POCO LOCO : “Barriga llena, corazón contento” …”full tummy, happy heart”

…czech why Poco Loco Restaurant quickly became my favourite spot to enjoy the weekend afternoons…

Location : on The Beach / front of JBR ( Jumeirah Beach Residence ) in Dubai Marina overlooking the  beach and currently constructed Dubai Eye Wheel ( Check HERE to learn more).

Price : Lunch for two ±Dh300 excl.drinks

Overview: Latin American restaurant spreading over two floors with direct access to the beach. Outdoor verandas are ideal for people watching ☺ or catching some tan during the less hot winter months.

Exciting, joyful interior full of colourful decor and great attention to details. From the upholstery, floor tiles, wall art and graffiti’s to celling with wooden doors… it’s a feast for the eyes and we didn’t even look at the menu yet…

Music is great too…

Service: On all occasions, the staff was always cheerful, welcoming and ready to explain the menu or recommend a dish.

Also, they were knowledgeable about the dishes and what are they made of. The feeling of being appreciated as a customer and the food (of course ) is what always brings me back.

Food: Inspired by rural street food of Peru, Venezuela and Mexico but with a modern twist. I just love the crispy tortillas of Mexican Huevo Rancheros with Quail eggs and mouth-watering Tacos with chicken and pineapple served on unusual long wooden tray.

For the beef lovers…Peruvian inspired Anticuchos of Beef Fillet skewers with green chimichurri sauce is also delightful.

Inspiring selection of mocktails is available, but to be honest…glass of cold Chilean Sauvignon Blanc would be my ideal selection.

The food doesn’t feel too heavy or greasy, so even the health conscious ones ( like myself ) can fully enjoy.

All creations look fantastic on colourful plates and always comes hot and ready to share,but I personally never do ☺

The menu was created by British chef Neil Witney.

The good:

  • tasty food
  • fair pricing
  • lovely interior
  • attentative service
  • location & music

The not so good:

  • missing the wine 🙂

Practical info:

  • Don’t forget to evaluate your parking token for a free carpark
  • Heavy congestions during winter months – use metro & tram or just walk ( Marina area )
  • Stay the afternoon on the beach and enjoy all the activities available – gym, splash pad, free Wi-Fi, subbed rental, water-sports etc.
  • Use the Entertainer voucher for main course – buy one/get one free
  • Opening hours: daily 11am – 12pm ( 1am Fri/Sat )


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