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Jun 24, 2008 08:25 PM

Landmark Peruvian Cevichería to open at Pier 1-1/2

The Tablehopper was all but bursting with juicy news this week, but none more interesting to me than the item about the upcoming La Mar Cebichería Peruana, an elaborate cevichería and pisco bar a stone's throw from the Ferry Building. The man behind it is none other than Gastón Acurio, the leading figure in Peruvian cuisine (which some consider one of the world's three great cuisines, along with French and Chinese).

And oh, yeah, the Inner Sunset will get its Peruvian, too, when Fresca opens a sister restaurant in the PJ's Oysterbed space at 8th & Irving.

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  1. This sounds great, if they make delicious authentic ceviche that isn't in all purdy martini glasses in sample-sized portions. That, and a proper pisco sour to start, and I'm sold.

    1. That is wonderful news - thanks for the post. I hope that they will have more choices of Tiradito, the creamy style of ceviche, which is excellent in Peru but tends to be under-covered in Peruvian restaurants here.

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      1. re: Maple

        Mochica's tiradito is thin slices of unmarinated halibut, laid out in a thin layer on a plate, topped just before serving with a huacatay-aji amarillo sauce and a fistful of choclo kernels. It's one of the best things I ate last year, one of those dishes that left me craving more so badly that I went back on own and ate a whole order myself. $17 for a pretty ample serving.

        937 Harrison Street, San Francisco, CA 94107

        1. re: Robert Lauriston

          Yes, we did have Tiradito at Mochica, but in general I thought Limon's various ceviches were slightly better. But both pale in comparison to what you can get in Lima so I am still searching!

      2. It is discussed in today's (Wednesday) Food section of the Chron as well. However, they cleverly forgot to include the location, except to say it would be on the waterfront. But if you look closely at the accompanying photo/artists rendition you can make out the Ferry Building in th background.

        1. Omg!! I had a great meal at La Mar in Lima. Although I still don't quite get the pairing of raw fish with mashed potato in the causas. I loved the Japanese-influenced tiraditos, though, and leche de tigre...