A new Mexican restaurant, Luchador opened its doors to the public last week.
The authentic Mexican roof cantina and lounge, located at the Aloft Palm Jumeirah draws inspiration from Mexico’s most iconic and entertaining sport, Lucha Libre.
Commenting on the launch general manager Max Wiegerinck said: “Luchador celebrates the Mexican way of life, blending incredible food, drinks and entertainment with a strong social scene in an impressive location. We want our guests to feel at home, dance, live, laugh out loud, and create unforgettable memories.”
Taking diners on a journey to Mexico, Luchador serves up signature tacos, guacamoles, ceviches and carnitas. Experience the true taste of Latin America with a selection of starters that include salmon guacamole and ensalada tropical prepared with ponzu, quinoa, citrus wedges, and fresh cheese. For a hearty main course, guests can opt for the pulpo en su tinta a unqiue composition of octopus with red grape, squid ink, creamy rice, banana chips and avocado puree or pescado frito, whole hamour fried with pickled jalapenos, green salad, tortillas and Mexican rice.
Facing the ocean, Luchador’s outdoor lounge boasts cityscape views of the Burj Al Arab, Burj Khalifa and the Palm.
Upon entering the multi-faceted venue, the tone is set with bright wrestling masks adorning an entire section of the restaurant’s facade. Aztec motifs tiles and art embedded within the decor animate the venue with organic style interiors, dark woods and exposed walls. The venue also houses a resident DJ and live band.