Taqado Mexican Kitchen, DIFC
Nominated for Best Latin American
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Tucked away in the lower ground food court in Mall of the Emirates, this smart Mexican outlet puts most fast food venues to shame. Their motto is fresh, flavourful, authentic Mexi-Cal food and they have a simple three-step system for ordering meals at the counter (choose your meal, filling and toppings). Opt for a tightly-packed chicken burrito with flavoured rice, beans and salsa, sour cream and cheese or go for the fajitas, tacos and chili con carne. Fillings include chicken, marinated beef (all cuts are from New Zealand) or chunky avocado guacamole for vegetarians. Top off your feast with a choice of black or pinto beans, a selection of fresh salsas, lime and coriander rice or a red Spanish variety. The dishes are very filling, so it’s unlikely you’ll be disappointed they only offer one option for dessert – churros, which are Mexican donuts served with cinnamon and a pot of hot chocolate.
Open Sun-Wed 9am-midnight, Thu 9am-1am. Mall of the Emirates, Al Barsha, www.taqado.com (04 385 1171). Other locations: DIFC (04 351 5210).

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