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Posted On: 14 April 2016 06:53 pm
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California Tortilla Opens Fourth Restaurant in Doha

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California Tortilla, Qatar’s favorite restaurant for re-imagined Mexican flavors and tastes, celebrated the opening of its fourth location at the Pearl-Qatar with a grand opening fiesta held on Sunday, April 10, 2016, with a number of high profile guests in attendance, including the United States Ambassador, H.E. Dana Shell Smith, who inaugurated the event, along with VIP guests and local media representatives.

firstCalifornia Tortilla is a fast-casual concept with an extensive tex-mex menu that includes made-to-order burritos, tasty tacos, sizzling fajitas, quesadillas, fresh salads and other California-style Mexican food, all in a fun atmosphere. Originating in the US in 1995, California Tortilla opened its first restaurant in Doha, Qatar in 2013 on C-Ring Road near the Radisson Blu Junction. This was followed by two more branches at Al Meera, Al Jeryan near College of the North Atlantic (CNA-Q), as well as 01-Mall in Mamoura.

The restaurant is well known for its infamous Wall of Flame which features over 75 hot sauces that guests can carry to their table as they enjoy their California Tortilla meal; it has also been quite popular for diners to challenge friends and family in a spice-off with the hottest spice winning the greatest challenge. California Tortilla is also loved for its burritowhich is served in a completely edible bowl, and for those with a bit of a sweet teeth, the restaurant also services delicious chocolate chip cookies and brownies that are freshly prepared every-day, and are a much-loved grab-on-the-go option with a meal.

ctSimon Nehme, Managing Director of Roots for Hospitality & Services, said: “California Tortilla is excited to be opening its fourth restaurant in Doha, with our latest addition at The Pearl-Qatar. Ever since we first brought the concept to Qatar in 2013, diners have quite literally fallen in love with our incredible range of Mexican and Tex-Mex meals, and we look forward to the local community continuing to enjoy our burritos, fajitas, and tacos at The Pearl and surrounding areas.”


“I’m so excited to see this latest branch of California Tortilla open, in an area where there are lots of people walking and in an outdoor setting. Their food is healthy, delicious and reminds me of the food that I grew up on in California,” said Ambassador Smith.

California Tortilla was recently nominated in the Best Family category at the 2016 Time Out Doha Food Awards, and was also nominated in the same category in 2015.

picThe latest California Tortilla restaurant is located at Porto Arabia La Croisette 27. California Tortilla is open every Monday to Wednesday between 11 AM and 12 AM; Thursday from 11 AM until 1 AM; Friday from 1 PM to 1 AM; and on Saturday and Sunday from 11 AM to 12 AM; across all four of its restaurants.