We recommend four places to try good Mexican food
Places to try Mexican food across the Emirates
Michelin-starred Mexican Cuisine with Carlos Gaytan
Where: Sayad restaurant, Emirates Palace, Abu Dhabi
Includes: A la carte menus along with five and seven-course options that feature dishes prepared by restaurateur Carlos Gaytan, owner of the famed Chicage restaurant Mexique.
Details: September 16-22 from 6.30pm until 11.30pm. Prices start from Dh480 for a five-course offering. Call 02 690 7999 or email email@example.com
Viva la Independencia Nacional! brunch
Where: Loca, Dubai and Abu Dhabi
Includes: The brunch will feature the outlet’s most popular starters and desserts, with mains that can be ordered a la carte from the brunch menu, including their famous ‘make your own tacos’.
Details: Saturday, September 16 from midday at a cost of Dh270 at Dubai Marine Beach Hotel & Spa (04 346 1111), Souk Al Bahar Downtown Dubai (04 449 4455) and The Galleria Abu Dhabi (02 582 3639). Go to www.locauae.com/
Where: El Sombrero, Abu Dhabi
Includes: Arbol Guajillo Chilli Chicken Wings (golden fried chicken wings basted in Chili Arbol Guajillo sauce), Tamal de Pollo Verde (delicious corn dough stuffed with chicken and green tomato sauce), Pastel Azteca (savoury corn tortilla layered with tomato salsa, chilies, onions, cheese), Pastel de Tres Leches (marvellous sponge vanilla cake soaked in milk and cream) and more. The food and Mexican drinks will be unlimited and there will be live entertainment.
Details: Friday, September 15 at Sheraton Abu Dhabi Hotel & Resort from 6pm at a cost of Dh197 per person. Go to www.elsombreroabudhabi.com
Traditional dish selection
Where: Peyote Dubai
Includes: The menu at this DIFC Mexican eatery will include four specially curated traditional dishes - Pozole (a traditional soup); Tamal verde y de mole (a corn-based dish); Octopus Tostada and Bunuelos (a thin round fried pastry) with banana and spiced sugary syrup.
Details: Peyote is located in DIFC and bookings can be made by phoning
04 521 6300 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org