Vaguely Mexican-themed spot is a popular drinking spot in Jumeirah Reviews

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Swathed in chocolate-brown hues and populated by rustic-looking arrangements of stools and bar tables (at least in the bar – the dining area is decked out slightly differently), this Mexican-themed spot is still one of Jumeirah’s most chic watering holes.

Avoiding the classic Dubai trap of trying too hard to stand out, Loca feels authentic in every respect – and we particularly enjoy the draught taps on the tables. Even more unusual is that it seems to be a place for all manner of occasions; the work do, drinks with friends, a casual date, a birthday… Even as things get busier, staff still maintain a cheerful demeanour and keep up the good service.

Though of a good quality and pleasant taste, the grape is a little on the pricey side; the same could be said for the draught beverages, though it should be noted that there’s a reasonably wide selection of each to choose from.

During our visit, a quick glance at the snacks menu, packed with delicious-sounding South American dishes, had us salivating like rottweilers; we opted for a quick nibble in the shape of tortilla chips and guacamole. The latter, created at our table with freshly scooped avocado and freshly diced vegetable bits and herbs, was a huge hit and we were reluctant to leave for our dinner reservation. Next time, we’ve no intention of leaving the rest of Loca’s menu unexplored.

By Holly Sands
Time Out Dubai,

Time Out reviews bars anonymously and pays for meals. Of course, we cannot guarantee the accuracy or independence of user reviews.


  • Location: Dubai Marine Beach Resort & Spa, Jumeirah, Dubai
  • Tel: 04 346 1111
  • Travel: Jumeirah Beach Road
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Posted by: TIto on 01 Aug ' 12 at 15:53
  • Best for: Food served
  • Would you go back to this bar/club? Yes

Food, beverage, service, ambience, decor all good ( a bit dark ) Don't Miss the desert of the (bananas + dolce + tequila) !!!

Posted by: Neil on 15 Dec ' 10 at 07:26
  • Would you go back to this bar/club? Yes

Quality bar, good people and fun!

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