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Surprisingly authentic Mexican cuisine: Restaurant Cantina Kahlo @ The Ritz Carlton Bahrain (5. March 2018)

| August 1, 2018 | 0 Comments

My expectations were rather low when I heard about the Cantina Kahlo, especially since I’ve been to Mexico a couple of times and haven’t found anything like real Mexican food outside of Mexico. Cantina Kahlo was good for a surprise. I went for the “Calientes (3 hot items) (9.000 BHD)”, specifically “Tamales (corn, jalapeños, goat cheese, sun-dried tomato, pumpkin seeds, black beans sauce)” (usually 5.000 BHD), “Sopes con carne (wagyu short ribs, corn dough, black beans, tomatillo, sour cream)” (usually 4.500 BHD) and “Tostadas de salpicon (pulled beef, black beans, queso fresco, escabeche mayo)” (usually 4.500 BHD). And while I didn’t like the tamal so much, the sopes and the tostadas were delicious!

The waiter really pulled a leg – we had originally ordered both the same main dish. But he advised us to order one and he’d split it. A good idea. The “Costillas de res braseadas (wagyu short ribs, mole de olla sauce, black beans, chickpeas salad)” (14.500 BHD) were perfect as the meat basically melted away in your mouth.

The “Aguacates Fritos (adobo spiced fried avocado, sea salt)” (2.500 BHD) is something I haven’t tried before but I liked it quite a lot. Although after 2-3 pieces it becomes a bit heavy really. Still, definitely worth trying as it is unhealthy but still feels healthy.

The place is generally quite nice as you get to have a view onto the courtyard, respectively the garden area.

Overall, the Cantina Kahlo is a very lovely surprise from the rather standardized cuisine at The Ritz Carlton. Something surprisingly authentic, lovely setting, and exquisite service! You should try it when you are in Bahrain!


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Restaurant Cantina Kahlo @ The Ritz Carlton Bahrain

Bldg. 112, King Mohammed VI Ave

Block 428, Al Seef District

Manama (BH)

Tel.: +973 17 58 64 01

E-Mail: rc.bahrz.cantina.kahlo@ritzcarlton.com

Homepage: http://www.ritzcarlton.com/en/hotels/middle-east/bahrain/dining/cantina-kahlo

About the Author:

I started the blog in October 2009, while living in Milan which I definitely consider to be one of the food capitals of the world. I was in touch with food since my early childhood (as my father is a former chef). Whenever I can, I travel the world to discover new places, to meet people but mostly to try local dishes and to find hidden gems! If you know a place worth going, please drop a line to: info@thediningexperience.org. Currently, I am a member of the following food-related associations: Chevalier @Chaîne des Rôtisseurs Zurich-Ville; Membre Gourmet Dégustateur @Ordre Mondial des Gourmets Dégustateurs [OMGD]; Gesellschafter @Goldener Fisch and Member @Slowfood Convivium Zurich City.
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