Enjoy one of Mexico’s most beloved celebrations – it commemorates the country’s 1862 victory over France in the Battle of Puebla – in Abu Dhabi and Dubai on May 5.
El Sombero at the Sheraton Abu Dhabi Hotel & Resort will offer all-you-can-eat-Mexican dishes featuring fajitas, tacos, chimichangas, enchiladas and more. There will also be unlimited Mexican beverages. The Cuban band Los Hidalgos will be playing salsa, mambo and merengue music. The feast starts at 6pm; live music starts at 8pm; Dh205 per person. Call 02 677 3333.
The Ritz-Carlton Abu Dhabi, Grand Canal is partnering with the Mexican Embassy in the UAE for Cinco de Mayo festivities from 7pm to 11pm on the hotel’s Giornotte terrace (Promenade level). The Mexican buffet and soft beverage package is Dh215; additional packages available. Children ages four to 12 years old pay only Dh53. Call 02 818 8282.
Abu Dhabi Golf Club has a spicy Mexican buffet and a variety of Mexican beverages. At the Falcon Terrace from 7.30pm. Dh145 per person. Call 02 558 8990.
Saadiyat Beach Golf Club’s party includes a buffet, beverages and music – all Mexican. The party runs from 5pm to 10pm. Dh145 for adults; Dh65 for kids; six and under eat for free. Call 056 660 8780.
Barbacoa, the Mexican eatery in Masdar City, will offer a buy- one-get -one-deal. Just take a picture of yourself wearing red, white or green (Mexico's national colours) anywhere in the city and tag Barbacoa on Facebook.com/Barbacoauae or Instagram.com/Barbacoauae. Then come into the restaurant to claim your deal. Barbacoa is open daily from 10am to 10pm. For more information, call 02 639 4226.
Rosa Mexicano will keep the celebration going until May 9. The American restaurant chain will feature a special menu with dishes such as chicken empanadas, shrimp empanadas, Mexican street corn, shrimp ceviche and more. They’ll also have Mariachi musicians on hand to set the mood. Rosa Mexicano is in The Dubai Mall (04 388 2505) and in Mirdif City Center (04 285 8988). They open at 11am. Last order is taken at 11:45pm. À la carte pricing.
Fuego, the Mexican restaurant in Souk Al Bahar, Dubai, will honour Mexico’s Cinco de Mayo celebration from 7pm to 11pm. Dh250 includes unlimited beverages; add Dh50 for tapas. Call 04 449 0977