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Salsas at La Mar in Santiago.La Mar
I’ve been hearing about the world-class Peruvian chef Gastón Acurio for years (even before Adam Sachs covered him in F&W). While I patiently wait for him to open up a place in New York—and to see him at the 2010 New York City Wine & Food Festival in the fall—I got to hit his ceviche-centric restaurant La Mar in Santiago. It’s a super-cool-looking restaurant surrounded by a moat (sort of), and it serves some stellar fish dishes, like sweet-soy-sauce-lacquered grilled tuna and just about any ceviche. As an added bonus, they also make one of the best pisco sours I’ve had, ever.
Ave. Nueva Costanera 3922; 011-56-2- 2067839.