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Taco Yourself Down To These Amazing Restaurants!
Updated on 01 September 2022

Don't taco to me, I'm way too busy trying to find restaurants that serve delicious South American cuisine.

Do you ever feel like there are too many restaurants to dine at, and it gets easily overwhelming that you just end up eating at the same spots?

Well, if it is South American cuisine you are looking for, from biting into delicious quesadillas to eating sizzling grilled meats, head down to these great places.


All Mexican food lovers can delight in delicious dining at Loca. Located at Dubai Marine Beach Resort and Spa, diners can enjoy a modern take on Mexican cuisine. Opened in 2009, the restaurant is known for its vibrant atmosphere as well as its amazing dishes including portobello mushroom and Oaxaca cheese, tomatillo adobo beef tenderloin, quesabirria, enchiladas tres quesos and more.


Texas de Brazil

Delight in a great meal at the steakhouse. With two locations in Dubai, Mall of the Emirates and Dubai Mall, Texas de Brazil is a one-stop restaurant to enjoy Brazilian-American Churrascaria dining. The restaurant serves diners will an all-you-can-eat grilled meat selection, hot dishes as well as a salad bar to choose from.

04-3792447 for Mall of the Emirates and 04-3399099 for Dubai Mall


Located on Palm Jumeirah at The Pointe, delight in luxury Mexican cuisine at Meshico. Started by Chef Max, the restaurant will transport you to Mexico while still in Dubai. Enjoy chef specialities with dishes including mole braised local chicken enchiladas, Rosarito style blue lobster, steak de lobster, and mains including grilled octopus tacos, roasted bone marrow tacos, charro beans and more. 


Mama Zonia

Inspired by the Amazonian jungle, Mama Zonia is a great place to enjoy an array of fusion dishes from South America, Asia and the Caribbean. Located on the 2nd floor of Pier 7 at Dubai Marina, the restaurant was founded by Bedros Saghdejian in 2018 to create an Amazonian-themed culinary space. Diners can enjoy the stunning view of the water while tucking into delicious dishes, including slow-cooked ribs, alligator kaarage, empanadas, black widow spider tacos, lamb chops and more. 


La Carnita

La Carnita at InterContinental Dubai Marina is the one-stop destination for great Mexican food. The restaurant has been designed by some of the best street artists and is an amazing place to stop and enjoy drinks and food with friends. Tuck into chimichurri burrata, smoked chorizo quesadilla, carne asada, sesame lamb chops, pollo frito, el pollo loco and more.


Toro Toro

Delight in a celebration of Latin cuisine at Toro Toro. Located at Grosvenor House Dubai, the restaurant serves diners a wide range of Pan-Latin cuisine that will take you on a journey from Peru to Brazil with dishes including lomo saltado, smoked guacamole, burrata salad, avocado tacos, dulce de leche fondant and more.


Hotel Cartagena

Enjoy Latin American dishes at Hotel Cartagena at JW Marriott Marquis Hotel. With stunning interiors, the restaurant decor mimics a sophisticated jungle theme, with creepers hanging from the ceiling. Delight in dishes from maki to mushroom truffle empanadas, Jamaican jerk chicken spatchcock, lamb chuleton, carne asada and more.



Teleport to Brazil with a trip to Fogueira. Located at Delta Hotels Jumeirah Dubai, the restaurant serves diners exceptional food as well as stunning views of the Dubai Marina. Delight in Churrascaria meal where endless grilled meat will be served till you are full. 


Maya Mexican Kitchen and Bar

Maya Mexican Kitchen and Bar is known for always serving authentic and mouth-watering Mexican food. Located at Le Royal Meridien Beach Resort and Spa, it is always a celebration at the restaurant. While dining at the restaurant, tuck into dishes including guacamole con chicharron, queso fundido, short rib tacos, lobster fajitas, bandeja de Carne and more.


Fogo De Chao

Situated in Central Park Towers at DIFC, Fogo De Chao is a great place to visit to enjoy a traditional Brazilian Churrascaria. Bringing generations of knowledge to the restaurant, diners can delight in an open kitchen concept where the trained gaucho chefs will be highlighted and while tucking into succulent grilled meat, can enjoy the stunning views.


Senor Pico

Located at Palm West Beach, Senor Pico is definitely a feast for the eyes and the stomach. Starting out in San Fransisco, the restaurant has since expanded and serves diners with amazing Mexican-American cuisine, with dishes like Pico's shrimp ceviche, beef chorizo, chicken pastor quesadillas, ahogada tortas, vegetarian burritos and more.


Clay Dubai

Delight in a fusion dining experience at Clay Dubai. Located at Bluewaters Island, the restaurant serves delicious Peruvian and Japanese dishes including gyoza, hotate, ebi coconut, wagyu foie gras, black cod quinoa and more.


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