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

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Pobre Nigiri

with Wagyu skirt steak, quail egg, chalaca, & lomo salatado sauce

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Verde Tiradito

The spirit of Japanese sashimi, Peruvian Style, with salmon, creamy jalapeño avocado leche de tigre & chalaca


Nikkei Causa

Whipped potatoes topped with ahi tuna tartar, avocado, nori, & rocoto cream


Pulpo Anticuchos

with octopus, potato, garlic, olive aioli, piquillo pepper & arugula salad


El Volcán

with aji amarillo gin, lime ,mezcal, aperol, agave, & aji amarillo ice

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El Mousse de Chocolate

Peruvian chocolate mousse, caramelized quinoa meringue, & lucuma ice cream

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