Mexican food and places always remind me of cute little cartoon character Speedy Gonzales and his famous line.
“¡Ándale! ¡Ándale! ¡Arriba! ¡Arriba! ¡Epa! ¡Epa! ¡Epa! Yeehaw!”
Yesterday I got a chance to try out this mexican restaurant La Taqueria . Simple place, away from the typical Dubai fancy frills, the first thing got your attention is that the owners, the chef and the waitress in short all the team are Mexicans.Interestingly despite the name, this Mexican restaurant offers a lot more than just tacos. La Taqueria is a family-run effort keen to serve authentic mexican flavors.The main idea behind this cafe is to serve homespun food and recreate the magic of granny and mom’s recipe.
The venue has a canteen-style decor and true casual feel to it, a large open space with a mix of brick and turquoise color.
Menu here is compact but enough to satiate your authentic mexican cravings. The restaurant owner Issac and his wife warmly welcomed .Coming straight to the food we started off with corn chips served with three different sauces,one was red sauce which was quite chilli in taste so beware if you are a mild spice person like me try to avoid it,the other green sauce which I thought was gucamole but it wasn’t but I enjoyed my crispy corn chips with that sauce while waiting for the rest of the food.
We decided to go with the Isaac’s recommendation for tasting. The other surprising dish came on our table was Fried Quesadillas, 2 fried corn tortillas stuffed with string cheese and chicken.Crispy crust with oozing cheese was totally a treat to eat and it was topped with fresh lattice and cheese dressing.
Then we got to try Enchiladas Del Pueblo, a melody of red, green and mole sauce topped on chicken rolls with grated cheese, another tantalizing dish and I came to know that mole sauce is a mixture of 37 different chillies, chocolate and nuts and often used as topping and perfectly go with stewed meats or enchiladas.
Loc Tacos the specialty of La Taqueria,which they pride to make and present in artistic way. A platter of assorted tacos allured us to eat them rightaway. We tried asada,lengua,barbacoa,pescado,camaron and pastor. Each flavor was delightful in every bite but for me asada(beef),camaron(shrimp) and pescado (fish) were the best ones. The base tortillas are fresh and handmade made out of corn flour.
We ended our session with Pastel Impossible, an interesting name with engaging look. A double treat of flan and chocolate sponge in the form of cake slice was in-front of us and enticing us to dig in.Without any delay we titillate our taste buds with this toothsome, balanced sweet cake. Undoubtedly recommended fare
This place has recently bagged What’s On Indie Restaurant of the Year award in just short span of 4 months of operation,indeed a big achievement and that shows their promising efforts and passion towards their work. In the end I would say if you are really looking for a mexican joint, look no further this place is a real deal.
And don’t forget to ring the bell before leaving the restaurant.