BU! represents a stylish and striking addition to Abu Dhabi’s dining and social scene. From the food and drinks, to the world-class entertainment and elegant urban interiors, everything at BU! emanates distinctive Latin American sensuality and style. BU! is in a class all of its own…it is a legend in the making.
– Mahesh Kalwani, founder
BU! is a contemporary, energetic pan-Latin concept nestled in the heart of Abu Dhabi. The name derives from “buenisimo” – Spanish for exceptionally good, and refers to a bevy of exceptional offerings, such as flamboyant entertainment, innovative cocktails and the cutting-edge of Latin American inspired cuisine. Our food is prepared in a modern style and presented in an environment that is effortlessly chic with a worn-in industrial elegance.
Diners will be taken on an epicurean adventure celebrating authentic pan Latin cuisine via a sharing-style menu, created by Mexican head chef, Humberto Canales. Our dishes are beautifully presented and invite a companionable and interactive dining experience, typical of Latin American family-style dining.
Canales has drawn on years of experience, as well as his own upbringing, to inject the heady flavours of Latin America into traditional street style recipes and carefully sourced cuts of meat and fresh seafood. An interactive and open kitchen counter means nothing is concealed and all is exposed- typical of BU!’s unapologetic and brazen temperament.
The true spirit of BU! – a cheeky corruption of the up and coming Abu Dhabi social scene and a hedonistic celebration of La Buena Vida (the good life) – is epitomized in it’s bars: both indoor and out. Our sensational drinks menu is an exotic and visually exciting drinks selection, packed with imaginative cocktails inspired by the vibrant flavors and tales of Latin America.
The opulent terrace – a large outdoor verandah where drinks are served in opaque glass wear – is a cutting-edge concept set to make a laudative impression with Abu Dhabi’s ultra chic set.
Of course, no Latin venue would be complete without a soundtrack of exhilarating and energetic beats. Music sets the rhythm of Latino life, and so too at BU!.
International DJs and music directors take up residence at BU!, bringing the latest from hotspots in cities like Paris, Barcelona, Chicago, Ibiza and Lima to the capital and creating the perfect Latin vibe at BU!.
This summer we bring you the musical stylings of Spanish DJ, Liz Mugler. Mugler has been paving the way for women on the DJ scene since 2009. Her Latin-inspired deep house mixes will set the tone for summer entertainment at BU!
Additional muso’s from South America, London, Miami and the Balearic will also be making guest appearances. From rumba to samba, mambo and merengue, BU! is the place to let go and live life on the upbeat.