La Mar Cebicheria Peruana's Ceviches and Tiraditos

La Mar Cebicheria Peruana's Ceviches and Tiraditos

Hands down the best thing on the menu is the restaurant's signature tiradito, dubbed La Mar: sliced raw hamachi in a gentle yellow aji-pepper sauce flavored with cilantro.

This week, Counter Culture ascends the Andean heights of La Mar Cebicheria Peruana, at our new branch of a celebrated Lima ceviche restaurant, where, in addition to fancified native ceviches, the menu dabbles in the Peruvian version of sashimi, called tiraditos. The raw-fish component is unqualifiedly excellent; you'll have to read the review for our opinion of the other stuff.

La Mar Cebicheria Peruana's Ceviches and Tiraditos

Prettily decorated with black sesame seeds, the Chifa tiradito features fatty salmon-collar sashimi in a passion-fruit marinade.

La Mar Cebicheria Peruana's Ceviches and Tiraditos

By contrast, the ceviche called Chifa is a tangled but delicious mass of hamachi, pickled vegetables, micro-herbs, and wontons (a "chifa" is a South American-style Chinese restaurant) in a black-sesame leche de tigre dressing.

La Mar Cebicheria Peruana's Ceviches and Tiraditos

Salmon, shrimp, and octopus (cooked) join fried calamari (also cooked) in a green leche de tigre in the ceviche known as Popular.

La Mar Cebicheria Peruana's Ceviches and Tiraditos

The tasting of three ceviches will set you back $24, from left to right: Popular, Elegance, and Nikei.

La Mar Cebicheria Peruana's Ceviches and Tiraditos

The wall of suspended corn as you ascend to the upstairs dining room

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