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Chula Mexican Restaurant Opens in Potts Point

Chula, a new Mexican restaurant From the team behind Barrio Cellar and Fei Jai, along with Reece Griffiths is set to open next month.

Chula Sydney

Taking over the old Hugo’s Pizza site, Chula is located directly across from Nicole Galloway and Peter Lew’s former venue Barrio Chino and will become a big sister to their CBD tequileria and eatery, Barrio Cellar.

Chula Sydney    

The food menu will have emphasis on seafood and vegetables with tostadas, aguachile, ceviche and charcoal whole fish set to become the signature dish. Chula’s ‘Tlayuda’ is a traditional Oaxacan dish of toasted tortilla base with black bean puree and charcoal meat is as a Mexican tribute to the pizza institution that called the Bayswater Road site home for fifteen years.

Chula Sydney

The drinks list by Reece Griffiths (Founder of The Agave Cartel) is heavily inspired by the people, places and culture of Mexico with fresh, vibrant flavours, seasonal fruits, and textural elements to help complement the spice and citrus of the food. Cocktails will naturally have a strong focus on agave spirits and include many indigenous ingredients that reflect the regional diversity of Mexico’s culinary culture. The wine list is angled towards texture and aromatics, perfect for the lively nature of the cuisine.

Chula Sydney

The name Chula was chosen for its dual-translation, slang for ‘beautiful’ and ‘hot’, reflecting the stunning space and its fiery food.

Chula Sydney

Chula Sydney

Chula opens 11 October 2017.

Chula Sydney
Shop 7, 33 Bayswater Road, Potts Point
www.chula.com.au

Originally published 26 September 2017. Updated with photos 10 October 2017

Photo Credit: Supplied

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Corinne Mossati

Corinne Mossati is the Founder/Editor of popular online magazine Gourmantic and Cocktails & Bars, a website dedicated to cocktail culture and the discerning drinker. She is named in Australian Bartender Magazine’s Top 100 Most Influential List since 2013, is a member of The Academy responsible for judging the World’s 50 Best Bars. She has also judged the inaugural Australasian Whisky Awards and various national cocktail competitions.