Tortuga Mexican Kitchen and Bar

Authentic, tasty Mexican cuisine that’s a winner for winter months
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Time Out Says

Tucked away by the waterways of Jumeirah’s Madinat, this Mexican eatery offers shaded outdoor seating, which just so happens to be adjacent to a rehabilitation pool for injured turtles (the restaurant’s Spanish namesake).

While it’s still on the warm side, you may want to take a seat indoors, where the tall ceilings and Mexican décor, coupled with a fine-dining edge, give the place an authentic yet contemporary feel.

The menu has recently undergone a revamp, and it’s hard to resist the molcajete Tlajomulco – a medley of melted cheese, Pasilla chilli sauce, avocado, coriander and corn tortillas, with optional shrimp.

An oven-hot stone bowl is heated and presented with a tomato and chilli sauce, along with shrimp. A lump of cheese is added and instantly begins to melt. We dip it all up eagerly.

We also love the chicken burrito, and almost defy a comfortably full belly to order another. The vegetable quesadillas are delightful, as is the fresh, tasty guacamole.

It makes us feel all warm and fuzzy – the sort of comforting feeling only good Mexican eats can bring. We’re left delightfully stuffed, and will return in the winter for certain.

The bottom line

A great spot for some Mexican grub.

By Time Out Dubai staff  | 18 Sep 2017

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Show number 04 432 3232
Dubai, Umm Suqeim, Al Sufouh Road Umm Suqeim, Dubai, United Arab Emirates

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