Did someone say Lomo Saltado? Get in on the serious fine-dining happening for Eid at these Latino joints, serving up some of the best Peruvian, Argentinian and Brazilian cuisine this side of San Paulo. There's a wealth of South American eateries popping up all over town, so we've narrowed down the list for you to leave the best of the best! Follow the inca trail to these top eateries that are big on taste, culture and atmosphere. Happy Dining!
Totora Cebicheria Peruana, DIFC
This new addition to Dubai's fine-dining scene may just be the best South American restaurant in the Emirate! The venue packs a serous design punch with a contemporary atmosphere mixing with deep turquoise blues and limes of the Amazon, while the menu is stocked with all the authentic Peruvian delicacies like ceviche, barbecued meats, fresh seafood and obscure yet delicious desserts; it’s hard to pick favorites here, but we’re partial to the Nikkei ceviche made with fresh Japanese tuna, avocado, sesame and soy.
In typical Brazilian fashion, Spirito at Media One Hotel is a bustling mix of lively atmosphere, mouth watering food, Havana Club spirits and vibrant colours reminiscent of South America. It's relaxed and easy to let your hair down while enjoying a range of true favela style dishes and traditional Brazilian cuisine! The menu is inspired by the street food and dynamic lifestyle of the unique countries of this continent, and Head Chef Nilton Rodigo Ceccarelli is the man behind the food that embodies Brazil’s flavors and culinary culture. The experience is accompanied by a mix of Latin, Jazz, House, Bossa Nova, Samba and Reggae tunes that add to the carnivale vibe.
A contemporary setting, extremely well-informed staff and some of the most renowned steaks in the Dubai all come together at this swanky venue. From Business Lunches to Family Brunches, Gaucho has made its mark when it comes to delicious Argentinian cuisine. Sink your teeth into perfectly executed steak, ribs, empanadas and ceviches. The restaurant also carries an extensive supply of Malbecs to accompany the great Argentinian cuisine.
Mayta by Jaime Pesaque, DIFC
Mayta takes things to a new level with a deliciously sublime menu served in a Peruvian bistro atmosphere complete with dark wood paneling and Aztec accents. Originally established in Lima in 2009 by Chef Jaime Pesaque, this Peruvian joint has experienced global success. The food offering manages to capture the complex flavors that the best Peruvian has the potential for, with Spanish, African, Japanese, and Chinese influences all delicately balanced. A firm favorite is the ceviche, rumored to potentially be the best in Dubai, while the extensive seafood options are exceptional.
Tesoro, Taj Hotel
This Peruvian eatery combines a subtle Latino style with overgrown bonsai trees, ample natural light and artistically designed timber screens for a great indoor-outdoor vibe. But this place is much more than the usual ceviche, quinoa and dulche de leche! Get ready for a whole list of Peruvian goodness, including cau, causa, rocoto, huancaina, lomo saltado, anticuchos; get our lingo yet? Anticuchos and pollo a la brassa are popular staples, while the salads and lamb dishes are big on both taste and presentation!