Restaurant Review: Tortuga Mexican Kitchen and Bar, Mina A’Salam Hotel, Madinat Jumeirah, Dubai

They'll show you what real Mexican food is about
ByOlivia SpadavecchiaSunday , 27 April 2014
Hot 100 restaurants, Latin American/Mexican, Restaurant Reviews
Hot 100 restaurants, Latin American/Mexican, Restaurant Reviews

Madinat Jumeirah’s newest and most enticing culinary fiesta will erase your memories of any previous sub-par Tex Mex experiences and show you what real Mexican food is about. Carlos Hannon is the chef-patron, and he’s serving up dishes he learned from his grandmother, including the popular comfort food tortilla soup and the incredible molcajete – unctuous melted cheese with chilli sauce, served in a volcanic stone bowl. In the short time since Tortuga opened, guitar legend Carlos Santana has already stopped by to enjoy the waterside views, traditional fare and customisable cocktails.

On the menu

Starter
Camarones al ajillo (sautéed shrimps with garlic, cremini mushrooms and guajillo chilli) Dhs70

Main
Red snapper Dhs140

Dessert
Churros with cinnamon sugar and Mexican chocolate sauce Dhs40

INFO: Mina A’Salam Hotel, Madinat Jumeirah, Dubai, 04 366 6730, mjrestaurants@jumeirah.com, www.tortuga.ae