South American concept restaurant serves up feasts 33 Reviews
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There’s a restaurant in Abu Dhabi. A very good restaurant. With an atmosphere. This brings with it a warning that reservations should be made well in advance as the place is usually jammed. Chatter, laughter, plates knocking against the humongous salad bar and a live band; the place is genuinely buzzing.
There’s no menu at Chamas, instead you have a card with one red and one green side, serving as a signal for the waiting staff to bring out more food or hold off for a while. It’s a novel idea, and one which allows you to control the pace of your evening, as well as the strain on your stomach.
It isn’t for vegetarians. In fact, the amount of meat and offal that is marinated, barbequed, stabbed with a fat skewer and then carved in front of you makes for more than one tearful moment for any animal-loving hippie. But meat lovers are in for a treat.
The rib-eye steak is the outstanding dish, barbecued, pink in the middle and smothered in a rich marinade. The chicken legs are just as good and the waiters will practically force feed you ‘one of the nicest cuts of lamb you’ll ever taste’ – but you will thank them afterwards.
The food is excellent and Chamas has captured South America, and the elusive atmosphere, perfectly.
Time Out Abu Dhabi,
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