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La Mar Cebicheria Peruana

Pier 1.5 Embarcadero, San Francisco, CA 94111
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Ranked #176 of 4,858 restaurants in San Francisco
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Price range: $25 - $100
Cuisines: Peruvian
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Good for: Bar scene, Large groups
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Washington and The Embarcadero
Transit: Muni: To Embarcadero & Washington or Steuart & Market BART: To Embarcadero Station Ferry Service: Service to Marin County and Alameda at the Ferry Building. Public Water Taxi Service: There is a public pier behind the restaurant, for small boats to park free for a maximum of 3 hours.
Description: Inspired on the thousands of cebicherias found throughout Peru, La Mar Cebicheri-a Peruana, was created as an attempt to globalize and enshrine one of the best guarded treasures of Peruvian cuisine: cebiche, Peruvian seafood and the scenery created to enjoy them, the Peruvian style cebicheria.
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84% Recommend
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Austin, Texas
5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014

The food was uniquely prepared at a reasonable price; the staff was friendly, offered suggestions described the food to assist us with ordering and did not rush us

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san francisco,ca
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47 reviews 47 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014

La Mar is a top notch restaurant that truly deserves equal service. Bar tenders are great and attentive, but our food server had no idea on when to approach our table, interrupting our conversation with our guests on numerous occasions. At one point, I asked to see the wine list and while I was talking he came from behind me... More

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Kiev, Ukraine
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639 reviews 639 reviews
339 restaurant reviews
1,084 helpful votes 1,084 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

During our walking-tour through downtown San Francisco we stopped at LA MAR for some lunch. Since we're not specialists for Peruvian food we asked the manager what to order. We had the Classic Cebiche, the Causa sampler and some wok fried beef. The food was very good, especially the causa sampler was very interesting. Locations is prime and we were... More

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13 reviews 13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014 via mobile

Stopped by LaMar for a quick bite and was seated in the bar which serves the full menu. Tried a couple of the ceviche selections and a quinoa salad. The ceviche was authentic ~ made us think we were in Lima. Made dinner reservations for a return visit during our San Fran stay. Pricey but worth it.

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Atlanta, Georgia
11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

My husband and I stopped in here for an appetizer and drinks....drinks were great and the Halibut Ceviche was even better!!!! We wanted to order another round of the ceviche but had to get going...also the atmosphere is beautiful...highly recommend this place

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Cowichan Valley, B.C.
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48 reviews 48 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014

Food was really good but slightly pricey for the end result - perhaps one pays for the ambience (young and hip, leading to the noise factor) and/or the view and setting (by the Bay) - but the food was stylish, tasty, imaginative and the overall effect was, while I couldn't call it pleasant, engaging. I would come back and I... More

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Senior Contributor
35 reviews 35 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2014

If you are going to experience Peruvian food / coctails for the first time, then this is the perfect place to make this experience a memorable one. The place is right at the sea front giving it an added value. The skilled bartenders welcome you with some Peruvian coctails which is must to try. Also the ceviches are a must... More

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Benicia, California
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153 reviews 153 reviews
123 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2014

My husband, a good friend, and I had lunch today at La Mar. What a fabulous location along the SF Bay and very close to the Ferry Building. We chose to dine outside - a warm, sunny yet breezy day. However, for being an outside venue, it was still somewhat noisy due to ongoing nearby maintenance work/construction/etc. I would have... More

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
15 reviews 15 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014 via mobile

Went to this restaurant because of recommendation at my hotel. Fresh fish, but much to be desired about the service. We had a server who was talking so much, but missing orders right and left. We did have a large group, but what was disappointing was his attitude. He seemed stressed out or so something. Food was acceptable, but pricy.... More

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Laguna Beach, California
12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2014

The reference to Puruvian food is a stretch. Some flavors and some dishes but not many. Went for dinner on a Thursday night. Service was very slow. No coordination between wait staff and bus boys. Timing of kitchen is strange - some courses came out quickly while other simpler dishes were very slow in coming out. Had to search for... More

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