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“A worthy destination for mexican food and beers”

Loca Restaurant & Bar
Ranked #425 of 9,470 Restaurants in Dubai
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Mexican, Bar
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Good for: Large groups, Bar scene, Special occasions, Families with children
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Drinks, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Television, Valet Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Neighborhood: The Marina
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“A worthy destination for mexican food and beers”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 29, 2012 via mobile

You will find here very high quality, fresh, tasty mexican food. The beer list is quite long, with a couple of "specials" as well. You will not be disappointed. The service is very good, fast, attentive, not intrusive. Beware that this place gets very noisy, especially on we. So if you like a quite atmosphere to go with your favourite mexican course you may be disappointed. I recommend "ceviche de pescado" as a starter and a jolly good "banana borracha" to close up the dancing. Can't wait to come back.

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Al Khobar, Saudi Arabia
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“Best mexican food in the midfle east”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 22, 2012

The food is awesome reminds me of the mexican resturants in the states. But the resturant theme is more of a cool bar than mexican.

Its also the best place to watch football games

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Padstow, United Kingdom
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“Excellent food and huge beer selection”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 2, 2012

Tucked away in the Dubai Marine Beach resort in Jumeirah 1 it's easily missed but well worth the visit. As a non smoker, the air-con / non-smokers areas are really nice. The food - especially the guacamole made at your table - and the fajitas are excellent. The food menu is complimented by a great selection of beers - London Pride on draught in the Middle East always makes me smile! They have some great live bands too.

  • Visited January 2012
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Beirut, Lebanon
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“Heineken Mexican fever”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 13, 2011

Loca, the only Heineken bar in the region serving unique Mexican food, while enjoying the passion for sports together with the great Heineken beer experience.
When you open the restaurant door, you enter into a wide space area divided into different sections, the smoking section, the non smoking section as well as the bar. The restaurant is carefully built from wood, low ceiling with many additional components of wood, metal and brick stones.

The bar consists of high tables and chairs where you can have a drink and talk. The bar serves more than 30 different beers from all around the world in a unique feel where Heineken bottles giving a light green ambiance to the drinking corner decorate the walls.
What amazed me in this part of the world is the genius pipeline delivering beer around the restaurant. Large barrels of different beers situated in the four corners of Loca quenches the thirst of its visitors. Open direct delivery beer at the bar and more than 30 different pilsner kinds are served as well.
On Fridays, the day I was there, a band playing British and American tunes that included smooth rock and jazz tunes add a lovely tune in the background with the just about the right volume for people to still have the chance to carry out their conversation.
Three sharing Mexican dishes are changed every week. This week we had the Desayunar (three different kinds of eggs); Chili Concarne omelet, Wevo Ranchero, Wevo Macha; Del Mar (three seafood dishes) and the Tierra (a variety of meat and vegetarian dishes).
The entrees are complicated but very tasty. They are indeed special signature dishes undiscovered in any Mexican restaurant before. You can try chicken, meat, quesadillas, tacos, nachos, eggs and more. All mixed independently with adequate dressings.
For onion lovers, Loca is definitely your place to be with excellence and those of you who are allergic to onions, make sure to mention so as onions are everywhere, in everything.
In the main courses, you have to choose between, Loca’s ribs, Crepes de Bongos Salvage, Arroz Con Pollo Con Camerones, Enchiladas Verde Con Pollo, Baja Al Pastor, Fajitas Locas and Carne Asada Burrito.
Time to eat, and here comes the home-made guacamole freshly prepared in front of you, accompanied with home made tortillas. It opens the appetite to a trip to Mexico.
Do not worry, you won’t leave this place hungry, I have just finished the appetizers and already feel full, but so excited to eat more, taste more, discover more.
We had the chance to meet the Mexican chef: Juan, who has been in Dubai for the last 10 years. He is so good at what he does that it takes him minutes to prepare every dish, with love and passion.
All his ingredients are fresh and prepared on daily basis. The Mexican chef recommendations at Loca: Tacos and Beef Nachos Chef Special, Tamales Chicken and Cheese Quesadillas.
A side note: I had three margaritas (peach, lemon and kiwi) with all what we had to eat and I can assure you that I didn’t feel any side effects afterwards. It was a pleasant lunch that I’ll surely repeat soon.

Visited July 2011
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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“Great food and fun bar!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 29, 2011

Some of the best Mexican food I have had in all my travels. The bar tables are a lot of fun, each one has it's own beer tap!! Great place to meet friends for drinks and appies or for a cool dinner.

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