After a lot of tender loving care DJs Bar and Restaurant on West Bay Road has burst back into Grand Cayman’s dining and nightlife mix larger than life.
With a new spruced up image, the Mexican themed DJs has re-emerged from the flood waters of Hurricane Ivan classier, funkier and bolder, with its array of menu choices wider and tastier.
‘It’s taken a lot of work to bring DJs back better than ever,’ explained Assistant Manager Christine Davidson.
‘We literally had four feet of flood water in here for almost a week after the storm.
‘All the machinery was destroyed by salt water. All the wooden furniture had to be re-treated and re-covered with material. In fact, every square inch of the place has been re-painted and re-vamped.’
The new image is similar to the old DJs, but sharper, more cosmopolitan and much fresher. The burnt orange glow trickling through the bar could warm up the most sombre of moods and Mexican/eclectic decorations and paintings sprinkled throughout leave the eyes plenty to admire. Diners can sit outside or inside, or simply chill out at the bar with a refreshing sangria or daiquiri in hand.
The dining experience has also gone up a notch from casual to fine, but with a fun twist.
Don’t be surprised when you encounter such surprising delights as jalapeno cheesecake or deep fried ice-cream on your dessert menu. Mexican food lovers still have their choice of all the old favourites like burritos, fajitas or nachos. There’s also an abundance of seafood and pasta while meat lovers can get their teeth into a delicious steak or pork.
Chef Khing Figueroa has previously worked at Bella Capri, Ragazzi and Pappagallo, but has found his new home in DJs.
‘He has really helped put DJs back on its feet with his inspirational signature dishes,’ said Ms. Davidson.
Some of Pappagallo’s other staff are also temporarily lending their expertise to DJ’s. The friendly service adds to the upbeat atmosphere where the staff is, along with the atmosphere, an eclectic mix.
Of course, no visit to a Mexican restaurant or bar can be complete without a Margarita – and DJs certainly knows how to whip them up. Frozen or on the rocks, these cool, zesty beverages come in strawberry, raspberry or mango, adding a fruity kick to any evening.
Open for dinner from 5.30 to 10.30pm, with the bar open until midnight, DJ’s is a welcome, unique experience sure to appeal to all the senses.