For more casual dining in Abu Dhabi, you might be keen to try out Diablito, a small and intimate venue with a Spanish-inspired menu.
Situated on the waterfront at Yas Marina on Yas Island, Diablito has a front patio and upper terrace upon which guests can sit back and relax for food and drink. The highlight of the dining experience at Diablito is the 360-degree panoramic views of the waterfront that are on offer.
In the evenings, Diablito’s atmosphere is fun and lively, often involving music from a DJ and orange-toned lighting which gives the location a fiery glow. Friends and families often attend in large groups, catching up and joking by the light of the marina.
Drinks at Diablito are the classics: beer, wine, bubbly. Not to be missed, though, are its pitchers of sangria, perfect for sharing - or not, we won’t judge!
The food menu on offer is well geared towards sharing, with plenty of tapas options to choose from. The croquettes – prawn or chicken – come very heavily recommended, and are perfectly sharable. Diners can also choose from enticing choices like Spanish omelette, calamari, or pan tumaca (toasted sourdough bread with crushed tomatoes and virgin olive oil), to name but a few. If you’ve had your fill of carb-heavy food (though we can’t necessarily relate...), you can opt for a chicken salad, or Greek salad.
Particularly exciting, and usually a necessity when it comes to Spanish food, are Diablito’s paellas – ranging from seafood, to chicken, to vegetable made with onions, beans, cauliflower, chickpeas, and spring onions.
If you’re coming to Diablito with a group of loved ones who were desperate for tapas but you’re not quite on that wavelength, you don’t need to worry, because you’ll also find a selection of pizzas and a classic burger.
In a nutshell: Diablito combines a lively atmosphere with a gorgeous selection of tapas, and a panoramic waterfront view – what’s not to love?