About Lola's Mexican Kitchen - White Plains

Reminiscent of a lively cantina and seamlessly blending traditional flavor and authenticity with a modern approach, Lola’s serves up contemporary Mexican food in an atmosphere that radiates energy and fun.

Lola's brings together the best of Mexican and Southwestern fare featuring traditional favorites such as Burritos and Enchiladas, as well as a number of House Specialties. Utilizing only the freshest and finest ingredients, Lola's Mexican Kitchen provides an everyday dining experience, with tasty offerings that are showcased in a simple, yet delicious manner. From shooters to sippers to savours, Lola’s bar houses over 40 different tequilas all straight from Mexico. Though the Grande Margaritas are the house favorite, Lola's features an impressive selection of wines and a savory concoction of House-Made Sangria.See More

169 East Post Road
White Plains, NY 10601
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Mexican, Mexican / Southwestern, Traditional Mexican

Hours of Operation:
Monday - Wednesday 4:00pm - 1:00am
Thursday - Sunday 11:30am - 4:00am

Kitchen closes at 10:00pm Sunday - Thursday
Kitchen closes at 11:00pm Friday - Saturday

Cross Street:
Mamaroneck Avenue

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(914) 358-4939

Website:
http://www.lolaswhiteplains.com/

Catering:
We do catering for all types of occasions.

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Dancing, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Lola's Mexican Kitchen - White Plains Ratings and Reviews

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3.5

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3.5

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3.5

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3.0

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Moderate

72% would recommend it to a friend

Good for Groups (125)
Vibrant Bar Scene (117)
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Fit for Foodies (65)
Kid-friendly (60)
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Special Occasion (53)
Romantic (39)
Late-night Find (37)
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Notable Wine List (18)
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on April 28, 2017

The hostess was LOVELY! Very nice and helpful. The food was average, nothing especially special.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on March 10, 2017

Our server was great, but he was the only person working. There were 3 bartenders chatting, literally doing nothing and they couldn't bring us our drinks. I had to walk up to the bar to get our drinks that were already poured. Besides our server the rest of the staff seemed very lazy. Food was ok. Nothing special

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on February 20, 2017

The food is below average, the drinks are watered-down, and have no taste. The place has really gone downhill.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 18, 2017

This was a great place to stop in to and have a nice meal and drink. The prices are fair and I would recommend this if you're in the area or simply planning for a good night out.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 26, 2016

I must say we really liked the food. Great upgrades to your regular Mexican food. The chipotle wings were great. Loved the "taco bar" being able to mix and match different types of tacos. My 7 year old has the blue corn calamari for her dinner. It was light and and the sauce was amazing. Now to the service..... Not so good. Waitress took our order and then delivered our drinks it never returned wothout us having to ask someone to get her. Watched her bring some drinks back to the bar from a table who was not satisfied with them. She tasted them and then waited there until new ones were made which wasn't quick. Clearly no interest the tables she was to be attending to.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 11, 2016

Seated promptly. Food was good and staff was attentive.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 26, 2016

It was a Wednesday night but only one server acting as hostess and server. Slow service. Food was pretty decent, the churros were really good. White sangria didn't taste fresh, but pre-mixed, even the garnishes were turning brown. I've been there before and the quality was better.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on September 4, 2016

The food was terrible and tasteless. The waitress had no customer service skills. Will not be going back to this restaurant.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 29, 2016

Pathetic attempt at quality Mexican food. Look elsewhere.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 17, 2016

Upon arriving, I was informed that the restaurant was booked for a party of 100 people, "and it is going to get noisy in here, haha!"

I waited at the front desk for 5 minutes and finally asked a waitress if I could speak to a hostess. "There's no hostess tonight, sorry" as she walked away. Maybe the food here is ok, I don't know, because we walked out.

It's very noisy, and is basically a young party place, and definitely not a restaurant to bring a date or a family to, as it's a singles bar. I did have a margarita while waiting, and whenever a bartender puts club soda, sour mix, or water into a margarita, it's a very bad sign, and the margarita sucked. If a Mexican restaurant can't offer an outstanding margarita, don't go.

My overall rating is, it's might be a chain restaurant, not sure and don't care. It's noisy, poorly managed, and the food is probably less than average judging my my drink. If you want rally good Mexican food, don't go there.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on July 13, 2016

We have dined here 5 or 6 times and the food was fine. This time it was not good. A scoop of pulled pork in a flour tortilla, no fresh ingredients, no imagination. Five people dined on enchiladas, tacos, paella, quesadillas, fajitas. There was no spice and sizzle to the fajitas, nor was there any flavor in the tacos. Don't know if the chef changed, but we will definitely not be going back.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 5, 2016

There tacos are great! We ordered three different ones each. If you order three it's only $12.00. This was enough food to make a meal in itself.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on July 4, 2016

There were less than 10 people at Lola's the night we were there. Waiter was also the bartender, bus boy, preparer of take out food and he did a good job considering he did everything but cook our food. The food was nothing exciting and I would not rush back . Of course, I think most people go for the bar scene but we weren't there for that.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on June 14, 2016

The Pallela and the tacos are what we go for. Each weeknight they have a themed "happy hour" option so it makes it a reasonable price for a great night out.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on March 20, 2016

Went here for my dad's birthday lunch. Good was yummy, margarita was delicious, service was attentive. Always a great time to go there :)

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on March 12, 2016

Horrible food. The "burrito" was basically a steak wrap. This place sux.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on March 5, 2016

Mediocre food, limited menu, poor service. Would not go back

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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 28, 2016

Creative and enjoyable take on traditional Mexican dishes. Family night out. Sunday evening service was friendly but a little slow.

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Lunch
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on February 27, 2016

Service was excellent. 2 beers on tap were out. Considering there are only 6 or so to choose from this is bad. And they were my top 2 choices. Bartender made good by sending over some free tequila shots though not top shelf. Food was good. I ordered tacos but they were on flour tortillas, would have preferred corn. Overall a nice experience but probably won't rush back

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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 27, 2016

Whenever I'm meeting a friend that lives in Westchester, I always recommend that we go here. The food is consistently excellent.
The salsa and chips brought to the table are amazing. I would buy a jar of this salsa if I could. Everything that I've ordered here has been great. I'm prone to getting the chicken burrito, but the tacos are also good. It's hard for me to order something new when I come here because I dream about the chicken burrito.
I've gotten and margarita and sangria. Both are wonderful. I don't know what the dessert is like, but I assume it's as good as everything else.

If you're coming here after 7, I would definitely recommend setting up a reservation. It fills up quickly.

Tags: Good for Groups, Hot Spot, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 20, 2016

This place is LOUD. So loud, in fact, that I had to point to what I was ordering on the menu because the waitress couldn't hear me. They have three types of guacamole. I asked for the mango guac but she didn't hear me so we got the regular. They also forgot an ingredient in a salad and... Thought we wouldn't notice? I had a really nice time and the place looks really cool, but I'm not sure it's worth the prices.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 31, 2015

I started the tradition of going to Lola's New Year's Eve 2014 and we had an awesome time. I love the food my children love it too I think as long as I am alive I will be celebratingNYE at lola's thank you for making my new year's eve special!!

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Hot Spot, Kid-friendly, Romantic, Special Occasion, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 18, 2015

Meh. The food was overpriced for the most part. We had the brisket nachos which was the best part of the meal. Then we shared the steak fajitas and for $20 we felt that the 6 small pieces of meat was meager. We each had the shrimp taco which was incredibly spicy- too spicy! There was no indication it would be spicy.
My husband had a mojito which he said was pretty awful and he struggled to drink. I had a glass of red sangria which tasted more like grape juice than sangria.
Service was fine.
Overall, I would not go back.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 4, 2015

Great little find. Really solid restaurant. Food was really good and the menu had some interesting twists on some classics. Service was solid. Plenty to like here. Definitely going back.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 13, 2015

Horrible food, worst Mexican I've ever had. Their drinks are made with mixers too. Our waitress was rude and we were only one of her two tables.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 9, 2015

I was not impressed with the food, drinks or service and would not go back. Very disappointed.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 23, 2015

After making a reservation for dinner, my guest and I arrive at the restaurant and were told the main dining room area was closed off to reservations only (yes, still shaking my head). We were given a high table in the bar area. Typically, I prefer eating in the bar area/high tables parts of restaurants for the energetic atmosphere. But this place did not have that feel. It was also as bright as day in the bar area. After being seated and waiting 10 minutes for a waitress, we place our drink orders. After another 10 minutes, our drinks arrived, completely melted down. It was clear they were sitting up on the bar for 9 of the 10 minutes. We decide to put an app in- ordered the calamari. I've had better tasting and presented food at my college dorm. Serving a dipping sauce in a plastic cup container, seriously? No idea how this place is still in business. Best part of my night was asking for the bill after our two watered down drinks and cafeteria quality calamari.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 16, 2015

Food is good, both food and drinks priced fair for White Plains area. Have gone a number of times, will probably go again.

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Lunch
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 6, 2015

After we were seated, I noticed a table near us that had not been cleaned after the patrons had left. This table remained uncleaned even after we were finished. They took forever to bring us water. The food was served so quick and also undercooked so it seemed as though they microwaved the food. The meal had no flavor or taste. Taco Bell has better food. Not to mention, the food was way overpriced for what you get.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on July 31, 2015

more than what i expected. great food and lovely service.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 18, 2015

Had a very nice time in Lolas- Went for birthday , had semi-private room in back which was nice. Food and service were are all great. Would have liked some live music. Fish Tacos, guac, enchiladas all tasty. Nice pitcher of strawberry margaritas. Service very good. Would recommend highly.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Special Occasion
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on May 10, 2015

Let's just say I'm glad my "mother's day meal" was free. I probably shouldn't have ordered paella, the mussels were very fishy. The place wasn't very busy, but service was horrible. We placed an order for an appetizer, never got it. When the food came, I told the waitress to cancel the appetizer since it never came. She just said "ok", no apologizes nothing. The place is pretty, nice atmosphere, but I don't think I'll try it again. I was very turned off.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on May 5, 2015

The food was great but the music was TOO LOUD. It felt more like a night club then a restaurant. We went on Cinco de Mayo thinking they would have traditional Mexican music but it was LOUD club music the entire time. I recommend Lola's if you want to go out with friends for drinks but not if you want to talk over dinner.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on April 3, 2015

Decent but unexciting Mexican food tailored to American ideas. It's all just a little bland. Do they make their own salsas? Their own tortillas? One suspects 'no'.

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 (Richmond)·Dined on March 4, 2015

I visited Lola's a few times when they first opened and it always fell short of a great time. I tried it for the third time with my sister in December 2014 and we had a delicious lunch and I remember having an excellent Margarita. I was excited to go back because the margarita was so good. I went with a friend a few days ago (March 2015) and the service was great but my margarita was so bad. It tasted too sweet and watered down (We had a strawberry and mango margarita on the rocks) . We both thought it might grow on us but in hindsight we should have sent it back because it was that poor. Very disappointing. The entrees were good- we both had fajitas and service was good but I don't think I will go back again.

Tags: Good for Groups, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (New York Area)·Dined on March 1, 2015

All of the food that we ordered -- including soup, salad, fajitas, tacos -- was barely edible. In fact, the fish tacos were inedible. The chicken in the salad -- actually a big bowl of romaine lettuce -- was dried out. And the chicken tortilla the soup, which was served in a very small bowl, was eight dollars -- at lunch. Are they kidding? We complained, and both the waitress and manager kind of shrugged. Abysmal place.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 14, 2015

Everything was great my only problem was i made a resetvation for 2 and called to change it for 3 and they said they were unable to take 3 because they were booked up but when i got there and sat down they had more then enough seats and tables to have been able to take the party of 3 which was one thing that really bothered me. Other then that the food was great and service was satisfactory...

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 14, 2015

I went here for a birthday dinner with friends. We enjoyed our meal and drinks. A great combo of a fun atmosphere and terrific food that goes beyond the generic Mexican restaurant choices.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 1, 2015

Service was very good, honest, on point recommendations from our waiter. Drinks, a margarita and a mojito were perfect, not too strong or too sweet. They served us hot tortilla chips and good salsa as soon as we sat down. We liked the edamame/jalapeno appetizer, although we would have liked more jalapeno - we will request it next time. Short ribs were good, but a little dry. The skirt steak was super tender and the chimichuri sauce was okay, not the best I've had. It was a quiet night in the restaurant and we were there very early, which suited us just fine. I would go back for drinks and appetizers. I liked the vibe of this place a lot.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 13, 2014

We had a group of 11, 2p on a Saturday. We had the place mostly to ourselves. Food and drinks really great, beer tap was flat so had to send back a beer. Service was excellent. No complaints! I'd like to try again at a busier time of day.

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Kid-friendly
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