About La Mar Cebicheria Peruana
San Francisco, CA 94111
Inspired by the thousands of cebicherias found throughout Peru, La Mar Cebicheria Peruana, was created as an attempt to globalize and enshrine one of the best guarded treasures of Peruvian cuisine: cebiche, Peruvian seafood and the scenery created to enjoy them, the Peruvian style cebicheria.
Hours of Operation:
Lunch: 7 days a week 11:30am - 2:30pm
Dinner: 7 days a week
Sunday - Saturday: 5:30pm - 9:30pm
Washington and The Embarcadero
$31 to $50
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Happy Hour Every day 3:00pm - 6:00pm
Parking can be found on Pier 3.
Lunch: $10 for first 2 hours ($5 each additional hour)
Dinner: $20 Flat rate
There is also a public parking across the street on the Northwest corner of Washington St. and the Embarcadero.
To Embarcadero & Washington or Steuart & Market
To Embarcadero Station
Public Water Taxi Service: There is a public pier behind the restaurant, for small boats to park free for a maximum of 3 hours.
Gastón Acurio / Victoriano Lopez
Private Party Facilities:
We are open for private events ranging from 14 - 200 guests and can cater to your every need.
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Special Events & Promotions:
Go to Lamarsf.com to check out our weekly specials!
* Patio seating is on a first come first serve basis and cannot be guaranteed.
** Individual items may be subject to change depending on availability
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La Mar Cebicheria Peruana Ratings and Reviews
A taste of Peru with an American twist. I was just in Peru the prior two weeks so eating here was interewting to see what they did. The dishes were well done and highly seasoned and visually well presented. Taste wise they captured the Peruvian taste but was localized for an upscale American restaurant. Most of the dishes we ate in Peru were less seasoned and complex.
The food was worth the visit. The service was less then desired.
I will blame that on Valentines day. We were very rushed to order and our dishes served instantly. The servers were not on thier game and conistently delivered the wrong drinks and dishes to us.
An pretty easy going guy here who likes dine nicely bout 1x a month. Usually write 5 star reviews here on Open Table - but just cannot for this place.
Ordered New York steak and their version of paella, some white egg cocktail and some wine we didn't want. Both my date and I got sick! The paella, tasted like a soggy mess with some sauce drizzled on top. I ate a third, as my date took bites too.
The server suggested some wine to go with the steak. I did not order it but it was brought to our table anyway. Wanted to have a good evening so didn't argue with the server. With this and both of us getting sick the next morning, I AM NEVER GOING BACK! Last night was like the bad Sex and the City episode. I don't want re live the memory of soggy paella with frequent trips, throughout the nite afterward to you know WHERE!!
La Mar was a great date place! I went on a Saturday night around 7:15pm, and sat in the patio area. I wish the weather was nicer, but it was quite gloomy and cold outside. We sat underneath heaters though, which was great. The restaurant wasn't too busy until 8:00pm. The patio had a more quiet, romantic ambiance - perfect for a date. The inside was a more lively - better for larger groups and social gatherings.
The banana chips and sauce were amazing and complimentary!
Classic ceviche tasted so good. Possibly my most favorite dish of the night. The fish was extremely fresh, and the acidity was spot on. Initially, I imagined this ceviche dish to be a salsa for chips, but the dish was a decent sized fish dish - no chips! It didn't need the chips at all.
La Mar Arroz was pretty tasty. I liked the variety of seafood included.
Octopus skewer dish was okay. My boyfriend and I weren't the biggest fans. I liked the salad and mashed potatoes that it came with though.
I ordered the passion daquiri. I loved it! I could barely taste the alcohol, but still felt it throughout the meal. I would definitely order it again.
Our waiter was very sweet and attentive. He described the dishes well and checked in on us often.
Note: only service dogs are allowed.
Very courteous team from the time we arrived to the time we left!! Everyone was very respectful and really great!
My friends arrived much later than expected, and the staff gave me a Pisco Sour on the house. Delicious! It was a very kind gesture and did not go unnoticed. I think the management does something special each time I come here, and I feel very grateful. Their attention to hospitality is really one of their greatest strengths.
The food was spectacular as always. Fun presentation. And full of flavor! We had a mix of empanada sampler and causa sampler, anticuchos de corazón, and lomo saltado. Along with pisco sours and chicha morada for drinks. As a Peruvian, La Mar is still the Crown Jewel of Peruvian cuisine in SF.
Normally I love La Mar and have always recommended it to friends and family as a great Peruvian spot with incredible ceviche! The food was gorgeous and delicious but definitely not the refined experience I'm used to having there. We were seated outside around 230 and were surrounded by families with kids watching movies (audibly). When we were wrapping up the staff was quick to clear our food, even though I still had food on my plate. The waiter also cleared my drink that wasn't done yet! I'll likely try somewhere else next time as the experience related to the cost wasn't there for me.
Always wanted to have a proper meal here after many bar visits. It did not disappoint! I learned that family style is the tip since many of the killer dishes are basically whole fish. Everything is great for sharing and service support this model. Everything is fresh, crisp flavored and diverse - spicey/sweet, savory, etc. I cannot think of one item that was noticeably overdone. Each dish had great balance and flavor. Everything is fresh, fresh, fresh. Drinks and wine were all phenomenal too.
Even though we had a reservation for 8:15, we got seated right away when we arrived at 8pm. Our waitress was really knowledgeable about the menu and provided us the best options to order enough to share around the table. Everything came out beautifully, and we were stuffed! Not the type of restaurant I would come to on a daily basis because of the prices, but it was perfect for a special occasion. Would recommend! :)
La Mar is a special place. Casual dining with an interesting mix of people. The food is stunning, but we had to go back another night to complete sampling the incredible Peruvian dishes. Portions are large and beautifully presented. Servers are very helpful with the challenging menu. Just a fabulous evening.
We had ceviche combo, octopus on skewer, halibut special & squid ink pasta with dungeness crab special. Specials could feed (2) people & were excellent. However, they were $69 & $58 respectively. Lunch with tip & taxes for (4) was almost $150 / couple. Pretty pricy but very tasty.
The service was slow. We made a reservation for 7 people for brunch at noon. Our waiter discouraged us from getting the SF dine week option said it was for kids. We still ordered that option and it was plenty of food. Our ceviche appetizer never came out and he recommended it. We asked for only 1 order of the dessert to go and he made all of them to go.
We learned a VERY expensive lesson on Sunday. NEVER order the specials without asking price. $65 for a halibut dish? $58 for a crab and pasta dish? We usually love this restaurant, but $222 (BEFORE TIP) for a brunch for three people (no alcohol, one appetizer, three entree's, no dessert) is utterly RIDICULOUS. If I had known the prices, I would have told the server they were cold by the time they made it to our table.
Way overpriced for what it is. In the Bay Area there are other, not-Gaston-Arcurio-run Peruvian restaurants that are better for much better value. The Pisco was more a lemonade, the Ceviche half the size of other places and lacked salt, and the rest of the food just ok. To be fair, the Lomo saltado was great. I know I am Peruvian and therefore very critical of the food, but overall, this place is overpriced for tiny portions. I would not recommend it.
I was looking forward to La Mar and was slightly disappointed in the end. The service was extremely slow (2+ hours for a weekday lunch) and I was mislead by our server. When mentioning the daily specials, he described a grilled halibut dish that sounded perfect. Not once did he mention that this was an ENTIRE grilled halibut that, at market price, ended up costing $70. I was looking for something light and a whole fish did not fit the bill.
As this was a business lunch that was being paid for by my colleague, it was embarrassing to accidentally order the most expensive item on the menu without knowing the full story. I will be sure to ask for more details in the future but I think that details were intentionally left out of his description. Though it was a meal that tasted fine, I was not floored by the extremely slow service, the deceptive lack of description and the tab at the end of the meal. Nice views but not worth the price.
My coworker and I made reservations explicitly for SF's Restaurant Week. We weren't impressed by La Mar's RW entrees; the pasta was very cheesy (reminded me of Kraft's mac n cheese!), and the chicken dish was heavy on fries and packaged-looking Caesar salad. I'd like to come back and try the normal menu, but I won't fall for RW "deals" again. Service and ambiance were both wonderful, though.
Selected this restaurant since it participated in Restaurant Week. Unfortunately, the online menu advertised a 3-course meal, while in-house, it was only 2 courses. The waiter did an excellent job of offering the advertised 3-course meal, so we had a pleasant time at La Mar.
The location is perfect for walking around and viewing the bay after the ferry building. Service is good, wine list is nice. Food is pricy but mostly good. The small plates are great stick with that. The entrees are very expensive and not worth it. It's $$$.
Truly excellent flavors, fine cocktails, and excellent attentive staff (even on a very very busy Saturday night) - 2 person dinner with 2 appetizers, 1 split entree, 2 cocktails, and tea & coffee for dessert - total was almost $130. EVERYTHING was absolutely delicious, and the portions were just right (no leftovers). Excellent experience - wonderful view (esp for Lunch) - great staff - just a bit on the pricey side - not a "once a week" destination
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