This revamped pan Latin restaurant at the Hub has a great urban lounge-y feel to it. Together with ace service and great tasting food, here’s a place I would recommend. We went here for dinner recently to try their mainly Latin American, with a slight touch of Asian cuisine. It’s easy to spend hours here with their comfortable cushiony couches, or even the exclusive swing-table for four. Their outdoor area and stylish decor make this place chic and relaxing.
We were served by Jasmine, who, along with a couple other staff members, made sure we had one of the best experiences service-wise. She gave us killer recommendations for every course and we were happy to try them out.
From the entradas (small bites), we got the Atun Tartar. The tuna bites were fresh and zesty. We tried the Camaron Amarillo (shrimp ceviche) – you can’t not have ceviche at a Latin American place. It was also super fresh and tasty. The winner of starters though, and possibly of the evening, was their Salmon Maracuya. That perfect flavor of passion fruit sauce, with a bit of crunch and fresh salmon blew me away.
For mains, we got: the Bife de Chorizo (angus ribeye) and the Lomo Saltado. The steak came with two sauces. I was slightly disappointed with the presentation; the steak was pre-cut and came with two entire bowls of sauce. However, the taste made up for this and we thoroughly enjoyed how juicy and flavorful it was. I’d call the Lomo Saltado the ‘lowlight’ of our meal, as everything on the plate (the tenderloin, the fries and the fried rice) lacked taste. That part was slightly disappointing especially since everything else was so tasty.
For dessert, we got the Domo de Chocolate, recommended to us by our server. This is Bu!’s molten chocolate cake, and although it was soft and perfectly sweetened, I do wish there was more ‘molten’ in there.
Overall, Bu! is a trendy restaurant and lounge with amazing service and some brilliant food.