Photos Courtesy of Ling Ling Mexico City

Global hospitality company Tao Group Hospitality and Dinar, a premier hospitality and development company in Mexico, announce Ling Ling Mexico City, will be opening its doors to the public on Thursday, October 28.

Ling Ling Mexico City will be situated on the 56th floor of Chapultepec Uno, a mixed-use, 58-story skyscraper and is just steps away from popular landmarks such as Diana the Huntress Fountain and the Angel of Independence. The restaurant, located above the Ritz-Carlton, sits in the heart of the historic Reforma neighborhood and features 360-degree views of Mexico City.

Ling Ling Mexico City is designed to be an energetic venue full of personality with a touch of local identity. Located in one of Mexico City’s newest real estate developments, the restaurant aims to create an alluring and versatile atmosphere that invites guests to extend their stay from day to night, enjoying a relaxed and fascinating experience along with the most stunning views in the city. The interior architecture concept stems from the idea of creating a setting that resembles the large patios and terraces that are common in Mexican architecture. 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 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.

Ling Ling’s menu draws inspiration from the izakaya concept made popular in the East where food accompanies the drinks instead of the other way around. With Japanese, Thai, Vietnamese and Korean influences featured throughout the menu, Hakkasan’s Cantonese core is infused into each dish, such as from the ‘Small Plates’ section with Ling Ling’s Grilled Kalbi Short Rib Lettuce Cups with cucumber, lime, chili sesame glaze or from the Robatayaki section with items like Grilled Octopus with roasted poblano ponzu. Ling Ling’s menu will also feature Specialty Sushi Rolls and a Raw Bar including instant classics like Salmon Tacos or Tuna & Toro with bluefin tuna, avocado, spicy mayo, sesame, yellowfin tuna tataki, and Ling Ling’s spin on the traditional Raw Seafood Tower. Main dish standouts are sure to include Miso Roasted Black Cod with grilled Tokyo Negi, young ginger, Seafood X.O. with lobster, scallop, shrimp, asparagus and Ling Ling’s Surf and Turf, a 32 oz prime tomahawk steak, salt and pepper lobster, hand cut noodles, chili garlic sauce.

“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.”

“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.”

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