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974 Valencia St, San Francisco, CA 94110 (Mission)
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Ranked #153 of 4,947 Restaurants in San Francisco
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Price range: $0 - $30
Mon - Thu 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 6:00 pm - 12:00 am
Cuisines: Latin, Mexican
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Dining
Neighborhood: Mission
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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London, England, United Kingdom
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36 reviews 36 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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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130 reviews 130 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
63 helpful votes 63 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
7 helpful votes 7 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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18 reviews 18 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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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Washington, District of Columbia, United States
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22 reviews 22 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

Lolo came recommended some a San Fran local and couldn't have been more happy with the place. Has a very eclectic vibe. The food we ordered was delicious. Taco Tropical and Panko Avocado Taco. They are small plates - but we weren't very hungry so it was the perfect spot for dinner.

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Sydney, Australia
14 reviews 14 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

Probably the best Mexican food I've ever had. Great service, and fun atmosphere. Only downside was that it was hard to book, and had to chance our arm by being a walk-in.

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Top Contributor
407 reviews 407 reviews
223 restaurant reviews
184 helpful votes 184 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

We come to California a few times a year and met up with a friend in the Mission district for dinner. From the second we walked in, we loved this place. Decor is just a hoot, with walls displaying different themes. The back wall is spray-painted care doors. The wallpaper we think is plastic picnic table covers. LOVED the suit... More

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Sausalito, CA
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95 reviews 95 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

Truly one of the best meals and I'm already a nut for Mesican food. We were lucky to get a seat at the bar because of the crowds. Everything we ordered was outstanding and the people so nice. The added bonus is the funky decor ~ love it. Very cool and relaxing place.

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27 reviews 27 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014 via mobile

We thoroughly enjoyed our dinner at LoLo's in the Mission District. The 10-15 cab drive from Union Square was worth it. The food is good and the service is quick. Our favorites were the chips and mushrooms. Vi would definately return!!

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