Lolita Back Bay

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$30 and under
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Mexican
Rebellious Revelry.

Tacos.

Tequila.

Lolita is a bustling neighborhood cantina serving playfully authentic interpretations of traditional Mexican cuisine. The dramatic space is dark and rustic, loud with laughter and intimately lit by Murano glass chandeliers, custom stained glass and flickering candles. Bold colors, luxurious leather, graffiti art and a ceiling adorned with skulls are set against an elegant venetian backdrop. House-made flour tortillas wrap flavorful tacos and hand-crafted margaritas grace an elegant, Mexican-crafted bar. The vibrant and youthful ambiance is sexy, seductive and tailored for a night of rebellion and all out revelry.
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EH
New England
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and drinks were absolutely amazing and our server Samuel was so attentive and charming. The ambiance is sexy and well designed. There isn’t an event that Lolitas isn’t suited for: birthday, romantic date, girls night - you’ll have an amazing time. I’ll be dreaming about the margs until I return.

OT
New England
16 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had been to the Lolita location in the Seaport many times so we decided to try the original Lolita. We were not disappointed. Food is fresh and flavorful. The margaritas were delicious

OT
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great! Looking forward to going back really soon!

i
New England
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience4

I liked the red interior. I had also made a special request on OpenTable which was graciously followed. I and my date enjoyed our time there.

OT
New England
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was excellent and worth it.

JG
San Antonio
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall2food4service3ambience1

The food was good but the music was so loud it was like having dinner in an nightclub. Impossible to have a conversation with the person sitting next to you. We will not return.

k
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

You pay for what you get! And I was delighted to pay. This is a wonderful and delicious dining experience! I look forward to going to Lolitas whenever I am in Boston!

M
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I’ve never been so impressed by every aspect of a dining experience. The service was excellent and every dish was unlike anything I’ve tasted before. The complimentary gelato before the meal and the cotton candy at the end were great touches. The bar tenders were also wonderful. Can’t wait to dine her again!

MI
New England
3 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

it was my third visit and I will totally be back!! Food is excellent and the atmosphere is very cool!!

OT
New England
59 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience3

My wife and I enjoyed our dinner. We were at a table for 2 and I’m not a big but it was pretty tight seating. Love the many complimentary items that they give to you throughout the meal. Recommend anybody who likes Mexican to come eat here.

KS
New England
2 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Started with the guacamole and mezcal margaritas. Had the steak tacos. All was great. Excellent waiter !! Hats off to Felix.

OT
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience5

Poor customer service, neither the host nor the waiter were friendly. The atmosphere was good, and the drinks were delicious. Food was ok.

OT
New England
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Birthday for son. Very nice good food very nice waitress

OT
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I went out for s birthday celebration ! The service was impeccable and fabulous !!! The food was out of this world and the environment was incredible ! Cozy and seductive !

OT
New England
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing! I loved the food, atmosphere, and service! Went here to celebrate my moms birthday and she loved it. Our waiter was so nice and attentive, even made sure to put a birthday candle on our dessert! 10/10 experience

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Hard to have a conversation over the mhsic

LC
New England
3 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is fantastic. Sort of like Tapas, small plates so you buy a bunch and share which makes for a great experience. Add Tequila and how can you lose?

CM
New England
27 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

LOVE LOLITAS. Never a bad meal or marg. They make the absolute best margaritas in all of Boston, especially the spicy cucumber!

OT
New England
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

My birthday!

OT
New England
2 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing ! Food, chips, shave ice, service-i love this restaurant 💜

MA
New England
12 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What an experience!! Highly recommend this place, full of energy and the staff is amazing. Food is excellent and the cotton candy was a wonderful surprise.

AS
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

The food was unbelievable. The cocktails are good. One should try the corn, the ceviche, the Mahi Mahi Taco and the tres-leche cake. The Quesedilla's are on the heavier side and not something you should get when you are looking for small plates. This restaurant is bang for the buck and definitely a "Must Visit" restaurant. Keep Up the Good Work Lolita!!

OT
New England
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was wonderful. The food was delicious. Great experience. Thank you.

GH
New England
3 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was top notch as always, and service was very quick! Drinks were excellent as well.

J
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a very good time. Food was excellent. They accommodated my request for comfortable seating for my disability, which made my dinner much more comfortable.

CD
New England
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Really poor service

MV
New England
3 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience3

High quality Mexican food in Boston. Recommended by a friend. When in the area again, a return is a must for the food. The noise level is high and the tables are very close to each other. The cotton candy to end the meal was a nice touch.

OT
New England
9 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food, great margaritas. A bit dark but nice atmosphere. Good service and awesome location

OT
New England
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great date space.

NG
New England
9 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great::::as usual!

OT
New England
7 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Our experience was fantastic! Great food and service for my birthday dinner. I started with the Diablo Margarita - delicious and spicy. We shared 5 plates tapas style: street corn, cauliflower fritters, patatas bravas, carnitas tacos, and the chicken habanero tacos. We were super impressed with the street corn and chicken tacos - a lot of flavor! We also appreciated the free palette refresher, chips & salsas, and cotton candy! It was a great birthday :) highly recommend Lolita Back Bay!

NB
New England
1 review
Dined on August 5, 2019
Overall3food5service2ambience3

Went to Lolita for my sister’s bachelorette dinner, which I provide that information when making reservations on open table. We arrive and were seated quickly. Took a little bit for a waitress to come over and introduce herself and see if we wanted drinks or had any questions. Finally someone came over she did explain it is tapas/small plate style and how meals are prepared. We put in drink and apps. My sister did not like her drink and asked for something else instead and when we got the bill we were charged for the drink with 2 sips missing. Some food came out really fast some we waited for a long time. Service wasn’t consistent I didn’t feel like our waitress paid much attention to us to see if we needed anything else or more drinks etc. Also there was no mention that we were there for a special occasion which was disappointing. When leaving there were two I assume hostesses and neither said thank you or have a good night anything.

I do think I would return cuz the food and drinks were really good but I would have extremely low expectations on the service. Also it was a hot 80 degrees August night and it didn’t feel like there was air conditioning or any type of air flow for that matter we were pretty uncomfortable with the temp all dinner

OT
New England
1 review
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best food evahhhhh

RA
New England
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Love Lolita. The one things I have noticed is the prices going up and the portions staying the same.

OT
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Service is unmatched, very good food. Just a little loud during peak times but overall it was a great time. Love the cotton candy at the end!

BF
New England
4 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, friendly and fun waitstaff, sultry atmosphere, etc., all make for a great date spot.

JD
New England
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love it here!

BD
New England
1 review
Dined on July 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really good!

A
New England
8 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic margaritas and food (their street corn is amazing). Energetic feel. Hip and unique ambiance - underground. A little pricey but great place for friends/dates.

BR
New England
2 reviews
Dined on July 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food delicious
Settles very well
Waiter was 5 star excellent
I’m not crazy about dark lighting especially in this day & age

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