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Lolita

106 S 13th St, Philadelphia, PA 19107 (City Center East)
215-546-7100
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Ranked #314 of 3,728 restaurants in Philadelphia
Price range: $21 - $30
Cuisines: Mexican
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Neighborhood: City Center East
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Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Neighborhood: City Center East
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English first
Middletown, DE
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014 via mobile

My husband and I ate at Lolita for the first time last night. The food was delicious. Everything was presented beautifully. The service was stellar. We ordered the Mango Guacamole, Korean Style Filet Tip tacos, Carnitas a la Naranja Tacos, Street Style corn, and plantains. We both cleared our plates. For dessert we had Coconut Tres Leches cake and the... More

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Dingmans Ferry, PA, USA
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29 reviews 29 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2014

We have returned to thus place several times and the food is always great and the atmosphere fun. The entire street has a good vibe and their sister restaurants are all great as well.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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17 reviews 17 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2013

I have lived in Philly for almost a decade, so I have tried many restaurants throughout the city. This was the rudest service I have ever experienced in a restaurant. I am not easily offended by service, either. However, the attitude here was so condescending that I decided never to return. Well, also the food isn't remotely Mexican or particularly... More

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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22 reviews 22 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2013

Went here on a recommendation from a colleague while on a weekend trip with a friend. I've always enjoyed Philly's BYO culture and particularly liked that on the Lolita website they list close liquor stores (good for us out of towners to know) and their favorite tequilas to bring that they will mix into margaritas for you. That said, the... More

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Detroit, MI
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83 reviews 83 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2013

Being an expat Philadelphian, I remember what this neighborhood USED to look like, so the impetus was not the food but the experience. The food is very good and NOT the tired mush that so often passes for "Mexican". This is good, fresh, food and every dish our group sampled had a twist to it. Very interesting food. I chalked... More

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bombay
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41 reviews 41 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2013 via mobile

A vvvv cozy n small restaurant serving anazing Mexican cuisine n the best is that it's BYOB.we loved almost everything on the menu

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Brooklyn, New York
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17 reviews 17 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2013

We popped down to Philadelphia for a long weekend and loved Lolita so much that we ate there two nights in a row. We spazzed out both times and forgot tequila. I have some food restrictions but loved the guacamole and beet salad. Of note: they have a vegetarian entree - an enchilada, but the beans have pork (not at... More

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Washington, NJ
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57 reviews 57 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2013

Nuevo Mexican, byob wine, beer & tequila. Food was great. Wonderful sauces & all was prepared spot on. Prices on the higher side. Be forewarned, $18 pp minimum food order note on menu and mandatory tip of 18% parties of 5 or more.

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Philadelphia PA
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38 reviews 38 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2013

The food is always great and if you bring your own tequila they'll mix it for you. It's not a huge place so can feel crowded, but its definitely worth it.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Top Contributor
87 reviews 87 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2013

Taco Tuesday $20.00 and it's also a BOYB! So bring your favorite Mexican beer or Tequila. The taco menu does vary from Tuesday to Tuesday but there is always something you want to sink your teeth into. You can pick from the crispy plantain crusted mahi , the smoked pulled pork, flank steak and even for the vegetarians! You usually... More

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