Loca Bar & Kitchen

About the Project

Opened in June 2017, the first Loca Bar & Kitchen in Whitley Bay quickly established itself as a popular location on the North East coast for Latin American food, inventive cocktails and live entertainment.

A uniquely designed space, Loca Whitley Bay can host up to 100 people and has private dining facilities for up to 16 people, which has proved popular for birthdays, hen nights and family celebrations.

The regular live music from local bands on Friday and Saturday, as well as salsa classes on a Sunday, attracts both visitors and local residents, to the restaurant.

In December 2018 the second Loca was opened in South Shields, adjacent to newly purchased Sea Hotel. Fully renovated and offering good food and great atmosphere, Loca was a hit with locals, hotel guests and tourists visiting the coast.

Key Facts

  • Loca Whitley Bay opened July 2017
  • Turnover for the first 6 months £188,958
  • Average spend is £23 per person, and £8,500 per week income
  • Income is expected to rise by 2-5% per annum
  • Loca South Shields opened December 2018
  • The Loca brand is now synonymous with great food, excellent service and good entertainment
  • Further Loca Bar & Kitchens planned across the North East in the coming years.
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