Food & Drink

Cebiche and sours on the Embarcadero

Published On 09/25/2008 Published On 09/25/2008
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1. La Mar Cebicheria Peruana Pier 1.5 (at Washington St), San Francisco, CA 94105 (Embarcadero)

La Mar is an elegant seafood shrine in Embarcadero helmed by Le Cordon Bleu-trained Gastón Acurio, whose authentic Peruvian cuisine rivals what you'd find in Lima itself -- he would know, as Acurio's run one of Lima's premier fine dining establishments, Astrid y Gastón, for years. La Mar offers vibrant waterfront views to enjoy alongside equally vibrant ceviche, which features a rotating selection of fresh seafood bathed in leche de tigre, a citrus-based marinade that cures the fish. Acurio's other speciality, warm and savory empanadas, are a welcome contrast to the cool and tangy ceviche.