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Loca Restaurant & Bar

#486 of 8,939 Restaurants in Dubai
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Neighbourhood:
The Marina
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Jumeirah Beach Road | Dubai Marine Beach Resort & Spa, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
+971 4 346 1111
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Sorry I know advertised as 5* hotel but this is The Alamo with a fitout!!! Just popped in. Nearly empty. Ben manager 'just left' DHS 63.00 for Heineken pint. What a joke !!! Has anyone known more expensive in Dubai ?? Left and went home. Good luck with the tourists guys !!

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

Hi Simon, Is it possible to drop me a line at ben@locauae.com regarding your review. So I can act on your feedback. Ben More 

Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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42 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

-Bcos PPL Opinion Matters- Went on Saturday during lunch time, I didn't know that the bar is a sport bar. Although it wasn't a very load volume. The food was really nice and staff were really friendly and helpful. Its great experience but I wont go there for fine dining. And to be honest I would count it as overpriced.

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Thank Oubada J
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Loca is a bar and mexican restaurant. We had a Christmas dinner here and Turkey was delish. Generally Loca is a good hangout for after work drinks or even ladies night. Good Expat crowd and on sports nights it is usually crowded. Good place to eat and drink at the same time ;-)

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Thank todxtreme
Leeds
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29 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Went to Loca for dinner with friends....the location is perfect for tourists with the Burj Khalifa in the background. The food was really great, we ordered guacamole to start which they make by the table and is excellent. Overall a great restaurant to visit.

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Thank jl246
Abu Dhabi, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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2 reviews
Reviewed 18 April 2017 via mobile

One of the best Mexican restaurants in UAE, try the quesadillas, they are amazing. Great ambiance and staff were friendly and offered quick service.

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Thank William L
Bristol, United Kingdom
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31 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 March 2017

I was taken here by a colleague on a business trip to Dubai. The staff were very friendly and helpful. Great selection of beers and wines from all parts of the world. I had Guacamole which was prepared in front of me to my liking (spice/heat wise), followed by a burrito, my colleague had a sizzling meat dish!

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Thank Tim C
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84 reviews
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Reviewed 28 March 2017 via mobile

An enjoyable visit with friends. There are several beers available on tap as well as some Mexican mixes on the drinks menu. A long list of starters and mains is available on the menu. We had the ceviche, chipotle guacamole and beef nachos which were fantastic. It totally complemented the first half of the visit whilst we awaited another friend.... More 

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Thank Oliveiro R
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Reviewed 10 March 2017 via mobile

It is my favorite Mexican place in Dubai and yesterday we stopped in for drinks and bites with 4 other friends. The appetizers were very nice. We tried: - chicken flautas - chicken quesadilla - jalapeño poppers - steak flautas - Fajitas Everything was great and well presented. While Dubai Marine still had its charm, I think this new location... More 

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Thank Nabil A
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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23 reviews
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Reviewed 19 February 2017

The Loca brunch is awesome, it goes on for 5 hours and taking into account what's on offer - loads of drinks options, fantastic food - the price is an absolute steal. The music could do with a bit of changing, but you should definitely chalk Loca up us a must-do.

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

Thankyou McTollie, glad you had fun:-) More 

Damascus, Syria
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Reviewed 18 February 2017

The Loca Mexican Restaurant and Bar is located just outside the Dubai Marine Beach Resort in the Jumeirah District #1 in Dubai. I wanted to have Mexican food for lunch so as we always do in a new city we looked at the TripAdvisor.com web site. Bingo, there was this great sounding restaurant that had a very high rating out... More 

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

Brilliant review, and so happy you found us :-) Thankyou Thomas More 

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Restaurant Details

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  • Food
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    Atmosphere
Cuisine
Mexican, Bar, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Bar Scene, Child-friendly
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
  • Neighbourhood: The Marina
  • Phone Number: +971 4 346 1111

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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

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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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