Lola Coastal Mexican

4.4
1886 reviews
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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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Denver
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
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.

SS
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
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

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 5 days ago

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

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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
2 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
33 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
1 review
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
22 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
62 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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W
Dallas
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 2

Concept has changed and we were not impressed. Mostly a bar scene now vs. dining and way too noisy for dinner with friends. Didn't like the limited menu either and expensive.

T
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 3ambience 5

Great experience

Lola Coastal Mexican
Responded on July 8, 2019

We're thrilled you enjoyed it! We look forward to seeing you again soon -Jen B/LOLA -

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OT
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

This was a disappointing dinner. The new decor is fantastic. The drinks are still great but the service was terrible. We sit down and drink orders were taken. They return later missing one drink and a side of lemons. After we order our meal with starters soups salad and entrees, our entrees come before chip and salsa, ceviche salad or soup. We ask them to hold off so we can have our first courses only for them to shove them down on the table and then they bring everything all at once. It was a cluster and they were like. Oh well. I won’t be coming back as they did not apologize or offer to fix anything. I made a same day resa here and it’s obvious to me now why/ because the service is crappy.

Lola Coastal Mexican
Responded on July 4, 2019

Wow, I am terribly disappointed to learn of your experience with us. While we left you feeling completely underwhelmed and unwilling to return, I can assure you that your words have not fallen on deaf ears. While you have no obligation to do so, we'd be grateful if you'd grant us the opportunity to invite you back and to show you how much better LOLA is. I look forward to speaking with you, Jen B LOLA/Owner

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a
Denver
13 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

First time since remodel , new menu.

Mgr awesome , server very good , food was energetic!
Great flavors

Lola Coastal Mexican
Responded on July 1, 2019

You are awesome! Thanks so much for the kind words. We can't wait to have you back -Jen B/LOLA

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OT
Denver
1 review
Dined on June 23, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

We have eaten at Lola for years and we always enjoy it. Loved the new ambiance although we loved the old look, too. Food is always good but today my entree was a bit cold.

Lola Coastal Mexican
Responded on July 1, 2019

Oh no! Cold food is unacceptable. Thank you so much for your feedback. It's our loyal guests that keep us on our toes and working to perfect our craft daily. We're on it! We hope to see you again very soon -Jen B/LOLA

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M
Denver
1 review
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 3food 1service 5ambience 4

The waitress was great, the food uninspired and flavorless.

Lola Coastal Mexican
Responded on July 1, 2019

Monty, that is absolutely not the experience we're aiming for. I'd love to know what you had to eat and, of course, invite you back for a better experience. I look forward to hearing back from you. -Jen B/LOLA 303.903.4701

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s
Philadelphia
67 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 4

Went for brunch. We've been here multiple times. Can always be better. Service is hit or miss here. New decor is nice.

Lola Coastal Mexican
Responded on July 1, 2019

Hi. I'm so disappointed to learn of your experience. I'd love to hear more about what you had, who your server was, what time of day you were in. While we don't claim to be perfect, feedback from our loyal guests keeps us pushing in that direction. I would love nothing ore than to learn from your experience, using it to strengthen our staff, and invite you back to enjoy LOLA as it should be. I look forward to hearing back form you, Jen B/LOLA 303.903.4701

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OT
Denver
1 review
Dined on June 21, 2019
Overall 2food 4service 5ambience 1

The remodel is absolutely hideous, it has taken the soulful earthy feeling of the building and turned it into a sterile-looking seaside laboratory situation that is just really horrendous. Before it was chic and trendy and now it just feels like another place for hordes of white yuppies to get trashed. Never before had I had a reservation which sat us in the bar. I was bringing a friends family out to celebrate and I felt embarrassed for recommending we go to Lola. Before the remodel the look of the restaurant was perfect, but I am sad to say we will not be dining there again! Our server was fantastic, wish I could remember his name! Also that jackfruit dessert should be illegal, one of the most disgusting “dessert” choices I’ve ever had.

Lola Coastal Mexican
Responded on June 22, 2019

Anonymous, Change is certainly hard, for some more than others it seems. The time was right for an interior change at Lola, getting us out of the dark and heavy city industrial look we had for the previous fourteen years and into something lighter and brighter and closer to the beach and our coastal intentions. Glad you enjoyed your server, his name is Cisco and he is truly fantastic! And our guests are the same ones we've had since day one. Miss you already Anonymous. Dave Query / Lola.

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OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We started with soup and grilled octopus and ended with tacos and the full fish. Everything was incredible!

Lola Coastal Mexican
Responded on June 24, 2019

Thank you! Come see us again soon! -Jen B/LOLA

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JL
Denver
12 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The new menu and interior of Lola Coastal is fantastic. Every bite was outstanding. We started with the manager's recommendations of tuna appetizer and queso, had an amazing taco filled with shrimp, octopus and carne asada; and finished sharing the lobster enchiladas. I highly recommend Lola Coastal.

Lola Coastal Mexican
Responded on July 1, 2019

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

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EM
1 review
Dined on June 19, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

Reservation request for patio wasn't honored despite empty tables out back. Instead, was sat near the bar stand. Server wasn't as attentive as expected, had to grab him or neighboring server for drinks. Food was good and liked the ambiance.

MV
1 review
Dined on June 19, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Excellent place. Delicious food and fabulous ambiance.

OT
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved the new decor and huevos! Manager came and asked for input and was just fabulous!

Lola Coastal Mexican
Responded on June 18, 2019

Thank you! We have an all new brunch menu debuting this weekend. We can't wait to have you try it -Jen B

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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

The staff comes to the table a little too often, but other than that it’s good. It will make you feel like you’re being rushed.

Lola Coastal Mexican
Responded on June 16, 2019

oh, no!! We did not mean to make you feel rushed, we are so very sorry for that. We appreciate your visit and will use your feedback to increase our awareness. If you have any additional feedback, I'd be so appreciative. We look forward to having you back again soon. -Jen B

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CS
Mississippi
1 review
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Birthday celebration

Lola Coastal Mexican
Responded on June 18, 2019

Thank you, Clair! You don't have to wait for another birthday to come see us again;)! -Jen B

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YR
Denver
59 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 5ambience 2

Well you haven't lost your great food and excellent service..... but the decor.... it felt like we were at Red lobster. I know it sounds harsh, sorry. But at least you've got the hard part down.... maybe now just work a little harder of the look.

Lola Coastal Mexican
Responded on June 15, 2019

Hi. I haven't been to a Red Lobster in awhile, but sounds like they've upped their game;). We're excited to have a brighter, more open space, but bright and airy isn't for everyone. We get it. Glad you enjoyed the food and service, and hope to have you back sipping margs and eating guacamole very soon Enjoy your weekend, -Jen B

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