La Mar Cebicheria Peruana
New York, NY 10010
Village Voice's Description
When Gaston Acurio – South America’s most famous chef – brought his ceviche to New York, expectations ran high. At La Mar Cebicheria, the ceviches of raw fish bathed in tart citrus juices turned out to be great, and so did their sashimi-influenced cousins, the tiraditos. The problem is that most of the rest of the menu sucked. The national dish of aji de gallina was rendered as a cheese-soaked mass of flavorless poultry – when it should have been fiery as hell – while seco de cordero, normally a hearty goat stew, had been reinvented as a couple of twee lamb chops plus a few chunks of shoulder absurdly arranged on the plate with baby vegetables. Our advice: sit downstairs and enjoy a tiradito or ceviche plus a pisco sour (the national drink of Peru), then go elsewhere for your nourishment.
Tips from foursquare
The Pisco Sour to end all pisco sours is here - blend of quebranta, lime juice, egg whites & regional bitters.
The ceviche here is like take a quick trip to Peru, have the same passion and blowing flavours of tradicional places in Lima but elevated to the top standards of world cuisine.
Try the cholopolitan, which is Maracuya with Pisco and Salmon Macho!! You won't regret it!!
The pisco sour is great, but the maracuya (passion fruit) sour is the best.
Try the Arroz con Pato (Yellow rice with Duck). Great texture on the rice and a perfectly cooked duck will make you come back for more.
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