar is by far the best I have tried. I later found out from an article in Time that it is the brain child of Peruvian celebrity chef Gaston Acurio. So on this trip to SF, I made a point to go again, even though I was by myself. The challenge of eating by yourself is that you can't sample a lot of the delicious food. After much debate, I settled on the two Peruvian favorites: ceviche and anticucho de corazon (grilled cow's heart).
To start, I took the waiter's recommendation and went for ceviche de chifa. Wow, that was tasty! Mahi Mahi in sesame leche de tigre, with peanuts, Chinese onion and crispy wonton. The leche de tigre is made from 17 different ingredients. The mahi mahi was marinated in the sauce for just a couple of minutes before it is served. That is why the fish still has that sashimi freshness but also are extremely flavorful.I couldn't stop stuff it in my mouth.
Next the anticucho de corzaon cooked to perfection. It is really easy to make it chewy, but here the heart pieces are tender but also has a bite to it. The spicy sauce they use also adds some additional kick. It is very satisfying and filling.
I wish I had more room for other delicious food, but these two are certainly the must have in my opinion of La Mar.
- La Mar Cebicheria PeruanaMember ofFoodiesLocal CultureOutdoor Enthusiasts+ 4Aug 15, 2013
After trying (and loving) La Mar Cebicheria in Lima, I was really looking forward to try this offspring of famous Peruvian chef Gastón Acurio. While I really enjoyed the food here, the restaurant experience in Lima was more authentic and exciting. The drawback here was the enormous size of the place, though it didn’t feel too crowded and the noise level was reasonable. We ordered several items from different menu sections to share – it was a great way to taste many dishes. The favorites were mixed causas, cebiches, skewered octopus and empanadas de k’apchi. It was a treat to dine here.Recommended for:Foodies
- La Mar Cebicheria PeruanaMember ofFoodiesLocal CultureOutdoor Enthusiasts+ 5Jul 29, 2013
One of the best restaurants in SF - certainly the best Peruvian. Definitely do the cebiche sampler, the octopus skewers (I've never had octopus prepared so well), lomo saltado and lamb shank. Actually, do everything and anything, because everyone in our party of 14 absolutely loved what they got. If you don't do dinner, at least do drinks. Pisco sours are yummy.
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- La Mar Cebicheria PeruanaMember ofFoodiesLocal CultureOutdoor Enthusiasts+ 3Jun 22, 2013
La Mar is huge with a great location on the water. The decor complements its position by the sea - lots of blues for instance - and it's very buzzy, despite being so big. The Peruvian food is very good quality but not quite as strong as I'd expected for Gastón Acurio. One I'd try again though.