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Santa Muerte - Lolita's, Richmond, VA

Lolita's

4.6
4.6
119 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

8:30 PM


Booked 20 times today

Dining areas

Additional information

  • 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 119 people are saying

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4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Virginia

    Good for Groups

  • Virginia

    Vibrant Bar Scene

  • Richmond

    Fit for Foodies

  • Richmond

    Good for Groups

  • Richmond

    Hot Spot

  • Richmond

    Vibrant Bar Scene

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Lovely place to eat, drink, and celebrate.
  2. K

    Kris

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall3food4service1ambience4
    I under it was busy but I shouldn’t have to ask multiple servers for water, for a fork, for my check. We were there around 1pm, it was busy but there were free tables and a lot of staff so having to stop people and wait over 10 min for a check is disappointing, especially when we were the table closest to the kitchen so every server had to walk by. But my only issue was with staff. The food was great so will give it another shot in the future.
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Richmond

    30 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    30 reviews

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food. Great atmosphere. Customer service was amazing.
  4. KG

    KilnG

    Richmond

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 9, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Okay, you can’t get around it this place is loud. Not too loud but enough to note. Cocktails were beautiful and tasted just as good. I watched the bartender crafting them with great care and the glassware even felt intentional. Ambiance overall is great. The furnishings and decor is extremely attractive. Great place for a date. The food was all delicious. Chorizo queso was the star of the evening. Salsas were tasty as well. We got several kinds of tacos and the Baja fish was my favorite by far. Pastor was also good but the pork belly disappointed us based on texture alone. Service from our was good, nothing spectacular but really nothing negative to note. The folks running food and drinks were lovely and very helpful.
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Cabo Shrimp tacos were the best I’ve ever had. Delicious spicy margaritas. Service was perfect. Great ambiance. Can’t wait to go back.
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Richmond

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 1, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Caleb was very helpful
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love this restaurant! Love the gorgeous decor, delicious food/cocktails, and service. I wish them all the success In the world. We’ll be back for brunch. Highly recommend the Oaxacan old fashioned
  8. K

    Kenny

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent for a small group outing. Food was fresh, homemade, and an excellent blend of flavors. I had the pork belly tacos, which came with an incredible sauce. Would recommend the guac and queso as appetizers, as well as the churros for dessert. Fun, lively environment with an excellent bar. Their standard margarita was delicious and perfectly balanced. Will come back for sure.
  9. K

    Kelleyj

    New York Area

    9 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on May 21, 2022

    overall3food4service4ambience3
    Went with another couple, and while we like lively spots, the noise level was so high we could not hear each other The food was great- but we left quickly after finishing our meal in a hurry
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Richmond

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on May 21, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Food was good. Fewer selection than I thought they’d have but it was good. My drink was ok. Whatever I ordered had a lot of jalapeño flavor so drinking 1 was enough. The atmosphere was great so I’d go back.
  11. JR

    JohnR

    Exclusive

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 20, 2022

    overall3food5service4ambience1
    Great food. a Little pricey. RIDICULOUSLY LOUD. Too loud to have a conversation at a 2-top. Waiter declined to turn down the speaker above my head.
  12. HM

    HerbertM

    Richmond

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 17, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Great food and service. Limited food and cocktail menu. Fajitas, black beans and rice would make a good addition.
  13. KH

    KateH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent and lively restaurant! Perfect for a group and part of a fun night out!
  14. SM

    SarahM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 29, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Absolutely a delight. Drinks felt luxurious, food was quality and service is great! I felt like it was an overall great first experience and will be returning, whenever I'm in town. Issa 9/10 for me. Only thing that would have been great was to have chips and salsa be complementary to start (like little Mexico does lol but I get it's a more upscale vibe so that's asking for a lot...) the Queso however was *chefs kiss*. :)
  15. CD

    CoastalDiner

    New York Area

    31 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    31 reviews

    Dined on April 23, 2022

    overall5food5service3ambience4
    Loved our lunch here. Really good Mexican food and drinks in a fun setting. Will go back again and again.
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 23, 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience4
    Salsa is way too small literally thought it was a joke cause it’s three basically tiny shot glasses with little wood spoons. They also skimp on the guacamole too (which is $10, so you would expect way more) and give you huge tortilla chips that you have to break yourself. Our waitress sucked tbh, she wasn’t attentive to our table whatsoever and never asked if we needed anything or how the food was. I saw her talking to the other hostesses rather than taking care of her tables lol. There were two males servers that took care of us way more than our own waitress. I had to wait like 10 minutes for someone to approach our table to ask for refills on water and chips. They do have good food though and the ambiance was nice as well. The service we experienced was upsetting though. Wish I took photos to show the salsa and guacamole :/
  17. EO

    ctcEOD

    New Mexico

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 21, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Food was very good but small portions for the price…..otherwise would have rated them 5 stars. Two small tacos ala carte for $12. Sides were $4 each for beans or rice. Still hungry after my $20 meal. Churros were excellent, priced right and helped fill the hole left after the meal. Service and ambiance were excellent.
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lives up to the hype. Elevated Mexican street food in dreamy digs.
  19. HJ

    HerbertJ

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lolita’s was amazing I went for happy hour and they have the best deals the Esquites and fresh guacamole are worth the price ! The server was very attentive & Pedro was great. I had the spicy margarita for only $5 I will definitely be back with more friends soon !
  20. N

    Nedj

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely loved it! Will be back again!!!!!!!!!!!
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Y’all… this was without a doubt the BEST night ever!!! This precious staff went ABOVE and BEYOND to help us in celebrating our girlfriend’s engagement. The food was amazing and the drinks were just delicious! I’ve already booked another reservation. Can’t wait to see you all again soon!!! 💕💕
  22. KO

    KOEN

    Richmond

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 8, 2022

    overall3food5service2ambience5
    Tostada, Salsa, Guacamole, and cocktail was absolutely delicious. Would for sure order them again. Love the layout of the restaurant. Colors were very nice and loved seeing the open kitchen. Service needs a bit of work. I wasn't really attended to and didn't get any interaction from the those working from behind the bar. I'd for sure give them another try to see if things are different.
  23. R

    Robo

    Richmond

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 8, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    Service was impeccable and kind for a busy Thursday night, with lots of extra hands to help get drinks and plates out to tables. Beautiful space. Portions are a little on the small size compared to the prices, but the quality is unquestionable.
  24. M

    Matt

    Richmond

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Favorite new restaurant in Richmond! It was my third time eating here and I have tried many of the dishes. Amazing fresh food: Each dish was made with a twist but doesn't try too hard just to be a 'twist' rather adds to the flavor of every plate we had. Friendly staff: The wait staff was great and we talked to the owner who had an amazing vibe that added to the dinner. Loved everything about the dinner and will be back many more times!
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Richmond

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on April 2, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    great but very loud.
  26. MC

    MeredithC

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious food and cocktails! Super fun ambience and design!
  27. RV

    RVAfoodie

    Richmond

    6 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on April 2, 2022

    overall3food5service3ambience4
    The food is great l. I love the fish tacos, lightly fried and the margaritas are amazing. Unfortunately, the service was spotty. It took 10 minutes or more for the waitress to bring our drinks. On a Saturday night the place is jumping and very loud.
  28. S

    Sailordoc

    Washington DC

    26 reviews

    3.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on March 29, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    Very expensive a la carte food on a limited menu which seems to be somewhat of an afterthought to the bar/cocktails. Just a few tortilla chips for guacamole. Sides (which are separate) of rice and beans came out 10 min before tacos. Carne Asada tacos pretty good but beans quite bland.
  29. JL

    JLG513

    Richmond

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 26, 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience3
    Shrimp tacos were excellent but surprised to see that was all that was on the plate, two small tacos. Chips with guacamole at $10 was overpriced. Could you spare more chips with that? Serving of four 4" overcooked churros for $8, not worth the price. Service was lacking as there was an error to our order as well as long wait for a second beverage.
  30. SM

    SophiaM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Rico the bartender is AMAZING. He is super talented.
  31. MB

    MarkB

    Richmond

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was crafted with care and cocktails were very well done. Service was fantastic...not to obtrusive and just enough checking in.
  32. M

    Matt

    Richmond

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    One of my favorite new places in Richmond! Everything we ordered was a 10 out of 10! Nice unique new flavors that work really well together. Also fun staff. Great experience and can't wait to go back!
  33. A

    Adrianna

    Richmond

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Cutest drinks, perfect date spot, quality food and awesome service. Would recommend!
  34. LA

    LAuraeds

    Richmond

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Loved every moment!! What style, what food!!
  35. AA

    AriA

    Charlotte

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had an amazing experience for our first time at Lolitas! Fantastic staff helped make us comfortable as we navigated the awesome food and drink brought to the table from the kitchen. I will be returning here many times and will share this authentic gem with as many people as I can! A side note - Elios (Alex) was a very warm and welcoming waiter who helped explain all the details across the menu and even provided background on the history behind some of the cuisine, adding a personal yet professional touch which is needed more in the industry!
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Richmond

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 11, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    We had to wait fifteen minutes for a table that we had reserved, but other than that it was great. I’d love to come back for lunch when it’s a little quieter. Gorgeous place and incredible cocktails! We got one of each of desserts and they were both delicious
  37. S

    Satya

    Richmond

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 11, 2022

    overall5food3service5ambience5
    My wife and I loved the drinks and the appetizers The food was ok and it is surprising that they dont have any offerings with chicken The menu is limited and not much of choices for vegetarians So, till the menu is augmented for considering the vegetarians, we will stick to drinks and appetizers in future We love this place and were excited to visit it We will continue to visit it but can start enjoying the full menu when the owners think more seriously about catering to all - vegetarians and others.
  38. b

    banda1997

    Richmond

    11 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on March 11, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Loved the decor and our server was great. The food was good but the portions were fairly small and at the end of the night, we were surprised by the total bill. The biggest issue was the restaurant is so loud that it is hard to have a conversation and even our server had a difficult time communicating with use because of the noise level.
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Richmond

    5 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on March 10, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience5
    The cocktails are fantastic! I had three different drinks from the menu and they were all 10/10. However the food was very average and I felt a little overpriced for the serving size.
  40. LT

    LeanneTF

    Richmond

    11 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on March 9, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    We were underwhelmed. Everything was good and fine but $45 for two tacos, a marg, and two beers was a little shocking. We were also asked to leave to accommodate a reservation that was coming in after us - which is understandable, we had chatted for a while - but there were no people waiting and other same-size tables open around us. It was strange. Like I said, just underwhelmed by it all.

FAQs

Lolita's is rated 4.6 stars by 119 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

8:30 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

    Mon–Sat 3:30 pm–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    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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