A new licensed Mexican cantina is coming to Jumeirah, details here…

The lads behind Tom and Serg are opening a new Mexican restaurant, and we can now tell you where it will be…

You’ll find Muchachas Mexican Cantina inside the Holiday Inn Express near Safa Park (just opposite the Gulf News Building). The location is just off of Sheikh Zayed Road, and smack bang next to the where the new Dubai Canal will be.

It’s a somewhat random location, yes, but genius all the same.

“We love to create cool spots in places that are different and a little removed from your ‘typical’ restaurant spots,” explained founder Tom Arnel. “Muchachas is no exception – tucked away in the burbs away from the hustle and bustle of the city,”

So when will it open? In early August – so yes, any day now.

This will be Tom & Serg’s fifth outlet in the city, after Tom & Serg, The Sum of Us, Common Grounds and Brunswick Sports Club.

What will the food be like? Well they’re promising a menu that’s “crunchy, zingy, zesty, salty and sweet” (so basically everything, then). They also say that the dishes will be “made for sharing”, which will either be music to your ears or your worst nightmare if you’re more of a three course, “I’ll have the steak” kind of person.

Here’s a glimpse of what the food will look like…

muchachas mexican cantina

muchachas mexican cantina

The venue will be licensed, and they’ve said that the drinks will be “energetic, punchy and vibrant” (beyond Red Bull we’ve never required a beverage to have ‘energy’, but we’re open to it).

What about the look of the restaurant? Well it will be very feminine – with neon lights, quirky art and a lot of pastels.

Here’s a glimpse of the decor (radical)…


This will also be the first restaurant from the Tom & Serg team that you’ll need a dinner reservation for, so make sure to phone ahead once it’s open.

Check out the website for more.

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