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Party Size
For 2
Date
Wed, 2/21
Time
8:30 PM
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Lolita Back Bay

4.8
717 reviews
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$30 and under
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Mexican
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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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Cuisines
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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Neighborhood
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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)
Additional
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Late Night, Wine
What 717 People Are Saying
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4.8  based on recent ratings
4.7
food
4.5
service
4.7
ambience
4.4
value
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96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner (New England)
4.0  Dined on January 8, 2018

Overall very good!

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

I included in the reservation that it was my boyfriends birthday and when he went up to use the bathroom, our server made sure to run over and offer desert with a candle for him. We were seated as soon as we got to the restaurant.

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OpenTable Diner (New England)
5.0  Dined on January 2, 2018

Great ambiance and atmosphere, love the decor and seating. Drinks like white lie is good. Food portions are bit small for price though. Overall good to get together with friends for light meal.

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OpenTable Diner (New England)
5.0  Dined on January 1, 2018

I cant remember his name but our waiter was very friendly, my wife and i are pretty reserved and not so talkative but he eased us out of our shells, haha.
The food was ridiculously good.
I cant wait to come back, Lolitas will definitely be a mainstay. 😀

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OpenTable Diner (New England)
5.0  Dined on December 31, 2017

We went to Lolita's for NYE. Food and service were great. Nice cocktail list as well.

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on December 31, 2017

Had NYE dinner with my fiancé and enjoyed every part of it. Great atmosphere, great waitress and even better food! Highly recommend for a fun night out.

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OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on December 31, 2017

Food and Service was awesome!! Loved the cotton candy for desert!!

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OpenTable Diner (New England)
5.0  Dined on December 29, 2017

Lolita absolutely surpassed my expectations! The food was phenomenal and our server Kayley ensured that the evening was special for myself and my boyfriend. We were celebrating his birthday and I really appreciated the extra effort Kayley made to ensure it was one to remember.

The carne asada was to die for and the cotton candy was a nice and playful touch!

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OpenTable Diner (New England)
5.0  Dined on December 29, 2017

Wonderful!! Food was delicious and the service was amazing. Great place to dine with friends

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OpenTable Diner (New England)
5.0  Dined on December 28, 2017

Lolita is a fun dining experience. The food is delicious . The staff, especially Christina and Grace, are wonderful

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JesuinaS (New England)
4.0  Dined on December 21, 2017

Double date with my boyfriend and friend. We had a great time. Food is over priced but definitely good. Would go back again because i do enjoy the environment

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yum22 (New England)
5.0  Dined on December 21, 2017

LOVE this place. Super good foor and really nice staff. A bit loud and cramped but overall would highly recommend.

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vipOpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
4.0  Dined on December 20, 2017

Had a great time. Pricey considering the portion size

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OpenTable Diner (Las Vegas)
5.0  Dined on December 19, 2017

I absolutely loved everything about this restaurant. The ambiance, drinks, service, and freshness of the food was a huge plus. All of the small touches (candles, fresh flowers, presentation, etc.) were on point. The surprise cotton candy at the end sealed the deal. Next time we visit Boston, we will be back!

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OpenTable Diner (New England)
4.0  Dined on December 18, 2017

Even though we had reservations, we had to wait an HOUR before getting seated. This was only because the people seated at our table stayed for three hours (who TF eats that long?!) and still did not leave. We couldn’t even get seated at a different table since the wait for those were even longer. Lolita staff was apologetic and offered us both appetizers and drinks (lemon drops!) on the house. So although we had to wait for so long, the staff was friendly and accommodating which made the experience not a total fail (seriously, who doesn’t like free food?)

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ralu (New England)
4.0  Dined on December 17, 2017

I've been to Lolita for drinks a few times but this was my first time having dinner. The cocktails and food were delicious. It didn't seem super busy but our server was barely around and everything took a really long time. They serve complimentary chips, but those didn't arrive at the table until our food started arriving. I imagine those are supposed to be a snack while you wait for your food.

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vipAllishaC (New England)
5.0  Dined on December 12, 2017

Lolita’s never disappoints. Last night, one of my bestest friends was visiting home and had never been to Lolita’s before. She really loved it! The drinks were great as always, the food was phenomenal, and our waitress was so lovely! Lolita Cocina will always be one of my faves.

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OpenTable Diner (New England)
5.0  Dined on December 12, 2017

Very fun and a great meal!

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vipOpenTable Diner (Denver)
5.0  Dined on December 12, 2017

One of the best restaurants in Boston. Incredible tapas. Great atmosphere and lively music.

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OpenTable Diner (New England)
3.0  Dined on December 10, 2017

Food was delicious and atmosphere unique but serving sizes were not filling (example: 2 tacos per order). Food was pricey for the small portion.

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Karliam (New England)
5.0  Dined on December 10, 2017

Everything was amazing is one of my favorite places to go too. Is always so busy so reservation is a must.

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vipOpenTable Diner (New England)
4.0  Dined on December 9, 2017

We arrived promptly at 8 o'clock for a reservation. We were seated immediately which was great since we heard there was a 90 minute wait.

Service was awesome. She saw to everything we needed and anticipated refills on drinks and chips. This is a pretty cool and hip place.

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OpenTable Diner (Richmond)
5.0  Dined on December 9, 2017

I was so impressed by Lolita. This was the best Mexican food I have had. Delicious, bold flavors and lots of fresh lime and grapefruit in several of the dishes. We ordered the guacamole for the table, which was a standout. I ordered the charred green bean salad and the ceviche. Will definitely return!

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OpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined on December 9, 2017

I am originally from California. Finding authentic Mexican food has been challenging, but Lolitas hit the mark! I will definitely be back!

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OpenTable Diner (Las Vegas)
5.0  Dined on December 7, 2017

Visiting from Texas...anniverssry

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OpenTable Diner (New England)
5.0  Dined on December 5, 2017

Cool place ... awesome shots ..!!

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OpenTable Diner (New England)
2.0  Dined on December 3, 2017

I've tried this place more than once, the place might be cool for drinks, but the food is laughable and I'm over it. Tiny, Tiny, Tiny plates! I mean, the flavor is on point, sure, but it's just enough to make you hungry and then you're done. The plate sizes are almost a practical joke! Honestly, if you actually want to eat a meal, this is not the place. Drinks in a dark underground cavern? Sure, but that's it.

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OpenTable Diner (New England)
5.0  Dined on December 3, 2017

Such good food! We ordered three rounds of tacos and I didn't think the next could be better than the last but somehow they outdid themselves every time!

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on December 3, 2017

Hippest spot in Boston!
- Great vibe & atmosphere
- Creative, fun drink menu
- Modern twist on Mexican food, including some awesome free extras before and after dinner
- Excellent service
- Nuff said!

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vipOpenTable Diner (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on December 3, 2017

Cool vibe, high energy and inventive menu. Fantastic service! Love this place.

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