The story of LV Mar

chefmanuel

Chef learned his art in some of the most revered kitchens in the Bay Area. Working beside Michelin recommended masters, Chef Manuel embraced a world-class philosophy of gastronomy. Known for his no-nonsense approach, Chef Manuel understands that the race to creating the finest contemporary cuisine is one that has no finish line.

Always inventing, while respecting traditional palettes, Chef Manuel creates menus that are new, fresh, and yet familiar. Continuing his long list of successes that includes properties like Bucca Giovanni, One Market, The Left Bank, and (his own) La Viga, Chef would like to invite you to LV Mar…the same passions, the same expertise, taken to a new level.

LV Mar is the next evolution of Chef Manuel’s vision. A casual, up-scale experience, LV Mar is where comfortable atmosphere, and the finest in gastronomy meet. It’s all about the highest-quality ingredients, the most refined techniques, and a unpretentious environment where satisfied guests are not just clients…they’re a part of the recipe.

Menus

2:30pm – 6pm daily

signature cocktails

Mezcamor  wahaka mezcal, chamboard, agave nectar, lemon 7
Gota de Frambuesa  absolut raspberry vodka, lime, agave nectar  7
La Piñata  malibu rum, pineapple, coconut milk  7
Gingerito  mint, ginger, sake, ginger beer, lime  5
LV Sangria  fresh fruit juices, red wine, house jamaica syrup, fresh diced fruit  5
Vigarita  herradura silver tequila, lime, agave nectar  7

wine by the glass

Ron Rubin, Chardonay, California  5
Diseño, Torrontes, Argentina  5
Valiñas, Albariño, Spain  6
Veramonte Reserva, Pinot Noir, Chile  6
Viña Gormaz, Tempranillo, Spain  6
Portillo, Malbec  5
Rios de Chile, Sauvignon Blanc   5
Axel, Cabernet   6

beer

on tap
Drake’s Denoginnizer IIPA
  9.75% abv 12oz  5
Anchor Zymaster No. 7 IPA
  7% abv  14oz  5
Negra Modelo
  5.4% abv  14oz  3
Modelo Especial  4.4% abv  14oz  3

beer drinks
Micheladas – beer, tomato juice, lime 4
Chavelas – beer, lime, chile powder 4
other

Pepino y Gengibre  ginger-cucumber mix, sparkling water  4.5
Jamaica-Limonada  house made jamaica syrup, fresh lemonade  4.5
Horchata de Coco  rice horchata, fresh coconut purée  4.5
Soda de Tamarindo  fresh tamarind purée w/sparkling water  4.5

 

bites

Ostiones En Su Concha  fresh, seasonal oysters in half shell, serrano chile & cucumber vinaigrette, diabla cocktail sauce  1/each

Calamar Frito  crispy calamari w/serrano chile aioli  6

*Ceviche de Camaron  lime cured white shrimp, sweet habanero chile, sweet potato, coconut crisps  5

Fritura Mixtas  crispy plantain, taro root, yucca, corn tortilla, manchamanteles aioli  3

Guacamole Ahumado  creamy ripe avocado, cucumber, radish, lime, crispy serrano ham, frituras  4

Tacos de Pescado  beer battered halibut, corn tortilla, pico de gallo, cabbage, chipotle lime  5

Papa Fritas  crispy french fries, garlic mojo  3

Tostada de Salmon  salmon salpicon, crispy tostada, pickled onions, radishes, jicama, cucumber, capers, lime & serrano chile cream  6

Barbacoa de Borrego  pulled braised lamb shank, red onion, radish, chile de arbol sauce on corn tortilla  5

Empanadas de Lechon  pulled pork, shalots, jicama, serrano, chile quajillo sauce  5

Torta Cubana  smoke pork loin, shredded pork, pickled onions, avocado, provolone, dijon mustard relish  7

Esparragos Asados  grilled asparagus, manchego cheese, serrano ham, ancho chile vinaigrette  5

 

saturday • 11:30am – 2:30pm

bebidas

Bottomless Mimosa – freshly squeezed orange, tamarind or raspberry 12

Sangria 8 • Micheladas 7 • Culebra 7

acompañamientos – 4 each

Handmade Corn Tortillas  •  Cotija Cheese Arepas   •  Warm Telera Bread

huevos

Huevos Con Mole y Chorizo sunnyside eggs, spanish chorizo, handmade corn tortillas, oaxaca cheese, black bean purée, mole sauce 15

Chilaquiles over-easy eggs, baked tortilla & shredded chicken, guacamole, queso fresco, sour cream, red & green sauces 14

Huevos Revuletos scrambled eggs, lobster meat, scallops, asparagus, wild mushrooms, tomato, serrano toast 18

ensaladas y sopa

Ensalada de Lechuga  butter lettuce, crispy bacon, radish, cherry tomato, queso fresco, chipotle & lime dressing   7

Ensalada de Arugula  arugula, fuji apple, walnut crusted goat cheese, serrano ham, chipotle & pomegranate dressing  8

Ensalada de Espinacas y Moras  wild spinach, mixed berries, candied almonds, jamaica dressing  8

Sopa de Esparragos  asparagus purée soup with cherry tomato garnish  8

 

tapas

Fritura Mixtas  crispy plantain, taro root, yucca, corn tortilla, manchamanteles aioli  5

Guacamole Ahumado  creamy ripe avocados, cucumber, radish, lime, crispy serrano ham, frituras  8

Fundido de Queso  melted oaxaca cheese, wild mushrooms, handmade blue corn tortillas  10

*Ceviche Mixto  octopus, scallop, alaskan halibut, orange, red onion & rocotto chile, sweet plantain  16

*Ceviche de Camaron  lime cured white shrimp, sweet habanero chile, sweet potato, coconut crisps  14

Esparragos Asados  grilled asparagus, manchego cheese, serrano ham, ancho chile vinaigrette  11

 

antojitos (+ two fried eggs for 3)

Pozole de Mariscos  clam, mussel, shrimp, corn hominy, purple potatoes, lobster and tomato broth, crispy tortilla 12

Tostada de Salmon  salmon salpicon, crispy tostada, pickled onions, radishes, jicama, cucumber, capers, lime & serrano chile cream  13

Solomillo a la Parrilla  seared 8oz natural hanger steak, wild mushrooms, ranch gordo moro beans, pearl onions, poblano chile emulsion  18

*Atun Encostrado  seared rare ahi tuna, coconut tuiles, jicama, radish, aji chile, chamoy chile drizzle  18

Hamburguesa Entomatada  natural beef patty, tomato & sweet habanero marmalade, crispy plantain, oaxaca cheese croquettes, fries  13

Tres Tacospulled braised lamb wtih chile de arbol sauce, shredded duck leg with tomatillo & avocado salsa, carnitas w/ ancho chile salsa  13

Cazuela de Chocoyotes  potato dumplings, wild mushrooms, serrano chile, asparagus, peas, pumpkin seeds,  tomato coulis  17

 

*may be served raw

mon – fri, 11:30am – 2:30pm

tapas

Fritura Mixtas  crispy plantain, taro root, yucca, corn tortilla, manchamanteles aioli  5

Guacamole Ahumado  creamy ripe avocados, cucumber, radish, lime, crispy serrano ham, frituras  8

*Ceviche Mixto  octopus, scallop, alaskan halibut, orange, red onion & rocotto chile, sweet plantain  14

*Ceviche de Camaron  lime cured white shrimp, sweet habanero chile, sweet potato, coconut crisps  14

Alcachofas  marinated artichoke hearts, rocotto chiles, cherry tomatoes, mixed olives, shallots, garlic, extra virgin olive oil, telera toasted bread  10

Esparragos Asados  grilled asparagus, manchego cheese, serrano ham, ancho chile vinaigrette  11

Fundido de Queso  melted oaxaca cheese, wild mushrooms, handmade blue corn tortillas  10

 

[ 2-Course Prix-Fixe: choose one Starter + Antojito for 17 or Platos Fuertes for 21 ]

starter

Ensalada de Lechuga  butter lettuce, radish crispy bacon, cherry tomato, queso fresco, chipotle & lime dressing   7

Ensalada de Arugula  arugula, fuji apples, walnuts, goat cheese, serrano ham, sweet chipotle dressing  8

Ensalada de Espinacas y Moras  wild spinach, mixed berries, candied almonds, jamaica dressing  8

Sopa de Esparragos  asparagus purée soup with cherry tomato garnish  8

 

antojitos

Torta de Lechon  smoked pork loin, shredded pork, pickled onions, avocado, provolone, dijon mustard relish, yucca chips  12

Hamburguesa Entomatada  natural beef patty, tomato & sweet habanero marmalade, crispy plantain, oaxaca cheese croquettes, fries  13

Tacos de Cayo de Hacha  three crispy scallop tacos with cucumber, plantain, sweet habanero cream on a jicama tortilla  13

Pozole de Mariscos  clam, mussel, shrimp, corn hominy, purple potatoes, calamari, lobster and tomato broth, crispy tortilla 12

Torta del Mar  lobster, shrimp, ono and crab salad sandwich, citrus habanero aioli, jicama, avocado, cucumber, taro root chips  13

Tostada de Salmon salmon salpicon, crispy tostada, pickled onions, radishes, jicama, cucumber, capers, lime & serrano chile cream  13

Tres Tacos pulled braised lamb wtih chile de arbol sauce, shredded duck leg with tomatillo & avocado salsa, carnitas w/ ancho chile salsa  13

Tostadas de Cangrejo fresh dungeness crab meat salpicon, crispy blue corn tortilla, avocado, pickled onions  11

 

platos fuertes

Solomillo a la Parrilla  seared 8oz natural hanger steak, wild mushrooms, ranch gordo moro beans, pearl onions, poblano chile emulsion  18

Filete de Salmon  seared skin-on loch duart salmon, black arborio rice, snap peas, saffron & sweet habanero sauce  18

Pechuga de Pollo  8oz natural chicken airline, wild rice, asparagus, mushrooms, chile güero cream sauce  16

*Atun Dorado  seared rare ahi tuna, dried chile rub, coconut tostadas, jicama, oranges, radishes, green beans, cherry tomatoes, organic baby mix lettuce, aji amarillo chile sauce  17

Cazuela de Chocoyotes  potato dumplings, wild mushrooms, serrano chile, asparagus, peas, pumpkin seeds, tomato coulis  17

 

*may be served raw

5:00pm – close

acompañamientos – 4 each

Handmade Corn Tortillas  •  Cotija Cheese Arepas   •  Warm Telera Bread

tapas

~ frias ~

Fritura Mixtas  crispy plantain, taro root, yucca, corn tortilla, manchamanteles aioli  5

Guacamole Ahumado  creamy ripe avocados, cucumber, radish, lime, crispy serrano ham, frituras  8

Ostiones En Su Concha  fresh, seasonal oysters in half shell, serrano chile  & cucumber vinaigrette, diabla cocktail  sauce
(3) 8 • (6) 15 • (12) 28

*Ceviche Mixto  octopus, scallop, alaskan halibut, orange,  red onion & rocotto chile, lime,  sweet plantain  16

*Ceviche de Atun rare hawaiian ahi tuna, jicama, mango, taro root,  cucumber, tomato, lime and serrano chile  consommé  15

*Ceviche de Camaron lime cured white shrimp, sweet habanero chile,  sweet potato, coconut crisps  14

Alcachofas marinated artichoke hearts, rocotto chiles, cherry tomatoes, mixed olives, shallots, garlic, extra virgin olive oil, queso fresco,  telera toasted bread  10

Cangrejo y Aguacate fresh dungeness crab meat, avocado, shallots, chipotle aioli, citrus supreme salad  15

~ caliente ~

Camarones a la Vara  four grilled, head on gulf prawn skewers,  crispy tortilla, black bean purée, butter lettuce,  chipotle aioli  13

Deshebra de Pato shredded duck leg confit, chipotle & onions, masa pelliscadas, manchego cheese, avocado & tomatillo salsa  13

Tostada de Salmon   salmon salpicon, crispy tostada, pickled onions,  radishes, jicama, cucumber, capers, lime &  serrano chile cream  13

Esparragos Asados  grilled asparagus, manchego cheese, serrano ham, ancho chile vinaigrette  11

Calamares Salteados  sautéed calamari, mussles and chorizo, saffron,  lime, purple potato, garlic aioli, crouton  13

Tacos de Borrego  pulled natural lamb, red onion, radish, chile de arbol sauce on corn tortilla  8

Cayo Dorado  crispy scallop, cucumber, plantain, sweet habanero cream on jicama tortilla  9

Fundido de Queso  melted oaxaca cheese, wild mushrooms, handmade blue corn tortillas  10

 

ensaladas

Ensalada de Lechuga y Elote organic butter lettuce, corn, cotija cheese,  chile ancho dust, serrano chile & garlic  dressing  8

Ensalada de Arugula arugula, fuji apples, walnuts, goat cheese,  serrano ham, sweet chipotle dressing  8

Ensalada de Espinacas y Moras wild spinach, mixed berries, jicama, candied  almonds, jamaica dressing  8

Ensalada de Palmitos y Aguacate hearts of palm, avocado, frisee, orange, lime dressing  10

 

platos fuertes

~ mar ~

Arroz Con Mariscos lobster meat, scallop, halibut, black arborio rice, snow peas, plantain, epazote herb sauce  28

Cayo de Hacha maine day boat scallops, green rice croquette, wild mushrooms, english pea purée, lobster tomato sauce  26

Filete de Salmon skin-on loch duart salmon, english peas, potatoes confit , pearl onions, cascabel chile sauce  24

Caldo de Mariscos branzino fish filet, gulf prawns, clams, root vegetables, and spicy tomato broth  26

Pescado Con Pepitas pumpkin seed crusted halibut, corn truffle potato purée, chayote squash, guajillo chile emulsion  25

 

~ tierra ~

Chuleta de Puerco 10oz bone-in natural pork chop, fingerling potatoes, asparagus, spring onions, almond butter, morita chile jus  24

Asado 11oz grass fed rib-eye, chorizo, baby potatoes, artichokes, confit fennel, chimichurri sauce  30

Solomillo a la Parrilla seared 8oz natural hanger steak, chorizo  and potato croquettes, arugula and romesco sauce  23

Chorizo de la Casa house made pork & beef sausages, rancho gordo lima beans, spinach, chile de arbol sauce  19

Pechuga de Pato Con Moras seared duck breast, wild mixed rice, dried cherries, spinach, sweet & sour berry sauce  24

Cazuela de Chocoyotes potato dumplings, wild mushrooms, serrano chile, asparagus, peas, pumpkin seeds, tomato coulis  17

 

*may be served raw

acompañamientos – 4 each

Handmade Corn Tortillas  •  Cotija Cheese Arepas   •  Warm Telera Bread

tapas

Fritura Mixtas crispy plantain, taro root, corn tortilla, manchamanteles aioli  5

Pelliscadas fire roasted vegetables, chipotle & onions, masa pelliscadas, manchego cheese, avocado & tomatillo salsa  12

Fundido de Queso melted oaxaca cheese, wild mushrooms, handmade blue corn tortillas  10

*Taco de Vegetales fire roasted vegetables, red onion, radish, chile de arbol sauce on corn tortilla  7

Esparragos Asados grilled asparagus, manchego cheese, ancho chile vinaigrette  9

Taco de Plantano Macho fried plantain, cucumber, sweet habanero cream on jicama tortilla  8

ensaladas

Ensalada de Lechuga y Elote organic butter lettuce, corn, cotija cheese, chile ancho dust, serrano chile & garlic dressing  8

Ensalada de Espinacas y Moras wild spinach, mixed berries, candied almonds, jamaica dressing  8

Ensalada de Arugula arugula, fuji apples, walnuts, goat cheese, sweet chipotle dressing  7

Ensalada de Palmitos y Aguacate hearts of palm, avocado, frise, orange, lime dressing  10

PLATOS FUERTES

Cazuela de Chocoyotes potato dumplings, wild mushrooms, serrano chile, asparagus, peas, pumpkin seeds, tomato coulis  17

Arroz Con Vegetales creamy aborio rice, asparagus, peas, artichokes, chilie ancho sauce  19

Hongos Salteados wild mushrooms, hutlacoche mashed potatoes, chayote squash, guajillo chile emulsion  18

Tostada Vegetariana crispy tarte, radish, arugula, seasonal vegetables, serrano chile vinaigrette 12

*vegan

BITES  (w/choice of fries, mixed green salad or sautéed vegetables)

Chicken Tenders  6.5
Mac & Cheese  6
Cheese Quesadilla  5.5
Fish & Chips  7

SWEETS

Fruit Plate  5
Kids Ice Cream  2.5

DRINKS

Apple JuiceMilkFresh Lemonade  2 each

POSTRES

Geletina de Guayaba guava panna cotta, mango culis, peanut brittle tuille, mint syrup 7.5

Crema Catalana thyme custard, sangria heart, puff pastry sticks, lime cream 7.5

Torta de Fresa Y Platano caramelized strawberries and sweet plantain, walnuts, almond and vanilla crust, rum raisin ice cream  7.5

Pastel de Chocolate Con Platano ‘Macho’ flourless chocolate cake, caramelized plantain, passion fruit almond tuile, mezcal créme anglaise 7.5

Helado de Horchata horchata (rice and cinnamon) ice cream, almond tuile 6

DRINKS

Moscato – don rodolfo, chile  7

Port – grahams six grapes  7  ~or~  grahams 10yr tawny, portugal  9

Café – organic oak wood roasted coffee  3.5

Espresso – single neopolitan espresso  3.5

Capuccino – single espresso, ‘leche espumosa’  5

Latté – single espresso, leche caliente  5

~ each additional espresso shot 1.5 ~

Chocolate Mexicano – mexican hot chocolate  4.5

Harney and Sons Tea – individual tea sachets  3.5

 

 

 

Press and Events

Inspectors View: Located just a few blocks from its casual cousin La Viga, LV Mar is worlds away in terms of cuisine, offering sophisticated contemporary Latin American fare. The space is appropriately stylish, with slate floors, high ceilings, and paintings […]

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Chef Manuel feature

Chef Manuel feature | Sept 2014

The first time I went to LV Mar — Chef Manuel Martinez’ upscale, contemporary Latin restaurant in Redwood City — I walked in on a private party…[continue reading]

Daily Post Writeup June 2013

Daily Post – June 2013

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Metro SV – Nov 2014

Ceviche, mole, and queso fundido are familiar dishes to lovers of Latin cuisine. Chef Manuel Martinez, of La Viga Restaurant, has added a contemporary twist to these Latin classics at his latest labor of love, LV Mar in Redwood City’s thriving downtown food scene….[continue reading]


Aug

When it comes to Mexican food, Redwood City has become synonymous with taquerias. But Chef Manuel Martinez is doing all he can to make Redwood City the place for good Mexican food, period, most recently opening the decidedly upscale LV Mar toward the end of last year….[continue reading]

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2042 Broadway St in Downtown Redwood City.

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