Muchachas: Mucho to be happy about at this Mexican restaurant

Muchachas: Mucho to be happy about at this Mexican restaurant
Muchachas offers a set iftar menu for $44 during Ramadan. (Supplied)
Updated 02 June 2019

Muchachas: Mucho to be happy about at this Mexican restaurant

Muchachas: Mucho to be happy about at this Mexican restaurant
  • Muchachas can be found at the Holiday Inn Express in Al-Safa
  • The setting is fun and inviting, with cacti and sombreros, and the staff are attentive

DUBAI: I don’t know why this gem isn’t more famous because its food and ambience are excellent.
Muchachas can be found at the Holiday Inn Express in Al-Safa and offers a set iftar menu for $44 during Ramadan.
The iftar has everything a hungry diner could want: Four courses and drinks at a pocket-friendly price.
We started with seasonal fruits, dates, creamy guacamole and tortilla chips. The chicken wings, which were also part of the first round, had crispy skin and moist meat, and were coated in a tasty combination of sweet and spicy sauce.
Guests pick three dishes from the selection offered for the second round. One of our favorites was the salmon, which was crunchy on the outside yet juicy on the inside, but we found the quesadilla to be slightly dry.
The third course is all about tacos and guests can pick three flavors out of the five available.
My favorite was the crab taco. It was crunchy, delicious and different. My friend's favorite were the chicken tacos - which were juicy and flavorful.
The desserts were delightful. Light and crispy churros, and dreamy ice cream with apple taquitos. 
We tried three mocktails - El Dorado, Berryland, and Carribean Sea - and they were all refreshing.
The setting is fun and inviting, with cacti and sombreros, and the staff are attentive.