Originally opened in 2010 by husband and wife restauranteur team, Sandro Silva and Marta Seco, Amazónico quickly became one of Madrid’s most-popular restaurants.

The recently opened Amazónico Dubai, situated in the heart of DIFC is the couple’s second restaurant to open outside of Spain and will similarly take inspiration from the cultural diversity and gastronomic heritage of the Amazon region.

Open from lunch until late, the interiors are an immersive environment of rainforest-inspired lush greenery and natural materials designed by Catalan interior designer Lázaro Rosa-Violan. Fit out contractors for the 12,800 sq ft restaurant was BW Interiors.

Combining a blend of tropical and Latin American cuisines the menus are not only inspired by the countries of the Amazon but the unique Asian and Mediterranean communities which inhabit them. From Peruvian sushi and the freshest raw seafood to carefully sourced grilled meats and fish; chefs use both traditional and cutting-edge techniques along with seasonal and vibrant ingredients to transport diners to South America.