Permanently Closed - Lalito

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$30 and under
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Mexican

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This restaurant is permanently closed. Creative Mex-Californian food with unique aguas frescas & wines in an upbeat, casual space.
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4.3based on all time ratings
4.2
food
4.1
service
4.3
ambience
3.9
value
Noise · Moderate
81% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Kathryn
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

it was so obviously great. nothing more to say. go to this restaurant

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ElizabethC
1 review
Dined on June 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So happy to have found Lalito. WIll definitely be back with family and friends.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall1food2service4ambience3

Usually I do not write negative reviews. This time unfortunately food was really not worth the price, very few options in the menu, either very salty or not tasty.
Worst was at the end when our family, 3 adults and 2 kids (+ 1 infant) was counted as a group and forced to leave mandatory 20% tip!

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MalikS
1 review
Dined on May 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lalito is my new favorite restaurant. Each dish had a flavor that was so unique and didn’t clash with the next. Can’t wait to go back!

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Ryan
New England
1 review
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great time. Service was excellent. Thank you!

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Laura
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent and unique food and cocktails, great happy hour deals, and friendly service. If you're looking for somewhere on the quiet side, go early.

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Mariel
1 review
Dined on April 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Yes! We loved it, Luis our server was awesome and recommend our favorite plates.

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MarjonC
1 review
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love this place and Kia and Carla! They made my birthday so special! I will be back!

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Folgie
New York Area
25 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Food is delicious. Restaurant is simple but clean.

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ALSNY
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful everything! Absolutely delicious food, wonderful atmosphere and lovely service. Always look forward to going back!

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vipStephanieF
Miami
47 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall4food4service2ambience5

Food was tasty! Service a bit slow. Had my birthday dinner here and was a good vibe.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time here for brunch and it was outstanding. All of us got different items on the menu and each was amazing. Exceeded our expectations. Will be coming back as often as I can!

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kavithac
Toronto
7 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

DISAPPOINTED. Please do not go here until the management figures out how to stock a kitchen. I made a reservation for brunch in Sunday for 12:45 and behold almost nothing on the brunch menu was available as the kitchen had run out of ingredients. We ordered the tacos with a chicken add-on but they had No Chicken! How can a restaurant run out of chicken so early in the day ?? They were out of the olive oil cake, they had no hurache so the avocado toast was unavailable. It was such a disappointment we left. What a waste of day. do something about this.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Worst service. We has to wait over one hour to be served and food was cold. Will never return. It is also pretty expensive...

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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Staff were great as was the food but our table was much too small for a party of 3. We spilled our drinks a few times due to lack of space. Otherwise, great restaurant!

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MelissaS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love Lalito!!! It was so good !
Everything we tried we loved.

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KatyM
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience4

This is a cool spot, with great branding and a nice mixed crowd. The halloumi is really delicious but Im afraid we had to wait a long time to get all our food, despite being there early evening when the place was only a quarter full. We got our drinks at different times (I had to ask twice for mine) and then we were asked to move tables - our server was truly lovely about it and even gave us a free pudding - but overall, this plus the small portion sizes fore the cost made for a patchy experience.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing experience. Went with a group of 8 friends, all with different dietary restrictions, and the wait staff was very knowledgeable about all the dishes and understanding about making changes. Would highly recommend for brunch!

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Jenn
1 review
Dined on January 15, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Don't let the exterior of this place deter you, the food is incredible.

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vipPatrickP
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Enjoyed the fun vibe of the restaurant; a bit retro and playful inside. Great service & well prepared food. Did not try the cocktails.

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GretaH
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved Lalito!!! Must go, the food was fabulous, the decor was on point. The bathrooms were a tropical disco. The cocktails were to die for. Nothing not to like.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Super food. Nice small plates. Great drinks. Crisp fun and unusual flavors.

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AbbyR
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2018
Overall5food4service5ambience4

The food is always interesting and imaginative and the wait staff always knowledgeable and friendly. I've taken numbers of different friends there and they've all been very happy with the choice.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2018
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great food, great music, great service. Simple as that!

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melanie
1 review
Dined on December 15, 2018
Overall2food2service4ambience4

I spent $30 on 1/2 of a chicken that was dry and mediocre. The last time I went to this restaurant in 2016 the food was way better. They previously used fresh corn tortillas that were amazing. This time we were given flour tortillas you would but at a grocery store. I did enjoy their cocktails but was disappointed by the food given the high price.

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DanteP
1 review
Dined on December 11, 2018
Overall4food5service2ambience5

I went when it first opened and I was underwhelmed. I had a much better meal the second time. If you're looking for an upscale date night spot in the Chinatown area and you think Mission Chinese is overrated and pretentious, I would go here.

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vipLeaF
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2018
Overall1food3service1ambience3

booked a table for 4 -reseated our group of 3 to tiny table
not possible to sit or eat comfortably . I done regularly since opened -if manager not there restaurant falls very short -has ups & downs but this time was treated so poorly will not be returning.

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vipTory
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall4food2service3ambience3

It was such a nice meal except that one of the dishes that two of us ordered was SO SALTY that it was inedible. We let the kitchen know and we hope that the new chef is successful.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2018
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Great food - enjoyed the shishito peppers, guac (had chickpeas too!), Shrimp and lamb. All the drinks were great too

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AbbyR
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waiter was great and he made what would have been a terrific meal even better. He was friendly and informative. He made excellent suggestions as to what to order--cocktails, entrees, sides and dessert--and he was always right. He was attentive but not intrusive. And had a nice sense of humor. We all loved him.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience4

great food. lots of buzz, people standing around which made it a bit too loud! needs more acoustic treatment.

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BrandonP
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2018
Overall3food3service1ambience3

Waitress was extremely annoying. She kept coming over and bothering us every 5 minutes trying to take our food away. Then when we were done, she gave us a dessert menu, and never came back for 30 minutes, while she was just flitting around the restaurant and socializing with the staff. So first she wouldn't leave us alone, then she completely ignored us. When we finally got her attention and asked for the check, she never acknowledged the dessert menu sitting on the table, which she never asked if we wanted dessert.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2018
Overall5food5service3ambience5

It’s a vibe. With great food.

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vipYayadramos
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2018
Overall5food4service5ambience4

One is greeted by super friendly staff and seated swiftly. The food is creative and delicious with options for every diet. Fun libations too. We loved it and I think that you will too

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MateuszL
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Worth the trip downtown. Cool place with ummm food

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MateuszL
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food in a really unique, fun, space. Check put the bathrooms!

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JuliaT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lalito is my favorite spot in the city. Food is amazing, lovely attention, tge menu changes frequently and the ambience is very cozy. The best place for a date after a massage in Chinatown.

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Permanently Closed - Lalito is rated 4.3 stars by 37 OpenTable diners.