Lula Bistro Restaurant Review, Guadalajara, Mexico December 2016

Lula Bistro

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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