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Loca Restaurant & Bar

#314 of 8,595 Restaurants in Dubai
Certificate of Excellence
Neighborhood:
The Marina
Mexican, Latin, Bar, Pub, South American, Central American
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Jumeirah Beach Road | Dubai Marine Beach Resort & Spa, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
43461111
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Beirut, Lebanon
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3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We visited Loca few weeks back and we didn't regret it. The overall atmosphere is very nice, the staff is very friendly and the music level is just right. We had the Guacamole in the pot (a must try, fresh guacamole prepared in front of you), beef tacos is amazing, cheese quesadillas very good, but the work of art is... More 

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Thank Reine_Nakhleh
Liverpool
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112 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

I visited the souk al bahar branch tonight Food and service was good with great cocktails and fast efficient delivery (all be it a little rushed when asked if we wanted our main meals before we had finished our starters... Twice) The downside was this and also a guy mopping next to our table three times with once catching my... More 

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Thank xxGemxx
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116 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My daughter researched this place while on holiday in UAE. By gum was this a find. It's serves the best authentic Mexican food in Dubai. This chef is talented, he makes simply boring dishes taste so great. Location wise it's surreal especially at sunset times. I'm back in September I will Defo be visiting again.

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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92 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Always enjoyed this restaurant. Food and service are good. Good choice of beer and staff are friendly and efficient. Does seem like prices in Dubai have risen quite steeply.

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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47 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

As a Mexican is one of the good places that I like to visit in Dubai. The food is very good, thet have a great ambiance and specially the place turns really cosy and in a party mood on the weekends... Is not that expansive as the other competitors.... One of the killers is the pastel patron you most try... More 

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Been coming to Loca for many years and time and time again you never fail. Food is simple but divine, staff are considerate and the atmosphere is great. Will always come back from a great night out.

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Dubai
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30 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Not a fan of Mexican cuisine, but the food here is quite decent here. It is obviously one of the happening places in Dubai Marine beach resort. They have outdoor terrance and separate smoking and non smoking area. Crazy busy mainly on weekends and when the champions league going on. A nice place for a lovely evening with friends.

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is a lovely Mexican urban concept bar and restaurant. Good authentic food. Great guacamole made tableside.. good selection of beers both draught and bottled. A nice chilled atmosphere.. great for a night out with friends.

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Thank kdaniel2015
locadubai, General Manager at Loca Restaurant & Bar, responded to this review

Thank you Daniel, see you soon :-) More 

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7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2016

This place does AMAZING food. Also by the way, the portions are HUGE, if you think you can do an appetizer while eating guacamole and a main, you are sorely mistaken! Prawn appetizers with nachos are to die for, if you are a vegetarian the mushroom quesadillas are YUMMY. Guacamole is made at your table and is fantastic. It is... More 

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Thank Calley S
locadubai, General Manager at Loca Restaurant & Bar, responded to this review

I fully agree :-) Thankyou Calley More 

Khartoum
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99 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2016 via mobile

Amazing Mexican food and a very, chilled-out bar with a diverse crowed wherever you sit you are in the mix and one of the best range of beers in town

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locadubai, General Manager at Loca Restaurant & Bar, responded to this review

Many thanks for your kind comments Tagieldin, hope to see you soon for one of those beers:-) More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Cuisine
Mexican, Latin, Bar, Pub, South American, Central American
Meals
Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Television
Good for
Large groups, Families with children, Bar scene
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Jumeirah Beach Road | Dubai Marine Beach Resort & Spa, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
  • Location: Middle East  >  United Arab Emirates  >  Emirate of Dubai  >  Dubai>  > The Marina
  • Neighborhood: The Marina
  • Phone Number: 43461111

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in The Marina

Neighborhood Profile
The Marina
It’s hard to believe that only a decade ago there was no marina. Opened in 2003, the man-made marina runs along a 3km stretch of shoreline. A heady mix of luxurious hotels, apartment buildings, and cafes, the marina hosts regular community events and markets, and is a wonderful place to while away an afternoon or evening. Spectacular at night when the skyscrapers glisten, here you can enjoy dinner on the beach next to the sea, or visit a high-rise bar in a hotel for a magnificent view across the Gulf and the man-made Palm Island, with the world-famous Atlantis Hotel at its end. The Walk at Jumeirah beach Residences is a pedestrianized stretch leading to a new development: The Beach. It’s one of the few places where Gulf nationals mix with tourists and Western ex-pats. It’s a popular place to show off your supercar for an evening, so watch out for Lamborghinis, Maseratis, and Ferraris in abundance.
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