Welcome to the newest Mexican in town La Tablita, not quite down Mexico way but located in Dubai’s healthcare city, you’ll see the two Hyatt Regency Creek Heights towers from miles away!
La Tablita is a brand new (January 2016) restaurant on the ground floor of the Hyatt Regency Creek Heights hotel and it seems like all the staff are Spanish speakers or Mexican themselves! That’s refreshing for Dubai, I wonder how long they’ll stay?
Gorgeous, warm orange, ochre and sunny yellows make up the decor here, a good sized space that has a separate bar area with high stools at tables and a more traditional dining area. There is no terrace though.
To eat at La Tablita
I LOVED the classic guacamole, not overpureed like some guacamole and sensibly priced at AED 55. The portion is generous and would be fine to feed 2 or even 3 with other items on the menu. Great to have with some drinks.
Similarly the dips with the tortilla chips you get for free when you sit down are really good and watch out for one of the dips, it’s really spicy! But these are just what you need when you’re starving and waiting for your food to arrive!
Eat these while you decide on your tacos, we had crispy fish tacos, but the taco is what’s crispy not the fish!
The vegetarian taco tasted good but is served as an open taco so be prepared to get messy!
We tried a main course of the seabass with rice which looked very pretty but I think I preferred the starters. We also liked the tuna ceviche, again well priced at AED 55 and a good portion.
Pudding at La Tablita
I would never have ordered the tres leches pudding but we sampled on insistence of our very enthusiastic and helpful waiter! It tasted very much like an Indian ras malai, in fact let’s call it a Mexican Ras Malai and frankly we couldn’t stop eating it, a light creamy, milky, light sponge with nuts and a bit of meringue!
To drink at La Tablita
We went at lunchtime during the week so couldn’t sample any of the margaritas but I’d love to go back and try the tamarind one! That said I did try the non alcholic version, which is like a frozen, tamarind smoothie with an interesting salt on the rim, I think it’s called tajin pronounced Tahine! It’s a classic Mexican seasoning added to the rim of the glass and is made of dried chilli, salt and lime, a bit like Indian chaat masala or kala namak but not quite. Anyway try this, I’m going to go back and have a tequila and tamarind cocktail. Maybe they should add a bit of tajin to their ceviche?
La Tablita is open
La Tablita is open for both lunch from 12pm to 3pm then again for dinner from 6pm to midnight, I think the atmosphere would be more lively at night! Try the tamarind tequilas and the guacamole, you’ll love it! Not wildly easy to find though, but just head to health care city and look for the 2 tallest towers off Oud Mehta road.
But Wait La Tablita has offered us 2 dinner vouchers for AED 300 each to spend at the restaurant
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