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Lolita

Certificate of Excellence
$$$
City Center East
Mexican
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106 S 13th St, Philadelphia, PA 19107
215-546-7100
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5:00 pm - 12:00 am
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 5:00 pm - 12:00 am
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Reservations

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  • 71
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  • 62
    Very good
  • 16
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Delicious Mexican Food with a Modern Twist

Lolita makes fantastic Mexican food with a modern twist. I had their chilaquiles with braised beef and it was absolutely delicious. The bar has a good selection of tequila and mezcal. The cocktails are pretty good. Service was good as well.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 18, 2015
jphnyc
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New York, NY
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Caesarea, Israel
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

Went to Lolita's for lunch. It had a nice crowd with very good service and a good feeling. We had the taquitos with chicken and they were good but nothing special. Seems like a good standard Mexican place. Tasty but not particularly breath-taking. Still, this is exactly the kind of spot you'd want to visit for lunch...easy, pleasant, nice.

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New York, NY
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

Lolita makes fantastic Mexican food with a modern twist. I had their chilaquiles with braised beef and it was absolutely delicious. The bar has a good selection of tequila and mezcal. The cocktails are pretty good. Service was good as well.

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Washington, DC
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

The food at this restaurant was exceptional. I had the chopped salad with one of the best cooked hanger steaks I have ever had. Yum. The noise level is loud but the place is small and it has great energy with an open kitchen. Sit at the bar if you want a good show.

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Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

Interesting menu. Great to share as small plates. Really enjoyed the guacamole with bacon and the duck tamale was better than what you will find in most Mexican restaurants. Tables are very, very tight together. Luckily we had nice neighbors. Restaurant interior is brick and VERY loud. We had a Bachelorette party behind us (on a Wednesday night) so we... More 

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Southern California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

My husband and I ended up here on the Fourth of July while visiting Philadelphia for the day, deciding to skip the crowds lined up on Benjamin Franklin Parkway for the free concert and fireworks show. Well, we weren't the only ones, Lolita was very crowded but we found a nice spot at the bar. We are from California and... More 

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

I went to this place late one night after the plenary session for a conference I was attending. Although we had a huge group (12 or so), the wait staff did an excellent job of getting us seated promptly. The food was good, but honestly, the service was better. Our group split into 2 tables of 6 each. When the... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

It's no fluke - you need a reservation to get into this tiny space, or the will to stalk the bar patrons until someone leaves. (Tip - if the bar isn't your thing, sit outside, as the noise is deafening in the dining room.) Every single thing on the menu is incredible, but the pork will make you say Oh.... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

Everything we ate at Lolita was flavorful and not too heavy. The guacamole was excellent, the beet salad tasty, but a little salty, the shrimp tacos were fresh. The red snapper Veracruz was cooked to perfection. The coffee flan for dessert was a standout. Service was excellent. We had an early dinner on a Sunday, so it wasn't too loud,... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Yum! Small, dark and very busy Mexican Hot spot- great service staff- good food/ drinks- too loud & tables tight- but a definite place to try if visiting-

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Double Oak, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Something about the atmosphere of Lolitas made me stop as I walked by and take a look. Decided to change plans and grab a seat on the sidewalk to enjoy the beautiful evening and try some Mexican food in Philly. Living in Texas, this was a risk and caused expectations to be low. Based on the cucumber, jalapeno margarita, those... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 106 S 13th St, Philadelphia, PA 19107
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Philadelphia>  > City Center East
  • Neighborhood: City Center East
  • Phone Number: 215-546-7100

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 21 - 30
  • Cuisine: Mexican
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 pm - 12:00 am
Monday
5:00 pm - 12:00 am
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 12:00 am
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 12:00 am
Thursday
5:00 pm - 12:00 am
Friday
5:00 pm - 12:00 am
Saturday
5:00 pm - 12:00 am

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?