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“Great dancers , great view , good food .” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of La Parrilla

La Parrilla
Ranked #126 of 9,408 Restaurants in Dubai
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $100 - $250
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Restaurant details
Good for: Scenic view, Special occasions, Large groups, Romantic
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Brunch, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Valet Parking, Validated Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: A true taste of Latin passion. Samba beats, stunning views and authentic Latin American cuisine gives La Parrilla a particularly warm and welcoming atmosphere. A meat lovers paradise, the restaurant offers an alternative dining destination for quality food set against a 25th floor vantage point. With a name that literally means 'The Grill', La Parrilla exudes sizzling meats and Latin American style from the every moment you arrive. With cooked to perfection signature steaks and spectacular views across the Arabian Gulf and the Burj Al Arab Jumeirah, La Parrilla offers a world class venue that simultaneously combines grace and traditional flavors in a Dubai elegant setting. Although La Parrilla is rapidly becoming recognised as the place to visit for an impeccable steak selection, the restaurant also offers a surprising choice of seafood and vegetarian dishes for those who don't fancy the highly recommended Wagyu Beef main. Suitable for a lavish evening out or a great romantic venue to impress that special someone, La Parrilla offers a dining opportunity to taste the regions flavors and experience a refreshing blend of culinary excellence alongside luxurious surroundings. **Please make a reservation before arrival.
Hampshire, United Kingdom
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47 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
“Great dancers , great view , good food .”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 18, 2013

We always go to this restaurant each trip and used our summer flavour vouchers plus a supplement (approx £30 pp )

We enjoyed a table very close to the dance floor any closer and we would have been part of the entertainment ! Also could see the Burj Al Arab and the light show .

Food and service were good and the dancers were fab , loved the last dance and dress style , they were very good .

  • Visited June 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Valeria G, Manager at La Parrilla, responded to this review, August 8, 2013
Dear Guest,

Greetings from Jumeirah Beach Hotel!

Thank you for taking the time to contact us regarding your recent visit to La Parrilla.

Your invaluable feedback is important to ensure that we continually deliver the service Jumeirah Beach Hotel is renowned for and exceed your expectations for future visits.

I would like to thank you for the good comments about our services,specially the entertainment. It is our priority to make our guest’s experience special and memorable.

Thank you again for contacting La Parrilla Restaurant as without such feedback we find it difficult to maintain and improve the very high standards we set ourselves.

Looking forward for your visit next summer!

Muchas Gracias,

Valeria Garcia
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London, United Kingdom
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30 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Worth the expense for a special treat....exquisite food and service.”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 10, 2013

located atop the 25th floor of the Jumeirah Beach hotel, the sense of occasion is all around you with stunning views and highly attentive door staff that make you feel very special as you arrive. the menu doesn't try to be anything other than exceptionally well prepared and of the very highest quality with steak options including the finest Australian, Argentinian or Waygu options together with fish and chicken dishes also being available. The meal is interspersed with unexpected mini-courses such as a tiny (size of an olive) carrot sorbet which comes with a fascinating, powerful taste - all of which makes the dining experience deeply satisfying and memorable.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Bart0nFamily
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Valeria G, Manager at La Parrilla, responded to this review, July 17, 2013
Dear Guest,

Greetings from Jumeirah Beach Hotel.

Thank you for taking the time to post a great review regarding your recent visit to La Parrilla. Along with our La Parrilla Team, I sincerely appreciate your positive feedback and I am glad that you enjoyed our hospitality.

Your invaluable feedback is important to ensure that we continually deliver the service Jumeirah Beach Hotel is renowned for and exceed your expectations for future visits.

Thank you once again for posting a great review of La Parrilla Restaurant on Trip Advisor.
It was a pleasure having you as our guest and we really hope to see you again soon.

Muchas Gracias,

Valeria Garcia
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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101 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
“One of the best restaurant views in Dubai”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 28, 2013

An amazing location but make sure you ask for a window table. Live band and tango dancers make for a different but enjoyable evening. Excellent service and a short simple menu. Food is basically standard steakhouse cuisine and maybe we were unlucky but our "lomo" Argentinian steaks was rather tasteless.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Thank binnsini
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Valeria G, Manager at La Parrilla, responded to this review, July 2, 2013
Greetings from Jumeirah Beach Hotel!

Thank you for taking the time to contact us regarding your recent visit to La Parrilla.

Your invaluable feedback is important to ensure that we continually deliver the service Jumeirah Beach Hotel is renowned for and exceed your expectations for future visits.

I would like to thank you for the good comments about our services, It is our priority to make our guest’s experience special and memorable.

Furthermore it was with great concern to read that the food quality was not as expected from a Jumeirah restaurant. I would like to pledge to you that it is certainly never our intend to disappoint our guests, or provide anything else than the best quality products, and I would like to express my personal apologies once again for the shortfalls experienced.

Thank you again for contacting La Parrilla Restaurant as without such feedback we find it difficult to maintain and improve the very high standards we set ourselves.

Muchas Gracias,

Valeria Garcia
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Kenilworth, England, United Kingdom
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100 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
“Enjoyable but rushed service.”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 26, 2013

We ate here on a Friday night, maybe that was the mistake?
We had a table booked for 20.30 and I felt that we were being rushed so they could get the next table sitting in.
I have to say the food was lovely but the rushed service spoilt the evening completely.
We started with an appetiser courtesy of the chef and then the starters arrived. After the starters, a sorbet then arrived but before we had even managed half of it, the main course arrived so we had to abandon the sorbet.
As soon as the main course was finished, we were asked for our dessert selection. I explained that we felt we were being rushed and we wanted a break. The waiter apologised and said we could order when we were ready. A little later we ordered our dessert and another small taster arrived courtesy of the chef once more. However, after only managing a spoonful, the ordered desserts arrived. This REALLY annoyed me, especially after I had brought it to the attention of the waiter that we had been unable to finish the sorbet. The desserts were taken away in a hurried manner and they were brought back when we had finished the taster dessert.
We left soon after and I could see that there was a queue of diners at the entrance.
So in summary, the food was lovely, the location was lovely and the entertainment was lovely. The whole thing was let down by being rushed and plates arriving at the table before the previous course had been finished. This is an expensive restaurant so they really need to sort this out - remember that I raised the issue at the time it first happened but it STILL occurred again with the next course! No excuse for this kind of service.
My advice - avoid the weekend!

  • Visited June 2013
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Jayne J
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Valeria G, Manager at La Parrilla, responded to this review, July 2, 2013
Dear Guest,

Greetings from Jumeirah Beach Hotel.

Thank you for taking the time to post a review regarding your recent visit to La Parrilla Restaurant.

Your invaluable feedback is important to ensure that we continually deliver the service La Parrilla Restaurant is renowned for and exceed your expectations for future visits. I was therefore concerned to read that on this occasion we did not meet your expectations.

Your comments, regarding the rushed service have been noted and I would like to assure you that immediate action has been taken to remedy this shortfall in service which you experienced and to avoid recurrence of the same in the future.

Thank you once again for posting a review of La Parrilla on Trip Advisor as without such feedback we find it difficult to maintain and improve the very high standards we set ourselves.

Muchas Gracias,

Valeria Garcia
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Leeds, United Kingdom
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44 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
“Like eating in a nightclub!”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 24, 2013

First things first, having been to Dubai before and not having visited the Jumeirah Beach hotel, you have to say the location of this restaurant is stunning. On the 20 somthing floor with the best view of the Burj Al Arab in town.

However, this is for me where the good news ends.

1) Price - This place is expensive, the steaks are far nicer and better value at Twenty 10. The chips were hard and salty (to be fair they knocked these off the bill) The pancake desert is ridiculous, three of us ordered it we only got the theatre once (as did everyone else who didnt pay for the desert!!) and then it was very small and mediocre at best. To pay £21.50 for this (three times over, was ridiculous and bordering on daylight robbery!!)
2) Music - This for me was the real issue. Despite asking for a nice table with a view we were plonked right next the live band. This was bearable for the bulk of the time (although borderline), however, for a third of the meal the music was ramped up for the live performance and being sat right next to the speaker we couldnt have a conversation it was so loud and my ears were buzzing when they stopped. Not a pleasant dining experience.
3) Service - although not bad by conventional standards for Dubai it was positively pedestrian and not very attentive.

All in all there are many many restaurants I would spend my hard earned at in Dubai before this one and would advise you to do the same!

  • Visited June 2013
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Food
Helpful?
Thank Jibble999
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Valeria G, Manager at La Parrilla, responded to this review, July 2, 2013
Dear Guest,

Greetings from Jumeirah Beach Hotel.

Thank you for taking the time to post a review regarding your recent visit to La Parrilla Restaurant.

Your invaluable feedback is important to ensure that we continually deliver the service La Parrilla Restaurant is renowned for and exceed your expectations for future visits. I was therefore concerned to read that on this occasion we did not meet your expectations.

Furthermore it was with great concern to read that the food quality was not as expected from a Jumeirah restaurant. I would like to pledge to you that it is certainly never our intend to disappoint our guests, or provide anything else than the best quality products, and I would like to express my personal apologies,

Your comments, regarding the music and staff have been noted and I would like to assure you that immediate action has been taken to remedy this shortfall which you experienced and to avoid recurrence of the same in the future.

Thank you once again for posting a review of La Parrilla on Trip Advisor as without such feedback we find it difficult to maintain and improve the very high standards we set ourselves.

Muchas Gracias,

Valeria Garcia
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