The Tao Group has done it again. The global hospitality giant partnered with Mexican hospitality group Dinar to create Ling Ling, a unique new dining destination that will be opening its doors in Mexico City. Ling Ling is a creative mix of local architecture and flavor with a stay-all-day atmosphere that transforms it from a place to sit and eat to a place to spend an evening.
Ling Ling Opening in Mexico City
Ling Ling Mexico City is taking advantage of existing architecture to open in the heart of the city. The restaurant will open on the 56th floor of a 58-story, multi-use skyscraper called Chapultepec Uno. The restaurant is above the Ritz-Carlton, and boasts a 360-degree view of the city.
The inspiration for the interior design borrows from the Mexican tradition of large open terraces and balconies, inviting those inside to gaze outward. A press release for the upcoming restaurant explains the design thought; “With vegetation and light as the main driving forces throughout the space, the restaurant unfolds as a site full of character and texture. The interior lounge and dining area sit under a vaulted structure set in stereotomy (art and science of cutting three-dimensional solids into particular shapes), that is dressed in glimpses of green and soft lighting and a combination of bespoke furniture pieces throughout. It becomes the perfect stage for long lunches that later become drinks and dinner. Full of lush greenery, laid-back dining settings, and sensual lighting effects, the terrace becomes the real heart of the restaurant creating an ambiance hard to imagine on the 56th floor of the tower. The terrace benefits from the corner of the building’s triple-height area, which surprises guests with a glazed atrium structure that creates best-of-the-city cityscape panoramas.”
Chapultepec Uno is in the heart of Mexico City’s nightlife, so you can while away the evening hours in luxury and comfort at Ling Ling and then head out for a late night on the town.
But if course if you’re going to a restaurant, the atmosphere is important but so is the food. So what kind of cuisine can you expect at Ling Ling? A creative mixture of Japanese, Thai, Vietnamese and Korean centered around the signature Cantonese heart of the Tao Group’s culinary repertoire.
Dishes to indulge in while at Ling Ling include, per the press release:
- Ling Ling’s Grilled Kalbi Short Rib Lettuce Cups with cucumber, lime, chili sesame glaze.
- Grilled Octopus with roasted poblano ponzu.
- Specialty Sushi.
- Raw Bar.
- Salmon Tacos or Tuna & Toro with bluefin tuna, avocado, spicy mayo, sesame, yellowfin tuna tataki.
- Raw Seafood Tower.
- Roasted Black Cod with grilled Tokyo Negi, young ginger.
- Seafood X.O. with lobster, scallop, shrimp, asparagus.
- Ling Ling’s Surf and Turf, a 32 oz prime tomahawk steak, salt and pepper lobster, hand cut noodles, chili garlic sauce.
Plus more oh-so-delectable dishes. Tao Group acquired another hospitality giant, Hakkasan Group, earlier this Spring. The team-up of the dynamic duo makes them well-placed to create this masterpiece fusion of modernity and Mexican tradition in the heart of the capital city.
When Can You Enjoy Ling Ling Mexico City?
It looks to be another knock out of the park for Tao, who keeps picking the winning horses at every race. Per the press release, “‘We are excited to open what will be our flagship outlet of Ling Ling in Mexico City’ says Jason Strauss, Co-CEO at Tao Group Hospitality. ‘After years of searching the globe – from London to Mykonos to Las Vegas – we are thrilled to have found such an amazing location and partner to bring the concept to life in a custom-built world-class facility with our partners Dinar.’”
And Dinar agrees, “‘Ling Ling Mexico City marks our first venture with renowned global operators Tao Group Hospitality and we couldn’t be happier with what we are about to unveil to our beloved city,’ says Javier Romo, Managing Partner and Owner of Dinar. ‘We are extremely proud to bring this trendsetting restaurant concept to Mexico City and introduce its multi-faceted ‘lunch-to drinks-to dinner-and beyond’ culinary experience.’”
For Tao, opening the next big hotel or restaurant is almost like an art form, and they’ve practiced it again in Mexico City. If you’re itching to get a taste of the delightful new menu and enjoy the stay-awhile atmosphere, you’re almost there. The restaurant opens October 28th. For reservations, visit the website.