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Lolita Back Bay

718 reviews
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$30 and under
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Top Tags:
  • Good for a Date
  • Fun
  • Tapas
Located in Boston's pristine Back Bay, Lolita Back Bay is a bawdy neighborhood cantina serving playful interpretations of Mexican-inspired cuisine. With a selection of over 180 choice tequilas, Lolita Back Bay 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.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Mexican, Latin / Spanish, Latin American
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Hours of operation
7 Days a week, 4:00PM - 2:00AM
Full Menu served until 11:00PM
Late Night Menu served until 1:00AM
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Phone number
(617) 369-5609
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Executive chef
Nicholas Cox
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Cross street
Newbury & Dartmouth
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Parking details
Street Parking and Paid Lot are available nearby.
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Public transit
Copley Square (Green Line)
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Late Night, Wine
What 718 People Are Saying
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96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner (New England)
5.0  Dined 11 hours ago

Lolita is definitely a fun night out. From the cool atmosphere to the unexpected surprises including a smoking granita to start the evening (fueled by dry ice and optional complimentary tequila) and a towering cotton candy sprinkled with pop rocks accompanying the bill. Our food was all fantastic, starting with the complimentary chips and three different dipping sauces. We tried the empanadas and the bacon-laced guacamole, both of which were great. We added the chicken thighs and the Carne Asada. Portions were billed as small plates but were more than generous as an entree. For a Wednesday night, the place was buzzing. Will definitely be back!

RyanT (New York Area)
5.0  Dined 3 days ago

This was my first time at Lolita Back Bay and it was an amazing experience! I went with a friend and am glad we made reservations, the wait without them on a Sunday was almost 2 hours!! I highly recommend their margaritas, I had the frozen strawberry one myself. The shrimp tacos were awesome! Huge pieces of shrimp and a very delicious combo of sweet and savory with pineapples and sour cream. At the end of the meal, they bring you complementary sour apple cotton candy with pop rocks, so cool! Great date spot and an awesome vibe for a get together with friends. I will be back!

5.0  Dined 3 days ago

our waitress was excellent! very attentive and kept the chips comin'!

Rebecca (Baltimore)
5.0  Dined 3 days ago

Great food, drinks, and an overall good value especially compared with the other local options. This made for a really fun night out with the girls. Drinks were excellent especially the cucumber margaritas. The guacamole was delicious. Highly recommend!

vipOpenTable Diner (Dallas)
3.0  Dined 5 days ago

Both hostesses were rude and standoffish. Several tables were empty (for the entirety of the 2 hours we were there) and we asked to sit at a different table and they refused us. Our waitress was wonderful though!

OpenTable Diner (New England)
5.0  Dined 5 days ago

Lolita's had a lot of special touches that made our night amazing!

OpenTable Diner (New England)
5.0  Dined 7 days ago

Our food was amazing but the server was even better!!!!

vipnewtosomerville (New England)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

Great place for Valentine’s Day! Strawberry basil mojitos and street corn don’t sound like date night dinner, but they were amazing. Loved the tequila granita and pop rocks at the end of the meal!

BarbaraL (New England)
5.0  Dined on February 12, 2018

I was there for the all you can eat taco night with my family visiting from Florida.Great decor & yummy Aguas frescas!

OpenTable Diner (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on February 7, 2018

We really enjoyed Lolita's. Margaritas were fantastic. The food was great and prices were reasonable - better than I expected.

OpenTable Diner (New England)
5.0  Dined on February 3, 2018

Hands down the most outstanding Mexican restaurant I’ve been to in Boston. Highly recommend to all searching for a date night restaurant or somewhere to celebrate a special occasion! The taquitos and steak tacos were amazing!

anonymous (New England)
3.0  Dined on February 3, 2018

I was here Saturday night with a party of 10 to celebrate my birthday. Although the food and drinks were great the service was an absolute disaster. When we arrived for our 8:30 reservation we were forced to wait an additional hour. I had made this reservation a full month ahead of time and I was even notified the day of by the restaurant to make sure that I arrive to my reservation on time. When I approached the manager to see what was the hold up he simply said "there is a party that has paid their check but they just aren't moving so it could be an additional 45 minutes we just don't know" (on top of the 1 hour we already waited). I just felt like this situation could have been handled differently and that they should have already had our table reserved and ready for us 10 minutes before arrival. I will definitely think twice before making another reservation here.

OpenTable Diner (New England)
5.0  Dined on February 3, 2018

Our waiter was absolutely amazing! It was my daughters birthday and we were spending the day in Boston. She had done some research and found this restaurant. He charged the teen girls phones for them and took a picture with them (they may have thought he was attractive). I had mentioned it was her birthday at the beginning and he remembered at the end! Only downfall was truly bringing two picky teens to this restaurant. Not meant for those what are picky or not willing to try new things.

vipDorando7 (New England)
4.0  Dined on January 31, 2018

My first visit to Lolita's did not disappoint - great vibe and service and interesting menu that presents Mexican food in more of a tapas context. The Mexican street corn, shrimp, and pork ribs were all superb. The restaurant provides a couple freebies that were nice - home made chips with three different dips and a sorbet that can be infused with tequila at your option. We both ordered a specialized cocktail - a bourbon mash and a spicy cucumber margerita Those who want enchiladas or would like a quiet date, look elsewhere.

ecice (New England)
5.0  Dined on January 29, 2018

We went for taco night and it’s amazing! Great quality and the drinks were delicious. Do wish the beef is less greasy though but it was the best tasing spices wise. The multiple types of sauces and tequila grapefruit ice was unique.