When you walk along The Crescent at Camana Bay, taking in the views of the water on one side, and the bustle of shops, restaurants and people on the other, you realize that Cayman is a pretty nice place to live.
At the northern end is Waterfront Urban Diner, with picture windows that offer a fabulous view of the outside deck and the sea beyond. Behind the bar, you’ll find Warren Jamero.
Warren hails from the Philippines. He was born in Manila, and attended college there, studying electrical engineering. It was when he came to the Cayman Islands in 2008, however, that his crossover to the service industry began. He was an assistant server at a popular local restaurant, and remained there for four years before returning home for a while.
He returned to the Cayman Islands in 2013, with a job at the relatively new Waterfront Urban Diner waiting for him. It wasn’t long before he graduated from a server to mixologist position, where a “curiosity became a passion” for him, in his words.
Right now he can’t imagine being anywhere else. He really enjoys working behind a bar, particularly when patrons like what he’s serving up.
“It’s great when they keep asking for the same drink,” he says. “That’s when I know they like what I’ve created; it’s a compliment.”
There isn’t anything to dislike about working at Waterfront either. “I have a great view from where I stand, and the staff here is terrific,” he enthuses.
Waterfront is known not just for its delicious beverages, but also for its craveable food, including signature items such as the sinfully good cinnamon bun, and Market Street Burger with home cut fries.
Pull up a chair to the bar, or take a seat at one of the many bright tables, while drinking in the vista … and an icy cold creation from mixologist Warren Jamero.
- 1½ oz Absolut Raspberry
- ¾ oz Canton ginger liqueur
- ½ tsp ginger paste
- ¼ oz simple syrup
- ¾ oz fresh lime juice
- Soda water
Shake all the ingredients together, with ice, apart from the soda water. Strain into a glass of ice, and top with soda water. Garnish with a slice of lime.