Blend a little adventure into your humdrum week and pop into one of these restaurants for a nice treat.
Where: Gulf Hotel Bahrain
What: first ever fine dining Mexican restaurant in Bahrain
Contact: +973 1771 3000
Margarita and/or tequila anyone? You’ve come to the right place! Margarita Mexicana not only serves fine drinks, it also makes fine Mexican food freshly prepared anytime. (All dishes come with tortillas and guacamole!) This landmark restaurant was the first to offer a Mexican fine-dining experience to customers and it is still going strong with 2 awards by different award giving bodies under its belt.
2. Cantina Kahlo
Where: Ritz Carlton
What: Mexican restaurant
Contact: +973 1758 6499
This colorful, Instagram-worthy place serves authentic Mexican fare. Things like barbacoa (which is braised lamb in chili sauce), jicama salads, the torta or sandwich made with a “bollilo” bun, and of course the beloved churros! The vibe is hip and trendy, the surroundings elegant albeit quirky, the potted cacti are a nice Southwestern touch. This is an inspiring place to be!
Where: Seef Mall
Contact: +973 1758 2225
Savor Brazil’s authentic flavors in this churrascaria (traditional art of fire-roasting meats). As the restaurant said, churrascaria cannot be explained, it can only be experienced. Head on over to sample steak (and other fine cuts of meat) fresh from the fire and grilled to perfection. Don’t forget to leave room for dessert and try their signature grilled cinnamon crusted pineapple.
4. Tapas Bar
Where: Sofitel Hotel
What: tapas bar
Contact: +973 17636364
A great place to hang out (bar, tapas, live music–need we say more?), Tapas serves great food in a gorgeous ambiance (the restaurant leads out to a gazebo which offers dining al fresco). You can also enjoy shisha if you wish. Go here if you’re looking for a laid-back place to have a couple of drinks with your friends.
Where: Road No 3931, Manama
What: Spanish restaurant
Contact: +973 3200 0171
La Vinoteca is almost an institution of good food and fine wine in Bahrain. Tapas are served the livelong day, great wines from Spain, Chile, and the USA are on the menu; plus Saturday midday brunch is always an occasion. With live paella cooking, freshly grilled homemade sausages and roast beef, plus live music it is a beautiful and flamboyant event.
Where: Wali Al Ahd Hwy, Hamala
What: Mexican inspired restaurant
Contact: +973 1761 2812
Customers rave that Wrapiola is an “exquisite” experience. Dubbed as a Mexican-inspired restaurant with a modern twist, Wrapiola serves delicious wraps, tacos like the one above. You can even make your own tacos at the restaurant, a great PR move because people always want to eat what they prepare. Don’t forget to try their Cajun fries topped with hot cheese sauce and jalapeno.
Where: Shabab Ave, Manama
What: taco shop
Contact: +973 3303 4800
Don’t be fooled by its tiny exterior, this little hole in the wall serves great Mexican food. The classics of course: burritos, enchiladas, and tacos but also things you haven’t tried before like chilaqueles and the breakfast burrito. A great new addition is the Filipino menu so you can have both burritos and adobo in one meal.
8. Franks a lot
Where: Mannai Plaza, Rest # 9, Bldg 176, Road 4005, Block 340, Juffair
What: Tex-Mex restaurant
Contact: +973 1781 1970
If you want authentic “Tex-Mex” cuisine, you’ve come to the right place. They make great quesadillas, as well as a make your steak burrito which sounds really appealing, in addition to home made burgers, hot dogs, corn dogs, and more. Great food, great portions, and swift delivery make for an ultimate casual dining experience.
9. Burrito Loco
What: burrito shop
Contact: +973 1700 2979
Another casual dining eatery, Burrito Loco will get you in the mood for Mexican food. You choose from a burrito, rice bowl, or soft tacos. You then add your choice of ingredients which are always fresh and always hot when delivered. The menu is not that extensive, but if you want a no frills and no fuss dining place, this is it.
10. Casa Mexicana
Where: Building 275, Road 3606,, Manama
What: Mexican restaurant
Contact: +973 1771 5521
Since 1993 Casa Mexicana has served authentic Mexican food with rich flavors like their famous Ceviche, tamales, and enchiladas. The menu is filled with classic Mexican and Tex-Mex dishes like tacos, refried beans and guacamole. This is alongside their extensive range of cocktails including margaritas. Bright, cheery, and extremely fun; try out this little Mexican place.
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