Last Saturday night, which was the night before we start our working week in Dubai, I went with my friend to eat at Zoco.
Zoco is a Mexican, Latin American restaurant located at The Atrium in Al Habtoor City.
I have heard so much positive things about Zoco that I wanted to try it from long time and I finally did .
As you can see from the pictures, the restaurant is very nicely decorated.
Look at the ceiling, do you see all these bottles?
I love it a lot and I loved also the side walls with Mexican Art.
You have a lot of seating choices from a regular table, to a big sharing high table and chairs, on the bar or on a corner for more privacy.
Seatings that suits all.
In addition to that, there was a great vibe at Zoco.
The music was great and the service was top of the top.
Joven, our waiter was making sure that everything was perfect and he also recommended me amazing dishes to eat.
We started our experience with a Passion Fruit Margarita!
I chose the Lobster Tacos as the first appetizer, they were so tasty but too spicy for me.
Perfectly cooked lobster, “Mojo de ajo”, with a chopped salsa de jicama, mango, tomato, onion, jalapeno.
I guess the spiciness was from the Mojo de ajo sauce 🙂
These are called Molote.
The Molote is a street food in Mexico, it is considered as an appetizer or a snack.
It is a fried quesadilla from the state of Puebla with seafood cooked in tomato, garlic and chipotle chili, finished with a cream of blue cheese.
It was a complete new flavor for me, the blue cheese was also adding to it another taste!
It was nice but a bit too spicy for me 🙂
A Mexican style Surf & Turf.
Seared crispy octopus, baby potatoes cooked with garlic, chili guajillo and chorizo, served with squid ink aioli!
I will describe this dish in one single word:
This is a must try dish!
I have never eaten such a tasty and flavorful octopus in my life.
The combination between the octopus and the minced chorizo was something heavenly!
One of the most popular tacos found on the street of Mexico.
House made beef chorizo with seared steak and avocado cream, garnished with cilantro and onion.
It was mouthwatering, I can still remember till now the taste of the sauce in the tacos, yummy!
Dulche de Leche!
Buttery layered pieces of puff pastry with Cajeta (duche de leche) cream and almonds.
If you are a fan of Dulche de Leche, this dessert is for you.
It was so delicious…
Chocolate cake served with a ganache of “Mole Poblano”, a traditional Mexican sauce with chocolate, chilies, spices and nuts.
So when I ordered this dessert, I haven’t checked the details below it.
By seeing the word fondant, I immediately chose it as I love chocolate!
Now when am writing my review and checking again the menu, I noticed that the sauce contained chilies but I didn’t feel anything spicy when I was eating it or yeah I just remember, from the beginning I was telling Joven the waiter that I don’t like the food to be very spicy, so maybe he informed them when placing the order.
It was a very soft hot cake that was so tasty that I ate it in second.
It is for chocolate addicts, like me 🙂
It was a great experience, I will be back very soon to try more dishes.