Muchachas Mexican Cantina

Cracking street eats, with a proper quirky vibe to boot
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Time Out Says

Compared to many of Dubai’s loud, proud and shouty addresses home to many of the city’s finest restaurants and bars, Muchachas is the complete antithesis. Found at the Holiday Inn Express, Al Safa, you’ll arrive at this rather innocuous hotel via a drive round the houses in the shadow of Business Bay at Downtown Dubai on the other side of Sheikh Zayed Road.

It’s a quiet and dark street, outside the hotel, and at first you’ll wonder if you’ve arrived at the right place. Once you’ve walked into Muchachas, however, you’ll know you’re in the right place, though. Without doubt.

Muchachas is lively, it’s quirky, and it’s got an unmistakably hipster vibe – complete with humorous slogans on the wall and Mexican-themed fairy lights. And paper menus doubling up as place mats on your menu. So far, so cute.

The service is swift, friendly, attentive and befitting of the fun vibe you find in this place. Menu items include slightly avant-garde takes on Mexican favourites – duck tacos, courgette tostada, black bean quesadillas et al.

Special mention goes out to the grilled corn with a chilli lime mayo and grated cheese on top. It’s outrageously edible, if not a tad messy.

Otherwise you’ll find some delightfully alternative snapper tacos, some tamarind-grilled short-rib and some mind-blowingly good guacamole.

By Time Out Dubai staff  | 21 Aug 2019

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12:00 PM to 1:00 AM
Sunday: 12:00 PM to 1:00 AMMonday: 12:00 PM to 1:00 AMTuesday: 12:00 PM to 1:00 AMWednesday: 12:00 PM to 1:00 AMThursday: 12:00 PM to 2:00 AMFriday: 12:00 PM to 2:00 AMSaturday: 12:00 PM to 2:00 AM
Show number 04 327 5878
Dubai, Jumeirah, Sheikh Zayed Rd - Dubai - United Arab Emirates

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