Loca

Address: Dubai Marine Beach Resort, Jumeirah, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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3.9

A lively Mexican restaurant serving Dubai's best selection of international beers.

If you find yourself in Jumeirah one evening and fancy a pint or two without much fuss, you won't find a much better spot than Loca, the supposedly-Mexican-themed-but-nobody-really-notices bar/restaurant just left of the entrance to the [node:120263] and my local. Aside from perhaps the city's best menu of international ales (and that's including Old Speckled Hen) they do a reasonable burrito too to soak it up afterwards.  

Food and drink
4.2
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Service
3.8
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Food and drink
4.2
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Value for money
4.1
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Ambience
4.4
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Location
3.8
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Food and drink

It's pretty much all Mexican here, from beefy (or chickeny, it's up to you) burritos, to sizzling ribs to made-at-your-table guacamole. For the cost, it's pretty good quality. Drinks-wise, you've got an excellent selection of ales from all over the world (except, naturally, the Middle East).  

Recommended dishes

I particularly like the ribs, mainly because after 7pm on Monday's you can get a sizzling plate of them, plus a pint, for only 70 dirhams.  

Ambience

It's very casual in here and can get quite rowdy at weekends (Thursday and Friday evenings). Don't worry about dress code - I've wandered in wearing flip flops and swimshorts (the public beach is just next door) without any fuss.  

Service

Usually fine, but the bar can get a bit crowded at the weekends.  

Location

Loca is sat just to the left of the [node:120263], the ageing but bar-packed resort in Jumeirah just over the road from the [node:169007] and [node:168217].

Price advice

Most dishes cost between 40 and 80 dirhams. There's a decent Friday brunch from midday-4pm, which serves four courses, plus unlimited drinks for 255 dirhams.  

Recommended for

  • Backpackers / Students
  • Singles
  • Stag / hen parties
  • Nightlife
  • No fuss

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