El Greco is a Greek-inspired dine-in restaurant located at La Mer Central, near Roxy Cinemas. La Mer is a picturesque destination packed with restaurants serving various cuisines, a waterpark and free access to the beach. The ambiance at this restaurant resonates with a Greek restaurant on the beach with wonderful vibes. They have both indoor and outdoor seating areas.
The star of the menu at El Greco is the Rotisserie Chicken which is marinated in Greek herbs and spices for 24 hours and then slow cooked in a custom-built rotisserie. They also serve wraps, gyros, kebabs and power bowls. Though this is a dine-in location, they have several delivery hubs across Dubai and very soon in Sharjah.
We were here for lunch on a Saturday afternoon and we chose to sit outdoors. It was a little hot, but we found a table in the shade and it was quite ok. We tried the famous 24 hr marinated and slow cooked Chicken Rotisserie, served on a pita bread with tzatziki, a red spicy sauce, sweet potato fries and a small salad with olives and feta cheese. One can opt for a full or a half rotisserie chicken. We went with the latter. The skin was crispy and the chicken was so soft, and tender. It was so flavourful that I had it even without the side dips. The sweet potato fries were salty in the right way and delicious. The salad was really good too.
We also ordered a Chicken Souvlaki Kebab platter which includes two kebab skewers, one veg. skewer, pita bread, tzatziki, red spicy sauce and sweet potato fries. The kebabs were too dry and just average but the dips and the fries were amazing.
For drinks, we had a Mango Smoothie and a Peach Iced Tea. The smoothie was yum and I wanted more 😊
Overall, it is a great place to dine with a lovely ambience and I definitely recommend the rotisserie chicken and the mango smoothie.