Spanish speakeasy opens at Dubai’s Sheraton Grand hotel

Nido is a tapas restaurant and bar
Nido is at the Sheraton Grand in Dubai.
Nido is at the Sheraton Grand in Dubai.

A Spanish speakeasy-style restaurant and bar that requires customers speak a secret passcode to enter has opened in Dubai.

Nido has now opened at the Sheraton Grand hotel on Sheikh Zayed Road, and the casual tapas bar is injecting some fun into its hidden, speakeasy-esque location by asking all guests to speak some Spanish to gain entry through a hidden entrance in the wine cellar of Moe’s next door.


The menu includes traditional favourites from Spain and South America including empanadas and chorizo gambas, as well as some fusion options.

For drinks guests can enjoy sangrias, piscos, Latin-based cocktails, and Spanish wine and draft beer.

Salvador Carrillo, chef of Nido said: “After months of creating a winning concept, with delicious new flavours for diners in Dubai to experience, we’re excited to finally open our doors to welcome guests on a journey from Spain to South America, to experience authentic, contemporary dishes, prepared with attention to every detail.”

While the venue is encouraging guests get into the spirit of the speakeasy with the secret, Spanish-only entrance, there is also a main door on the fifth floor to the 12-table, 70-seat venue.

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