Lolita Restaurant

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1346 Reviews
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$31 to $50
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Mexican

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Lolita is a Modern Mexican Restaurant located in Philadelphia in Midtown Village. Originally opened in 2004 by restaurateurs Chef Marcie Turney and Valerie Safran, it underwent a major renovation in 2014 and reopened with a fresh look, a new Mexican street food-inspired menu and a full liquor license.

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.
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sharonp
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Interesting , creative Mexican; nice change from same old.

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Christy
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our dinner was delicious! One of the best Mexican meals I have ever had. Would highly recommend!

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vipKateG
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service are excellent, but the prices are a bit steep.

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melissab
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Try the tasting menu - great value for 3 courses!

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deedee
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent restaurant, food, and service. Highly recommend.

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jmpach
Philadelphia
11 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Post-Philadelphia Flower Show dinner.

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Bush
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and superb service! The Turney and Safran restaurants never disappoint.

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KimF
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great meal. Loved the guacamole! Great meal but be aware it’s a wee bit spicy. Desserts scrumptious. Everything delish and service was attentive.

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vipTheSundaystew
Philadelphia
21 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall1food1service2ambience2

Part of our dinner was still frozen. When we told the waiter he seemed to not be surprised, like it happens often. Was not credited for for my frozen dinner nor addressed by the manager. After that we left and order a amazing pizza from their sister restaurant. I will not be returning.

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vipCindy
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Wonderful experience, great food, yummy drinks (that sneak up on you). Definitely worth a visit. Heads up for any parents, this restaurant does not have high chairs or boosters...or milk. The amazing waitress offered to run to a store for milk (I mean, that’s service) although I did not need milk for my son that badly. No high chair was sort of a big issue for an overtired 2 year old but we managed. Other than that I’d definitely go back - plus, we survived no high chair so we know we can do it!

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KayliP
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great location and space. Awesome to feel safe about eating out being celiac. Gluten free menu and knowledgeable server! Awesome experience!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

It’s a cute spot. A tad pricey but cute

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
10 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall3food5service3ambience2

Good food ! I have to say ! But place is narrow and noisy,fewer food options

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vipRick
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and amazing service.

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vipKellyAnn111
Philadelphia
26 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, drinks, and service! Reasonable prices too. We will definitely be back!

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience2

Loud, cramped and not “authentic” enough Mexican for me.

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Brutus
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

All of the food was very good. Our server had great suggestions.

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RonR
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Service was excellent. My better half liked her dish and mine more than I did.

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JimS
Philadelphia
12 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

one of the best creative mexican restaurant around. Where else can you get guacamole with brussell sprouts and bacon. YUM!! Great Tequila Flights and wonderful happy hour specials. It's one of our favorite restaurants

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vipFourthFelicia
Philadelphia
18 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall4food3service3ambience4

Guacamole was amazing. Everything else was ok.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Loved it! Best salsa verde ever!!!!!!!!!

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Foodie30
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall3food5service2ambience2

Recommended for the food, obviously have some great chefs working in the kitchen. Try to show up when no one else is there, V-Day was pretty hectic / crowded, poor service, weird crowd, tables too close together. It felt like I was on a date with the couple next to me instead of having my own space / conversation.

And again, very weird crowd, not necessarily the restaurants fault, but still distracting enough to mention

Cheers

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JPer
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

The food was ok, not worth the price. My experience is based on Valentine's day, so maybe that's why.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

The boast was rude and didn’t care about the customers

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ChefJonBlue
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nothing new here. This is one of my wife and I favorite restaurants in the city. Had a great lunch for Valentine’s Day, and we will be back.

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Charliesmom
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Tasty food; Great Service; Nice Atmosphere. Definitely will go back.

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vipFPCart
Philadelphia
12 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service. Great food. Great drinks. They go out of their way for the optimal experience.

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vipTracyA
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Great food, nice environment, a little loud, the staff is pleasant.

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LenaM
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience4

The food was delicious, I loved the rosemary pomegranate margarita. The fish tacos were great, I just need some more salty chips to cut into some of spiciness of the tacos.

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OpenTable Diner
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Fish tacos were very spicy! Everything else was great!

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Super friendly wait staff, good cocktails and authentic cuisine.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
18 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Ate lunch here for restaurant week. Great selections on the menu. Tres leches was delicious!!

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Nicole
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on January 22, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience2

Food was great. Service was good. Always a bit crowded, but it’s a popular place to go.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful meal during restaurant week. Decent potion size and perfectly prepared. Terrific service, great ambiance.

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TinaS
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on January 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Came here with my friends for a girls night out during restaurant week. The food was amazing and our server was attentive. I highly recommend the carne asada!

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vipJamesR
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on January 20, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great Mexican food. Went during restaurant week, extra good value. I've been before, I'll be back again.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience3

The server took a long time to get to our table. I asked another waiter to see if he could find our server as he was obviously ignoring our table. He ignored my request and continued to avoid eye contact.

Waitress had a hard time with tequila recommendations

Beer salad was great.

Main course - roasted chicken dish - couldn’t fit nd much chicken Very recycled in sauce and “tortillas “ bread.

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Elizabeth
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went there on Saturday, Jan. 18th 2020 for restaurant week. We were blown away by how delicious all 3 of the courses of food tasted. Plus the presentation of the food was beautiful as well! Def recommend anyone in the area to come here and eat!

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BreannG
1 review
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Everything was great from the food, service, and place itsself. My only comaint; The chairs weren't comfortable at the tables. I suggest some cushions.

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vipFPCart
Philadelphia
12 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Food was great; but they seated us right at the front door. Everytime the door, a draft of bone-crushing cold attacked my body. No one apologized or emphasized. Lucky that I wore a super warm coat.

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