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About Lolita Back Bay

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.

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 Back Bay Ratings and Reviews

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4.8

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.7

service

4.5

ambience

4.7

value

4.4

Noise

Moderate

96% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (41)
Fun (32)
Tapas (32)
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Romantic (24)
Good for Groups (23)
Creative Cuisine (21)
Late-night Find (18)
Fit for Foodies (16)
Happy Hour (15)
Neighborhood Gem (15)
Bar Seating (14)
People Watching (13)
Good for Anniversaries (11)
Spicy (11)
Authentic (10)
Cozy (9)
Casual (7)
Tasting Menu (7)
Worth the Drive (6)
Comfort Food (4)
Good Vegetarian Options (4)
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 (New England)·Dined 7 hours ago

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

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 (New England)·Dined 2 days ago

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

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 (New England)·Dined 3 days ago

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!

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·Dined 5 days ago

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

Tags: Tasting Menu
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 (Chicago)·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.

Tags: Fun, Neighborhood Gem, Tapas
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·Dined on February 4, 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!

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·Dined on February 4, 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.

Tags: Tapas, Fun, Hot Spot, Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays
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 (New England)·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.

Tags: Bar Seating, Tasting Menu, Fit for Foodies, Casual, Romantic, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion
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 (New England)·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.

Tags: People Watching, Handcrafted Cocktails, Fun, Good for a Date
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 (New England)·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.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Handcrafted Cocktails, Hot Spot, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive, Good for Groups
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 28, 2018

Very very good.

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 (New England)·Dined on January 28, 2018

I was really satisfied with our service at Lolita's. Unfortunately I forgot the name of our server, but she was amazing. Another server brought out our dessert and just randomly placed it on the table and walked away (no biggie but its a drastic change from our actual awesome server) and I dont know how, but she caught it from across the room and came over to make sure everything was right and brought us spoons we were missing. Food was great! Wish I could've tasted some other drinks, but we were so full! Coming back of course.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Hot Spot, Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Vibrant Bar Scene, Happy Hour, Fun, Spicy, Good for Anniversaries, Tapas, Good for a Date
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 (New England)·Dined on January 28, 2018

Very unique spot, I’ve never been anywhere like it! If you’re going as a group DEFINITELY order one of the “feasts”, they’re the best value. Will absolutely return soon!

Tags: Cozy, Neighborhood Gem, Late-night Find, Authentic, Hot Spot, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Good for Groups
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 (New England)·Dined on January 26, 2018

Loved the ambiance of this place! Staff was very nice Bartender was awesome! She made one of the best margaritas I’ve ever had! Love the cotton candy at the end:)

Tags: Happy Hour, Handcrafted Cocktails, Tapas
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 (New England)·Dined on January 20, 2018

Great! seated on time and service was good. Food was great as well.

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 (Cleveland)·Dined on January 20, 2018

Truly amazing, every small plate we got was better than the last. Waitress fantastic. Loved the ambiance.

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 (Salt Lake City)·Dined on January 17, 2018

Lolita Back Bay was an awesome experience. The food was amazing, especially the corn and sirloin tacos. The candy floss to finish was a fabulous finale. Would highly recommend.

Tags: Special Occasion, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 17, 2018

Awesome place, amazing margaritas .. itty bitty food

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 (New England)·Dined on January 14, 2018

We came here for my birthday and they sat us at a table in the back corner right next to the subwoofer so the entire time we had to feel and hear an incredibly loud bass. Service ended up being awful, the food was good though. This was my second time here and I'm not sure I'll be back for dinner, maybe just for drinks.

Tags: Romantic, Hot Spot, Late-night Find, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Tapas, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (New England)·Dined on January 14, 2018

Ate here for a special occasion with my wife, despite booking thru OpenTable and getting a phone call in the morning confirming our reservation, it was lost upon our arrival. That was resolved fairly quickly and we were seated. It took 20 minutes to get a server to our table. The table next to us was seated after us and had drinks, water and an appetizer on the table before we had even been talked to.

After this, the service picked up and was fine for the rest of the meal, the food was great (order 2-3 plates per person) and the sangria was excellent. The scallops in particular were a hit. I don't particularly care for grapefruit or cotton candy so the pre and post dinner compliments weren't for me, but I was told they were delicious and much appreciated.

Tags: Tapas, Good for a Date
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 (New England)·Dined on January 13, 2018

Dinner before concert at TD Garden

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vip
 (New England)·Dined on January 13, 2018

Loved it here! The food was fantastic, the wait staff was attentive, the drinks were well done, and we loved the cotton candy at the end! It was a bit loud and cramped, but not enough to take away from the overall experience!

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Bar Seating, Vibrant Bar Scene, Late-night Find, Happy Hour, Handcrafted Cocktails, Fit for Foodies, Tapas, Fun, Creative Cuisine, Good for Groups, Hot Spot
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on January 11, 2018

Hostess extremely rude and her clothing was extremely risque. Music too loud so couldn't converse without yelling and too dark inside. Decor rather like a brothel. Our server was great and the food was yummy. Why serve tequila in champagne flute? Strange

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (New England)·Dined on January 10, 2018

Gettin’ lit with my bitchez

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 (New England)·Dined on January 10, 2018

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

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 (New York Area)·Dined 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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 (New England)·Dined on January 8, 2018

Overall very good!

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 (New England)·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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 (New England)·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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 (New England)·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. 😀

Tags: Fun, Good for a Date, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Groups, Worth the Drive, Romantic
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 (New England)·Dined on December 31, 2017

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

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch, Good for a Date, Romantic, Late-night Find
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 (New York Area)·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.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Fun
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 31, 2017

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

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Bar Seating, Good for Groups, Good for a Date, People Watching, Happy Hour, Good for Birthdays, Seasonal, Vibrant Bar Scene, Cozy, Casual
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 (New England)·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!

Tags: Hot Spot, Romantic, People Watching, Cozy, Fun
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 (New England)·Dined on December 29, 2017

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

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 (New England)·Dined on December 28, 2017

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

Tags: Hot Spot, Bar Seating, Happy Hour, Authentic, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Tapas, People Watching, Fun, Vibrant Bar Scene, Fit for Foodies, Handcrafted Cocktails, Spicy
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 (New England)·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

Tags: Good for a Date, Vibrant Bar Scene, Authentic, People Watching, Late-night Find, Fun, Special Occasion
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 (New England)·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.

Tags: Romantic, Good for Groups, Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 20, 2017

Had a great time. Pricey considering the portion size

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 (Las Vegas)·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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