Dubai’s Favourite Mexican Opens Its Third Restaurant on Abu Dhabi’s Al Maryah Island
Loca, the award-winning Mexican restaurant and bar renowned for its outstanding guacamole and fun-filled atmosphere, opened its third site today at the exclusive The Galleria on Al Maryah Island.
Following the runaway success of the first two outlets in Dubai Marine Beach Hotel & Spa and Souk Al Bahar Downtown Dubai, the third branch is the homegrown brand’s first foray into Abu Dhabi’s burgeoning food scene.
Located in The Galleria on Abu Dhabi’s Al Maryah Island, the venue will offer a range of delicious dishes including ceviche, fajitas and burritos. As well as well known Latin-American options, Executive Chef Juan Flores, who hails from Mexico, creates more traditional treats from his homeland such as his handmade corn husk tamales. Loca also serves over 42 varieties of hops and craft hops, and the best margaritas in the UAE.
Housing 347 covers across its 9536 square-feet premises, Loca 3.0 has a variety of areas for dining, drinking, watching sports or listening to live music. Boasting a large alfresco terrace overlooking the water, it will join The Galleria Dining Collection, which includes Zuma, Roberto’s and Bentley Bistro & Bar.
Hiba Kosta, Co-Founder of Loca, says, “We are thrilled to open our third Loca restaurant and bar on Al Maryah Island. Not only is The Galleria an amazing venue positioned as Abu Dhabi’s dining destination, but we get to introduce Loca to a new city in one of its most stunning locations. Abu Dhabi is a world class destination, attracting visitors from across the world and we are ready to wow them with our world-class cuisine and stand out service.”
Charles Martinez, General Manager of The Galleria and VP of Gulf Related said: “This is incredibly important news for the capital. Abu Dhabi’s dining scene has been progressing solidly over the past few years, but this will propel it forward into the spotlight. Each of the restaurants have been chosen as a result of its outstanding quality, unique brand values and overall commitment to innovation.