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“Spanish cuisine in dubai” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Al Hambra, Al Qasr

Al Hambra, Al Qasr
Al Qasr Hotel | Ground Floor, Al Qasr Hotel, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
+971 4 3666730
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Ranked #567 of 5,607 Restaurants in Dubai
Price range: $37 - $87
Cuisines: Spanish
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Good for: Scenic view
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
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).
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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54 reviews 54 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
“Spanish cuisine in dubai”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2013

we book ahead which better specially in high season, we were looking for purely Spanish food & we found it, we came little earlier, so we sit the garden which shares with other restaurants enjoyed the " sangria" till our table ready, food was good . tapas was the best, there was Spanish music group , you will love it , with the Andalusian/Spanish decor & atmosphere.
worth visit

  • Visited December 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Maximilian R, Manager at Al Hambra, Al Qasr, responded to this review, August 26, 2013
Dear Guest,

It is a delight to hear that you enjoyed the food, service and entertainment with us. Your invaluable feedback is important to ensure that we continually deliver the service Al Qasr is renowned for and exceed your expectations for future visits.

I am also delighted that you recommend to book in advance, as especially on weekeneds in the winter season, it is very difficult to get a table without a booking.

Sincerely,

Max
Restaurant Manager - Al Hambra
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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34 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
“Best Spanish in Dubai”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2013 via mobile

Indeed food was great, good atmosphere and service

But this is the best spanish eatery in dubai

Its not just a cheap version of tapas, its great quality and original dishes

Makes you feel nearly in spain!

  • Visited September 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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MandJDXB, Manager at Al Hambra, Al Qasr, responded to this review, June 24, 2013
Dear Guest,

Thank you for taking the time to post a review regarding your recent visit to Al Hambra. It is a delight to hear that you enjoyed the food and your time with us and we hope to continuously improve, in order to provide you with the best possible experience. Your invaluable feedback is important to ensure that we continually deliver the service Al Qasr is renowned for and exceed your expectations for future visits.

Along with my team, I sincerely appreciate your positive comments and am delighted that you enjoyed your dining experience with us.

Sincerely,

Max
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Co Durham
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28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
“Great Tapas”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2013

Friendly service, great location with a good atmosphere. We ordered 4 Tapas each (2 of us). It was like man v food. Don't think we ate half of them. All very tasty and excellent quality. We will return.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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MandJDXB, Manager at Al Hambra, Al Qasr, responded to this review, June 24, 2013
Dear Guest,

Thank you for taking the time to post a review regarding your recent visit to Al Hambra. It is a delight to hear that you enjoyed the food, even though it became a battle due to the large tapas that we serve (also known as 'raciones' in Spanish). Your invaluable feedback is important to ensure that we continually deliver the service Al Qasr is renowned for and exceed your expectations for future visits.

Along with my team, I sincerely appreciate your positive comments and am delighted that you enjoyed your dining experience with us.

Sincerely,

Max
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“Great food and amazing service”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2013

First thing to say about this restaurant is that the service we received was the best we have ever had in Dubai. This was our 5 th time to Dubai and we had been to al hambra on 2 previous visits and found the service good but the food was slightly disappointing. When we think of Spanish food we think of tapas but on previous visits the menu was just like a a normal straight forward menu with starters, mains and desserts with a small tapas section. This has now been changed to a menu full of different tapas dishes which is certainly an improvement. I have no idea what the prev reviewer meant when he said the dishes were not a sufficient size as we found that to be the only problem the fact that they were slightly to big. The manager and staff were amazing and we wanted to use just 1 of our half board vouchers to share some tapas due to the large portions this was not a problem unlike in some other establishments ie al Farouz lounge. We visited twice during our holiday as it was so good and we will be back next time we are in Dubai.

Visited June 2013
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“Well worth a visit”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2013

A lovely setting overlooking the waterways at Al Qasr. We were on Summer Flavours, so ordered a selection of tapas and paella which were all tasty. The service was attentive and the musicians good. A good atmosphere and worth a visit.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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MandJDXB, Manager at Al Hambra, Al Qasr, responded to this review, June 24, 2013
Dear Guest,

Thank you for taking the time to post a review regarding your recent visit to Al Hambra. It is a delight to hear that you enjoyed your time with us and we hope to continuously improve, in order to provide you with the best possible experience. Your invaluable feedback is important to ensure that we continually deliver the service Al Qasr is renowned for and exceed your expectations for future visits.

Along with my team, I sincerely appreciate your positive comments and am delighted that you enjoyed your dining experience with us.

Sincerely,

Max
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