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The go-to spot for Mexican grub in Dubai, the standard of cuisine at Loca is unwaveringly high, and served in surroundings that are promisingly understated rather than inspired by Disney. In the company of the regulars propping up the rustically-stylish bar are diners who scarcely head elsewhere to eat out – and you can hardly blame them. Here, you can expect to savour real spices and flavour, beyond the omnipresent ‘queso’, with good quality, fresh ingredients. Carnivores will be rewarded by opting for the generously-stuffed burritos, while a mouth-wateringly smoky aroma hails the arrival of a sizzling stack of pleasingly moist fajitas. One small downside is that the lighting is almost as muted as the deep brown hues of the decor, so you may struggle to read the menu, but this is just a niggle in what is otherwise one of your best bets for Mexican cuisine in the city.
Open daily noon-3am. Dubai Marine Beach Resort & Spa, Jumeirah Road, www.dxbmarine.com (04 346 1111).
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