La Mar aims to bring diners closer to the sea by paying homage to key dishes in Peruvian cuisine – including the classic ceviche, a must-eat here – and to founder Gastón Acurio’s own heritage. El Festival de La Mar is a feast dish featuring fresh lobster, juicy prawns, sea urchin, crab and many other shellfish served with a selection of homemade sauces. The restaurant’s artisanal empanadas – pastry pockets filled with seafood and fried until crunchy – are among the best recent additions to the menu.
Known for its pisco-led cocktails as well as its seafood, La Mar is the perfect location for diners to mix with Lima’s buzzing foodie crowd and experience limeño dining at its best. The no-reservations policy also means you are always in with a good chance of a table.