La Ultima Cena

by James Glazebrook

La Ultima Cena Exhibition Space Bokeh

La Ultima Cena is a special place. A taste of Mexican authenticity in a city dominated by Tex Mex joints, a shining cultural light glowing among the sex shops and Mƶbel sellers of Urbanstrasse, a bar/eatery/exhibition space/venue for experimental, industrial music – there’s simply nothing else like it in Berlin.

The founders ofĀ La Ultima Cena, meaning “The Last Supper”, have taken inspiration from both the Catholic symbolism and the street life of theirĀ home countries of Mexico and Spain, and created a totally unique space. In the front room, decorated in gold and concrete and traditional plastic tablecloths, the food is free – paid for, and washed down with, Corona and tequila, mescal and killer black shots with chillies in. Behind this, a cluster of exhibition spaces show video art and darkly ritual installations, and host the odd musical performance.

La Ultima Cena is an edgy, night-or-day night alternative to the more chilled out spots in neighbouring Graefekiez. We can’t wait to take visitors there in summer to show just how weird and wonderful Berlin can be.Ā Ā”Salud!

La Ultima Cena Interior

La Ultima Cena Taco

La Ultima Cena Food Closeup

La Ultima Cena Bottles on Shelves

La Ultima Cena Chili Shots

La Ultima Cena Exhibition Space

Photos by Zoƫ Noble Photography

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