Isla has been around for a while now and we’ve praised their perfect guacamole so many times, but this time we have a new reason to be excited. They’ve just launched an all-new authentically Mexican menu featuring a deliciously eye- and palate-pleasing menu that has so much more on offer than just tacos and burritos (which are excellent, by the way). They’ve introduced a tortas (Mexican burgers) section and the menu is also brimming with additions like chimichangas, empanadas (the veggie empanandas are absolutely incredible), a super tasty chamarro de corderro (lamb shank) and an incredible array of desserts. The churros are still there, don’t worry. In fact, they’ve gone a step ahead and introduced a churro sandwich.
This menu has been put together by chef Juan Carlos, all the way from the plains of Veracrus in Mexico. He’s been cooking since the age of 12, when most of us were wondering why footballs are round, and has over 16 years of cooking experience. The young Mexican chef’s main aim was to offer plently of choices from his homeland to all of Doha’s discerning diners.
If you head here on a weekend, besides all the Mexican specialties, you’ll also get to hear live music on their terrace overlooking Porto Arabia and the sea. The Pearl-Qatar residents get a 20 percent discount on dine-ins and their menu is also available for home deliveries. The new menu along with their VIP private dining room is perfect in case you’ve been wanting to throw a small celebration, the Mexican way. Just saying.
Prices vary. Open Sat-Thu noon-11.30pm, Fri 1pm-11.30pm. Isla Mexican Kitchen, Porto Arabia, The Pearl-Qatar (4409 5282).