Mexican flavours in a mall - Taqado Mexican Kitchen, Abu Dhabi
On first impressions, Taqado looks like just another fast food restaurant in a mall, with the food court seating not far away - like just another Tex-Mex place selling burritos and tacos. However, spend 5 minutes with the staff and you realise that this is not your run of the mill Mexican outlet. There is an emphasis on fresh ingredients with nothing on the menu originating in a can. Organic tomatoes. Avocados from Mexico. Beef from New Zealand. Sour cream reduced by hand. Tortillas made by hand. Imagine the spirit and freshness of California infused into the best of Mexican 'fast food' and you have Taqado. So, not Tex-Mex, but Mexi-cal.
|Soft tortillas and taco in the background.|
|Drinks selection from Mexico.|
|Sangria of all names!|
Next up, I have a quesadilla with guacamole, tomatoes and sour cream that are all about freshness, on the side. The end result is delicious. The quesadillas are lightly crispy on the edges and soft as you move away from the edges.
|Fresh, fresh, fresh.|
|A pleasant surprise - RAW coffee.|
|Eco friendly in so many ways.|
|Caramel filled churros. Yum.|
Al Maryah Island, Abu Dhabi
02 677 0700
80-120 Dhs for 2 people