Maiz Tacos

A permanent home for the taco truck
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Time Out Says

Taco-bout taking the plunge… A familiar face on Dubai’s pop-up food circuit, Maiz Tacos now has its own bricks and mortar location in JLT, one of the city’s best and most diverse hubs for independent restaurants and cafés.

It’s a minimalist space – one not unlike certain Mexican eateries to have come before it, with birch-hued benches and neon signs on its pastel walls. So far, so millennial.

Staff are keen to explain the concept, and that everything is made fresh. We need little convincing – we’ve seen these guys in action at many an event around town. So it’s disappointing that the food here doesn’t quite live up to the truck and pop-up experience.

Those corn tacos are substantial, tasty and well-made, but within, the six-hour slow-cooked pulled chuck of the El Jeffe lacks the depth of flavor we’ve known, loved and come back for before.

A pollo quesadilla is equally unexciting, and it’s a real shame.

This isn’t a city groaning under the weight of brilliant Latin American eats – far from it, in fact – and we’d love nothing more than to tell you there’s a great little place in the far north corner of JLT worth checking out. For now, it’s not quite that.

Based on what we’ve seen before, however, there is hope.

A permanent home for the taco truck

Give it a while to settle first

By Time Out Dubai staff  | 15 Oct 2019

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