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974 Valencia St
San Francisco, CA 94110
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Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 6:00pm - 11:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 6:00pm - 1:00am
Mexican, Regional Mexican, Contemporary Mexican
Bar Dining, Beer, Counter Seating, Farm to Table, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Takeout, Wine, Wine Bar
Ranging from bites for your party to a full service wedding.
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Private Party Facilities:
Loló is available for private parties on Sundays. Please call us to book.
Private Party Contact:
Merdol Erkal (415) 643-5656
At Bartlett between Mission and Valencia
Mission & Bartlett Garage
90 Bartlett Street
(between 21st St & 22nd St)
A word from Lolo
Loló was designed by Lorena Zertuche using many recycled materials. It was our attempt to create an environment that is fun and without pretention.
We strive to take common ideas from all around the world and give them a playful and delicious new perspective.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
Diners' Choice Winner
I have loved Lolo since it's
humble beginnings on 22nd street. The staff is wonderful and it's nice to see success come to an original neighborhood eatery. The food is fresh, tasty with realistic portions and without pretense."
Dined on 3/5/2014
The food is quite good, very
creative combinations. The place is popular and lively, and maybe a tad too loud for my taste. However, I'd happily recommend Lolo to anyone."
Dined on 3/4/2014
A great take on mexi-cali fusion
food. The panko breaded avocado taco was the hit! The tables by the kitchen can use some form of ventilation. It gets hot."
Dined on 3/1/2014
Tasty Latin dishes with a little
twist. Awesome shrimp and tuna tacos. Solid, but pricey, drink menu with lots of tequila and mescal based drinks."
Dined on 2/28/2014
Nice new location -- food was as
good as ever and server was very friendly. Meatballs and empanadas were great."
Dined on 2/27/2014
the food was average. we ordered a
bunch of dishes and they all were lacking. i also ordered a few drinks and the sparkling sangria was great. the "mule" i had i was not not a fan of at all. it had a very strange taste but the appearance was fantastic. loved the decor of the resturaunt."
Dined on 2/21/2014
I do miss the old location because
it gave me a sense of being in someones home. The new 974 Valencia location feels more like what it is, a restaurant. I love Lolo. I love the decor and the food and drinks and service. The bartender makes a great Michelada. It's not on the menu but they'll be happy to serve it. The Taco Tropical is a favorite and so is the Dungeness Crab. I also love the Berry Trifle for dessert and be sure to ask the server or bartender about a good mezcal."
Dined on 2/25/2014
The food is a bit incoherent; too
much mayo amidst well priced plates. But the atmosphere is party, party, party."
Dined on 2/22/2014
The food is of extraordinary
quality and artistically plated. Sure, it is a bit expensive for those used to the cheap burrito bombs in SF. But these are obviously labor-intensive creations and they will cost a bit. The restaurant is nevertheless casual, so it is pure happiness. The hostess seemed a bit clueless, however, leaving my lunch partner standing outside the door for 15 minutes while I was seated. What was she thinking? Other than that, service was professional."
Dined on 2/15/2014
Loved the experience of dining at
LoLo. We arrived before our reservation time but they were very gracious and accommodating even when I brought an extra guest. Food was fresh and the mixtures of flavors very unique"
Dined on 2/11/2014
I went with 3 friends who had
never been. We were there the first night in their new, larger location. I had been to the former, smaller location at least 3 times. The food was as good as ever. Service was good, a bit slow, but I can understand that it being the first night open to the public in a new space. The new space is awesome. Decor is fabulous. The size is great. I had a great cocktail and a great bottle of wine. If you've never had this type of tapas, try it!"
Dined on 1/29/2014
What a fun place to go with
friends, or on a date. Delicious food. Small plates to share and good wine to drink. You should definitely try this place."
Dined on 1/7/2014
Friends have recommended Lolo many
times over the years for their casual atmosphere and delicious food, I was delighted to finally have a meal there and be in agreement."
Dined on 1/20/2014
Second time dining at Lolo, first
time at lunch. Brussels sprouts are a definite must. Good bar. All the plates are inventive and interesting."
Dined on 1/17/2014
First of all, Great food, Location
is great, Service really good, Ambience joyful, Fun decor (I'm Mexican this is Naco Chic), I loved it, my husband did, my family too, friends etc... Great concept "Mexican Tapas" as a Mexican I think SF is missing Godd quality mexican food places to eat. I'm tired of only see tons of taco trucks and people (non Mex) think that mexican food is only Tacos... Come and try this place!!!!"
Dined on 1/15/2014
I love this place.. Amazingly
tasty food, good prices , great drinks and reasonable prices.. One of my favorites.."
Dined on 1/15/2014
The tacos and the carnitas are
excellent. They need to work on the quality of the tortillas and to do a better job with the queso fundido"
Dined on 1/11/2014
This was the fifth time that I
went to Lolo's. The food is alway excellent and very unique. You won't find this food anywhere else. Kind of Mexican but just the idea. The execution us very original. In my opinion the small dishes are more interesting than the big one's. Taco tropical is to die for."
Dined on 1/9/2014
Really surprised me. It was very
good and can't wait to go back to try everything else on their menu!! :)"
Dined on 1/2/2014
Everything about this place is
great - food, people, atmosphere - even parking wasn't bad for the Mission. We had a great time."
Dined on 1/6/2014
Lolo is friendly, energetic, cozy,
and charmingly decorated. These master chefs have reimagined all the old standards, tapas style and artfully plated: a partially deconstructed quesadilla on fresh corn tortillas; octopus shaved thin with a pepper sauce to die for; fried Brussels sprouts with hazelnuts and a rich Balsamic reduction; and to conclude, ice cream sandwich sliders wth crisp almond macaroons top and bottom, a ball of homemade ice cream between, and a pitcher of gentle Mexican chocolate sauce. We've been searching for exquisite Mexican for years: this is it. And our dinner for two with smokey margueritas came to a paltry $64 before the tip. Some might call Lolo an ambitious "dive" but for us it was the find of a lifetime."
Dined on 1/2/2014
I just came back from Mexico and
traveled to Oaxaca and Mexico City and this restaurant brought me right back to all the fabulous food I ate there. This place is cool and great initiative food just like on Mexico! Fantastic!"
Dined on 1/2/2014
The menu changes a little bit each
time I come, but the never-fail favorites are always intact. Specials are often excellent as well. There's a variety of healthy and/or vegetarian small dishes and as well as meat-lover dishes... Whatever your preferences, you'll find plenty of delightful and delicious options to satisfy yourself. The cocktails are delectable as well! Some favorites: Tuna Tacón. Brussels Sprouts. Octopus (singular and spectacular!). Corn on the Cob. Carnitas."
Dined on 12/30/2013
Lolo was the perfect spot to
entertain out of town guests who wanted great food and a fun atmosphere. Lot's of small dishes with unique flavors to share. The cocktails were amazing and they had a good wine list."
Dined on 12/23/2013
Have been several times, first by
surprising accident, then as a must get reservation spot. Parking convenient w/bike(many racks out front), and w/the Bartlett garage right there. Smallish, but extremely well decorated utilizing mostly repurposed items in a tasteful, whimsical and fun way. Food is just as fun-neuvo Mexican with lots of local in the mix. The preparation is skilled, and presentation is beautiful. For simple guacamole, the rich flavor shines in conjunction w/lime, seasonings, onion, plus a variety of dipping sauce and chips. The carnitas looks to be a small amount but is simply plenty to go around, and the tacos are so good, it's difficult not to make them an individual entree."
Dined on 9/25/2013
Next time you're in the Mission
District, don't miss Lolo. But reservation is highly recommended. Can't wait until their new (bigger) spot opens in January."
Dined on 12/16/2013
Delicious food, mostly based on
mexican standards but with more exotic ingredients and preparation. The tuna tacon was excellent. The portions are too small for the highest-price entrees. The crab appetizer does not contain much crab, which bummed out my girlfriend (tasted pretty good though). Overall, however, I really liked the food and atmosphere and will probably go back. Try the Alpius mezcals-- the San Andreas is fantstic!"
Dined on 12/14/2013
One of the best / most fun meals
to be had in The Mission"
Dined on 12/14/2013
I had made a reservation a few
weeks out for dinner at Lolo. Our server placed us at a table right next to the door, on a day that was extremely cold and with a lot of wind blowing in. We asked if we could be re-seated, and were told that would not be possible as the other tables had been reserved. While that's ordinarily fine, it was very unpleasant for us and I felt that since we had made reservations well in advance the idea that we in particular should have a cold and unpleasant spot while other "reserved" tables didn't wasn't a great excuse. I will not be going here again."
Dined on 12/9/2013
always my favorite. the food is
always amazing and the best of any other place."
Dined on 11/23/2013
Fantastic food, beautiful
presentation, charming decor, and excellent service - - but WOW, IS IT EVER NOISY! Go for the food, but don't expect to understand conversation from the person across the table from you. Honestly, if the volume on Lolo's speakers were cut in half, I'd raise my recommendation to 5 stars."
Dined on 12/4/2013
The Octopus was unlike anything I
have ever had and truly delicious. I would come back for that one. Ceviche was one of the best I had as well. A great casual spot for dinner in the mission."
Dined on 12/2/2013
Fantastic food, great atmosphere.
Best Restaurant visit I have had in a long time."
Dined on 11/20/2013
I cannot get enough of this
wonderful gem! Started a tradition with friends of going there regularly and the food and ambiance hold up every time. It is simply delicious. Everything is flavorful and unique - the decorations add a livelihood to the already lively space."
Dined on 11/19/2013
This was my 6th time dining at
Lolo. Just love the food and the cocktails."
Dined on 11/19/2013
Great food, fun spot, not super
loud. Have been many times and will go back again."
Dined on 11/13/2013
Innovative food menus with great
drinks and desserts to pair with. Never disappointed."
Dined on 2/8/2013
I found the seats to be hard and
uncomfortably small. Also,despite our reservation for dining, we were seated in the bar area and the noise level made it hard to have a normal conversation. The service was mixed: our water glasses were refilled often in the beginning, but as the bar became more crowded we were mostly neglected. I had to wave down a waiter for our check. The food was decent, but our dishes were all fairly similar combinations of guacamole, tortillas, and a type of meat. I would have preferred to be dining at a more spacious and quieter taqueria."
Dined on 11/11/2013
This place is amazing, from the
ambience to the food and the service. The plates are unique, delicious and relatively inexpensive for the quality. The decorations are beautiful and make you feel like you're on vacation. I'm not one for writing reviews, but I have to let everyone know that this place is a gem. I loved every plate equally. The wine was also good and reasonable priced. The servers were professional, friendly and knowledgeable. Lolo is my new favorite restaurant in the Mission!"
Dined on 11/11/2013
I want to start off saying that I
rarely review. But of all my OpenTable meals, I haven't been more amazed than at Lolo! I stumbled on Lolo on OpenTable and was the only place that looked a little different than the usual Valencia/Mission brunch fare. We were hooked! The eclectic decor and service were great. The food—AMAZING! Brought me back to cute finds in Puerto Vallarta and Cabo. The drinks and food were something that could not be matched anywhere else in the Mission or San Francisco. This place puts restaurants like Mamacita's or Tacolicious out of the water!"
Dined on 11/2/2013
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