Lola Coastal Mexican

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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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BD
Denver
5 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service food was absolutely delicious!

Lola Coastal Mexican
Responded 5 days ago

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
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

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 4 days ago

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
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 5

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
2 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

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
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

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
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 2

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
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 4

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
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

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.

OT
Denver
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The brunch girls used to go to Lola frequently. We agreed we had not been there in a while because none of us had seen the new interior. We all loved it bright and light. Food and service as good as always.

Lola Coastal Mexican
Responded on August 22, 2019

We hope to see you and your brunch girls again very soon! -Jen B

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SS
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Colleen was our waitress, & she is articulate, humorous and really clicked with our table. She made the evening very enjoyable. Every question we had about the menu was thoroughly answered and the items we ordered were really good. Thank you Colleen

Lola Coastal Mexican
Responded on August 22, 2019

Hi Sue! We're so happy you enjoyed Colleen as much as we do! Please come see us again soon -Jen B

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JR
Naples
6 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Wonderful food and service.Happy hour all-day, in Mondays, a good value.

Lola Coastal Mexican
Responded on August 16, 2019

Thank you, Judi. We look forward to having you back again soon -Jen B

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OT
1 review
Dined on August 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was spot on!!! My wife and I new favorite place! We bring everybody here.

SC
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Every staff member we encountered was very pleasant. Our server was on top of it, especially with any allergen warnings and when food was brought out she point out what had what in it. The food was awesome. The best octopus I've ever had. So tender! Everything was great, I would definitely recommend the place and eat there again.

MR
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

excellent !! It was a great meal and the service was excellent ...

Lola Coastal Mexican
Responded on August 12, 2019

Thanks Mike! Can't wait to see you soon!

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FW
Denver
50 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Service was outstanding. Friendly, showed gratitude. Checked in exactly the right amount of times and at perfect intervals but never pushed.

Drinks took a little while to get to us but the food came out extremely quickly. The tableside guacamole was delicious. The queso fundido was a little hard to eat (congealed too quickly) but tasty. My friends said their tacos were great. Hubby ordered the surf and turf taco but didn't get any turf...said it was good even so. I ordered the cauliflower and it was pretty tasty. We had many drinks and all were yum.

Decor is awesome. I love the colors and the brightness of the place.

Parking directly across the street (paid) if you can't find street parking (which you usually can't in this neighborhood) was $7 for 3 hours.

Recommend. We'd all definitely go again! Thanks!

OT
Denver
7 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 2

The restaurant was so loud we had to yell at each other across the table. Food was good but service only so so. I definitely wouldn’t recommend this place if you’re trying to enjoy someone else’s company - you can’t hear anything other than the music!

BD
Denver
14 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The remodel is a bit much for me, but the food tastes even better than it did before, and I tried several dishes. The cauliflower appy is absolutely amazing. I don’t know what you can do to cauliflower to make it taste so good, but they do it at Lola’s. Octopus small plate, excellent. Octopus and shrimp tacos, excellent. Nothing not to like about Lola’s, but they have always been that good.

Lola Coastal Mexican
Responded on August 8, 2019

Hey Big Dave, We're so thrilled you loved everything. After 16 years of business, a remodel needs to be bold. We can't wait have you back -Jen B

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JO
Denver
9 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Good food at reasonable prices. The place has a lot of character, and the staff are fun and friendly. The food is fresh, and was wonderfully seasoned. We ate brunch, and our meals were very good. The chorizo is especially delicious, with a heat that sneaks up on you and it's not greasy. Try the donut sampler (the whipped cream is amazing), and a peach and OJ mimosa.

KA
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Can't wait to revisit

OT
Denver
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always have love her Lola. First time back since the remodel... it looked amazing. Great service as usual and an even better happy hour. The oyster keep me coming back!

Lola Coastal Mexican
Responded on August 11, 2019

Thank you!

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JM
Oklahoma City
35 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

We had friends from out of town who wanted to try one of our new favorite restaurants. Lola is exactly that. Very good food with lots of fresh tuna! The guac is really good, as are the salsa options. The tuna tostada was delicious, as was the crispy kale! We went twice in one week. Loved it both times.

Lola Coastal Mexican
Responded on July 29, 2019

Hello Julian! Thank you for your kind words and for spreading the love to some out of towners! Can't wait to serve you again. Cheers Abby Zimmerman Assistant General Manager - Lola

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GB
Denver
13 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Great neighborhood restaurant with relaxing environment, very good and unique food, and fantastic drinks for a reasonable price.

AL
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on July 21, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

I am an extremely picky eater so I always make sure to thoroughly read menus. I ordered the breakfast tacos, which ended up coming out with pico on them. (Not mentioned on menu) Thankfully my boyfriend & I were sharing those & the chicken and waffles. I was able to eat half an entree and he got an entree and a half.

Lola Coastal Mexican
Responded on July 23, 2019

Hi Amy, Thank you for joining us! I'm so sorry that we didn't pick up on your dislike of the pico, we would've been happy to remake them for you. In the future, we're happy to exclude that for you. Hope to see you again soon -Jen B/LOLA

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KG
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

My husband and I went for dinner because we love the area and hadn't been in several years. It was even better than we remembered! The food was outstanding, especially given the price. It's a great value! We enjoyed the guac they make table-side, the salty lime chips, the crispy kale, and I had the fish taco and cheese enchilada for my entree. I also love the way they do smaller dishes so you can order a couple different things to try, rather than one huge plate of enchiladas or one huge burrito like many Mexican restaurants. The cocktails were fantastic too! We were lucky enough to go during happy hour (4-6 pm I believe), and our whole bill including apps, entrees, 3 cocktails, and coffee was $50, which is impressive for any place, but especially one with such high quality food!

Lola Coastal Mexican
Responded on July 23, 2019

Thank you, Katie! We're thrilled you enjoyed your visit with us. On Mondays, HH starts at 3pm and goes all night. Come see us again soon -Jen B

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NV
Denver
4 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

This place is pretty great since they remodeled and updated their menu, the old menu was starting to show it's age. Our service was outstanding (thanks Trish), margarita was perfect...nice and sour and not skimpy on tequila, just the way they should be.
We really enjoyed all the food we tried. Stuffed Chile Gueros were great, good and spicy, crispy on outside with a seafood mix inside. Charred Octopus was the star of the meal: perfectly tender with nice charred flavor and great dipping sauces. Short rib entree was very good as well. Decent size portion, meat perfectly melt in your mouth tender, delicious sauce. Our only issue was that it only came with 2 tortillas. This entree was perfect to make your own "tacos", and those 2 weren't enough. We asked for more tortillas but were charged for them. I've never heard of this before!! I don't care about the $, it's the principle. Poor/cheap move by the restaurant. We will be back though, as long as other food delivers.

Lola Coastal Mexican
Responded on July 23, 2019

HI Nick, Thank you so much for the visit and for the very kind words. We love Trish too! I believe Abby reached out to you via yelp regarding the charge for tortillas. Thank you for bringing this to our attention. We ring everything in to ensure it's accounted for; however, the charge should have never made it to your bill. We're terribly sorry or that oversight. Come see us for that margarita soon -Jen B/LOLA

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M
Denver
23 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

From the moment we stepped into Lola we had an incredible dining experience. Everyone was friendly and we were seated in a nice private booth area that was light filled. Our waitress was attentive and knowledgeable but not hovering. The kitchen sent out a tasty snack and everyone in our party thoroughly enjoyed our appetizers of guacamole, salsa and chips along with entrées such as the enchiladas, the charred corn and Baja shrimp salad, the green machine tostada, the asado taco, and the pacific cod taco. The drinks were equally delectable! We were meeting family that had just flown in from Seattle and we all had a great afternoon full of fabulous food, great conversation, and good service. We can’t wait to return!

OT
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

I haven’t been to Lola’s in a while. Fantastic food and great service.

NE
Denver
26 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautiful remodel!! Super cute & cozy patio, killer happy hour. Service was friendly and flawless. Can’t wait to come back!

L
Denver
4 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Everything was great! The restaurant was decorated lovely, our server was great, and the food was delicious. A little pricey for breakfast, but we would definitely go again!

Lola Coastal Mexican
Responded on July 17, 2019

Thank you, Lany! We look forward to haven you back again soon -Jen B/LOLA

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OT
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Most dishes were delicious.

SF
Denver
64 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love the new decor! Food continues to be outstanding!!!

Lola Coastal Mexican
Responded on July 17, 2019

Thank you so much! We look forward to having you back again soon -Jen B

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MB
Denver
6 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Outstanding food, we had the whole fish bass, incredible, great drinks and appetizers!

Lola Coastal Mexican
Responded on July 12, 2019

Micheal, Thank you so much for joining us!! We look forward to seeing you again soon -Jen B/LOLA

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b
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 3

Food used to be so good and now it is just OK. Much better places to go in my opinion. Too bad, I used to love Lola.

Lola Coastal Mexican
Responded on July 12, 2019

Hi. no, not so fast!! I'd love to know what you had and what you didn't love. We absolutely value feedback, it helps us to identify potential misses and grow our team. I look forward to hearing back from you, Jen B/LOLA jen@loladenver

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