One of my favorite places in Madinat Jumeirah is the tapas restaurant Al Hambra, located in drop dead gorgeous Al Qasr Hotel in Madinat Jumeirah. It’s been more than a year since the last time I was there, so Thursday evening, Pia and I took our husbands out for some Spanish treats.
Al Hambra doesn’t look like a traditional Spanish tapas bar. Instead, the spectacular interior is in line with the other buildings in Madinat Jumeirah, so you feel like you’re inside an Arabian castle. The tapas might be quite a far cry from what you’ll find at tapas bars in Spain, but they are tasty and the servings are generous and a lot cheaper than one might fear, considering the grandiose surroundings.
12 tapas were sufficient for the four of us to share, but we also made sure to pick some of the more filling plates such as patatas bravas and tortilla de patatas.
The tapas were a diverse, but very appetizing, mix of fish, bird and pork and with a little effort we managed to eat our way through most of it during the evening.