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La Mar Cebicheria Peruana -- coming to the Embarcadero?

Still catching my breath from reading abou this supposedly under-construction-now monster 11,000 square foot ceviche palace in San Francisco. Can anyone shed any light?

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  1. One of the best chef in Peru, excessive $ investment, opening at Pier 1. Projected opening- Mid August. Can't wait!

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    1. re: VanessaItalyinSF

      I walk/run by the location almost daily. There will be a great outdoor area, but there is NO WAY they open in August. I would be shocked if they can do it by the end of September.

      1. re: Robert Lauriston

        Thanks to both of you -- not sure how I missed that thread only a week ago as I read the SF Bay board quite carefully. I think I'm going to blame it on the CH technical problems rather than my own misreading ;-). But I still can't believe how big this place is going to be -- bigger than my house!

      2. Hope they actually name it, "El Mar Cevicheria Peruana" or "La Cevicheria del Mar Peruano" or La Cevicheria Peruano del Mar", but not, "La Mar Cebicheria Peruana".

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            1. re: Xiao Yang

              And it won't be the first time that the name is used in one of Gaston Acurio's restaurants:

              http://www.theperuguide.com/lima/rest...

            2. re: Sam Fujisaka

              FYI...The La Mar names comes from the first La Mar restaurant opened in Lima, Peru, the street name where the first restaurant is located is "La Mar". I've tried the food at threee other restaurants owned by Gaston and all I have to say is "DELICIOUS"!!

              1. re: Sam Fujisaka

                The name La Mar reflects the name of the street that it is located on in Lima, Peru and not the sea, per se. The location, Avenida La Mar, in Mira Flores is the location of the original restaurant hence the confusion associated with the name.

              2. The space is in an old pier building and there will be a separate pisco bar area and perhaps some outdoor seating. I peeked in a few days ago and they had barely begun to finish the interior, so I couldn't picture the layout. But only 11,000 SF? Pikers!

                http://www.reuters.com/article/pressR...

                1. I was just in Lima, Peru and ate at La Mar. The place is amazing!! It's a very high energy/ trendy place. They're going to staff the new San Francisco location with employees from the Lima location. They also have a cebicheria in Buenos Aires. I wish they would open one in my hometown (atlanta)!!!!!

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                  1. re: robynbryde

                    Seems unlikely they could get visas for many of their Lima staff.

                    1. re: Robert Lauriston

                      Oh yes they can....it's who you know and how the system works that counts...