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Lolo

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Neighborhood:
Mission District
Latin, Mexican
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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 - 12:00 am
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Hours:
Mon - Thu 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 6:00 pm - 12:00 am
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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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Good for:
Casual Dining
Reservations
Late Night

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Visitor rating
  • 38
    Excellent
  • 20
    Very good
  • 3
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
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
Most recent review
Should be Ranked Higher!

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 26, 2015
J2inBrooklyn
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Brooklyn, New York
Good for:
  • Casual Dining
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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English first
Brooklyn, New York
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW

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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29 reviews 29 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015 NEW

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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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
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18 reviews 18 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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36 reviews 36 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 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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Arkansas
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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
Top Contributor
147 reviews 147 reviews
108 restaurant reviews
75 helpful votes 75 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
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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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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 0 - 30
  • Cuisine: Latin, Mexican

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

Questions & Answers

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?