Lopez Southwest Kitchen
Always reliable!My husband and I were there for my birthday and had a delicious meal. I had been there many times but it was a first for him. It's not your typical Mexican food and it's always flavorful. The only reason I give it four stars is for seating. I wish all restaurants would stop thinking that couples like to sit at small tables in a line with 10 other couples right next to you. This does not make me want to stay at a restaurant any longer than I have to.6/15/2013 12:00:00 AMloveLove, love, love lopez! Fantastic margaritas and dinner specials!6/15/2013 12:00:00 AMBirthday celebrationWe have heard good things about Lopez and finally got there to celebrate my daughter's birthday. Interesting menu.The food was good quality and the presentation was attractive. Portions were generous. Service was excellent. Looking forward to a return visit.6/11/2013 12:00:00 AMLoved the food!I tried to find a new restaurant my girlfriend and I haven't been to before. We like Mexican food and I thought we would give Lopez a shot. We were more than satisfied with our experience. The food was at least one step above the normal Mexican places in our neighborhood. The different guacamole's were excellent and our entrees were delicious.
We will be going back because there is more on the menu we both want to try.6/9/2013 12:00:00 AMFantastic!!!Lopez is truly a gem in Cleveland Heights with great food for all tastes. My husband can't do heat very well so going to a Mexican type restaurant can be a challenge however the menu is very diverse with great flavors not just heat. However if you want heat like my daughter does that have plenty of dishes to satisfy. Will definitely go again and again!6/8/2013 12:00:00 AMMexican at its best!!Not your typical Mexican chain restaurant.. Chef is fabulous creates never before heard of dishes. Menu changes frequently and it is very customer friendly. They let you enjoy your meal and make you feel like you are their only customer.
Have eaten there before and would go back again.6/8/2013 12:00:00 AMTHE best Margaritas and Salsaso glad they worked on the Salsa recipe, it is 100% better and the Margaritas are always consistently outstanding. I could drink them all night. The dinners were great, also very consistent, great value, no complaints. Our server was the most attentive we have ever had at Lopez, really nice older gentleman, always there when he was needed. We love it here and that is why we keep coming back.6/8/2013 12:00:00 AMLobster Guacamole ... The Best!!We have eaten many times at Lopez. We have had the traditional Guacamole... but decided to try the Lobster Guacamole. We had always said the guacamole was good but our favorite was at Rosa Mexicana in DC... Until Saturday, when we had the Lobster Guac... it is fabulous and now our new favorite...
The Lobster Enchiladas are terrific as well.6/1/2013 12:00:00 AMMargarita + Fundido = GreatWe are regulars at Lopez and, more than any other restaurant, I stick with what I love there. That would be the Golden Margarita (the best I've ever had) and the (old school) Queso Fundido. They have changed the Fundido dish in recent years and I think it may not even be on the menu anymore. They told me they would ALWAYS make that Fundido for me and they have fulfilled their promise on that front. A great neighborhood eatery.5/24/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent experience, exceptExcellent experience, except for noise level. A very popular restaurant, jammed with very noisy people!5/18/2013 12:00:00 AMAbsolutely love Lopez!!Never disappoints. From the great margs to thee unbelievably delicious food- our dinner for two at Lopez was perfect. Practically locked the dishes clean it was so good!! A must go to restaurant for any size group or occasion! A personal favorite spot that ill always go back to!5/15/2013 12:00:00 AMGettinmg better all the time.Gettinmg better all the time. Creative menue Example: Smoked salmon hash w/capors, potatoes, onions and generous slice of delicious smoked salmon accoompanied by a delicate creamy sauce!5/14/2013 12:00:00 AMDelicious!Great drinks, great food. The waitress was very helpful, when she thought something may be a little too spicy, she brought me some to taste.
Delicious food as well as atmosphere. We'll definately return.5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMwonderful food and service.wonderful food and service. quite loud though. but i am so glad they made new additions/changes to the menu5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMHas become a regular for usLopez has become a regular stop for us. Food is excellent, service is excellent. The drinks are great.
Can't say enough about this place. A true neighborhood gem.5/6/2013 12:00:00 AMDay before Cinco de MayoDecided to enjoy pre-Cinco de Mayo at Lopez and had some great margarita flavors along with chicken enchalada mole and a wonderful stuffed trout special.
Great as always!5/4/2013 12:00:00 AMFifth visit to LopezThis was at least our fifth time to Lopez, and for the first time we were somewhat disappointed. It was a busy night for a Thursday, which is great to see people out on a weeknight. The service, as always, was great - they always have very personable servers who are very attentive without being too attentive. However, our food came out a bit overdone - my burrito tortilla shell was singed and somewhat burned and my wife's chicken was a little dry. We will put it down to an unexpected busy night, as the food has always been great. We do plan to return. It remains one of our favorite stops.5/2/2013 12:00:00 AMLived it. Food, service, atmosphereLived it. Food, service, atmosphere - all fabulous. Highly recommend and will for sure be back.4/21/2013 12:00:00 AMLopez does a great job withLopez does a great job with their Southwestern influenced menu. They also have an interesting take on burritos. I loved the red mole chicken enchiladas. The mole was a great balance of heat and flavor.3/30/2013 12:00:00 AMWe had a very good dinnerWe had a very good dinner at Lopez. Unlike 99.9% of the local restaurants, Lopez delivers on "heat" when it bills a dish as "hot". Very tasty!3/16/2013 12:00:00 AMFantastic!We had yet another fantastic meal - we are vegetarian and Lopez always has a large selection of tasty options! Our server was by far one of the kindest we have ever had. I had the "hippie" - vegetarian burrito - it was huge so i took half home - and super delicious!3/15/2013 12:00:00 AMThis was a second time toThis was a second time to Lopez. We really enjoy the food. This is not typical Mexican or Southwest, but very eclectic. Burritos are unusual and very delicious. They also have monthly specials if you don't want that SW flair, with great steaks and seafood.
Highly recommended!2/24/2013 12:00:00 AM