Tomás Bermudez’s New Orleans-inspired temple of oysters is the place to go for fresh seafood, great value for money and excellent service. Guadalajara is the flagship branch in a family of three, with the two newest restaurants both located in Mexico City. Signatures include grilled oysters with clarified butter, shallots and parsley, octopus tostadas, prawn aguachile and wagyu beef from Durango. Artisanal beer, Mexican wine and locally fermented drinks make up the beverage menu.
The décor at La Docena is like the inside of an old mansion in southern USA, with a relaxed atmosphere set to a 70s funk and soul soundtrack. A huge parrilla grill forms the centrepiece of the room. Bermúdez completed his culinary training in Buenos Aires before opening La Docena in 2012 with co-owners and chefs Alejandro de la Peña and Claudio Javelly.