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La Mar Cebicheria Peruana: A User’s Guide
- Starter: the signature Cebiche Clásico—California halibut cured in a citrusy mixture called tiger’s milk
- Entree: sea bass fried chicharrón style with a spicy sauce
- Side: housemade empanada filled with flambéed mushrooms
- Drink: any of the specialty pisco cocktails
Where to Sit: The covered patio is a no-brainer, and it’s often crowded for a reason: views of the Embarcadero and San Francisco Bay will stick with you long after you’ve paid the check.
When to Go: This busy restaurant gets packed when any big event hits the neighborhood or when tourists come out to play on weekends. Give weeknights a shot, especially just after happy hour ends at 6 p.m.
- Ditch road traffic and take the waterway to the restaurant. Park your vessel at Pier 1 1/2 or take a Tideline water taxi.
- Try to make a reservation at the chef’s table. You’ll be treated to the tasting menu, as well as a view of the bay.
Ceviche: fresh, raw fish marinated in citrus juices and various seasonings.
Quinoa: versatile goosefoot plant from the Andes that’s eaten for its nutrient-dense seeds; looks like a fluffy grain when cooked
While You’re in the Neighborhood
Before: Take a stroll through Sue Bierman Park (Washington and Drumm Streets) just before sunset and spy the colorful wild parrots who live in the trees. It’s one of the best places in the city to spot them.
After: See which comics are in town at Punch Line Comedy Club (444 Battery Street).