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La Parilla, Jumeirah Beach Hotel
Highly Commended for Best Latin American
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You’d be hard-pressed to find a steakhouse with a better view in Dubai – this fine-dining Argentinean hotspot sits 25 floors up in Jumeirah Beach Hotel, with its eyes firmly on the Burj Al Arab. Service is slick, attentive and the waiters know their stuff. Start with a selection of dishes from the tapas menu, which includes enormous chilli prawns on corn fritters, salted cod sticks, seafood croquettes and arepa with duck confit, a teeny corn cake-type offering with goat’s cheese and tasty meat. Carnivores will go nuts for the vast meat choices, including a somewhat under-seasoned beef short rib and a 250g Argentinean lomo cut of beef. Be sure to scoff them down with a serving of vegetable sides, such as mushrooms and thick-cut fries. Sweet tooths will be in awe of the signature dessert, a forest of churros served on a tree with accompanying dulce de leche and chocolate dipping sauces.
Open daily 6.30pm-11.30pm. Jumeirah Beach Hotel, Umm Suqeim (04 440 9300).

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