Shortlisted for Best Family Restaurant is Maria Bonita Taco Shop & Mexican Grill, Dubai - Best Family Restaurant - Restaurant Awards 2009 - TimeOutDubai.com

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Shortlisted for Best Family Restaurant is Maria Bonita Taco Shop & Mexican Grill 54 Comments

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We’ve never met Maria Bonita, and we’re not even sure that she lives in Dubai, but if our paths did cross we may very well compliment her on her decent enough Mexican fare, at equally reasonable prices.

By Will Milner
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  • Users voted this restaurant most suitable for: Family friendly

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Posted by: Tom on 23 May ' 14 at 20:12
  • Best for: Family friendly

The food was not good at all.

Posted by: clara on 12 Aug ' 13 at 08:08
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  • Would you go back to this restaurant? No

I cant believe this restaurant is still in business. The food is horrible, service is terrible. This restaurant is an insult to mexican food. Had french fries with my burrito because they were out of black beans. What mexican restaurant runs out of black beans in the middle of the day?

Posted by: JV on 17 Jun ' 13 at 11:44
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Horrible place, i do not know how people have actually rated it so good??? Leave alone going to this place casually after a day out at the beach, i wouldn't go here if this was the last place left on earth. the waiters need to get their attitude corrected.

Posted by: Ahmad on 25 May ' 12 at 09:11
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  • Best for: Family friendly
  • Would you go back to this restaurant? Yes

not that bad but the only thing that is bad in it that the decor is really ridiculous but the food was perfect and tastes very good this is how i think about it i think everybody who didnt taste maxican from before this could be a good start for him :)

Posted by: Hana on 17 Feb ' 12 at 11:03
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  • Best for: Family friendly
  • Would you go back to this restaurant? Yes

This is one of my favorite restaurant in Dubai.
Food is nice,reasonable price and good service.
I was not into Mexican food before but after I came here,I am so addicted to Mexican food so I come here at least once a month.

Try the pinacolada. Its really yummy and only around 18 aed.Not like other places in Dubai there there charge 30 aed.
Service is casual service.Dont expect like the service in the hotel.
But here they are very efficient and they bring you the food very fast.

I can not wait to go there next time!!

Posted by: NA on 11 Jan ' 12 at 18:16
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  • Would you go back to this restaurant? No

Horrible service! And indifferent staff!
The food is good, but I will never go back!

Posted by: Dr .Hamad Saleh on 18 Nov ' 11 at 17:04
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  • Would you go back to this restaurant? No

I just left this restaurant, I went there without a reservation on a Friday. It took me almost five minutes to talk to someone from the staff to tell them that I want a table for six. They told me that there is someone paying and their table is for six. After waiting for ten minutes when I was just about to sit they told me that this table is actually reserved. The staff lake the basic manners needed to run a restaurant. When I told them that I was put under the impression that this table will be given to me and my friends they kept ignoring me and my friends and told me to just wait more.
I will definitely never go back to this restaurant and will never recommend it to anyone. The staff lake manners and respect.

Posted by: Dominik MJ on 08 Nov ' 11 at 22:31
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  • Best for: Family friendly
  • Would you go back to this restaurant? Yes

I don't understand the bad reviews. It is not your average chain restaurant. The food doesn't come ready made to the restaurant.
If I talk to most people, they are always complaining, that there are no unique restaurants in the Dubai scene - and yet everyone is complaining about a spot like that.
Take it or leave it, but this germ of restaurant, you can typically find in Mexico, Europe, South America, US you name it.

Food comes always plenty - it is overall great. Not delicious, not gourmet; but simple, hearty and honest.
To get sometimes stringy chicken or a bit more tough [but obviously tasty] meat? Not a problem for me - as it is not chemically tenderized meat, what you usually get in Fridays or Chilis.

I like the soups, my wife loves the enchiladas - and I love the guacamole and the fajitas.
It is a fun restaurant, which we don't choose to dine out [don't understand, who can choose it to celebrate an 18th birthday???] - but which is good enough to visit after the beach... It has a bit greasy spoon attitude - and this is exactly what we like!

The only thing, which would make it complete is a good selection of Mexican Firewater... this however will never be fulfilled, as it is not licensed...

Posted by: thusitha on 28 Sep ' 11 at 22:20
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  • Best for: Family friendly
  • Would you go back to this restaurant? Yes

Posted by: Joe on 09 Sep ' 11 at 20:42
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  • Would you go back to this restaurant? No

i was at this place yesterday to celebrate my sisters 18th bday. i must say i wasn't only embarrassed in front of my family for choosing this place but also was very disappointed with their service. the people serving us were not at all friendly and had a super bad attitude. They did not pay attention to anything that we needed moreover did not bother to come over even u called for help 10 times. the attitude towards work was horrifying, was like no one wanted to actually work. they kept telling each and other to serve a particular table and it wasn't their turn, that too so loudly that everyone could hear what they kept saying. i would have rather preferred going to a nearby Fridays and felt happy about taking my family their for a superb dinner with smiling people all around. Oh wait there is more, all this wasn't enough they also made mean comments about the tips we left behind, they laughed at whatever little we left them, making an announcement to all chefs and other staff members, THAT TOO RIGHT IN FRONT OF US.... unbelievable... i would recommend people to not go there to avoid any embarrassment.. its not worth the cheap prices on their menu... SUPER DISLIKE!!

Posted by: REDEL on 26 Jun ' 11 at 07:16
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As a Mexican myself, I must say this place is an insul to Mexican Food. The service and the food were terrible and will not go back to this place and do not recommend it as a Mexican Restaurant. Taco Bell serves better food than this place.

Posted by: Alex on 11 May ' 11 at 11:54
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  • Best for: Family friendly
  • Would you go back to this restaurant? Yes

Maria Bonita's is one of these little independent gems that exist in Dubai. The food is original and delicious (with generous portions) .The atmosphere is also pleasant and I am sure noone can disagree as to how good value for money it is!! I am shocked to see that there are bad reviews of this place. Obviously some people have never been to a proper mexican casual restaurant. Maybe they are too used in chain restaurant food...
IN any case, I definitely recommend it to everyone that has a truly international palate. We visit with my family once a month without exception...

Posted by: Rauf on 16 Apr ' 10 at 16:28
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  • Best for: Family friendly
  • Would you go back to this restaurant? No

I just came back from this restaurant.

Well, myself and my family found nothing special about the place. Food is OK (not great and not bad either), prices are fine as well. Service could be better. And, most importantly, if you happen to go there, NEVER order their coffee. I ordered "Mexican Latte", which was an embarrassment to the coffee industry (worth of all, it was not brewed but made from instant latte bag). Decision is yours but we have decided not to go back to Maria Bonita.

Posted by: Isabel on 02 Apr ' 10 at 08:17
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  • Best for: Family friendly
  • Would you go back to this restaurant? Yes

ok, service can get a bit lousy at times, and is quite chaotic between 7:30 to 9, but the food is FANTASTIC!! HUGE portions, good fresh ingredients, and the mexican flavour that I have not been able to find anywhere else except for Maya (where it comes at hefty prices). Some dishes taste pretty authentic, some others are more on the Tex-Mex side, but overall I truly recommend it. If you can not under any circumstance be forgiving for the sometimes chaotic service then best to give it a miss. But if you can be a little patient I can guarantee you will be rewarded with some of the most delicious food you'll ever taste in Mexico. Oooops. Dubai.

Posted by: Jen on 14 Mar ' 10 at 05:26
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  • Best for: Family friendly
  • Would you go back to this restaurant? Yes

I recently enjoyed dinner with friends at Maria Bonitas. The food was good, especially the fish tacos. The prices are very reasonable and the atmosphere was pleasant. I definetly plan on dining there again.

Posted by: Rubi Garcia on 20 Feb ' 10 at 14:18
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  • Best for: Family friendly
  • Would you go back to this restaurant? Yes

Maria Bonitas is a great place to enjoy anything and everything Mexican! The food is always to the very best standard and always beyond satisfying! Even the decor is interesting to look at and the service is always great! I definitly recommend this fabulous resturant to everybody from adults to children, even vegetarians!
Definitly 2 thumbs up!

Posted by: Alinne Diaz on 16 Feb ' 10 at 11:01
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  • Best for: Family friendly
  • Would you go back to this restaurant? Yes

Maria bonita is a real mexican restaurant with a very nice atmosphere!
I really like this place! The food is very traditional, it taste like a mexican food and NOT tex-mex, is fresh, good portions and good price.

The last time that i came the service was not very good, a bit slow. But this time they have a new sistem and i found it very practical! also the service is quit fast and our weiter was very friendly.

For me the musik is important, it´s part of the athmosphere! and Maria Bonita have a good mariachi!

I have to say that my husband come from mexico and we know about REAL mexican food! I recommend this restaurant and please try "Tampiquena" is my favorite ome!

Posted by: Me on 02 Feb ' 10 at 07:33
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  • Best for: Family friendly
  • Would you go back to this restaurant? Yes

i would like to know where exctly its,
a freind drove me in their last time and i cant quite recall how reach it .

thanks alot and ya great food great drinks and great atmosphere ..

Posted by: linette Cruz on 07 Dec ' 09 at 14:49
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  • Best for: Family friendly
  • Would you go back to this restaurant? Yes

definitely will be back to Maria bonita,1st time we went there and surprisingly all the staff are greeting us,and as well the manager incharge is newly from mexico is truly friendly staff ..the food is definitely tasty and the cheese cake was fantastic... try to go to Maria bonita and see what i am saying ,,CONGRATULATIONS GUYS

Posted by: Francisco on 27 Nov ' 09 at 19:25
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  • Best for: Family friendly
  • Would you go back to this restaurant? Yes

The reaturant is a nice quite place in a residential area of Dubai, so I great escape from the bustle of city life. The decor and ambience was great and very typical for a Mexican restaurant which gave it a very authentic look. The menu had many good typical Mexican dishes and though the flavoring is not quite like real Mexican food, it was close enough for where we are located. I would recommend this place to my friends and the prices I thought were quite comprobable to other restaurants that I have been too. The portions were quite large and very filling. Also, the complimentary chips and salsa were very nice.

Posted by: Juan Carlos Barrera on 27 Nov ' 09 at 14:27
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  • Best for: Family friendly
  • Would you go back to this restaurant? Yes

Posted by: Pursnickitty on 11 Oct ' 09 at 21:44
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  • Would you go back to this restaurant? Yes

Okay, the service is truly lousy, but we keep coming back for the food! Although, the taste is not exactly the Mexican-style that we're used to, it does taste authentic. If you know of another place as authentic, I'm all ears! They actually use queso blanco cheese (albeit sparingly), the chips are thin (not like Doritos) and taste fairly fresh fried, the salsa tastes fresh and authentic (mix the mild and the hot salsa together). We are addicted to the steak Taco Maya, the Enchilades Verdes (Chicken), and also the Combination Enchilades (good chocolate mojo sauce) all for around Dh40/dish, which includes rice and beans sprinkled with queso blanco cheese. I had the taco Jorge once, which was also tasty and substantial, but I love the Taco Maya sauce. Tacos Gringos are alright (steak). The fajitas are just okay. Oh, I had the cactus salad last time, which was wonderful - fresh tomatoes, clinatro, and onions with pickled/brined cactus in a lime juice dressing. The flip side - the service and the uncomfortable chairs (stupid cushions keep falling off b/c there's no proper back support - it's like resting on a broom stick!) None of the servers seem to write anything down, so they're really forgetful, especially, if you have a "special" request. Servers clearly don't have assigned table sections, which keeps them meandering and unorganized. Watching the servers, I also noticed that they only seem to be able to do one thing at a time. Here's a serving tip: Instead of addressing one table's needs at a time, try and address ALL (or at least 2 or 3) of your tables in your section before going into the kitchen to complete what needs to be done in the back (like getting drinks) - it's all about being efficient with your time...and ours! With that being said, everything is almost forgotten when the weather cools down and you're sitting outside in the anti-mall atmosphere on a relatively quiet street, watching the chili-pepper eating parrots and chomping into your Taco Maya!

Posted by: Erik erbita on 08 Oct ' 09 at 21:10
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  • Best for: Brunch served
  • Would you go back to this restaurant? No

There are level & stages in a restaurant to keep the upper hand; that is keeping the standards of good food & good service consistant. An unpredictability, laden with excuses is an indication of a Restaurant not worth the visit. Mark seems to want to gag people for speaking the truth Accusing someone of doing these reviews-that shows really who is a payed agent behind trying to change a preception that is a reality. I am from from Indonesia & lived in Mexico for long as not to know what is taste Mexican food. Truth to who it might hurt the food is terrible, maybe just now the realize that trying to persuade me & others to come back...

Posted by: Mark on 29 Sep ' 09 at 15:41
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  • Best for: Family friendly
  • Would you go back to this restaurant? Yes

Some of these reiews are completely off-the-mark and clearly written by the same person who has an axe to grind (and is apparently incapable of stringing a sentence together). This is one of the best restaurants around in terms of value and ambience, and the food is as close as you can get to the real deal this side of Mexico City (I should know, I lived there for 10 years). The staff are friendly and this makes up for their occasional slowness. Overall, a great place.

Posted by: lindsey lemmon on 25 Sep ' 09 at 14:23
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  • Best for: Family friendly
  • Would you go back to this restaurant? Yes

Maria bonita ,still the best place to go,
although the service is low,but i understood that is because this maria bonita was daily busy restaurant ,they will accomodate us as much as they can, its relax to sit outside especially this coming winter.
i invite you to try and see...cheerrrss

Posted by: BOBBY LARIOS on 21 Sep ' 09 at 19:28
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  • Best for: Family friendly
  • Would you go back to this restaurant? Yes

THIS IS ONE OF THE MOST CONSISTEND RESTAURANT IN DUBAI AND IS ORIGINAL MEXICAN FOOD, THE CHEF IS FROM MEXICO, MARIA BONITA REALLY HAVE A GOOD FOOD, GOOD DRINKS AND THE MOST OF ALL THE HOME MADE TRES LECHES CAKE AND THE DECOR AND AMBIENCE IS FANTASTIC, CONGRATULATIONS STAFF

Posted by: Victoria on 01 Sep ' 09 at 20:22
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Time out sorry for speaking the truth. International places when it comes to eating are all over Dubai where you find an array of nationalities but Maria B has become all Indian Exclusive. I don't see the teadiness & proper decor in the service either.

Posted by: John Smith on 01 Sep ' 09 at 20:07
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  • Best for: Brunch served
  • Would you go back to this restaurant? No

Time & time in again every time I go main traditional food is missing, either beans, rice, wacamole, meats. The place is very unconsistant & rarely good service. Weekends is packed for that reason good service is not present, hard to flag down a waiter..

Posted by: alex on 29 Aug ' 09 at 05:29
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  • Best for: Family friendly
  • Would you go back to this restaurant? Yes

I have been in UAE for 2 years and A regular at Maria Bonita, there are some times that the service can be hectic (busy times), but quite honestly I think the food is great is original and fresh, i seen the tortillas and salsas being prepared since early morning for the day, lots of people "seem to know" original mexican food and compare it with tex mex, I love the place and there are two real mexican chefs in charge.

Posted by: Dana on 25 Aug ' 09 at 19:53
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Over all the place, service, food is terrible. Went the're last week. They have a big menu of which many things they don't have, to top it off I order wacamole & mole which they didn't have. I been to mexican restaurants & these is the worst place not only interms of service but interms of food..

Posted by: Edmundo Arroyo on 22 Aug ' 09 at 15:10
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  • Would you go back to this restaurant? No

These place lacks even basic standards of service compared to even the worst restaurant in dubai. Their is a saying stating- The food you prepare for others prepare it as if you will be preparing for yourself. Mean to say they served me spoiled food & got sick, I only wish the people that prepared it would it that filth they gave me. Municipality needs to check up on them. People please eat else where...Concerned ex customer.

Posted by: clara on 17 Aug ' 09 at 07:36
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took my whole family for Mexican food, I had read that this place had great foor and service in other reviews. when we got our food there were no beans but french fries instead, the server failed to mention that they had run out of beans. I mean what Mexican restaurant has no bens as might as well just close the place for the day. this was very disappointing if we were told from the beginning we would have ordered something different. the servers did not seemed to care and they still let people come into the restaurant without letting them know.
Till this day my family makes fun of this place and me for choosing this place. This is the worst food I have ever had in Dubai. Never again Maria Bonita's

Posted by: Rika Erbita on 16 Aug ' 09 at 03:52
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  • Would you go back to this restaurant? No

Truthful as I can be to time out. Rice tasted like indian rice not Mexican, Quesadillas I found burnt with very acidic taste. Proper decor was not present nor higienic standards- staff with no hairnets. & the place does not have proper air conditioning. Very hot to eat their.

Posted by: Deborah Pearmain on 14 Aug ' 09 at 14:35
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  • Would you go back to this restaurant? No

I had great expectations when visiting only to have a cockroach wak accross the table and across my plate, I flicked it to the floor and called the server. What did he do? Picked it up with a tissue and carried on not even an apology!

Posted by: Teresa on 13 Aug ' 09 at 11:11
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Agree with all the no reviews above.

Posted by: Ed smith on 13 Aug ' 09 at 03:36
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  • Best for: Brunch served
  • Would you go back to this restaurant? No

Ordered from casa Maria, after half hour Ithey call me for location. 45 after they called again. Seemed to me they didn't speak english nor understood english. To top it off food came late & food items where missing, besides being cold. Driver was moody because I didnt have change. Only with a gun in my head I would go back to these nasty place,,,

Posted by: Jamila al attari on 10 Aug ' 09 at 22:10
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I find better food in satwa & less expensive. I tried their salsas & had a funny taste of aged spoiled fish. Chips where unsalted & overcooked. Service is lackadasaical in these place. Tex mex are better than HERE..

Posted by: Sonia Johnson on 10 Aug ' 09 at 22:00
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  • Best for: Brunch served
  • Would you go back to this restaurant? No

I went to sister restaurant casa maria. Found no staff that would take an order seemed to me they where out strolling. When they came back they slush up some food, salty, drinks where not profecionaly made. Honestly the place was all dusty.as well as to have a peaceful enjoyable lunch.

Posted by: brenda on 10 Aug ' 09 at 11:01
  • Would you go back to this restaurant? No

First time that I leave a negative feedback, wanted you to know what horrible service we got: we ordered home delivery and 40 min later the driver called for 1 st time about location. 5 times later I called the restaurant and they did not want to help. 30 min later again I called the restaurant, the food must have been cold by that time and asked what they can do to help. Asnwer: nothing, not their problem. No discount, nothing. I cancelled the order, but driver arrived anyway. He was begging me to take the food and pay, the owner of the restaurant would take it from his salary. Felt realy bad, but did not take the food. Hope the driver will get his salary, it's not only his fault.

Posted by: kareem medina on 09 Aug ' 09 at 03:59
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  • Best for: Brunch served
  • Would you go back to this restaurant? No

I agree with most reviews about the bad conditions that restaurant is..
Bad food, higiene bad & to top it off doesnt have managers on duty. How can people it their? its smells like drain water inside..

Posted by: Juan on 31 Jul ' 09 at 07:48
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  • Best for: Brunch served
  • Would you go back to this restaurant? No

I have gone to mexican restaurants that fit into a latino category but these restaurant besides not having one person that is knowledgeable enough about food, has all indian & Phillipino personnel. I noticed it disorderly when it comes to ordering food. Fistly I have order entree which after long wait they brought me entree and main course at same time. plus the place has terrible higiene. Dirty bathrooms & all.

Maya restaurant fit the bill for the best restaurant in dubai of mex food.

Posted by: Victor on 20 Jul ' 09 at 14:48
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  • Best for: Family friendly
  • Would you go back to this restaurant? Yes

I had been really missing my Mexican food because ive been in Al Ain for the last 2 months, so i had to drive to Dubai to find this place. I was expecting some mexican workers or atleast a chef, but it was run by phillipino waiters and two Bangladesh chefs? The Service was good, ambiance was nice, would have been better if I ate outside with the Parrot, but this country is too hot. The air conditioner was not working at our table. The jumbo quesadilla with stake was great real mexican taste. The complimentary chips with salsa were good. I tried enchiladas, flautas, chicken fajitas..they were all good, but real greasy. Too bad there is no Queso cotija in UAE or else they would have had a greater taste. Overall i loved this place, I ended up spending 300 dirhams because i over ordered. But to be honest it was well worth the money. Specially after being without mexican food for the last 2 months. Definately would recommend to people who have actually tried Mexican food before.

Posted by: Ed smith on 12 Jul ' 09 at 23:09
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  • Best for: Brunch served
  • Would you go back to this restaurant? No

Service is bad, & food is cold, besides the long wait. Their are way better restos in dubai then these trashy place. not to mention spoiled drinks.

Posted by: Troy McClure on 22 May ' 09 at 12:14
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  • Best for: Business lunch
  • Would you go back to this restaurant? No

I ordered the cheese quesadilla, chicken burrito and a sample of the guacamole. Quesadilla was bland, burrito was boring, guacamole was okay. They served complimentary nachos with chili and tomato dip. I'd say that there was nothing special in terms of food quality and presentation. A bit overpriced for the food quality all together but I enjoyed the nachos nonetheless. Maybe I should've ordered tacos instead. Ambiance was fantastic like somewhere straight out of a Desperado flick. Wouldn't come back unless forced to.

Posted by: HK on 16 May ' 09 at 11:59
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  • Would you go back to this restaurant? Yes

I had dinner here on a Friday Night, it's a little isolated from the rest of the restaurants, it's around a residential area, so if you want a place to escape from the hustle and bustle of the citylife, this is the good place to go and it's located in the between 2 cofeeshops. The decor was interesting and definetly had the Mexican vibe to it. The complimenary chips and salsa were great, the steak fajitas were good so were the tomato enchiladas (great if you like really cheesy things), they were pretty stingy on the side portions like the rice, beans ETC. The service was pretty good and the chef was actually Mexcan, I got a chance to meet him, so you know it has an authentic Mexican taste to it. The price for the food was justified, good to take guests out that are visiting Dubai.

Posted by: Sophie on 15 May ' 09 at 05:16
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  • Best for: Family friendly
  • Would you go back to this restaurant? Yes

I want to like this restaurant. I really do; its got good decor, good atmosphere excepting weekends, and I count the somewhat lackadaisical service as a plus, I'm not a fan of the hovering Dubai waiter. BUT, they really lack freshness in the food. The chicken enchiladas most certainly use tinned chicken with the icky texture of tuna. They are definitely relying on the importation of prepared sauces, and the famous tableside guacemole is ruined by too many compteing flavors.

Posted by: Paul Cunningham on 12 Mar ' 09 at 10:42
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  • Would you go back to this restaurant? Yes

I lived in Mexico for several years and this is the only restaurant in Dubai takes me back to those days. The food is authentic and the atmosphere is classical Mexican cantina.

This has become a regular place for me and I am always made to feel at home by the staff. My favorite cake is the Tres Leches which is superb. For anyone who loves Tex Mex and Mexican food, you must try this place!!!

Posted by: bigay on 12 Mar ' 09 at 10:37
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nice place, and very friendly staff. try it then youll see.

Posted by: MARK ANTHONY on 12 Mar ' 09 at 09:18
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  • Best for: Family friendly
  • Would you go back to this restaurant? Yes

my opinion for this restaurant is...the food is good original mexican cuisine but the service sometimes is bad maybe due to kitchen operations and lack of staff.,but inspite of that service they really have a good food,mexican drinks and most of all the home made cakes like tres leches.

Posted by: sam on 05 Mar ' 09 at 08:03
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  • Best for: Family friendly
  • Would you go back to this restaurant? Yes

perfect food , try the steak

Posted by: camila on 26 Feb ' 09 at 18:51
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This is one of the most unconsistent places in Dubai. I had great service and food in a few occasions but also had bad food and horrible service in other situations. Unpredictable, I must say.

Posted by: Sona on 23 Feb ' 09 at 15:42
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This is the worst place i have eaten EVER. Not just the worst place in terms of mexican food but by far the worst i have paid for ever. The drinks were awful and the food was just mushed up slush. Would not reccomend it AT ALL. The only saving grace is that this place has an interesting decor. It definately keeps one occupied while one is waiting and waiting for their (dare i say) food.

Posted by: Mihir on 22 Feb ' 09 at 10:33
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  • Best for: Family friendly
  • Would you go back to this restaurant? Yes

Posted by: ramo on 16 Feb ' 09 at 15:17
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  • Best for: Family friendly
  • Would you go back to this restaurant? No

Horrible food...horrible service! Sorry TimeOut get to grips.

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