Fiesta on down to these Mexican hotspots…

We need little encouragement to feast on our favourite Mexican cuisine, but if we did, Mexican Independence Day is it. Whether you’re a fan of fajitas or bonkers about burritos, or just in the mood for a little weekend fiesta, there are plenty of Mexican restaurants in Dubai sure to have you salsa-ing on down for Mexican Independence Day on Sunday September 15.

Here are 6 places to celebrate Mexican Independence Day in Dubai.

Puerto 99

From Sunday September 15 to Wednesday September 18, head down to Bluewaters Mexican restaurant Puerto 99, where you can get tequila for Dhs10, or free between 11pm and 12am, buy one get one free on all Mexican beers and toast with a margarita for Dhs30.

Puerto 99, Bluewaters, off Dubai Marina, Sunday September 15 to Wednesday September 18, Mon to Thurs 12.30pm to 3am, Fri to Sun, 12.30pm to 1am. Tel: (04) 557 6627.

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Meshico is the cool new Mexican kid on the block that’s recently opened at The Pointe. A sister restaurant to Puerto 99 on Bluewaters, it’s running all the same deals from Sunday to Wednesday, with tequila for Dhs10, or get it free between 11pm and 12am, buy one get one free on all Mexican beers or margaritas for Dhs30. Meshico are doing one better, though, with beef, chicken or vegetarian taco’s for Dhs20.

Meshico, Palm Jumeirah The Pointe, Dubai, September 15 to 18, 1pm to 5am daily. Tel: (04) 514 4512.


The only thing we like more than Mexican food is a Mexican food buffet. And that’s exactly what Tortuga at Mina A’Salam, Madinat Jumeirah are offering up on Sunday September 15. Load your plate as many times as you want with ceviches, tacos quesadillas and fresh guacamole. Save room for dessert though, we’ll warn you, as you won’t want to miss the churros and tres leches cake. It’s priced at Dhs225 per person with soft drinks or upgrade to the Dhs395 with margaritas and aguas frescas.

Tortuga, Mina A’Salam, Madinat Jumeirah, Dubai, Sunday September 15, 7pm to 12am, from Dhs224. Tel: (04) 432 3232.


Zoco are celebrating Mexican Independence Day for a whole week until Monday September 16, with their Mexican Week offering. You’ll be able to get your hands on a variety of delicious soft shell tacos for just Dhs10 each from a choice of chicken, beef or vegetarian. There’ll also be special cocktails for Dhs35, buckets of beers for Dhs110 and their regular ladies’ night running on Monday September 16 with three free drinks and 30 percent off food. If you want to get into the true Mexican spirit, they’ll have a Mariachi band playing on Sunday September 15.

ZOCO, The Atrium, Al Habtoor City, Dubai, 10th to 16th September, 5pm to 1am. Tel: (04) 437 0044.


Muchachas are using their Friday brunch to celebrate Mexican Independence Day, offering up tons of traditional Mexican delights to feast on like loaded nachos, tacos and a list of flavoured margaritas to make your way through. Packages start from Dhs199 and if you’re a Mexican national, bring your passport to get 30 percent off.

Muchachas Mexican Cantina, Holiday Inn Express, Dubai, Fridays September 13, 12.30pm to 4pm. Tel: (04) 327 5878.

La Carnita

Somewhere between Industrial bar and hipster Mexican joint is La Carnita. On Monday September 16, they’ll be giving it a makeover and dressing it up Mexican-style with sombreros, pinatas and maracas, with some tequila stations dotted around, complimentary margaritas for ladies who are eating or five drinks for Dhs99.

La Carnita, Intercontinental Dubai Maria, Monday September 16, 5pm to 1am Sunday to Wednesday, 5pm to 2am Thursday, 12.30pm to 2am Friday, 12.30pm to 1am Saturday. Tel: (04) 425 4030.

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