Lola - Coastal Mexican - Denver

4.4
1747 reviews
icon/ic_price_rangeCreated with Sketch.
$31 to $50
icon/ic_cuisineCreated with Sketch.
Regional Mexican
Nestled in Denver's favorite new culinary Mecca, the LoHi neighborhood, LOLA is "The Place" for tequila as well as one of the cities most acclaimed dining destinations. The kitchen cooks up a fresh, seasonal menu inspired by the soulful cuisine of Mexico's coastal regions, and we serve it to you in a warm and inviting atmosphere. Join the tequila aficionados at our award-winning tequila bar, featuring over 150 different selections for your sipping pleasure. From all-night happy hour every Monday, Taco Tuesdays, to Denver's very best brunch starts early and ends late with an afternoon happy hour and live music on Sundays.
icon/ic_private_diningCreated with Sketch.
Private dining
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
icon/ic_cuisineCreated with Sketch.
Cuisines
Regional Mexican, Breakfast, Contemporary Mexican
icon/ic_clockCreated with Sketch.
Hours of operation
Brunch
Sat, Sun 10:00 am–2:00 pm
Happy Hour
Mon–Fri 4:00 pm–6:00 pm
Sat, Sun 2:30 pm–5:00 pm
Dinner
Mon–Thu 5:00 pm–10:00 pm
Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–11:00 pm
Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm
icon/ic_phoneCreated with Sketch.
Phone number
(720) 570-8686
icon/ic_new_windowCreated with Sketch.
icon/ic_paymentCreated with Sketch.
Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
icon/ic_dress_codeCreated with Sketch.
Dress code
Casual Dress
icon/ic_chefCreated with Sketch.
Executive chef
Jamey Fader/Julio Gaspar
icon/ic_cateringCreated with Sketch.
Catering
Get some Lola family style to-go!
ENCHILADAS
16 enchiladas $48
chicken, veggie or pork
chile rojo or chile verde, pico de gallo & crema
ROASTED CHICKEN MOLE
$14/person – 4 person minimum
mole negro or mole verde, cilantro rice & black bean refritos
FAMILY TACO BAR
$15/person – 4 person minimum
chicken, pork or shrimp (+2pp)
creamy house slaw, corn or flour tortillas, pico de gallo, queso, cilantro rice & black bean refritos
Place your order at togo@loladenver.com or call 720.570.8686
Open Google Maps
icon/ic_locationCreated with Sketch.
icon/ic_neighborhoodCreated with Sketch.
Neighborhood
icon/ic_cross_streetCreated with Sketch.
Cross street
16th & Boulder Street
icon/ic_entertainmentCreated with Sketch.
Entertainment
An urban oasis…
You can almost hear the ocean.
While her spirit was born on the beaches of Mexico, Lola’s roots have always been firmly planted in Denver. Join us for happy hour, private events, dinner, weekend brunch and live music, special dinners, grass roots charities, a cocktail, a tequila seminar, to see what’s new, or to savor the familiar
Additional
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
avatar copy

Private Dining

Book your next event with us

View details
What 1747 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.4based on recent ratings
4.3
food
4.5
service
4.4
ambience
4.0
value
Noise · Moderate
82% of people would recommend it to a friend
5
4
3
2
1
Sort by
Newest
Filters
DG
Denver
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Great, unique Mexican restaurant.

Report
Helpful
m
Denver
15 reviews
Dined on December 9, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Our first time at this restaurant. We really enjoyed it! I especially appreciated the availability of vegan options.

Report
Helpful
GB
1 review
Dined on December 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I enjoyed my meal at Lola. I had brunch with a friend, and the service was excellent, the food was tasty, and the atmosphere was relaxing and nice. I would definitely return and recommend to friends.

Report
Helpful
ME
Denver
18 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

great food and service. The margaritas were outstanding

Report
Helpful
NM
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

Overall this was a very good time out, the service was excellent. The food was expensive for the amount of food we received. The service staff saw we where a party of 7 when we ordered the appetizers they could have informed us that it would not be enough to share or to suggest an appetizer to share.

Report
Helpful
TB
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

If they went to bottomless Mimosas and Bloody Mary’s, it would get the 5 starts.

Report
Helpful
E
Denver
10 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Always a great meal at Lola!

Report
Helpful
B
Denver
17 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Never disappointing, just wish I didn’t live so far away.

Report
Helpful
s
Denver
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 3ambience 2

Overpriced. It's an enchilada. $16? Really? It wasn't bad, just not worth what you have to pay.

Report
Helpful
OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2018
Overall 2food 1service 3ambience 3

Blah.... on all levels.

Report
Helpful
RL
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

I never review - but this place was terrible. Chipotle outshines this place in quality, value, and service. Wouldn’t go back, ever.

Report
Helpful
CM
Denver
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lola did a wonderful job accommodating our large group for Brunch, including our kids! Food and drinks were very good, atmosphere was great and so was the service.

Report
Helpful
OT
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

We were celebrating our daughter Lola’s 3rd birthday and the staff was very accommodating! We enjoyed our dining experience and so did the rest of our party!

Report
Helpful
JS
Denver
5 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Food was good but not great. We ate on the enclosure patio but the temperature was too hot from the heater and the direct sun in my eyes was annoying. The drinks we average but very pricey.

Report
Helpful
OT
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Sea scallops have robust flavor but relatively small portion. Mole (squash/seasonal) was very good-add seasoned chicken for protein and even more good flavor. Drinks pricey unless during happy hour. Churros and banana cream pie were wonderful but pie was tiny (4 bites).

Report
Helpful
G
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2018
Overall 2food 1service 5ambience 4

The service was amazing but the food was not good. The drinks were watered down and the food was mediocre. I have gone in the past for dinner which is good but brunch was disappointing. I would not go back for brunch.

Report
Helpful
OT
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food! Pricey but worth it!

Report
Helpful
JK
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 2food 4service 3ambience 3

Dinner took 1 hour 15 min to arrive. After chatting with the manager about it, she barely felt sorry and then proceeded to make a sarcastic joke about how many appetizer oysters we had ordered (they were good and she said “well you liked those didn’t you?! So there’s that”) and tried to play off the huge dinner delay. She walked away and came back later to apologize for her behavior but damage was done and my husband was not happy. Service was great and food was decent, the mole was delish, but pretty spicy without indication on the menu. The Manager did comp a significant amount off of our bill but that just proved to us her behavior was inappropriate and she needed to make up for it. A lot of money was spent there by our group, even after the comp, but no regard was given to the fact that food should not take over 30 min in a restaurant unless otherwise stated.

Report
Helpful
LN
Denver
5 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The most extensive tequila menu in Colorado (that I’ve seen). Tequila tasting just like wine tasting. JT was our server, and fantastic. Great suggestions and service. Not typical Mexican food, upscale, unique, delicious. Pricy but worth it. I eat here a couple times a year or more.

Report
Helpful
OT
Denver
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Coolest restaurant I’ve been to in a while and the horchata sundae is the dessert I will now dream about forever

Report
Helpful
OT
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Good food, good drinks, relaxed environment.

Report
Helpful
OT
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Food was awesome. It was a bit loud for conversation

Report
Helpful
OT
Denver
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food and great ambience. Fairly noisy but it fit for the type meet and greet it was.

Report
Helpful
FW
Denver
8 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 4

Trying to be so fancy they forgot the basics. Great venue, drinks and guacamole. Everything else was too manipulated you couldn’t tell what it was suppose to be. Keep it simple let the food speak for itself.

Report
Helpful
OT
Denver
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Lauren was fantastic and the food was very good.

Report
Helpful
JF
Denver
82 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

I hadn’t been to Lola for dinner in quite a while. I had been to brunch recently, which was great.

I was reminded why this restaurant has survived so long in Denver. The food was spicy and delicious. The seafood was fresh. The drinks were great! The server handled our group of 7 with ease.

I will be going back soon!

Report
Helpful
OT
Denver
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

They were great!! Took great care of us and made the group feel special!

Report
Helpful
K
Denver
18 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love the Big Red F restaurants and had always wanted to try Lola (we live in Boulder). Such a wonderful treat! Will definitely return!

Report
Helpful
G
Denver
19 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best friend found her wedding dress!

Report
Helpful
KC
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a great brunch sitting at the bar this past Sunday. The Lobster Deviled Eggs and the doughnuts were to die for - and everything else we tried was pretty incredible as well. Will definitely be back.

Report
Helpful
OT
Denver
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We have excellent service by James Fly on the patio, great recommendations on food and drink, everything came out wonderfully. We will be back!

Report
Helpful
EN
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2018
Overall 2food 1service 5ambience 4

This place is lovely to look at and the service was top notch (I was even treated to a birthday shot)! Unfortunately the food is terrible! They try way too hard to be trendy and hipster and they ruin the food in the process. It's unconventional and awful. The only thing that was palatable was the guacamole and chips and the sangria. Outside of that, I would never eat here again. I can't see how anything that they serve can be considered Mexican. To top it all off, it's super expensive. Maybe I wouldn't have minded a $150 bill if i could have enjoyed the food.

Report
Helpful
L
Denver
9 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always great! We’ve been enjoying LoLa’s for years!

Report
Helpful
NA
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

James, our server, was fantastic! Food was amazing! And drinks were great, also!

Report
Helpful
OT
Minneapolis
6 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Killer smoky (go with the "spicy") salsa, tableside guac and clean-recipe margaritas. The staff are friendly and enjoyable. Do not skip the Gazpacho or the Pozole... they are to die for!

Report
Helpful
s
Philadelphia
43 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Brunch is definitely the way to go here. Been here once before for dinner but it was lackluster. Glad we tried brunch!!

Report
Helpful
DH
New England
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing high class and high concept Mexican food. Very popular, definitely make reservations. The food was incredible and the churros were the best I've ever had (caramel filling and really amazing chocolate dipping sauce). Definitely recommended!!

Report
Helpful
LI
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 5

Traveling to Colorado for a long weekend and decided to try Lola. It’s a cool looking place! Service was very professional, but slightly inattentive: there were long waits between visits from our server. Chips and salsa were very good. All our dishes were over salted.

Report
Helpful
MD
1 review
Dined on August 26, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Lola's has always been a nice spot to take a date. The front-end hostesses seemed confused on how to use the reservation system & kept asking for my name.

Report
Helpful
P
Denver
18 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Service was good but not great. Food had a lot of promise but just didn’t deliver. With so much great available in the neighborhood, it was just not up to par for a Saturday night dinner.

Report
Helpful
1
2
3
44