Not many people have the patience to count the dozens of places to eat in Lake Havasu City, but TripAdvisor.com lists 138 restaurants in the city, from American, Italian, Mexican and Asian, to coffee and juice bars and ice cream shops. After all, when it comes to vacationing in Lake Havasu City, eating is right up there with other essentials like sunscreen, inflatable pool toys, and drink umbrellas.
This month we’re excited about introducing a new restaurant, and congratulating one of our most famous fine dining establishments for a recent award.
BaBaLoo Lounge Melds Cuban and Peruvian Cuisine
The new BaBaLoo Lounge in Lake Havasu City, with its full bar, variety of Spanish-Caribbean and South American cuisine, and late-night entertainment makes for a hot spot for locals and tourists alike.
Gustavo and Jonathan Ungo, father-son owners, opened BaBaLoo Lounge last May on Cinco de Mayo, with the goal of creating a local gastropub specializing in Cuban and Peruvian cuisine. It features fine wines, craft cocktails, the coldest draft beer around and a night scene that rocks with the best of them.
Both have been coming to Lake Havasu City for almost 20 years. Jonathan moved out this year from L.A. to help open the restaurant, located at 357 S. Lake Havasu Ave. Check often for their upcoming schedule of live bands, DJ’s and soon, a salsa night. Plans also include eventually opening for breakfast, to complement lunch and dinner service.
If you’re over age 21, don’t miss their signature “Mamatini” that Jonathan named for his Peruvian mother. It contains pineapple, cranberry, vodka and Chambord Liqueur. Says Gus, “We opened BababLoo because there’s nothing here like it in Lake Havasu City. It’s the only Cuban restaurant in town, the only Peruvian restaurant, and certainly the only Cuban-Peruvian place to eat.”
One TripAdvisor reviewer calls it: “An international food oasis in the middle of the desert.”
Learn more by calling 928 855 2566 or visiting Facebook.com/BabalooLounge/.
Shugrue’s wins Wine Spectator Magazine Award
You might be familiar with the internationally renowned Wine Spectator magazine rankings that you see with your favorite vino in liquor stores. Wine Spectator is a lifestyle magazine that focuses on wine and wine culture, and issues ratings to certain types of wine. They also rank the quality of wine lists in restaurants around the U.S.
Happily for all wine lovers who visit Lake Havasu City, Shugrue’s, located at 1425 McCulloch Blvd. on Bridgewater Channel, again counts itself a winner of the magazine’s 2017 Award of Excellence. The restaurant boasts an approximately 1,500 bottle inventory, which they say is the largest and most extensive in all of Lake Havasu. Wine Spectator praises it for 120 selections including a well-chosen assortment of quality producers, along with a thematic match to the menu in both price and style.
“Winning a Wine Spectator award is an annual goal for Shugrue’s Restaurant and Brewery Group,” said Shugrue’s General Manager Tammy Gosselin. “It represents a significant milepost on our journey toward becoming a premier destination restaurant for national travelers.”
Shugrue’s offers different wine grape varietals and styles, providing wines to suit most tastes and palates.
View the award announcement at:
For more information on Shugrue’s, visit http://shugrueslakehavasu.com or call 928 453 1400.