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Lolo

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Mission District
Mexican, Latin
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974 Valencia St, Btwn 21st & Liberty St, San Francisco, CA 94110 (At Bartlett between Mission and Valencia)
415-643-5656
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6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Thu 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 6:00 pm - 12:00 am
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Reservations
Description: Lolo was designed by Lorena Zertuche using many recycled materials. It was...
Lolo was designed by Lorena Zertuche using many recycled materials. It was our attempt to create an environment that is fun and without pretention. We strive to take common ideas from all around the world and give them a playful and delicious new perspective. We have a lot of fun bringing together the culinary traditions of Mexico and Turkey.
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Tasty .... Loud ..... Fun

Group of six out of towners visited to catch up. The decor is impressive, the atmosphere loud and boisterous and the food tasty and refreshing. Favourite was the pork belly, followed closely by the fish tacos, asparagus and salads. Having never tried kale I gave to say the manner in which it was... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 22, 2015
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Auckland, New Zealand
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26 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

Group of six out of towners visited to catch up. The decor is impressive, the atmosphere loud and boisterous and the food tasty and refreshing. Favourite was the pork belly, followed closely by the fish tacos, asparagus and salads. Having never tried kale I gave to say the manner in which it was presented made the dish very enjoyable. Probably... More 

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Dallas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 102 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

If you like a funky, creative atmosphere, this is your place. The decorating here is so over the top cool and random. We just had a drink, guac and tacos, but all were great. Good buzz.

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Cold Spring Harbor, New York
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20 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

My fiancé and I came here for lunch after walking around Hayes Valley/ The Mission and on our way to Delores Park. It is located in the heart of a very cool neighborhood. The food was amazing! I had the tilapia tacos and he had the pork, and they were both so delicious!!! Would highly recommend for lunch or dinner... More 

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Mill Valley, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

We arrived just after opening at 6 pm, and the hostess kindly found us a nice table despite our lack of reservation. We had yummy Margaritas and ordered 3 tapa plates - Tropical Spice Dusted Shrimp Taco (our favorite) , Blue Corn Masa Calamari & Black Squid Ink Sopes (most unusual), and Lamb Sliders with Porcini Mushroom Sauce - all... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

Carnitas - good Tuna Tacon - great Ceviche - good Kale salad - nice, refreshing Location - great Nice light friends hang-out for lunch

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Montreal, Canada
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4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015

This was my second visit to Lolo's and it didn't disappoint!! The eclectic decor is wonderful and so is the food. I had the beef taco and it is not your run of the mill mexican taco along with an excellent margarita!! Juan Carlos even remembered me from my last visit in April for brunch and that I liked Bombay... More 

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Brooklyn, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

We had the best night at Lolo! We got a tip from a local to check out restaurants in the area and ended up strolling past this place. It sounded good based on the reviews we could pull up. Unfortunately, all the tables were booked solid for the night but we hung out for 20 mins and ended up getting... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

This meal was solo In San Fran. Overall to food was really good. I had the crab croquettes and fish tacos. The croquettes were delish overalls but was missing the crab taste. Though I don't dispute there was crab there, just wondered how much. However all the croquettes were a pillow of yumminess. The sauce they came with was delish.... More 

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Oregon
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

To reach our table, we walked through the main entrance and into an adjoining room. The route took us past the kitchen, where I was nearly knocked over by a cloud of foul stench that seemed to be a combination of mildew and sewage, as though they have a chronic drain back-up issue. To be honest, I would have turned... More 

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Chambly, Canada
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15 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

Best mexican place I've been. The place is nice, good service and excellent food! All that we've ordered was super good!

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Additional Information about Lolo

Address: 974 Valencia St, Btwn 21st & Liberty St, San Francisco, CA 94110
Phone Number: 415-643-5656
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Francisco>  > Mission District
Open Hours:
Monday 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday 6:00 pm - 12:00 am
Saturday 6:00 pm - 12:00 am
Average Prices: USD 30
Cuisine: Mexican, Latin

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 974 Valencia St, Btwn 21st & Liberty St, San Francisco, CA 94110
    (At Bartlett between Mission and Valencia)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Francisco>  > Mission District
  • Neighborhood: Mission District
  • Phone Number: 415-643-5656

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 30
  • Cuisine: Mexican, Latin

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining

Description

Lolo was designed by Lorena Zertuche using many recycled materials. It was our attempt to create an environment that is fun and without pretention. We strive to take common ideas from all around the world and give them a playful and delicious new perspective. We have a lot of fun bringing together the culinary traditions of Mexico and Turkey.
Open Hours
Monday
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
6:00 pm - 12:00 am
Saturday
6:00 pm - 12:00 am

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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Mission District
From burritos to bicyclists, the Mission is the foundation for all things hip in the city. Cultural attractions, an independent arts community, sumptuous street murals and a high density of bars and cafes make this neighborhood a magnet for young people. While terrific inexpensive food is abundant, its top-of-the-line restaurants now compete with the city’s best for fashionable diners. Indulge as the locals do by heading to Mission Dolores Park, buy some ice cream, and savor one of the most diverse neighborhoods in the country.
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