Chingón, a Mexican slang word meaning ‘wicked’ or ‘cool’, is the newest sophisticated modern Mexican eatery to open, located on the rooftop floor of Grand Millennium Hotel Business Bay. At the heart of Chingón lies an expertly crafted experience bound to excite the senses. With co-founder and chef Rene Millan bringing his Mexican culture to life though his menu, Chingón is set to be a welcomed addition to Dubai’s dining and nightlife scene.
Chef Rene Millan has created an extensive menu bursting with creativity, passion and flavour. Chingón starts off its offering with a raw bar selection that includes Mexican twists on a variety of fish, Crudo and Tartares, whilst also enabling guests to choose from a plethora of dishes including Seafood Tostadas and Tiraditos, Traditional Tamales, Grilled Octopus and Whole Roasted Baby Chicken, as well as a healthy selection of both vegan and vegetarian options.
Serving larger portions, guests will be encouraged to embark on a culinary journey of traditional family style dining and can even order from a specially curated taco menu which features the signature Chingón Taco “El Dorado”; a black corn tortilla that is pressed with 24k Gold Leaf, with a thick slice of A9 Wagyu and finished with fresh truffle. Of course, there are also masterfully created beverages, each with a story or link to the ancient empires of Mesoamerica and South America. This menu has a focus on Agave and Cane beverages which are meticulously crafted and prepared using Mexican herbs, spices, fruits and other ingredients.
At Chingón food isn’t just about serving fancy dishes, chefs dedication extends further to sourcing good quality, authentic produce. The venue pays homage to Mexico and the bounty of its lands as many of the ingredients are sourced from one of the country’s largest family farms. From seedless lime, hass avocado and blue corn masa flour to an abundance of chilis including dry ancho chili, hoja santa and the renowned habanero pepper, every flavour is guaranteed to impress.
Behind every corner an experience awaits to be uncovered as the symmetry in the interior design is interrupted with pockets of warm light, textures such as rope, green foliage and plant boxes, and a story of Mexican heritage awaits to be discovered. Begin your evening at the bar, with a beverage, set in front of a wall lined with shelves of metallic, golden skulls and a line of dancing flames.
Continue on to dinner with a stunning view over the Dubai Canal and across the water onto Downtown Dubai thanks to the massive floor-to-ceiling windows.
Insider tip, don’t forget to look up as the grand high ceiling retracts and opens up onto a view of the night sky.
Chingón, Grand Millennium Hotel Business Bay, Dubai, +971 4 873 3377