Red LuLu Cocina & Tequila Bar
Red LuLu Cocina & Tequila Bar
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Red LuLu Cocina & Tequila Bar

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.redlulumexican.com/
  • Phone: 2039391600
  • Hours of Operation:
    Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 1:00am, Friday - Saturday: 5;00pm - 2:00am
  • Payment Options:
  • Cuisine: Mexican
  • Executive Chef: Juan Reyes
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Dancing, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Wine
  • Catering: For all information regarding special events - please contact our events coordinator Catalina Ramirez by email. Catalina@cb5restaurantgroup.com
  • Entertainment: DJ's every Friday & Saturday night.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Water Street
  • Parking: No
  • Parking Details: Street Parking and Street Lot available.
A word from Red LuLu Cocina & Tequila Bar
Traditional ingredients with a modern preparation of authentic Mexican cuisine. Come try our 'Lolita Margarita' - winner of Best Margarita in the gold coast - 2011. We offer over 170 different tequilas, as well as an extensive cocktail list sure to satisfy even the most discerning patron.
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Red LuLu Cocina & Tequila Bar reviews from OpenTable diners
  • The service and atmosphere
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 3/12/2013
    The service and atmosphere were great but the food less so. The ahi tuna appetizer was too well done and the shrimp in the tacos were the smallest I've seen in a long time. I really wanted to like this restaurant but the food was disappointing.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Going under
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012VIP
    Dined on 1/31/2013
    I brought 3 clients for dinner on a Thursday. I was told that it can be busy to I should make a reservation. For 6pm dinner, the place was empty. We went to the bar for a drink, and they were out of: tequila, vodka, whiskey, and several wines. They explained there were issues with the delivery (where I think they just did not pay their bill). Secondly, they were also out of fish tacos, which was disappointing. The server was nice, but how can you be a tequila bar with no tequila?
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Took concept of Mexican food
    UVADADVIP
    Dined on 1/26/2013
    Took concept of Mexican food to a higher level with non traditional enhancements. Very interesting red velvet decor. Fun atmosphere
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Urban Gem
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 1/18/2013
    Web you walk in the door you are taken to a trendy destination. Everything from the velvet wall paper to the cotton candy dessert has been thought of and planned. The margaritas are freshly squeezed and there is a unique selection of both tequilas of all ranges and a margarita for every palate. The menu is new age Mexican. Some classic favorites with a twist. A fun spot to be with groups or take a date! Their service is outstanding.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, good for groups, late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great food and service
    pponzoVIP
    Dined on 1/18/2013
    Great food and service, a little dark, but lots of fun.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion, hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Food was fine. Fajitas are
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 1/16/2013
    Food was fine. Fajitas are definitely the way to go. Margaritas were good. We were the only customers that night due to the snowstorm that morning. The servers were nice however, we would have appreciated more attention and more drink refills.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The service was great, the
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 1/12/2013
    The service was great, the margaritas were a little disappointing, we thought there would be a bigger drink menu. The steak was delicious, but the shrimp was too salty, our server was great
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, good for groups, romantic, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • My boyfriend and I love Red
    JRizz87
    Dined on 12/31/2012
    My boyfriend and I love Red Lulu! The decor is very cool. The two times we've been there they were projecting Casablanca & then Nightmare Before Christmas on the walls! the food is great, too. Their margaritas are amazing. But if you're not into food with some heat, this may not be the place for you!
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, good for groups, romantic, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good for Drinks - Not Food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009VIP
    Dined on 12/16/2012
    Food isn't the reason to go here unless its after much drinking. I used to have a higher opinion of the location but after our most recent meal I can firmly say this is over priced Mexican with lots of smoke and mirrors. A great drink spot is what it boils down to.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great for hanging out NOT dinner
    WeLoveBrunch
    Dined on 12/8/2012
    Great for a night out for cocktails and just hanging out .... Food lousy and waaaay over priced. The seafood guac was good but $16?? C'mon now.. Order individual drinks because pitchers are weak for the steep $45
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, good for groups, late-night find, romantic
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • I had a reservation and was
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 12/1/2012
    I had a reservation and was sat 15 minutes late. I was given a very small table near the stairs, which did not fit my party of 3 comfortably. The ambience was so so. The music level was fine until roughly 10 pm when the dj cranked the volume up, I couldn't hear my companions over the noise. I don't think I'd visit this location again. I'll stick to Lolita.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • yuck-o
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 11/17/2012
    bad choice for dinner. Food was terrible and margarita pitchers were not worth the heafty price tag as pitchers were overflowing with ice which lead to watered down and unpotent drinks!! Service was awful, never received requests for water, additional place settings, and nobody spoke english!!!
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The decor creates a feel of
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 11/17/2012
    The decor creates a feel of fantasy. It's a very fun place to go on a date. The margaritas are delicious and per a recommendation made on yelp, we tried the diablo margarita and were not disappointed! The food was very good and the complimentary cotton candy is a nice touch! Overall a great experience with very friendly staff.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A classic for good drinks,
    AmelieH
    Dined on 11/16/2012
    A classic for good drinks, mex food and cool setting/people.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Dissapointed
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 11/10/2012
    We were celebrating my birthday. Our first round of margaritas in the bar were awesome but our second round not so much! At dinner, they forgot our appetizer so it arrived at same time as dinner. The staff apologized and mentioned a problem in the kitchen. We all ordered the fish tacos. They were pathetic. There was a piece of fish that was almost microscopic . The manager came by our table as they arrived and also was surprised on the contents, however did not offer a replacement. We had waited so long for food that we ate what we could as we were starving. We expressed our dissatisfaction once again to the waitress We were quite amazed that we were still charged full price for all the entrees. I had a better taco at taco bell
    Special Features:
    late-night find, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Decent Mexican food and great
    BigBlueReviewVIP
    Dined on 10/12/2012
    Decent Mexican food and great mararitas. But come for the atmosphere (a combination of hip, romantic, stylish, and Disneyworld Haunted House) and the tequila (something like 100 on their list). Our check was accompanied by complimentary cotton candy and temporary tatoos... an experience as much as a meal.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, good for groups, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • empty restaurant, seated next to .
    pete
    Dined on 9/15/2012
    saturday night, decided on to go out early, have 6:45 pm reservations, the place is empty, we were walked through the restaurant, to the back, and seated next to the only other table with people in the restaurant, it became clear after we ordered that we were seated next to a table with a screaming child. Service was not too attentive did not get a chance to comment until we had be served drinks and appetitizers. I do not understand why they would seat someone next to a child with the entire restaurant empty. I guess it is an attitude that really diminished the experience. Will likley return, but a disappointing experience.
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  • Overpriced and disappointing
    FendVIP
    Dined on 9/15/2012
    The food was good but not outstanding (interesting takes on standard Mexican fare), the service good but not great, but we really liked the space and atmosphere. It gets a 2/5 vs a 3/5 because of the prices, particularly for the tequila (and we love good tequila, and good tequila bars), were just too high for what they deliver. Per shot prices for Anejos were anywhere from 10-50% higher than they would be at any other restaurants with comparable tequila lists. The margaritas (tried the regular and diablo) were also a little flavorless. Reading this, you'd think we hated it. We didn't. We just think it could have been much better, and should have been given the premium they're charging.
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  • It was either an off night
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 9/7/2012
    It was either an off night or things have gone down hill... Place was empty. Gone is the shaved ice with tequila, gone are the special salsas with the chips, gucamolie with crab & lobster just isn't as good, and gone are the red lulu tatos. No menu specials... Took 15 minutes for silverware to eat our entrees. Just not the same place it once was....
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • we had been to the restaurant
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 9/1/2012
    we had been to the restaurant years ago, when it was a new hot spot in town. Had an GREAT experience and wonderful service. We did wait a while for out table , but didn't care since the bar scene was so much fun this experience was much different. We were seated promptly, but that was the best thing the food was ok? our service was fair at best. i don't think we are returning anytime soon
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  • Disappointed
    tymelyronVIP
    Dined on 8/25/2012
    Had an early pre-movie dinner (5:45 p.m.) Saturday night, while service was prompt and friendly, we were not impressed with the fairly limited menu and the food itself; very dark, ordinary tasting items (mainly tortillas and quesadillas); large cocktail/beer menu, though one of the draft beers we ordered had an "off" smell and was promptly replaced; seems like more of a place to go for drinks, could imagine it would get very loud later in the night.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A vibrant scene that is enhanced
    TheEagerEpicureanVIP
    Dined on 8/15/2012
    A vibrant scene that is enhanced by great service and good food. The intimate setting and seductive decor make it perfect for a date. The variety of offerings and the excellent tequila bar make this the perfect, hip spot for the twenty-somethings.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The restaurant was too dark
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 8/11/2012
    The restaurant was too dark and almost creepy in decor. Not good for families. Menu was a bit limited and we were disappointed that menu only had one type of seviche (shrimp)...we had read about the wonderful assortment of serviche in a review (NYT perhaps?).
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  • It was very Very dark. They
    SONOdiner
    Dined on 8/10/2012
    It was very Very dark. They sat us at a table and we couldn't see each other. We moved to the bar to eat and the rest of the nigh was fine
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Way too loud for a Thursday
    BMBPVIP
    Dined on 8/9/2012
    Way too loud for a Thursday night dinner before 7pm! Waitress was definitely trying to get us to spend more money and was constantly asking us about add ons which was really annoying
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • It was such a fun venue for
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 7/28/2012
    It was such a fun venue for all my college girl friends and me to catch up over dinner. I thought we were going more for the entertainment factor, but the food was spectacular!
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Disappointed in SoNo.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 7/14/2012
    The fish tacos were a little fishy tasting and the steak was flavorful but tough. Service was good as was the margarita that was prepared per my instructions. The sister restaurant, Lolita in Port Chester is much better.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great atmosphere, food, and
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 7/7/2012
    Great atmosphere, food, and service. Only order drinks with taquilla in them. All the other drinks on their menu are sub-par. But what do you expect when irdering a non-tequilla drink from a tequilla bar. Overall great place. A little pricey... makes hood for a special occasion.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Loved the inside of the restaurant,
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 6/12/2012
    Loved the inside of the restaurant, music, and decor were awesome. Service was a little slow, but not bad.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, good for groups, romantic, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Start with Sangria
    kewdigital
    Dined on 5/23/2012
    Great Mexican...Start with a pitcher of their Red Sangria. Fabulous Guac, chips, and dips. I had a pork dish that was delicious, the others had taco's, quasidilla (spell check)and lemon chicken. Everyone loved their dishes.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, good for groups, hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic