La Luz, Totora and Ceviche have all sadly shut their doors…

What’s On has learned that three DIFC restaurants have sadly closed their doors. La Luz and Totora Cebicheria Peruana both in Gate Village and Ceviche in Emirates Financial towers are all no longer in operation.

Anyone who works or lives around DIFC may already know that Totora Cebicheria Peruna, the Peruvian concept that opened in March 2016, closed after just under a year of operation. It was one of several Peruvian concepts to open up as Dubai went ceviche-crazy.

What will take its spot is still unknown…

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Sadly, another Peruvian concept to arrive at the same time, Ceviche, has also ceased operation. Ceviche did exactly what it said on the tin, it served up ceviche, but it did it very well.

Located in Emirates Financial Towers, it was an arguably tricky location to get right. Ceviche only received its license several months into operation too.

Again, what will replace it is still unknown. We’ll be sure to let you know when we find out.


Another opening from 2016, the fine-dining Spanish concept La Luz, has been closed since the summer. Although initially thought to be a temporary closure, sources tell us this restaurant will not re-open.

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Located in the Four Seasons DIFC, La Luz served up contemporary cuisine, with chef Alain Devahive, formerly of three Michelin-starred elBulli, helming the kitchen. We were very impressed by the smart Spanish cuisine served there (you can read our review here).

Any trace of La Luz has been removed from the Four Seasons website, the restaurant’s own website has been deactivated and the brand was last active on its Facebook page on May 1. A look on the Zomato page for the restaurant says it’s temporarily closed, but a call to the Four Seasons indicates a re-opening is unlikely.

We’re sad to see so many restaurant closures in the area, but hopefully we can look forward to some new venues popping up in the financial centre soon.

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