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Lolita
Mexican Restaurant$$
Today 12:00 – 3:00 pm, 5:00 – 11:00 pm
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106 S 13th St Philadelphia, PA 19107
106 South 13th StreetUSPennsylvaniaPhiladelphia19107
(215) 546-7100lolitaphilly.com
$$Mexican Restaurant, BarToday 12:00 – 3:00 pm, 5:00 – 11:00 pm
Monday 12:00 – 3:00 pm, 5:00 – 11:00 pmTuesday 12:00 – 3:00 pm, 5:00 – 11:00 pmWednesday 12:00 – 3:00 pm, 5:00 – 11:00 pmThursday 12:00 – 3:00 pm, 5:00 – 11:00 pmFriday 12:00 – 3:00 pm, 5:00 pm – 12:00 amSaturday 12:00 – 3:00 pm, 5:00 pm – 12:00 amSunday 5:00 – 10:00 pm
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Lolita Restaurant is a 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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Contemporary Mexican plates & specialty margaritas in an upbeat, rustic-chic setting- Google
"The blood orange margarita is amazing, just don't forget to BYOT(equila."
"BYO tequila to add to their margarita mixes."
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Susie Chun
4 weeks ago
Just tried to go to Lolita's for lunch- left because of rudeness- from the moment we stepped in. The host, waitress and waiter were rude without cause. The staff was snotty and not sure if the general vibe was racist. Would not recommend such an unwelcoming place
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Jamie Erbes
3 months ago
Great atmosphere, super nice staff, and amazing food. pleasantly surprised!
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Michael Korostelev
11 months ago
With so many other options on the same block there is no reason to come here for 6 dollar coronas. This the only Mexican food place where chips and salsa cost 5 dollars a cup. I'm not usually this cheap but after 50 dollars, you'll still need to eat real dinner after. Apart from the price nothing else about this place is upscale.
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Matt Shanaman
2 years ago
I think pretentious is the best word for the place. Don't get me wrong, the food was great and the service was also very good, but all the little things they did to make themselves seem so exclusive are a turn off to me. Let's start with cash only. Even I could download an app on my phone to accept a credit card at a yard sale. Unneeded and inconvenient for the prices that they charge. Now for the $18 minimum per person. This is a straight racket and they know it. Granted that all of their entrees are over $18, but we had a group of 5 with three of us who wanted to try the place out and 2 of us who weren't entirely hungry. The non-hungry ones would have liked to settle for a cheaper appetizer, but that is illegal under Lolita law. Again, pretentious for the sake of being so. Lastly, the 20% automatic gratuity for parties of FIVE OR MORE. FIVE? Really? FIVE? Good lord, they act like 5 are hard to serve! This rule should never be instated unless the party is 8 or more and even then no more than an automatic 18%. The sense of entitlement for a tip really needs to go away. The only other gripe I have is that the seating was cramped. I'd like to reinstate the food and service were really rather good, but the things that I listed above just gave the impression of the place being snooty, and I really don't have too much of a desire to go back. To sum up: great food, great service, pretentious.
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Ananya Gupta
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Vegetarian review. Have a reservation or be prepared to wait over an hour on a Wednesday night.
Larry Ward
a year ago
I recently took my wife ( as a Valentine's gift ) to the "Philly cooks Tasting Tour" on a blustery Monday evening along with 20-25 something patrons. I choose this evening because I knew (not opened yet ) Lolita was on the stop with Chef Marcie Turney and Co owner Valerie Safran. It was the best stop on the trip for me and my wife. Marcie with her three staff were able to deliver 4 different plate offerings using 2 portable induction cook tops and an electric steamer for one of them (steamed Tamale). The highlight for my wife was the shrimp ceviche tossed with mango, citrus, and Plantains. For me the root vegetable tostada with sushi grade tuna enhanced with Ponzu sauce, seasame oil, and soy, finished with fried shallots on top stole the show. Every dish from start to finish had flavor, texture, and was aesthetically appealing. It was also nice that Marcie and Valerie stayed with us for the entire hour + we were there, answering questions and giving us the history of their humble beginnings. Hats off to Marcie and Valerie you made the tour that night.
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Bryanna Carzo
2 years ago
The margaritas are awesome! they are a little expensive but since you bring your own tequila they can be as strong as you want. The food was also good too, a little bit expensive but a nice selection.
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Katy Knight
2 years ago
Lolita is so worth the wait, even though there's absolutely zero space to wait in. I'm happy to stand awkwardly on the street and wait for a table to open up, because the updated take on classic Mexican is the perfect balance of traditional flavor and new ideas. The blood orange margarita is amazing, just don't forget to BYOT(equila). Be warned, it's pretty tiny, and you'll be sitting remarkably close to your neighbors... so don't go there if you're planning on discussing national secrets.
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