Chefs Antonia Lofaso Launches DAMA A Brand New Latin American Restaurant In Downtown Los Angeles

Chefs Antonia Lofaso Launches DAMA A Brand New Latin American Restaurant In Downtown Los Angeles

Dama is a Latin-inspired, tropical restaurant from the folks behind Scopa Italian Roots, Black Market Liquor Bar, and The Chestnut Club. Chef Antonia Lofaso’s menu draws from her time spent in Mexico City, Spain, Colombia and the Caribbean. The drink menu, from Pablo Moix, features long-forgotten classics and spectacular blended drinks. A sprawling, multi-level outdoor patio establishes Dama as a go-to for taking in LA’s flawless weather.

When you’re at Dama, you’re not in LA anymore. From the food to the drinks to the vibe (hint: sit outside), Antonia Lofaso has re-produced the magic of Latin American cities (think Mexico City or Bogotá) right smack in the middle of Downtown.

An upscale, relaxing, Latin-inspired restaurant carefully crafted and designed by celebrity chefs that has quickly become one of the best South American restaurants in Los Angeles. 

Here are 6 reasons why DAMA should be your next lunch or dinner spot.

1.     Awesome Location in Downtown Los Angeles | Pre and Post Dinner Fun

Located in the heart of the Fashion District in Downtown Los Angeles, not only does DAMA stand out from other restaurants in DTLA with its Cuban-inspired appearance, but it is also in the ideal location for both pre and post dinner fun. Before dinner, you and your date can shop at the assorted fashion retail stores nearby; after dinner, you can enjoy the romantic downtown city lights or continue the night on the rooftop with an extraordinary view of Downtown. 

2.     The Ambiance | Relaxing Latin-Fusion Atmosphere | The Scene 

With tropical decors, relaxing ambience, and a plethora of food and beverage options, DAMA closely resembles the mood, atmosphere, and scene of a grand hotel in Havana, Buenos Aires, or Mexico City transporting diners from the hustle and bustle of DTLA into a unique atmosphere that’s sure to wow. With excellent service and perfectly designed dishes and drinks, DAMA ensures a relaxing dining experience for you and your date to enjoy every second of the night. 

3.     The Whole Snapper

Inspired by various Spanish and Latin elements, one of the most extraordinary dishes at DAMA is its whole snapper. With homemade escabeche, lime, and pineapple this whole red snapper is one to remember. Alongside other complimentary starters, sides, desserts and drinks this is just one of many reasons to try DAMA fashion district in DTLA. 

4.     Celebrity Chef Curated Dishes | Antonia Lofaso 

Every dish at DAMA, downtown Los Angeles restaurant, from shareable appetizers to flavorful entrees to mouthwatering desserts, is carefully curated by Antonia Lofaso. Antonia is one of Los Angeles’ and America’s most beloved chefs and a celebrity chef featured on Top Chef, Iron Chef America, and more. As the executive chef of DAMA, Antonia has traveled extensively to find the best flavors and ingredients to curate the ideal South American menu that shares tremendous Latin and South American influences.  

5. Indoor and Outdoor Seating

Leveraging the immense space from the former Pacific Banana Co distribution warehouse, DAMA accommodates up to 190 customers in its two-story seating space. The ground level is a wide outdoor patio covered with tropical decors that looks out into a courtyard, intended for customers who enjoy a relaxing evening breeze. On the other hand, the upper level leads to a lush space divided into a dining room, lounge, and three-sided bar, specifically designed for customers who enjoy a luxurious dining experience. The distinct design and ambience of both the indoor and outdoor seating make DAMA the ideal dining location, catering to the needs and preferences of all individuals and date nights.

6.     Best Drink Scene

Diligently designed by renowned drink gurus in Los Angeles, Steve Livigni and Pablo Moix, the top-notch drinks at DAMA are all inspired by various tropical and Caribbean elements, bringing these unique flavors to create some of the best drinks in DTLA. The DAMA offers distinctive and diverse drinks to cater to a wider audience, ranging from classics to house specialties, from low ABV to blended drinks. All drinks at DAMA are executed with precision, techniques, and consistency to ensure for the quality and exquisite flavors of each and every drink. 

DAMA is open from 5PM to midnight daily, and for brunch starting at 11am on Sundays. Call in or visit Resy to make a reservation for your next unforgettably romantic date night in DTLA.


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Company Name: Dama
Contact Person: Antonia Lofaso
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Phone: (213) 741-0612
Address:612 E 11th St
City: Los Angeles
State: CA
Country: United States