LALO & COCO | TWO NEW MEXICAN HOTSPOTS IN AMSTERDAM

This spring, two Mexican hotspots are launching simultaneously on the 24th floor of the iconic NH tower next to the RAI Amsterdam.

LALO Contemporary Mexican Kitchen & Bar and COCO Lounge & Bar will be inspired by the colourful cultural and culinary traditions of Mexico. It will be the latest project by the Entourage Group, who are also behind Mr. Porter, The Duchess and Izakaya.

LALO

Notably, LALO translates the essence of Mexico into an unparalleled dining experience. Sparkling, lively and energetic. And of course, with dishes that will resemble that. In the kitchen & bar, fine dining merges with a sexy lounge, where DJs add flavour to the evening with their beats. Together it creates an energetic atmosphere of drinking, eating and socialising that is revolutionary within Amsterdam. Both concepts cover the entire 24th floor of the tower and therefore have a 360 ° view of the city.

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LALO Mexican restaurant Amsterdam

Globetrotters and local townspeople relax in the leather saddles with woven backrests that are handmade by Mexican artisans.

Interior

Despite the modern architecture of the building, LALO represents the bustling and uncontrolled energy of Central America. The renowned designers of Studio MU Architecture & Design translated the essence of the country into a design full of characteristic materials such as antique iron, rough concrete, lush plants, rustic wood and unique terrazzo. As an illustration, golden and brass elements in the design symbolise historical art objects. But no matter which place guests choose to spend their time, LALO offers fantastic views of Amsterdam everywhere. From the seats directly at the window to the high bar stools, large tables and the intimate booths.

COCO Bar & Lounge

With its energetic lounge atmosphere and colourful dishes, COCO, as a long-awaited sky lounge, gives Amsterdam hospitality a refreshing boost as a long-awaited sky lounge. The lounge & bar menu captures the grand dynamics of Mexico. Small dishes are combined with one of the 100 tequila options or the tropical cocktails full of Mexican and South American influences. COCO looks out over Amsterdam at a staggering 91 meters. In that exciting and cosmopolitan setting, it bustles all day long. From lunch to after work drinks, to an informal dinner with live DJ music.

COCO Amsterdam

In either case, we can’t wait for these two new hotspots to open!

LALO Mexican Kitchen & Bar
COCO Bar & Lounge

Europaboulevard 2b, Amsterdam
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Arriba Arriba, the new Mexican hotspot in Amsterdam!

Are you ready for a new South American hotspot in Amsterdam? Arriba Arriba will open its doors on the Rozengracht on the 1st of February.

Arriba Arriba is a Mexican street food hang-out with South American influences. You can go here from noon for quick taco’s or to dine extensively, 7 days a week. All dishes on the menu are created for sharing. Perfect for two or with a large group of friends. Arriba Arriba is a concept created by the IQ Creative team, that also brought you Happyhappyjoyjoy. For the concept and interior, they have joined forces with architects Concrete and JPS.

the word streetfood or ‘antojitos‘  literally means cravings

A quick bite or a long meal
In a country where 50% of the population buys their food on the street, the word streetfood or ‘antojitos‘  literally means cravings. At Arriba Arriba you will have the option to go for a quick mean taco or lunch. All tacos are created with authentic Mexican tortillas from Taiyari and baked according to the method of the old Aztecs. The toppings vary, from crispy pescado with crispy cabbage and lime, to rib-eye with chimichurri and avocado, or pulpo ‘octopus’ with sweet potato and pickled onion. You will also find healthy salads, and other bites such as oysters on the menu.
Starters and main courses do not exist here, just pick and choose want you want to try. Good to know that all tortillas and tostada’s are gluten-free!  The menu also offers plenty of choice for vegetarians.


Mexican street food? Yes please!

A typical Mexican restaurant with a modern twist

Modern and Mexican interior
We haven’t seen it yet but word is that it’s going to look and feel like a typical Mexican restaurant with a modern twist. The inspiration for the interior comes from the Mexican architect Luis Barragán, who works a lot with color, light and shadow, without losing any subtlety. The elongated space on the Rozengracht will becomes an atmospheric and cheerful place with areas of color. The decoration will consist of modern objects and will be filled with natural materials such as cactus and rattan. It’s also going to be quite spacious as the restaurant easily seats 150 people and is also perfect for people that just want to drink a Mexican beer or Margarita.

We can’t wait to visit this Mexican hotspot!

Arriba Arriba
Rozengracht 114 , Amsterdam

Love,

Elke

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