Location: Bay Square, Business Bay Dubai (UAE)
Cuisine: South African cuisine known for its flame grilled chicken and peri peri sauces.
Price Range: AED 150 – 200 for a meal for 2
Find Galito’s Menu here
After being greeted and warmly welcomed by the staff of Galito’s we chose to sit by the window at a quaint little table for two. We were briefed about the restaurant, cuisine and also the levels of spice that one could choose from.
Besides classic lemonade, iced teas, fresh juices and water (regular and sparkling), Galito’s offers 5 mocktails that are made with a blend of two or more flavours.
The kiwi mojito was a light and refreshing drink with the regular mojito spruced up with the addition of kiwi. I thoroughly enjoyed this although I don’t usually order drinks for fear that they will kill my appetite, but I am glad I chose this one.
The Laranja chosen by my brother who accompanied me, was a citrusy drink with a dash of strawberry. Very perky and refreshing!
Peri Munchies(Starters) :
The menu was pretty enticing and we couldn’t decide which one to pick for a starter. Initially we decided to go for the peri-peri chicken livers served with garlic bread but since it would fill us up we picked the chicken satay instead which is a popular oriental dish of marinated boneless chicken on skewers, often served with a peanut dip. The addition of peri peri into this dip sounded nice and the result was lovely. We picked the mild version of the spice which was perfect.
Chicken Satay with Peri-nut dip: Juicy chicken skewers served with a peanut-peri peri dip
The special’s section of the menu has a choice of espetada or combotada and beef boerewors (pronounced as boray-worz).
Espetada is essentially a traditional Portuguese dish of meat skewered on a bay leaf stick. Your choice of chicken or prawn espetada is served on a hook that is suspended with the help of a stand – truly a lovely presentation. Combotada is a choice of skewered chicken or prawns served with two sides.
Galito’s offers some delectable and popular desserts such as the double chocolate fudge cake, leche flan (caramel custard) and the chocolate brownie with ice cream. After enjoying a giant meal we thought we would burst at the seams and didn’t plan to have any dessert. However, upon insistence we happily settled for the highly recommended one – the sticky toffee pudding.
Full Disclosure: I was invited, along with one guest, to try out the food at Galito’s, Bay Square. While the meal was complimentary there was no compulsion to write about it. I am writing this review as I was happy with my experience. All opinions expressed above are my own.