New La Penita Restaurant Opens: Luxury Inn

New La Penita Restaurant Opens: Luxury Inn  

Tara A. Spears

Add this to your must do list: dine at the new Luxury Inn Restaurant in south La Penita. Located on Lucio Blanco #15, the facility is beautiful and everything is sparkling. Great menu choices include snacks, salads, sandwiches and a good selection of shrimp, chicken, and beef entres! After a sundrenched day at the beach, step into the air conditioned restaurant that overlooks the swimming pool. Classic yet elegant décor enhances your dining experience.

Your bilingual server will treat you like a celebrity, starting with a nice cocktail as you peruse the menu. The bar offers drinks ranging from Margaritas to martinis; beer, vodka, tequilas (5 types; whiskey (6 brands); cognac, and brandy. Of course there are waters, juice, non-alcoholic beverages and sodas available. There are happy hour specials – check with the hotel for times. For your convenience, the hotel, bar, and restaurant accepts major credit cards.

The Luxury Hotel Restaurant is managed by Gabriel Lopez Bustos. He selects the menu items and schedules the meal specials. “We want to accommodate our guests,” said Gabriel. “As we build clientele the restaurant will adjust the menu.” The restaurant has only been open a couple of weeks so it’s exciting to be one of the first to use the facility.

The talented chef is Ulises Lopez, age 32. Ulises has been a professional chef for eight years at a variety of restaurants. He relocated to La Penita “for the peaceful family lifestyle.” A family tradition is preparing ribs for all family gatherings; his father taught him the secret recipe when Ulises was a teen. Because Ulises enjoyed cooking for family, he decided to make a career out of food preparation. “I like the challenge of starting up a new restaurant,” he said. “My greatest satisfaction comes when customers like the food and come back for more!” Ulises is proud of his sopa mariscos-he recommends the seafood soup to everyone- but he won’t tell his seasonings! When not working, Ulises enjoys a beer while watching soccer.

Currently open for breakfast and lunch or early dinner for us retired folks, the hours are 8:30 until 5:00 Monday and Tuesday; additional hours will be added as the season progresses. The breakfast menu contains a wide selection ranging from eggs your way to pancakes to healthy fruit plates. The service is excellent, the prices reasonable.

The Luxury Hotel Inn and Restaurant is just a couple of minutes’ walk from the beach. Amenities include room service, a sun terrace, poolside bar, and free private parking. Each room is equipped with a flat-screen TV with satellite channels. Certain hotel units also have a seating area to relax in besides the sleeping accommodations. Many rooms include views of the pool or garden. All rooms have a private bathroom with luxy shower and complimentary toiletries and hairdryer.

Dining at Luxury Hotel Restaurant is relaxing, enjoyable experience. While the classy venue sets the mood, it’s the flavorful food that will have you returning.

For more information, go to Tel: 327-107-0777

You can also make reservations for private parties: [email protected]