El Mostacho – JLT

I should have known the Mendoza brothers, Isaac and Josue, were behind El Mostacho in JLT. Invariably, whenever I see skyrocketing ratings and reviews which constantly include the words amazing and authentic Mexican food, I find one or both of these cool dudes are involved, e.g. the set-up of Taqado Mexican Kitchen and their own … Continue reading El Mostacho – JLT

Pathil – Karama

Pathil is a rustic looking, self-confessed snack house in Karama. I’m told their name is a play on the word Pathiri, which is a pancake made of rice flour indigenous to Southern India. How this is connected to the bakery look they seem to be aiming for with their interior I don’t quite know but, … Continue reading Pathil – Karama

Basta! – Business Bay

Basta! is a licensed, casual dining Italian restaurant and pizzeria at the Renaissance Downtown Hotel in Business Bay. A high ceiling and full glass façade with a magnificent view of the Dubai Canal gives this handsomely appointed eatery an airy sense of occasion. And the fact that this is a restaurant owned and run by … Continue reading Basta! – Business Bay

Amici – Barsha

Amici is the Italian (all-day dining) restaurant at the Ibis MOE in Barsha. It’s where you get breakfast there in the mornings. Whilst elaborate (one might argue, lavish even) by Ibis standards, where in Europe you would have to suffice with cereals, bread, cheese and some green apples, by Dubai standards the Amici breakfast buffet … Continue reading Amici – Barsha

Madurai Konar – Karama

Madurai Konar is a colourful little South Indian restaurant on the fringe of Karama. Located beside the Ustad Hotel (behind the Emarat petrol station and LuLu’s), its interior is neat, modern-ish and very, very yellow. I gave my car in to the Al Karama Service Station adjacent to the petrol station for a 27 Dirham … Continue reading Madurai Konar – Karama