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For 2
Date
Thu, 4/19
Time
10:30 PM
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Lolita Back Bay

4.7
771 reviews
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$30 and under
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Mexican
Perfect For:
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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.
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 771 People Are Saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.6
food
4.5
service
4.7
ambience
4.3
value
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97% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined on January 10, 2018

Gettin’ lit with my bitchez

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5.0Dined on January 9, 2018

Went for date with boyfriend, he LOVED the margaritas and chicken quesadillas.

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5.0Dined on January 9, 2018

I LOVE high-end Mexican food and we have a lot of good ones in New York. Here it comes .. this was the best I’ve ever had. The place is beautiful but very dark (bring your glasses and your phone flashlight). BONUS: order their house Lolita Tequila on the rocks. They use an orange wedge, which I thought was weird but the bartender explained why. He was right. The smoothest tequila I’ve ever had. If you’re not a straight tequila drinker, this might make you one.

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4.0Dined on January 8, 2018

Overall very good!

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5.0Dined 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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5.0Dined 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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5.0Dined 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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5.0Dined 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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5.0Dined 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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5.0Dined on December 31, 2017

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

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5.0Dined 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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5.0Dined on December 29, 2017

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

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5.0Dined 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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4.0Dined 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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5.0Dined 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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4.0Dined on December 20, 2017

Had a great time. Pricey considering the portion size

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5.0Dined 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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4.0Dined 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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4.0Dined 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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5.0Dined 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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5.0Dined on December 12, 2017

Very fun and a great meal!

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5.0Dined on December 12, 2017

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

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3.0Dined 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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5.0Dined 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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4.0Dined 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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5.0Dined 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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5.0Dined 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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5.0Dined on December 7, 2017

Visiting from Texas...anniverssry

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5.0Dined on December 5, 2017

Cool place ... awesome shots ..!!

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2.0Dined 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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5.0Dined 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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5.0Dined 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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5.0Dined on December 3, 2017

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

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5.0Dined on December 2, 2017

The food is to die for. The beginning shot of tequila on shaved ice, the cotton candy and temp tattoos at the end make you really feel like your getting your money's worth. They put a lot into the ambience, and while they aren't completely accessible they accommodated my request for comfortable seating because of my disability. Highlights were mahi mahi tacos, scallops, lobster quacamole, and cornbread. Every drink we had was good, but mojito was my fave. My partner and I were splitting an espresso martini and they even split it into seperate glasses. It was really the little things that's make this place so so special. Can't wait to go again!

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5.0Dined on November 29, 2017

Such a fun spot! Went with a co-worker and had a blast. Great ambiance and service. Small plates were a good size (we had 3 between us). Cotton candy with pop rocks on top comes with the check! Highly recommend.

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5.0Dined on November 24, 2017

We went to celebrate our daughter's 21st birthday. We could NOT have chosen a better location. The food was creative and fabulous! When we first sat down, the waitress brought over some granita with a generous shot of tequila poured over it. It was beautiful and delicious. We enjoyed handcrafted cocktails, delicious cornbread with garlic butter, and amazing entrees. We ended the night with dessert, which was incredible. We will return, and will also recommend to anyone and everyone who needs an idea for a great night out!

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5.0Dined on November 22, 2017

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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5.0Dined on November 21, 2017

Great food

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5.0Dined on November 16, 2017

Food was delicious and the service was exceptional!

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5.0Dined on November 15, 2017

Love love love

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