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Here are our top picks on Mexican restaurants to try in the UAE.


Tortuga is a colourful and cosey Mexican restaurant at Dubai’s Madinat Jumeirah, situated by the water with a super chilled out vibe. If the weather permits, a table on the terrace is the perfect setting for a relaxing meal by the water.

The delicious guacamole is prepared at your table and there is no shortage of other Mexican all-stars on the menu.

The fajitas, ceviche and burritos are highly recommended.

Location Mina A'Salam Timings Daily from 12pm to 12am Contact 04 4323232

El Sombrero


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This Mexican restaurant located in Abu Dhabi’s Sheraton Hotel and Resort has stood the test of time and is still one of the city’s popular hangout locations.

The food is good, consistent, the portions are big and the menu has everything you could want from a Mexican restaurant.

The wood decor and the vibe of the restaurant really give you a taste of Mexico right here in the UAE.

Location Sheraton Hotel & Resort, Corniche Abu Dhabi Timings Daily from 6.30pm to 12am Contact 02 6773333

Taqado Mexican Kitchen

Taqado Mexican Kitchen on DIFC’s Marble Walk may be a casual venue but the food is as exciting and flavoursome as they come.

Their menu is limited however, what is lacking in quantity is made up for in quality. The food is delicious and it has all the essentials, breakfast, lunch and dinner.

The burritos will make you fall in love with Mexican food all over again.

The chips are fresh and crisp while their lime and coriander scented rice are filled with aromas you didn’t even know existed.

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Little Mexico


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This colourful little restaurant on Abu Dhabi’s Saadiyat Island is the perfect place to stop by if you get a craving for Mexican food first thing in the morning. Yes, they do breakfast.

Away from the capital’s busy lifestyle, you can enjoy scrambled eggs on corn tortilla served with salsa and black bean or sweet potato and sausage just to name some of their breakfast choices.

If you are visiting after breakfast, need not worry, the menu has all the usual favourites like burritos, quesadillas, tacos.

Location Saadiyat Beach Residence Timings Daily from 11am to 11pm Contact 02 6761954

Maria Bonita

You will feel like you have travelled to Mexico as soon as you enter Maria Bonita on Umm Al Sheif Street, in Umm Suqeim.

Great ambience with friendly staff make the experience even more special.

Try the enchiladas and fajitas, they are as authentic as they can get. How they get those spices and sauces so tasty, is truly a wonder.

Location Um Al Sheif Road Timings Daily from 12pm to 12am Contact 04 3954454