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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

4.6

ambience

4.7

value

4.4

Noise

Moderate

97% would recommend it to a friend

Fun (53)
Good for a Date (51)
Tapas (50)
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Special Occasion (34)
Late-night Find (27)
Bar Seating (27)
Spicy (27)
Creative Cuisine (25)
Romantic (23)
Authentic (22)
Happy Hour (22)
Fit for Foodies (20)
Neighborhood Gem (20)
Cozy (14)
Worth the Drive (14)
Casual (13)
Tasting Menu (12)
People Watching (12)
Comfort Food (11)
Good for Anniversaries (8)
Great Beer (5)
Quick Bite (4)
Good Vegetarian Options (4)
Business Meals (3)
Great for Lunch (2)
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vip
 (New England)·Dined 2 days ago

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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·Dined 3 days ago

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!

Tags: Hot Spot, People Watching
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 (Washington DC)·Dined 3 days ago

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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 (Las Vegas)·Dined 4 days ago

Visiting from Texas...anniverssry

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·Dined 7 days ago

Cool place ... awesome shots ..!!

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 (New England)·Dined on December 4, 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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·Dined on December 4, 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!

Tags: Fun, Cozy, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 4, 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!

Tags: Tapas, Spicy, Good for Groups, Late-night Find
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on December 3, 2017

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

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 (New York Area)·Dined 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!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Fun, Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Handcrafted Cocktails, Hot Spot, Authentic, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Bar Seating, Vibrant Bar Scene, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Happy Hour, People Watching, Worth the Drive
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 (Indiana)·Dined on November 30, 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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·Dined 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!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for Groups, Hot Spot, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Handcrafted Cocktails, Fun
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vip
 (New England)·Dined 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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vip
 (New England)·Dined on November 21, 2017

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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