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Nominated for Best Latin American
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This modern Mexican concept in Souk Al Bahar has the style and sophistication of a cool lounge bar and is as far removed from the Tex-Mex style as possible, while still serving fajitas. An artfully-presented ceviche selection comes in mini shot glasses of tuna, red snapper and shrimp flavours with a tangy bite provided by the citrus marinade. The portions are good for sharing and we recommend splitting a Fuego Sampler with your fellow diner to try mushroom quesadilla, chicken flautas and fiery jalapenos. Look beyond the usual selections (although you won’t be disappointed by the fajita selection) and try different Mexican dishes such as a lamb shank barbacoa (wrapped in a banana leaf and served with Mexican rice) or a stomach-busting ‘Molcajete Special’, which is a Mexican version of the mixed grill.
Open daily noon-12.30am. Souk Al Bahar, Umm Suqeim (04 449 0977)

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