Peruvian Food at La Mar
When I started planning my trip to San Francisco I asked my followers and friends for all the recommendations on what to do and where to eat. Needless to say…they came through. I was a bit overwhelmed by the amount of responses and restaurant recommendations I received but knew I wanted to try some new types of food I hadn’t had before. Insert, La Mar - a Peruvian restaurant at Pier 1 1/2 on the Embarcadero.
When looking at the menu, some of the items were familiar with a Peruvian twist; and others I had never heard of - like Causa, whipped potatoes topped with seafood, meat, or veggies. La Mar, being right on the water, is a very seafood heavy restaurant and the seafood was QUALITY. So fresh and delicious. Their Signature Cocktails were also outstanding and you can get them in a carafe if you want to share!
Prickly Pear Margarita
with tequila mi campo, prickly pear puree, & lime
with Wagyu skirt steak, quail egg, chalaca, & lomo salatado sauce
The spirit of Japanese sashimi, Peruvian Style, with salmon, creamy jalapeño avocado leche de tigre & chalaca
Whipped potatoes topped with ahi tuna tartar, avocado, nori, & rocoto cream
with octopus, potato, garlic, olive aioli, piquillo pepper & arugula salad
with aji amarillo gin, lime ,mezcal, aperol, agave, & aji amarillo ice
El Mousse de Chocolate
Peruvian chocolate mousse, caramelized quinoa meringue, & lucuma ice cream