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‘Tis that time of the year again, and whether you’re a fan of Mexican food, drink, or culture, Cinco de Mayo blends all three beautifully. Here’s a neat roundup of great spots to celebrate Cinco de Mayo in Abu Dhabi.

Four Seasons Abu Dhabi

Join chef Christian Buenrostro as he invites Mexican food lovers to celebrate Cinco de Mayo at the Four Seasons Abu Dhabi’s exciting Eclipse Terrace. A specially-curated menu will showcase the diverse flavours of Mexico, with a fiesta including the classic guacamole, chicken al pastor tacos, questacos, marinated tuna tostadas, and more. We’re already excited.

Four Seasons Abu Dhabi, The Galleria Al Maryah Island, Abu Dhabi, April 29 to May 5, 6pm to midnight. Tel: (0)2 333 2222. @fsabudhabi


Fill up at the W Abu Dhabi’s B.I.G Brunch this Cinco De Mayo, as one of the capital city’s favourite brunches is presented with a Mexican twist. Indulge in a lively afternoon featuring a taco truck serving up mouthwatering Mexican flavours, and wash it all down with specially-crafted margaritas coupled with banging beats by DJ Fizzo, and maracas that will keep the entertainment at optimum levels.

Garage, W Abu Dhabi, Yas Island, Abu Dhabi, Saturday May 4, 1pm to 4pm, Dhs320 soft, Dhs420 house, Dhs589 sparkling. Tel: (0)2 656 0000. @wabudhabi

Rosewood Abu Dhabi

A spirited Cinco de Mayo celebration awaits at the Rosewood Abu Dhabi’s Glo terrace, as Latin music, crafted cocktails, authentic beverages and flavour-packed dishes including corn salad, sea bass ceviche, lamb tacos and mouthwatering fish tacosa with avocado and harissa aioli.

Glo, Rosewood Abu Dhabi, Al Maryah Island, May 5, 6pm to 11pm, Dhs50 onwards. @rosewoodabudhabi

The Warehouse Wine and Tapas Bar

Experience a signature journey of Mexican flavours at The Warehouse Wine and Tapas Bar, with an exciting deal having you tucking in to two marvellous Mexican tapas with two hours of free-flowing house beverages, only for Dhs170. With numerous fun themed nights all week long, you’ll never go wrong at this exciting venue on the Abu Dhabi circuit.

The Warehouse Wine and Tapas Bar, Pearl Rotana Capital Centre, Al Khaleej Al Arabi Street, ADNEC area, Abu Dhabi, 5pm to 2am daily. Tel: (0)2 307 5552. @thewarehouseabudhabi