Are you after a mix of authentic Mexican dishes, mind-blowing margaritas and the best guacamole you’ve ever tasted? Then the Souk Al Bahar’s newest launch, Fuego is your one stop South American must try.
Last week EW stopped by at the new hot spot and here’s what we found…
Salty snacks and Melonitas to start
We admit we were slightly thrown off kilter with the formal dining set up, but as soon as the first round of drinks arrived in salt rimmed jam jars and the standard overflowing bowl of nachos landed on the table we were instantly transported to Mexico.
Next came the Guacamole On The Spot (Dhs42), arriving in separate parts and a chic waitress made it fresh right in front of us.
Red snapper, prawn and tuna ceviche was served in small shot glasses, laced with mango and lime.
To start we tucked into mouth-wateringly fresh and pleasantly citrusy ceviche – we ordered the Trio of Ceviche (Dhs120) which came in small individual glasses so we could taste it all, but apparently if you order just one choice of fish it comes as a larger serving.
The fall-off-the-bone lamb had us drooling as soon as it arrived
Our favourite main course was the succulent Lamb Shank Barbacoa (Dhs148) paired with the Chile Relleno an oven roasted Poblano pepper oozing with hot cheese and coated in crispy crumbs.
Along with the lamb came Fish Tacos, as huge fans of the soft wrap we were hard ladies to please. Although the Red Snapper was fresh and yummy as a whole it was lacking in juice and sauce – Fuego where’s the sour cream?
Always room for dessert
Ok, we admit we were bordering on a carb coma, but the Les Postre (dessert) sounded too good to turn down, so we ordered one or two…Ok, maybe three. And as you can see by the empty plates we were happy amigos, with our personal favourite being the Tres Leches – a delicious home made three milk cake.
The best bit about Fuego is Jose the Mexican chef, his aim is to bring his expertise from Mexico City and with that “the best avocados in the world”. He told us all the food at Fuego is carefully selected and imported to Dubai to create a true Mexican culinary experience.
“Make ours on the rocks and salty…”
If food isn’t on your agenda, then the sexy low-light bar hidden away from the restaurant will be. Gather the girls together and nibble nachos while you try out Dubai’s most delicious cocktails.
Downside: There’s no option for alfresco dining, which is fine for high summer but come winter we would like to sip our jam jar drinks under the twinkling stars.
Souk Al Bahar | Downtown|Dubai
Tel : +971 4 4490977
E: firstname.lastname@example.org | Website : www.fuego.ae
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