Taste Greek & Mexican flavors in Dubai
Previously I have written about Diverse food tour in Dubai, and in this article, I am taking you to Taste Greek & Mexican Flavors with splendid views of beautiful Dubai.
Greek cuisine is highly influenced by Mediterranean cuisine. Authentic Greek cuisine includes a large number of vegetables, olives, olive oil, wheat/grains, Feta cheese wine(red & wine) meat and fish. Many people believed that Greek cuisine is also influenced by Ottoman cuisine. Read more about Greek cuisine here….
Taste Greek & Mexican flavors in Dubai
Let’s take an overview of EAT GREEK KOUZINA – Specialist in authentic Greek food which also offers a wide variety of great locations of Dubai flavors. Flavors from authentic Greek lanes to sun-kissed beaches of Dubai.
AMBIANCE / DÉCOR OF EAT GREEK KOUZINA – Mediterranean Inspired décor with truly Greek interiors like as if you have entered Greek tavern. Step inside the cozy interiors with limestone & wooden floors, stone washed walls with traditional wooden beams and all with a view of the shining seas of Dubai. Also, I loved those twinkly fairy lights in a birdcage hanging from ceilings.
WHAT I ORDERED –
Spanakorizo Veg. Rice – Rice slowly cooked with spinach, dill and spring onions.
Veggie Pita – Roasted vegetables with Tzatziki, tomato, onions wrapped in a Pita Bread served with thick cut French Fries.
Gemista – Traditional and very famous Greek cuisine. Stuffed Jumbo Green peppers and Tomatoes with rice sauteed in herbs. Served with thick cut French Fries.
MY VERDICT –
Ambiance – 5 out of 5
Food – 4 out of 5
Service – 4 out of 5
Cleanliness – 5 out of 5
- Many vegetarian varieties
- Welcoming and Courteous staff
- True Greek style Tavern experience
- See through kitchens with live cooking
- Outdoor seating arrangement facing beach and sea.
- Opens till Late night
- Free Wi-Fi
- They also serve breakfast
- Located on the most popular beach in Dubai – JBR Beach
- Parking and offer Home Delivery services.
TIPS – Book your table in advance. Also, you can customize your food by telling your waiter/waitress by adding spices or adding vegetables.
RECOMMENDED FOR – Romantic Evening Dinners, Family Dinner, Parties, and Celebrations.
PRICE – 200-260 For 2 Persons approximately.
Enjoy authentic Greek food on the most popular beach in Dubai with lovely views of the Persian Gulf.
LET’S go for MEXICAN FLAVORS at Dubai Marina’s Premiere Lifestyle Dining Destination – PIER 7, O CACTI
Mexican cuisine’s history dates back to 9000 years ago and now has been one of the most popular cuisines worldwide. The basic Mexican food comprises of corn, beans, Chilli, peppers, Sour Cream, Avocado, Rice, Vegetables, and Meat.
O CACTI is a fine dining Latin-themed restaurant which offers Mexican cuisine with stunning views of Dubai Marina. It has been led by famous Chef Marco Abed. O Cacti is highly known for its Sizzling Latin-themed restaurant and cocktail bar. They also have special Ladies Day which you can check on their website.
AMBIANCE / DÉCOR OF O CACTI – Located at a most premium location with bar styled seating and also sofa style with great views of Dubai Marina. This Latin-themed bar also has live music, DJ and terrace seating arrangement.
WHAT I ORDERED
Chile Curico Valley Val Divieso Cabarnet Rose – Striking Red colored Cocktail wine with sweet aromas of strawberries & raspberries. It tastes like berry wine.
With this, they serve complimentary Nachos with Mexican dips like Salsa and Sour cream.
Locuras De La Cocina Fajita De La Casa – Marinated exotic vegetables served on a hot sizzling plate which is accompanied with sour cream, Rice, Beans, Guacamole, Shredded cheese.
Vegetable Quesadilla – Traditional Corn Grilled Tortilla filled with cheese, veggies, salsa, avocado, etc.
MY VERDICT –
Ambiance – 5 out of 5
Food –3.5 out of 5
Service –3.8 out of 5
Cleanliness – 5 out of 5
- Valet Parking available but it available on paying extra or Free for the minimum amount spent.
- They have Happy hours
- Outdoor views of Dubai skyline
- Ladies Night on special weekdays.
- Live Music Band with DJ’s
- Exotic Drinks with many great combinations
- Fine Eating Bar-Restaurant
TIPS – Dress smartly or stylish. Children are not allowed during evening/night for dinners but they can go for Lunch. Book your table on Terrace. if you love the views.
RECOMMENDED FOR – Romantic Evening Dinners, Couple Dinners, Dance Parties, and Celebrations.
PRICE – 400-450 approximately with Alcohol FOR 2 Persons.
Enjoy the views of yachts sailing across Dubai Marina amidst stunning skylines of Dubai with shaking your legs or holding your favorite exotic drinks.
These both restaurants are located in tourist places of Dubai with great views. Being a vegetarian, I have reviewed all vegetarian dishes. They have a lot of non-vegetarian dishes too.
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Also, you can go for outdoor fun and adventures on the Stunning beaches of Dubai at LaMer or JBR Beach.
Enjoy your evenings with Greek or Mexican flavors and that too with stunning views of Dubai………………..
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Same as Bernie, looove stuffed peppers and tomatoes! Also, I haven’t been to Greece since I was a teenager, and haven’t been to Greek restaurant for years either, but now that I think about it, I love Greek cuisine- thanks for the inspiration for a lunch this week. 🙂
Great descriptions of both restaurants. I think I would go Greek for the food and Mexican for that view!
Always happy to taste test any Greek or Mexican food, and these sound like great options. I like that you mention the views and ambience too. Save me a stuffed pepper?
I think trying different food is a big such a big part of travelling Now I know where to go for Greek and Mexican food in Dubai Thanks😊
The dishes look mouthwatering. I love Mexican food; haven’t tried Greek yet but I hear that they do some great vegetarian dishes. Excellent photos!
EAT GREEK KOUZINA looks so nice. Its great to see there were so many great veggie options as well. Thank you for sharing!
Love that you can get different cuisines in Dubai. I have yet to visit, but your photos are making me want to go asap. You really can’t beat great food and views!
That’s really cool that you can get Greek and Mexican food everywhere. I think they seem really reasonable and I am glad you rated them all out
The glittering city of Dubai has a lot to offer. Your pictures have refreshed my memories of Dubai. I love the cozy ambience of Eat Greek Kouzina. The view of Dubai Marina from Pier 7, O Cacti is a sight to behold. Food looks tempting. I would love to try these Greek and Mexican flavours.
Dubai is one of my dream destination and OMG if someone will invite me there I would definitely go! The foods you’ve shared look delicious and savory!
Dubai has become a multicultural destination with something for every traveller. We will have to get over there to see it for ourselves and experience some cullinary treats like these.
Thanks for sharing. Keep travel blogging. Adventure is better shared with friends!
I love Greek food. Both the restaurants are located at stunning location. When you have great food in a gorgeous location like this, it makes a last impression on mind. I loved O CACTI specially for their rules for Dinner where children are not allowed and smart dressing. I would love to experience it when am in Dubai next time.
Sure Parnashree, you would really enjoy the ambiance and views of O Cacti
Dubai indeed is a melting pot of cultures and that reflects in the gastronomic trails that this dazzling city offers! I am a fan of Greek food. The fact that there are so many vegan options appeal to me. I have never tasted Gemista though. I loved the ambiance of O Cacti. The name of the restaurant is also so catchy!
Yes Abhinav, for me restaurants with vegan options is on my highlist
Thank you for your recommendations. I would never have thought about having greek food in Dubai! EAT GREEK KOUZINA has an interesting interior with the bird cages. It’s great to know their food is awesome, but the highlight must have been their beach view!
I love Greek food and Mexican food and both of these restaurants look like great places to eat at in Dubai. The Gemista looks delicious and quite filling. And both the restaurants have great views, which is always nice for an evening out.
Dubai has so much to offer and this a classic example of the great possibilities in DXB. Greek food at its best. Seems a great place to experience some authentic Greek cuisine. The kouzina has a great ambience as well and the red cocktail compliments the background. A great place to visit in Dubai and thanks for sharing.
Yes Amar, Dubai offers diverse cuisines from all over the world
But those views! I’m personally more apt to choose Mexican but I see that it was pricier and you gave them a lower rating. Still sounds like they’re both worth a visit.
The Gemista at Eat Greek Kouzina sounds so delicious. The way you described the dish makes my mouth water (actually, my mouth was watering reading this entire post).
Thanks for the great insights 🙂 I loved that you added prices and also how to dress options, it is sometimes confusing
Being a food blogger, I am always trying out different cuisines and dishes, however never actually tried Greek cuisine. Surely will do so when I get the next opportunity.
I hope You would love greek flavors as they are full of herbs and feta cheese