Fuego: Contemporary Mexican restaurant opens in vibrant Souk Al Bahar
Experience a shot of Mexico with fresh and authentic cuisine in an upscale, contemporary environment
21 May, Dubai – Discover the bold evocative tastes of Mexico in the warm and inviting ambience of Souk Al Bahar’s latest restaurant concept, Fuego. Fuego, literally meaning “fire”, offers fresh and authentic Mexican dishes. Tantalise your taste buds with generous portions of food made from high-quality ingredients, from sizzling Fajitas and Tacos De Azada with Wagyu Beef to savoury Enchiladas & Burritos.
Fuego is the vision of two local Hoteliers, Adarsh and Arjun Kumar who saw a gap in the UAE culinary landscape for a high-end yet casual restaurant that takes inspiration from fiery Mexico. The brothers comment, ‘’Fuego is a breath of fresh air in Dubai’s competitive restaurant scene. We have sourced the very best Mexican chefs and have drawn from their incredible knowledge of traditional authentic dishes to build our unique menu. We aim to serve the best Mexican food in Dubai; traditional Mexican food, not Tex-Mex.’’
Mexican cuisine is alive with light, fresh tastes and deep, complex flavours that combine to create a culinary journey like no other. The name Fuego refers to the ‘fire’ or ‘flame’ that is induced in Mexican food through both flavours and sight. Fuego’s menu has been devised by Celebrity Chef Anil and authenticated and executed by Chef de Cuisine Jose Manuel Puma from Mexico City. Highlights include Mexican favourites such as the popular seafood delicacy ‘ceviche’ alongside signature specials such as slow-cooked Lamb Shank Barbacoa and Tres Leches, a cake soaked with three stages of milk.
Chef Jose Manuel Puma comments, ’Our food is extremely diverse - as light and fresh as a seafood cocktail prepared by fishermen on the beach; as deep and complex as the moles of Oaxaca made with an astounding number of ingredients; and as earthy as the simplest homemade corn tortilla! We look forward to seeing and serving you with great food and a fantastic ambience. Just drop in and enjoy affordable, healthy, and tasty slow cooked Mexican food’
Fuego’s interiors are dominant by natural elements such as wood and stone inspired by Modern Mexican Architecture to provide a feast of colours, textures, and patterns. A talking point of the space is the bar area, with a backlit onyx counter that relates back to Fuego’s “fire” concept. This bar will form an integral part of the Fuego experience serving the best Mexican margaritas infused with flavours that have been created exclusively for the restaurant. A buzzing ambiance will be achieved through Fuego’s music, provided by music architect and international DJ Jason Kubuki, Jason has carefully selected the sophisticated Mexican and world music fusions which will be ever evolving for its upbeat environment.
The restaurant is located in the prestigious Souk Al Bahar, at the foot of the Burj Al Khalifa. Offering a cover of 80 seats, the restaurant will operate from 12pm to 1am serving lunch, dinner and a special Friday brunch menu. Fuego will also offer a range of enticing alcoholic beverage and signature Mexican cocktails. Fuego invites you to delve into a culinary voyage of Mexican delights at Souk Al Bahar.
Established by Dubai based brothers Arjun & Adarsh in 2013, Fuego, literally meaning ‘fire’, offers guests a taste of authentic and traditional Mexico in a stylish environment. Fuego prides itself on creating experiences and has handpicked its international team, who aim to give guests the ultimate Mexican experience.