La Parilla, Jumeirah Beach Hotel, Dubai
Hello to all our followers and loyal blog – post – readers out there! Hungry yet? You might be, in a little while after reading about our latest dining adventure.
Did you ever wonder where one could enjoy the best steak in town? We tried multiple restaurants within the last couple of years and were never quite excited to write about tenderloins or spinach, but the actual service. This week we would like to share our latest discovery with you – La Parilla, at the Jumeirah Beach Hotel, Dubai.
La Parilla is a meat lovers’ paradise. The restaurant offers an alternative dining destination for quality cooking set on the 25th floor of the hotel. With a name that literally means ‘The Grill’, La Parrilla, exudes burning meats and Latin American style in all possible styles one can imagine. From the food to the vine, from the service to the live dancing performance and the cool vibes from the live band. La Parilla is a “must visit” and a “must taste” venue. From the arrival to our departure the service team at La Parilla took great care of us. As we had a big night out planned for our family and friends from overseas we were about 10 guests – a combination of kids and adults. Once we sat down, two waiters came along to take up our aperitifs order as well as to hand out menus to all of us. They recommended us a couple of starters and mains – especially for the kids – and poured still and sparkling water in each glass.
While looking through the menu, the live band started to perform. It was a great mixture of Latin American vibes and the scent of perfectly grilled meat in the air and we could not wait to taste what we ordered. Salads and tapas for starters and 10 different kinds of steaks with sides for our mains. Angus beef tenderloin, rib eyes, Wagyu beef medium – rare; it was a meat fest. Regardless of the type of meat or the cooking time, all our steaks were heavenly. Grilled to perfection, tender and juicy – oh, it was a true delight. The sides such as spinach, salad or steak fries were literately needless, as the taste of the meat itself was great as it was.
The service was quick, attentive and friendly; the food tasted amazing. The highlight however was the dance performance by a young couple, dressed up in super tight leggings and colorful jackets. They “swinged along” to the up – beat music played by the band, “shacked themselves off” and reflected nothing less but laughter and happiness.
In fact, their dance performance was so good, that it had a contiguous impact on several guests who started spreading out on the dance floor once the couple left the stage.
La Parrilla is definitely not one of the most affordable places to dine at (about 700 AED for two), however worth a visit, for those who believe that a great evening is more than just tasty food – it is the actual combination of the chefs’ creations, the entertainment and the attentive service of young individuals who love working in the hospitality industry.
You should give it a try – and take along your Salsa shoes.