Tamoka, the much-anticipated beachside dining destination, radiating the soul, warmth, and richness of the Antilles, has broken ashore and opened its doors to the Middle East. Located on the pristine sands of Al Mamsha Street, The Walk, JBR, with expansive views of the Bluewaters Island skyline and the magnificent Ain Dubai, Tamoka embodies a sense of wonder and discovery. Guests are invited to step across the threshold and dive into a world of playful rituals at this new venue. Be transported to exotic shores alongside the hospitable Tamokan tribe, while experiencing a vibrant, flavorful menu and lively celebrations that are destined to make a mark on Dubai’s dining scene.
Inspired by the rich cultures of the Antillean islands as well as Tulum, San José, and Lima towards the shores of Cartagena, Caracas, Panama City and onwards to the Caribbean islands, Tamoka curates an awe-inspiring journey through Latin America and the Caribbean coasts with a variety of native flavors and tropical libations. Open daily from midday till 1AM on weekdays and 2AM on the weekends, guests can discover a unique and enticing experience upon each visit. Whether visiting for a light lunch or an extravagant dinner, or for sundowners with your gang at sunset or late-night fiestas under the stars accompanied by the electrifying beats spun by the venue’s resident DJ, each moment at Tamoka is one of celebration and honoring the Bohemian spirit.
The spacious, open concept complete with alfresco seating, a dedicated ceviche bar, outdoor fire pits and sunken lounges brings together a sense of authenticity and relaxed luxury through its design, that effortlessly combines indigenous Latin American craftsmanship with intrinsic detailing throughout its décor. The beach and chic seaside lounge are a playground for the bold and unreserved, making it a hot new island-style locale for residents and tourists to discover in the heart of JBR.
Tamoka’s little sister, Caña by Tamoka, the ‘Palapa’ beach bar and only licensed bar on the JBR strip, a stone’s throw away, is an extended opportunity for guests to soak up the sun while embracing the barefoot beach vibes. Open daily from noon to night, with no prior reservations required, Caña by Tamoka promises sun filled beach days complimented by laid back snacks and crafted concoctions from expert mixologists, ensuring special moments for day and night visits that become its own rituals.
Ignite the senses and indulge in a contemporary take on coastal and Latin-inspired cuisine, that embraces fresh and indigenous ingredients sourced from artisanal producers, to create an array of signature dishes across fire and ice including ceviche, specialty seafood and in-house dry aged meats.
At the helm of Tamoka’s epicurean voyage is award-winning Chef de Cuisine Cesar Bartolini, hailing from a wealth of experience in the regional hospitality scene. Alongside the Tamokan Tribe, they promise guests a dining and beachside experience like no other. Dishes on the expansive menu at Tamoka are authentic yet diverse, allowing something for everyone. To begin their tropical journey, guests can indulge in a variety of entradas such as the Tinga, a contemporary Mexican dish of slow cooked confit chicken inside a freshly baked bun drizzled with a tantalizing chipotle sauce, and Costillas, crispy beef short ribs cooked to perfection and marinated in tamarind and chayote, hinting at influences from the Caribbean islands.
For those on the health-conscious side or those with an appetite for seafood, the Centolla, serves Alaskan king crab with little gems, an Argentinian inspired dressing, and salsa. Following the ravishing appetisers, guests can enjoy the Langostinos, to relish in a variety of influences including tender Patagonian prawns from Argentina, creamy coconut rice and a traditional spicy huancaina sauce from Peru. The Ojo De Bife, an in-house dry aged Wagyu rib-eye served with a roasted pineapple mustard and a drizzle of Chef De Cuisine Cesar Bartolini’s signature sauce is one meat lovers shouldn’t miss. End your meal on a high note with one of Tamoka’s Postres such as the Torta Rum, a Caribbean spiced rum cake served with a caramelised banana, or the Anana, a tropical pineapple carpaccio served with fresh kiwi, passion fruit and a delicious coconut sorbet.
From day to night, Tamoka will offer unique moments that will captivate the senses, with daily rituals inspired by nature that will become ingrained into the heart of each and every visit. Discover a new world full of culinary creation, hang with the tribe amidst the sun swept shores of the Arabian Gulf, and treat the mind, body, and soul to an unforgettable voyage across the Antillean islands, here and now, at Tamoka Dubai.