The Talk of the Town… BluWater Bistro

By: Epicurious Em QUOTE:  “The pressure, the heat, the almost impossibly fast pace at which you need to work—this is the reality of working in the culinary industry.  This is what professional chefs do every night after night.”  —Joe BastianichThe community has been buzzing about BluWater Bistro located at the Bahia on Playa Serena in Nueva Gorgona.  The Bistro is corroboration between Owner, George Stumpp and Chef, Sacha Michel Woodward, each with well over 20 years of restaurant and hospitality experience.  George started by washing dishes in Long Island and worked his way up in the industry and across the country.  George is the “Commander” of the restaurant, paying strict attention to the smallest details.  Chef Sacha, originally from Leeds, England, has led kitchens in world-class restaurants, most recently in Florida.  Together, this innovative, hard-working duo has created a unique restaurant with spectacular food, a properly stocked and tended bar, and hand-picked, well trained staff.  They are very grateful for the support of the community and strive to always do their best and to be the best.

The setting is modern, laid back, and comfortable.  Diners overlook the magnificent Pacific while listening to the rolling surf.  

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Three menus are presented upon your arrival:  a bar-food type menu, specials of the day, and the regular menu. 

The bar menu offers chicken wings, chicken tenders, ceviche, an Asian salad, and the Bahia Blue Burger ($6-$11). 

Specials might include a tomato and gorgonzola salad, a trio of canapés, fish ‘n chips, filet tips over mashed potatoes with a red wine demi sauce, or the popular Char Su Pork Chop, a hunk of marinated bone-in chop grilled over a medley of onions, peppers, and new potatoes with a sweet chili chimichurri ($8-$17). 

The regular menu offers four appetizers ($9-$11), four entrees ($13-$19), and three desserts ($4).  Favorites include the tuna tartar, patacones with shrimp, coconut and cashew crusted fish of the day, filet of beef, and linguine Diablo with chorizo.  Not to be missed is the classic crème brulee.  Chef Sacha primarily uses fresh, local foods and combines traditional European techniques with Asian influences.  He is truly a Culinary Fusion Master!

The restaurant is open Wed., Thurs., and Sunday from 5 p.m.-9 p.m. and Fri. and Sat. from 5-10.  They offer a very popular happy hour from 5-7 on Thursdays, and may soon offer a Sunday brunch. 

Reservations are recommended. Call George at: 6469-0341.

TIP:  Attention martini lovers!  We finally have a proper martini guru.  BluWater Bistro has the best cosmopolitan, the best traditional, and the best dirty martinis on the beach.
Epicurious Em welcomes your comments and suggestions.  As always, the information in this article was accurate at the time of the writing, but restaurant owners have the option of changing prices, menu, and hours at any time.  Feel free to e-mail me at