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Loca Restaurant Nungwi Zanzibar

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Beachfron, Zanzibar Nungwi, Nungwi 2375, Tanzania
+255 772 841 776
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Guatemala City, Guatemala
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51 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 January 2016 via mobile

I loved this place. Relaxed. Super friendly staff, they (and the food) were the reasons why we ate 3 times here. The seafood pilau was superb and the lobster was generous and delicious. Of course it takes forever to get food but that should not be a problem. Leave your hurries elsewhere and drink a beer watching the ocean, the... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2016

The people at Loca were amazing and the food was home styled and very tasty with a lot of added love! The most amazing restaurant staff so friendly and attentive. We spent most days of our 6 night trip to Zanzibar at Loca. Highly recommend the sea food platter to share and the Pillau!! Cannot wait to return and eat... More 

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Barcelona, Spain
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182 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2015

Maybe it was just that day, but our experience in Loca was very disappointing. We went due to a local recommendation. I know the rhythm in Zanzibar is slow... very slow. But in this case it was exaggerated. More than 1h30 waiting for the food since we placed our order. And it wasn't worth the wait. The fish was overcooked... More 

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Thank Komator
Rutland
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63 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2015

The atmosphere is great and the food is amazing if you can wait. The waitress was not very knowledgeable and just kept going to fetch the owner which made ordering a drawn out process. The service was slow and the owner seemed more bothered with the younger, trendier guests. The soups, however, were fantastic and the seafood platter was excellent... More 

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Thank rutlandtraveller
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16 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 April 2015

The food was great and the vibe was a nice touch. The only thing I would suggest and is that they maybe should invest on ceiling fans? Weather when I visited was amazing, rainy mornings and sunny afternoons -- while this is amazing it has a downside - FLIES, lots of them. With ceiling fans, guests can eat peacefully and... More 

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Bengaluru, India
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2015

Great atmosphere, straight simple recorded reggae, good beer. Didn't try the food, so can't comment. Great place to just hang out and chill with friends. NO crowd (at all!) in the late evenings post 9 pm, but we understand that it gets pretty full up earlier in the day, typically between 5 to 8 ish

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Thank Ramnagarajan
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11 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2014 via mobile

Great little pub on the beach ..cold beer simple food located on union beach with is a bit quieter than the other nungwi beaches .

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Dublin, Ireland
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52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2014

Atmosphere and location is great. Pity I can't say the same about their food. My fish was overcooked but I would come back only to have few beers and enjoy the views.

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Thank AfreN
Milan, Italy
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30 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2014 via mobile

We've ben there for lunch... And we won't forget it! Delicious typical food and very warm atmosphere.. Thank you!

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Warsaw, Poland
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134 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 August 2014

I found this place in Nungwi simply having a random walk :-) it's ran by two very nice polish girls. Location is perfect, food is pretty good and if you miss polish language you can have a short break from using English there :-) Sometimes, in the night, they organize BBQ (which is brilliant) or movie nights which are quite... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Seafood, African, Barbecue, European
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Outdoor Seating, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Beachfron, Zanzibar Nungwi, Nungwi 2375, Tanzania
  • Location: Africa  >  Tanzania  >  Zanzibar Archipelago  >  Zanzibar Island  >  Nungwi
  • Phone Number: +255 772 841 776

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?