La Mar Cebicheria, a Peruvian restaurant in the New York’s Flatiron District, closed last week, according to Eater. The restaurant was South American chef Gaston Acurio’s only La Mar location in New York.
The restaurant, which replaced the popular restaurant Tabla, auctioned off their kitchen equipment on Monday and the New York location is no longer listed on La Mar’s website. The restaurant could not be reached for comment on the reason behind the closure, but it may be due to spotty service, awkward spacing in the dining room, and hit-or-miss food.
Critics have given La Mar Cebicheria not-so-great reviews. New York Times' Pete Wells deemed it “sometimes exciting, often disappointing,” while Bloomberg’s Ryan Sutton says, “the food will neither offend nor inspire,” calling it “the Andean equivalent of TGI Friday’s.” The New Yorker’s Leo Cary noted that the restaurant’s ceviche is “far better than average,” but “anything involving chicken…is mystifyingly insipid.”
It looks like ceviche-lovers will have to head out to San Francisco for their La Mar fix.