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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.

405 N. Kings Street
Wilmington, DE 19801
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Mexican

Hours of Operation:
Lunch:
Monday-Friday 11:00am to 2:00pm
Dinner:
Tuesday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm
Happy Hour 5-7 Tues-Friday at the bar

Cross Street:
Between E. 4th & E. 5th Streets

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(302) 384-6186

Website:
http://www.cocinalolo.com/

Parking Details:
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.

Executive Chef:
Bryan Sikora

Private Party Facilities:
Cocina Lolo is available for private events.

Additional:
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Wine

Cocina Lolo Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

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food

4.3

service

3.9

ambience

4.0

value

3.8

Noise

Moderate

100% would recommend it to a friend

Casual (8)
Good for a Date (5)
Handcrafted Cocktails (4)
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Pre/post Theatre (4)
Bar Seating (3)
Great for Lunch (3)
Neighborhood Gem (3)
Good for Anniversaries (2)
Cozy (2)
Good for Groups (2)
Quick Bite (2)
Quiet Conversation (2)
Tapas (2)
Worth the Drive (2)
Local Ingredients (1)
Good for Birthdays (1)
Fit for Foodies (1)
Fun (1)
Happy Hour (1)
Healthy (1)
Creative Cuisine (1)
Notable Wine List (1)
Romantic (1)
Special Occasion (1)
Good Vegetarian Options (1)
Vibrant Bar Scene (1)
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined 4 days ago

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!

Tags: Good for Groups, Casual
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·Dined 5 days ago

Great margaritas and crab guacamole. Several Vegetarian friendly options.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Fit for Foodies, Pre/post Theatre, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined 5 days ago

Mexican cuisine, rather unique and very tasty . Good value for the price. I service excellent.

Tags: Quick Bite, Local Ingredients, Casual, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 2, 2017

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.

Tags: Romantic, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Notable Wine List, Bar Seating, Cozy, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Casual, Handcrafted Cocktails, Fun, Quiet Conversation
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 16, 2017

Crab guac is amazing! Mahi tacos also delish and served as a generous portion. Great spot for dinner before a show at the Queen.

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·Dined on November 15, 2017

Food and ambiance was great, unfortunately was not impressed with our waitress. She had 2 tables and was minimally attentive and unpleasant.

Tags: Happy Hour
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·Dined on November 5, 2017

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.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 3, 2017

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!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Good for Groups
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 27, 2017

Great spot, great food, great drinks. Service excellent as was food.

Tags: Casual, Quick Bite, Worth the Drive, Bar Seating, Neighborhood Gem, Tapas, Great for Lunch, Handcrafted Cocktails, Vibrant Bar Scene, Healthy
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·Dined on October 19, 2017

Glad that Cocina Lolo has reopened! You were missed.

Tags: Good for a Date, Great for Lunch, Casual
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 13, 2017

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!

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 13, 2017

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. :-(

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vip
 (New England)·Dined on June 1, 2017

Been a dozen times. Our favorite spot in Wilmington. Everything is wonderful but favorites include the raw tuna "dice" (poke), pork shoulder tacos, and the churros.

Tags: Authentic, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on May 31, 2017

Food was good but small portions

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on May 30, 2017

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!

Tags: Bar Seating, Good for Groups, Business Meals, Great for Lunch, Fun, Healthy, Authentic, Spicy, Fit for Foodies, Handcrafted Cocktails, Creative Cuisine
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on May 20, 2017

Food was great, but when we walked in no one greeted us and we just stood there for 5 minutes. Once we were seated it took about 10 minutes to just get our drink order. Overall experience was OK, I'm not sure that I would go out of my way to return.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on May 20, 2017

Food was good, drinks were great!! Service was good though when it gets busy the wait is a bit longer .

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on May 18, 2017

The food here is delicious. This was our 2nd time. Both before a concert at the Queen. Perfect combo

Tags: Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies
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 (Atlantic City)·Dined on May 13, 2017

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!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on May 13, 2017

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.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on May 5, 2017

Delicious food and drinks, especially the margaritas and guacamole! We love trying new food every time we come and we are never disappointed.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Creative Cuisine, Good for Groups, Worth the Drive, Quick Bite, Sunday Lunch, Healthy, Fun, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Happy Hour, Good for a Date
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on May 5, 2017

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. 👏🏼

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on May 3, 2017

I had lunch with two former work colleagues. The food was excellent and the waiter was friendly and efficient.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on April 29, 2017

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.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre
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 (Orange County)·Dined on April 15, 2017

Came out with another couple and we had a great experience. The food was some of the best Mexican I think I've had.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on April 8, 2017

Great meal and drinks.

Tags: Authentic
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on April 7, 2017

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.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on April 5, 2017

Lovely meal for Restuarant week!!! Everything was fantastic! Get there for amazing creative menu!

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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on April 5, 2017

Prickly pear margaritas are always perfect to start! Love the quac, mushroom fundito, tuna, and enchiladas. Lindsay is the best server.

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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on March 31, 2017

we ate here before a concert across the street at world live cafe - food was great, service was very good, and everyone involved liked the meal a lot. too bad we live about an hour away, but i expect we'll eat here whenever we find ourselves in the area!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Casual, Fit for Foodies, Hot Spot, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on March 16, 2017

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.

Tags: Happy Hour, Tapas, Creative Cuisine, Disabled Access, Good for a Date
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on March 8, 2017

Upscale Mexican cuisine with a variety of top-shelf Margaritas. A substantial menu offering with
good portioned appetizers and small plates, along with main entrees. Reasonably priced. Validated parking available around corner.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Neighborhood Gem, Spicy, Outstanding Value, Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on March 3, 2017

By far the best Mexican food in the state. Not your normal taco/burrito place. This is top notch fresh Mexican fare at its best.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies, Tapas, Creative Cuisine, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on February 25, 2017

Service was impeccable. Food was delicious and drinks were perfection!

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on February 24, 2017

Excellent food and friendly staff. Will visit again!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Authentic, Good for a Date, Late-night Find
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on February 24, 2017

We stopped in for dinner on our way to the World Café. The food was tasty but the service was extremely slow. We couldn't even get a drink for about a half hour because the bar was slow. The nachos with guacamole was delicious. Our entrees appeared fresh but unremarkable. The prices were right. We would maybe give it another try - see if the service was better.

Tags: Quick Bite, Casual, Creative Cuisine, Authentic
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on February 18, 2017

Wow this place is divine; delicious creative cocktails, amazing guac with crab appetizer, wonderful entrees. interior decor is very attractive

Tags: Casual, Creative Cuisine, Happy Hour, Good for Groups
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on February 14, 2017

Have been here for group lunches and this was the best experience so far. It was not crowded (a Tuesday) and service was a lot better than usual (they are often understaffed, so I have found service on other occasions to be slow). The chips, dip and guacamole are very good, but they are a bit stingy with quantity - we had to ask for more chips, for example. The lunch entrees were very good and around an $11-$12 range. Good experience for our part of six.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Casual
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 (Atlantic City)·Dined on February 10, 2017

Only a few chicken dishes compared to sea food. What chicken they did have was meh in taste. The deep fried beans tasted like they were from a can. The only thing they have going for them are the drinks.

Tags: Quiet Conversation
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on February 4, 2017

we had been there before and enjoyed the creative food and drinks.

Tags: Local Ingredients
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