We have all watched it for nearly a year, it seems—the restaurant on the ground floor of Torre M on the malecón. Why was it taking so long to be built? Why the name “altitude” when it’s on the ground floor?
The good news is Altitud Restaurant and Bar will open for business tomorrow, Saturday 31 August. We toured the inside today with manager Ariel Campos as part of the press conference for a local run.
I absolutely love the interior. There are not many themed restaurants in Mazatlán, and this one has kept with theirs to the letter. The kitchen is housed in an airplane, the stairs to the second floor are through an airplane door, the upstairs seating area looks like the waiting area in an airport, the bar includes the tail section of a plane, the tables all have aviation themes as do the photos on the walls, the wait staff are dressed like flight attendants, there are even airline seats and storage cubbies in the reception area! Needless to say, I was charmed and impressed with the attention to detail. Click on any photo to enlarge it or view a slideshow.
I can not vouch for the food, as this morning’s press conference included sandwiches, fruit and coffee—not Altitud’s normal menu items. The menu seems creative and keeps with the theme. The pictures of chef Alex Gutierrez’ food on the television screens looked very delectable.
The wait staff this morning were very friendly and highly attentive; let’s hope that continues. Let’s cross our fingers, as a delicious and fun addition to Mazatlán’s restaurant scene, and one with an ocean view, is highly welcome!
When I asked about operating hours, I got ambiguous answers, so I’d keep checking back with their Facebook page or give them a call. Fingers crossed!
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Here we are used to new restaurants. Hope this venture works out.
Yes, we sure do have restaurants come and go quickly here. Part of the problem is the good ones have a great chef, and once the sous-chef is trained, there is a tendency to get cheap and fire the chef to save money. Then things fall apart. The other problem I see is lack of concern for front of the house; if they have good food then service is lacking. Thank goodness we have some terrific restaurants with longevity!
Amen. 30 years in the biz I couldn’t have said it better.
Hello, very nice write up. I wish it success. Seems very interesting. Is there an Ingles menu also. Would like to know what I am ordering. Thanks
There was none the day we visited, but perhaps now that they are open there will be.
Eager to eat there and test it out!