Pachamama by Eber Villalobos – Dining Review

A celebration of Peruvian Inspired Culinary Excellence at The Conrad Abu Dhabi Etihad Towers

The Experience Team recently indulged in an extraordinary culinary affair at The Conrad Abu Dhabi, Etihad Towers, immersing ourselves in the Peruvian pop-up sensation, Pachamama, orchestrated by the culinary virtuoso, Chef Eber Villalobos.

The Conrad Abu Dhabi Etihad Towers has been a dining destination even before the phrase became popular, home to 12 world class dining venues, brings us this amazing pop for a limited time only from 9th Dec 23 to 9th March 24. Click here for the original article.


Pachamama, meaning Mother Earth, is a culinary gem within the Conrad, exemplifying a commitment to sustainability, seasonality, and local sourcing of ingredients.

Chef Eber Villalobos, drawing inspiration from his familial culinary heritage, not only preserves traditional dishes but elevates them to an art form. The menu, a testament to his expertise, presents a carefully curated selection of his personal favorites.


As we stepped into Pachamama, the ambiance was nothing short of electric. The contemporary yet cozy setting with the deep red colours and the backlit travertine dividers creates an immersive experience.

The eclectic decor, infused with Peruvian influences, transported us to the heart of South America. It’s a place where every corner breathes life into the concept of Pachamama.


The service at Pachamama was impeccable, reflecting the hallmark of Conrad’s commitment to hospitality. Maria, the knowledgeable and attentive venue manager, guided us through the culinary journey with enthusiasm. Her genuine passion for the menu and dedication to ensuring a seamless experience coupled with Chef Eber’s dropping by for a chat.


Chef Eber, the maestro behind Pachamama’s culinary symphony, is not merely a chef; he is a storyteller through his dishes. His cooking techniques, passed down through generations, showcase a deep connection to his roots. Each dish is a reflection of his commitment to preserving the simplicity of traditional Peruvian cuisine while infusing it with contemporary creativity.

Culinary Exploration

Our culinary adventure began with the Guacamole, a precursor to an array of delights that unfolded. For drinks we had some of their excellent flavored mojitos and the signature Pisco infused cocktail.

The Cold Starters, featuring the Ceviche Traditional with seabass and the exquisite Salmon Tartare, were a testament to Chef Eber’s dedication to quality and flavour, not to mention the stunning presentations.

The Warm Starters, notably the Short Rib Empanada and Veal Tacos, were exceptional, leaving an indelible mark on our palates.

The mains, including the Australian Picanha steak, Argentinian Tenderloin steak, and beef cheeks, showcased Chef Eber’s mastery in capturing the essence of each ingredient.

We loved how the steaks were served on individual grills with lit coal maintaining the temperature, all three steaks were cooked to perfection, well-seasoned, moist and tender.

The dessert, a divine Chocolate Tart and Churros, provided a sweet crescendo to our gastronomic journey.


In conclusion, Pachamama at Conrad Abu Dhabi is not just a dining experience; it’s a celebration of culture, culinary artistry, and the commitment to providing an exceptional experience.

The Conrad’s reputation for luxury is seamlessly reflected in Pachamama, making it a must-visit destination for those seeking an unforgettable blend of opulence and gastronomic delight.

Chef Eber Villalobos, with his culinary prowess, has undoubtedly created a masterpiece within the Conrad Abu Dhabi’s culinary repertoire.


Pachamama is located in ther Conrad Abu Dhabi Etihad Towers replacing the Japanese restaurant, Tori No Su with its entrace facing the hotels lobby making it so much easier to access.

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