Amerigos

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While Amerigos may not be the most traditional Mexican in the capital, it will certainly sate the craving you may have for the famously spicy food. Service is attentive and not cloying, while the decor is constrained in the bright and airy dining room. They’ve clearly opted not to clean out the local party shops with everything the screams “Mexico” like some other venues in town. Starters such as nachos and quesadillas are perfectly lovely, but mains can fall a bit short for fans of spicy food. But portion sizes are large and one main could easily be shared between two. The verdict is Amerigos is great value for your money, and perfect if you’re not a great fan of spice.

By Time Out Abu Dhabi staff
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Details

  • Location: Radisson Blu Hotel, Abu Dhabi Yas Island, Yas Island, Abu Dhabi
  • Tel: 02 656 2000
  • Travel: Abu Dhabi-Dubai Road

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  • Users voted this restaurant most suitable for: Family friendly

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Posted by: Martin on 28 Mar ' 15 at 14:15
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  • Best for: Family friendly
  • Would you go back to this restaurant? Yes

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Having three incredibly made, prepared, and served, fish tacos with a cold drink was the highlight of a recent weekend in Abu Dhabi. This restaurant which I then returned to three times and ordered the same tacos (as I couldn't get them out of my mind or from my taste buds) is quite wonderful. There are four eating areas; bar, indoor, pool, and a covered terrace dining out door. All appealing, all with great service, and all overseen by this great manager, who I met on one of my visits along with his key staff. The fact that this restaurant is part of the hotel makes it equally appealing to this guest who likes to have a drink with his lunch and grape with his meal. I was introduced it by chance when I visited Yas Island this year held at the same hotel. I would recommend Amerigos highly and plan to return several times so maybe I will see you there.

Posted by: Sean on 20 Mar ' 15 at 10:05
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  • Best for: Brunch served
  • Would you go back to this restaurant? Yes

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Visit Amerigo's was a big prize for our weekend, The atmosphere was very relaxing, we seat in the outdoor area which had a golf course and sea view meanwhile the kids swimming in the pool. The fajitas was delightful, enjoying each bite and margarita pitcher just on a different league (make me really happy) Service was friendly, they pay attention to us and were keen on attending our needs and request during all day This Mexican restaurant stands out with his tasty food and wonderful people. I highly recommend the steaks and fajitas, and I can boldly say that its the best one I've been so far.

Posted by: Rhonda on 28 Nov ' 14 at 19:46
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  • Would you go back to this restaurant? No

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Horrible food. I don't expect authentic mexican in the UAE, nor do I expect truly great Tex-Mex, but this was really low on the scale. I had chicken and beef fajitas, which were fine but came with no rice, beans or salad...just fajitas. My companion ordered chicken enchiladas: it came in a skillet, pre-prepared and just reheated. Cheese barely melted. It was also not chicken. But getting the order wrong was the least of the problems. It came with no pico de gallo, no rice, no beans, no salad...just a pre-made enchilada on a skillet. And the fact that we placed the order and it was on the table in under 5 minutes tells you all you need to know about 'freshness'. The guacamole was not very good either and the chips were packaged chips with cheese flavoring on them! Come on...really???? Server was pleasant but not once did anyone come back to the table to see how we were doing. And the food and guacamole appetizer were brought at the same time (which is usual in the UAE). So no, I wouldn't go back.

Posted by: Talal on 11 Dec ' 12 at 19:20
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  • Best for: Family friendly
  • Would you go back to this restaurant? No

The food is nothing to do with Mexican cuisine , the fajita is onion only , no beef or chicken . I spoke to the waiter and commented that I orderd beef fajitas and what they served me was onion with two slices of meat , his reply was they are cost saving . The main course arrived before our drinks then after serving the main course the starters arrived . I do wonder how people rate this as a resturant while it should be rated as a bar . For any one who liked this outlet I'm sorry to say but you don't know how Mexican food should taste like .

Posted by: vocecita on 10 Jul ' 12 at 18:43
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  • Best for: Romantic
  • Would you go back to this restaurant? Yes

Overall I found the food good. The quesadillas with shrimp are delicious, as is the ceviche! The fajitas are delicious also, both the divorciadas (with chicken and beef) and the chicken or beef separately.

The spinach enchiladas, however, were covered in a red, relatively tasteless sauce and the fish tacos were also lacking flavor (lemon/lime, cilantro, chilli flakes).

The lights are very low and red, so it's somewhat romantic. I didn't notice the decor otherwise though, so pretty nondescript. Very attentive service and reasonable prices. We would go back.

Posted by: Anna on 22 Aug ' 11 at 07:47
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  • Would you go back to this restaurant? No

Ate twice in this resto. Potions are too small and food is tasteless. I have always thought that Mexican food is full of taste and spice, which prove worng in this resto

Posted by: Grace on 28 Jun ' 11 at 20:08
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  • Best for: Family friendly
  • Would you go back to this restaurant? Yes

Went there as I was really craving for Mexican, and I was not disappointed. The food and service were both very good, we tried the Enchiladas, the cheviche, the steak and the fajitas, and everything was yummy.

I would love to see tacos on the menu as well!!
Will definitely be back!

Posted by: Ana on 24 Mar ' 11 at 14:49

Why are TimeOutAbuDhabi.com editing our posts like we are in some Arabic country? Oh wait... we are! Okay, if you absolutely must do this, at least fix the grammatical mistakes after yourselves, people! :)

Posted by: Ana on 11 Mar ' 11 at 13:18
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  • Would you go back to this restaurant? Yes

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Please, please, please add fish tacos to your menu, Amerigos! Or any kind of tacos for that matter. In a city that lacks good Mexican food a few standard staples are an absolute necessity. Also, we, collectively, would like to request the sizzlers back, please. Since you replaced them with regular plates our food is arriving lukewarm. And lastly, your waiters look like they are running a one-man show. Would you please hire a few more waitstaff during the busy hours? All the constructive criticism aside, we'll keep coming back for the delicious fried calamaris and ceviche.

Posted by: Aglika on 28 Oct ' 10 at 08:41
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  • Best for: Family friendly
  • Would you go back to this restaurant? Yes

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I loved the food in here and the service was very professional Staff was very friendly and polite

Posted by: Ben on 24 Oct ' 10 at 21:21
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  • Best for: Family friendly
  • Would you go back to this restaurant? Yes

Posted by: Kat Lim on 22 Jun ' 10 at 05:02
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  • Would you go back to this restaurant? Yes

We enjoyed the Nachos and Chicken Enchiladas. Tastewise we found them superior to a certain Tex-Mex restaurant at a mall in the city.

Portions-wise for the mains, we found it to be perfect. Just big enough to be filling for one, or two if having a 2-course meal.

FYI, ceviche is a common dish in South America and is a citrus (usually lemon or lime)-marinated seafood dish. In Ceviche de atun, raw chunks of tuna are marinated in lime juice until they are semi-'cooked'.

Sushi is a seaweed sheet (laver) wrapped rice ball with various toppings/fillings, usually but not limited to raw fish.

Sashimi refers to unmarinated chunks of raw fish, served without rice.

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