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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

96% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (47)
Fun (41)
Tapas (36)
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Good for Birthdays (32)
Handcrafted Cocktails (32)
Vibrant Bar Scene (32)
Good for Groups (32)
Hot Spot (31)
Special Occasion (28)
Romantic (25)
Creative Cuisine (22)
Late-night Find (21)
Bar Seating (21)
Neighborhood Gem (19)
Happy Hour (18)
People Watching (16)
Spicy (15)
Fit for Foodies (14)
Good for Anniversaries (12)
Authentic (12)
Cozy (12)
Casual (9)
Tasting Menu (9)
Worth the Drive (8)
Comfort Food (6)
Great Beer (3)
Great for Lunch (3)
Pre/post Theatre (3)
Quick Bite (3)
Seasonal (3)
Good Vegetarian Options (3)
Business Meals (2)
Quiet Conversation (2)
Scenic View (2)
Great for Brunch (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
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 (New England)·Dined 4 days ago

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 4 days ago

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 5 days ago

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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·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 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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·Dined on January 4, 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 3, 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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·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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·Dined on January 1, 2018

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 January 1, 2018

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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·Dined on January 1, 2018

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 30, 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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·Dined on December 22, 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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·Dined on December 22, 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 21, 2017

Had a great time. Pricey considering the portion size

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·Dined on December 20, 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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 (New England)·Dined on December 19, 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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 (New England)·Dined on December 18, 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.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on December 13, 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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 (New England)·Dined on December 13, 2017

Very fun and a great meal!

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vip
 (Denver)·Dined on December 13, 2017

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

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·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.

Tags: Good for a Date
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·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.

Tags: Good for Groups, Comfort Food, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Cozy
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on December 10, 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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·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!

Tags: Hot Spot, People Watching
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 (Washington DC)·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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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on December 8, 2017

Visiting from Texas...anniverssry

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·Dined on December 5, 2017

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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