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Your Guide to the Best Guacamole in Town

Looking for the best guacamole in Dubai? Pay attention Mexican food lovers, because we’ve shortlisted the hottest Latin and Mexican restaurants in Dubai. From Toro Toro Dubai to Loca, it’s time to get spicy!

1. Maria Bonita Dubai

Maria Bonita has been on our radar for more than a decade, and somehow, it just keeps getting better. This modest Mexican food spot is a hidden gem that offers some of the city’s best burritos, tacos, quesadillas and… guacamole! Made the old-fashioned way and served with fresh nachos, we’re more than satisfied with ordering it as our main course.

Price: You’ll spend around AED 75

Location: On a side street in Jumeirah, between Kite Beach and Sunset Mall

insydo tip: In the cooler months, you’ll love sitting on the terrace in the company of the restaurant’s tropical parrots.

2. Loca

A modern Mexican restaurant in Dubai that has us going ‘crazy’ for its classic cuisine, Loca boasts sports bar vibes with a trendy atmosphere. So, how tasty is their famed guac? This joint serves a distinctive chipotle guacamole made with smoked chilli peppers and topped with grated Manchego cheese. Trust us: you’ve never tasted quacamole quite like this.

Price: You’ll spend around AED 150

Location: Dubai Marine Resort & Spa, and Souk Al Bahar

insydo tip: They’ve got one of the most diverse selections of beers and ales from around the world.

3. Toro Toro Dubai

Catering to foodies, clubbers and brunchers, Toro Toro offers a true Latin American experience.  This upscale hotspot boasts a dining fusion of Brazilian, Argentinean and Mexican food – and everything comes with a gourmet touch. Serving an exotic smoked guacamole using Mexican avacados, it’s the best place to go for fun and trendy dishes.

Price: You’ll spend around AED 200

Location: Grosvenor House, Dubai Marina

insydo tip: They host a Pan-Latin brunch every Friday that features a mouth-watering Churrasco grill menu.

4. Waka Restaurant

Waka Restaurant is an intimate lounge concept with a menu featuring a quirky mix of Latin and Far East flavours. From tacos to Wagyu ribs, you can admire the tribal-style interiors before ordering the Waka-Mole, a truly awesome take on guacamole. Smoked with applewood under a glass dome before being served, it’s a must-experience for Dubai foodies.

Price: You’ll spend around AED 200

Location: The Oberoi Hotel, Business Bay

insydo tip: Don’t leave without trying the gourmet desserts including the Chocolate Bomb

5. La Tablita

Boasting Dubai’s first “Master Tequilier” along with a menu that features over a dozen variations of the almighty taco, La Tablita offers a fresh and spicy take on Latin American cuisine. They import a huge variety of avocados and spices straight from Mexico, so expect one of the most authentic guacamole creations in the city.

Price: You’ll spend around AED 150

Location: Hyatt Regency Dubai Creek Heights in Healthcare City

insydo tip: This joint serves jalapeño ice cream (seriously!)