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Lolita Back Bay

4.7
793 reviews
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$30 and under
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Mexican
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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 793 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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98% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined 6 days ago

Julia, the waitress was great. Our party asked her to just order for us and bring food at a reasonable rate and she was great. Also very attentive and personable, making the combination of great food and ambiance even better.

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4.0Dined 7 days ago

At a conference

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5.0Dined 7 days ago

Awesome place, outstanding food and exceptional service. The cauliflower tacos and street corn were outstanding. Lolita’s is a must go to if visiting Boston. Make a reservation!

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4.0Dined on May 13, 2018

The service was beyond great and made the first time experience even better! Would definitely go back with more friends.

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5.0Dined on May 13, 2018

Delicious food, good drinks, and trendy atmosphere.

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5.0Dined on May 12, 2018

Steak tacos were the best!
Also chips and creamy salsa was addicting!
Highly recommended!

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5.0Dined on May 9, 2018

Trendy tapas restaurant. Very unique and fun. Can't wait to go back!

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3.0Dined on May 8, 2018

Did a birthday dinner here with a larger group. Bartender was very nice. Server wasn't so nice. Food was whatever. Drinks were good.

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4.0Dined on May 6, 2018

A very fun environment! The complimentary cotton candy was a great surprise! Wasn't overly expensive.

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5.0Dined on May 3, 2018

Excellent food. Beautiful atmosphere. 10/10 for drinks.

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5.0Dined on May 1, 2018

I had a great experience here. The food was fantastic. The portions were a bit larger for some items than I’d expect for tapas, but I wouldn’t really complain about that haha.

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4.0Dined on April 29, 2018

My boyfriend and I went on a Sunday night. We had reservations at 6:45pm. We arrived early and waited for about 10 mins. which was no problem. The whole restaurant is incredibly dark. There are no windows in the seating area and it has a very gothic, dungeon theme. We were greated by our waitress who brought us complimentary shaved ice to begin our meal. We ordered bout 3 plates to share. I would seriously recommend the Patatas Bravas. They were spicy but amazing. We also got the chicken enchiladas, however, when we asked if they could remove the peppers because I have a very low spice tolerance, our waitress said, " they are already made" which concerned me a tad bit. All of the food was hot and delicious. We also were given complimentary cotton candy which was an amazing surprise and will definitely bring me back!

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5.0Dined on April 28, 2018

This was my third time eating here. I've celebrated my birthday here and have had 2 mommy - daughter dates with my 9 year old. We love Mexican food and eat it almost once a week. Our favorite items are the street corn and the cuatros leches cake. They also give complimentary cotton candy at the end of your meal!

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5.0Dined on April 27, 2018

AMAZING experience. Our server was sooo nice and super accommodating. She made our special night extra special.

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5.0Dined on April 27, 2018

Great atmosphere and food was amazing. Loved the margaritas.

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5.0Dined on April 25, 2018

I love this restaurant! My fiancé and I love coming here for date night. And I love coming here with friends to grab some tasty Margaritas!

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5.0Dined on April 25, 2018

The restaurant was so cool! And the food was some of the best I’ve had. Get the bacon guacamole for sure! The margs were amazing, too. Honestly, it was such a fun experience. 10/10 would recommend.

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5.0Dined on April 22, 2018

The atmosphere , service and best of all food was incredible. The best and most authentic Mexican food I have had outside of Mexico. Highly recommend Lolitas.

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2.0Dined on April 20, 2018

Great place, love it , but the service is poor. Latin food place but the personal hardly know how to pronounce correctly the mexican food and or treat latin american costumers....
Saaaaad.

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5.0Dined on April 20, 2018

Great ambiance and decor. The service was on point.

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5.0Dined on April 19, 2018

Amazing food and ambiance! A little pricey because the menu is tapas-style, but every bite was delicious! Will return soon.

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4.0Dined on April 16, 2018

Great place to grab a bit while in Boston on business - food was delicious and the tapas / shared style made it an enjoyable evening for all. The cotton candy at the end was a treat!

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5.0Dined on April 16, 2018

Finished the Boston Marathon and met my daughter for a great meal. It’s one of our favorite spots.

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4.0Dined on April 16, 2018

Not much food for the price.. the steak tacos were delicious but 2 small tacos for $12?! The carnitas was also $16 and didn’t even come with tortillas. The fresco guacamole was delicious.

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5.0Dined on April 15, 2018

Awesome everything. Best margs in town!

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5.0Dined on April 13, 2018

Best Mojitos ever! We drive 3 hours to come for them. Menu is always changing and always fantastic. Miss the shrimp tacos, though! Highly recommend this restaurant.

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5.0Dined on April 13, 2018

Great! Loved it

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5.0Dined on April 12, 2018

Good experience

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1.0Dined on April 10, 2018

If you are not from the united states make sure you bring your passport. This is the only location that even with 2 pieces of photo ID they would not serve me. After waiting a while for an already reserved table I had to leave. It was embarassing and would have been good to know this locations policies before entering. Was a very disappointing trip for a 33 year old.

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5.0Dined on April 9, 2018

Great food, ambiance, good service and loved the ambiance/vibe. The music was great...

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5.0Dined on April 8, 2018

I definitely will go back! The layout is amazing, loved the gothic feel of it. I went there to celebrate a birthday and he enjoyed himself. Food was good, nice music, loved the cotton candy!

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5.0Dined on April 8, 2018

Julian Edelman was there!!!

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5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

The best food in Boston! I will be back again and again.

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4.0Dined on April 5, 2018

Lolita has the right atmosphere for a special occasion. It's trendy and dimly lit, but not in a gaudy way. The black and red decor is fun, and the red chandeliers are really beautiful. The tequila and pink grapefruit palate cleanser sorbet with liquid nitrogen was fun and delicious! The server brings it to you when they greet you so have your phone ready for a good picture of the liquid nitrogen smoke. The drinks we ordered (I had the strawberry frolita) were potent but sweet and pretty (red sugar on the rim). The Lolita blanco tequila is really smooth. The chips and salsa (they give you 3 types) was really yummy. The steak tacos and pork tacos were full of flavor and the tortillas were perfectly crispy. We also ordered the carne asada small plate but it was underdone. Our server had the kitchen remake it, and it was much better the second time, although I don't think I would order it again. Our server was very attentive, and she helped me navigate the menu to choose something dairy free. The cotton candy that came with the check tasted like green apple and was addicting. Lolita is pricey, but I think you are getting a quality experience and delicious food. I would definitely return to Lolita to try more appetizers, have drinks with friends and celebrate!

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5.0Dined on April 4, 2018

Thank goodness for OpenTable reservations! You better book your rez 2-4 weeks in advance for this place. We did and while they were getting our table ready, they were quoting a 2 hour wait for walk-ins. Mind you, everyone waited. This place is a favorite and you should experience it to find out why ;)

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5.0Dined on April 3, 2018

Knowledgeable and friendly service. Very welcoming! Food was delicious. Will definitely becoming back!

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5.0Dined on March 31, 2018

Lolita was a great evening out and i would recommend anyone giving it a try.

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4.0Dined on March 29, 2018

Great restaurant and food. Only thing I did not like was having to wait to be seated until the full party had arrived.

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3.0Dined on March 29, 2018

Lolita has a great vibe and really good margaritas. It's always packed and it's always LOUD. We couldn't hear our waitress over the music, which was an issue. The food is good, but servings are very small and quite expensive. It's fun to go every once and a while for a special date or event.

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5.0Dined on March 27, 2018

We went to Lolita's with friends from out of town and we had a blast!!! The food and drinks were delicious. The place was exactly what we wanted - vibrant and fun!! We went on a Tuesday night and it was packed so do make reservations beforehand or you might have to wait a long time to get seated.

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