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Tortuga - Where the food will revive your soul

The warmth and flavours of Mexico have arrived on the Arabian Gulf shores. Tortuga is a vibrant and colourful Mexican restaurant in Dubai at Jumeirah Mina A’Salam, Madinat Jumeirah. Headed by the Mexican Chef Oscar Rito, guests at Tortuga are invited on a culinary journey to authentic Mexican home. 

Come and enjoy Dubai’s most exhilarating fiesta, where the food will revive your soul and the Latin music of our Mariachi band and drinks will make you sway. The Mexican restaurant Tortuga welcomes you to its home: Mi casa es su casa.

Oscar Rito - Tortuga Patron

Oscar Rito joined Tortuga in November 2014 fresh from the kitchens of his native homeland, Mexico. Previously, Rito ran the highly-acclaimed, award-winning Taste restaurant in Puerto Vallarta before overseeing the operations of 12 specialty restaurants at Vidanta Group Mayan Resort Nuevo Vallarta, Jalisco. Having trained at world-class restaurants including El Bulli in Spain, Vermeer Restaurant in Amsterdam, Martin Berasategui in Lazarte, San Sebastian and more, Rito brings a wealth of experience to Tortuga’s authentic cuisine. 

In his role as the official patron of Tortuga, Oscar promises to welcome all diners like guests in his own home, fulfilling the philosophy “Mi casa, es su casa.”

With his constant drive to maintain the highest standards of excellence in food and culinary experience, Rito aims to establish it as the best Mexican in the Middle East.

  • Location

    Mina A'Salam, Madinat Jumeirah

  • Cuisine


  • Ramadan Timing

    Closed for lunch during the month of Ramadan except for Fridays and Saturdays

  • Timings

    Sunday till Wednesday

    Lunch: From 12.00 - 15:00

    Dinner: From 18:00 - 23:30

    Thursday & Saturday

    From 12:00 - 23:30 


    Brunch: From 12:30 - 16:00

    Dinner: From 19:00 - 23:30



  • Dress Code


  • Reservations

    +971 4 432 3232

  • General Enquiries

    +971 4 366 6152

  • Email

Tortuga Specials

Dance the Night Away with a Salsa Class

Every Monday night at Tortuga, the stage is set for you learn how to conquer Latin rhythms from experienced dancers that live and breathe salsa music. Enjoy a complimentary dance class at the Tortuga bar and enjoy a selection of cocktails for AED 45 each as well as 25% off on margaritas.

Timings: Every Monday

Salsa Night from 9:30pm to 1:30am

Salsa classes from 9:30pm to 10:15pm 

Her Night

For those Mexican inspired nights, she can show off her brightest colours and enjoy two complimentary beverages. Tortuga home of the fiesta, where the vibrant ambience will surprise and delight. 

Timings: Wednesday, from 20:00 to 23:00 

Please be informed that 'Her Nights' Offer is discontinued during the Holy month of Ramadan

Friday Brunch

With views of the enchanting lagoon, Jumeirah Mina A'Salam vibrant brunch has its buffet spread over Hanaaya and Tortuga restaurants where guests can enjoy an array of cuisine, including live cooking stations and a wide range of alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages. The brunch also offers a separate children’s area with its own buffet and plenty of entertainment.

Culinary offering:

Hanaaya - International
Tortuga - Authentic Mexican Kitchen
Timings: 12:30 to 16:00


AED 525 per person inclusive of grape, house and soft beverages
AED 425 per person inclusive of house water and soft beverages


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