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About Lolita Cocina & Tequila Bar

Located in Boston's pristine Back Bay, Lolita Cocina & Tequila Bar is a bawdy neighborhood cantina serving playful interpretations of Mexican-inspired cuisine. With a selection of over 180 choice tequilas, Lolita offers guests a decadent Mexican experience. The dark, polished decor is lightened by notes of crimson and amber, presenting a vibrant and youthful ambiance fit for a night of revelry. Serving food & drink seven days a week until 2AM.

271 Dartmouth Street
Boston, MA 02116
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Mexican, Latin / Spanish, Latin American

Hours of Operation:
7 Days a week, 4:00PM - 2:00AM
Full Menu served until 11:00PM
Late Night Menu served until 1:00AM

Cross Street:
Newbury & Dartmouth

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(617) 369-5609

Website:
http://www.lolitaboston.com/

Parking Details:
Street Parking and Paid Lot are available nearby.

Public Transit:
Copley Square (Green Line)

Executive Chef:
Nicholas Cox

Additional:
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Late Night, Wine

Lolita Cocina & Tequila Bar Ratings and Reviews

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4.8

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.7

service

4.6

ambience

4.7

value

4.4

Noise

Moderate

97% would recommend it to a friend

Fun (50)
Good for a Date (47)
Tapas (47)
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Handcrafted Cocktails (38)
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Good for Birthdays (35)
Good for Groups (35)
Special Occasion (32)
Spicy (29)
Late-night Find (25)
Creative Cuisine (25)
Bar Seating (24)
Authentic (22)
Happy Hour (22)
Neighborhood Gem (20)
Romantic (19)
Fit for Foodies (17)
Casual (15)
Worth the Drive (14)
Cozy (13)
People Watching (11)
Comfort Food (10)
Tasting Menu (10)
Good for Anniversaries (7)
Great Beer (5)
Quick Bite (4)
Good Vegetarian Options (4)
Business Meals (3)
Great for Lunch (2)
Pre/post Theatre (2)
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Local Ingredients (1)
Notable Wine List (1)
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vip
 (New England)·Dined 2 days ago

Amazing!! Awesome service, everything we ordered kept getting better and better :) incredible drinks! fun starters and button to the meal :) can’t wait to go back!

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vip
 (New England)·Dined 3 days ago

Great food

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 (New England)·Dined on November 16, 2017

Food was delicious and the service was exceptional!

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Handcrafted Cocktails, Tapas, Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on November 15, 2017

Love love love

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 (New England)·Dined on November 14, 2017

Service was amazing. Tapas style. Gaelic shrimp tacos, hot chicken taco, emanadas and carne asada. All was delicious. BlackBerry Sangria was definitely one of the best I’ve had. Cuatro leches cake and churros of course! Complimentary cotton candy was just the icing on the cake! Traveled from Western Mass and will definitely make the trip again soon!

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·Dined on November 12, 2017

Sooo good! Make sure you make a reservation if you're here for lunch/ dinner/ late night menu because the line is usually very long on the weekends! Ambiance is great, margaritas were delicious, and the food was absolutely amazing - especially recommend the pork carnitas tacos and the chicken quesadillas, as well as any of the guacamole options!

Tags: Hot Spot, Special Occasion, Romantic, Vibrant Bar Scene, Handcrafted Cocktails, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Bar Seating, Happy Hour, Late-night Find, Fun, Good for a Date
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 (New England)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Birthday dinner for my daughter and her friends. Very good food and our waiter was incredibly courteous, attentive and friendly. Receptionist at front door was the only drawback. Everything else was great.

Tags: Comfort Food, Good for Birthdays, Fun
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 (Atlantic City)·Dined on November 10, 2017

Best mojitos in the world! Everything we've ever had on the menu is fantastic. And they accommodate gluten-free diets!

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·Dined on November 10, 2017

I thought the bean salad was delicious as were the cauliflower tacos (although I had to cut the pieces of cauliflower into smaller ones in order to hold them in the tortilla- but delicious!)
Chips stayed warm for a long time and all salsas that came with chips were a treat!

Tags: Tapas, Creative Cuisine, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on November 3, 2017

A favorite for my wife and I. It’s a young crowd and we love it, even though we are in our sixties. The atmosphere is great and the food is excellent. We especially like the grilled corn and pork ribs. The palate cleanser and cotton candy are a fun touch. Also enjoy the new tequila shot at the table presentation. We come to Boston once a year and always reserve a table at Lolita’s.

Tags: Romantic, Hot Spot, Late-night Find, Casual, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on November 3, 2017

Good date place, lots to talk about with the food and atmosphere. Somewhat too loud though.

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·Dined on October 29, 2017

Hostess was awful. We were seated 30 minutes later than our dinner apt.

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 (New England)·Dined on October 26, 2017

A friend and I went here and were so surprised by all the nice treats they give you on the house! We definitely want to go back. Drinks are a little sweet, but good. Food was very good.

Tags: Good for Groups, Vibrant Bar Scene, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Birthdays, People Watching
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 26, 2017

The drinks to start were amazing . The food is to die for and ghe service was beyond expected. Julia is the one to see she is the best.will be back.

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vip
 (New England)·Dined on October 24, 2017

Great food and service. Will definitely be back.

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 (Charleston)·Dined on October 22, 2017

From the complementary granita palette-cleanser to the complementary cotton candy ending
everything was delicious. The tomatillo-cilantro salsa was the best green salsa I have ever had.
The poblano red salsa was just as good! I enjoyed it all. I will definitely return the next time I am in Boston. Get a reservation early!

Tags: Spicy, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for a Date, Casual
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 22, 2017

Fun atmosphere and delicious food! The fried chicken is a must!

Tags: Comfort Food, Hot Spot, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Tapas, Spicy, Great for Brunch, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Good for Groups
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 (New England)·Dined on October 22, 2017

Love the margs, disappointed at the service when it's busy, love the guac, chips, salsa, food etc. Really cool decor. Great for groups and overall fun place to go for a girls night or start to a night out.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, People Watching, Good for Groups, Hot Spot
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·Dined on October 21, 2017

Love this place the cocktails , tequila, food was great.. the waitress was fabulous

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Late-night Find, Tasting Menu, Handcrafted Cocktails, Spicy, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Birthdays, Casual, Quiet Conversation, Comfort Food, Cozy, Good for Groups, Fun, Hot Spot
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vip
 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on October 19, 2017

I'd fly 3 hours to land in Boston, go to Lolita's, just to have their Diablo margarita again. Awesome.

Tags: Spicy, Quick Bite, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Groups, Great Beer, Worth the Drive, Authentic
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·Dined on October 19, 2017

Good food, but portions are not big. Need to order multiple things. Drinks are amazing!

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·Dined on October 18, 2017

Music too loud which leads to loud conversations. Result: too much noise.
Wonderful food. Very nice service.

Tags: Happy Hour, Tasting Menu, Good for Groups, Fun
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on October 16, 2017

Always good! I've been there a bunch of times with friends and it's always a blast!

Tags: Special Occasion, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for a Date, Seasonal, Vibrant Bar Scene, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Groups, Late-night Find, Bar Seating, Tapas, People Watching, Good for Birthdays, Happy Hour, Cozy, Fit for Foodies, Fun, Hot Spot
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 (New England)·Dined on October 14, 2017

We have loved it here in the past but this visit wasn't the best. We found some of the food very salty... chips and empanadas especially. Also some lacked flavor such as the steak taco and street corn... the corn may actually have been overcooked or not the freshest. The server was friendly but service was slow. Ordered everything at once since it took over 10 minutes to be greeted. Drinks arrived after food. Return of change when paying took several minutes... we had to ask two people before we got it. Overall the experience there for a first time guest is great between the palate cleanser, dips and cotton candy, however for return guests it is lacking.

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 (New England)·Dined on October 13, 2017

Amazing! All around great place

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 (New England)·Dined on October 8, 2017

Fantastic time!

Great food; great service; really fun atmosphere! The tequila crushed ice is awesome, and the surprise cotton candy with pop rocks was so much fun after a fantastic meal!!!

Definitely order the Mexican street corn -- to die for!

Tags: Tasting Menu, Late-night Find, Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Authentic
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 (New England)·Dined on October 7, 2017

Great night out with girlfriends. Service was fantastic and the food and drinks were delicious.

Tags: Good for Groups, Hot Spot, Good for a Date, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on October 7, 2017

Lolita Cocina is my go to Mexican restaurant when I visit Boston. Took my family on this trip. Kids loved the cotton candy. Great atmosphere! Great drinks!

Tags: Bar Seating, Good for Groups, Hot Spot, Tapas, Good for a Date
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 1, 2017

Amazing hand crafted drinks. Loved the scene if you're into people watching. Food was great just wished steak was better seasoned. Had a great time . Really fun place.

Tags: Special Occasion, Hot Spot, Scenic View, Tapas, Fun, Good for Groups, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for a Date, Late-night Find, People Watching, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Birthdays
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on October 1, 2017

We were 20 minutes late for our reservation due to a flight delay but I was grateful that the staff still accommodated us despite the busy line on a Saturday night. Perhaps not the best place to take my mother for dinner in Boston - extremely loud and very young scene. The food and service however was really very good.

Tags: Tapas, Late-night Find, Bar Seating, Fun, Good for Groups
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 (New England)·Dined on September 30, 2017

After reading the reviews from several different sites, I was a bit hesitant that two (almost) middle-aged non-city people would fit in, in this dimly lit (and loud) spot...but I was very pleasantly surprised. We made 5:30 reservations for a Saturday but ended up arriving at 5:00 due to less traffic, and we were given the option of waiting at the bar or being seated immediately. After a quick drink at the bar to pass a little time, we went back to the front desk and were immediately seated to a nice corner table.

I wish I would have noted our waitresses name, but she was excellent! When I let her know it was our first visit there, she explained everything to us. She was extremely pleasant, polite and attentive throughout our entire dinner and boxed up all of our leftovers quickly and courteously.

We ordered the fried chicken feast (which states it feeds two) but we barely made a dent...It was delicious, as was the street corn snack! I wouldn't hesitate to order both items again, I would just be sure to bring a larger appetite! For the amount of food served, the price was very reasonable as well.

All of the staff that we dealt with were very friendly, from the bartender at the packed bar, to the waiter who directed us to the non-marked hallway where the restrooms were located. It was just starting to hit their busy time of the night - so perhaps we lucked out, but I would recommend Lolita Cocina and Tequila Bar to anyone looking for a nice night out!

Tags: Bar Seating, Tapas, Good for a Date
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 29, 2017

Great value, atmosphere. Love the included vodka crushed ice and cotton candy!! Cool place.

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 (New England)·Dined on September 29, 2017

Fun and fabulous meal. Food is great and the drinks are even better.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Authentic, Tapas
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on September 28, 2017

We checked out Lolita on vacation. Unfortunately, I was on crutches and asked for some extra space on my reservation comment. They graciously gave us a a four-top for two of us and we had an amazing meal. Delicious food and drink, cool atmosphere.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Bar Seating, Worth the Drive
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 (Chicago)·Dined on September 28, 2017

Exceptional food and great service.

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·Dined on September 25, 2017

Very small portion plates, but the table was smaller. The food was great, but it was difficult to eat on such a small table. The noise level was very loud.

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vip
 (New England)·Dined on September 24, 2017

As long as you are aware that this is 100% a hotspot and is 100% tapas, you will LOVE it. I brought my mom and future MIL here after wedding dress shopping, so I don't think this was quite our scene. It was incredibly loud, we were surrounded by people waiting to get a drink at the bar, and we had to order a ton of food to successfully fill us. That being said, the drinks and the food were amazing- we loved everything we got, right up to the cotton candy with poprocks. It was truly an experience and I can't wait to come back with my girlfriends for a fun night out!

Tags: Spicy, Hot Spot, Romantic, Handcrafted Cocktails, Special Occasion, Tapas, People Watching, Fun
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·Dined on September 20, 2017

Fun!!! Free cotton candy, chips salsa etc so fun we had a great time! Maybe a little
Music (latin) in the background would add to the place!

Tags: Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Birthdays, Good Vegetarian Options
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·Dined on September 15, 2017

Great food, great servuce, authentic mexican, loved the small plates style. Loved my spicy margarita...everything was on par!

Tags: Authentic, Tapas, Fun, Handcrafted Cocktails, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on September 7, 2017

Loved it. The crispy cauliflower tacos were amazing. Everything was amazing. The Lolita margaritas were delicious. We had a great time, can't wait to go back.

Tags: Authentic, Fit for Foodies, Spicy, People Watching
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