Innovative food menus with
Innovative food menus with great drinks and desserts to pair with. Never disappointed.
2/7/2013 4:00:00 PM
Another great dinner at LOLO.
Another great dinner at LOLO. We appreciate the great service and delicious food. We'll be back soon!
3/18/2013 5:00:00 PM
Lolo is a unique place - full of warmth and character. Every time that I have been there, I have felt like I am at a fun party. It is just perfectly relaxed but upbeat - reminds me a great summer night with tasty and creative things to drink and eat!
3/19/2013 5:00:00 PM
Lolo has the most interesting
Lolo has the most interesting and delicious food around.. Reasonable prices, great drinks. One of my favorites..
4/4/2013 4:00:00 PM
My friends and I had a wonderful
My friends and I had a wonderful meal at Lolo. We ordered all small plates and wished we would have had room for more. The best Brussel sprouts ever and the Beets with goat cheese and carmelized onions were amazing. Also the Lamb sliders were stood out. Everything was wonderful and I would definitely come back. As the place is small it is advisable to make reservations a couple weeks in advance especially if you want to go on a weekend.
Joyce Crow (Benicia)
4/5/2013 4:00:00 PM
First time - great time
My wife and I had a great time. All dishes were consistently very good. I enjoyed the tuna tacos and gambas bravas. Caesar's salad was also tasty, a little heavy on the dressing. Short rib and pork shoulder were very nice and I would also recommend the crème brule.
4/5/2013 4:00:00 PM
I've taken two sets of out-of-town
I've taken two sets of out-of-town visitors to Lolo and both of them declared it their favorite restaurant experience in SF and asked to go back the next next time they were in town. The food is fantastic- a very creative take on Mexican like nothing I've ever had before. The staff is friendly and warm (and cute! Can I say that?), the wine was great, the environment is big fun, the music made me want to push back my chair and dance. I love Lolo. (Can you tell?)
4/14/2013 4:00:00 PM
Lolo always delivers. A frequent
Lolo always delivers. A frequent visitor, I am consistently impressed with the quality of the food. So glad they have a full liquor license and can offer variety of amazing cocktails. Yum.
4/26/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great Restaurant All Around
Great Restaurant All Around. Very creative food that I have not seen or tasted anywhere else. It is hard to create something new that is consistently good, but that is the case with Lolo. In the very vibrant part of Mission, so with outdoor seating, it is quite a nice experience. Go eat and have fun.
4/28/2013 4:00:00 PM
Unique, hard to describe gem.
Is it Mexican? Not really, sort of Is it Spanish? Not really, sort of... It's impossible to describe, except that it's awesome. One dish after another surprises and delights. There is nothing like Lolo. And to top it off, they have a full bar with unique and tasty cocktails. Lolo is doing it right, whatever it is that they're doing.
4/28/2013 4:00:00 PM
Loved loved loved Lolo. Cute
Loved loved loved Lolo. Cute decor without being cutesy. Perfect place to sit outdoors. Reasonable prices for outstanding small plates to share.
4/29/2013 4:00:00 PM
yummie, as always.
We started going here right after they opened and have never had a bad meal or dish. Now with their popularity, it's more of an occasion place (since reservations are a must).
Lolo never disapoints! I would give 10 stars if I could.
4/30/2013 4:00:00 PM
love it all!
i love everything about this place. have been here and several times -sometimes reordering favorites, sometimes new items or specials- never had a single dish i didn't like it. the more people, the more fun so there is more to taste. reasonable prices for a great time!
5/2/2013 4:00:00 PM
Good to keep in mind.
First of all, this is a Mexican fusion tapas place. The food is good, the presentation is better and the service is excellent. with yhat said their platillos are original and they look great. Food is really tasty, their menu is not that extensive, so it is a easy pick. I would say to skip the menu and go for the special, you can't go wrong. The cocktails are great and somewhat creative and sophisticated. Top tip! This place is great for first dates.
5/8/2013 12:00:00 AM
great find but drinks are pricey
We went to Lolos for a Saturday lunch. It was surprisingly empty inside (most customers were sitting outside) and accommodated our wheelchair-bound mom. The ambience is charming. The food was refreshing (the tropical tacos and tuna tacos were great, and the service was great. The tacos are really appetizers so we split a larger chicken sandwich as well. The special nonalcoholic watermelon mint drinks were great but (unbeknownst to us) cost $5 each and we kept reordering because the water was terrible. The meal cost us about $130 for 4 people, quite an expensive lunch for no alcohol and no dessert.
5/10/2013 4:00:00 PM
Consistently Great Tasty Food
This is my favorite Mission restaurant. Everything tastes great.. Relatively inexpensive. Great drinks .
Just love it!!
5/23/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great night out.
My girlfriend picked Lolo's because of the tapas style dining. The overall tone felt very much Mexican mixed Mediterranean, almost Spanish, but plays on Asian at times as well. Fried shrimp tacos are a must!
5/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
Wild about Lolo
Lolo continues to be a delightful addition to the SF food scene. The food is fresh, fun and excellent and the staff is welcoming and efficient.
6/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
Lolo's is a fabulous restaurant with a great menu and delicious drinks. If you are in the Mission this is a must if you love good food and great atmosphere.
6/21/2013 4:00:00 PM
we love Lolo
Great unusual food. Great drinks. Awesome everything.
6/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great for gluten-free
Their menu is annotated with dots to mark the gluten-free dishes. There were several yummy plates that were gluten-free and a few more that they could modify to be gluten-free. They made family-style celiac dining so easy!
6/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great food and a high health rating
Lolo has something rare for SF: it has great food and it has had a high health rating since 2010.
Where to check San Francisco restaurant health ratings:
Having a high health rating for three years tells you that the people at Lolo really care about their patrons. The brussel sprouts were amazing. My pork sandwich was wonderful. The guacamole is the best I've had in ages; that's what lured me here after I read the menu, and the guacamole alone was worth the visit. I will come here again soon.
7/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great Mission Find
Amazing restaurant with delectable food and a great wait staff. One of the Mission's neighborhood gems. Totally underrated and deserves more recognition!
7/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
Tropical tacos, perfectly fried panko shrimp with pineapple tomato salsa and a jicama "tortilla"
7/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
Not quite as good as I was hoping
Lolo was excellent, but somehow I walked away a little disappointed. In reading reviews and looking at the menu, it seemed like a really unique take on Mexican food. It was, but I felt like the dishes sometimes over-reached and as a result were disappointing. There was absolutely nothing wrong with our meal, but I left feeling underwhelmed. Maybe my expectations were too high based on the glowing reviews, but I would liekly not return
7/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
The menu is both eclectic and delicious! We love this spot when visiting San Francisco.
8/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
Tasty small plates + agave drinks
I always sit at the bar. I like sharing looks of happy satisfaction with my bartop neighbors and watching the bartenders work. The cocktails options are tangy, tart, sweet, spicy. They the flight of agave-based spirits - tequila and mezcal are only the famous family members.
The small plates are reliably tasty (I like meat and seafood) and I've never been disappointed with anything I've ordered.
Service is super friendly and dishes arrive nicely paces.
8/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
Refreshing Mexican foodexperience
Being from Europe I must admit to have ample experience with Mexican food.
It seems just a shame for us! We had a surprising acquaintance! They serve some starters/snacks and then a very varied collection of dishes in a sort of tapas construction. The food was very tasty, fresh and surprising. The service very friendly and the cocktails and collection of tequila s and other strong liquor impressive. Only remarks are on timing, too fast and everything at once. Secondly, therestaurant is divided in two. Although it is nice to see the chefs, the part of the restaurant facing the kitchen is definitely less cozy than the other part.
9/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
Taste of Guadaljara
Love this place and keep coming back it again and again. Haven't got tired of it. Interesting menu of small plates, which keeps it family style, conversational and exploratory. Some of my notables:
Chicken Tinga Tostada
Squash Blossom and Oaxacan Cheese Quesadilla
Wash it down with some delicious Sangria (punched with Cava) - you get a get over a dinner and the next day too :)
9/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
Went on vacation for 2 weeks in California. this was our best food of the trip
9/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
I have been here many times.
I have been here many times. This is my first time writing a review. In general the food is excellent. However, the service is always spotty, usually in the direction of slight attitude to annoyance. They simply cannot deliver drinks in a proper time frame, plain and simple. You will always find yourself waiting to get your drink. The wait staff can often act annoyed when you ask for things and I just don't get it. I am always nice and respectful, but they never return that same respect.
9/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great interesting Mexican fusion.
I've been here several times, and find it a delicious place to eat. You'll want to make a reservation. Be sure to try the Octopus Tiradita, and of course some Margaritas!
9/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
Lolo's is the best!
What an experience! Lolo is becoming my absolute favorite restaurant. The food is so yummy...inventive, fresh and oh, so satisfying! Unlike many "small plates" restaurants, the portions are substantial and the price is extremely fair. The owners/chefs clearly take pride in their work and it shows. What an original!
9/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
Mexican inspired Tapas
The food was great and the service was spot on. This was our first time here but we will definitely return.
10/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
Lots of options
Regular service in the bar
Good service in the dining area
10/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great lunch at Lolo
Wonderful spot, small menu but everything was fresh, delicious and inventive. Bartender makes good cocktails and the price was very reasonable for the experience. Will go back!
10/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
Went there for the first time and it was really great. Quite a few choices for vegetarians too. Service was a bit slow due to the full house but everything was really tasty. Can't wait to go back.
10/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
Leon is so handsome and professiona
Leon is so handsome and professional, he made our experience memorable.
Thank you for the desert for our wedding celanration.
10/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
Best tapas in US
Lolo is a Mission gem ! I went with a date on a Thursday night. The ambiance was hip and casual. We sat at the bar and enjoyed watching the two cute bar men do their magic inventing new cocktail (we got to taste some). The service is excellent and the food is outstanding, best tapas I've had since San Sebastián Spain! I tried every seafood option & loved them all, especially the octopus. This place filled up as soon as they opened their doors at 6PM so you defiantly are going to need a reservation. I wouldn't choose it for a group larger than 6 but it could be kid friendly if you don't bring a stroller.
10/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
A fresh take on Mexican cuisine!
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!
11/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
Amazing Dining at Lolo
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!
11/10/2013 4:00:00 PM
Love this place
Great food, fun spot, not super loud. Have been many times and will go back again.
11/12/2013 4:00:00 PM
Another great meal!
This was my 6th time dining at Lolo. Just love the food and the cocktails.
11/18/2013 4:00:00 PM
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.
11/18/2013 4:00:00 PM
Fantastic food, great atmosphere.
Fantastic food, great atmosphere. Best Restaurant visit I have had in a long time.
11/19/2013 4:00:00 PM
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.
12/1/2013 4:00:00 PM