Lola Coastal Mexican

4.6
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$31 to $50
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Regional Mexican (Baja Med)
BRINGING THE BAJA PENINSULA’S VIBRANT AND INSPIRED CUISINE TO DENVER

The original LoHi destination since 2006, Lola is an oasis for the authentic flavors and beachy vibes of Mexico’s Baja California Peninsula.

Chef/Partner Javier Plascencia, whose innovative Baja-Med cuisine has garnered international acclaim, and Executive Chef Sheila Lucero marry the culinary traditions of northern Baja with the best ingredients from Colorado. Choose a tequila or mezcal from our incredible collection—or an expertly crafted cocktail—and you’ll feel as though you’re reliving your last great trip to Mexico.
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M
Denver
4 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Great food, but very limited veggie options

JG
Denver
9 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The lobster enchiladas are the best!

Lola Coastal Mexican
Responded 6 days ago

Jeovani! Thanks so much for joining us, and for the great review. Please join us again soon -Jen B

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TG
Denver
8 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing happy hour pricing and food and beverage choices! Our server Mick was just wonderful! We all shared table side quac!!! Yummy! Custom heat levels is a nice touch! Flavorful queso fundo! Hot chips! Great fish tacos! Nice ambiance . Could lower music a bit, but otherwise great place that we all agreed we return too!

OT
Denver
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food

Lola Coastal Mexican
Responded 13 hours ago

Thank you. Joins us again soon! -Jen B

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JS
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Trish provided amazing service and made an already special evening all the more memorable.

Lola Coastal Mexican
Responded on November 20, 2019

Hi Jennifer. Thanks so much for sharing your special evening with us. We're so thrilled you enjoyed it. I'll pass along your kind remarks to Trish. We adore her too! Join us again soon -Jen B

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AH
Denver
8 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2019
Overall3food2service4ambience2

The tables are too small and your new menu's are too big for the size of your tables. Your prices are high for what we received.

Lola Coastal Mexican
Responded on November 15, 2019

Hi Anne, I'm incredibly disappointed you didn't love your experience with us. We offer happy hour all evening, every Monday night with tons of great options + we're always happy to provide a larger table. We hope to see you again! -Jen B/LOLA

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TC
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great happy hour & all night on Monday. Order the tableside guacamole when it’s only $6 on happy hour! Our server Val was fantastic.

Lola Coastal Mexican
Responded on November 15, 2019

HI Tiffany! Thanks for the great review. We 're so happy you loved it and that Val took great care of you. Come see us every Monday, and bring all of your friends!

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OT
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience3

Bad oysters! Not celiac friendly despite their website indicating they can accommodate special diets. A total and unmitigated disaster. Don’t waste your money here.

Lola Coastal Mexican
Responded on November 14, 2019

Hi Valorie, I hope you got out message sent on Yelp. We'd love to chat further and invite you back. We look forward to hearing from you, Jen B/Owner. 303.903.4701

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TN
Denver
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The food is always great and the atmosphere is very relaxing.

Lola Coastal Mexican
Responded on November 14, 2019

We can't wait to have you back -Jen B

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F
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The spice that they use was a little much for my wimpy self and added excellently thought out flavor. The staff was willing and able to make multiple accomodations in the preparations of dishes. Very positive staff.

Lola Coastal Mexican
Responded on November 14, 2019

Thanks so much for joining us! We're always happy to guide you through our less spicy options. I'm glad you found the staff helpful. We look forward to seeing you soon -Jen B

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OT
Denver
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall3food1service4ambience4

Overcooked food

Lola Coastal Mexican
Responded on November 14, 2019

Oh, no! I'm so sorry to hear this, and that we were unaware before you left our care. We'd love to invite you back. Please contact me directly so we can chat further. -Jen B/Owner 303.903.4701

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AS
Denver
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server name Mick is a great waitress and our mixologist Cheyenne made our drinks awesomely yummy.

Lola Coastal Mexican
Responded on November 8, 2019

Aaron, thank you so much! We will pass your kind words to Mick and Xian, we think they're pretty great too. We look forward seeing you again soon -Jen B

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F
Denver
20 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience2

I wasn't impressed. I used to love this place, but it's different now.

Lola Coastal Mexican
Responded on November 8, 2019

Oh, no!! I'm horribly disappointed to learn that didn't LOVE your experience with us. I'd be greatly appreciative to learn more about when you were in, what you had, what you miss... all of it. If you'd be so kind as to contact me directly, I'd love to chat further and of course invite you back for a do-over. I look forward to hearing from you. -Jen B jen@loladenver. 303.903.4701

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L
Cincinnati
97 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Came here for brunch. Great colorful atmosphere. Mic are server was great. Had the guacamole very good and brûlée’s grapefruit. The lobster deviled eggs cane highly recommended but they ran out. Tried the corn soup very good and my friend has the French toast. Bloody Mary spicy and delicious.

MA
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall2food2service1ambience4

Usually a great place. Service was off this morning. Shouldn't take 15 minutes to get a round of drinks while sitting at the bar. Seems they may have been short staffed.

TJ
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice bright space, excellent service and the food was fantastic. Great place for brunch on Bronco Sunday!

Lola Coastal Mexican
Responded on November 5, 2019

Thanks for trying out our fantastic brunch! Come in after the next Broncos game for Paella and Pitchers (every Sunday night starting at 4)! Cheers Abby Zimmerman Assistant General Manager - Lola

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s
Denver
43 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Worth the drive! Menu changes and new things are always great.

Lola Coastal Mexican
Responded on November 6, 2019

Thank you! We're greatly appreciative for your visit and so thrilled you enjoyed your time with us. We can't wait to see you again. -Jen B

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OT
Denver
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the food and server. The food is basic, but elevated.

Lola Coastal Mexican
Responded on November 6, 2019

Thank you so much! We're thrilled you joined us and thrilled you loved it -Jen B

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j
Denver
6 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience4

The food and drinks just aren’t the same quality/caliber as they were before the renovations. Many of the drinks are pre-mixed and not as potent. They took away my favorite dishes and desserts (although the new churro dessert is great).

Lola Coastal Mexican
Responded on November 8, 2019

Hi. I'm so disappointed to see you didn't love your experience with us. I'd love to learn what some of your favorite dishes were and where our misses during your visit occurred. If you'd be so kind as to share some more information, I'd be so appreciative. Of course, we'd love to invite you back. I look forward to hearing from you, Jen 303.903.4701 jen@loladenver.

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CF
Denver
11 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good food and service, The menu seemed a bit limited, but what I had I thought was quite good, parking though is a pain , lot across the street for $10

Lola Coastal Mexican
Responded on November 6, 2019

Hi Charlie, Thanks so much for visiting us. We always have new and exciting additions to our menu. Come back to see us again soon

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TR
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our first time back since the refresh/remodel. The service, food, and drinks were spot on as we'd grown to expect. Definitely a brighter more vibrant feel to the decor, I'm glad to have this gem remain in the neighborhood.

Lola Coastal Mexican
Responded on October 31, 2019

Wow, Trevor. Thanks so much for joining us, and for the incredible praise. Knowing that our guests, new and long-time, are excited about our changes, means the World to us. We can't wait to have you back soon -Jen B/Owner. LOLA

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KP
Denver
17 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I am loving the changes to the interior and to the menu. A friend and I went for brunch on a Sunday and had a really great time. They recently renovated to include more seating and a brighter environment. It looks really open and inviting. The brunch menu had some changes but I think they all are unique and could please many different types of tastes.

Lola Coastal Mexican
Responded on October 30, 2019

Thanks Kelley!! We're loving that you're loving it. Come see us again soon -Jen B/Owner LOLA

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t
Denver
92 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We've enjoyed Lola for a long time and though the beautiful downtown view is no longer, it's still a great place. We had an out of towner and he was super impressed with the area of town, the gorgeous restaurant and the food. Thanks for helping us be good hosts.

Lola Coastal Mexican
Responded on November 2, 2019

Oh, it's our absolute pleasure! Thanks so much for joining us, and for trusting us to properly represent Denver. We're thrilled you loved it and can't wait to see you again, bring all your friends! -Jen B/Owner LOLA

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OT
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

The service was excellent! I received my food and it was way too spicy, we told our waitress and she took it off our ticket and let me order something else. If you love seafood, you will love this place!

Lola Coastal Mexican
Responded on October 23, 2019

Hi. We're incredibly appreciative of your visit and, of course, the time you took to rate our LOLA. If there's anything we could've done to make your visit more enjoyable, please let us know. We look forward to having you back soon! -Jen B

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OT
Denver
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday bumch

Lola Coastal Mexican
Responded on October 17, 2019

Thanks for spending you birthday with us! Don't wait until your next birthday to join us again;) We hope to see you soon -Jen B

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BD
Denver
5 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service food was absolutely delicious!

Lola Coastal Mexican
Responded on October 9, 2019

Thank you, Brittany! We look forward to having you back soon. -Jen B

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HG
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Bring back some of the original menu. Just after the big renovation we swung by for a cocktail and the chips and salsa trio platter. Instead, we got something with squid ink and peanut oil. Lets just say a lot was left over and we left disappointment. I was told the original salsa trio was no longer on the menu. That's a bummer. Also, the chicken and waffles is no longer on the menu for brunch come to find out. Another unexpected bummer. The replacement - chicken and churros - was pretty good but wasn't chicken and waffles. Stop taking good stuff off the menu please. Eventually it's going to get to a point where I just stop going in fear that everything will have changed again. Repeat customers like consistency and quality. When you remove either of those, you lose us.

Lola Coastal Mexican
Responded on October 9, 2019

Heard loud and clear. We agree, consistency is critical. We have changed a few things, items that were inconsistent, or not representative of Baja. Our trio is absolutely on the menu, every minute our doors are open. I would love to know more & chat more. Unfortunately, the # of letters allowed in my response are limited on OT. I appreciate your feedback and would love nothing more than to invite you back . Please contact me directly. 303.903.4701/jen@loladenver. I'm eager to hear from you

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D
Denver
24 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall3food3service5ambience5

Love the decor, location, and ambiance. The cauliflower appetizer was really good especially the puréed version. Margs were really good. I had the short ribs and really didn’t like it. The presentation wasn’t good either. It was a pile of meat and beans.

The waitress was awesome and service as a whole was good.

Lola Coastal Mexican
Responded on October 5, 2019

Hello Denver. I'm so sorry to learn you didn't love your Short Ribs, and even more disappointed that we didn't offer a replacement before leaving our care. I'd love to invite you back to enjoy a different entree. The spatchcock chicken is out of this World! If you'll contact me directly, I'd put a gift card in the mail for you immediately. I look forward to hearing back from you, Jen B/LOLA

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DS
Raleigh
3 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love Lola! The ambiance and decor are my favorite. The food is excellent...definitely not your traditional Mexican. It has the coastal flair which I love!

Lola Coastal Mexican
Responded on October 6, 2019

Thank you! hurry back -Jen B

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BH
Denver
21 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is an excellent restaurant. One thing we have noticed in our recent move from the Boston area to Denver is in general the service at most restaurants can be lacking. Often you wait a while to even get water, never mind a drink. At Lola the service was outstanding. We had water at the table and our drink order placed promptly. They also brought out a complementary bean dip and pita chips right away which were delicious and a nice touch. I had the lobster enchiladas which were very rich and delicious. My husband has the Tijuanero tacos which he really liked and were very reasonably priced. The atmosphere is lively and fun. Will definitely be back.

Lola Coastal Mexican
Responded on September 30, 2019

Hi Beth We are absolutely thrilled that you enjoyed your time with us. Thank you for joining us and for the kind words. Our guests keep us loving what we do! We look forward to seeing you again very soon -Jen B/LOLA

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CB
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We arrived for dinner @5:40 which was still in time to get a $6 margarita and really excellent guacamole, made at our table. All the main entrees were very good. The whole fish and roasted chicken were our favorites.

Lola Coastal Mexican
Responded on September 30, 2019

Thank you! If there's anything we could've done to make your experience with us better, we'd love to know. Join us again soon -Jen B/LOLA

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KP
Denver
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the new remodel and their food is amazing. The huevos rancheros were delicious as were the peach mimosas!!

Lola Coastal Mexican
Responded on September 23, 2019

Hi Kat! Thank you for joining us and for your kind words. We loved having you and can't wait to see you again. Have a great week -Jen B

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OT
Denver
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very inventive, beautifully prepared, and affordable

Lola Coastal Mexican
Responded on September 15, 2019

Thanks for visiting Lola! We can't wait to see you again!

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C
Denver
9 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and great service provided by Trish! Had not visited the restaurant since the remodel and was very impressed with the new interior. Looks great!

Lola Coastal Mexican
Responded on September 8, 2019

Thank you, Crystal! We're so happy you enjoyed yourself and that Trish took great care of you. We just adore her too! I will pass along your high praise. We hope to see you soon -Jen

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KH
New England
7 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2019
Overall3food4service3ambience3

We were disappointed that it was only when it came time to order that we were informed about what items were sold out. It would have been best to find out when our drink order was taken or when our server explained the menu concept and layout to us.

Lola Coastal Mexican
Responded on September 5, 2019

Hi Katya, You're absolutely right. That information is important to share with our guests the moment they arrive. With the level of business on Labor Day, unfortunately, we were running low on items much earlier than we would've liked. We'd love to have you join us again & try some of the great dishes you couldn't on Monday. If you'll contact me directly, I'll make sure we get a gift card in the mail immediately. I look forward to hearing back from you, -Jen B jen@loladenver 303.903.4701

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CB
Denver
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience2

Honestly overpriced for lunch. Food was good but not a stand out. Felt like the price was similar to restaurants within the area, however since the remodel it feels like you’re sitting inside a long John silvers.

Lola Coastal Mexican
Responded on September 5, 2019

Hi Craig, I'm really sorry to see that you didn't enjoy your experience with us. I'd love to know what you had so we could gain a better understanding of your feedback. We're loving our new look, but understand it may not be for everyone. After 16 years in the same building, change is good. We appreciate you taking the time to join us. -Jen B/LOAL

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OT
Denver
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall3food4service4ambience4

We used to love love Lola but the changes to the menu and the things we love were a disappointment. They used to have the best guacamole and now it’s boring with no flavor. Our entrees were just ok. I don’t know if we will be back. 😢

JL
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, will have to order the guacamole next time the table side prep looked amazing. Good service and a very hip atmosphere.

Lola Coastal Mexican
Responded on September 8, 2019

Thank you, Jordan. We look forward to having you back soon -Jen B/LOLA

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LB
Denver
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Agua Fresca, jalapeño & cucumber infused water was bright, with the perfect hint of spice. Love! We had a variety of apps during happy hour ~ each was delicious & interesting. Our server, Christian, was perfect: attentive, fluent with the menu, and as kind as can be, despite the fact that we were dining at happy hour & not spending big bucks. Cool vibe and terrific staff. I’ll be back soon ~ Lola’s was a find ~

Lola Coastal Mexican
Responded on August 30, 2019

Hi Leslie, Thank you so much for you visit and for your very kind words. We look forward to seeing you at LOLA again soon -Jen B/LOLA

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OT
Denver
11 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience5

We loved the ambiance, had fantastic service, and I just really wanted to love the food, but didn't. Some of the food was very good - others felt like they were trying too hard. We started with the green gazpacho which was just "eh". The queso appetizer had a great flavor. The lobster enchiladas had a lot of potential, but the sauce just was too overpowering and took away from the overall taste. The sauce for the tacos however was to die for as were the Palomas. Overall a good experience.