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974 Valencia St, San Francisco, CA 94110 (Mission)
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Ranked #169 of 5,036 Restaurants in San Francisco
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $0 - $30
Mon - Thu 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 6:00 pm - 12:00 am
Cuisines: Latin, Mexican
Mission District
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: At Bartlett between Mission and Valencia
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.
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English first
Top Contributor
60 reviews 60 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 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
16 reviews 16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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London, United Kingdom
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35 reviews 35 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

Our first dinner in San Francisco was at Lolo, and we couldn't have been happier with the choice. While I'm under no illusions that this is how people in Mexico eat day to day, it was a great twist on classic Mexican food. The kale salad was also delicious, not to mention a really big portion. The staff were friendly,... More 

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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

We had a party of six arrive at Lolo around 10:00 on a Saturday night. We sat at the bar for about 15 minutes while waiting on a table, and we all enjoyed wonderful and beautiful cocktails. My favorite had a garnish of rosemary and lemon, so each sip included the wonderful aroma. Once seated, we ordered about ten dishes... More 

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New York
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48 reviews 48 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

This friendly and attractive restaurant offers a variety of dishes that were new to us including a great calamari dish with a blue corn masa "muffin"underneath it. There's a lot of tasty vegetable choices and our two vegetarian friends were happy with their dinner. The vibe is youthful but we felt quite comfortable although we were the oldest diners in... More 

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London, England, United Kingdom
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43 reviews 43 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

We were lucky enough to stumble upon this place without checking out its reputation first so were really pleased when it turned out to be great. Little plates to share and our waitress was really nice in helping with ingredients on the menu we didn't understand. Panko prawns were amazing and I loved the decor!

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finger lakes NY
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147 reviews 147 reviews
108 restaurant reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

We met friends at Lolo, and ordered a wide variety of foods, as we'd heard that it was more of a Tapas style tasting menu restaurant. In fact the portions were not small, we were well filled by the end of the meal. Our assortment included Sauteed Brussel Sprouts (with hazel nuts, GREAT), an excellent KALE Salad, Civiche, Tuna Tacon,... More 

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Wellington, New Zealand
3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

Super friendly staff, excellent cocktails and drinks list in general, great service, fun atmosphere and amazing food. All round great restaurant! Highly recommend the Ceviche - it was delicious - so were all of the other small plates we ordered.

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London, United Kingdom
12 reviews 12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

My sister took me and the family here to celebrate her wedding. Firstly, I loved the decor of the restaurant, so bright and inviting. The cocktails were amazing but best of all the food. There was something for everyone (including my dad who 'doesn't like spicy food'), the food looked amazing and there were so many great flavours. I was... More 

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Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

We came to Lolo's for 'Sunday Brunch', our amazing waiter Sebastian made several amazing recommendations we went with the fried brussel sprouts, taco tropical, tuna tacon, and panko avocado taco we were not disappointed. Everything was absolutely amazing!!! He also recommended the gin and tonic...so delicious I am not normally a gin and tonic drinker but it was absolutely fantastic!... More 

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Additional Information about Lolo

Address: 974 Valencia St, San Francisco, CA 94110
Phone Number: 415-643-5656
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Francisco>  > Mission
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 0 - 30
Cuisine: Latin, Mexican

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