When we talk about Mexican cuisine, first thing that comes to our mind is TORTILLAS. Oh aren’t they just yum? That’s exactly what the owner for franchise name Tortilla thought. The name explains the cuisine but does this new franchise live up to the hype? Read along to know more..
Tortilla is a brand from UK and they have opened their first branch at Dubai Festival City center. Located at the food court, this casual dining restaurant is very vibrant and they have tried to retain the Cali feel for their customers.
My guest and I tried many dishes. Trio of Tacos, quesadillas, burritos, fajita rice bowl and to wash all that down we had the frozen lime margarita. All the dishes are prepared right in front of you and everything can be converted to vegetarian/vegan.
Highlights of our meal was the big fat burrito, all stuffed with rice, vegetables, salsa, beans & cheese. We loved it! Though I found it a bit bland ( my indian-ness is coming around) so I added a good squeeze of sirarcha on it and it was perfect! Another dish to try is the fajita bowl (minus the meat for me) I loved how the subtle flavours of rice and roasted bell peppers were paired. All the dishes are good for two and pricing is pretty reasonable considering the quality offered.
The manager was informing me that they replace the vegetables/salsa within every few hours so that the customers can enjoy fresh dishes without worrying about quality. All the staff handing food are seen with disposable gloves which are changed often too.
coming to the drinks, they offer the local Mexican sodas which are known as Jarritos. At one point of time I was crazy about this soda brand and tried all flavours including the hibiscus one. So instead I opted for the frozen magarita & it needs a special mention. with hot, spicy and delicious food this drink provides refreshment.
We were really stuffed but the staff insisted us to try their newly launched desserts. The option was between nutella & banana quesadilla and churros. We opted for the latter because who can say no to churros ever? These churros are to die for. Crunchy bits outside and soft inside, they are fat little fried doughnuts! Served with chocolate and toffee sauce it is a delicious treat. It was so good that now whenever I go for movies to dfc I buy these and happily munched on them (no I dont share it
) The chocolate sauce is created from authentic mexican cacao and is not overtly sweet but perfect!
Overall, I love the concept of fresh food prepared right in front of you and the fact that they are adding dishes as per market demands like the churros weren’t initially the part of menu and later added as many customers asked for it. Lovely decor and a fun place to visit. Also the staff is courteous and advise you in advance for spice levels of the sauces. Probably the only thing I want to point out is that their tortillas for the wraps are prepackaged ones and not fresh. Also the quesadillas need to be a bit more cheesier.
P.s: a bit messy to have tacos and burritos by hand but that’s how it to be eaten and trust me you will love it!
- Kids Friendly
- Casual dine in/takeaway
- Fast Service
- Reasonable prices
Walk ins are accepted. Contact 04 4376062 for more info or visit