If you’re picking just one place for ceviche, many Limeños would recommend La Mar. Coming in at No. 12 on the Latin America’s 50 Best Restaurants list, La Mar’s fame derives from a creative approach to the classic dish, as well as fresh takes on traditional delicacies like causas (a seasoned mashed potato terrine), tiraditos (a marinated raw fish dish like ceviche, but usually served with a spicy sauce), and numerous other Peruvian favorites. As its maritime moniker suggests—“la mar” means “the sea”—most choices are seafood-based, but beef and chicken also appear on the menu; vegetarian versions of most items are available. No reservations are accepted and locals pack in, especially on weekends; have a pisco to assuage a most worth-it wait.
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Av Mariscal La Mar 770, Miraflores 15074, Peru
+51 1 4213365
Fri - Sun 12pm - 5:30pm
Mon - Thur 12pm - 5pm