Mexican food is incredibly popular all around the world. After all, Mexican food is unlike any other cuisine in the world, with unique spices, exotic ingredients and beautiful in which ways the dishes are presented. Mexican food is so good in fact, that it would be a shame to skip the starts and go straight to a main. So, we've found four different starter dishes from around Dubai that you absolutely must try.
1. Bowl of Chilli from Chalco's Mexican Grill
At Chalco's, they combine traditional Mexican cuisine with Californian dishes to ensure the people of Dubai really get to experience those world-renowned central American flavours. There are plenty of dishes to choose from – including some that you can build from scratch yourself – but for starters, the best has to be the bowl of chilli, a combo of rice, chilli con carne, cheese and sour cream. For mains though, Chalco's challenges you to order and try the Monster California Burrito. With extra-large flour tortillas, your choice of meat, lettuce, cheese, sour cream, rice, beans, salsa and pico de gallo it really is a challenge.
Where: Chalco's Mexican Grill, JLT
2. Beef Quesadillas from Kris Kros | Around The World Cuisine
When it comes to world cuisine and dish diversity, it's hard to find anywhere more impressive than Kris Kros. There are dishes from almost every corner of the Earth, from the United States to Lebanon to Italy. A particularly popular cuisine at Kris Kros is Mexican, as the restaurant provides a number of starters, mains and desserts from Middle America. Of all the starters, the authentic beef quesadillas are perhaps the best. Fresh, soft flour tortillas triangle packages hold succulent beef, served with guacamole, sour cream and jalapenos – creating a light yet delicious appetiser.
Where: Kris Kros | Around The World Cuisine, Downtown Dubai
3. Nachos de la Casa Corn-Fed Chicken with Adobo Marinade from Loca
Loca is all about offering Dubai natives unique Mexican experiences through their incredible dishes. There are well over a dozen starters to choose from including de pescado ceviches, original guacamole and queso fundido manchego Al Pastor grilled beef tenderloin with jalapenos at Loca. However, of all the lengthily-named dishes available on the starters menu their nachos de la casa corn-fed chicken with adobo marinade stands out. Plus, the dish is served with guacamole, pico de gallo and poblano peppers, ensuring that you'll be well and truly ready for your next course.
Where: Loca, Souk Al Bahar
4. Sombrero Platter from El Chico
At El Chico's, there are almost as many starters as there are mains. The infamous sombrero platter – which is reserved for the brave of heart and hungry of stomach – comes with mozzarella cheese, tasty chicken wings in BBQ sauce, chicken strips, pico salsa, ranch dressing and blue cheese. If you're truly hungry, you absolutely have to order Mama's favourite top-shelf guacamole as it is truly delicious, homemade and entirely organic.
Where: El Chico, JBR
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