Av. La Mar 770, Miraflores, Lima
+51 1 421 3365
Chief reason to visit: To mix with Lima’s buzzing foodie crowd and sample chef Andrés Rodríguez’s creative repertoire of ceviches that include octopus, sea urchin, shrimp and grouper – along with a pisco sour or two.
A few words on the chef: A loyal subject of Gastón Acurio’s culinary empire, Rodríguez led the kitchens at Astrid & Gastón and Tanta, both in Madrid, before returning to Peru to take over from previous La Mar chef Anthony Vasquez.
Typical dishes: Ceviche; chalaca de causas, featuring crab, sand smelt crackling, avocado and tartare sauce.
What’s the vibe? This is a no-reservations joint – and hugely popular – so expect to queue. Known for its pisco-led cocktails as well as its seafood, La Mar is relaxed limeño dining at its best.
What else: La Mar takes its social responsibility seriously by promoting sustainable seafood sourcing. It only uses fresh fish of the day in order to alleviate over-exploited fish species.