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About Lolo's Surf Cantina

For those who want to escape life’s daily woes and return to a place where rolling waves meet crystal clear skies, there is Lolo's Surf Cantina.

Experience Lolo's Surf Cantina-- Inspired Mexican cuisine, steps away from the beach!

161 Ocean Dr
Miami Beach, FL 33139
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Mexican, Seafood

Hours of Operation:
Breakfast: 6:30am-11:00am
Lunch & Dinner: 11:00am-11:00pm
Bar Hours: 11am-1am

Cross Street:
Ocean Drive and 2nd Street

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(305) 735-6973

Website:
http://www.loloscantina.com/

Parking Details:
Valet parking is available at The Stanton Hotel where we are right next to. $15/3hours with validation from us :)

Executive Chef:
Richard Ampudia

Additional:
Bar Dining, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Lolo's Surf Cantina Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

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food

3.6

service

3.6

ambience

3.3

value

3.3

Noise

Moderate

67% would recommend it to a friend

Neighborhood Gem (3)
Good for Groups (2)
Good for Birthdays (1)
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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 1, 2018

Unfortunately We haven't eaten because they didn't inform us about the Nye menu. They have 2 different menus: 1) menu alla carta or 2) menu for Nye.... but the first one was not available

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 1, 2018

Enjoyed the pre fixe New Years dinner

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 (London)·Dined on December 30, 2017

One dish was sent back as it was cold, two dishes did not arrive and one dish half arrived - drinks took for ever and no one seemed bothered

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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 30, 2017

So, we've eaten here several times. Always love the food and price point. This evening, I took friends along, but oh no... We were all disappointed!
The street corn was small and not very warm, the kale queso dip was lukewarm, the service was non-existent, the tacos were nothing like we've had in the past, especially the fish tacos, which had the tiniest piece of fish imaginable on the taco....
It was just one thing after another. Normally, at a dinner, you would have time to enjoy 2-3 drinks, but since the waitstaff never came to check on us, we had only one drink... And this was even with extremely slow service! Funny thing though, after all our food was gone, we still wanted another drink ( which, btw... are really good), so we made a deal amongst ourselves... if someone came within five minutes, we'd order a drink, if not, we'd leave. Well sure enough, at this point, someone came right away! So, we had another drink. Haha. Ugh. I hate to leave a bad review, but I'm afraid I do not want to go back, other than for drinks. I'm pretty bummed about it. Even more so that it had to happen in front of friends that we had raved about it to.

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 (Miami)·Dined on November 29, 2017

Well not too much to say. We walked in and there was no host so we just sat ourselves. We waited for 10 minutes and watched as servers just walked by us and then we left. Not exactly sure how we even got these open table points because no one was there to check us in like I said earlier. Anyways, thanks.

Typical Miami Beach restaurant. Probably will be closed in a month or 2. Let’s see.

In the meantime, if you are looking for free opentable points just make a reservation here because there is zero accountability.

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vip
 (Greensboro)·Dined on November 22, 2017

Food was good but portions very small. Music very loud. Service was just awful. Server was very hard to find. Had to wait until we were almost finished to get a drink refill. When the food finally arrived, I got the wrong meal and had had to wait 10 minutes for my meal. We had to get up and find our server to get our bill.

To top it off, since it took so long, we were late for an appointment so we didn’t thoroughly check our bill and we were charged 18 percent service charge for two people. Very tricky. No wonder service was so bad...they get their tip even if they provide terrible service. Never again.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 19, 2017

We used to love this place - great neighborhood joint - not sure what happened during the last 8 month - the service was bad
Drinks very poor - watered down - just bad !!!!

Food was still ok - asked for fresh pepper though - got pepper and salt shaker which looked like they were borrowed from room service from the Marriot

The guacamole- very basic! No kick - no love
All in all - very disappointing ! Was half empty on a Saturday night ! So sad that nothing lasts in South Beach !!😪

Originally we were told that the chef used to work for La Esquina in NYC ( which is the best ) I wonder what happened here !!!

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 (London)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Disappointed for a Marriott property restaurant.

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 (Calgary)·Dined on November 8, 2017

Probably the worst Mexican food we ever had.
Ordered enchiladas. You get 2 that look like perogies and are hrs crusted
Mexican hotdog. The wiener is a small one that looks like it came out of a package. You can get a bigger one for $2 at Costco.
Tortilla soup had no thickness. The margarita was watered down. Haven’t had worse. The noise level inside was off the charts so we went outside where they had 1 table for 4. Our total bill for 4 was more expensive than joes crab house. I will never ever go here again or recommend it to anyone. We still laugh about how we got ripped off here. Live and learn. Do yourself a favour and go elsewhere.
By the way, I NEVER comment on restaurants. This is my first, but I had to warn others.

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·Dined on November 1, 2017

I was expecting excellent food based on many of the reviews I'd read. The food was underwhelming. My wife's fish tacos had little flavor. My rib eye tacos were ok, but didn't taste remotely Mexican. The tacos were soggy and barely warm. The rice and beans were ok, but weren't hot.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Matt the manager is a true professional. Wow, warm welcome , wonderful wait staff and the ribeye taco was the best I have every had. We will be back

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Neighborhood Gem, Spicy
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·Dined on October 15, 2017

Loved this place. Ate there at night and love it so much went back the next day for a new offering they had... breakfast. Had the Corn app, rib eye tacos and my wife had the chimichangas. Tender and just awesome. The corn cake desert was the best. Very unique but amazing. Breakfast was awesome too. I had the butterscotch pancakes which reminded me a bit of bananas foster and my wife had the breakfast burrito. It was so big I had to help her finish it and it was insanely good. This place is a must visit.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Fun, Casual, Neighborhood Gem, Scenic View, Comfort Food, Great for Outdoor Dining, Cozy
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 21, 2017

Efficient and friendly service.
Great and tasty food.
Will definitely return.

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 (Richmond)·Dined on August 25, 2017

Had a great Miami Spice Week Dinner @LoLo's!

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·Dined on August 24, 2017

I stopped by with my family for a lunch a hot day. Everyone loved it so much, even the kids insisted that we go back 2 nights later for Supper. We loved it!

Tags: Fun, Casual, Creative Cuisine, Kid-friendly, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, Disabled Access, Fit for Foodies, Bar Seating, Comfort Food, Quick Bite, Good for Birthdays, Local Ingredients, Great Beer, Happy Hour, Great for Lunch, Cozy
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 (Austin)·Dined on August 15, 2017

Love love the mahi mahi fish tacos and grilled corn on the cob! Fabulous!!

The manager was so kind and engaging. Fun experience :-)

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on June 29, 2017

Some of the most creative Mexican offerings we have ever encountered. Make sure you try the Street Tacos and Corn on the Cob app. Great authentic ambience and right on the beach.

Tags: Comfort Food, Authentic, Fit for Foodies, Scenic View, Kid-friendly, People Watching, Late-night Find
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 (Miami)·Dined on June 29, 2017

Great service and food! Definitely returning.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Authentic, Disabled Access, Bar Seating
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 (New York Area)·Dined on May 27, 2017

Amazing authentic Mexican food, even better service, and incredible vibe! Found my go to spot in South Beach.

Tags: Scenic View, Vibrant Bar Scene, Great for Lunch, Good for Groups, Late-night Find, Great Beer, Kid-friendly, Bar Seating, Healthy, Happy Hour, Cozy, Organic, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Anniversaries, Spicy, Hot Spot, Authentic
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on May 19, 2017

Awesome guacamole. Delicious fish tacos. Really good.

Tags: Hot Spot, Fun
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 (Miami)·Dined on May 14, 2017

Tortilla soup was exceptional , Pacifico on tap is another winner

Everything was great

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vip
 (Miami)·Dined on May 5, 2017

Love Lolo's! Awesome Fish tacos and Rib-eye tacos. For a healthy option the Kale Salad is amazing. It's a perfect stop after the beach and we just discovered that you can order from a stand on the beach and we'll be taking advantage of that next time!

Tags: Disabled Access, Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch
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 (Miami)·Dined on May 5, 2017

While I realize it was Cinco d Mayo, the busiest day of the year for most Mexican restaurant, this restaurant was totally unprepared for a full house. We were seated fairly close to our reserved time, however it took about 20 minutes to place our order, which we did for both our drinks and food at the same time. We would have preferred our drinks and guac & chips first then the rest of our food. This did not occur. After about another 20 minutes, all of our food arrived, except for one person's, and still no drinks. I then spotted a manager who promised to get our drinks. Shortly after our drinks did arrive and the waitress said there would be no charge for the drinks. We dared not order anything else, paid our bill in cash since we were not sure how long it might take if we used a credit card. I had to search for the waitress to then give her the cash. The food that we did have was tasty and I would consider a return, but this time the manager should not only offer drinks but also to comp our food. We live in the neighborhood and would like to return. Let's see if management can entice us.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on April 17, 2017

Grashopper Guac and organic chicken tortillas with vegtables and homebrew beer

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Healthy, Authentic
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on April 13, 2017

Love this addition to the neighbour hood!! South of 5 th rocks !!!!

Tags: Great Beer, Spicy, Bar Seating, Casual, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on March 20, 2017

A little hidden and everything to enjoy. Colourful presentation, succulent dishes & I want-another drinks. Original enough to be exciting and convincingly on the right side of not being pretentious. We'll be going back!!

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vip
 (Miami)·Dined on March 5, 2017

Los tacos de atún y los de pulpo excelente tienen un dip de semillas de auyama súper rico. Buen ambiente

Tags: Casual, Healthy
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