Throwing away “the best” of anything has become a bit common and overused, but from time to time, the phrase is truly apt. the mojito in Bamboo Bar and Restaurant It’s not just one of a kind; It’s the best version of this drink in Southern California and it only takes one sip for you to nod. But that’s just the beginning; because as good as that mojito is, the rest of the menu will be just as memorable.
Bamboo Bar and Restaurant owner and executive chef, José L. Mendoza, has been introducing people to his distinctive and flavorful Latin flavors, which he infuses, the best way to say it, with his imagination and creativity. The mojito is representative of what he hopes to offer each visitor: a special and unique experience. Each Mojitoeither caipirinha if you prefer, it is made to order and contains freshly squeezed sugar cane. Although sugar cane is not always easy to locate, it is squeezed daily to give each drink a unique freshness and sweetness you won’t find anywhere else. Both cocktails are only $13 which is incredibly affordable and anyone else would put a much higher price on these drinks.
The mojito may have drawn you to Bamboo, but this quaint restaurant has so much more to offer that you’ll want to come back. The restaurant offers three distinct dining experiences: a large bar where guests can enjoy one of many creative, freshly prepared cocktails, and an indoor dining room that combines upscale surroundings with a more relaxed atmosphere. The patio finally offers you a genuine bamboo environment that transports you to an island experience away from the hustle and bustle of Los Angeles.
If you are looking for a fun place to enjoy a craft cocktail and some appetizers, Bamboo is the perfect place to meet up with friends, either sitting at the bar or enjoying a warm evening on the beautiful patio. The two appetizers you must experience are the crab cakes and the ceviche. The ceviche is such a large portion, it could only be dinner and the fresh white fish is marinated in a savory combination of spices and lemon and then garnished with cilantro, onion, garlic and tomato, this is just as good as it gets. comes south of the border. The crab cakes, well the only mention should be that it’s crab in abundance and not much else which is exactly what makes a great crab cake and pairs beautifully with a pineapple mango salsa.
Bamboo offers a main menu that is sure to please anyone, but the highlight on the entire menu is the seafood dishes and that’s thanks to Chef José, who is always on the hunt for the freshest fish. Whether it’s overnight halibut, shrimp, white fish, or limiting his lobster to only females to ensure you get the most tender version, he always puts quality ingredients into every dish.
The fantastic Latin fusion menu focuses on the unique and flavorful sauces that only Chef José has created. Yucatan Chicken is skinless chicken breast in a garlic and pepper marinade and comes served with Spanish rice, seasoned vegetables and plantains. This dish can be substituted according to taste, as you can substitute shrimp or salmon for the chicken. Mixing the sauce into Spanish rice takes rice to a whole new level of flavor. Chef José goes in a completely different direction with his mango salsa that pairs beautifully with chicken, shrimp, or salmon, giving these dishes more of an island feel. In terms of steak, the Cancun steak is a grilled New York steak with Bamboo’s flavorful house sauce, and then, for a little different twist, they have the churrasco, brought to life with Caribbean herbs and spices. .
Bamboo Bar & Restaurant is that local place you want to keep to yourself and it feels like home every time you walk through the door. But that intimacy is left to the setting, as the food and drinks are so great that any major city would be jealous of what’s served at the bar and what’s served in the kitchen. If you are looking for a memorable night in every way, Bamboo is a must visit.
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