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“Fantastic!” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of La Mar

La Mar
Ranked #11 of 2,441 Restaurants in Lima
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $20 - $25
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Restaurant details
Good for: Business meetings, Kids, Families with children, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Bar scene, Large groups
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Valet Parking, Validated Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Neighborhood: Miraflores
Seattle, Washington
Level Contributor
137 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
“Fantastic!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 19, 2014 via mobile

We ate at Cebicheria La Mar twice; the first time we didn't even have cebiche! The waiter assisted us in ordering a variety of things to share (a compartir). His suggestions were spot-on. The drinks were fantastic (fruit Pisco sours, Chicha morada, etc.). We ate grilled octopus, a few different sushi fusion rolls (with potato instead of rice, which is amazing), and Tacu Tacu. I bought a few cookbooks (wish I bought more). The second day, our server made sure we tried entirely different dishes; a variety of cebiche, different cocktails, crab with fried rice, and Causa. Just unbelievably good! Both times the service was impeccable; super friendly, patient with my pathetic Spanish-speaking skills, and very helpful. The waiters created 1/2 orders of items for us so we didn't over-order. Regardless, each day we left completely stuffed and surprised that the bill was not higher.

The ambience is fun. The restaurant fills up quickly so try to get there when it opens. I have some hearing issues and they were nice enough to move us to a quieter table (not under a music speaker). The crowd was varied; tourists, local families, dates, and business meetings. Not pretentious at all. We are huge fans!

Visited April 2014
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Palm City, Florida
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28 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Outstanding”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 14, 2014

Outstanding across the board...decor, service, food and beverages all great. The design makes you feel like you're eating under a huge palapa at the beach. I has a "special" for lunch...perfectly grilled fish in a spicy broth with vegetables and big pieces of crab, scallops, shrimp, etc. The eine list is long, impressive and reasonably priced. Service was impeccable.
My best meal in Lima by far.
Serv

Visited February 2014
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Anacortes, Washington
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Did not live up to hipe”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 13, 2014

We read about Cebicheria La Mar on Trip Advisor and a friend also recommended we go there. We tried to go one day but the wait was too long so at the advise of the staff we showed up the next day at 12:15 and got right in. We ordered the ceviche sampler at the recommendation of our waiter, as well as a pisco sour. The food was presented well but the flavors were really a disappointment. We had enjoyed many other ceviche's up to this point in the trip and expected better from such a highly rated establishment. The mixed seafood and fish ceviche in the sampler was the only one that tasted good and with interesting flavor. However the pieces of squid were all chopped up and looked like the chopping board waste rather than something to eat.. We had expected to order a meal after the sampler but were so disappointed with the first course that we moved on for lunch.

  • Visited April 2014
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Incredible!!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 12, 2014

Food is amazing!! Outdoor eating - atmosphere very relaxed. Wait stafd very friendly and attentive. Open for lunch only.

  • Visited April 2014
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Somerville, Massachusetts
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Exceeds expectations”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 11, 2014

We arrived around 2:15 and had about a 30 minute wait for a table. While we were waiting the hostess ordered our drinks for us. It is a lively place that seemed to have a equal mix of tourists and locals. We order the traditional causas to start which were delicious and beautifully presented. I had the classico ceviche made with sole for my main course. It was very good. My boyfriend had one of the platters which consisted of a mixto ceviche, calamari and a seafood causa. The calamari was the best I've ever had!

  • Visited April 2014
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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