Lula Bistro is located about 15 minutes from the center of Guadalajara by car, in a seemingly industrial area right next to some train tracks.
The restaurant feel was very modern/minimalist with a warehouse feel. Concrete floor walls and ceiling and dark lighting.
They had downtempo and jazz music playing the whole time, which I liked.🙌
When we arrived there was no one except us for the first 30 minutes or so. That was a little worrisome, but gradually the place started to fill up.
There was a good mix of locals and foreigners, maybe 50/50 by the time we left.
‘New Mexican’ food
The food here was very good!👏
I would liken the cuisine and menu to what New American is to American food.
It’s a contemporary and modern take on traditional Mexican cuisine. A lot more refined. And I liked it a lot.
It was much lighter, with delicate flavors. But you could definitely see the influences and roots of each dish.
For example, they had ‘carne en su jugo’, which was like a modern and minified version what I had at Kamilos 333.
This was easily one of the best meals we’ve had while visiting Mexico.
We chose one 6 course and then one 10 course to get a good mix of flavors/plates.
I think start to finish was approximately 1.5 hours. Not bad!
Each course was finished with 3-5 bites, so it really was a tasting.
I think for what was served, that was appropriate.
I don’t think we were stuffed by the time we left, but we were definitely full.
I don’t know what’s better, to be stuffed or full. It’s probably better to be full. At least healthier.😃
My only comment or critique was that the majority of the dishes came with some sort of a sauce.
The sauces were poured over by the waiter, after they brought out the plates.
It was nice to have that for the first few courses, but definitely got a bit old and tired by the time we were finished.
But don’t get me wrong! The food was good and very nicely presented.
Have a look below at what we ate! (sorry some of the photos didn’t come out so well with the low lighting 🙁 )
Make sure to bookmark this place if you happen to be craving a fine dining experience in Guadalajara!
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