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Lolita Restaurant, Philadelphia, PA
Lolita Restaurant, Philadelphia, PA
Lolita Restaurant, Philadelphia, PA
Lolita Restaurant, Philadelphia, PA
Lolita Restaurant, Philadelphia, PA

Lolita Restaurant

4.5
4.5
1454 Reviews
$31 to $50
Mexican
Lolita is a Modern Mexican Restaurant located in Philadelphia in Midtown Village. Originally opened in 2004 by restaurateurs Chef Marcie Turney and Valerie Safran, it underwent a major renovation in 2014 and reopened with a fresh look, a new Mexican street food-inspired menu and a full liquor license.

The extensive full-scale renovation highlights the addition of a 16-seat bar and chef's counter looking into the open kitchen. Lolita seats 45 guests with additional outdoor sidewalk seating in the warmer months. Reservations are accepted every day for lunch and dinner, while seating at the bar and chef’s counter is on a first come, first served basis. We have a full liquor license and accept all major credit cards.

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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Mexican
  • Hours of operation
    Dinner Wed–Fri 4:00 pm–10:00 pm Sat 12:00 pm–10:00 pm Sun 4:00 pm–9:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (215) 546-7100
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Executive chef
    Marcie Turney
  • Private party facilities
    Email lolitaphilly@yahoo.com for details on group dining and private parties. Subject to availability, we are able to accommodate small groups in the restaurant with a prix fixe menu and have private dining space available for larger groups.
  • Private party contact
    lolitaphilly@yahoo.com: (215) 546-7100
  • Neighborhood
    Center City
  • Cross street
    Drury
  • Parking details
    Limited metered street parking available. Garage parking on Sansom Street between 12th & 13th as well as between 13th & Juniper. No parking validation offered.
  • Public transit
    Broad Street Line - Walnut-Locust or City Hall stop<br />Market Frankford Line - 13th Street stop<br />Buses 21, 42, 12 at 13th St stops
  • Additional
    Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Wine

What 1,454 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

4.5
4.5 based on all time ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.4Service
  • 4.3Ambience
  • 3.9Value

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1,454 Reviews
  1. EatEatEat

    Philadelphia

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on April 29, 2021

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    They were very attentive to our needs. The staff remained in masks at all times and our waitress was great.

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  2. AlexH

    Philadelphia

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on April 28, 2021

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great happy hour drinks, loved the blood orange margarita! Also stayed for dinner, we really enjoyed the chicken enchiladas and fish tacos. Will def be coming back!

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  3. Steve

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 24, 2021

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    The drinks are a tad pricey, but it’s great Mexican food with a gluten-free focus.

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  4. PhillyPhilip

    Philadelphia

    21 reviews

    3.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on April 18, 2021

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Food is not the same, quality has gone down, and the menu is limited.

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  5. Ehhh

    Philadelphia

    20 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on April 17, 2021

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    Had a 4pm reservation for nearly a week. Showed up and waited 35 mins to be seated. Only had 2 in our party. A walk-up got a table for 2. Another reservation for a table for 2 at 4:15pm. Was not offered an explanation. Was not offered seating inside. Was not checked on once. Usually I would chalk this up as one bad incident but that was the last time I was at Lolita. So after the second time with horrible service, I had to write this. Not sure what’s going on there but the service has dipped to unacceptable levels and I can’t go back again.

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 17, 2021

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a great time! The food was so good and came out so fast!

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  7. TiaB

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 15, 2021

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    great for a chill date. delicious food and drinks

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  8. DavidM

    New Orleans

    8 reviews

    3.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on April 12, 2021

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Solo late evening dinner on business trip. Some COVID restrictions in effect. Had the 3 for $33 special: chips & guac, chicken roja enchiladas and substituted tres leches for tiramisu for $2 upcharge. Drink was a very tasty blood orange margarita on the rocks. Dessert was a little dry, otherwise meal was very good.

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    vip
    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 11, 2021

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great place to eat!

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  10. KeaA

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 10, 2021

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    My actual waitress was wonderful, but the hostess was trash. She was snarky and acted like she didn’t want to accommodate us. Maybe she was having a bad day, but my guest and I didn’t do anything to her. The booths are better than the side tables, they don’t make sense to have someone directly on the sidewalk when folks are walking by and poses a safety risk. Food was delicious. I would go back as long as that hostess isn’t there.

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  11. Foodie

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 9, 2021

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent time, good and service is always amazing.

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  12. AnneS

    Philadelphia

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on April 8, 2021

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Absolutely amazing! Service was great!

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  13. OpenTable Diner

    Atlantic City

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on April 2, 2021

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Intimate setting with great service and even better food.

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  14. EricK

    Philadelphia

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 27, 2021

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Chicken sandwich was eh, but those fresh cut shoestring fries were amazing! Great drinks as always and the outdoor seating was semi enclosed and heated. Me and my fiance love it here and will always come back🖤🖤🖤

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  15. JoyceB

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 27, 2021

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Margaritas were excellent and we really enjoyed our fish tacos. Alcohol offerings a bit limited at brunch (no brunch drinks, mimosas, etc.) Service was attentive and polite, but a bit cold.

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  16. OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    5 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on March 20, 2021

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 2
    Too cold outside They wouldn’t give us one of the covered areas outside, said they were reserved. At least two of them went unfilled the entire time we were there.

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  17. TejaswiM

    Philadelphia

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on March 13, 2021

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Delicious food, great service staff, and lovely location. I highly recommend their guac with plantain and taro chips. Their enchiladas are to die for. Love this place!!!

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  18. Anonymous

    Philadelphia

    4 reviews

    1.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 13, 2021

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    Lolita doesn't compare to the quality of El Vez. I was really hoping to like this restaurant, but the food quality and the service were so bad I will not be going back.

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  19. OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 6, 2021

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    drinks were yumm and the food was just okay

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  20. Sevvie

    Detroit

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 4, 2021

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food very reasonable pricing as well. nice outdoor space

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  21. OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 27, 2021

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Limited food/drink menu. Not our best experience there.

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  22. AnneM

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 21, 2021

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    food was so delicious!! Drinks were good, but a bit skimpy.

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  23. KathleenV

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 20, 2021

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food, drinks and service are always outstanding. It is one of my favorite places in the city. Highly recommend.

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  24. OpenTable Diner

    Montreal

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 20, 2021

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Best tacos and margaritas!

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  25. OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2021

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Can’t wait to eat in - because Uber makes the experience just okay!

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  26. OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2021

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    The mango guacamole was fabulous however the entrees, specifically the meals with chicken were not very good. The texture and quality of the chicken tasted odd in the chicken enchiladas and chicken tacos, making it inedible.

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  27. MaggieP17

    Philadelphia

    19 reviews

    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on January 23, 2021

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The staff made our outdoor dining experience safe and welcoming. The food came out hot and delicious as usual! We had an order of the mango quac that was fresh and flavorful, and then we split the fish tacos and the short rib tacos - both were excellent!

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  28. Maggiecw

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 22, 2021

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Took my so. For his birthday. Best short rib bat his!

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  29. Yummy

    Philadelphia

    35 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    35 reviews

    Dined on January 16, 2021

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 2
    Was a little disappointed in our visit. Had to ask (twice) for water. Then cups for the water. Food is very good although black beans were bland everything else was delicious. Unfortunately, two tables down (outside) engaged a seemingly homeless gentleman who was enjoying the attention and was quite loud. No one from the establishment asked him to move along. Love this place so will definitely go back but was not the best experience.

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  30. OpenTable Diner

    Minneapolis

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on January 10, 2021

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    I’ve been wanting Lolita’s, to try the birria tacos, for months! It was well worth the wait!! The spice was just right. We will be back for more!

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  31. garcest

    Philadelphia

    19 reviews

    1.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on December 13, 2020

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 1
    Food was cold - Enchiladas are known for being hot there were seating around fir quite a while prior to being served Rice and beans pre made temperature not acceptable Service not as usual lacking quality on several areas

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  32. JoshuaG

    New York City

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on December 13, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Sara was an absolute charm! Definitely will come back just to see her!

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  33. PatrickK

    Philadelphia

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on November 29, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Did an excellent job for being limited to outside dining due to Covid .. 10 out of 10 would dine again - thanks for a wonderful night :)

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  34. Jessica

    Philadelphia

    80 reviews

    4.0

    80 reviews

    Dined on November 27, 2020

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great outdoor dining visit at Lolita. Our server was great, on top of empty drinks and quick service. The food seemed semi prepared and not as good as on prior trips, but we are eager to continue supporting our local places! We'll be back again.

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  35. JoyD

    New York City

    9 reviews

    3.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on November 14, 2020

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    It was ok, I’ve been to way better Mexican restaurants.

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  36. mf45

    Philadelphia

    6 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on November 14, 2020

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    The food was unexpectedly bad. We got the fish tacos, and the fish literally looked like a fried fish stick that just came out of the freezer. It was a gross block of what seemed like fake fish. The chips and guac were good, but that is not hard to make well. The margaritas tasted good, but they were not strong. We got a pitcher and neither of us left feeling it at all. The ambiance was fine, but I would not recommend Lolita.

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  37. temc

    Philadelphia

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 13, 2020

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great spot outside, heat lamps were up and spicy margaritas made for a pleasant night out.

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  38. Erika

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 13, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Blood orange margarita was amazing! Pork carnitas nachos were delicious!

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  39. Uptown63

    New York City

    23 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on November 13, 2020

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Good food but not consistent. Great Margs!

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  40. Ehhh

    Philadelphia

    20 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on November 11, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Birria tacos were outrageous. Margaritas were excellent. The restaurant did an amazing job trying to make the experience wonderful even with the restrictions.

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Lolita Restaurant is rated 4.5 stars by 1454 OpenTable diners.

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Google Map for Lolita Restaurant

106 S 13th St, Philadelphia, PA 19107-4807

Additional information

  • Cross street
    Drury
  • Neighborhood
    Center City
  • Hours of operation
    Dinner Wed–Fri 4:00 pm–10:00 pm Sat 12:00 pm–10:00 pm Sun 4:00 pm–9:00 pm
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Mexican
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking details
    Limited metered street parking available. Garage parking on Sansom Street between 12th & 13th as well as between 13th & Juniper. No parking validation offered.
  • Public transit
    Broad Street Line - Walnut-Locust or City Hall stopMarket Frankford Line - 13th Street stopBuses 21, 42, 12 at 13th St stops
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive chef
    Marcie Turney
  • Additional
    Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Wine
  • Phone number
    (215) 546-7100
  • Private party facilities
    Email lolitaphilly@yahoo.com for details on group dining and private parties. Subject to availability, we are able to accommodate small groups in the restaurant with a prix fixe menu and have private dining space available for larger groups.
  • Private party contact
    lolitaphilly@yahoo.com: (215) 546-7100
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