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La Mar by Gastón Acurio

4.6 based on 1105 reviews
Cuisine Type Peruvian
Price Range $31 to $50
Neighborhood Brickell

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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 two hour Sunday Brunch dining experience 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.
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4.6
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Based on 1,105 reviews
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4.6
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4.5
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4.7
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4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Staff went above and beyond providing a high class service. Food is delicious, amazing view and location. I'm impressed!

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 29 2018

Food was excellent, services could of been better for the price we paid.

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 29 2018

Traveled away from our hotel across town and traffic, drawn by the NYT 36 hr coverage. Was forced to endure a frat-house birthday party for a phalanx of lawyers. Loud, toasts and drunken might as well have been shots noise. What I thought was going to be a foodie culinary treat turned into a bad wedding reception. Shame on the restaurant manager who subjected his guest to joint a frat fav. NYTimes, scratch them from list and yesterday. You're steering people to a restaurant in decline

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 29 2018

The food was not up to par for what a Peruvian restaurant like La Mar should be.\nFancy presentation did not equate to the good taste we were looking for.\nIf you are going to charge that kind of money for a dish it should be outstanding food...not even close.\nThis is not my first time we have eaten there, but i will be very reluctant to come back!

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Very nice servers but alwYs slow and disorganized.

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 29 2018

The food was not good at all. I have eaten here many times and yesterday was just not the same experience. We had reservations and it took them more than half hour to seat us. Service was ok, but the food was mediocre at best. It is either on he decline or they had an off night

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Beautiful view of Miami from this restaurant. Excellent waitstaff from hostess to our waiter at outdoor dining. The bartender inside was kind of arrogant. We had heard about restaurants unique cocktails, but he really didn't give us much feedback when asked what to try. The food was exciting and different Peruvian waiter was outstanding in recommending choices.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Truly one of the best dining experiences in Miami. Not only is the location in the Mandarin beautiful, the staff is as warm and friendly as you will find anywhere. Preparation and presentation are remarkable. My sever's recommendations were so good I even tried veal heart. Out of this world good even with a pang of guilt. On top of it all the best South American drinks in Miami. Do not miss this place

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

I was very upset by the meal, because is not reflecting the real Peruvian food taste.\n\nMost of the plates are full of sauce, decoration, small portions and very expensive.\n\nIf you really want to enjoy Peruvian style food there are many other good restaurants in Miami, that have good quality food and fair price. \n\nIt only worth the skyline view !!!!! \n\nBut my most disappointment was not to find Suspiro Limeño at your dessert menu.\n\nIf you want to keep the global La Mar good reputation you have room for improvement at the food quality/price rate.\n\n\nMarcelo

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 29 2018

Cold at the front desk checking in, but the waiter treated us by knowing our last name! $24.00 glasses of champagne, came half full, horrendous.\nPortions nice size with godd flavor, if you like everything swimming in sauce.\n\nCipriani's, Wolfgang's or Il Gabiano are far and above.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

This was a truly spectacular birthday meal! Delicious and an amazing view!!

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Great food; unfortunately very loud disco music makes it less than optimal experience! Air conditioning blasting cold air was not enjoyable either! But food and service were really good!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Excellent! \nWhat a great experience.\nPeruvian food has never tasted so good.. the ceviche anticuchos and lomo were all superb, and the yellow tail snapper was as beautiful as it was delicious. Also the chocolate mousse is some of the best I've ever had. It's an excellent restaurant and I had a wonderful time.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

The food was great. Except the service. Our waitress took forever to attend us she would come once every 20 minutes if anything. Then after taking forever to attend us she tells us there is 15 minutes for the kitchen to close if we could hurry up making an order. Yet, i did have my order ready long time ago she just wouldn't come around for me to place the order. Then, tip was included so we were obligated to tip her for horrible service.

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 29 2018

They called us and said that even though we had an 8:15 reservation, they wouldn't seat us until 8:45. I told them we could come at 8:45 instead and they said we still had to arrive at 8:15, even though they wouldn't seat us until 8:45. We arrived at 8:15 and even though there were open tables they still wouldn't seat us. They sent us to a patio in front of the restaurant where there was club music blasting - not what we are looking for before dinner. We had to ask three times to finally be seated at 8:50 at a table that had been empty since we arrived. It was insulting and, I assume, designed to make extra cash at the bar. They would have made much more off of us by treating us properly. There was never a point in the evening where there weren't several available tables on the terrace.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Awesome experience! I honestly enjoyed this dinner!

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Our party of four each enjoyed their food very much. Knowledgeable waiter, interesting wine list and interesting menu. The only drawback was that one of our party was served his entrée much later than the other three of us. Overall this restaurant was quite good, but a bit expensive for the experience.

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 29 2018

Went for Sunday brunch with friends nice atmosphere and great views but some of our party got food poisoning from the experience. We understand these things happen but for the price you pay at La Mar you shouldn't expect food poisoning.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Amazing place with a very nice view professional service and a very good food

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Great food, great cocktails, and great view!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

A bit smoky inside. Otherwise excellent

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Went for a birthday - meal and service spectacular. Cebiche Sampler, Octopus, Salmon Fusion, Arroz Con Mariscos all very good

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

We had a wonderful dinner , amazing food and service but the waiting time was long , we made reservation for 8:15 - we got a table at 9:00 so what is the reservation for??

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

It was my first Sunday Brunch at La Mar and I was not disappointed. The food was fantastic and the service incredible. All of the buffet items were fresh and delicious. My entre was terrific, the beef was cooked perfectly. I took two of my Peruvian friends and they were very impressed. They also thought that it was the best Peruvian food we had ever had. The waiter was excellent anticipating our every need. Incredible experience. We'll be back.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

My husband and I went to celebrate Valentines. The view was spectacular and the food was great! We did the tasting menu, it was well worth it. The service was good. The only complaint we would have is about the two drinks that my husband ordered. You could tell just by the incorrect ice cubes use to the overpowering amount of certain ingredients, that the bartenders need better training. Other than that it was great.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

This is the only Peruvian restaurant in MIAMI that comes close to the superb restaurants of Lima. Beautiful, run extremely well and offering superb dishes based on top quality fresh ingredients and superb attention to detail.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Excellent food. Great venue. Fun place to go with friends and family, Not for quiet conversation or dinner business discussions due to volume of music. There is a small area at the end of the terrace where the music is not as loud and allows for easier discussion.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

We had great service. The food was excellent with excellent suggestions after we asked. The menu was confusing so an early presentation of choices with suggestions would have been welcome. The view with outside dining is amazing

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

We tried 5 things and four were outstanding...the 5th lead a bit to be desired.\nThe music was a bit to load for intimate conversation.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

the place is really nice great drinks and the food its good but was very disappointed because we had a reservation at 845pm and they seat us in the table by 10pm dont get it why have to make a reservation if that time of the the reservation we can even have a seat .... this needs to improved here I been in differenta La mar the one in peru, San francisco and the weaitting time for a rspv never have been that long.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Love the food, but they were unable to give us outdoor patio seating.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Everything good BUT waiting almost one hour for a table ???(and I made a reservation through OpenTable) ...makes no sense

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Anniversary

1.0
Poor
Dined Apr 29 2018

I have reserved asking a nice view for the birthday of my wife.\nCompletely forgotten. They give us a bad table.\nWe ordered a roccoto... ( stewed fish ) which was terribly spicy !\nImpossible to eat that.\nWhy nothing on the menu to prevent ?\nWhy the server says nothing to prevent ?

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

I am Peruvian and was looking forward to a wonderful Peruvian dinner. The food was nothing special in fact I was dissapointed. We had a causa sampler. i also ordered cebiche , my friend ordered lomo saltado. I had a Pisco Sour my friend had an overpriced $9 lemonade! They include the service tip in your check even for a table of two and leave a space for additional tip. I loved the view and our server was nice although forgot to order the lomo saltado. I would not go back. But I am glad other people enjoy it and still proud of what Gastón Acurio has achieved, just not for me.

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 29 2018

I was looking forward to this dinner since January as my Peruvian girlfriend sang praises over Gaston Acurio's kitchen. As a hotel concierge I am blessed to experience a lot of restaurants for research and I was disappointed with what the dinner service gave me. I base my feedback on the fact that my grading goes for how memorable the dishes were and if they were so good that I will say to myself.. ' I am craving this dish from this place' Only the dessert conveyed this feeling. \n\nWe started with the Ceviche Sampler which brings tasting of 3 different ceviche. It was nice flavored and good quality fish but not memorable. We also had La Chalanita which is the 'sampler' as well for the Causas. The Crab one was amazing and memorable while the other two were quite forgettable. \n\nI was hoping to have the Jalea Frita however it had just been removed from the menu. So we order the Conchitas and the Heart Anticuchos. The conchitas were good and the heart anticucho was tough and chewy and definitely not 'medium' cooked. The Arroz de Mariscos was good but not amazing enough that I have to recommend it to all my guests. \n\nLastly, the dessert was great! Picarones and the Mousse dessert with Lucuma was great and memorable and something I will think about. \n\nI'll have to come back and try the Brunch which I have heard so much about and seems to have rave reviews. For now I will keep taking my Peruvian food business to O'lima in Bay Harbour Island

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

My date and I really appreciated the service which this restaurant offered. In addition to the service, the food was fantastic and the scenic view of Brickell was speechless.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Excellent for Valentine's Day. Must sit outside and enjoy the spectacular view.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Incredible experience. Food was phenomenal and service was excellent.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

La Mar never disappoints, wonderful food, professional service and outstanding view. This is a yummy place that has it all covered.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Amazing food, service. Fantastic view. Food was outstanding. Waiters were very helpful. A truly memorable experience.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Great people and it was really amazing.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

very creative menu...beautiful views from outdoor seating. Great service.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

This was fantastic experience, great food and great value for money! To do without hesitation

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

OMG. This place -- in the Mandarin Oriental Hotel -- is magnificent in every way. We ran late for a concert yet they got us out on time. Ambience is incredible (on the water, lovely lighting). Food was awesome. Service was impeccable Dining here was even better than seeing/hearing Andrea Bocelli. Top top notch.\n\nNot too accessible. Hard to get a taxi. But nothing flawed about the restaurant.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Food was good, nothing out of the ordinary. Music was a little too loud.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

The Lomo Salteado is amazing. The best I've had. Period.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

We came earlier than our reservations and were still accommodated. The service at the bar was great with amazing drinks. Our server was okay however, the food was worth it!

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Cuisine remarquable. Bon service. Vue enthousiasmante

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 29 2018

Was a bit noise and service was good but given it was $85 each plus tax and tip ($215 total) we were served dirty glasses, and the quality of food and service were not worth the price. It was definitely good but more worth $125-$150 total for the quality overall.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Better Service would have been great. Had a two hour+ dinner and probably spoke to or saw the waiter only 3 times. It's nice to be checked in with and not have to wait around to order every course, drink, and ask for the check. \n\nThat aside, the ambiance outside is stellar and food was great! Not a cheap spot - but worth it for a great valentines date!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Amazing service

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

La Mar is just amazing, it is not cheap always but you get a very nice quality of food and preparation. Service is outstanding and the views from here are just great!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Bday & anniversary celebration \nFood was excellent \nThe whole yellow tail snapper was my fav main course. But ceviches we're melting as well. Will definitely come back when in town

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Birthday\nAwesome food with outstanding ambiance

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

One of the finest eateries in Miami, bar none. Superb Peruvian cuisine, romantic skyline terrace, attentive service - great for biz or personal occasions. The prices are high but so is the value.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Came here for lunch on a Monday. We skipped the pre fixe lunch menu and ordered a la carte. Everything was delicious and savory. We sat outside and enjoyed the view of the water and the nice breeze. Service was attentive, quick, and kind. I came with a friend for a casual lunch but this would be a great spot for a business lunch.

1.0
Poor
Dined Apr 29 2018

Don't waste your time and, specially, your money with this restaurant. Not enough of the bad mood of the receptionists, the food is not meticulous, nor well made. But the price is the same level of the arrogance: high. Never more!

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

The service was just fair

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Enjoyed dining at La Mar several times and was never disappointed. With all the wonderful restaurants in Miami, this is alsways one of our favorites. Bar tending is attentive- the mojito was excellent, and bottle of Rioja delicious. Outdoor dining is comfortable and scenic on the water. The pork rice, ceviches, and stir fry tenderloin were the best we have had. The menu is varied and appealing. Service was amiable on top of our every need.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Great experience, outstanding food. Everything was excellent.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

The view by the water took my breath away. Such a great experience to be enjoying such an amazing meal by a beautiful view. I would definitely recommend this restaurant.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Meal was delicious and authentic Our steak was prepared exactly as requested. service outstanding!!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Great place! Nice people! I love it!!

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 29 2018

such a great view sitting outside and the waitress was not very good-I have a Vegan colleague and other than a salad she had no options-there is no chef on the planet that cannot rise to the occasion and create something for her as most places do when we travel so shame on La Mar. To many places in Miami to eat that have great service and a better option for people who need them and its a shame because food was good especially the who fish.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

From the ambience, to the service and the food, everything was amazing! Great place to celebrate an anniversary!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Being on the river is just very special. Food, portions and presentation excellent. Bar was a bit pricey

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Great ambiance. Excellent Peruvian cuisine with a twist. Reserve a table at the outdoor patio - excellent view!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

We have often dined at La Mar; however, this was our first brunch experience. Though pricey at the $85 and $120 price points, the all-you-can-drink pisco sours and substantial bite choices plus the entrees make this worthwhile. Next time we'll be very hungry to sample more than what we could this time. Highly recommended.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Simply the best restaurant in Miami. Great food AND service.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Chose this place to celebrate a birthday of a Peruvian friend. The food was excellent, the service amazing. We ate outside where you could see the water.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Birthday dinner

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Great restuarant! Wonderful view! The waiter gave the perfect amount of attention and was very friendly and helpful! Would definitely go back and would recommend this to anyone.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Expectations of restaurant were not met.\nHost staff were excellent, kind and professional, provided information in regards to drink that were being highlighted for the evening. Service from waiter lacked the expectation from reviews of this restaurant. Constant wait for the next step was annoying, 15 minutes until dessert menu is offered - 15 minutes until waiter shows up to take dessert order (upon denial of dessert and request for check - another 15 minute wait.

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 29 2018

I've been to La Mar several times. I took to La Mar to a couple of business friends from Buenos Aires. When I made the reservation I asked to sit outside. To my surprise, when I got there punctual the maitre d'ho told me I had to wait 20 minutes behind all walk-in people. She sent me to a table right under loud speakers with loud music. I got up and complained again. The manager moved us to a slightly better table still inside. I'll never go back there. They should not accept reservations to outside if they don't mean to seat you outside. They should not put walk-ins ahead of people to whom they confirmed a reservation. Food is excellent but they are not reliable. Pitty

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

We had an excellent meal. We ordered a tasting for 85 USD per person and were served a lot of different food, all delicious. Service was outstanding.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

This was my first time into La Mar restaurant and our experience was just perfect, the food was so fresh and full of flavors, our Pisco Sour was just perfect and the outside sitting area is perfect for this weather.\nI definitely recommend this place, it worth every penny you spend on it.\n\nThanks to all for a great experience.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Wow- wow! I only review restaurants when either they are either exceptional or terrible, since being great should be a standard. La Mar was a wonderful surprise, we had a wonderful Peruvian young lady whom guided us through the menu. It was tough to pick a favorite, ceviche, causas, tiradito, arroz and a tenderloin entree which was just perfect! We can't wait to be back!

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 29 2018

I had higher expectations when I got there I was a little disappointed by the food and the price. For the price they charge I wasn't expecting a Michelin star taste but at least a very good one. It was ok to be fair not great.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

This restaurant was recommended by very good friends who relocated from Peru, via Miami, to a location elsewhere in the U.S. My soon-to-be wife and I had a wonderful New Year's Day nighttime meal on the bay. Great food and beautiful ambience. We will return when we are in Miami the next time.

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 29 2018

Unfortunately it was not the best time we have dinner in La Mar.\nWe don't like some plates, i.e. the octopus and the whole fish nikkei.\nCertainly that night 3 of us didn't feel good. We had importante stomack ache with vomiting.\nWe don't know if those was related to the food but it is strange that 3 of 4 people felt like that.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

The food was outstanding, our service was excellent and the ambient was perfect for the occasion.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Great restaurant with amazing views of the bay...too bad it rained

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Loved La Mar, first time and I will definitely be returning. I expected smaller plates as similarly priced places serve smaller plates and ask for more $$$. My boyfriend and I could have shared one entree, as we ordered the large appetizer and two entrees each, and ended up having tons of leftovers. The Pisco sours were also deliciously strong and easy to drink, get an uber if you plan on drinking! parking was $13 which could be another drink.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Birthday celebration was special

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 29 2018

Service was very slow and disorganized. The hotel was also on a flight path so sitting outside was very noisy.

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 29 2018

Good food, not great

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Fabulous restaurant. Truly outstanding and delicious dishes for all courses. Great presentation and service.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

One of the five best meals I've had. Peruvian food extraordinaire and seafood delight. From the squid ink pasta (which they happily tweaked for a dietary restriction) to the grilled octopus (about a 2 foot tentacle cooked to perfection with a wonderful rub and tantalizing chimichurri-style sauce) to several of the causas, we were roundly impressed. It was expensive, but well worth it for the food, cocktails, ambiance (waterfront of Brickell Key, looking out on Brickell and downtown), and service. Inspired our group to buy Peruvian cookbooks!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

I went to La Mar by Gastón for a special date with my spouse. We just loved the place and will be back again for special occasion. People very friendly and fantastic view.

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 29 2018

The food was good, not amazing. The noise level was ridiculous.

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 29 2018

After an experience at Astrid y Gaston at Bogota and twice the experience at Madarin Oriental in Geneva, we were expecting fine and raffinée cuisine. We were rather disappointed although food was good. Average presentation and enormous plates far from what gastronomie requires. No menu. Everything à la carte so the size does not fit to a multiple course - dinner. View over Miami amazing.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

The waterfront view from the patio is one of the best in Miami. The ceviche is delicious.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

ESPECTACULAR\nEXCELLENT and Sophisticated food and excellent drinks

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

I can easily say I love La Mar more than I love my brother

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

We had a reservation around 9, still had to wait 30 min for a table outside. Nice view, good coctails and friendly service. We tried classic cevice and crab appetizer, both were ok, but nothing special.

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 29 2018

La Mar was a perfect choice to enjoy good spicy food at an outdoor table with an great scenic view of Miami in 2015. In 2016 December to have our friends-get-together for a party of 10, we requested an outside table few-weeks prior, signed papers with credit card. When arrived we were told to wait over an hour plus for an outside table. Instead we were pretty much given no choice but a table inside. It was just horrible experience with unacceptable noise level. If you are not a party of 2, do not even think about going to La Mar unless it is an outside table.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

The portions are small: There were about 5 cubes of meat in the Lomo Saltado and the rest was just onions and potatoes. The quality of fish in the classic ceviche was just so-so. Empanadas were flavorful though! The view from the patio is incredible.

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 29 2018

Good was great. Waiters not so much.\nWould ask for water, waiter would fill one glass and then leave

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 29 2018

Varanda view is great, although one can hardly read the menu, it's too dark in the evening. Also very noisy due to loud and not compatible music. Food is creative and authentic peruvian. Service is not so good, mainly if the restaurant is crowded. Being at the Mandarin Oriental, do not expect to be good value.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Super interesting dishes, well prepared. Have not had anything like this Peruvian / Japanese fusion. Really fun and unpretentious. Wines were interesting as well.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Very interesting tastes and dishes. Great pisco sour as well👌🏻

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 29 2018

Horrible service. Advising that 'food comes out when ready' is a sad excuse for not having your kitchen under control. Ceviches and other appetizers came out, three at a time, as ordered, and spaced out in between. But the main courses- do not tell me that what is clearly intended to be a person's entree- they were even ordered by each individual as opposed for the tapas like dishes- ordered by one person ( pick up on these cues for the prices you charge!), should come out for two people and the other three people in your party should wait ten minutes for their meal- is acceptable restaurant practice. It is not. Even the ceviches and other appetizers came without servicing pieces- gross! Who wants other peoples forks in your food? We had to ask for them. No apologizes, just the usual arrogant 'you should be honored to dine here' attitude. Luckily we sat outside and the view was nice. If you are unlucky enough to be seated inside, it's sparse and unappealing. Mr. Acurio, I suggest you pay a visit to your restaurant. Spruce up the inside, give a lesson on timing, and an etiquette course to your wait staff. Do not try to fool people into believing that poor service is part of the dining experience.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

The food was outstanding, as was the Pisco Sour. The service was amazing. We had 11 in our party and yet it felt like personal service. We had a great time, thanks!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Celebrated my birthday. Food was outstanding, service attentive and friendly. LOVE LA MAR!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

The food was great and the service was excellent. Went there to celebrate our 8th year wedding anniversary and I just left that as a comment on my reservations and they gave us a free small cake with greeting. I also left in the comments section that i wanted flowers on the table and they placed rose petals on the table as well! excellent experience!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Outstanding meal. Outdoor dining view spectacular. Service was great. Great location to stroll after your meal. Highly recommend.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Food was fantastic.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Stellar! Please open a restaurant in NYC!

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Not sure how to review this place- because we went on Christmas Day at 8:30 PM... so trying to be fair here are the facts- we love the food of Gaston Arcurio and eat it regularly in our home town. We needed a place for the holiday evening meal and this was open so we reserved but the place was overrun with kids - many of whom were very loud and in and out of their seats running around. While this isn't the restaurants fault (bad parenting) it certainly detracted from the experience. We may return but will be selective about the timing. Service also seemed stretched a bit... but on to the food- similar to all the other places in the empire of Gaston Arcurio the cebiches were terrific- we had the classico and the Chifa, we had the triadito nikkei which is one of our favorites and then we had empanadas - here there is no choice of filling you get a combo filling which is mostly chicken (not as flavorful as the beef we have at Tanta) and then we had our favorite the Chaufa Aeropuerto (amazing dish although it seemed a bit rushed as the usual crunchy bits of rice that line the stone bowl were missing) and a meat dish which was also good - the beef... the desserts we chose really stood out - the berrieswith marscapone and meringue and the chocolate mousse with coconibs both were terrific and although they don't sound like anything special they were wonderful. So overall a mixed review- if we had made reservations a bit later or waited the extra 40 minutes afterour reservation time for an outdoor table perhaps we would have had a better experience. Forewarned is forearmed - so maybe this will help someone else avoid a less than spectacular evening at a place we KNOW should be terrific.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

The place was great, the view was beautiful, and the food was amazingly delicious. We did have a rocky start or with the person that took us to our table she had a little bit of an attitude but other than that everything was great.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Have come here several times and each time at least one person at the table has a truly exceptional meal; this time it was the Plancha Carretillera - the sweetbreads in particular were outstanding. (The octopus has been better on previous visits, but was still tasty.) Our server Simo was friendly and very helpful recommending how to balance our meal in terms of portion sizes; also he had the perfect instincts to show up when we wanted him without 'hovering'. As always - the view and ambiance on the patio were superb.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

The restaurant is very nice. \nThe food was very good \nThe service was fast and they push you to eat quickly 🙁

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 29 2018

I have frequented the restaurant on many other occasions. Unfortunately, this last visit was very disappointing. The server was not attentive, they did not even refill the water and the guests' dinner was not delivered together. I voiced my concerns to the receptionist but she and the staff did not follow up or apologize. I do not plan to return.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Amazing food and outstanding service, You will never go wrong with these place.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Everything about this place was great... Food, service, view, and atmosphere I honestly recommend this place.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Excellent view, great ambience delicious food and the staff cordially

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 29 2018

Music so loud we couldn't hear what our friends were saying in a small table for four. Our waiter never checked on us and never gave us the necessary attention. The food came so hot that my wife got burned and the ceviche appetizers were just three tiny pieces of fish.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

I recently came to La Mar to celebrate a friend's birthday. I had made a reservation for 9:30pm and noted that this would be a first time visit for all of us and that we would've liked a table by the view of the water and skyline to really experience the restaurant. When we arrived at 9:30pm, we had to wait a line just to leave our name because there was only one girl taking names and there was a serious delay due to the crowd that had jammed up the lobby area of the restaurant. Once we left our name, the girl told us that it would be another 15 - 20 minute wait due to our request to be seated by the view. I asked the rest of my party if they were okay with that and we all agreed to wait the 15 - 20 minutes. We ended up waiting another hour to be seated and were not seated by the water or the view like we had requested or had been told we were waiting for. We got the table that was furthest from the actual view, outside. We were very disappointed at this point because the only reason we had agreed to wait in the first place was to be seated where the view was. And on top of pushing the wait time to an hour after our reservation, we still didn't get seated where we had requested. Thankfully, after that let down, the service was great and the food was good. We enjoyed ourselves, but could not get over how unprofessional the experience started. We were all very tempted to call a manager and complain, but chose to not let that put any further damper on the night.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Food was very good as always, however, the noise level is high and it is difficult to talk with people, even those sitting next to you.

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 29 2018

Great ambiance, wait staff was fine, food was bad to ok. Scallops very salty, ceviche was not good which is a staple of a good Peruvian restaurant. One and done dining experience for us.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Exciting view of Miami in a romantic setting, good and tasty (not unforgettable food..), good service at intervals... went in spite of mixed reviews to experience Acurio's legendary fame...\n\nChurrasco a lo Pobre was great, but they did not splice fat out of it, so I found myself splurging in a piece of fat in my mouth, not perceivable before due to lighting conditions (outside and not under one of the lighted umbrellas... Lomo Salteado (done with chicken at our request) had to be returned the first time, since the sever realized that it had clam sauce at the moment of serving (my girlfriend is allergic to crustaceans).. it tasted great, but as other reviews we read before, had probably less than 4 ounces of chicken... mostly potatoes and veggies... sauce tasted great.... such a shame that for $1.25 more in chicken a pricey but delicious plate has to be criticized severely...\n\nWe had to ask for water refills... my empty glass of Prosseco stood in silence for long... I almost had to go ask for the check at the front... since it took a while....\n\nDid not order ceviche, since I thought the $59 churrasco might be too big... (was slightly over avg...)..\n\nFor dessert we had the El Chocolate En Texturas, excellent taste, shouted for a larger portion of ice cream... presentation was sloppy... \n\nDecor... expected more... but the Miami view made up for it...\n\nGo or go? Well go just to say you did... maybe they will fix these minor things... and become super!\n\nVisited December 2016

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 29 2018

View and food fantastic\nBut service is the worst\nThey don t clean table\nNo coordination with kitchen\nYou recieve your when you other guest are in desert\nVery strange service\n5 guest and nobody served at the same Time

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Outstanding restaurant! Went for a birthday dinner after reading reviews and it totally lived up to expectations. If at all possible, sit on the patio -- the views of downtown Miami are incredible. The food is equally good -- best ceviche ever and every other dish ordered was equally good. The pisco sour was the best we'd ever had! Live out of town, but if we come back to Miami we'll definitely be back.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Very good restaurant!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Our waiter was amazing! Everything she recommended was great

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

The Peruvian inspired menu is extensive and the flavours are wonderful. Try the rice based dishes - big portions of delicious flavourful food with fresh citrus to lighten the experience.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

The manager makes the experience.

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 29 2018

food nothing out this world having into consideration Peruvian food is the best in the world \nmusic too high and difficult to have a conversation\ntables too big for 2 people \nPlate portions very small \nHuge stair to get in and out

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

We know peruvian food well and have eaten at other Acurio restaurants in Latin America, NY before it closed and also this one in Miami. And we were just in Lima 3 weeks ago. \nThe problem is that they converted this restaurant into a Miami-Beach-like place adding an unnecessary DJ that played super loud electronic music. \nIt was simply imposible to maintain a conversation. What a silly way to ruin an otherwise great food restaurant.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Wonderful Peruvian specialties with a beautiful waterside setting. Excellent service.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Nice food and a nice place, unfortuneately we couldn't sit outside an overlooking the skyline because of the weather. The grilled ribeye was excellent!

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 29 2018

Portions were very small and overpriced. My wife entre came in first and 5 minutes later mine...Not good at all. Valet ticket was validated but I ended up paying the full price. No need for me to go back considering other restaurants at same level/better and not as expensive.

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 29 2018

Had better Peruvian cuisine at other places like Divino Ceviche and Pisco y Nazca Ceviche.\nWas kind of a disappointed dinner with friends.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

The best brunch in Miami. Unique and truly amazing. Love this place

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Wonderful experience! Our compliments to the chef and the wait staff. I have already recommended La Mar and will continue doing so.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Great food, great service, i would recommend this restaurant to anyone.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

La Mar was my top choice for dining with an out-of-town business partner, based on both the food and bar menus, as well as my familiarity with the beautiful ambiance of the Mandarin Oriental. We came hungry, thirsty, and enthusiastic about sampling the magnificent array of dishes and cocktails offered. When we arrived, we were asked to sit at the bar while our table was prepared. We did, but despite seeing three staff members behind the bar, not one greeted us or came over to take our drink order. There was only one other couple at the bar. Later, we were told that the bartender had had an accident and was unable to serve. Had we been told, we would have been a lot more sympathetic and understanding, but we already had a bad impression by the time we were seated at our table. Then the server proceeded to explain that the bartender was injured and cocktails are not available. We were sorry to hear of the unfortunate situation, but it seems there should be a backup bartender in a restaurant of that size. Anyway, the food itself was flavorful, generously portioned, and authentic. The ceviche trio sampler provided a taste of the traditional along with one sweeter and one spicier variety, all with the freshest of fish and seafood. Nigiri ikura bites topped with a quail egg provided a savory and textural treat mid-meal. For mains, we had the Carapulcra -- a tasty snapper filet bathing in a peanutty potato stew, served in a small cauldron -- and Plancha Anticuchera -- octopus and calamari served over potatoes in a chimichurri sauce. We found that one or two small plates plus one entrée each was more than enough for two adults with an appetite. The overall experience improved as we enjoyed our meal and then found out the bartender was feeling better. The ambiance is upscale without being stuffy, and the tables are at a nice distance from one another. For a pleasurable evening filled with fine Peruvian/Japanese food, I recommend La Mar and plan to return.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Gorgeous view, beautiful location but extremely overpriced. The sizes of the ceviches were unbelievable small, like small tapas (3 - 4 small pieces for a ceviche is very disappointing) A bottle of wine was $90 and the same bottle is $40 in any other restaurant. \nWe go to La Mar en San Francisco California very often, and the prices and the food portions are fair and way bigger than here. (We also have been at La Mar in Santiago Chile, and the prices and food portions are very similar to the San Francisco location) \nOverall, seating outside its a must, the staff is very friendly but without a doubt you pay for location and the gorgeous view. The food taste ok. Not sure if I'll come back to this location.

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 29 2018

Don't believe the hype. Usually like exotic adventurous food not here. Loud techno disco music. Ate outside pretty but still loud. The three.ceviche appetizer had two bland options and one overly peanut oiled variant. Grilled octopus was overly spiced and charred couldn't taste octopus. The fish stew Rocoto Relleno was odd with maybe 2 ounces of fish on a bed of bean like cream sauce with one whole roasted pepper. Odd. Won't be back.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Favorite location in Miami. Excellent food, lovely view of the Miami skyline, lovely ambiance. Repeat customer, been here 20-30 times.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Great food, excellent music and a good place to have some drinks!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

From beginning to end it was great! Top notch! The food delicious, the ambience, the view and service all exceptional. We will definitely go back.

1.0
Poor
Dined Apr 29 2018

Nice location, but mixed food, nice servers, but incompetent 'service'. Ordered three courses, the ceviches were good by small, grilled meats somewhat mixed, but the entree was a disaster. For a four-top, two entrees arrived promptly but were largely inedible (a detailed examination of the 'seafood stew' revealed not a trace of seafood), the third entree arrived 10 minutes later and the fourth ten minutes after that. Clearly the kitchen isn't up to the job, and the restaurant was by no means full. Asked to speak to the manger on duty, who declined to speak with us but removed the 18% gratuity from the bill (we gave the waiter his tip in cash, it wasn't his fault). All restaurants have off nights but this places wasn't up to basic professional standards and certainly not up to the standards one would expect in a Mandarin Oriental hotel. $600 for a very mediocre dining experience.

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 29 2018

Didn't live up to its reputation. Probably won't return.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Appetizers were not great enjoyed the main course more . \nService was kind of slow as we sat outside but not a lot of staff and service can be improved. \nAlso we ordered meat dish which came not warm and portion was extremely small however the whole fish was amazing as usual .

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

We don't normally do brunch but the opportunity to eat at such a well-regarded Peruvian restaurant was something that we didn't want to miss. When we arrived and were seated on the patio looking out over the water to downtown Miami we were basically told that the table was ours for two hours and we could eat and drink all that we wanted. I wish I was younger and more up to that challenge. There was a good list of cocktails and I enjoyed a couple of sours (one a pisco sour) and my wife was most happy with her choices. While our first cocktails were being prepared we headed to the buffet section, both hot and cold. The cold dishes included ceviches, potato dishes, salad, sushi....Everything tempting, well-prepared, and good. The hot section had lots of bites of grilled meat and fish, soups, too much to remember and pass along. You could spend your time just working up and down the buffet and be very satisfied, but they also bring you a main, stir-fried beef for my wife and grilled octopus and calamari for me. The beef dish was very good. I was a little dismayed when I saw the diameter of my octopus, I figured that there was no way that it wouldn't be chewy, but I was amazed at how tender, smoky, and flavourful it turned out to be. Just when you think that you couldn't possibly eat more they bring out a tray filled with little bites of dessert and somehow you manage to try most everything on it. \nIt was our last full day in Miami before heading north and I wanted to finish with something special. This certainly was.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

I chose this due to the view.\nI had a 7pm reservation on a Saturday and there were still some seats left outside but after a few minutes it was all occupied so if you plan to sit outside, come early. \nThe ceviche's were really good! and so were the pisco sours!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Great atmosphere! Loved the food presentation and the flavors were outstanding.\nWill definitely go back.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Incredible meal!! Great wine list. The wok meals are out of this world!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

We were in the terrace and it was fantastic. We did notice coming back inside that the music was a little loud

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Good food. Portions are larger than normal tapas! Don't order too much.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Had a great birthday dinner. Had the empanadas and ceviche for appetizers. Shared the octopus, the lomo , and the chaufa. All excellent. My favorite is their Pizco sour with guava

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

The place is nice, food was good but small portion, service was friendly and attentive, but for the level restaurant I was specting receive my plate at the table with out tell to the runner where every single plate going!!! That interrupt every conversation that we where trying to have. \nBut I will comeback for a informal dinner or lunch \nPiscina sours really nice!!!!

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Great food, excellent ceviche. service was a bit slow.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Fantastic Peruvian food, if you like ceviche, tiradito, pisco and a nice view to Miami Bay, then go to La Mar. Incredible service

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Have dined a few times before at La Mar and food, service and ambiance have been very good however can't say that the same experience was repeated tonight. Tonight while the food and table service was consistent with our previous experiences, the greeting at arrival was extremely disappointing. We arrived 10 minutes before our reservation time and we had requested a table outside by the water specifying that it was for a special occasion. While we understand that it is not guaranteed that we will receive the table indicated in the preference we feel that not only there are different ways to communicate that that request cannot be accommodated but in this particular instance we felt that the host (identified later by lady that took us to our table as the manager) that greeted us had no intention to accommodate our request. As proof of that no more than 10 minutes after we sat at our table 2 tables by the water became available. By that time we had no interest in moving, but it would have been sufficient for the host when we arrived to communicate that if we wanted to wait 5-10 minutes he could have sat us where requested. Add that to a baby seating next to us that screamed for a good 3/4 of our meal (granted not the restaurant's fault) and music blaring and you could understand how quickly the experience was ruined. The food was ok, consistent but far from incredible, table service was very good (Kudos to Cristian and in particular to the very kind busser that attended us) but the main reason (at least for us) to go to La Mar is the atmosphere and that was not there tonight..

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

We were staying in Key Biscayne at The Ritz and saw the great reviews on Open Table...definitely worthwhile and an easy Uber drive. We've never had Peruvian food. As a pescatarian, there were so many choices that we couldn't decide what to order. We loved that everything is placed in the center of the table for sharing. Fish tasted so fresh and loved all of the different sauces. Service was excellent and it was beautiful to sit outside on the water. Our only criticism was that the wine list was limited and the sommelier was not very friendly. Overall, it was a delicious and very fun evening!

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Although my wife and I enjoyed the food, later that evening I became violently ill, resulting in vomiting. I ate the ceviche and I assume the fish was not fresh. It's too bad because the restaurant is beautiful, we sat by the water and service was friendly and helpful.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Very good restaurant. It has some essential elements of the original in Lima, Peru, but it is not a carbon copy. Excellent seafood and plenty of top-notch non-seafood options.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

great staff, and food is quite great ! very professional dishes came out on time a very busy place

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Great restaurant...the service is excellent. From the time you arrive to the wait staff and everyone is very attentive! The food is also great...wonderful flavors and spices

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

The restaurant does not live up to the hype it has been given. We went for Miami Spice lunch which should be the restaurant's best foot forward. The dishes were particularly small. Flavors were greatly missing on the appetizer set of 3 samples. Each dish was bland. Peruvian food is full of flavors. These dishes were not. The fish entree was more flavorful but a very small piece of fish. This meal was the only disappointing Miami Spice meal we experienced this year.

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 29 2018

With a Party of six our meals came out separately . Some of us had to start eating We are not talking a few min.. 15 plus min difference We ordered wine ( not a cheap one ) and the wait staff opened a second bottle \nwithout asking first .....horrible ploy to guests. Beware ! \nFood was creative but not overly special. We were expecting more from a highly rated / fine dining restaurant .

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

The best brunch in the world i have to say

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Amazing food and service! Great views and the pricing is good too!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Anything fish/seafood was great! Churrasco was terrible!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

We moved to Brickell last fall from New York City and have had mixed experiences in this area so far in the past 9 months. Prices at most restaurants in Brickell are ironically higher than the same 'plates' in Manhattan, but service tends to be much better in Brickell, especially at La Mar. Our first visit was so good, that we went right back with friends and enjoyed the same great food and crisp service. Now after three trips (what you really need to find out a restaurants true colors) I can tell you that this has become one of our favorite nights out. The food is extremely consistent, drinks are tasty and strong, portions are good, but the SERVICE is spot on and I mean every step of the way. Nice job to the team, I will be going back very often.

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 29 2018

Food is good, but service is average. We have to wait 45 min to get a table outside, we had a reservation.....Not even able to offer you a complimentary drink for such a long wait, and then they impose you with an 18pct service charge.... Not sure i will come back to this place.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Service was truly excellent. Specialty drinks were watered down and tasteless....not nice for $15.00 each. Wine list was excellent. Food was good, but not mind blowing as one would expect at the caliber of Chef's name on the storefront. I would go back for a bottle of wine and apps at sunset, but not another 'dinner' experience.

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 29 2018

Food was basically just a spoon full for Miami Spice. It was that ridiculously small. I don't think I'll ever be back. It was a joke, and not in a good way. My family was pretty ticked off.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

My only issue was I requested a table by the window and they could not accommodate us and gave us a fairly poorly located table near the bar.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

So far, I've never been disappointed at La Mar. I'd been to the one in SF, and now Miami, both of which have fabulous views of the water. The best way to begin is with a Pisco Sour (or two). We had Cebiche Barrio with snapper and calamari, Nikkei tuna two ways - with potato and as a crudo, portobello mushroom with asparagus, and more. The homemade potato chips on the table are great too! Highly recommend trying this place!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Big fan of Gaston's restaurant, and this will be my favorite

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 29 2018

Even though we had requested outside seating and had a reservation, we were told that we would have to wait 30-45 minutes at the bar if we wanted to sit outside. I walked outside and noticed empty tables. If they just want us to drink more I am happy to once I am seated.\nThey need to fix this........

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

One of the top meals I have had in Miami. Truly enjoyed the service, location and especially the food

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

It was great the service is wonderful

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 29 2018

Peruvian food is always good. This place has great Peruvian food, but you can get something very similar for not that expensive. The experience is deceiving event though the food was good. However, server was very nice but service was not good overall.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Excellent inventive ceviche with a wonderful river view

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

I have been many times in this restaurant and always a sure bet. I would suggest anyone to take advantage of the Miami Spice menu. You get a classical selection at a great price.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

The best brunch I ever had and a amazing service

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Delicious food and great atmosphere .excellent restaurant .

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Great food and ambiance.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Always amazing. Never had a bad meal. We usually do breakfast in the patio and all our servers had been amazing. Loved it there!!! Amazing food, service, ambiance.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

We do breakfast on the weekends and love it!! Service has always been amazing as well as the food. French press coffee is my favorite. Love it and highly recommend it!!!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Great location on the water. We sat outside which was beautiful. The civiche was to die for and the whole yellow snapper was delicious with a wonderful presentation. Our server made recommendations when we asked, and he was very attentive without being overbearing.\nWe would highly recommend La Mar.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Great place, great food and great service!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Simply espectacular !!! The food transported me to my grandma's kitchen, my neighborhood .. My roots 😍😍😍😍😊😊👏🏻👏🏻 thank u!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Everything you can imagine for a dream date or night out is here. La mar is the best I've seen. Worth the drive, time, & money.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Great place & excellent food... We really enjoy the view from the terrace and the service was excellent ! I will keep this address and make sure to let it discover to my good friends in Miami ;)

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Excellent service make reservations from orlando for our special date they have all ready for us including the flowers in our table for my fiancé great service the food is excellent and all the hostess and managers also thank u next time I travel to Miami I will make sure I stop bye for dinner again.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

La Mar was outstanding. The food and service were the best we experienced in Miami. The setting of this restaurant is exceptional.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

We had dinner for 2 couples the day before Valentines. Ordered the ceviche sampler and lomo . The view is beautiful, food overall was ok. We've had better Ceviche at Dr. Limon and better lomo at El Chaman. You get charged for the view.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

The hostess was rude and unprofessional. She gave a table to a party that had arrived later than we did. Than acted as is they hadn't which was ridiculous.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Best food we're had all week. Appreciated the chef adding fried plantains to my dish! Great service!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

The food was exquisite ! Good portions, amazing red sangria and the service was amazing by Somi

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Music was too loud, my wife and I could not hear ourselves speak. We tried to get a table where we could sit side by side instead of across from each other but nothing was available besides the sushi bar.

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 29 2018

Food was good but the place was terribly noisy. Imposible even to have a conversation with the person sitting next to you. It is incredible that a renowned chef like Acurio permits this to happen.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Woderfull perunean eating, the best that I tasted. The wiew on terrace similar than River Café y New York

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Loved the Sunday Brunch. Truly special.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Excellent food suggestions and creations from chef Richard. Allergies and preferences noted and applied/

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Great! Excellent!

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

The food was great, view of Miami skyline and water was beautiful. The service was very good. Only complaint was the music was too loud and with all of the other patrons talking it was very difficult to hear my spouse.

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 30 2018

Cool and trendy - yes. Living off a reputation from online reviewers who don't know any better also yes. Worth the visit or the money? Emphatically no!\nVery ordinary food and does not reflect the wonderful flavours of Peru. Names of dishes and ingredients sound exotic and super tasty but in fact it is all bland.\nAt over $500 for a party of 4 (with very moderate alcohol consumption) is simply not worth it.

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 30 2018

Amazing food but main course arrived with starters and staff started to close down the restaurant removing chairs and folding down parasols before we had finished . For the very high prices this is unacceptable

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Although a bit pricey, it's worth every penny. Delicious food. Recommendations from the waiter were precise and honest, very attentive to every detail. Will definitely go back soon!\nDon't miss the cebiche sampler. It's incredible how a seemingly simple dish can be so much better in some places.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

The place is amazing food is wonderful and service is excellent \nThe only problem we had is we requested a table on the side of the beach and they gave us a different table second the manager is very unprofessional and rude and he barely spoken English \nI would go back for the amazing view and the food of course

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 30 2018

Had to wait 50 minutes after The booking time. It is a terrible noisy place. But food and drinks are great

1.0
Poor
Dined Apr 30 2018

Firt ai call for reservation like 5 days before when get there no table available. The food was average nothing special, the drinks excellent and waitress was excellent.\nThe experience was below my expectations.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

We really enjoyed our visit to La Mar. We went for lunch to celebrate my best friend's birthday Wednesday afternoon and the restaurant's view and ambience are amazing. The food and its presentation were good but a little overpriced in my opinion. The service was really good, Kudos to our server Diego (if I remember his name correctly) who took the time to go over the entire menu with us and was very attentive at all times. The restaurant is great for a romantic dinner. I may come back in the near future.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

We requested a table with a view but got one next to a big column. Probably because we used Opentable for the reservation? I cant think of any other reason. But the food and the table service were very good!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Never been to a restaurant where everyone is courteous, knowledgeable and helpful! Great job to whomever is in charge!\nAnd the food...delicious!!

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

The luncheon portions (appetizers and entrees) are very small, almost tapas style (go there to loose weight). I would suggest slightly larger portion sizes. Try Inca's Kitcheon in Naples, FL to see how it's done right. Having said that, the food is delicious but the two do not have to be mutually exclusive.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Outstanding

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

this was not the first time we have been, the food as always was amazing, the service was great. the bar needs to add more liquor to their drinks very good but just a bit more. my husband had the rice and seafood, I had a taste of it, and it was delicious. I had the veggies on the grill, they were good. what can I say veggies on the grill.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Food was excellent. Well presented and tasted great. Service was impeccable.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Excellent menu for Miami Spice. Salmon was delicious. Criollo sampler was amazing.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

We enjoyed several cebiche and small hot plates to share. Then the typical Peruvian dishes such as lomo saltado and chaufa rice. Everything was superb! Great service. A lit bit noisy, but manageable.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

Excellent choice. Wide variety of creative plates and nice environment.

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 30 2018

Might have gone on an 'off' night. we had to ask countless times for the server to bring us water, cocktails, food...etc. I've head very good things about this restaurant, but my experience was not very positive.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Went to La Mar to celebrate my birthday and comoletely loved the place! Would totally recommend

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

The octopus was overcooked and chewy.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

There was nothing to dislike about our trip to La Mar. The cocktails were awesome and a native Peruvian Pisco Sour is a must but too many and you are staying the evening in the Mandarin Oriental Hotel-not an awful thing. Eating outside was very nice and Brickell Key views are great. But the inside was a happening place also with lots of energy.The raw dishes were incredible starting with sebiche, then sushi, and then moving to hot dishes and then to the grilled larger dishes. All the food was excellent. Service was very good. Desserts were very good. A little walk under the stars around the key was just the right ending for a great night of dining out.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Friendly staff. Good atmosphere. Amazing food. High recommend. Will be back!

1.0
Poor
Dined Apr 30 2018

Rude and arrogant server

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Visit the city for the first time... This restaurant was outstanding! Warm Miami-style hospitality. Friendly service--- exquisite food--- beautiful view! 2 thumbs up... Way up!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

La Mar has a wonderful view and even better food! Pricey restaurant, but is definitely worth the money for a special occasion and atmosphere!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Beautiful restaurant, food was good, primary seafood though, service was excellent.

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 30 2018

The food was great but the service was horrid, even after complaining to the manager. If they had been packed, I'd understand, but that was not the case.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Beutiful setting and very posh. Loved it.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

All the dishes were fantastic, full of flavor and unique combinations. Loved everything and will definitely be back! I had the tuna tartare to start and the steak stir fry; both were delectable.

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 30 2018

unfortunately too salty food,\ngreat service and great atmosphere

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Amazing place, food and ingredients! Defenitely to be recommended. Worth every penny

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Danielle did a fabulous job all night tending to our every need and suggesting amazing dishes for us to try. Worth sitting outside on a nice evening and taking in the great sites. The Bronzino and Empanadas were amazing. Cheers!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

you exceed my expectations, i love the restaurante and the food excellent

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

The servers were spread somewhat thinly, but the food and atmosphere were outstanding and everyone did their best to take good care of us.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

I've been here a few times. The brunch has a wide variety of options for every palette. The whole fish and salmon options on the dinner menu are delicious and flavorful. Drinks are perfect.

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 30 2018

I have heard so much about La Mar. What a disappointment ! We went for the Miami Spice.\nThe appetizers were good (a trio of appetizers actually) but the fish .... well it reminds me of the fish we had at school restaurant when I was 9 ! It was a breaded fish with no seasoning so tasteless on some pasta tasteless too. The dessert was easily forgotten.\nWon't go back.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Everything was amazing at this gem of a restaurant! Awesome Peruvian dishes and incredible service! Can't wait to go back!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Amazing Peruvian seafood, great ambiance and impeccable service, what's not to like?! We went there for a business dinner and had planned to sit outside. Unfortunately rain did not allow that but we still had a great view. You have to start with one of the cebiches, or better yet, just get the sampler. They had a nightly special with the Branzino that was amazing. I scored major points with my business colleagues for selecting La Mar.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Exceptional location, delicious food and exquisite ambience. A must for every lover of Peruvian food and the best of Miami.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

The service was slow, but the food quality was good so if you pick a good meal the wait would be worth it. Wasn't a fan of any of the rice dishes, but the squid ink pasta dish was good. The view was amazing, so definitely worth a romantic date.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Expecting something special, we had no idea how great this was going to be. When Chef Gaston Acurio opened his restaurant in Miami there were very high expectations, he didn't disappoint anyone.\nSunday Brunch was wonderful. There are 2 price points - Premium Selection, $120pp or Peruvian Specialties, $85pp. Both have the same option of the spectacular Buffet + unlimited brunch cocktails, select wines and champagne. The difference in pricing is the main entrée choices. That’s for you to decide. \nThe vast options on the buffet were not to be believed – fresh seafood; many varieties of ceviche, sushi, and a wonderful hot buffet section with freshly grilled meats, and fried fish. Chaufa (Peruvian fried rice) is finished tableside. Each table gets their own desert tower -WOW\nThe entire meal was from start to finish remarkable. Service was pleasant, and efficient. If you needed something they were there.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

This is the first time that we have eaten at a Peruvian restaurant and we were very pleasantly surprised. Every course was extremely flavorful but also pleasantly lite. I had the Miami Spice menu while my wife chose from the main menu. Everything we ordered exceeded our expectations. I highly recommend you try this location.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Outside seating is fantastic. Lovely evening view. Food was delicious! Server was knowledgeable and attentive.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Great view. Fish deboned table side. Amazing presentation. Great service.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

spectacular but the music selection was't good evrythind else excellent

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

We had been to La Mar restaurants in Lima and Mexico City and this one didn't disappoint. We took advantage of Miami Spice and decided to try the menu which was excellent. The appetizers were the best part - delicious and very creative. There were only 2 choices of entrees so we ordered one of each and both were excellent but the salmon was my favorite. Dessert was delicious and beautiful. We sat outside and the location is great. I would definitely recommend it.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

Food is the same as the day they opened. Some really good some average. But pricing does not matched with an awesomeness factor. \n\nCocktails very bland and watery.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Amazing restaurant with beautiful decor, great super delicious peruvian food and the best customer service.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

Uncooperative hostess. We arrived early plenty of tables yet was told no outdoor tables available. After several uncomfortable tables inside our party was ready to go els-wear and at that point hostess giving us an outside table. Dark table, loud music.\nFood was very good.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

A good variety of dishes an excellent service. Nice view of the city

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Food is great indeed, but when you combine this with great service, it makes you want to come back.\nAnd the great location with an awesome water view, what else can you ask for?

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Perfect place! The arroz verde is amazing! Good service, good drinks with pisco. The view outside is beautiful but I stayed inside and loved it.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

I am Peruvian and I know Peruvian food. So far, this place has the flavor down packed to the tee. For those that don't know, Gaston Acurio is a famous chef in Peru and he is known to 'gourmet-ify' house food of Peru. Most of the food here is kinda everyday food in Peru, but here it's dressed up all fancy. \n\nI don't really have a problem with that, but it's like eating mac and cheese with sprinkled truffle on it and a glass wine next to the plate and calling it 'Le maq chery ' and charge your left testicle for it. \n\nYou would come to this place for the food, the ambience, the view, and the food. If youre not Peruvian and you love Peruvian food, this is a great place to get accuracy in taste and authenticity. Especially the Lomo Saltado. You must have the Lomo Saltado. \n\nGreat for special occasions. \n\nI took my girlfriend here for Valentine's Day; spent around $160 (appetizer, main meal, dessert, and drinks) (18% gratuity included)

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Great atmosphere, wonderful view and awesome food.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Oustanding food. Great waterfront viwe!!\nDont't miss ceviches and tiraditos!!

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 30 2018

Mahi Mahi entres were so fishy smelling that neither me nor my guest could get past one bite. The waitress was nowhere to be found. After 25 minutes she finally asked us how our food was and we told her it was too fishy smelling and tasting to eat. She asked if she could bring us something else but by that time our schedule did not permit waiting for another entree. There was no discount on our bill. Extremely disappointing.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Amazing food always. The Miami spice menu was delicious and service outstanding. I plan on going back soon

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

food is amazing, service is great, beautiful water view, romantic atmosphere.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

We went to this restaurant to celebrate my wife's birthday and had an amazing experience. We sat outside looking at Biscayne Bay while eating delicious appetizers including fresh sushi. The service was immaculate people are very friendly people. I highly recommend this restaurant.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Amazing food and drinks! Gorgeous scenery and view! The staff was great and gave us wonderful recommendations based on our groups tastes. I liked it here better than any of the restaurants that we ate at in Peru, which were delicious. I would highly recommended!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Delicious,delicious! The salmon fusion was fabulous; tasting sweet,tart,cuury...just wonderful! The fish soup was also memorable. I will come back to this restaurant every time I come to Miami!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

great food, ambience was phenomenal. every single dish that came out was a piece of art. The server was very very kind, sweet and knowledgeable.\nOverall a great dining experience.\nVinita

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

We liked this restaurant very much. We had a very nice outside table with an excellent view of downtown Miami. The staff, unlike what has been reported in other reviews, was excellent! They actually found time to converse, to tell us a little about themselves, the restaurant, etc. Their advice was unobtrusive but very helpful. For us, the main dish - a whole red snapper - was a bit too elaborate and so did not fully exploit the taste of the excellent fish but this is a small point. The ceviche was very, very good and the pisco sours, though pricey, were quite exceptional. We had an excellent, relaxed, evening and would highly recommend this restaurant.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

This is my husband and I's favorite Peruvian restaurant in Miami. The view is spectacular and the service never fails. Five star.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

Nice view and good food, service was ok not impressed

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

My wife's and my third visit and we've been wowed each time. I highly\nrecommend this restaurant.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

I dined alone so can only comment on a few items. Peruvian cuisine. This is a good place to come with others (at least as a couple) because you need the appetite to handle the first courses and entree.\nI HIGHLY RECOMMEND THE CEVICHE SAMPLER - 3 bowls, all outstanding.\nNext I had a 'causa' which was a room temperature squeeze of pureed potato with tasty garnishes. This was a veggie option and while it tasted fine, I wouldn't order it again because it just wasn't anything great. Then I had a salad which was fine too, again nothing amazing. Although I was full, I wanted to give a dessert a try and ordered the chocolate mousse which was good and came with a yummy crispy topping (of toasted quinoa??). It was the server's favorite so that's why I chose it. Could have been shared because it was too much for one person (I think even if one weren't pretty full from dinner already).\nThe view of the water and lit highrises across is nice, particularly if you are a tourist not living near the water - that makes it more special.\nAgain, I imagine the cooked entrees would be very good. Tables around me seemed to enjoy theirs. I was recommended to try this place by a waiter in another restaurant a couple of nights earlier because the chef is supposed to be quite good (celebrity yada yada), so I might come here again if I return to Miami.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

The ceviche it was absolutely heavenly, but the empanadas were a little bit heavy.The whole snapper came beautifully presentes but with a sauce that completely obliterated the delicate texture and flavor of the snapper. The lomo salteado was very good. The chocolate mousse dessert was also good but the chef chose to top it with toasted quinoa which destroyed the dish for me. More simplicity in the recipes would improve it greatly. However the ambiance , location and service made up for the flaws.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Absolutely incredible

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

Food and service were good but it has gotten a bit pricey for what it is.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Love this place. Unique food, always excellent. The Pisco Sour here is unbelievably good. \n\nWe always take out of town guests here: the food, service and view always impresses.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

My friend and I really enjoyed dining at La Mar. Terrific food, lots of options, fun cocktails, and great outdoor seating with a nice view and ambience.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

A little dark on patio. Needs more table lighting to see food. Had to use phones.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Very good service and good interest food. The scenario with the ocean was very nice.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

Food and location are excellent. Great waterfront dining. Service a little slow.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

If you are looking for something different this is the place. Authentic Peruvian cuisine with a modern flair. Excellent Food and Friendly staff. Sit outside for a beautiful view of the Miami skyline.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

2nd time there with Miami Spice. Appetizer and Dessert were excellent. Entree was good, but somewhat unimaginative. Johnathan, our server, was charming and attentive. We chose to sit outside, but realized it was too hot, but the setting and views were beautiful. I will definitely go back...

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

I had such an amazing time here while dining to try the Miami Spice lunch menu! The service, food, and ambiance blew me away. I have never been so awestruck by a restaurant. Whatever they are doing here, they're doing it perfectly. I would definitely return.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Experience for a business meeting was excellent and the food was excellent.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Great place. We really love the food and enviroment.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Really beautiful location , nice persons serving, superb vew from outside terrace . \nInteresting fantasy menu from famous Peruvian chef .

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 30 2018

Overpriced ,small portion of food , outside seating is not set up for a upscale restaurant. Don't waste your money here.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Spectacular food with an equally stunning view of Miami

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

The food was delicious , it exceeded our expectations. By far the best Peruvian food in Miami!!

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 30 2018

Food good. But LOUD disco music thumping throughout dinner made it almost unbearable. Could not hear a word the server said or have a conversation at my table. And do not ever sit by the door, very distracting with guests and staff opening/closing door and walking by the whole time.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Fantastic experience overall. The menu was very creative and the location of downtown was unbeatable.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Outstanding experience, always a pleasure to visit this restaurant, been coming for many years and I never regret it.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

Excellent food and service. Overpriced for what you get , but expected because it's in the Mandarin Oriental. Lunch menu and special are more reasonable price wise.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

We went to celebrate my Bf's birthday.The weather wasn't really helpful to create a nice atmosphere but even though we spent a great time there...We took a table outside and the rain just started when We requested the check.The food was really tasteful.We ordered an Octopus and Lomo Salteado both of them great options for a fancy dinner.It isn't overprice at all because the view and all the menu really deserve it.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

I recommend this restaurant because they have a good mixture between good food, excellent service and a great place! \nWe really enjoyed!!

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

Great place the service was not what i have seen at other la mar\nRestaurant.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

Very nicely prepared;

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

Tough hard patio chairs and a single spot, then needed a cell flashlight to read a poor color designed menu to start, with the waiter that needed to lean in to hear us yell over the ambiance noise, no music at all, just wasn't what we expected.The food was served in small plates and portions, but tasted well flavored and styled. I had better sized tacu tacu beef and arroz mariscos for half the price at other Peruvian spots. This is a one time place only, if you want a outdoor view, and a $9 ice drink, large windows to the bay, go for it in the day time.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

Very noisy, it felt more like a trendy bar (dj included) than a restaurant. Good was good but pricy and served in small portions

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

my food took forever but everything else was great!

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

The portion of the food were too small, but the service and the environment was awesome.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Food and service were outstanding.\nTheir Miami Spice Menu was great.\nI have been at this restaurant several times and I am never disappointed with their food nor their service. It is excellent in every way.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

One of the best views, and definitely the best pisco sour, in Miami!

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

One of the best views, and definitely the best pisco sour, in Miami!

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

I had been to this restaurant before and had really enjoyed it. This year it is the second, high end, restaurant that I go to during Miami Spice and both have been so disappointing! In La Mar the food portions were insanely small! The fish was like 3oz!!!! The appetizers where literally a spoon full each!! I had done MS before and all the restaurants had kept their original portions. They should at least disclose this, I rather spend more money and get a reasonable size meal. We had to order 2 more dishes. This was just my mom and I, we are both slim and watch what we eat; but this was beyond small servings! It was really annoying actually..

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Just one of the Best restaurants in South Florida. The view is the best in South Florida. Food and service excellent.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

The food at La Mar was very tasty, fresh, and flavorful. It's not the best meal that I've had in Miami. I think you can find less expensive delicious Peruvian food elsewhere, but if you're looking for a swanky night out or a place with ambiance, it's a very good choice. Our server wasn't very enthusiastic about telling us about the menu, but we most enjoyed one of the ceviches and the arroz de mariscos (seafood rice). We indulged in a beautiful cocktail and dessert each. If you're feeling like something sweet, dessert was very good, so GO FOR IT! I don't feel the need to go back to La Mar, but I would recommend it to others.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

The perfect combination for a lovely evening: enjoying tasting food with a wonderful landscape

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Highly recommend La Mar! Absolutely beautiful outdoor area with views and plenty of space to adventure around if you are waiting for a table! Amazing food - we went with all peruvian drinks and entrees. The salmon and beef was incredible, as well as our peruvian cocktails (I can't remember the name). Our server was extremely attentive and the food came so fast. I highly, highly recommend for a date night, special occasion or any kind of dinner.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

great food: a five star meal on a three star budget MIAMI SPICE is the best deal in town

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

This was the third time I have dined at La Mar. I have never been disappointed. I was in a real time constraint because of meetings and informed the maitre d' of that. The wait staff was very accommodating and attentive to my schedule yet still managed to bring me a dazzling meal well served. The salmon cebiche and the grouper with tamarind sauce were spectacular. I did not have time for dessert this visit but before the desserts were wonderful. Highly recommended. The entire staff was helpful and pleasant.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

My favorite Sunday brunch \nGreat food, good service and awesome view

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

It is a beautiful spot, inside and outside. Great food and excellent attention\nWill go there again

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

Had a wonderful time at this restaurant. The ceviches were incredible, food with nice presentations and complex flavors, and they had really nice drinks around pisco variations. The food was reasonably priced, with a wide range of price tags, and affordable options for each course. And they have a view that can't be bet!!

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

It is regrettable that restaurants feel that they must provide a very noisy environment in order to maintain a reputation for popularity. What could have been a lovely dinner at La Mar with a couple of friends visiting from Chicago who we hadn't seen for months, turned out to be a shouting match in order to be heard over the noise from conversations in closely packed tables, all of whom were trying to be heard over the din of loud piped-in music. This detracts from the food, the service and the ambiance. As much as we enjoyed all of these, we're unlikely to return.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

I went for the first time for my birthday..... And from the moment my boyfriend and I walk we had the best service. Waiting for the table was almost none existent and getting the waiter to the table was almost immediately. Our server had great knowledge on their menu and he recommended great options base on our taste. The food was just amazing. It totally surpass my expectations. I'm so happy I picked this place to celebrate my birthday.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

Good service

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Our waited was very accommodating. The staff friendly and welcoming

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Outstanding flavors in every meal. Outstanding flavors in every meal.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

When the waiter says to chose something else because that dish is nothing special, it already says everything about the food, nothing special!

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 30 2018

Not bad but nothing special. The food was a little too spicy for me. The service was nice though.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

The food was great. Seating was nice. We had to ask again for outdoor seating although it was supposed to be in the reservation. I called to make sure. Our server ¿Ricardo? was great. I'd like to know his name so I can request him next time. He was very courteous and every course was flawless. It was great outside nice enough to talk and have a nice lunch.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

Too noise delicious and gourmet peruvian food , excellent service the waiters were kind and showed really interest to feel us confortables

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 30 2018

Music was too loud, even though we frequently asked them to lower it, they said they couldn't. we had to scream to hear each other.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

The food was incredible! Wonderful flavor.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Great food, had to wait more than 30 minutes even with reservation. The music was too loud for my taste.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

This is not your average hotel restaurant. The food is outstanding and the service is impeccable. I recommend you start your meal with a pisco sour to enjoy a true Peruvian experience. I have been there twice in the past 6 months and we have ordered based on the waiters recommendations. We were not disappointed.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

Given the reputation of Peruvian food and Gaston, the food experience was a complete let down. I have been to Tanta in chicago and I find it to be much better food-wise.\n\nThe empanadas were outstanding including the aji de gallina in the empanada is rather genius and it was also delicious. The plancha carretilla is designed and cooked rather dry; however, it had good taste as expected.\nThe arroz con mariscos was terrible. Unpleasantly salty that did not allow to enjoy the seafood in the dish. We did not finish the dish and went straight for dessert. \n\nLa lucuma y el cholocate was good. The andes grains on top of the mousse was the perfect touch.\n\nAt least, the pisco sours were the best we have had, here, in the United States but that too was expected.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

La Mar is one of our favorites ever since it opened. Consistent quality and creative food, solid service, great atmosphere (if pretty noisy on the weekend nights).

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Loved it all, our waiter had a great smile! Will definitely come back

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Great restaurant in mandarin oriental. Sat outside with a beautiful view of the Miami skyline. Interesting Peruvian inspired dishes. Overall great experience.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Good food, beautiful view, awesome service.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

I love the place and its decoration. Location and amazing views made this lunch unique. Nevertheless, we came for the Miami Spice special. I think the restaurant should improve the Menu for Miami Spice, it should have at least two good options so the guests enjoy the food as long with the view and want to come back.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Great place , snacking staff and delicious food I go twice a month

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 30 2018

OK food, slow and bad service\nMy wife and I went on Wednesday night and were very disappointed. \n\nOrdered two appetizers and the two entrees at the same time. \n\nMy appetizer came first and my wife's 10 minutes later! \n\nMain course took almost 20 minutes to arrive even though we put the order together with the appetizers. Again, my main course came first and my wife's 10 minutes later!! And it was grilled fish that take just a few minutes to cook!!! With all the wait we were not even hungry anymore. I had to start eating before my wife got her food because mine was getting cold. We basically ate separately...\n\nThe waiter never apologized for bringing all the food at the wrong time. During the time we were waiting he never came to check on us and keep us updated. By the way, they charged us with 18% tip for a table of 2 and with lousy service. I didn't dispute it because I didn't want to ruin the night even more with an argument with the manager. \n\nI've been to La Mar in Lima, Bogota and San Francisco. First and last time I go in Miami. \n\nFood was just OK, nothing to be crazy about. Service way below acceptable, especially for a high end restaurant but even for a neighborhood second-class joint

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Came in March not knowing fully how amazing La Mar is. Came again this evening for a special occasion and it was even better. all the staff from hostess to busser are on point! Great service all around with cuisine to match.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

The food excellent the service from Andiny was amazing we recommend this restaurant to people like fusion food

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

The best peruevain food with amazing presentation. With very high quality of fresh ingratiats

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

La Mar features both indoor and outdoor dining areas, and I am sure my experience would have been superior if I'd been more patient and waited for an outdoor table. The restaurant interior decor is not particularly noteworthy, I remember a lot of dark wood, and the music being played by the restaurant was VERY loud, so with conversations around us, the noise level was challenging. Having to shout to converse across a table is not conducive to a romantic dinner, so the quality of the food was almost incidental to the overall experience. At an outdoor table, we would have been free of the loud background music and crowd noise, plus enjoyed the lovely views of the downtown Miami skyline. So word to the wise, eat outdoor on the patio to really get the best experience. \n\nAs for the food, it was all I'd heard about and more. We started with empenadas, which were plumb with rich flavorful chicken, pecans and manchego cheese in crispy fried wraps drizzled with aji sauce, zesty and piquant. For her entree, my girlfriend (who is Peruvian) had the lamb chops, three nicely- portioned chops which had been grilled beautifully to her requested medium rare, and served on a bed of beans and other vegetables. She liked the peppery heat of the vegetable mix. I am newer to Peruvian food, so I ordered the national staple Lomo Saltado. My meal of grilled steak and french fries with onions and tomatoes had a slightly Asian hint because of the soy-based brown sauce, but the meat was great, the potatoes were crisp and salty, all the different flavors balanced nicely against the simple white rice. \n\nPeruvian cuisine has gained international recognition and Gaston Acurio's La Mar represents the best of it very well. But atmosphere is part of the experience and my choice of where to sit this time detracted from the meal. I look forward to going back to enjoy such delicious food at a table on their patio, where I expect the setting will match the quality of the food.

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 30 2018

Knowing that miami is humming with the boat show and arts fair we decided to have an early Valentines dinner.First ,our table was not ready.so we waited at the bar and waited since there was only one bartender for the whole restaurant.service was cordial but we had a tag team meal. First my wife's appetizer when she finished they brought my appetizer.then while finishing my first course they brought my meal.I then had to ask for my wife's entree the server apologized.we asked is this a sharing menu?our server said yes.well you should had let us know.nice young man but not sure they know what they are doing .on the plus side the food was very good.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Food, View and Drinks great. Service was good, but since we finish desert waitress tried to make us leave bringing the bill and do not offering us nothing else to drink.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Excellent upscale Peruvian food with exceptional flavors. The best part is the scenic view and the service. Everybody was aware of my special occasion celebration from the beginning.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Great food and welcome for our anniversary \nThanks\nFor the dessert 😊

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Amazing first time! Mohamad was a great server and everyone was really excellent! Above and beyond

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

Lovely inside table overlooking the bay, too hot to sit outside, as several tables tried it and reversed course. We chose small plates and found it just enough. However, my grilled plate over mashed potatoes was a mixed bag -- spicy potatoes, overcooked chicken livers and hearts, nicely done sweetbreads. We liked their designer cocktails and they had decent wines by the glass. Iffy on going back though since we had better Peruvian food at another place nearby.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Excellent ambiance, terrific food with great service! Grilled prawns and the ceviche trio were outstanding. Dining by the ocean is big plus. Gets noisy inside after 9:00pm.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

Amazing causa, and ceviche.. Great service, bit slow. Bland Pisco sour. Chef amazing .

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

We eat at fine restaurants all over the world and this rates right up there with the best meals I've ever had.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

Not for kids. Not for family. The menú is very stricted And they cant change

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

Sunday brunch awesome! A lot of things to try and everything was excellent! I didn't drink wine but cocktails were amazing!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

EXCELLENT SERVICE, DELICIOUS FOOD, ROMANTIC VIEW, SERVER SUPER FRIENDLY AND MANAGERS super-trained, very polite, friendly, with good attitude and always available to help.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Amazing food and a great views !

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

EXCELLENT!!! I always try to dine at upscale restaurants that I have never eaten at before. I have dined at some of the best restaurants in Miami, Los Angeles and Las Vegas. This restaurant is at the top of my list. Excellent, unique dishes. Everyone agreed that the food was phenomenal. Service was excellent and dining on the outdoor terrace provided a nice water front atmosphere.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

The location was great, in the heart of downtown Miami. Food was very good. Extensive menu showcasing Peruvian cuisine.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Absolutely Fabulous

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 30 2018

The restaurant was well recommended, great view of Miami. But I'm torn between the great food, views and the lack of organization within the restaurant. We were seated in a small table right in the middle of the waiters pathway, between a large group and the sushi type bar. Strange! Very noisy!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

We had such a wonderful meal at La Mar. Really one of our best dining experiences ever. Everything was extraordinarily delicious - interesting innovative flavors - beautiful presentations. If you like fish - ceviche, tiradito and the like you must go to La Mar. The salads were excellent also. The atmosphere is beautiful as well. We sat outside on the water and it was gorgeous. The service was outstanding also. Everyone was friendly and helpful.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

Second time here in the last month. Food is spectacular, and service almost does enough to negate the entire experience.\nFirst time, the wait staff takes all the plates off the table when a member of the party is still eating. \nSecond time, not only did they remove the plates while someone was still eating, but they also brought the dessert to the rest of the table before the last person finished their entree! Who does that, and more importantly who is training and overseeing the wait staff?

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Exciting food blending Peruvian recipes with Miami flair. Come at sunset and book an outside table for a sparkling skyline view. The Pisco Sours are better than in Peru! Very original cuisine.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

La Mar is one of my favorites in Miami. Great food, great people, nice view. It has the total package! It is simply awesome.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Probably one of the best kitchens in Miami!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Miami Spice lunch menu was wonderful. Service excellent and amazing view from outside patio.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

The food was outstanding. Everything was cooked perfectly and with a lot of flavor. Some places are expensive and not at all worth the money but this place was

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

The best in Miami

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Exelent location great and costumer services isgreat

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Everything was perfect, the food the place, I love Gaston Acurio!!!!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

The rocoto relleno was up there with the best things we've ever eaten.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Everything was perfect

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

Come here for Sunday brunch. You won't be disappointed!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

If you want to experience Peruvian fusion food at its best...THIS IS THE PLACE FOR IT.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Excellent food, nice service but I couldn't get a table in the outside cause the rain

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Great experience!\nSat outside overlooking the water. Truly amazing meal.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

great enviroment,great view,great great staff,great food!!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

We dined here while staying at the Mandarin on the last night of our honeymoon. The food was innovative, exciting and delicious. The house specialty cocktails were fun and interesting and just as delicious as the food. The service was friendly and attentive without being intrusive. We will definitely go back if we are ever in Miami.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

This was the second time we have gone to brunch there and it still is amazing!!!\nTruly love it! The food is amazing!!! The service is great! and the drinks even better!\nAbsolutely recommend it.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

MY WORDS ARE BEST BRUNCH EVER. The food and drinks are fantastic!!!

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

Service was too lackadaisical for the level of the restaurant's pretensions. I've eaten at several other La Mar restaurants in Latin America and S. Francisco and they all had better service. The food, however, was up to the standards.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

The food is amazing, but they need to put more fans or mist machines outside because its really hot and humid during the summer in Miami. but if you sit inside you can't enjoy the view of the Miami River. The Syrian waiter was very kind and knowledgeable. The only unfortunate thing was that some ceviche ordered to go spilled on my shoe and pant leg and it was because the kitchen didn't close the container properly and the bartender didn't notice it so the liquid leaked out from the side of the bag. I was very disappointed that management did nothing to rectify this financially or at least in the way of an apology even after they were made aware of it via a phone call that same night. Unfortunately this seems common place in Miami even at fine dining establishments. I would come back, but their customer service is lacking.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

Pretentious restaurant with less than desired taste, presentation and old non maintained furniture

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Great food and fantastic view.i have been to the restaurant on several occasions and they are always consistent .

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

We enjoyed the restaurant very much. The scenic view was breathtaking. Our Waiter Carlos was very professional, friendly, knowledgeable of the menu, and a joy to be served by him.

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 30 2018

good food but a slow service while the restaurant was far from busy...

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

I ate at Le Mar with an associate from Peru....it was great food and true to his memories!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

The restaurant experience was phenomenal, the food was excellent and the service was impeccable. The views of the Miami skyline at sunset are breathtaking and great for a special celebration. Would definitely return.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Located at the Mandarin Oriental Brickell, this menu of Peruvian/Asian is not typical hotel fare. All dishes I sampled on the ExpressLunch menu were pleasantly, but not too, red pepper spiced. The view of Miami's Brickell skyline adds a cosmopolitan air to the setting.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Amazing food and service. I had the Miami spice lunch with a girlfriend and we were not disappointed. Small but decadently Delicious portions. \n\nAttention to detail...service above par...and the view...sign to die for. I may have to have more power lunched here and very very soon!\n\nhighlights the trio of appetizers with the salmon and causa being my favorites, next the salmon in coconut milk....\n\nyum yum deliciousness

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

One of my favorite restaurants in Miami. Excellent food and a stunning view of Miami from the patio.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

The food was very good, the service not as good as the food, but still good. The sommelier thinks he is a big shot but who cares? The ceviche, the causa, the anticuchos, everything really delicious. A great Pisco Sour and the best picarones. Had it not been for the loud, too loud, techno music, everything would have been really good. We almost wanted to leave half way through our dinner, that sound was horrendous.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Its perfect

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

Great meal, great service. A very unique menu that delivers

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 30 2018

Great place. Beautiful view. Service was not at that level\n\nWe celebrated a 20th year anniversary, which was detailed on our reservation; but attention was poor.. .\n\nBrought entrees a different time, one of them get cold so they bring it back to the kitchen to heat it. After that forgot to bring them at the same time.\nThis was a shame. The place and food are great, but must improve the poor service

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Excellent food only surpassed by the fantastic service and romantic view of the city at night

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 30 2018

The locations is great. The food i s not so hot and fhe service could improve

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 30 2018

It's not the real Peruvian food and is too expensive

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

We went for lunch. \nBeautiful view and the Miami spice menu is delicious. \nThe valet is complementary for 3 hours.\nYou have to go!

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 30 2018

The food was delicious, both the appetizer and the main dish. The octopus was tender and perfectly cooked and the taps were tasty. My grouper was delicious and well seasoned. The service was inadequate for a 4-5 star restaurant. Our server was not rude or impolite just not very attentive. Waiting almost 10 minutes for our drinks, was not acceptable and spoiled the rest of the evening. We had to ask a bus boy for the plantain chips that were on all the other tables as our server seemed to have forgotten about us. Overall, given the automatic gratuity of 18%, a restaurant of this caliber should deliver more and wow their clients. they did not and consequently, we will not be back.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

I had tried Picarones several times here and considered them the best out of Peru. But this time it was very disappointing to see they had sparkle powder sugar giving them a bitter flavor instead. Please just serve the Chancaca honey which is sweet enough and the real deal. Thank you.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Creative, enjoyable Peruvian, reflecting Japanese influence. All fish & seafood perfectly fresh. Desserts as interesting as other courses. Excellent, well-informed, but not overly intrusive sommelier. Only drawback -- server had too many tables and did not explain the menu until asked.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Vibrant atmosphere inside - beautiful views of the bay outside - menu was attractive and food was very sapid. . The waiter was very helpful in recommending items

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 30 2018

I so want to give La Mar 5 stars all the way around but i cannot. Here are some points , \n* the Pisco sours 5 stars\n* food 2 stars, I can get much better food on the corner Peruvian restaurant in Miami\n* the service 1 1/2 stars, the server was barely around and i always had to wave him over.\n* ambiance and scenic views of downtown Miami 5 stars.\n\nBeautiful place but food and service need to improve greatly. I understand trying to make fusion type food but with Peruvian food you do no justice trying to do this.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

WONDERFUL EXPERIENCE IN THE HEART OF MIAMI. VERY VERY GOOD FOOD ON WHICH NOBODY COULD CRITIZE ANYTHING, POINT PERFECT. VERY NICE OUTDOOR.\nVERY GOOD SERVICE AND A VERY NICE AMBIANCE. PERFECT NIGHT.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Excellent food!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

This restaurant has an amazing view. I was celebrating my anniversary with my wife. We had a seat on the terrace with a view of the Miami skyline. Our waiter was vey nice. The food is what's best. I'd recommend this to anyone. The lady at the bar was trying to oversell us. We waited there while our table got ready. Otherwise everything else was amazing. Food delivery took a while. But was fresh!

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 30 2018

The HOST was very helpful, she help me with my party of 7 to have an outdoor table \nService during the dinner was slow and the waitress not so careful\nOut door tables need more light , you can't see the food\nNot my favorite Peruvian restaurant for ceviche ...\n very good the Olivo ceviche\nIn general good

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

Excellent food!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

I have never had a bad meal at La Mar. One of my favorite restaurants in Miami. Make sure to get the whole fish, a ceviche sampler, the lomo saltado and some deserts!

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 30 2018

It was my first time at the restaurant at i wanted to treat my wife to a nice aniversary dinner, i heard really good things about the restaurant but i found my self very disapointed when every plate my wife asked for 'was out of stock' they didnt have anything that night, we finally ended ordering 'la plancha' and when the course was taken to the table with the octopus completely carbonized. Unfortunately for me, my wife was the first to try it and it filled her pallet with charcoal taste and could not enjoy the rest of the dinner. We advised the waiter and we asked him to bring us a new plate. We paid for the whole dinner and left a great tip which came to about $220. on our way out i pulled the manager aside and explained to him about our experience he didnt seem to care much about what we had to say and made an exuse about having to serve too many people that day 'for that matter close the restaurant if you are not going to hold your standard' regarding the burnt food he did not offer to take it of the bill or even try to complement anything for the terrible experience instead he just gave us his card and said good night. Mr. Gabor Kovacs was the manager and unfortunately i dont see how a restaurant can opperate that way. Its a shame because it is a great location and has great potential. I do have to aplaud the bar tenders, we purchased a bottle of wine at the bar and they gladly transferred it over to the table in order to make it easier for us. but over all i just wished we would have had a manager that really focused on customer service.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

Come on, it's Peruvian food. Peruvians would laugh at the prices and the portions. Is it good? Sure. But I'm still cringing at the tasting portions and the prices attached to them.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

The food, and in particular the ceviches were terrific. Excellent piscosour too. A bit too loud and thus hard to hear yourself let alone your table friends but we can all shout and that worked well.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

The service was great! The whole experience, 10 points. We got the brunch, the food was incredible, the view is one of the most greatest in Miami, really nice for a special occasion.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

The Express Lunch Menu provides a fantastically priced introduction to the spirit of Peruvian food culture.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

We had such a great time, the view was nice and the food was delicious. Service was very good . We went there for a Sunday brunch with the family.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Been here a few times before and it never fails to deliver. Was a busy night and the atmosphere was great. We had a super server who recommended several dishes, they turned out as good as he said they would. Friendly efficient staff and great food!! Will be back soon.

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 30 2018

Disappointing experience. Tried it after reading several newspaper write-ups but found the menu was not up to par with other high end Peruvian restaurants.\nOur seafood selections had too little seafood and too much rice and a dish described as a seafood stew was creamy and heavy and not our interpretation of a stew.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

The food was fantastic and the placr is spot on amazing. Perfect place for romantic dates and beautiful views. Strongly recommended if you haven't been. Btw must try the salmon and the cheviche, spectacular.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

A true gem. The brunch selection was fantastic and our waiter made our first time very special.

1.0
Poor
Dined Apr 30 2018

Had dinner here a year ago and were amazed by the experience, has declined a lot, too much success? Any average peruvian delivery will be similar. Will look for a better peruvian next time.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

I found this place on Yelp while visiting Miami for the first time. This place was excellent. First time having Peruvian food. Nicholas the waiter was great. He helped us navigate the menu and narrow down our choices. The service was great. The view at night was amazing. The food was amazing. All around excellent experience and highly recommended.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Restaurant of high quality food and exepcional views of miami...

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Enjoyed brunch at La Mar, the food was spot on. The ceviches and tiraditos were presented nicely on the buffet, fish fresh, only wished they had a spicy option as some of us locals like the heat. The other options on the brunch were great as well, anticuchos, chaufa aureopuerto, lomo saltado, all of it. The drinks were spectacular, especially the pisco sour and the lychee champagne.\nThe service was almost flawless. Two of the glasses the drinks came in were cracked and one of them was stained of lipstick. The server was excellent but his assitant (water mostly) seemed to be having an off day/rough day, it happens to all of us, but it was quite noticable.\nOverall it was a nice brunch and will return again.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

Just doesn't taste like real Peruvian cuisine

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 30 2018

Despite we have booked a table, we waited for more than 30 minutes to sit down

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

The best Peruvian style food I have had in a long time. The drinks are a little bit overpriced, but the view and the food are exceptional! \n\nRecommend for first dates or anniversaries.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

It was great, other than waiting longer than i thought we would for getting helped at our table, it was a freat experience

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

My favourite restaurant in Miami. They just need to improve the service

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Excellent place. Dishes well prepared. Exotic tastes.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

Been here many times and usually it's great but tonight the service was terrible and the pacing of the food all wrong.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

I was there for a business meal and the setting was perfect. The patio and views were perfect and just the right amount of energy and nature! We were greeted by the valet right through to the restaurant perfectly. \nThe evening was a social business meeting so there was generous conversation over drinks before ordering food. Many restaurants fail to recognize the first cocktail is before food! So don't rush the food before the first cocktail is well underway. Simple test, ask the guest about their desired pace. The wait person was hovering around our table before and during the first drink, it was obvious. The party was being social and introducing themselves. When we acknowledged her; 'did you want to tell us something' she replied: 'for a while now'. This comment was not lost on anyone at the table and eyes rolled. She completely missed the mark for superior service. The service never matched the food...all too common. Too bad for the back of the house!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

We had an excellent dining experience at La Mar. Highly recommended!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

The best always amazing

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Food was delicious ,on point and freshest seafood and delicious desert

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

This place was great, amazing food in addition to great view. Staff was very helpful and friendly.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Excellent experience

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Excellent brunch, great ambiance

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Great Food loved it ! One of the best in MiamiMiami.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

I don't eat seafood, but didn't think much of it when I made the reservation because I always find something to order at any restaurant, so I went with my friends, then realized there wasn't much for me on the menu. It was either seafood or red meat, so they substituted the beef with chicken in my order which I thought was nice; however, it was a little salty and the seasoning they used was more for beef than chicken. I ate some and my friends ate the rest. They loved what they ordered. The presentation was excellent but my food was mediocre since it wasn't seafood--their specialty.\nThe only thing I didn't like was, after we ate dessert, they brought the bill immediately without us asking for it, and seemed like they REALLY wanted to flip the table asap. \nWe paid a lot of money, so I excepted a better service. After all, we didn't go to a diner! \nFor people that aren't used to excellent services, it will be ok, but since I'm used to better service and food, I don't care to go back.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

We went to La Mar for our anniversary. Service was excellent and the ambiance is beautiful. Our dinners were good but not great. We've had South American foods many times and were familiar with some Peruvian dishes. One issue is that my wife is allergic to cilantro which is in many Latin dishes. Most restaurants have been able to work around this issue, but she found herself limited to less than 10% of the menu. I had one of the Asian influenced dishes (Chifa) found in Peru. It was very good but not as flavorful as I've previously experienced.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Love the food presentation and taste, super yummy! Great service!

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

We had a great time at La Mar, the food was absolutely delicious and I loved the smaller plates to start off the meal the right way - only critique I would say, being that my guest and I are both servers in the food and beverage industry, our server could have been slightly more explanatory on the food & drink list.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Great experience! Food is phenomenal and Christian was a great waiter who helped us chose the best dishes

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

La Mar is always consistant on the food, everything is delicious all the time, we love this place and the view is unbeatable. Super fresh ceviche and service always great!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

It's a great place to have a great dinner, even with friends or in a romantic plan, a gourmet and delicious food, you have to prove Pisca (the national Peru's drink). A very nice view and ambiance.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

This place is beautiful! The bar was a great place to start. We enjoyed expertly made cocktails of a cucumber martini and cosmopolitan. We then sat outside along the water for dinner. Spectacular view! The food is amazing. Fresh seafood and Peruvian fare. All delicious and beautiful to look at. Our server was kind enough to help us with choices. The grilled Prawns with Peruvian corn was outstanding! We'll be back for sure.

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 30 2018

We had been once before for lunch and everything was very enjoyable. We decide to take friends from out of town and were disappointed by the portions,the service and the flavor. The airport chaufa was horrible. My husband left most of it. $ 24 dollars for 4 cuasas the size of my pinkie is ridiculous for an appetizer that was meant for sharing. Never again.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Food, service and crowd was excellent. We will be back for-sure.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Amazing place, only problem is that balcony may not be guaranteed even w reservation . Otherwise is really great !!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Awesome Peruvian food view great views of the water. Must seat outside. Everything is excellent!

2.0
Mediocre
Dined May 1 2018

I am peruvian and enjoy dining in many peruvian restaurants. This restaurant is nice, good atmosphere, beautiful views but the food is not worth the price. We went for my mom's birthday and we were a group of 7. Ordered two different cebiches and although the fish is cooked with the lime, the additional items such as shrimp, calamari, octopus, is to be boiled and then added to the cebiches. Our shrimp and calamari were not cooked...therefore very chewy. We ordered two churrascos a lo pobre and we got two other types of steak (not churrasco). Each item on dish (steak, plantain, egg, and rice) was heavily seasoned and an overall flavor profile of being way too seasoned. The flavors didn't blend in nicely. additionally we ordered 3 express lunches that includes (3 small appetizers, 1 small-medium size entree and a dessert) $25/person. The appetizers include a crab causa which was delicious, a chicken anticucho with potatoes (chicken delicious - potatoes were slightly raw), and a pulpo al olivo (the olive sauce had way too much olives overwhelming the octopus). The entrees selected were pesto pasta with steak milanese and a seafood rice...both were good. The additional entrees selected by my group were the Snapper Chorrillana and the Lomo Saltado which were both good. We paid $400 for that meal....which is the reasoning why I wouldn't go back nor refer anyone to that restaurant. When you charge that much for food and have to worry about addressing discrepancies on the food, to me...it's not worth it. There should be someone checking quality of the food as it goes out.

3.0
Okay
Dined May 1 2018

Beautiful setting overlooking Brickell. Terrific service, great crudo apps and a fantastic scallop dish. Would return next time I'm in Miami

3.0
Okay
Dined May 1 2018

Great food, ambiance and service. The plates were very nicely presented and the food delicious. The portions were as described by the waiter. The views of Biscayne Bay and of the Brickell skyline are amazing.

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

Came here on my bachelorette weekend with a group of 5 girls. Ordered the dragonfruit ceviche, ham platter, cheese plate, seared scallops, watermelon on sticks, empanadas, and finished with the 'deconstructed' key lime pie. Everything was fresh with great presentation. Outstanding flavors. I loved that the hot dishes were actually hot in temperature. Best meal I've had so far this year!

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

Amazing food, service & location in a 5 star hotel? Yup, it's all at @mo_ma

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

We were a group of 7 on business dinner on a Tuesday night and the restaurant was packed. We sat outside by the bay; not only the views are great but the service and the food was outstanding. I work with very high end VIPs and they were all happy with the wine (they're all French so they really know wine) and the food was great - I'm Peruvian so I really know the food and I have been at other Gaston Acurio's restaurants so you could definitely tell they're fusion but they're so good, so well balanced and prepared that the 'fusion' doesn't matter, I enjoyed every bite and definitely appreciated the art and work put on each plate. We decided to have dinner 'family style' so we ordered every plate on the menu to try all of them...so when I say they were all good, they were all good!\nOnly tip, book your table in advance (we did).

3.0
Okay
Dined May 1 2018

Everything was good and the service was the best one.

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

Everything amazing from the food, service and a breathtaking view.. couldn't ask for a better place to spend a special occasion with my fiancée.

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

Food is always delicious, ambient is great and the service is excellent. Will keep dining there.

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

Excellent delicious, healthy food, if you want. Loved it here so much, we ate two breakfasts, one lunch and one dinner in a weekend. Service was top knotch too.

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

We loved the attention, the food, the place...everything was really great!\n\nI would recommend it all the time

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

Excelled food as always. Service is good but not brilliant. One of my favorite restaurant

3.0
Okay
Dined May 1 2018

Great atmosphere

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

Starting first on where it is located. This restaurant is located on one of the most luxurious hotels in Miami, the Mandarin Oriental. The outside dining experience is just overwhelming, having all of Brickell skyline in front of you. \nI made a reservation for me and my wife because of my brithday, and indeed, it will be unforgettable.

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

It was a night to remember, the staff was great! The view was beautiful ! And the food delicious!

3.0
Okay
Dined May 1 2018

One of my favorite Brunch's in Miami!

3.0
Okay
Dined May 1 2018

Great view and service. Food was mediocre at best. I had the limo Saltado. It was okay. More Chinese then Peruvian. I am not sure why these restaurants are so highly rated. Maybe people in Miami don't understand and have the palette for good food or maybe they are just tourists. \n\nRecommend Andina in Portland. 300 ticket to Portland. But one of the best Peruvian restaurant in the country. Trust me.

3.0
Okay
Dined May 1 2018

The terrace has a great view to Miami Brickell area and there's a walking and jogging bay path passing right at the side if the terrace, so the ambient couldn't be better.\n\nFood is Peruvian and tastes really good. Drinks too, although wines were pricey. I bought the cheapest whine wine bottle in the menu and worked quite well.

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

Loved La Mar, food was amazing as the views and decor. Such a great experience chef Diego really is talented and the team at the Mandarin know what they are doing!

2.0
Mediocre
Dined May 1 2018

waiters shall recommend ammount of food ; we have ordered too much; also smoking outside next to the parking lot not ok for what you charge , specially having a terrace

3.0
Okay
Dined May 1 2018

Awesome food as always, perhaps just make the food a little less salty/saucey? And awesome music!!! As for the service, I understand the sentiment that automatic gratuity may be needed in a city like Miami, where foreigners almost outnumber locals and may not all be accustomed to tipping. Regardless, automatic gratuity means much less incentive for the waiters to do well. For example, when we told the waiter we would like to split our check, he told us reluctantly that it would take him 20 min to do so... basically telling us he didn't want to do it (unless that is true, and how can splitting a check in a supposedly organized restaurant take so long???). We ended up having to do a bunch of calculations on paper... and it just made everything a lot more complicated. I understand that splitting may seem less than classy in high-end restaurants, but come on, what are groups of people that prefer to dine out a lot supposed to do? Pay for your friends, or don't dine out?

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

Everything was amazing: food, service, view. But it was too loud, we had to yell to each other.

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

We went to La Mar by Gaston Acurio to finish our trip to Miami with very high expectations and we weren't dissapointed. We were first sitted inside, but then our waiter moved us to the terrace when a table was available, a very pleasant surprise. We enjoyed the dinner very much and everything was exceptional. I would totally recommend this restaurant.

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

The food was wonderful. The atmosphere outside on the patio was excellent. They were especially wonderful with children

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

Everything was amazing! The view, The food And service! Great experience!

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

La Mar by Gaston Acurio lives up to its name - top notch food, service and location. I would recommend it hands down to anyone seriously interested in world-class cuisine. I have just one observation - on Saturdays the ambience is quite different than on weekdays (crowded, loud music, etc.) so the experience is accordingly different.

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

Great location and great flavor. Nice spot for a romantic dinner, and probably best views of Miami. Lack of parking disappointing, Valet is expensive.

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

My husband and I go out to dinner regularly and I can't remember a more unique menu or more delicious food. I was raving about the meal for the next few days. La Mar may be my new favorite Miami restaurant.

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

The entire meal was delicious. We ate our entrees family style so we could try lots of different items.

3.0
Okay
Dined May 1 2018

Food was outstanding\nService was mediocre and remote from what it is basically expected to be in such a place\nBooking experience was awful

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

I thought this was the best $$ I spent on my visit to Miami. WELL WORTH IT!

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

I was surprised by the variety and care they put on Sunday Brunch.\n\nThis buffet will give you a great idea of what is Peruvian Cuisine. Dishes carefully chosen and prepared with true accuracy to the Peruvian tradition.\n\nService was great and can't wait to come back soon.\n\nI am Peruvian and a foodie too! I loved it.

1.0
Poor
Dined May 1 2018

Th music was too loud. Even with appoitment it was imposible to diner outside. Food wasn't good and pretty expensive. I wouldn't come back.

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

Breathtaking view on downtown. Excellent food and dishes presentation. A must do in Miami for foodies.

3.0
Okay
Dined May 1 2018

The meat was better than anything. I had the beef skewers and they were dlicious. They came with some potatoes I believe with a smoked flavor. .it was delicious. They suggested an appetizer special with caviar and shrimp cocktail, we thought we would try it. It was the smallest 2 bites of our lives!!!not worth the $25 plus tax.. my daughters french fries were cold and not fresh!! , I make a better grilled cheese! ! I am not sure how I feel. We've had better meals as an overall experience. My husbands and my dish did taste fresh but I just don't see what all the fuss is about.

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

The chef owner has a restaurant in chicago which we enjoy. The menu is totally different and fabulous. Hard to beat in any area!

2.0
Mediocre
Dined May 1 2018

hoping to avoid the south beach mayhem i tried la mar. the noise level of this restaurant was worse than anything i experienced on south beach. i would suggest eating outside only as the inside noise level makes a conversation impossible. In addition i don't see any need for a DJ at a restaurant this small. food was good not spectacular. you can do a lot better elsewhere in miami. its a shame because the property is beautiful

3.0
Okay
Dined May 1 2018

For our dinner at La Mar, it was just unforgettable!\nWith a scenic view outdoors on the terrace overseeing the Brickell Bay, we started with their signature cocktail Lychee Caipirinha. Food is worth its price. Strongly recommend its home-made dessert coconut ice cream!\nRegarding their service, the waitress was pretty friendly and helpful in explaining the menu.\nAs further into the late night, there was a big group seated next to us. This made a lot of noise and crowded space.\nFor the rest, both of us did enjoy the entire dining experience and would definitely recommend it to our friends.

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

The food was on point. And the grat servuce made it all even better. The view everything was perfect. Harold was out waiter and he was great. I highly recomend it for an outdoor romantic special occation

2.0
Mediocre
Dined May 1 2018

We didnt like The food, disappinted

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

If you like Peruvian Fusion, there is no better. \nThe bar is great the food is outstanding !! The setting which is right on the bay is great ! and the prices are very reasonable considering both of my previous comments.

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

Absolutely incredible experience. Not only was the food incredible, but so were the cocktails. I would recommend this brunch to anyone and everyone!

3.0
Okay
Dined May 1 2018

The ladies at the reception area were negative. They told us that even if we had a reservation, we had to wait for 45 minutes for a table. We had invited a couple and their comment was quite embarrassing.

3.0
Okay
Dined May 1 2018

The restaurant is very, very good BUT the experience gets off on the wrong foot as reservations mean nothing. We arrived and were told that it would be a 50 minute wait - as were people arriving without reservations. We had to ask for a manager to get seated more quickly. I would suggest that they be more realistic on their scheduling.

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

the food was amazing and the service was good. Amazing view , very romantic setting.

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

Veryyy good

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

Went on a Saturday night with the family. Service was superb. Food was exquisite. Would definitely without a doubt go there again.

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

We had a great time, the food was very good, our waiter was very attentive, the ambiance was\nfenomenal. We loved the views of the Miami Skyline at night. Highly recommended.

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

Great place. Great Food. Great view of the city. Great service. Reasonable prices

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

Wonderful meal and beautiful setting

2.0
Mediocre
Dined May 1 2018

The restaurant is beautiful and clean. We went for breakfast, huge mistake. Brunch is so much better. Don't dress up. Everyone was wearing shorts and flip flops. Our food took a very long time. It was tasty though. I guess the service could have been better.

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

Chef Giancarlo is the best!!! Everything is delicious!!!

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

Nice ambiance, chill upbeat live dj music.\n\nExquisite food!\n\nBest drinks assortment for Sunday brunch.\n\nWill come back every Sunday if possible.

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

The food was just delicious! And the service was excellent. I took friends from out of town and they were thrilled. The food was high quality. Everything was delicious. The dessert (Picarones) was to die for!

3.0
Okay
Dined May 1 2018

Sadly nearly an hour wait for a table outside, which whilst was our preference on the original booking seems a very long time. Particularly also when it seemed there were empty tables, perhaps being held back for VIP's or something who knows...\n\nBar was full also and a lot of frustrated people hanging around by entrance waiting which seemed rather disorganised.\n\nFinally when seated however service was exceptional and well worth the wait as the food is amazing, quality ingredients, a huge amount of attention to detail in the presentation and flavours of the dishes.\n\nWould definitely return again but either sit inside or book an earlier sitting, as we booked for 9 but not seated until 10.

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

For sure will be back again. The views and ambiance gives and extra star.

3.0
Okay
Dined May 1 2018

Went just as soon as they were open. Seated quickly and service was efficient and friendly but not annoying.\n\nSeated outside on the deck with a lovely view. Best start to a morning I've had!

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

Amazing, attentive service. Great attention to detail by the chef. Pure artistry set in a beautiful location. Outside table was more romantic even though it was windy and a little cold.

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

It is The Perfect place for a Perfect food experience. The 'Salmón Fusión' is amazing. Definately is a 'must go' place in Miami.

3.0
Okay
Dined May 1 2018

The food tastes great; however, the portions are small. This combined with their high prices reduces the value IMO. I find CVI.CHE 105 a better bang for your buck. I must say that this restaurant is beautiful. The ambiance and views outside are spectacular. If you like Peruvian food and want to ball out one evening go for it.

3.0
Okay
Dined May 1 2018

Fabulous setting and very good service . Food was inventive but not always a home run. Only downside is we found it a bit pricey.

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

the best place I've ever been in my life, beautiful, romantic, and special service.

3.0
Okay
Dined May 1 2018

We've eaten here before and maybe this was an off night but u found the meal disappointing. I grew up in Miami but I don't speak Spanish. I'm always a little put off when I encounter a service person who speaks very poor English. We could not understand our waiter very well but worse we felt a degree of discrimination from him. He buzzed around tables nearby where diners spoke Spanish but had trouble getting his attention even to fill our water glasses. \n\nAs for the food, I had the cerviche clasico but even though the fish was tasty and fresh there was a glut of starchy Peruvian corn that overpowered the plate. In my opinion this was clearly filler that really wasn't very edible and simply balanced the lack of fish on the plate. \n\nHad the Grouper entree and found it drowned in sauce and again less fish and more starchy filler. This time mashed potatoes or palenta, I couldn't really tell, drowned in tons of barbecue sauce. \n\nAll in all a disappointment with a restaurant that was a longtime favorite of ours.

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

LOVED our visit to La Mar. Exquisite outdoor dining with excellent service. Food was divine. We enjoyed the crab with potatoes, ceviche, and the chimichurri steak. Our server, Yassar, was very helpful in selecting menu items for us. Highly recommend this beautiful restaurant!

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

Everything was excellent!

3.0
Okay
Dined May 1 2018

This was my second time at this restaurant and the food is outstanding. The one thing I dislike is that they do not honor your reservation time. This last time we had to wait over an hour to be seated.

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

The place was great and the attention of the staff was memorable. I brought a group of friends from Peru and they were impressed with the quality and flavor of the meal. AWESOME! I thought that for a dinner place, the sound of the music was just too high, it could have gone down a couple of notches. The server was a young lady, and I am sorry that I did not write down her name, but if you can get a message to her, she was the BEST. We will surely go back. Thank you.

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

My favorite restaurant in Miami!! Food is excellent, the views are amazing. They just need to improve the service.

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

One of the best brunches in miami

3.0
Okay
Dined May 1 2018

You must have a local US phone number to reserve a table. If you visit from abroad ask a friend if you can use their number....\nDesigners of this restaurant did not learn acoustics or did not use the principles to reduce noise levels inside.\nThe wine list could be better and the margins lower.

3.0
Okay
Dined May 1 2018

La Mar is a happening restaurant. A place to see and be seen. Very noisy but that really sets the scene for the high energy vibe. It is elegant in a very modern and young way. Food is Peruvian fusion. Lamb chops were amazing. Service excellent. We had three birthdays at our table and they brought out three amazing desserts, each with a burning candle. What fun!

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

Consistently one of the best restaurants in Miami, and by far, the best Peruvian. Never had a below excellent meal here, and when the weather is good, the best view in Miami.

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

Great food and service. All plates were delicious.

3.0
Okay
Dined May 1 2018

Food is excellent. The terrace is amazing. Service should be better. I'd recommend it.

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

Exceptionally delicious. Every bite pops in your mouth. Superb! We can't wait to go back. Pricey but worth it!

2.0
Mediocre
Dined May 1 2018

The scallops were delicious, but the sweet potato garnish was dry and flavorless. Grilling the wagyu so hard -- while it sort of makes sense with the Japanese-Peruvian theme -- was basically a waste of such tender beef and ours definitely didn't come medium-rare as we were told Chef recommends. The crab was really only OK. The chimichurri overwhelmed what would have otherwise been an excellent meat -- and at $70 for the plate was ridiculously overpriced. The choclo was fresh and would have been delicious with the cilantro pesto if the cilantro had been fresher and the oil not so cheap. Unfortunately, one scallop and a few kernels of oversized corn don't make up for the rest of a basically disappointing meal. \n\nThe decor here is gross. It looks like an airport Marriott. Brown speckled plates, tacky flat teal fish-scale tile everywhere like it's a public beach bathroom . . . the view was completely covered by textured shades and not as nice as the website makes it look at all, anyway. \n\nThe waiter forgot our nigiri and when we asked, he acted like he had no idea we asked for it -- but then we had to remind him to take it off the bill. We waited twenty minutes between the scallops and the Wagyu with no wine . . . I finally asked the busgirl to get our waiter. \n\nAnd when we arrived the person who set our table and poured our water was in a filthy apron and dirty cheap polo. \n\nMight have gotten more of a thrill from just burning a couple of hundreds with a lighter and then spending fifty bucks on some crab and a cut of beef at Publix.

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

Great ceviches , tiraditos , and meats , A delicious trendy restaurant , on the magnificent Mandarin Oriental Miami . A restaurant that definitely deserves many returns . A great dark ambiance with woody interior and a beautiful city light from the building and water back ground

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

This place is amazing the service the food the ambiance was amazing is kind of pricy but you get what you for envoy

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

Amazing causas and the salmon curry was a wonderful surprise

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

La Mar by Gaston Acurio keeps with the high standard of quality (food, cocktails, services, etc.) that has characterized his restaurants. It's sad that Mexico City's location closed a few years ago.

3.0
Okay
Dined May 1 2018

Lovely food, pricey and noisy restaurant though. I recommend they change the style and volume of the music they play. I would not go here on a romantic date.

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

My husband and I were in town from Texas for the weekend and made reservations to eat at La Mar on Friday evening. I had only read reviews and info on Open Table. We arrived on time and were seated within 5 minutes. We were a little disappointed when they sat us at the Cebiche bar and were told we would have to wait 30 minutes for a regular table. We went ahead and sat there (side by side) anyway since I'm 30 weeks pregnant and didn't want to wait. We would have liked something a little more romantic and comfortable, but the service and food made up for the short coming of the seating arrangement. Our server was very prompt and knowledgeable about drink pairings and the menu. We had the Criollo cebiche and Conchitas to start - both amazing!! We shared the CHURRASCO A LO POBRE and it was cooked perfect. All the flavors of the steak, banana, egg, and sauces mixed perfectly. We finished with dessert - LA LUCUMA Y EL CHOCOLATE. After dinner we took a walk along the water next to the hotel to top off the perfect evening. We talked about it the rest of the weekend. I would highly recommend this restaurant if you are looking for fabulous food in the Miami area. We can't wait to go back!!

3.0
Okay
Dined May 1 2018

Amazing views of the city. The food was good but nothing outstanding (slightly above average).

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

This is a great restaurant. Rather than getting 1 main entree each, my wife and I shared numerous small plates on the menu and loved them all! The coconut/pineapple dessert seriously had to be one of the best tasting desserts ever!

3.0
Okay
Dined May 1 2018

Wonderful food & service!\nWish I could live near this restaurant!

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

breathtaking atmosphere , superb location , great food . The bill is fair considering the terrace , the service is not at the local level . I can not wait to come back

3.0
Okay
Dined May 1 2018

The food and service were excellent. We were a group of eight and a baby and the staff was very attentive to our needs. The experience was so good that we repeated the following night.

2.0
Mediocre
Dined May 1 2018

This restaurant tries to be sophisticated and snobbish place but in a noisy space and regular environment. When I visit any restaurant it is very important to me an identity but this one is going in 2 different ways about they provide and charge and ambiance, the food is very good, but prices and qty portions awful, \n\nDesserts are excellent in each account, I could come back only for this.\n\nClassic Ceviche was good, but only contentiveof 5 small cubes of fish, guys, this is not a nuclear restaurant, same with the anticuchos, the food quality is good but completely overpriced, I felt in a cooking demonstration, a demo.\n\nThe desserts are completely different, perhaps the best of Miami and in accordance with a dessert, we tried three different and I can not tell you what is best.\n\nthe service was very good

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

The real Modern Peruvian Flavor. Fish and seafood wounderfoul prepare and very fresh.\nThe octopus olive ceviche was fantastic. The King Crab Causa was incedible fresh and full of flavor. The Rice with Camarones and Seafood was superb all the Peruvian taste in a plate.\nCongratulations excelent experience.

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

I've been to La Mar in San Francisco so I knew to expect good food. And I was not disappointed. The food was excellent. Our large party tried several items from the menu, all of them outstandingly prepared. I am a bit far away in Broward but will definitely make the trip again to Miami to dine there.

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

Unique location and view, food is great, good for a romantic dinner.

2.0
Mediocre
Dined May 1 2018

This was the worst service we ever had in Miami. The waiter was not attentive and will walk away as you are placing the order. After finishing the appetizers, it took him 30 minutes to come to ask for the rest of the order.We were four people and he finally brought only 3 entrees and the 4th one took another 20 minutes. Finally, we call the manager to complain and all he did was give us his card in case we wanted to come back. Don't waste your money here, there are plenty of restaurants in Miami where the service is excellent. The Food was mediocre.

2.0
Mediocre
Dined May 1 2018

Decent food, server came to our table probably every 30 to 45 minutes, maybe to avoid refilling the unlimited cocktails, way to long of a wait between courses.

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

We were delighted to have dined at La Mar both for breakfast and dinner during our stay at the Mandarin Oriental over New Years. The chicken sausage and smoked salmon were wonderful. Our dinner consisted of four shared traditional Peruvian plates (pictures were taken due to the exquisite plating design) and dessert. Ambiance and waitstaff were extemely excellent. We cannot wait to return in the near future.

3.0
Okay
Dined May 1 2018

The food, service, ambiance were all amazing. The only hiccup of the night was they were out of one of the dishes I wanted so I had to order something else. Although the other dish was fantastic I was bummed they didn't have the ceviche I wanted.

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

I have been here now 3 times and I highly recommend it. It is a gourmet Peruvian food made with such flare. Everything from their Piscos to the ceviche is out of this world. \nIt is a higher end place but well worth it. Always get a table outside as the view is awesome.

3.0
Okay
Dined May 1 2018

I had extremely high expectations for a restaurant by Gaston Acurio. I was kind of disappointed. Don't get me wrong the food was good and the location is excellent. But it is not much different than what I've had in other places.

2.0
Mediocre
Dined May 1 2018

The buffet brunch was tasty with plenty of variety but overpriced at $120.

2.0
Mediocre
Dined May 1 2018

Excellent food, ambience and views, poor service

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

The criolla yellow tail was an amazing dish the food there was fantastic do recommend service was ok wasn't the best but it's ok I guess the view was nice

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

This brunch has no rivals. No brunch has ever been on this level\nprior to this we'd brunched at one of the name restaurants in The Fontainebleau,that was third world dog food compared to rthis brunch.\nbrunch in the form of culinary art.

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

Great vibe, music, able to have a conversation and most importantly interesting and delicious food. Service

3.0
Okay
Dined May 1 2018

I am peruvian, so I came to this restaurant with high expectations. My expectations were not met as I have eaten better quality food for a lesser price. The food was good. Don't misinterpret me. I was simply expecting more. Also, if I am going to pay 9 dollars for a glass of chicha morada, then the drink better not lose its flavor victim to dilution from the ice melting. And that is exactly what happened! The chicha lost its flavor due to having too much ice in the glass. I know that putting ice is a way for restaurants to cut on costs (adds unnecessary volume to a drink), but if I am paying 9 dollars for it, then you better not try to be cheap on me and put so much ice. The dessert menu lacked variety and the desserts I tried were not even that tasty.

3.0
Okay
Dined May 1 2018

The food was delicious and it was ready surprisingly quick. The only reason why I do not give a 5-star was because of our waiter. He seemed to forget us too often. Another waitress brought us water more than 3 times before our waiter came to take our order.

3.0
Okay
Dined May 1 2018

Great restaurant,great location,great food,highly recommended!

2.0
Mediocre
Dined May 1 2018

Disappointed because the dishes were not to the standard as when you done at La mar in Lima . Everything I've tried was underwhelming . Service was good .

3.0
Okay
Dined May 1 2018

loved this restaurant. the food is always great and the place has a beautiful view, specially from the terrace. Recommend having a Pisco Sour. Also like that the noise level allows for a conversation

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

Amazing restaurant. The food was delicious, staff very attentive, drinks very well prepared and great atmosphere. I would definitely recommend it to anyone and will be coming back!

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

Excellent food, service and ambiance...but just a little loud for normal conversations.

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

Great service and attentive sommelier. We shared the dishes, each had exquisite flavors and modern and adventurous take on the Peruvian cuisine. Sitting outside in November, coming from Boston was a privilege.

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

The food is great, the skyline view is awesome, great for a night out.

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

If you like Peruvian food (or if you never tried it), La Mar is a must!\nFrom the ceviche and seafood to the lomo saltado and the desserts, everything was amazing!\nInside decoration is very nice and pleasent.\nYou can enjoy outside sitting and a great view over Brickel Bay, but this is on a first-come-first serve basis, so don't trust on reservations for that matter (talking from experience)!!!

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

I definitely will come back next time I am in Miami.

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

We sat outside by the water and you honestly can't find a better view than this. The service was fantastic, everyone there from the host to the bartender to the waiters were unbelievable. \n\nWe got the Classic Ceviche which was amazing, but about the same as you get at Ceviche 105 and even SuViche but a smaller portion. The chicken empanadas were unbelievable. That's one thing that I really loved about all the food here. The amount of flavor in each dish was unreal. \n\nWe also had the Cangrejo which is crab with beet causa which was good but probably our least favorite dish. Extremely salty. But still good. \n\nThe Chaufa Aeropuerto and Arroz Con Mariscos were too good to explain with words. I couldn't stop eating the chaufa even after I was full. It was that good. I wish I hadn't eaten all day before so I could have tried more dishes. \n\nIf you like Peruvian (if you don't something is wrong with you) this restaurant is an absolute must.\n\nVisited November 2015

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

I was visiting Miami from New York City. La Mar was recommended by a friend. Our group shared numerous appetizers and each had different entrees. Everyone thoroughly enjoyed the fare. The service was attentive without being overbearing and sitting out on the deck by the water provided a lovely ambiance. I will be back on my next visit!

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

As always it was great service and great food. I love this place! Awesome place for those Special days birthdays, anniversary's and any other time people like to celebrate.

3.0
Okay
Dined May 1 2018

According to the reviews I read, the food was supposed to be spectacular. I decided to try out this restaurant for my boyfriend's 30th birthday. He just moved to Miami from Virginia, so we were looking forward to tasting some authentic Peruvian food. I've had better Peruvian food at a local mom and pop shop here in the DC area. It definitely was not worth the price. I don't want to completely eliminate this restaurant as a future option, but I hear that the brunch is good and we went during dinner, so I will give it one more shot.

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

The food was superb! Absolutely delicious! We would definitely dine here again. The food, drinks and service was outstanding!

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

Excellent ceviche. High quality and reminiscent of excellent meals I had in Peru.

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

The reception was great... The wine choice was perfect... The view was amazing... And the food... if I can say this... Was an orgy of flavor! The night was very special! Thank you!

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

I never thought I will find the best restaurant that I really enjoyed with my family. Thanks to Lolo who served us that nigh and make my mom feels special. We decided to go a good restaurant to celebrate my moms birthday and she really enjoyed so much. Thanks for the great people that works for the restaurant and the awesome service.

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

While 'fusion' typically connotes recent culinary creativity we discovered a new dimension of traditional fusion--Peruvian melding of Japanese and South American flavors and techniques. Three great courses of four dishes all shared included seafood and lamb were delightful. Daniella from Peru guided us through ingredients, cooking styles, and history. Sure, it was expensive (after all it's in the Mandarin Oriental) and while we're value-oriented dinners, every dollar was well spent. \n\nWe chose an inside table and afterwards realized that as the evening went on that we would have enjoyed an outside table even more.

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

One word to describe everything: PERFECT ! One of the best restaurants I have ever visited !

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

Besides the food being great, the view being amazing, the service was top notch. I made a comment to my husband about our anniversary & little did I know some people at the restaurant heard & surprised us with an anniversary cake. We were very impressed & we will be back.

3.0
Okay
Dined May 1 2018

Nice food, nice view, good bar but a little pricey

3.0
Okay
Dined May 1 2018

Food was very good and the service was excellent, the view is wonderful. However it seems that they dont care about reservations. I arrived early and still had to wait for 1hr to be seated. Thats a no no.

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

it was awesome, the food and the view. our waiter was very polite and he was way too patient to describe each dish on the menu

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

The restaurant design and ambiance is simply fantastic. The food is also great! This is definitely a nice location for a date night or a special celebration. Although, impressed by the food and ambiance, I was not thrilled with the drinks - specifically the pisco sour. The pisco sour is simply a staple of Peru, and unfortunately La Mar did not do it justice. I must say though that the piscojito was delicious! Aside from this, it was overall a great evening!

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

Excellent restaurant!! This was upscale Peruvian food that was innovative and very tasty. Service was superb and very attentive. I would return again!

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

Excellent, excellent food. Very creative and delicious. Nice patio out by the water too if it's not too hot.

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

I love the place, the food, everything. People there are super nice, excellent service. Highly recommended.

2.0
Mediocre
Dined May 1 2018

I had the Branzino and had food poisoning until Monday. Very unpleasant experience. Would not recommend it to anyone

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

La Mar will not dissapoint , being Peruvian i can say all flavors were spot on ,perfect portion sizes and great ambiance .Will definitely come back .!

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

Perfect for outdoor dining with a gorgeous Miami view. The service you would expect from a restaurant located at a Mandarin Oriental Hotel. Friendly , helpful and efficient staff. The portions could be a bit larger, especially since Peruvian food is mostly meant for sharing. Orherwise, excellent quality of food and gorgeous presentation.

3.0
Okay
Dined May 1 2018

The place and food was nice, however I've had better experiences at other restaurants by Gaston A.\nThere was a pungent fish smell in the restaurant and the prices with a bit high.

3.0
Okay
Dined May 1 2018

We had a good experience...\nAmazing location, scenic view and atmosphere.\nService was good, why not great ? at times you had to look for your server, the time between the entree and the dessert was 20 minutes ...too long. we almost had to get up to get the server to get the check. So the experience could have ended on a GREAT if it wasn't for that. \nI understand that at brunch people usually linger and stay longer but just check on your table more often and you will be able to read the customer timing.\n\nThe food was great, the display and variety of the brunch was exceptional, the Chaufa table style was a great experience, the only negative was the Lomo Saltado, it came in with a lot of liquid or sauce that didn't make it as enjoyable as it could be. The dessert display was a great way to end but it took so long to come out that it impacted our overall experience.\n\nThanks!

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

Most places in Miami, the service is just plain bad and the food is mediocre. Not the case here. Good food(not great), great service, good ambiance, and great view.

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

Food good but lunch meny is very limited, Would like to come back for dinner time , in order to compair with the original Astrid & Gaston in Lima Peru that is the best restaurant I have ever been in the world

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

We got this recommendation the day we went there. Fantastic!! This was the first time I had ever tried Peruvian food. The food was great and the setting was very scenic and romantic. Go later at night when the stars are out and the city lights are lit up.

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

Beautifully presented with a flurry of flavors. The service was attentive and courteous and the restaurant itself was beautiful. Incredible view!

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

The food was excellent. Too loud inside. Outside SIDE tables need more table lights.

2.0
Mediocre
Dined May 1 2018

First of all the server never introduced his self and never made us feel welcomed. Never asked if we had been there before or if we had any question about the menu which obviously we had.\nNever had the sommelier sent to our table for recommendation on the wines still we order any wine. \nFood was very good also very small portions ( understandable for fine dining ). We told on the reservation it was an special occasion it seems like they dont pay attention to details. \nPerhaps this is one of the issues you have when gratuity is added automatically no matter what.\nExpected much more for a fine dining restaurant, pricey place on Brickell at Mandarin Oriental. I have had better service on casual restaurants

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

Lovely ambiance outdoors. Great food. You can't see the sunset when seated outside but the skyline is gorgeous

3.0
Okay
Dined May 1 2018

we ordered the Miami Spice menu, which was well served and tasty.\nThe monitor I drink on the bar while waiting for the table was excellent, so I decidem to order another one on the table. But to my surprise it was totally tasteless and I had to ask for another one.

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

One of the finest dining experiences I have enjoyed in Miami, FL. The skyline view in the evening is unbeatable. The impeccable quality of the food, in combination with masterful presentation makes La Mar one of the premier culinary experiences you can have in Miami, FL. While the menu commands top dollar, it is worth the investment . Service was first class.

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

From the food to the service, the experience was incredible! We had la conchitas for appetizer, she had the salmon, I had the grouper and for dessert the chocolate mousse with ancient grains. One of our new favorite spots! Oh and the views were absolutely stunning!

2.0
Mediocre
Dined May 1 2018

The portions were small. The food taste was just ok. Great atmosphere though!

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

Went for my birthday & had a great time! Beautiful views from the patio & the drinks were fabulous! The food was exceptional! Highly recommend.

3.0
Okay
Dined May 1 2018

We had the Miami spice lunch! The taste of the food was amazing! Great portions for girls, but small for boys!

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

Love the place and the view\nAnd the food delicious will be back soon

3.0
Okay
Dined May 1 2018

This is my second time at La Mar. Great service and great food as the first time!

1.0
Poor
Dined May 1 2018

The food was bad .the noise was horrible.The service was good. I won't come back

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

This is the best peruvian cuisine ive ever try i would defently will be back not only at fl but the one at san francisco as well

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

Went to celebrate my girlfriends birthday, staff was very friendly, great ambient, amazing view. Very Romantic Dinner, all the food that was ordered tasted amazing. I would definitely recommend.

3.0
Okay
Dined May 1 2018

Great food!! Casual elegance paired with a delicious menu. Great for sharing among friends or celebrating a special occasion. Perfect for client dinners to impress without breaking the bank. Nicholas, our server was very helpful and the food was enough to make a return visit a must!

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

Great Peruvian fusión \nHigh end very sofistacated restaurant scene great just overlooking Brickell, the atmosphere is wonderful.\nI found the food very good, very well presented and delicious, we can feel the Peruvian traditional flavor like Aji Amarillo and the fresnesh of the ceviche that will also please the international crowd.

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

Nice food and georgious view... We are very happy with our selection...

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

Oft I'm tempted to use sports analogies,in my reveiws. In this instance,I think back seeing live & in peron Barry Sanders,Emmitt Smith in football. Pavel Bure & Domonik Hasek in hockey. with those guys I said,were you to take the name and number off the jerseys,you'd still realize you're witnessing the best in the world at their crafts. DITTO !! here in the culinary sense. 'by Gaston Acurio' not neccessay . if your taste buds don't ascertain the magnitude of excellence at Le Mar,you should save your money & buy a big bag of Old Roy at WalMart.\nthis experience also had me thinking of the 2 stooges in Wayne's World......'we are not worthy,we are not worthy'\nBrilliance !! Mastery !!

3.0
Okay
Dined May 1 2018

We have been at La Mar in San Francisco (Embarcadero). The food was incredible there. I felt that the meal at La Mar did not match the level of the meal in San Francisco. We had a ceviche appetizer that was very good. The main courses were heavy. My husband had a dish that was almost Thai flavor.\nThe service was incredible, the view are beautiful. But having been to other Peruvian restaurants, we felt that the true Peruvian flavors were not captured in our meals.

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

The 'Tiraditos' were all fantastic tasting & fresh. We had the Branzino (shareable plate) which is cleaned table side & served. Great outdoor area (in winter) great view

3.0
Okay
Dined May 1 2018

I had family visiting and decided to take them to La Mar. It was great. The food was good and it was kid friendly which was important that evening. The best tables are out on the terrace by the bay, but it was still too hot.

2.0
Mediocre
Dined May 1 2018

Despite my reservation, there was no table available and I was told to wait for a long time if I want one... Two hostess and a manager disn't show any worries with this fact and I kind of regret to had reserved this place. As it was rainning a lot and I was very hungry, I took a place at the bar and had lunch there. It was not too comfortable but the server at bar was so kind and attentious that my bad experience ended as a nice one.

3.0
Okay
Dined May 1 2018

The Miami Spice lunch menu is a amazing! I opted for the Fideos Machos and they did not disappoint. The trio of apps and dial desserts are a nice bonus as you get to try more of the full menu. Kudos!

1.0
Poor
Dined May 1 2018

Made reservations and mentioned my husband is vegan. We arrived and were quickly greeted by the hostess. Once we were seated, the chef (unprompted) came out and spoke to my husband regarding his diet, and then came up with an amazing 4 course vegan meal for him including a ceviche! Our server was very friendly and made great reccomendations. They even brought us out a surprise vegan dessert with 'happy anniversary' spelled out in chocolate. The hostess even graciously took photos for us at the end. It was truly a wonderful experience and the food was amazing!

3.0
Okay
Dined May 1 2018

Great location on the water. Very good food, altough not surprising

1.0
Poor
Dined May 1 2018

The service was awful, waiter brought us the bottle of wine with dirty glasses and he didn't want to change the glasses, left the bottle inside the iced bucket and left...the bus boy came back the cleaned glasses left them in the table and left...even the floor manager was rude...never coming back!!!!

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

THERE IS NO OTHER PLACE IN MIAMI WHERE YOU FIND SUCH AN EXCELLENT FOOD, SERVICE\nAND BEAUTIFUL VIEW. COMING TO LA MAR ES ALWAYS A MAGNIFICENT EXPERIENCE. YOU\nFEEL THAT YOU HAVE TO COME BACK SO HAVE THIS KIND OF EXPERIENCE.

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

This restaurant has an awesome view of the bay. Great to take a date on. Food was delicious, service was awesome. Waiter was really nice. Cocktails were ok. Tried to find a cocktail I would like, they have one called MO 15th, it had Whiskey and grapefruit juice as well as some other ingredients. I love whiskey but don't really like grapefruit. I decided to give it a try anyways since I really didn't see anything else I would like. Drink was overpowering, I could not finish it. I let the waiter know and he agreed the drink isn't that great either. I then resorted to a peruvian beer named Cusquena. It was quite refreshing. All in all it was a really nice place to go. After dinner my fiancee and I walked around the hotel and admired the scenery. 10/10 would eat there again.

3.0
Okay
Dined May 1 2018

We loved the place and the services. The restaurant has a great outdoor view, However if planning to sit outside take your repels Mosquitos.

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

A perfect dining experience from A to Z!

3.0
Okay
Dined May 1 2018

Enjoyed delicous sampler platter of chicken anticucho crabmeat on causa and ceviche \nDisappointed that entree had a substitute of seafood with rice instead of seafood specialty offered on menu \nHowever dessert offering consisted of chocolate mousse and lucuma a tasty combination with a happy birthday wish written on plate in chocolate which was a nice surprise \n\nView lovely and service attentive .

1.0
Poor
Dined May 1 2018

The food was pretty bad. Smelly fish. The rice seafood was horrible.

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

We went for the Miami Spice and we had a pleasant surprise. First class service, congratulations!

3.0
Okay
Dined May 1 2018

Good food, nice place

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

We just traveled to Peru and got to try one of gaston's restaurants in Cusco so was excited to try la mar in Miami. We went for lunch and had a wonderful experience. The food was very creative, fresh and tasty. The service was excellent. I have eaten out at other Peruvian restaurants in Miami but hands down would come here first. Not crazy expensive either. Atmosphere was comfortable. Free valet parking was a surprise.

3.0
Okay
Dined May 1 2018

La Mar by Gastón Acurio ia a Great Peruvian restaurant with Japanese influence

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

This place has a truly inspired, creative chef whose menu reflects traditional Peruvian cuisine, kicked up a few notches! The service is also top notch and they really go out of their way to make your dining experience exceptional. we went for my wife's birthday and really enjoyed every moment of our time there. I plan on returning and will bring friends.

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

I was taking advantage of Miami Spice deal and took my family out for lunch. We were seated outside, facing the most beautiful view of downtown Miami. The service was excellent. It was very hot and sunny, and our waiter made sure that my kids and I were protected by the umbrella shade at all time. The food was great. I'm not a big fan of Peruvian food, but I enjoyed the appetizers and the main entrée very much. I will definitely come back for more.

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

We live here in Miami and I was looking for a new place that we have not tried yet, well I went on my open table app and found this restaurant , we got here the service is excellent the food is amazing! The only but is that they didn't really have Peruvian desserts I wish they would make some like suspiro limeño or lucuma ice cream something that I could say it was complete but overall the food was excellent I give it 5 stars even though they lacked on desserts.

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

The food and service were excellent. My only complaint was the noise level. It was hard to hear other people at the table. The mindless electronic music added nothing to the ambiance.

3.0
Okay
Dined May 1 2018

Food was good! Service ok!!! But they must need do something with the air odor !!! It smells like Kentucky fried chicken!!!! You live the place smelling completely fried!!

3.0
Okay
Dined May 1 2018

Everything was just great. welcoming staff, great design, great view, great Miami Spice menu. Food was delicious. I want to point out the calamari! DELICIOUS.\n\nI just had an inconvenient... which made me feel uncomfortable and somehow ruined a bit my great experience. I have ordered a Exotic Mojito from the Non-alcoholic Cocktail menu, and it turned out by mistake I got a regular Mojito. For many people not a big deal, for some a huge thing. \n\nI understand mistakes can happen, they promptly comped the drinks, which was greatly appreciated, the Manager came and apologized over and over, she was very sweet, very attentive, very professional! the waiter apologized over 100 times. But I suffer of migraine.... and even taken my medicine it has ruined my evening plans with my family.\n\nanyway, food is great!!!!

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

Great twist on traditional Peruvian fare. Service was excellent and ambiance very chic. One of the rare Miami waterfront restaurants!

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

we had an amazing lunch, seafood for meat eaters, large portions, the ceviche sampler , tiraditos and the causas are the way to go, cocktails super all delicious

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

This restaurant is a great option to have a good dinner, the food was great, specially the 'cebiches'. The drinks where a little overpriced ($9 beer and $80 bottle of a standard wine. The ambiance is very good with a very nice view of Brickell.

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

The cebiche chifa (best of the sampler), conchitas and tiradito (Nikei ordered twice!) were just amazing. A great meal was complemented by great weather and breath-taking views outside-what Miami is all about! Service was not the most incredible, but pleasant and timely. Will definitely go back after I save some $; but definitely worth the culinary experience. Expect about $100 per person. The pineapple/coconut dessert was also delicious.

3.0
Okay
Dined May 1 2018

Had a reservation and the wait time was still very long given preference to others without it. Didnt assign us with a normal table, instead a high one. Food was great, service not so much

2.0
Mediocre
Dined May 1 2018

My wife is from Peru so we know and appreciate Peruvian cuisine and as such were looking forward to our first visit to La Mar. I will not comment on every individual dish other than to say that none of them were impressive and some of them were actually bad. We had three dishes with octopus: cebiche olivo, causa olivo and plancha anticuchera. The cebiche had a strange taste that I can’t describe. Both the causa and the anticucho had the distinct ammonia taste of sea food that’s no longer fresh. The lomo saltado with fried potatoes wedges should be called potatoes with steak as the ratio was something like 5-1. Service was polite but the waiter did not check back enough to the point that I had to stop conversing to see if I could get him to make eye contact. He actually disappeared for about 15 minutes and finally came back with chopsticks for a Chinese party seating close to us. I guess they don’t stock or ran out of them. Gaston does not need our endorsement and I’m sure he wasn’t there that night, but whoever was running the kitchen and the floor did not do him or Peruvian cuisine justice.

3.0
Okay
Dined May 1 2018

Dinner was delicious and the view is spectacular. The Classic Ceviche was great and salmon entree was excellent. Drinks are steep at $15, but entrees are much more reasonably priced.

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

This is a must visit when you're in town and staying nearby. Everything from the cocktails, to the ceviche, to the entrees were excellent.

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

The food was fantastic, great selection of cocktails to choose. My favorite part was the dessert 'casita' full of mini desserts to try!!\nThe DJ played good music, but a bit loud!!

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

I booked on OpenTable for 10:30am at La Mar. It turns out the space is used for Mandarin Oriental's traditional brunch. I spoke to the hostess and was told that the La Mar brunch did not start till 12pm. It was Father's Day so I was in a tough situation. The hostess went out of her way to accommodate my family and I and sat us at Noon! She not only saved this special day but the service, food and cocktails were spectacular. This is a must-do, and one of the best brunches in South Florida.

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

The best cuisine from Peru, in a great location and with the tastes of the sea... next to the sea.

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

Dinner at La Mar was fantastic! The restaurant has a very relaxed, romantic, and intimate vibe. Sitting among Miami's scenic views, eating the fresh seafood, and being served by the most attentive staff is a great combination! Do order the Classic Ceviche - so great!! La Mar is definitely a notable hotspot worth visiting and a beautiful place to take in the Miami skyline while eating the best Peruvian food the city has to offer!

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

Every thing about our meal was excellent. From the quality of the food to the excellent service to the magnificent view. I couldn't ask for more and be more pleased with our dinner

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

Went for brunch. It was a great experience. The appetizer bar has a variety of food, from sushi, to chicken hearts, to ceviche and empandas. The menu also includes your choice of an entrée. Also, they bring out a dessert pyramid with a selection of delicious desserts. Also, the two hours of unlimited brunch cocktails was great, and their brunch cocktails were spectacular. I will definitely revisit this location.

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

The food was outstanding! I had the tuna ceviche to start followed by the cubed salmon in a coconut curry sauce, it was by far the best meal I've had in Miami in ages! The waiters were extremely friendly, and the view was breathtaking! I can't wait to go back!

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

Located inside the Mandarin Oriental in Brickell, it has a nice view and relaxed atmosphere. The service was superb.\nFood was great. The plates' presentation was very creative and original.\nMy favorite was the King Crab Causa and Chocolate Mousse.

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

Everything was memorable. The ambiance, the staff, the food, the drinks, were some of the best we've ever experienced. A must go if in Miami. We will go again and again.

3.0
Okay
Dined May 1 2018

We went there for dinner and were greeted kindly by the staff, the views are beautiful and the space is well lit. We began with 'La Chalanita' as an appetizer, which is a beautifully presented causa sampler. I have had had better causas and I wouldn't call the idea groundbreaking or the taste worth the price. Then we ordered the aji de gallina empanadas, this was a total disappointment. Peruvian empanadas are never fried, we expected something with a mix of authenticity and innovation. The aji de gallina inside was dry, not worth it. \n\n My main course was the 'Plancha Anticuchera' this started to make the trip to the restaurant worth it, it was octupus and calamari charbroil grilled with aji panca, it was perfection. Last but not least came dessert, the dessert WAS AMAZING AND THE BEST PART. We ordered the chocolate mousse and the picarones. The mousse is the best I have tried in my life. \n\nWe also ordered pisco sours, they were a little too sweet but not bad at all. Stick to the wines at La Mar. \n\nOverall, I would still come back and continue to explore their menu. The greatness of dishes 3 and 4 made me think that we may have just ordered the wrong starters. Finally, the service was excellent the waiter was attentive without being disruptive and knowledgeable of the menu.

3.0
Okay
Dined May 1 2018

la ocopa, el tiradito ni el pisco sour fueron de nuestro agrado. la comida de fondo si muy buena y los postres excelentes, si lo recomendaria para poder probar algo diferente

3.0
Okay
Dined May 1 2018

The view if you're seated outside is breath taking. Our server Ed was very professional and the staff in general; everyone seemed so accommodating and helpful. Service was excellent, food was not really outstanding compared to other Peruvian restaurants I've tried before.

3.0
Okay
Dined May 1 2018

Heard a lot of great things about Gaston and his restaurants, but this seemed to be an unfortunate repercussion of scale.

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

Had both Friday dinner and Sunday brunch at the restaurant. Wonderful seafood, great service! Brunch was equally delicious and a great way to try everything they serve..... We would go back next week if we could!!!

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

My wife and I went to lunch at Lamar for her Birthday and loved the experience! Every aspect of our visit was perfect. The food was delicious and the service was 5 star quality. From the moment we arrived at the Mandarin Hotel we were treated superbly well. Every staff member at the property greeted us with a warm smile. The experience was seamless throughout the property. The hostess at La Mar and our waiter greeted us with Birthday wishes and proceeded to treat us like VIPs. We can't say enough about the terrific food and service. We will be back!

2.0
Mediocre
Dined May 1 2018

Taste of food was not Peruvian, i can easy find better food anywhere else, is overprice in everything, and service didn't take care of us, and included 18% on check when service dont deserved. Sorry but i would never go back.

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

Everything was great. Our server was very helpful recommending items and combinations from the menu. Only 2 cons, one the outside area was closed and the table where we sat was quite wide. During a period that the place was packed it was hard to talk.

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

Para mi gusto una de las mejor comida peruana k he probado

3.0
Okay
Dined May 1 2018

The only Peruvian part of the experience is the name... everything else is a poor execution of a bad imitation of one of the best restaurants in the world. First time visiting the restaurant, and probably the last.\n\n1. Made reservations, but when we got there, they didn't even have a table... \n2. Décor, furniture and music had absolutely nothing to do with any resemblance to La Mar... but I guess this is a problem that has carried over from other openings in other countries. If you go to La Mar in Peru and go to La Mar in Bogota, and then go to the Miami restaurant, you will see the only thing they have in common is the name... \n3. Asked for a chef's recommendation for a main plate, and coincidence... he brought over the most expensive plate... \n4. It looked like it had a great view, but can't tell from the inside...

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

If you love Peruvian food Lamar is must. Pisco sours are excellent.

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

Our second visit at La Mar, first time we have lunch, this time early dinner, it was fantastic. The food is amazing, it´s a pleasure for the senses. We´ll come back.

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

The food was beautifully complex and impeccably presented. The service was superb and the outdoor dining overlooks the water. I have dined at a number of Gaston's restaurants in Peru, but I have to say this was best experience I have had at one of his restaurant. I highly suggest this restaurant for foodies and those looking for a romantic getaway. We were a group of foodie girlfriends looking for an elevated experience - La Mar delivered. What we ordered: trio of ceviche, trio of causa, nigiri and the lucama/chocolate dessert. It makes me hungry just thinking about each dish. When we left, we spent 2 days talking about it. \n\nThank you to everyone - the valet service, the hostesses, the wait staff and of course the chef and their team for a spectacular evening.

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

Excelente! Finalmente hemos encontrado nuestro restaurant peruano en Miami.\nSolo le falta el Suspiro de Limeña.

2.0
Mediocre
Dined May 1 2018

This was my third visit. My third 'try'. And it will also be the last. I love Peruvian food and there are now numerous options in Miami. I had decided to attempt a third visit because of the reputation of Gaston Acurio and my favorable experiences at another of his locations outside the US.\nI found the food to be quite boring, quite bland. There were no sauces included with the courses (from various aji choices we should have been offered, as in other Peruvian establishments). Even our waiter agreed that the dishes were quite dry and he thought my suggestion was excellent.\nThe causas were very small and without that special 'Peruvian touch'. The cebiches were decent but could also be improved on. All in all another dull experience. The best thing about La Mar is the location and the Piscos. But then almost anyone can make a Pisco Sour.

3.0
Okay
Dined May 1 2018

After looking for a place to dine with friends, we found La Mar. Service was very good & the staff was very kind. Would recommend the empanadas & also the chicken. Great spot overall.

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

Very good service, outstanding food, modern place, with a beautiful view.

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

Loved the lomo! Absolutely delish!! Great view and atmosphere

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

Everything was great- highly recommend the nikei ceviche and aeropuerto chaufa.

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

My daughter and I go to champagne brunch for a special occasion, and this place has all you can drink specialty drinks and mimosas for 2 hours. You will not find eggs and bacon but Peruvian ceviche, sushi, a choice of specialty dishes and a buffet with wonderful food that you will not find anywhere else in South Florida. Dessert came in a handmade house with petit bites on all four sides and in the pop up middle - a most awesome presentation. A thoroughly enjoyable experience from beginning to end. Bring your appetite and enjoy!

2.0
Mediocre
Dined May 1 2018

The food was very good but the service extremely bad. When you go in an expensive restaurant you expect also a good service.\nWhen I told that to the server he answered that was the kitchen fault even if was slow to get some water.

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

I would recommend this restaurant. However, the noise level was too loud. Reminded me more of a club than a restaurant.

2.0
Mediocre
Dined May 1 2018

Had been frequent at previous 'cafe' at this location -- Cafe Sambal which was a great place for tapas-style dining. Have enjoyed Peruvian by GA before so tried La Mar for dinner and was very disappointed. The hot dishes often came to the table 'cold' and the service was very spotty. Most dishes were 'tasteless' and would have benefited by seasoning. The Chifa cerviche, however, was quite good. Will not return unless something changes dramatically - cannot imagine that Gaston Acurio has very much to do with the day to day running or quality control at this restaurant.

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

Great meal. The wagyu tartar with quail egg was incredible. Amazing octopus and squid ink pasta. \n\nOrder many plates and share everything and get one entree. Perfect amount of food.

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

Off course Ceviches are really good, antiuchos was awesome

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

First of all the service was amazing !! \n\nStart with pisco sours... Specially the maracuya was great, when the food arrived it was more delicious as it was described in the menu.\n\nGreat ambience 👌

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

Amazing everything!!!!

3.0
Okay
Dined May 1 2018

We went for a special occasion and it was a marvelous dinning experience. The food was superb and the service was great. My son got a kick out of how the waiter addressed me by my last name.

1.0
Poor
Dined May 1 2018

1. Food:\n\n- Completely oversauced; everything is drowned in tons of either yellow or orange sauce, so that everything one tastes is the sauce\n- The pasta in my Frijoles Machos was overcooked and limp\n- The rice in the chaufa was heavy, over sauced, laced with some yellow mayonnaise\n- The lomo saltead was good\n- The mixed Ceviche was good\n- The nikei ceviche was not good at all, drowned in ginger sauce and too sweet\n- The chicken turned out more like chicken fingers than gourmet fare\n- The causa was just potatoes with a hint of tuna tartar\n\n2. Service:\n\n- Atrocious\n- We had to wait over 1 hour to go from the two ceviches to the main dishes and we had to ask our waiter twice for the food\n- No waiter ever came to refill our glasses with water on his own volition; we had to ask EVERY time. Once, the waiter refilled ONE glass, left THREE empty ones and left\n\n3. Prices\n\n- For the quality of the food, stupid. \n- The night after, by sheer coincidence, had dinner at another Peruvian hole in the wall in Biscayne Blvd and 14th or so, and the quality was not much off, but the prices were 1/3. Of course the ambiance was 1,000% worse.\n- $13 parking with the validation is OK, a bit on the expensive side, but all other places are like $10 so overall not that bad\n\nConclusion: Never again.

2.0
Mediocre
Dined May 1 2018

Having eaten at Gaston's restaurants in Lima and Chicago, I had high expectations for La Mar in Miami. Its location in the Mandarin Oriental suggested that this would be a superlative experience and it was simply 'good.' The food was fine with all the usuals present (bistec a lo probre, aeropuerto etc.) but I must say it wasn't as good as Tanta in Chicago. With the exception of the sommelier, the service was distracted. On what was not a busy night, I found that I had to flag our server several times and seek him out when it was time to pay the bill. This would be OK at the local TGI Friday's but not at a top tier restaurant where I was presented with a four figure bill.

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

Their lunch specials are really great !\nThe dinner can be romantic, beautiful and special.\nHighly recommend.

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

Awesome! Food was amazing, maracuya sour drink was awesome, fried rice best I've had. Well worth every penny!

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

Ceviche, fishes and tipical dishes were all delicious. The sommelier recommended us a great wine. Would go again.

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

Amazing view if you seat outside. Very Nice restaurant.

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

Sunday Brunch at La Mar gets no better.............................

3.0
Okay
Dined May 1 2018

Great ceviches. The service is wonderful and the outdoor dining is amazing. The food is pricy for the portion size

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

You go to a restaurant for the food and come back for the service. The food was delightful and perfect portions, and our server, Nicolas, was super helpful, and friendly.

3.0
Okay
Dined May 1 2018

great food.. Very overpriced.. 50 bucks for a run of the mill lomo saltado is an excess, good food again but excessive prices, gotta pay for the amazing view.. Service was top of the line however they took forever to serve our food.. We were there for 2.5 hours since they took so long, and it was not too busy at all.. Many empty tables on a sunday night

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

Wonderful food, ambience and view. The best in Miami.

1.0
Poor
Dined May 1 2018

A poor interpretation of Peruvian cuisine -- best item was Pisco Sour ; causa was weak , anticuchos not seasoned well enough, ceviche fair. All in all disappointing, the ambience was awful , and above all the service was a mess. All entrees came at different times, no apologies , the bill was wrong -- way overpriced for what you get. Had eaten at the one in NYC (before it shut down) and remembered it better. Good marketing , better Peruvian restaurants in Miami for sure.

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

Comida top, muito bem servida, bacana sem ser chato, adequado para criancas e preço justo.

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

Muy buena experiencia junto a mi esposa, la comida estuvo muy rica y la atención de Douglas sobresaliente. \n\nUn lugar recomendable para toda ocasión.

3.0
Okay
Dined May 1 2018

Beautiful place,great ambiance ...and I will say the food is good but there are many small Peruvian restaurants in Miami with better plate presentation and excellent food ...overall, the restaurant is good with such an amazing view.

2.0
Mediocre
Dined May 1 2018

Food was not good. Order es a causa 'Salad' And what i got was definitely not a salad.

2.0
Mediocre
Dined May 1 2018

I have never left a negative review in my life and I do realize that this is not Forbes starred restaurant, but dear me, I also think that you can expect some sort of standard when u go out to eat. Unfortunately, the standard at this restaurant was very poor. We were greeted and seated right away. Everything started it, when the server came to our table, no mentioned of specials, not any recommendations, even though we told our server is our first time. We started with 2 glasses of champagne $25 each and my glass was pour half way, waiting for the served to come back to refill the other half never did. We ordered a $130 bottle of wine that I have to pour it my self the entire night, not glass of water were refill .I did everything my self of course with the %18 service charge included. And more and more disappointed of this restaurant and I even can't write anymore cause I don't want to think about the really bad experience.

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

Beautiful space, gorgeous view, delicious food, a must go in Miami!

3.0
Okay
Dined May 1 2018

This was our second time at La Mar. We were there shortly after it opened and it was excellent. This time was very good as well; however, we weren't as impressed and that was mostly because we are now more used to Peruvian food so it isn't such a novelty.\n\nWe had the cebiche sampler and the flavors were very fresh. In addition, we selected the Nigiri Anticucho which is a Japanese influenced dish of yellow snapper. We decided to try La Chalanita, a sampling of Peruvian potatoes mixed with different spices and fishes. One meat course, a Peruvian slider of stewed pork and onion adobe was our last selection.\n\nIt is great that the restaurant allows such a variety of samplings so that you obtain some sense of the idea of Peruvian food.\n\nOur server, Harold was excellent and guided us in our choice of dishes. He also recommended a particularly nice wine.\n\nThe only negative is the fact that the noise level is so loud that it is impossible to hear the other person's conversation, and, in fact, we had difficulty hearing the server as well.

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

Everything was perfect! Amazing food, excelent service and beautifull place.

3.0
Okay
Dined May 1 2018

The decor, views and service were excellent. Food was ok nothing specific to complain about but nothing stood out as excellent either

3.0
Okay
Dined May 1 2018

The outside seating has a magnificent view coupled with ocean breeze makes it an excellent spot for a meal. The food is good but not great. I'd go back for the ambiance.

3.0
Okay
Dined May 1 2018

It's an expensive restaurant. Honestly, I've had better Peruvian food for a lot less. It's great for a beautiful view but that's really about it. The drinks are waaaay too expensive and they were watered down. Our server seemed annoyed when we needed anything so to me costumer service was really lacking some.

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

I have had the chance to enjoy several top ranked restaurants all over the world. La Mar has nothing to envy. Incredible environment, great service and the best collection of tastes and flavours. Highly recommendable!!!!

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

Great views, great food, great servers and all in a really relaxed atmosphere! Has to be one of my favourite places to eat in the Miami area. I will be back very soon!!

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

Wow! We liked it so much we went twice, the second time with a group of six! Harold served us and he walked us through a great set of choices and a wonderful selection of food.

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

Everything from the valet to the door man to Rodolpho was top notch. The food was of foodie world class level and the view cannot be beat. I'm happy to say not only was this a great meal, but a memorable experience. Thanks for the snorkeling tip btw Rodolpho!

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

It was just amazing, We went there for my 5th anniversary and we couldn't be wrong. Service (by Sai our waitress) was one of the most professional and kind services I've ever had (and I am a restaurant manager) The food and presentation of the plates were yummy, specially the tiradito Nikei.\nThe cocktail and wine list were really good as well.\n\nSimply a great lunch, we spent 3 hours there!\n\nI will definitely come back, i heard the brunch on Sunday worth a try!\n\nThank you for a lovely 5th Anniversary, and a Special thanks to Sai!

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

Outdoor seating has a spectacular view, as you walk in the smell from the grill surround you. The menu includes all the basic categories of Peruvian cuisine, the ceviches where incredible, fresh and full of intriguing flavored and textures. The causes wher delicious.\nThe best was the Lomo Salteado with Chinese influence.\nIt's a great change to the palate.\nIt's food dis an adventure and delicious

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

I went to this restaurant with great expectations but I am just a little dissapointed. It seems the locale is too big for the crowd it intends to serve. That being said, it is cozy, clean and comfortable and the service was impeccable. They have outdoor tables that can be enjoyed when is not too hot here in Miami. The food was from good to excellent with inspiration in Peruvian cuisine but do not expect typical Peruvian fare. Those of us who love typical Peruvian cuisine will be disappointed not to find a good classic causa limeña o chupe de camarones. Everything has been 'reinterpreted' by Gaston Acurio. I guess for the better, since he has brought attention to ingredient variety and quality and has helped keep GMO foods out of Peru's dinner tables. All in all a good 'Peruvian' experience for those unfamiliar with typical Peruvian cuisine. For those looking to repeat a previous experience in typical Peruvian food, you better get those plain tickets soon.

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

We have a wonderful time with our family and the service was great. They personal who speak spanish and could help my parents and friends with the food selection. The hotel is beautiful and the view of Miami at night was amazing

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

One of the best restaurant experiences I've had. The combination of food and location made us feel like we were in another country.\n\nThe wine list is small, but reasonable prices considering the location (only 2x for several nice options).

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

La Mar was an outstanding dining experience. Service was great, the terrace setting was phenomenal and the food was excellent. However, the crispy whole fish, while delicious, was too breaded.

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

The Sunday brunch offers an impressive display of Peruvian appetizers. Diners then select an entree; we chose a grilled & fried seafood platters, both of which were well prepared. The petit four-sized desserts arrive in a little house (a carousel), the most inventive presentation I've witnessed. The wait staff is efficient and personable. Overall, a most enjoyable way to spend an afternoon overlooking Biscayne Bay.

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

Made a reservation for outside seating. Hostess told us that there is nothing avaible. We were there for 2 hours. Plenty of empty tables outside. \nOverall a very good experience. Good food. Good service. Would go back.

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

It's a great place to go especially for couples ,it's romantic and beautiful .. I had a great time with my wife .. we would love to go there again..

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

Food was great. The waiter quided us through the menu and helped us put together an interesting meal with a reasonable size

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

I went to La Mar for late lunch to celebrate my birthday. Sai was our server. She was great; friendly and hospitable. You can't go wrong with any of the ceviches. The fried rice and churrasco a lo pobre are to die for! For dessert, alfajores are a must. They're the best! The surprise dessert was a nice birthday touch too. It's pricey but for me it was well worth it. I'd gladly pay it again. Oh, and I can't forget the incredible view.

2.0
Mediocre
Dined May 1 2018

Other than the seviche which was small (but good), the menu was not that typically Peruvian. The menu was rather limited as was the wine list. There are much better Peruvian choices in this area.

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

From the car attendants to the authentic and delicious Peruvian food, the entire experience was special. The venue alone is worth the visit. Service was not only highly efficient, but friendly as well. Hard to imagine not thoroughly enjoying a meal there.

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

This is an excellent restaurant. We went to fine here.\nThe menu is intended to share which allows you to taste a good selection of their plates.\nWe ordered ceviche criollo. It was amazing!!! Good flavor and good amount. We also ordered octopus causa which was excellent too, only portion was small. We ordered an octopus anticucho recommended by our waiter. It was amazing!!! \nThe main entree was lomo saltado. This plate you can skip it off your list. It was not so good, i had tried better on other places. We did not get impress with this one. Maybe we should have kept with one of the waiter suggestion.\nOverall experience was excellent. We done outdoors. View is spectacular!!!

3.0
Okay
Dined May 1 2018

A little over priced for the food quality, it was good but nothing outstanding. I ordered the lomo saltado and really liked it but wasn't the best I ever had. Service was terrible, which is annoying since gratuity is already included. We had to flag down people everytime we needed something, and when ordering wine budget in a good 15-20 minutes before your first sip. \n\nThe view is beautiful though!

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

This is not only the best Peruvian restaurant in Miami is by far the best! The food is amazing, the quality of the ingredients are as good as the ones that you can find in a 'mercadito' in Peru. The service is outstanding!!! Highly recomended

3.0
Okay
Dined May 1 2018

Inconsistent with its name the meat dishes were surprisingly superior to the seafood, the cerviche was fair not great , king crab legs were the special unfortunately over seasoned almost in edible the wagu before was excellent our server was very at tentative and professional

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

We already were fans of Gaston Acurio and this restaurant met our expectations. Food was excellent, the service outstanding, and the location excellent.

3.0
Okay
Dined May 1 2018

Overall good food and ambiance although a bit noisy because there were some people there celebrating year-end holiday so the place was full. The cebiches we had were great although the main plates (ordered Lomo Saltao and my wife had a Salmon) had too much sauce on it killing the true flavor of the dish. Anyhow, we had a great time celebrating my wife's birthday!

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

Great ambiance and view. Food is perfectly prepared, delicate and balanced. Will definitely be visiting again.

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

This is my 3rd La Mar (Lima, NY) and the food has been spectacular at all 3. Unfortunately, neither NY nor Miami have the atmosphere of Lima. The indoor seating here is loud, cold (temperature and feeling) and just not appealing. However, keep walking and you'll get to the fantastic outdoor waterfront seating with a beautiful view of downtown Miami. Grab yourself a pisco sour. Go heavy on the cebiches and tiraditos - you can't go wrong ('m also a huge causa fan and they do them right). I'd highly suggest sharing/grazing. Too many interesting things to try. My 'not to be missed' suggestion is the Plancha Anticuchera - grilled octopus and squid. Service is incredibly professional and yet friendly - they handle grazing/sharing well with excellent timing, clean plates/silverware, questions answered, descriptions of the food, water glasses filled, good wine service, providing flashlights (I forgot to mention that it's dark on the patio). All that, and our waiter was highly tolerant of the questions we asked about Peru, food, and how to say things in Spanish ;)

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

I visited Perú a few years ago and was fortunate to have been able to dine at two of Gastón Acurio's leading restaurants. Astrid and Gastón in Lima, and Chicha in Cuzco. Both restaurants were extraordinary, palatial gastronomic and cultural adventures. Back then I thought that the meals were 'heaven on earth'. I was wrong. Miami's Acurio’s new endeavor can boast to be one of the best Peruvian restaurants ou of Perú. I ordered a vegetable ceviche as an entree that was a first for me, and then I tried the fried fish with a sweet/tangy sauce that opened up my palate. Will be back.

3.0
Okay
Dined May 1 2018

Disliked the music very much. it Didn't match the place. it was loud and not appropiate. Food was ok but nothing out of this world

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

The food and service were extraordinary. Our waiter, Sebastian, helped with recommendations and explanations of the wide range of items on the menu. We enjoyed pork, beef, seafood combinations and a spectacular whole fish. There were three of us, so we ordered dishes that we could share and thereby broadened the scope of our food samplings.

3.0
Okay
Dined May 1 2018

Not bad, not great. average food at above - average prices. But, you knew when you decided to dine at the mandarin oriental that it wouldn't be cheap. If you are from a place where you can't find good fresh ceviche and other seafood, I think you may appreciate it more... Living in Miami, nothing stood out to me. Oh, and they may try to seat you in the bar area, which is a little too kitchen - smokey, and a little too bright. Ask for a table in the main dining room when they try to seat you in the bar area. we did, and they reseated us.

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

Visit La Mar 3rd time ,this time for lunch on my mom birthday.Great food,we all try business lunch.It was outstanding and great portion not to much food ,so I was able to finish all.\nGreat service and best Pisco Sour in Miami.\nLove it ,for sure we will be back .

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

I have traveled to Peru every year for the past 20 years and this is the best Peruvian I have had outside of Peru. The menu hit all the top traditional Peruvian dishes. Great location with views of the Miami skyline. Highly recommend if your a foodie.

3.0
Okay
Dined May 1 2018

Service and food was outstanding. Waiter was very attending and knew the menu. The food was astonishing, great flavors, nice portions, expensive, but worth it. the only problem is the noise, it is a quite loud place, perhaps not good for a romantic dinner. Great energy though.\nThanks

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

This place was excellent. We tried 7 different dishes and every bite was exquisite. Every time we took a bite we said 'wow'. While the place is expensive, (it can average out to around $100 a person after tip including cocktails), it did not disappoint. The decor and vibe inside was fun and energetic. Outside seating has magical views of the bay and the city that cannot be beat. This place has quickly become my second favorite restaurant in Miami behind Zuma which I have similarly great things to say about.

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

I went by first time with my wife for her birthday. We loved it. The food was a piece of heaven. Exquisite decoration.

3.0
Okay
Dined May 1 2018

I had been to La Mar in San Francisco and enjoyed it very much. My wife and I were on a long weekend get away, this was my pick for one of the nights and it did not disappoint. The flavors are familiar but everything about the presentation, textures and combinations is unique. It is a fun restaurant to try new things or allow the servers direct you. The menu leans more to the Peruvian flavors then Japanese which I enjoyed. Be sure to request a table outside, the view of the bay is great and the seating inside can afford a partial or no view. Strongly recommend.

3.0
Okay
Dined May 1 2018

Nice place beautiful view, excellent service , food portions are a bit small

4.0
Good
Dined May 1 2018

Most of the dishes we tried were absolutely fabulous. Although advertised as 'for sharing', the portions for most menu items are not that big, especially if you're using to dining at other Peruvian restaurants. We've tried many Peruvian restaurants and this one has to be one of the best in Miami for taste and presentation of food. The restaurant's location on Biscayne Bay right across from Brickell Avenue ( aka Miami's financial district) makes it one of the best waterside dining establishments in Miami. As expected, it's an expensive restaurant, but you get what you pay for and it's ideal for romantic dinners and special occasions. If you want to guarantee outside sitting, advanced reservations are recommended.

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