El Greco, Jumeirah

by Jannat & Pawan Manghnani on October 6th, 2016

About

El Greco Restaurant is conveniently located in the area of Jumeirah 1, on Jumeirah Beach Road, near Mercato Mall. The restaurant is open Sunday to Saturday from 12:00pm to 03:00am and it is positioned on an excellent location for drive in take away as well as easy to find parking for people that want to eat in.

The restaurant is decorated on a modern, contemporary Greek style, embracing the colors of the Mediterranean. The whole concept of El Greco aims into a casually comfortable dining experience for people who want to have a quick snack or even a whole delicious meal without wasting any precious time from their business or leisure.

Review

We had heard a lot about this place from our various friends so we decided to finally give it a go. It was actually a tough competition between El Greco and the infamous Ijaza cafe, but we flipped a coin and decided to try the new joint. Now we haven't been to Greece before but we have eaten our share of amazing gyros(pronounced as YEE-ros) in Budapest to have a set benchmark as to what a Dubai version would be like. 
This was the Saturday following the Eid break and it was surprising that we were the only people there, also slightly relieved because we assumed the service would be faster.

Food

Chicken Gyros: 

Stuffed to the brim, this gyro came in all it glory all sauced up and looking fat and juicy! The first bite make me realise just how good this is and I didn't look up once after that. Only after it as over, i realised either I was famished or this was really good, and i'm hinging towards the latter. The chicken shavings were still juicy as opposed to the super dried up leftovers many places sell. IT was dressed in an amazing but not so overpowered with garlic Tatziki which just made for the basis of the sandwich. One gyro is definitely good enough for one very hungry soul!
Beef Donner:

Okay this one was hands down the better one of the two, which came as surprise to us. We generally prefer chicken over any meat but this one was special. The beef shavings again like the chicken were not dried up and boring, instead so super soft and full of flavour. Mid-way we did felt the need to add more tatziki to it but otherwise it was perfection! We will definitely be coming back for this one again.

Rating

​Interiors –
Excellent

Location –
Excellent

Ambiance –
Excellent

Value for Money –
Average

Service & Hospitality –
Good

Quality & Taste of Food –
Excellent

Cost –
About AED40-50 Per PAX

Cuisine –
Greek

Phone –
04 3444816

Address –
​Near Mercato Mall, Beach Road,Jumeirah 1, Dubai

Verdict

El Greco is located next to a lot of competition but it has enough good quality food, that will draw the customers right in. The portions are good and value for money, so El Greco has no choice but to soar. Also, wen we were getting happy about a faster service because of no crowd, we did not account the number of deliveries they were sending out. Real food, no faff. Definitely try it.. 

Power Couple & Lifestyle Bloggers Jannat Manghnani (@PriyankaVidhani) & Pawan Manghnani (@AyaashPaw) love food. It's the only thing they eat. They embark on a unique adventure every evening trying to break free from the routine while soaking in a new experience, well detailed into blogs so friends & family can benefit from them. Read about the entire experience by checking out their various blogs. Remember, A drop of ink may make a million think.


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