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Dinner at Pachanga Restaurant & Cuban Bar at Hilton JBR

We spent a Friday evening of South American cuisine at Pachanga Restaurant and Cuban bar in Hilton Hotel – JBR. Despite a sandstorm which seemed to signal the change of season, we managed to drop by this place and have a great dinner experience.

Related Post: Friday Salsa Night at Pachanga

Dubai is home to plenty of restaurants offering various cuisines sprawled all over the city. As an expat, you are bound to taste dishes from many different countries. We haven’t gone out as much in past weeks so this was a timely occasion to try something new.

pachanga restaurant at hilton jbrPachanga restaurant at Hilton JBR

pachanga dubai restaurant

inside the restaurant and Cuban bar

Pachanga is located at the Hilton hotel, The Beach at JBR. You would have to pass by the lobby of the hotel with a huge,  beautiful chandelier and take the escalator leading to the entrance of the restaurant.

Pachanga Dubai doesn’t look like a typical restaurant , with a hall that greets you as you enter and big wooden tables in the dining area. To me, it felt more like a entering a traditional home – a place that offers a warm and relaxed atmosphere.

pachanga dubai salsa hall

dance hall during salsa night!

Cuban bar pachanga

Cuban bar

South American Cuisine by Chef Jorge Rivero at Pachanga Restaurant Dubai

Our menu was prepared by Chef Jorge Rivero and we were famished to try what this Latin American steakhouse has to offer. Below are photos of the food.

“We proudly cook our meat on a charcoal grill to give a more authentic and distinctive flavour, Pachanga’s flavour” – Chef Jorge Rivero

pachanga dubai jbrcomplimentary bread spread

Appetizers / Starters

For starters, we had the octopus and spinach salad. The egg on the spinach salad was very tender that when I used the fork to move it a bit, the yolk burst and let out a beautiful ooze, giving a lovely contrast to the dark green salad.

pachanga dubai octopus starterPulp Grillado Con Espuma de Limon, Ajo, Cilantro Y Aceita de Oliva – 40 AED
Charcoal grilled octopus with foam of lemon, garlic, coriander & olive

spinach salad with egg and sundried tomatoesEnsalada de Espinaca Bebe – Tomates secos, hongos, esparragos y huevo Coccion Lenta con Aderezo de Lima – 50 AED
Baby spinach, sun dried tomato, mushroom, asparagus, & slow cooked egg with lime dressing

Main Course

The staff recommended the sirloin steak so we chose that and added a side of asparagus. We also ordered a grilled seafood platter.

seafood grill pachanga dubai

Parillada de Frutos de Mar Langosta, Langostinos, Vieiras, Pulpo Y Salmon  – 180 AED
Grilled seafood – lobster, prawns, scallops, octopus & salmon

sirloin steak pachanga restaurant

Recomendacion del Chef – Bife Angosto Wagyu 8+ 200g – 250AED
Chef Recommendation: Wagyu Sirloin 8+
Esparragos Grillados – 20 AED
Grilled Asparagus


Pachanga has a wide selection of wines, alcoholic and non alcoholic beverages in their Cuban bar. We ordered Amor and Envy. The Amor was really good!

pachanga beverages dubai

Amor – 45 AED
Gin fresh strawberries, cucumber, lemon juice, sprite
Envy – 45 AED
Tequila, Blue curacao, pineapple juice


Lastly for dessert, we had a banana dulce de leche which had a rich creamy texture, and a chocolate molten cake where the chocolate fudge beautifully gushed when we sliced the cake.

banana de leche pachanga dubai

Banana con Dulce de Leche y mani – 60 AED
Banana with peanuts and dulce de leche toffee

chocolate molten cake pachanga dubaiTorta tibia de Chocolate, salsa de vainilla y helado de manzana-mazapan – 45 AED
Chocolate molten cake with vanilla sauce and apple-marzipan ice cream

Live Music by a Cuban Band, ASESU

What we love best about the experience was the Cuban band (ASESU) that played songs and complemented the food and overall dining atmosphere. Come late night, the place was crowded with salsa dance enthusiasts all ready for a fun night of salsa. More about it in our next post – Friday Salsa Night at Pachanga.

If you’re looking for a different and lively vibe, head over to Pachanga restaurant at Hilton JBR for some relaxing nights over a sumptuous feast!

dubai pachanga salsaASESU band and the chefs in action

restaurant pachanga dubai

lively night on Fridays

Discover South American cuisine in this lively Latin American Steakhouse or pop in for evening tapas and cocktails at the traditional Cuban-style bar. Stay entertained all night long with our live entertainment of the most popular songs in the continent.

Don’t miss Argentinean night, offering sharing Argentinian starters ranging from empanadas to bifesitos de cuadril.

-from the Hilton website

Hilton Hotel Jumeirah Beach Residence

Hilton Dubai Jumeirah Resort

Note: Pachanga is open for dinner everyday except Saturdays.

Contact Information:

Pachanga Restaurant in Dubai
Hilton Dubai Jumeirah Resort – JBR

Author Bio

I love to explore places in Dubai and take photos of attractions & food trips and share my adventures in this blog. I curently use a Fujifilm X-E1 mirrorless camera and a GoPro Hero4 Silver when taking pictures. Feel free to browse through the archive!

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