Vegetarian Mexican and Italian restaurant under one roof?
When I heard about this new opening in Dubai it certainly caught my attention, not only are there two cuisines under one roof, the franchise has wound its way from Mumbai, India. That can’t work surely? Further investigation revealed that Quattro does in fact have an excellent reputation in Mumbai. I read a few reviews singing its praises and stored it into my memory food bank. I knew that at some point in time I would be in Kuwait Street and fancy a bit of Mexican food …..
I will be the first person to admit that I felt somewhat apprehensive as we parked the car up and decided to hunt this outlet out on foot. Bur Dubai can be chaos at the best of time, Saturday afternoons are no exception. Car abandoned, and a whining child saying she hates vegetarian food and doesn’t want to go into Quattro, all added to the stress that was slowly building up in my mind. If this isn’t a good experience, then I won’t get to choose where to eat next weekend!!
We were greeted by an enthusiastic team of staff and shown into the restaurant. To say I was surprised is an understatement. Beautifully decorated, nothing like what I was expecting it to be. Rows of perfectly laid out tables with immaculate linen and shiny cutlery. A tree adorns the centre of the restaurant, it really is a very pretty little outlet. In no time we were seated and given our menu. I have to admit I found the menu a bit overwhelming, put it this way you aren’t spoilt for choice. Appetizers are mixed for both Italian and Mexican dishes. The main courses are listed separately. We were presented with four complimentary Italian dips and four Mexican dips, strangely nothing appeared to dip in them! We will however forgive this team as they had left a note on each table explaining that they are still finding their feet and requested we be patient. Nice touch.
For a shared starter we chose the corn cookies; crispy corn cookies topped with black beans, broccoli, fresh jalapenos, cheese and topped with beetroot ice cream. Sounding impressed? so were we, these little cookies were so light to eat and the beetroot ice cream was amazing. The child wasn’t impressed. For my main course I chose the tacos, hard shell with black beans, burnt corn and a classic salsa. Three stunning tacos arrived with side dishes of extra cheese, sour cream, salsa. Massive portion. I really enjoyed it. I think its fair to say that the Mexican menu is more Tex Mex than pure Mexican.
Mr Armani decided to order the fajitas with grilled veggies and roasted corn, with side dishes of cilantro rice, corn on the cob, Mexican beans and sour cream. The dish came on a sizzling wrought iron plate, looked amazing and smelt divine. Tasted superb too! The child had to be different and chose the arabiatta from the Italian menu. A beautiful dish of hearty spicy pasta arrived, much to her delight!! The food we had today was absolutely faultless. The staff in this outlet genuinely want you have a good experience, but aren’t overly attentive or intrusive. The only complaint I have is that there was no local water available. Total spend today for the three of us came to 217 AED.
Quattro – Kuwait Street, Opposite Aster Hospital, Bur Dubai, (plenty of parking in Sharaf DG), T – 04 393 1233