Lolita Back Bay
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.
Absolutely the best food!! Order a few dishes to share. Order 1-2 items for 1 person. Service was pretty good.
Start to finish, dinner at Lolita was amazing! Our server Matt is what really made the difference. He was friendly and attentive and helpful with suggestions on food and drink. The guacamole fresco was perfection along with the fresh tortilla chips. Matt suggested the cauliflower fritters and he was right, they were delicious. We also ordered the habanero chicken quesadillas (yum) and Matt came through with another great suggestion of a new menu item-spicy broccoli tacos which were so tasty. We ended up taking home half is the quesadillas. Matt is really a superstar and hope to get one of his tables again the next time we go to Lolita!!!
Food and service was very good but lighting was on the dark side. Difficult to read menu and to dark for good ambiance
I love the food and the general vibe of the place it's just the staff that leaves something to be desired. Right off the mark, the host was apathetic and stuck up (which I've grown to expect from this restaurant). The waitress was mostly fine but again seemed to have a generally flat affect. Overall, I would recommend the food to anyone but, they really need to step up their customer service.
Over priced, sangria tastes like a melted popsicle (not in a good way), food was mediocre and the AC unit was dripping behind out table and there was a thick coat of dust on the chair rail.
Second time was the charm. My last visit was met with poor service and cold food. Big change this time with amazing food and proper service.
Awesome, great food, drinks, and service!
Amazing place and great food.
Super cadre mais très bruyant. Nourriture sympa mais pas exceptionnelle. Service ultra rapide. On a fait tout le repas en 60 minutes !
The best steak tacos ever!
Amazing beverages, including tamarind soda!! loved it! I've mad better mexican food but the ambience was great!
I normally love Lolita and I have been going to this location for about 6 years. Yesterday was some of the worst service we have received. On arriving, the restaurant was not crowded and we had requested that we get seated minus a few guests because it was to surprise our friend for her birthday. The host proceeded to tell us we couldn't get seated and that we couldn't have balloons... We did not have balloons?
We brought a cake with us and the host also told us that we would have to pay $5 a person if we wanted to eat the cake at the restaurant. That would have priced the cake at twice of what we purchased it at. We said that we were bringing it home and we requested that they put the cake in the freezer as it would melt otherwise and the other hostess mentioned she would have to check if they were allowed to do that.
Dinner was fine, but the waitress was absent and was slow to refill our drinks, food and water. After dinne, we planned on going to a cafe for espresso and cake and while we were walking the birthday girl realized the cake the waitress had returned to us was melting all over her pants. The staff did not put the cake in the freezer. It's such a shame that this happened because we always had wonderful experiences here especially with Bridget B. as our server.
Always enjoyable. We eat here every visit to Boston
I loved everything about this restaurant. The food was delicious and innovative. We are vegetarians so we were pleased with all the vegetarian options. We got the empanadas, cauliflower nachitos, zucchini tacos, and brussel sprouts and everything was very flavorful. The drinks were fantastic and the service was great. The cotton candy at the end of the meal was a nice treat. We will definitely go back if we are ever in the area.
Celebrated my 27th with my girls at Lolita’s. I’ve been going to this location for years and I must say Lolita’s never disappoints. Drinks made to perfection, food came out in a timely manner and our waitress was super pleasant. Chips and Bacon Guac are always a hit. I wish the shrimp Ajillo dish will come back though.
It was really nice and our server was nice and supportive. And thoughtful for my birthday.
As my son said “We had the best birthday celebration’” dinner ever”
Definitely a great date/night out with the girls spot! Service can be spotty, but the staff is really nice and friendly about it. Salsa and other automatic additions (like the cotton candy) to your whole meal are fun too!
Awesome. Dad loved it
It was fun and delicious! Best corn bread ever and lots of complimentary treats like chips with 3 types of dip and cotton candy!
Great dining experience.
This is third time at Lolitas due to business project since December. Food is very tasty and flavorful, but you just don't get much for the money. Two street tacos for $16! And the cotton candy free "dessert" is fun the first time, but of little value.
Such a cool experience, the food is small plates with a modern take on Mexican and overall very good! Wish the plates were a tad bit bigger for the price but great experience.
Great food, good service and cotton candy to top it all off. How can you go wrong?
Great food and service!
Good food, good environment and great place to catch up. A bit hard to see the menu because of the lighting but you have your phone for a reason : )
Delicious food, great atmosphere. Very loud but excellent service.
Second time going with my significant other because we had such a great time the first time. This time was even better! The waiter was amazing and knowledgeable about menu choices. I am vegan and he when I asked if my cauliflower tacos could be made vegan he immediately said “of course”. When he brought the dinner menu he also told me which was vegan friendly. He had a great personality and was very attentive. Our waitress the first time was good however she was not as knowledgeable.
The ambience is amazing along with the decor. It is a jumping place that is great for and age. Great for a date or anniversary, a late group of friends or a family. It is slightly noisy but that is just the scenery. The cotton candy is such a great touch at the end! We absolutely love this place and will keep coming back!
Food was very good, the portions are just small
Everything about this restaurant was incredible. Food, service, ambiance were all A+. Couldn’t recommend this place more!!!
The food and margaritas where amazing!!
What a find in Boston! Definitely add Lolita Back Bay to your must try dining list! We recommend sharing everything so you can try the wonderful blend of flavors of their small plate offerings.
We chose the steak tacos first. These soft tacos were packed with tender, juicy, perfectly cooked sirloin tips, (in fact they were so tender we never would have guessed it was sirloin) topped with thin, crispy onion strips. Next we tried the pork carnitas nachos, WOW what a flavor blast! Shredded pork and cojita cheese topped with mandoline sliced jalapeños and radishes. Don’t forget to try the Lolita Margarita too! Lolita is a must do eatery in Back Bay!
Great food / fun atmosphere / service was a bit slow, but friendly
Host was dismissive.
Our waiter was wonderful but did wait a lot time to check in on us, we were left waiting to for the waiter to come by in order to ask for the check. Otherwise an amazing experience and delicious food/drinks
Went for an early dinner with the kids - daughter has an egg and tree nut allergy. Waiter was so patient and checked with the kitchen for all of the items we ordered. The street corn and bourbon smash were my favorite.
It was good!! But been there on a outstanding service, i didnt get that this time!
It was my birthday
Really great time!
Host would not seat me for a 2-person reservation until the second person in my party arrived. The table is the same size for 1 versus 2 people, and it would have been great to wait while having a drink and some appetizers rather than awkwardly standing by the door. It seems the same “all parties must be present prior to being seated” does not apply to larger groups, which is ridiculous.
Very accommodating to vegan, always. Sultry vibe and delicious food!
🔥🔥🔥 Amazing food and atmosphere. Already making another reservation