Food and service were excellent.
Food and service were excellent. The corn bread is fantastic.
3/22/2013 5:00:00 PM
Had a great meal...Thank you. I have never had a manager come to me to apologize for a meal that took a little too long before I complained. Kudos to Lolita and it's manager and staff! It was a wonderful time! I will be back!
By the way, the ceviche and tortilla soup was excellent!
3/22/2013 5:00:00 PM
An energetic, loud bar with
An energetic, loud bar with good food - a great bar for the young folks
3/29/2013 5:00:00 PM
Super swank choice for dinner
Super swank choice for dinner and drinks. I can't rave about it enough. Everything was so good, it was on another level. The chips were good, the guac sampler was spectacular, the salsas were interesting, the mains were deadly delicious, and the cotton candy at the end was the cherry on top. The girlfriend loved it!
3/29/2013 5:00:00 PM
Delicious food with a fun ending
Lolita was both a delicious and fun meal! The guacamole was fresh and I had the best margarita I've ever had (get the Bonita) For dinner I had the shrimp ajillo which came with HUGE sized shrimp and deliciously seasoned spinach. The best part though was at the end when our waitress brought out candy appled flavor cotton candy sprinkled with pop rocks. After such appetizing dishes and drinks, it was a great, fun way to end the meal. Definitely will be going back and bringing friends!
4/1/2013 4:00:00 PM
Young, energetic crowd with
Young, energetic crowd with awesome food. Highly recommend it. The food was awesome and the drinks were really interesting.
4/5/2013 4:00:00 PM
The starting presentation
The starting presentation of the shaved ice and tequila was really a neat start to the evening.We really enjoyed ourselves. Nice touch with the cotton candy and pop rocks!
4/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
awesome service, amazing drinks!
Our server was extremely knowledgeable with food and drinks. Amazing cocktails, wonderful food!
4/9/2013 4:00:00 PM
what a fun restaurant from
what a fun restaurant from the shaved ice in dry ice, the cotten candy and tattos at the end of the meal to the delicious lobster enchiladas and seared tuna dinner! I almost forgot , the margaritas are very good. We will come again!
4/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
Absolutely loved this place
Absolutely loved this place - great food and drinks. Really cool atmosphere.
4/24/2013 4:00:00 PM
Love the location in Salem.
Love the location in Salem. Brought a friend who is moving away from Boston for dinner. Perfect place to sit and chat. Lively but not too loud. I imagine it would be a great place to go with a group. I love the mahi mahi tacos and their chips and salsas are amazing. Only thing is that the service can be a little slow. We asked for more chips for our guacamole and it took about fifteen minutes (!) for the chips to come from the kitchen with no apology. They also say service can be slow because they are making fresh drinks/muddling takes time, etc. But after the chips, we were not really sure if it's the drinks or just the service. In all, it's great food and a good experience.
5/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
Kind of a dark theme and the lighting is dark and has red hues. Good food, but inconsistent across our table as two people ordered the same thing and the quality differed tremendously. Nice touch with the shaved ice at the beginning and cotton candy at the end that gives some unique and memorable way to dine. I would go back, but would be more prepared to hit the town instead of just dinner.
5/1/2013 4:00:00 PM
Eclectic and unique.
Eclectic and unique. Enjoyed our dinner. Lots of surprises. Pretty loud.
5/2/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great food and extras
It was such a pleasant dining experience. The unexpected touches, like the frozen grapefruit on dry ice, the cotton candy
for dessert and the water bottles. Great atmosphere, great service and authentic Mexican food, not like other generic
restaurants. I would go back any time I get to celebrate something special.
5/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
Go for the Experience/Service
Although the food @ Lolita Cocina & Tequila Bar was very good, we felt it had a split personality. Tequila was a featured item, and it may be a fun bar scene later at night. But it was definitely family time when we dined in the early evening, and the dining experience was clearly aimed at the whole family. Our waitress started the meal with a complimentary grapefruit granata, with a splash of complimentary tequila (for adult only tables), smoking from a dry ice holder. And our meal ended with a huge complimentary cotton candy! Fun - and the kids near us were super excited. It's not an extensive menu, but the restaurant does everything relatively well. The drinks were delicious too, especially the Sangria.
5/18/2013 4:00:00 PM
It's a great place... Food
It's a great place... Food and drinks are great... But too loud for me...
5/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
Overall great time
Food was absolutely fantastic . Decor was awesome. Only few minor issues.
-The back of my chair was broken , had to ask to replace it.
-My wife was issued their new menu where I was given an old outdated one.
-Due to the place being very busy it was hard to get a refill on drinks.
-Very cramped and loud
5/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
I love this place. Maybe it's
I love this place. Maybe it's the cemetary-bordello vibe, maybe it's the spicy cucumber margarita---I don't know. But I just love it. The food is consistently delicious for sure, but those other bits enhance the experience for me every time. I am basing this on having gone there 4-5 times.
5/31/2013 4:00:00 PM
Trendy especially for the area
Trendy popular spot. Food is very good, if not excellent at times. Guac is good, but not much for the price. The spicy brus sprouts are a must. Balance of different offerings, plenty to choose from. Cool atmosphere, almost speakeasy feel. Its a place that I will return to many times as its reliable and fun.
6/3/2013 4:00:00 PM
Loved this place so much! Everything from the atmosphere to the food, the wait staff and etc were all so unique!!! Will definitely be coming back over and over again.
6/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
Food was outstanding, service was terrific! Very unique atmosphere, think gothic. Could use this place for an episode of True Blood.
6/6/2013 4:00:00 PM
Fun and affordable in the Back Bay
Great atmosphere, great food, and great service... Not only do they give you a great granita to start off the night, but they top it off with GREEN APPLE COTTON CANDY! Plenty of chips and three different salsas on the house. The ambiance is cool yet it is not going to break the bank to dine here.
6/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
A Great Dining Experience
I've been here a handful of times with friends, family, and for the occasional date. The ambiance is unlike any other Boston restaurant I've been to and is the first thing you notice when you walk in the door. The grapefruit and mint granita with complimentary tequila is a cool and fun way to start the meal.
The blackberry sangria is my favorite cocktail in the city. It's not overly sweet or boozy. Order pitchers for the table!
I've never ordered an actual entree, I prefer to order one of their delicious guacamoles and an order of tacos. The crispy shredded pork tacos are amazing.
All of these factors add up to not just a meal, but an experience, and one I'd recommend to anyone looking for a place to dine with friends or on a date!
6/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
I have never had a bad experience
I have never had a bad experience at Lolita's - This was my 3rd time going and every time I go back I like it even more. Great food, fantastic margarita's, wonderful service.
6/13/2013 4:00:00 PM
Went here for a bachelorette
Went here for a bachelorette party and had a great time. Our server was extremely friendly and helpful as were other patrons in the restaurant. We tried all three types of sangria and all were delicious. The especial guacamole was also very good. The decor is fun and it's a perfect spot for a night out with a big group of people.
6/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great each time
I've taken my out-of-town guests here multiple times and each time, the food has been delicious and the service impeccable. Love their complimentary salsa and chips and their fabulous cocktails! You can tell the bartenders there really know what they're doing. Kudos, Lolita!
6/17/2013 4:00:00 PM
Amazing drinks and food --
Amazing drinks and food -- makes customers feel special and super excited when the complementary tequila granita and cotton candy come out!
6/20/2013 4:00:00 PM
We had a lot of fun at Lolita.
We had a lot of fun at Lolita. The food was surprisingly good, and the drinks were great! The smoking sorbet and the cotton candy wowed our group. The crowd was young and fun. Looking forward to returning.
7/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
From the complimentary tequila & fruit ice to the pop rock sprinkled cotton candy at the end, this is no ordinary Mexican restaurant. Deep EDM bass (a bit loud at times) pumps from the sound system while delicacies like lobster enchiladas and a spicy corn bisque are delivered. The latter reminded me of long ago comfort foods like movie popcorn made at the counter, melded with creamy spice in a way that still has me thinking about it.
The drinks are great (though not that boozy frankly). We had a pitcher of margaritas featuring elderflower as the secret ingredient, and tried a peach infused sangria. Can't wait to come back and tell my friends about it.
7/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
food was excellant. atmosphere
food was excellant. atmosphere fun and decor unique.
cant say enough about the tequila
7/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great place and awesome food/drinks. My new favorite mexican spot.
7/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
Carol our server was outstanding and attentive all evening. The hostesses were friendly and quite accommodating. We had a 7:15pm reservation and had arrived early to find they could seat us early much to our delight. the food was fresh and quite delicious. Thank you Lolita for making my wife's first experience with you a memorable one! We will be back!
8/9/2013 12:00:00 AM
A must go if you're in BackBay
Went here with my wife Saturday night before the JayZ concert @ Fenway, we wanted something lite to eat and great to drink before the concert. As you walk in you're greeted with smiles and immideatly feel welcome.
The basement feel and exposed brick walls backlit red create an ambiance like an old school pub with a new school feel. I had a few different tequilas and some tecate, the wife through back a few specialty margs. We enjoyed some guacamole and an amazing steak quesadilla, we could of stayed all night. I would suggest this place to everyone.
8/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
Mexican done right
We went here because few of our friends have been recommending the place. The food was great. You should definitely try their guacamole. Great place to relax and enjoy. Although the place doesn't allow for a lot of modifications because it is premade but it was still pretty good. Amazing choice of salsa. To top if off you are offered a giant cotton candy with pop rocks complimentary.
8/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
What a great place. Food was great, menu broad and great blend of local seafood in menu items. A true hidden hot spot. I will go back when I visit Boston again.
8/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great Mexican Spot!
Loved this restaurant! Great food, vibe, and ambiance. Steak quesadillas were fantastic as was the guacamole al fresco! My family are vegetarians and they found great dishes as well with the mushroom empanadas and veggie tacos. Highly recommend this spot for the great food and cool vibe.
8/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
This place has a terrific
This place has a terrific tequilla selection and a different wrinkle on Mexican/southwestern food. We especially enjoyed the tres ceviches and the dipping sauces for tortilla chips. The whimsical green-apple-flavored cotton candy, provided gratis with the check, was still warm and delightful.
9/8/2013 12:00:00 AM
decent mexican food, better ambianc
food was above average. portions were well sized. the potato hash was a little too salty. Definitely go for drinks and apps (the guac was great).
9/8/2013 12:00:00 AM
Loved the complements
The place is great. The food delicious and the complements make you feel a special guest. Would definitely go back
9/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
My favorite restaurant in Boston
A unique scene with awesome food. A breath of fresh air in the neighborhood, as most restaurants are mediocre in the area.
9/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
Awesome Must Do!!
Loved this restaurant!!! It is always impossible to get a reservation through OpenTable for weekend nights - so when I needed to find a restaurant around 5 PM before a Sox game I immediately thought FINALLY I can get a table at Lolita Cocina. Super dark, super red, super romantic and the little extras you get when you dine make this an outstanding experience! You begin with a frozen pallet cleanser, are poured some cold water from a special glass decanter that stays on your table, offered amazing cocktails (I recommend the strawberry basil mojito) and then given yummy food on top of it!
9/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
This is a really fun restaurant!
This is a really fun restaurant! The atmosphere and the extras like the cotton candy really add an entertaining twist to dining. Food is also very good!
9/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great atmosphere, service, food, and drinks. Loved it!
10/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
Excellent food and service
Three of us went for dinner and we loved everything we had - from the palate cleansing grape fruit ice on dry ice, chips and salsa, hot guacamole, crispy sweet potato fries, to our main meals of crispy pork, garlic lime chicken, mushroom empanada, and the culminating cotton candy at the end. The service was attentive and the decor and ambience were great. This was not your ordinary Mexican food of tacos and burritos. This was an experience of great tasting Mexican food you had never had anywhere else before.
10/8/2013 12:00:00 AM
Coolest place I've eaten at
Coolest place I've eaten at in Boston! Fun atmosphere, great food and attractive hostesses !
10/24/2013 5:00:00 PM
Delicious Food with a Twist
Lolita Cocina clearly made an effort to make our dinner special. We were surprised by nice little twists throughout the evening, including the complementary and unique starter and dessert. Our meals were high quality and delicious, and the service was very good. The décor in the restaurant was unique as well, and it looked like a fun bar scene, even though we were just there for dinner. I would definitely recommend this to others.
10/26/2013 5:00:00 PM
went with a group of friends
went with a group of friends for dinner - service was fine as was the food. But we could barely hear each other, as it is very noisy and crowded place, even on a weeknight.
11/5/2013 4:00:00 PM
This was a great experience on our trip to Boston. I didn't know what to expect as it had a very little footprint from the street view. The atmosphere was incredible. The put so much into the food presentation and all sorts of little extras to enhance your experience. Our waiter was the best waiter that we have had all year, maybe ever (wish I could remember his name so he could read this...). Three salsas selection were complimentary, bacon guac was incredible, and the tortilla soup was phenomenal (caution -> spicy). Wish I could go again, but I don't live in Boston!
11/9/2013 4:00:00 PM
Fun Chicano food with flair
Lolita had a lot of fun dishes on the menu and everything we tried was delicious - shrimp with queso and spinach quesadilla especially impressed. The palate-cleanser (grapefruit? Sorbet) with tequila was a nice touch and of course we loved finishing with some tasty cotton candy! Good wine menu and drinks - fun for a night out! Looks like a date place - cool decor but a little dark. Highly recommend!
11/12/2013 4:00:00 PM
Pushy hostesses, good food
We arrived on time for our reservation and waited for 15 minutes, after which the hostesses suggested we hang out at the bar and they would text us. They texted 5 minutes later and we flagged the bartender down to close our tab. A minute or two later the hostesses called us, demanding we get back to the hostess stand--and they repeated this multiple times after we stated (multiple times) we were just paying the bill and would be back as soon as we signed it.
That being said, our wait staff was prompt and responsive. I loved the tequila granita to start the meal and the tacos were excellent. The fish tacos were spicy and the pork ones were well-seasoned and definitely the best thing we have. The guac and sangria were delicious too.
11/14/2013 4:00:00 PM