From Havana Social to Above Eleven, Soho Hospitality group has launched some of the most well-known and entertaining F&B spots in the city. Starting the year strong, the team introduces El Santo, a Mexican restaurant and bar capturing the vibrant wrestling culture, also known as lucha libre.

This hot spot is a triple threat. It offers a colorful indoor seating area with an open kitchen ready to showcase some theatrics, an outdoor dining zone for some peace and quiet, and a locker room-themed bar to cap off the immersive experience.

With more than ten years in the kitchen, Chef Daniel Calderón Camacho promises a mix of traditional and innovative dishes, and he’s not holding back on the bold and spicy flavors either.

El Santo shines with the fillings in their tacos and quesadillas, demonstrated in the quesa-birra, which are tortillas stuffed with slow cooked short ribs, cheese, cumin, chocolate, and Mexican consomme. 

But chef Daniel’s specialties lie within the grill menu. The smokey mole sea bass which takes 6 hours to cook, is grilled with six types of chillies and some Mexican spiced chocolate. If you still have room, classic churros de canela and tres leches with peaches are a great way to cool down.

The drinks department boasts of more than 65 labels, marking one of the largest collections of tequila and mezcal in Thailand. Elixirs titled “Fight Me Like A Man” and “On the Ropes” are based with tequila, mezcal, and fused with tropical fruits.

Novotel Living Bangkok Sukhumvit Legacy, 12-14, Sukhumvit Soi 29, 062-601-4564. Open daily 6 pm–2 am.