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About Cocina Lolo
Cocina Lolo is a Mexcian restaurant located in Downtown Wilmington from Chef Bryan Sikora. The menu features small plates, tacos, quesadillas, tamales, paella and much more.
Wilmington, DE 19801
Hours of Operation:
Monday-Friday 11:00am to 2:00pm
Tuesday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm
Happy Hour 5-7 Tues-Friday at the bar
Between E. 4th & E. 5th Streets
$30 and under
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
There is a parking garage with access directly to Cocina Lolo through the Renaissance Building. There is also ample street parking available on Market Street or 5th Street.
Private Party Facilities:
Cocina Lolo is available for private events.
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Wine
Cocina Lolo Ratings and Reviews
We were so excited when the restaurant reopened as this is one of our favorites. We went the week they opened and were surprised at the much smaller menu, but the food was good. We went back tonight and the place was almost empty. The wonderful bartender, Lorraine, was the only employee working front of the house and she did a superhuman job! We never felt rushed, she was professional and charming, and made accommodations for the food as we needed. She is a gem!!
I do miss the old menu. We can get fajitas anywhere. Where is the molcajete?? That was our absolute favorite and go-to dinner, and one we craved regularly. We enjoyed the paella, another dish no one else does. Please reconsider expanding the menu to bring back some dishes that made Cucina Lolo stand out from the other run of the mill restaurants. Also, please have vegetarian and vegan options available. I know the kitchen can make accommodations, but it also helps to have real starters and dishes available off the menu.
But do NOT let Lorraine go! Her sangria is fabulous (and I make my own, so I know whereof I speak!). Her Some Like It Hot margarita is just inspired!
The entrees we selected were delicious. Well-prepared and well-presented. The wine we selected was an excellent choice. Recommend saving room for the chocolate pudding for dessert. The staff is friendly, courteous and accommodating. Miranda provided excellent service. She met each of our requests. I recommend reserving a booth or table as the seating area is small. Cocino Lolo is the Wilmington area's best Mexican restaurant.
When the restaurant closed for the summer, I suspected it was due to slow business. I was fond of it once and kept trying back, hoping that it would get its spark back. No one seemed to care about the place when I was there last spring. Then I read what was said to the press, which was that the restaurant would renovate and revamp its menu when it opened in the fall. I went there optimistic. Absolutely nothing has changed in the look, and the food is the same, only less inspired. And it’s super stingy with the queso fresco! I will not be giving this place another chance. I understand that the Sikoras are putting their energy into their Kennett restaurant, which is very lively. I am not sure why they bothered to re-open. The neglect is apparent.
Good food, lovely ambience. We had guacamole for starters- pretty good. Then mushrooms quesadillas and chicken fajitas. The waitress was attentive but we waited awhile for our entrees. Luckily we had allowed sufficient time for our event nearby at the Queen and ended up having about time. Overall, pretty good place!
This is their first week open after closing for the summer. It wasn’t as amazing as we remembered. Food was warm, not hot, and chips were VERY salty (though our server told us she asked the kitchen to back off of the salt!). Our server was great. Margaritas were awesome. And the chocolate pudding was as perfect as ever! Cucina Lolo has been one of our favorites and we expect it will continue to be. Oh, and the crab guacamole was delicious!
Seems like the restaurant is going through some growing pains. My favorite item on the menu- Grilled Shrimp- is gone. The portion size for the burrito bowl is way smaller. And the tortilla soup is no bueno. Really hoping they will turn around soon and have some type of Opening Celebration! First night back was disappointing with the lack of the famous $2 taco. :-(
We've eaten here 4-5 times and never been disappointed. It's not the grooviest location - the block is otherwise empty and you have to park around the corner - but it doesn't matter once you're inside. Great service, creative menu and the margaritas are made from scratch - no mixes, and no rail tequila. The only item that hasn't knocked my socks off was the mole. Not terrible or anything - I just have a different flavor (more chocolate-y and spicy) in mind. You'll need reservations on weekends. Check it out!
First things first -- the guacamole was exceptional, and nearly worth the trip by itself! The wait staff were very helpful and friendly, the restaurant was clean and comfortable, and the food was wonderful. The margaritas were fabulous, too. It's an hour from our house, but we will definitely be returning!
My experience here was just okay. My fiance ordered tuna ceviche, which he enjoyed, and we shared an exotic mushroom fundido appetizer which was also good, though very salty. For my entree, I ordered the roasted vegetable enchilada, which I was very disappointed with, as it was really nothing but red and green bell peppers in an enchilada. I was expecting more variety. Maybe a little bit of onion, at the very least. My blood orange margarita was excellent, however.
Overall, I thought I paid too much for what I got. If I were to ever go again, I'd stick with the small plates and ignore the entrees.
Horrible host. Rudest we've ever experienced. Will never go back. Wouldn't seat us in a booth which we requested yet all booths remained empty the entire time we were there. Drinks arrived 25 minutes after ordering. Waitress was lovely but had to keep apologizing for slow bar service. Food was good but hard to enjoy due to overall bad experience. We love La Fia and Merchant but this place is a disaster. Oh! And we made a reservation via Open table for 7:30 and arrived at 7:20 yet received a rude voicemail from same host at 7:50 that we never showed up for our reservation and "do you know how busy we are?! We have 200 reservations tonight -it's cinco de mayo!" No wonder so many tables and seats at bar were vacant.
And to add insult to injury, open table contacted me today (day after res) and said we didn't show up! Nice work, Lolo. 👏🏼
We had a early dinner before attending a concert so the dining room wasn't full and was pretty quiet. We shared a chopped Mexican salad which was very good and large enough for 2. We both had enchiladas (1 roasted veg, 1 chicken) which were excellent. We asked for wine recommendations to go with our entrees and were both pleased with what the bartender suggested. Desserts were also very good. We've been there before and we'll be back.
Lolo probably had the best and largest selection of all the restaurants taking part in City Restaurant week. I always get the same thing when I come here, but decided to try something different for the value. I had the tuna dice as an appetizer -- it was FANTASTIC. The flavor was spot on and I was sad when it was over. I do hope the portion is larger on the regular menu because it was quite small. I had the fried flounder tacos for my entrée. They were cooked perfectly -crunchy on the outside, soft inside, with an amazing sauce on top that complimented the fish perfectly. Again, it was very small. But definitely enjoyed everything! Service was a bit lacking, but they were understaffed and the restaurant was full so it's understandable.
The food and drinks are always great. Usually, the service is, too, but our server the night we visited was not terribly attentive. I wish she'd come around slightly more quickly to take our order after taking the drink order and then handle our check. Also, unless it's the only clean plate left in the kitchen, it would be nice not to have one with a big chip in it.
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