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Loca Restaurant & Bar

#399 of 8,884 Restaurants in Dubai
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Neighbourhood:
The Marina
Mexican, Bar
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Jumeirah Beach Road | Dubai Marine Beach Resort & Spa, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
+971 4 346 1111
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

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
Damascus, Syria
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424 reviews
204 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 218 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

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
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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106 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Always go there for the best Mexican food in town, big portions, tasty. Pretty good service, good music. Good for Friday brunch or casual everyday dining.

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Thank Andi R
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

since my favorite mexican in dubai closed ... i had to find another one, and Loca is excellent. Very comfortable and easy to get to. I have been to both their locations in dubai, and both were excellent. the brunch was excellent value for money, and the food was great. since my favorite mexican closed ... now i have to... More 

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Thank Scott R
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

It's a pity that a 5* resort has such an awful service standards. I've been visiting Loca for 10 years but seems the management or staff has changed and now they have a set of untrained staff with no etiquettes. This is what happened: I was out for drinking with my friends and we're in our second round of beer,... More 

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

Hi Vivek, I am so sorry to read this review, we have an excellent reputation usually. I will contact you directly today, and hopefully rectify this issue Asap. Ben More 

UK
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9 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Busy place, service was good fast enough. The highlight was having the guacamole made at your table and very tasty it was too. The prices were very expensive

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Thank gene_randy
Newport Beach, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2017 via mobile

Finally some authentic Mexican food!! Everything was delicious, try the nachos and guacamole for sure! They have a location in the souk al bahar; this is the location we went to, and they have very nice outdoor seating with great views!

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Gourock, United Kingdom
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114 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2017 via mobile

We visited with family and our 5 year old niece, however there is no kids menu. Also don't go on a Friday as they offer a brunch and the revellers are still dancing so the restaurant was very noisy. All that aside the food was great, we had fajitas and spicy prawn dishes which went down well and the guacamole... More 

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Thank Anne1doc
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2017 via mobile

Great bar/restaurant close to Dubai Mall. The seats outside have a stunning view of the Burj Khalifa and the regular light show. Jamaica and the staff are very friendly and attentive and the freshly made guacamole is superb. Would definitely go back.

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Thank Agueroooo
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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93 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 December 2016 via mobile

We were pleasantly surprised by this restaurant. We sat outside and quite enjoyed looking out over the pool and the gardens. The service was good, not excellent but acceptable. The food, especially the ceviche was very fresh, tasty and well presented. The wine list has enough to choose from for most occasions and food. Good Mexican food

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Mexican, Bar
Meals
Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, 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
  • Neighbourhood: The Marina
  • Phone Number: +971 4 346 1111

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • 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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