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Santa Muerte - Lolita's, Richmond, VA

Lolita's

4.6
4.6
170 Reviews
$31 to $50
Mexican

Lolita’s is a space where we can embody & celebrate the traditions passed down to us. We source our corn from Tamoa that works directly with small communities in Mexico for the freshest heirloom corn.We practice traditional methods of preparation, which increase nutritional value and create rich flavor. Such as nixtamalization, grain roasting, and whole grain milling.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 20 times today

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Mexican, Traditional Mexican

  • Hours of operation

    Breakfast Sun 11:00 am–3:00 pm Lunch Tue–Sat 11:30 am–2:30 pm Dinner Tue–Fri 4:30 pm–10:00 pm Sat 2:30 pm–10:00 pm Happy Hour Tue–Fri 4:30 pm–7:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (804) 447-6015

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Neighborhood

    Richmond

  • Cross street

    Shepard Street

  • Parking details

    None

  • Public transit

    Cary + Boulevard<br />Stop ID: 619

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Gender Neutral Restroom, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Wheelchair Access

What 170 people are saying

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4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Richmond

    Hot spot

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  1. PA

    PaulaA

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great place for a date night. Very energetic, good ambiance. Amazing food and service!!
  2. MN

    MelissaN

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wow first time here! I loved the decor and the food was excellent and flavorful! Loved the shrimp tacos!
  3. L

    Lola

    Richmond

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Refreshing take on Mexican food...and fresh/tasty food. Cocktails were highly imaginative and the overall vibe was great. Server was excellent and all the staff was friendly.
  4. J

    Judy

    Richmond

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We always love our time at Lolita’s!
  5. JH

    JenniferH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Truly just a phenomenal experience. Beautiful design, delicious food, great service and easy for most budgets to afford. Happy hour is a great time to try small plates if you're on a budget. I've gone twice in two weeks and can't wait to go back
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Richmond

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Awesome cocktails
  7. BP

    BillP

    Richmond

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 25, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience5
    Loved the vibe. Noise level was perfect. Service was so-so. Value was fair. Shrimp tacos were so good! Presentation was really good.
  8. JG

    JonathanG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My wife and I had 2 cocktails each, an appetizer and two sets of tacos. Food was great, service was great and the cocktails were particularly good
  9. CM

    ChristieM

    Richmond

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Caleb was a very attentive and knowledgeable server. The food and drinks were fantastic. Such a fun place for a girls’ night out or any occasion.
  10. JH

    JamiH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We came in to celebrate my husband’s promotion at work and had the nicest time- with the most helpful server, who was incredibly helpful with my husbands allergy concerns! the food was exceptionally- and we enjoyed every aspect of our visit!
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Charleston

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Fun atmosphere. Great cocktails.
  12. B

    Bill

    Richmond

    22 reviews

    4.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    The food is great. The drinks are very good. Bartenders do a great job. The noise level is a little bit too much.
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    13 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on November 11, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    Nice lunch
  14. D

    Doug

    Richmond

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on November 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious food with a great vibe and great service.
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was probably the best Mexican food I’ve had. The flavors were fresh, vivid, and unique to each dish. The drinks were excellent. Happy hour was still happening at the time we went and it is great. The guacamole was fabulous, the red crudo (ceviche) was incredible. Service was also impeccable.
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Richmond

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience5
    I love this place! The food is great and the ambience is wonderful. My only complaint is the wait staff. There were four of us and we had trouble getting our otherwise pleasant server to check on us. We got our drinks but no one ever came back to get our food order. We finally just gave up and paid for our drinks and appetizer and left and went somewhere else to eat. I will go back again because I like supporting a woman run minority business and I really think the food and ambience is wonderful. The servers are all very nice and that I’ve had every time I’ve been there but I guess they need more of them.
  17. V

    Valerie

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 2, 2022

    overall3food5service2ambience4
    Quaint little trendy place on Cary Street. Great cocktails. Prices are a little high compared to the portions you get. Service is so-so. Maybe I just went on an off day.
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Richmond

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 2, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    It was a lovely evening. All the flavors provided a powerful punch in your mouth. Seasoned to perfection.. down to the rice and beans! Ambiance was lovely, had a wonderful evening catching up with a close friend! No complaints other than wishing for a larger table for more food 😂
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Richmond

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 1, 2022

    overall1food2service1ambience5
    Could not hear the waiter when explaining the specials because the music was too loud. The main course came out with the appetizers, both meals were cold, and the waiter did not refill our drinks. The food was overpriced and it was more tapas sized.
  20. M

    indieMarley

    Richmond

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on October 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Transport yourself to a new travel destination at this culinary delight. That's right, from the moment we stepped in, we felt we were at a charming restaurant in another country. The staff were all friendly, professional and amazing. The tuna tostados were amazing and the grilled fish tacos, though small, were beautifully adorned with garnishment and is something one would expect to find in a starred restaurant. Would recommend the guacamole and the Optum red wine (though a small pour), especially at the happy hour prices. The side potatoes were also very and accompanied with a tangy spicy sauce. Make a reservation as the place fills up very quickly.
  21. S

    Steph

    Western NC

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 4, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    The service was fabulous, the drinks were delicious and the food was pretty decent. The pork belly appetizer and Al pastor tacos were a stand out. The churros lacked a little. They were fried very crispy and didn’t have that doughy consistency that I would have liked. The noise level was pretty loud too. Overall, it was enjoyable and I would return again.
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent place for a birthday dinner. Food and service were excellent and the cocktails extraordinary. Would recommend to anyone.
  23. JG

    JanelleG

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 24, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    Staff was great. They didn’t have a kid menu, but made my daughter something she would eat. The margaritas were amazing!!
  24. D

    Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 21, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience4
    Service was not timed well. First glass of wine arrived about 1/4 full. I didn’t address it, figured it was a wide glass, but it was about 4-5 sips. Ordered 2nd glass and it was good amount. First one never should have been delivered like that. Long stretches at times in seeing server.
  25. SP

    SophiaPetrillo

    Nashville

    1 review

    vip
    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience5
    The atmosphere is very nice. Food was ok...nothing to rave about. Actually my pineapple mimosa was the highlight. My husband thoroughly enjoyed his lunch. But to me this Mexican fare was no better than any other. I would go back for a drink and app.
  26. t

    tab2ib

    Richmond

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Met there for a reunion with a couple of friends. Food was great, service was excellent. A very enjoyable evening.
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything about the visit was great! The decor and ambience of the restaurant, the top-tier waitstaff and great service, and we can’t forget the main event - the food and drinks were spectacular! I look forward to my next visit
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Richmond

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything at Lolita’s is DELICIOUS! I love the decor, the menu, drinks and food. Will definitely be back. Fantastic service at lunch.
  29. NK

    NikkiK

    Charleston

    35 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    35 reviews

    Dined on September 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Happy hour was great! We had the street corn and guacamole as appetizers as well as the watermelon salad, which was AMAZING! Everyone loved their tacos, especially the vegan chorizo ones. Highly recommend, especially for a fun happy hour.
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 28, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    It was great. We found this coming from out of town to visit my sister in college. The place was very lively when we arrived and got a table close to the front. The food was great and came out quickly. Everyone enjoyed their meal and that is saying something because we had a few of picky eaters. The corn ice cream was amazing not too sweet. The drinks were tasty both virgin and alcoholic drinks! I would definitely go again. It would definitely be a good date place if you manage to snag a reservation or a table at the bar. Only caveat is that coming from the city it does close on the earlier side so make sure to get there before the kitchen closes!!
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Baltimore

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing meal with great company! We enjoyed the cocktails with chips and salsa followed by amazing meals! Ambiance and location were amazing. This restaurant is beautiful inside and out and has an amazing staff to make the experience of dining out even better. Highly recommend and we will be returning in the future.
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on August 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We will definitely go back! Great food! Great service! Fun atmosphere! A little noisy but still enjoyed 🤗
  33. K

    Kasey

    Baltimore

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 19, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Great food and atmosphere! Would definitely recommend and go back again!
  34. e

    ebrs

    Baltimore

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 19, 2022

    overall4food5service2ambience5
    Lolita's has a fantastic location, great ambience, and excellent food and cocktails, including their happy hour specials! Our only complaint with our visit was that our server mixed up almost all of our cocktails and didn't handle correcting it very well. Of the 6 we ordered, only 2 were correct. Most of us accepted what she brought, but one person asked the server to bring their originally ordered drink. The server said very pointedly, "Would anyone else like to *change* their order, too?" That set a poor tone for the rest of our time there, and we were especially surprised to find that we'd been charged for the extra incorrect cocktail. We were able to get it removed from the bill eventually, but again, it left us with a somewhat negative impression of the service. We will go back, but we'll be a little on guard.
  35. DT

    DinaT

    Richmond

    8 reviews

    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on August 18, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    I did not like that there was not an option to get flour tortilla's.
  36. LJ

    LauraJBJ

    Richmond

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always a pleasure to dine at Lolita’s! Each dish is gorgeously arranged on the plate with exciting and perfectly balanced flavors. Both regular and seasonal menu items are on point. Highly, highly recommend!
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Richmond

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 10, 2022

    overall3food4service4ambience4
    Tacos were delicious. The margaritas were not to my liking. Menu is very limited. The corn is AMAZING-must order!
  38. S

    Southerngirl

    Washington DC

    254 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    254 reviews

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    I felt the portions were small for the price. Why don’t they offer free chips? Why don’t they serve iced tea? These are problems. The service was great and the place is very cute. Attracts a young crowd. Good food.
  39. DH

    DavidH

    Richmond

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience3
    The waitress didn't seem to care if our order was right or not. Not very interested. Not very attentive. It's odd that they don't have iced tea.
  40. K

    Kadie

    Richmond

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Came with a group of friends and we enjoyed the happy hour menu as well as the dinner menu! Great food and drinks!

FAQs

Lolita's is rated 4.6 stars by 170 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 20 times today
Google Map for Lolita's

2929 W Cary St, Richmond, VA 23221-3515

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Shepard Street

  • Neighborhood

    Richmond

  • Hours of operation

    Breakfast Sun 11:00 am–3:00 pm Lunch Tue–Sat 11:30 am–2:30 pm Dinner Tue–Fri 4:30 pm–10:00 pm Sat 2:30 pm–10:00 pm Happy Hour Tue–Fri 4:30 pm–7:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Mexican, Traditional Mexican

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking details

    None

  • Public transit

    Cary + BoulevardStop ID: 619

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Gender Neutral Restroom, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Wheelchair Access

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