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Peruvian cuisine is the most heavily influenced by the variety of ethnic backgrounds found throughout Peru. The blending of these cultures mixed with Peru’s unusually large number of climate changes due to its many geological difference, combined with its unique, indigenous agriculture is what gives Peruvian cuisine its edge and makes it some of the best cuisines from around the world.
Offering a taste through Peru, La Mar’s signature menu items range from unique seafood, meat, and vegetarian selections that showcase Chef Lopez’s dedication to sea-to-table cooking. Vibrant dish examples include the Cebiche Clásico with California halibut in a classic leche de tigre with red onion, habanero, Peruvian corn, and yam, and Tiradito Gastón with Peruvian bay scallops and creamy ají amarillo leche de tigre.
Pulling further inspiration from Peru, the menu offers Peruvian classics including the Causa, a duo of whipped potatoes topped with seafood or vegetables, and Lomo Saltado, a Traditional Peruvian-style stir-fry of beef tenderloin, sautéed with onions, tomatoes, cilantro, garlic, and soy sauce, topped with a fried egg, papas fritas, and rice. Going beyond the classics, Chef Lopez creates colorful, fresh, and healthy dishes that cater to both gluten-free and vegan diners.
La Mar’s cocktail menu is built around Pisco, the national drink of Peru, and goes beyond the classics like the Pisco Sour to feature a dozen specialized cocktails including the Chilcano with Pisco, ginger beer, lime juice, and angostura bitters. Traditional Peruvian beverages such as Chicha Morada, made of purple corn, spices, and fruit, and Inca Kola provide a non-alcoholic alternative.
Located inside the historic Pier 1½, La Mar’s clean minimalist décor preserves the beauty of the old building while also adding splashes of blue and green accents to fit with the seafood-focused menu.