Hidden in the depths of Dubai Marina, Mama Zonia is designed to take guests on a journey through the Amazon rainforest where inspiring creativity ignites the senses.
A tropical chic restaurant, bar, and lounge, diners at Mama Zonia are welcomed by live tribal drummers evoking the sounds of an Amazon tribe, before taking in the vibrant and dramatic visuals of the open plan grill kitchen, where methods of cooking involve sand grilling and flavours of tropical cuisine are created.
In keeping with Mama Zonia’s personality, here the interiors are bold, stylish, and trendy, boasting a larger than life Mango Tree draping the entrance, animated tropical wallpapers, hand painted murals, and a plethora of jungle foliage, with white orchids and planters suspended from the ceiling to create an enchanting ambience. Relax into an eclectic combination of classic mid-century cocktail chairs and contemporary adaptations of tropical cane and rattan and prepare for the eccentric tasting journey ahead.
A focal point at Mama Zonia is the cocktail bar, which serves up classic libations with a tropical twist such as the gardenia blue and piranha bowl. The dedicated raw bar yields a selection of freshly caught fish such as the Red Snapper Ceviche which comes marinated in coconut, habanero, and pineapple, with a topping of truffle pearls whereas the yuzu ponzu watermelon creation comes in an avocado sauce topped with puffed quinoa. In true South American style, guests will open their taste-buds to a selection of tapas plates that are ideal for sharing amongst couples or groups of friends. The Mama’s prime beef short ribs which are cooked in the log fire for 14 hours and the hokkaido scallops in the shell, also highlight the menu offerings.