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“A popular spot in Lima for high-end ceviche”
Review of La Mar

La Mar
Ranked #12 of 2,538 Restaurants in Lima
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $20 - $25
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Restaurant details
Good for: Business meetings, Local cuisine, Large groups, Special occasions
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Reservations
Neighborhood: Miraflores
New York City, New York
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168 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 100 helpful votes
“A popular spot in Lima for high-end ceviche”
Reviewed December 16, 2013

A group of 5 of us decided to try this spot while in Lima on recommendation of several blogs and friends. We had to wait 15 mins or so for a table (at 3:30pm or so on a Sat), which wasn't an issue. The staff was attentive and we had time to try one of their specialty cocktails, which were all pretty good (alas at Western prices of $10+ each).

We shared several ceviche plates (unfortunately, they were out of the tuna dishes which seem highly recommended) which were good, but not necessarily outstanding for the price. We also tried the grilled octopus, which was probably the best part of the meal. Potato cakes with salmon were pretty good as well.

The restaurant has a pretty upscale modern atmosphere and lots of large tables, so it's a good place to come with a group. There were lots of birthday celebrations when we were there on a Saturday.

After this experience, I'm curious to check out the other ceviche places nearby to compare. I would guess some might lack the atmosphere, but may have even better ceviche.

Visited December 2013
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Milan, Italy
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Nothing special”
Reviewed December 16, 2013 via mobile

Good service, food ok but nothing top. Very loudly place and difficult for talks. Fresh fish. The drinks were good( pisco sour) .

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New York City, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“Excellent Ceviche”
Reviewed December 3, 2013

Lets be honest. The ceviche is excellent and all seafood is prepared very good. But this is definetly an over price resturant. Yes you have to go, but I had ceviches as good or better than the onces here for half the price. You are paying ofr hte ambiance and the reputation. I am sick and tired of gourmet peruvuiian food. It seems that Gaston started a massive revolution and yes it is sometimes good but for th emost part you go to this restaurants that claim to be gourmet and they give you a small portion that you cab barely taste the goodness of peruvian food.

  • Visited November 2013
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Roma, Italia
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43 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Excellent fish experience”
Reviewed December 2, 2013

It's all about chevice. They've got plenty of in the menu, and each one is a wonderful tasting experience. From the classic one, to the most unusual and creative.
The location is quite big. We went there for lungh, and there was no room in the main hall, so we stayed at the bar. Service was friendly and fast (maybe a bit too fast), but really you don't care much about service once you've tasted the quality of the food.
Highly recommended.

  • Visited August 2013
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Key Biscayne
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“If you want excellence in Sea Food, come to this Restaurant”
Reviewed November 30, 2013

If you want a superb typical Peruvian Ceviche or Tiradito, do not miss La Mar. You will not find fresher Fish or seafood anywhere, You will find excellent service, superb food and great Pisco Sours on top!

  • Visited December 2013
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