A new tapas bar in Jebel Ali serving up all the classics
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Time Out Says

Named after the region of Southern Spain, Andalucia offers wonderfully traditional dishes and a lively, Latin vibe in the heart of Jebel Ali.
We arrive at the end of the working week, ready for a fiesta. Staff are attentive, but you can’t book ahead, so head along early because this place gets busy.

Alongside some cracking two-for-one deals on certain hops drinks all night, you can also be sure of some grade-A tapas.

There are dozens of dishes on the extensive menu, from classic small plates to fusion options, like the atun de tataki – Japanese spicy tuna.
We order classics including albondigas (meatballs in a tomato sauce), patatas bravas (of course), padron peppers and gambas al ajillo (garlic prawns). And it’s all delicious.

Everything goes down a storm, but there’s a special mention for two dishes: firstly the flauta de queso – Spanish-style spring rolls stuffed with manchego and mozzarella, with apple salsa. It’s utterly brilliant, and we could easily devour 100 of them.

We also love the ensalada fiesta quinoa, fusing quinoa with avocado, peppers and citrus. It’s delightful, and it literally translates to “quinoa party salad”, which we love even more.

Our only hesitation is that it doesn’t come cheap. Ordering enough dishes to fill up two hungry diners comes in at more than Dhs350, which is steep for tapas.

But, for excellent Spanish food and a lively night out – es muy bueno.

10 Oct 2018

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Dubai, Jebel Ali, Jebel Ali Village, Dubai - Dubai - United Arab Emirates

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