Say Hello To Lila Wood-Fired Taqueria, A Mexican Gem In Dubai That Make Fresh Heirloom Corn Masa

by Deeplata Garde
Say Hello To Lila Wood-Fired Taqueria, A Mexican Gem In Dubai That Make Fresh Heirloom Corn Masa

Introducing Lila Wood-Fired Taqueria, an exquisite culinary gem nestled along Jumeirah Beach Road in Dubai. The restaurant welcomes all Mexican food lovers to relish the genuine flavours of Mexico. This newly-established restaurant embraces and celebrates the essence of traditional Mexican cuisine in the heart of Dubai. So here’s all about the restaurant.

Savouring Mexican Delights at Lila Wood-Fired Taqueria

A Culinary Symphony: Tradition Meets Innovation

Lila distinguishes itself as the pioneering wood-fired taqueria in the Middle East. It employs age-old culinary techniques to grind heirloom Mexican corn into masa for crafting delectable tortillas. The menu showcases a tapestry of flavours, featuring tantalizing offerings. The list is inclusive of dishes such as the spit-roasted lamb tacos “al pastor” and the chipotle-honey glazed grilled shrimp. Under the guidance of American chef Shaw Lash, a passionate advocate of Mexican cuisine, Lila harmonizes its menu with ingredients prepared using time-honoured techniques, preserving the authenticity and essence of each dish.

Embracing Authenticity Through Freshness

The restaurant prides itself on its commitment to using heirloom corn sourced from small Mexican farms. Every morning, the kitchen meticulously grinds and nixtamalizes this corn, ensuring the creation of the freshest, highest-quality hand-pressed tortillas and tostadas. This careful process retains the inherent nutrients and benefits often lost in industrial manufacturing.

Ambience and Unique Culinary Identity

In its modest design and open space, Lila’s focus remains centred on the star of the show—the food. With minimal decor, the emphasis lies on the dishes themselves, exuding their own narrative. Notably, the distinctive tortilla chips, with their irregular, elongated shape, offer an irresistibly crunchy texture, an exit from the typical triangular form.

Discovering Lila’s Offerings and Accessibility

Lila Wood-Fired Taqueria entices visitors at 786 Jumeirah Beach Road, Umm Suqeim Road, Jumeirah 3, Dubai. The restaurant welcomes visitors from Sunday to Thursday, operating from 12 pm to 10 pm, while extending its hours to 12 pm to 11 pm on Fridays and Saturdays. Moreover, Lila caters to its patrons by offering delivery and catering services, ensuring its culinary delights can be enjoyed in various settings.

Also Read: 7 Best Mexican Restaurants In Dubai To Bookmark

Beyond Lila: Exploring Mexican Cuisine in Dubai

Dubai hosts a variety of Mexican dining options, including Maria Bonita Taco Shop & Mexican Grill. Both offer an extensive menu of authentic Mexican street food. With locations in various areas of Dubai, including Business Bay and JLT, Maria Bonita stands as a prominent choice for those seeking genuine Mexican flavours in a vibrant setting. Additionally, Loca is another renowned restaurant serving Mexican cuisine in Dubai, known for its lively ambience and scrumptious dishes.

A Culinary Sojourn: Lila’s Unparalleled Authenticity

In conclusion, Lila Wood-Fired Taqueria stands as a must-visit for anyone seeking an authentic Mexican dining experience in Dubai. Through its commitment to traditional culinary methods, use of fresh ingredients, and a passionate team, Lila promises a dining experience that celebrates the essence of Mexican cuisine while providing a comforting and celebratory ambience.

Where: Umm Suqeim Road, Dubai
When: Sunday to Thursday 12 pm to 10 pm, Fri-Sat 12 am to 11 pm
Cost:AED 280 for two people

Cover Image Courtesy: Insta/ Lila Wood-fired Taqueria 

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