Maya Modern Mexican Kitchen

Mexican in Dubai Marina & Palm Jumeirah

Richard Sandoval, the man who introduced modern Mexican food to the US, is behind the menu at this casual-chic restaurant with its contemporary take on rural Mexican dishes. The result is a piñata of flavours, from creamy guacamole (prepared tableside) to fish tacos with peanut sauce and chicken mole poblano to sizzling prawn fajitas.

Get here before sunset for top-shelf margaritas on the rooftop lounge. Great brunch too (with/without alcohol Dhs555/395).