The extensive full-scale renovation highlights the addition of a 16-seat bar and chef's counter looking into the open kitchen. Lolita seats 45 guests with additional outdoor sidewalk seating in the warmer months. Reservations are accepted every day for lunch and dinner, while seating at the bar and chef’s counter is on a first come, first served basis. We have a full liquor license and accept all major credit cards.
Extremely loud inside- we opted to eat on the sidewalk. You are seated elbow to elbow with the next table so no conversation is private. The short rib nachos were the best I have ever had!
Great atmosphere. Small place in a busy part of town, but excellent all around.
My friend and I visited on a Tuesday night. It was earlier in the evening when we arrived. We were seated promptly. We started with a couple of cocktails that were delicious. Unfortunately the cocktails were the best part of the meal. It’s really surprising since I’ve been to several of the other restaurants owned by the sane group.
We started with the chorizo queso. This dish was really mostly flavorless. It didn’t help that the tortillas seemed to be the same frozen tortillas out get at Acme. They really didn’t seem fresh and made an already flavorless dish just that much less inviting. We moved on to the TAQUIZAS. We ordered the shrimp and pork options. The pork it self was pretty good. The seared Brussels sprouts could have used a bit of salt to bring out the sweetness of them. The char was uneven from one to next with some having none at all. Again the tortillas just dampen the small amount of enjoyment that the pork promised for this dish. The shrimp version was really totally off the mark. I’m not sure if the shrimp sat to long in marinade or were just over cooked. But they came to the table chewy and over seasoned. Again nothing we added to them really helped make up for the low quality of the tortillas.
The service was so so. I think the server should know the happy hour offering even when they are working in the dining room. Our server did check back for drinks and after the first course. But the share plates were never switched out even though the were very greasy from the queso. The restaurant got a little busier by the time our entrees were served, so we didn’t get a table check during that portion of the meal.
The food was not the best and the prices were too high for the quality you received. The service was amazing, however.
Had a wonderful time at Lolita this past weekend. They were prepared for our reservation when we arrived. The server was pleasant and helpful, and the food was stellar. Couldn't ask for more.
I was there to celebrate my friend’s birthday. We were interrupted by an event I was unaware of. Someone came to my table and interrupted our conversation and would not leave trying to get us to donate money for a disease. It was uncomfortable and inappropriate.
The food was too salty and pricey compared to the price.
Recommended by a foodie. Agree worth a visit. Near heart of downtown. Little pricey for portion size but definitely worth it
Chef Craig is amazing! The food, drinks and service are on point and would recommend this place to everyone! We will be back again! Thanks for the great experience!
Carne asada has gone downhill. Overcooked and not much flavor
Street corn was served half still frozen
Delicious food overall a good place to eat but extremely noisy.
Blood orange margarita pitcher was very weak
Cozy little neighborhood cafe, bustling with diners, and lots of energy. Had the smoked bacon guacamole - yum if you like bacon. The shrimp enchiladas were amazing. Great food and value. I plan on making a trip back!
Adorable, cozy, with amazing food! Loved it here!
When visiting Philly, we loved Lolita's so much we went back a second night for the same dishes: guac, street corn, carne asada, fish tacos. We were fortunate to have small table for two near the window, perfect for us. Loved the house margaritas, served up in mason jars, great value and wonderful. If in Philly, this is the place for folks like us who love upscale Mexican.
The street corn was tasty. The salad I got was very big, very healthy, and very tasty. The decor is nice. I wasn’t even feeling well and I had a nice time there.
Great food and drinks! Fast service as well, despite being busy.
Great place to eat before a show. Would recommend the short rib nachos and traditional guacamole. Both entrees were very good, shrimp as well as pork carnitas would buy again. Blood orange sorbet was a great finish. Service was excellent. Tables are rather close, but we were fortunate to enjoy our meal as the table next to us remained open. Will look forward to visiting again.
Carnitas tacos and guacamole were amazing! We are outside and it was very nice.
Party of 2. Waited over an hour for our meals. Carne Asada was not cooked to temperature requested and was sent back. Very load. Food was tasty. Server was friendly.
Every aspect of Lolita was AMAZING. I’ve been to so many Mexican restaurants in the city (el vez, mission, el Rey, lucha cartel, los camaradas) & none of them have come close to the experience at Lolita. The food was so fresh, delicious and flavorful! Get the mango guacamole & the fish tacos ! You won’t be disappointed. The drinks were also amazing. I had the cucumber jalapeño margarita and it was the perfect amount of heat. EAT HERE !!!
I don't recommend the pitcher of margs, it was very light on alcohol
We arrived late for our reservation an was told
Kitchen would b closing . The food was great though . Just felt a bit rushed .
Fairly limited menu, but the food is good. The cost was a little more than we expected in the end, but it was a nice experience. I had the salad with beef tips, shared a guacamole...I was plenty full when I left. I would go again in the future.
Great vegan and vegetarian options. Always a great meal, will definitely return.
We went early, before Speaker Series. The restaurant was quite empty at 5:30. We had the raw tuna appetizer and the beef Asada. Both were delicious. Service was excellent. We'll be back.
The Mexican street corn and the fish tacos were delicious. I read about the rave reviews about the blood orange margaritas and they were ok. Not worth the $ even for happy hour.
Excellent and very fresh food! Great service too! This was my second visit. Gods will, I will definitely return. Prices are fairly priced. The foods presentation and quality is awesome. Shout out to the cook and to the owner of this restaurant.
Thank you for an amazing experience.
The Lolita Carne Asada is worth the visit. Beautiful on the plate, and phenomenal flavor. Sit at the bar to watch the kitchen crew create the art! Great friendly service by everyone.
Fried chicken tacos were like tacos with cold dead chicken nuggets!
It's good standard Mexican food as far as what the north east thinks is Mexican food.
Great food. Lovely staff. Not cheap, but excellent, creative dishes prepared well. But you’ll have to scrunch in to the very, very crowded space and get ready to talk loudly.
Awesome food and everything is gluten free! Great for celiac folks.
We’ve been to Lolita many times and it is always great. Yesterday we finished a mtg for work and ten of us wanted to have lunch together. The restaurant hadn’t opened yet when we made our plan so we took separate reservations on open table. When we got to the restaurant the host really worked hard to accommodate our large party in the best way he could. We really appreciated his pleasant attitude and willingness to accommodate despite his very crowded restaurant!
Small but very tasty menu. The chips and bacon guacamole were excellent. Service was perfect.
Tacos are ok. Nothing crazy. I generally prefer tacos from a truck lol. Restaurant is convenient. Service was a mixed bag, I had an amazing and cute waitress, but the hostess was salty AF for some reason.
Loved the food and the service. Lots of options for two of us who are pescatarians. Don’t miss the carrot tacos! A bit noisy which was too bad since we were meeting friends from NY and really had to talk loudly to be heard.
Still I’d go back.
Server was pleasant and efficient. Food was flavorful anf and fresh. I just wish there was more options for the entrees.
Food was too salty.