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“excellent tapas, warm atmosphere”
Review of Al Hambra

Al Hambra
Ranked #212 of 9,759 Restaurants in Dubai
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$35 - US$83
Cuisines: Spanish
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Dining options: Breakfast, After-hours, Delivery, Reservations
Description: Al Hambra is traditional Spanish eatery with an unerring knack of making you feel at home. You'd be forgiven for thinking you're in a bustling Valencian taverna - but one glance at the view of the palm-fringed canals from the terrace will remind you of your romantic Gulf location. Take your pick from a parade of colourful plates, each filled with fresh, seasonal and sometimes surprising ingredients, all served in a casual family-style setting. Try the zingy gazpacho or chorizo frito, or work your way through a delicious pile of calamari rings, king prawns, or our popular chicken and rabbit paella. Locals and travellers alike come to Al Hambra to experience not just its extensive menu of authentic tapas and rustic regional Spanish cuisine, but for its lively atmosphere too. It's a perfect setting for al fresco dining or just to enjoy the city's best sangrias (served in generous clay pitchers).We are offering 20% (twenty percent) discount for Spanish nationals.
Reviewed 12 March 2012

I don't often hold out much hope for spanish restaurants outside of Spain, however Al Hambra serves very tasty and well-cooked classic tapas. calamares in light as a feather batter, delicious prawns and croquettes. Pretty restaurant with lovely terrace and live music. Very helpful and accomodating Spanish restaurant manager.

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Reviewed 10 March 2012

amazing place in general.
the food is the closest version of Spanish food I have tried so far in UAE.
the venue is just gorgeous, burj views, water canals...
very good price (there is a fixed price for a x number of tapas)
nice live music with well known Spanish songs...full of back home souvenirs...
the manager (Spanish as well) allways very useful helping when choosing the dishes...
definately will be back very often to avoid homesickness :)

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Reviewed 22 February 2012

I came with my family, including on 7 years old kid. Service was very good, food also. I think you can have a better Spanish food but the restaurant is very comfortable and we enjoyed our dinner.

Funny remark for the management: avoid to serve a Kid menu in baby plastic plates to a seven years old girl :-). It had the advantage to be very funny.

The bill was 800 AED for 4 persons including wine and dessert.

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2  Thank vayton1
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Reviewed 15 February 2012

You know you found the perfect formula when you're sitting down at your favorite restaurant enjoying good food, good wine, some nice music, the beautiful weather, a fantastic view, and you've got the best company to enjoy it all with too!
It's been a while since my last visit to Al Hambra and I was pleasantly reminded why I still consider it the best Spanish restaurant in Dubai. From the welcome til the end, and all the tiniest details in between, these guys don't hold anything back! The new menu boasts of an impressive array of tapas (my old favourites: shrimps in garlic, calamari, chicken croquettes, chorizo frito. new loves: scrambled eggs with asparagus & shrimps, chorizo with potatoes & topped with a sunny side up egg), paellas (we always have the chicken/chorizo one but i finally tried the paella negra and im a convert!), and sangria (go for rosado - rosé or tinto - red). Service was impeccable as usual, and Shela, Julian, and the manager were the perfect hosts!
Looking forward to the next visit!

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4  Thank i_lust
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Reviewed 9 February 2012

The service and the atmosphere of this restaurant is perfect, the staff and manager are always super nice and very welcoming
Food tastes amazing and is always served perfectly on time

The beautiful atmosphere and music a place to come with freinds or family for any occasion, the view is impressive, I think it is one of the best located restaurants in Dubai

If your visiting dubai you should defenetly not miss this restaurant

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Thank natalia5ms
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