Muchachas’ sharing menu is described as “a contemporary take on Mexican
food”, and comes with the option to hand over all the decision-making to
the staff in the form of the Fiesta Menu. It costs Dhs225 and will see
you served with a tray-load of goodies from the kitchen. But for those
with a penchant for going poco loco, you can line up a range of
traditional dishes yourself – quesadillas, tacos, sopes, ceviches and
more. There’s even churros for dessert, and this one comes with
Brand new to Al Habtoor City, Zoco is described as a 'homegrown soulful Mexican come Latin American'. It is awash with colour, light and music, with a DJ providing a Latin soundtrack through the restaurant and bar until 2am. Design is modern and industrial, with the images showing a range of curious metalworks and exposed brickwork archways.
This modern, funky Mexican restaurant is a good reason to head to the Hyatt Regency by Creek Park. Service is extremely friendly, and the Mexican staff are very happy to tell you more about the food on offer and what it means to them. With displays of chillies and salsas on your way in to the dining room, the sights and smells should get you in the mood for a very satisfying meal to follow.
This quirky little Mexican eatery has been popular for years, and when you see the prices you’ll understand why: it takes some beating in terms of value for money. It’s not licensed, but you’ll find some inventive mocktails on the menu and a charming atmosphere, which coupled with the competitive pricing means a busy restaurant floor most nights.
Situated next to the waterways of Madinat Jumeirah and next to the turtle sanctuary, Tortuga scores highly for setting, and not too badly when it comes to food, either. It’s the outdoor setting that really steals the limelight, though. Sat on a wooden jetty that straddles the canals, this is the place to bring visitors for a dose of Dubai’s wow factor.
This isn’t your typical Mexican. The contemporary space is almost corridor in shape, and nothing in the decor suggests that you’re “South of the Border”. There are no windows and it feels a little boxy with a lack of personality. Service is satisfactory, with everyone perfectly polite. It’s all quite run of the mill, that is, until the food arrives. What you find on the menu here is pretty darn good.
Like the rest of the restaurants along this strip at The Beach, Poco
Loco is a lovely, ambient spot, and inside it’s just as appealing to the
eye. An eclectic mix of materials are brought together giving it a
rawness that still feels chic. Although broadly speaking Latin American,
the menu focuses primarily on Mexican and Peruvian dishes.
Maya has firmly established itself as one of the very best dining
experiences in Dubai. Its lounge area is the perfect place to enjoy pre
and post-dinner drinks and its terrace area is uber-cool. The menu is
varied and well-priced for somewhere seemingly so posh and up-scale.
There’s a whole host of Mexican favourites scattered throughout the
menu, all presented in a refined way, but with no compromise on the
powerful flavours you need from this cuisine.
There are plenty of Mexican
and Latin American options on the menu, such as ceviche, burritos and
fajitas. The plates are hearty and meant to be shared. This is an inviting place, from the food to the warm welcome from the
staff. If you live nearby, consider it your new neighbourhood haunt. And
even if you live far away, it’s worth trekking over.
Pier 7’s Latin American restaurant is an enormous and dimly-lit venue that has won us over more for its bar and nightlife credentials than its food offerings. The best way to enjoy this Marina restaurant is with a large group of friends, making the most of the generous drink deals.