Pablo Escobar

Beirut is still waiting on its Mexican food fad, but with places like Pablo Escobar, it’s only a matter of time. 

For the growing minority of Lebanese who know how to enjoy Mexican cuisine we at SoBeirut salute you, and so does Pablo Escobar. Not the malicious Colombian drug lord of course, rather, this latest edition to Beirut’s Mexican scene at The Village.

Although lagging in popularity compared to other foreign foods such as Sushi or Italian the establishment of Pablo Escobar may help raise the profile of the Latin food scene overall. So far Escobar has proven popular among its patrons and reservations are highly recommended.

Those who’ve spent time at Palmilla or La Palma, formerly located on Uruguay Street, will quickly find their way around the menu at Escobar. But don’t go assuming that all Latin food is alike. These restaurantes are all under the same owner. Of course, Escobar has its own signature dishes that set it apart like the margarita cheese balls. When it comes to drinks there are an overwhelming 18 Tiki Cocktail specials as well as the Mezcal Mule, a Latin take on the Moscow Mule that substitutes tequila for vodka.

New to Mexican food and in the mood for sampling? Be sure to stop by between five and eight PM for one of the happiest happy hours at The Village. In addition to drinks, appetizers are also half off for all three hours. This twilight period is the perfect time to enjoy the relaxed Latin American ambiance inside or outside Escobar. The interior walks the line between comfortably simple but classy design with Caribbean tunes and the color tones of a Mexican street. All in all it’s an enjoyable eatery fit for the notorious king of cocaine himself.

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