Open daily from 3pm Monday to Friday & midday on the weekends
- Disabled Access
- Free WiFi
- Outdoor Seating
- Families and Children Welcome
About Loca - South Shields
A little taste of latin America situated on the beach of South Shields
First visit. Would return. Only gave low on atmosphere due to covid . Service and food beautiful. Would recommend.
Very Friendly staff, fairly quick service, beautiful food and cocktails and good music
My husband grumbled about the portion size, no offense because no matter where we go it's the same grumble. However, ten minutes later he said it was really filling! My 10yr old son had an adults steak, rare to medium and it was done to perfection 👌 He must have really enjoyed it as he almost cleared his plate (left a couple of fries) much to the suprise of the waiting staff. The service was spot on, attentive but not invasive. We all really enjoyed our meal.
The service was very poor tonight. We were not asked for details for track and trace. We were not advised to use hand sanitiser when entering the restaurant. We place two separate drinks orders...the first set of drinks took about 15 minutes to arrive and the second set 45 minutes later we realised they must have forgotten about them so cancelled them. The quality of the cocktails were poor...could barely taste any alcohol. Our food - it was extremely poor quality. There was no flavour to any of our meals. In comparison to our last visit the portions were half the size. 2 of the dishes did not contain the ingredients stated on the menu. We advised the food and beverages manager who raised it with the head chef and he did profusely apologise. He also took the two dishes off the bill. When the bill came it still contained the second lot of drinks on which we had cancelled. All in all it was a very poor experience and we won't be visiting Loca again.
Had a great meal and the food (happy hour tapas) was fab. Very welcoming to all the family including the 6month old. Only question is why the staff weren't wearing masks? That's the only thing I'd change!
Food was quality, service was fantastic, great location & would highly recommend this restaurant. We will be back soon
Staff were great and we felt safe. Fantastic to see Loca open and busy. Well done all concerned
Food took a little while but given the offer that is currently on and how busy it was, it was understandable. Staff were all lovely and food was amazing. Will definitely be returning.
My first time at Loca, lovely and spacious felt very comfortable dining out here. The service was brilliant, very pleasant and friendly staff. The food was very delicious and I’d definitely recommend a visit...saying that was only there last night and have already told at least 3 people about it already. Next time I think I will indulge in the very enticing cocktails they had on the drinks menu!!
Polite welcoming staff. Distancing didn't spoil the experience. Will return even when it's full price again.
Just love this place , food and service the absolute best . Table spacing is spot on so some feel safe and one way system works a treat . Thanks for a great night .... also the cocktails are fabulous
Brilliant service and amazing food
The disabled toilet was sloppy, not with water but felt greasy. Made it impossible to transfer from wheelchair to toilet. The desserts could be more tempting. Other than that it’s my favourite place to eat. Good service and atmosphere.
Bring back the sugar skull menu it was amazing :)
We have been previous and I had the brisket burrito again. This time for all it was tasty there more other filling than brisket, I had to open my burrito to find it as did my husband for his chicken one. They are definitely not worth the money. Your skull menu was way better previously. I didn’t complain at the time because as I say it was tasty just very poor from previous experience plus I understand it’s hard in the current climate but if this continues you will lose customers
We all had a fab night which was made better with the food, drinks and excellent service
Staff were all absolutely excellent. So welcoming and friendly and attentive at all stages of our visit. Really good value for money and staff ensured we got the best of the Eat out to help out offer. Food was prepared quickly. Cocktails were absolutely gorgeous.
Absolutely amazing. Lovely food and the service was excellent. All staff were lovely and would highly recommend the place.
Staff were lovely, great social distancing too they have one way system in place which was great hand sanitizer all over place to use . The food was lovely and the cocktails too ,great first experience.
Food was delicious as were the cocktails. Staff couldn’t have been more attentive and lovely place was immaculate we’ve book again for 2 weeks time and have recommended Loca to all our family and friends
Good all round - nice food - great service and the desserts were tremendous! :)
Brilliant food, great setting and fabulous hardworking staff. Our third visit and each time has been faultless
1st visit and definitely booking up again. A wonderful evening with my husband and 3 teenage daughters. Delicious food, amazing service - especially Kelly C & young man - and excellent vibe. So welcoming and something for everyone including meat eater and veggie. Perfect!
The food, service & atmosphere are all great!
First time venturing out after lockdown and was highly pleased with the organisation and safety with how spacious the seating was. Big shout out to the Halloumi Skewers with the Chili Jam, the unexpected man of the match of the 7 small plates ordered. Goose Island IPA on tap was delicious. Split the bill so we got the Sunak Special. Happy days.