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Abu Dhabi’s already exotic cuisine scene just got more interesting with the addition of a Peruvian restaurant.

Limo restaurant at Bab Al Qasr Hotel and Residence is the latest in a string of exciting new venues to hit the capital in recent months and they are working hard to set themselves apart from the rest.

To start with there are no menus at this restaurant, instead you will find a trolley with a selection of food brought to your table that you can select from. But no need to worry, upon entry one of the staff will explain the concept of the restaurant to you over a traditional Peruvian drink.

There are generally three starters, four main courses and three deserts to choose from. The menu is created daily by the chef, based on what is available that day, so do not expect to have the exact same dish when you return.

The food is bold and delicious but the portions are small and you may find yourself taking more than one portion of a dish from the trolley.

A lot of thought and effort has gone into the presentation of each dish, which keeps guests excited about what their next dish could look like.

The drink in a cocktail glass is actually pizza, the thinly cut vegetable starters are hung with clothes pegs, and the coal set on fire on your table that you barbecue your mini corn on a stick with actually has an octopus cooking in banana leaves underneath it.

The menu is seafood and meat-based, so if you are a vegetarian it is best that you call the restaurant in advance so they can try and prepare something for you.

The details

What: Limo restaurant

Cuisine: Peruvian

Avg. price per person: Dh250 (Based on three starters, three main courses and two desserts)

Credit Card: Yes

Good for: Night out with friends

Location: Bab Al Qasr Hotel and Residence, Corniche Road, opposite Emirates Palace, Abu Dhabi

Opening hours: 7pm-12am

Phone number: 02-2053003






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From incredibly friendly staff to a long list of mouthwatering dishes, Coya has it all.

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If you happened to walk in without a reservation you may just be in luck and be able to get a seat at the Brassa Counter located in the main restaurant. From here you will get all the excitement of watching the skilful chef prepare the dishes cooked on the brassa grill and Josper oven.


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Using traditional grills and smoking ovens the best meat and seafood dishes can be found right here.

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The menu may be short and sweet but it has everything that you would want to try from Peru. The cosy and casual atmosphere mixed with the delicious food can easily make you lose track of time and have you spend hours here.