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Lolita

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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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Sun - Sat 5:00 pm - 12:00 am
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 63
    Excellent
  • 52
    Very good
  • 13
    Average
  • 5
    Poor
  • 4
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
The lighter side of Mexican food

Four of us had a very nice experience at "Lolita", we all had tacos, fish and pork. The fish tacos were good but we would have preferred grilled fish rather than fried fish, otherwise nicely done. The pork tacos were...pork tacos. The salad "Valeria's Chopped Salad" was outstanding, fresh with just... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 20, 2015
RU4NJ
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New Brunswick, New Jersey
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New Brunswick, New Jersey
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128 reviews 128 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

Four of us had a very nice experience at "Lolita", we all had tacos, fish and pork. The fish tacos were good but we would have preferred grilled fish rather than fried fish, otherwise nicely done. The pork tacos were...pork tacos. The salad "Valeria's Chopped Salad" was outstanding, fresh with just the right amount of spicy heat. We all loved... More 

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Oshkosh, Wisconsin
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

Not only is this restaurant located in a fun and trendy part of town that is conveniently located around other amazing things to do, but the food is AMAZING. I ate at plenty of other restaurants while visiting Philly, but this is by far the most memorable. My significant other and I went here for a quick date night and... More 

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Concord, NH
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34 reviews 34 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

very interesting blend of flavors, without the heavy sauces and overloaded with cheese that might characterize some Mexican retaurants. I cannot speak to the service, for we ordered take-out (travelling with an infant who does not tolerate a sit down meal with the adults). It was so delightful that we had a repeat order out adventure 2 days later. The... More 

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Pennsburg, Pennsylvania
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20 reviews 20 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

Had lunch here on St. Patricks Day and it was wonderful. Small, intimate, and accommodating. Truly a neighborhood gem. We had the fish and Chalula chicken tacos. Both dishes were great. Highly recommend this place.

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NJ
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125 reviews 125 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015 via mobile

Stopped here for lunch after a visit to Jefferson Hospital. Found the place alive with energy and savory smells. Were seated immediately and our server, Erin, was right there to greet us. Tried the mango guacamole which came with home made tortilla and plantain chips. Very tasty. We ordered the fish tacos and pork tacos. Both were excellent and flavorful... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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113 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

My co worker and I have been meaning to try this as we recently had lunch at barbuzzo and were very impressed (they are attached to other/same owners) The food here is Mexican and they do have a liquor license if your looking to drink... A somewhat limited menu when your dining for lunch maybe 20 items max. I had... More 

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United States
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

My husband and I sought a recommendation from local hotel staff as to a great place to eat!!! Wow- was this tip spot on! The food was unique and delicious. Service was friendly and the atmosphere was cool. It is a tight little spot, but the lack of space is quickly overlooked. Portions are reminiscent of tapas and pleasantly presented.... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

Tonight is my first time here. This is the best Mexican I've ever had from the appetizers to the entree and then dessert. I'll definitely be back. My only issue with the atmosphere is the cold draft that comes through the door. That will not stop me from coming back. This meal actually had me speechless.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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20 reviews 20 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

My husband and I just happen to stubble upon this small little restaurant! Throughly enjoyed the food, service and drinks! Great tapas menu with exceptional bar! Reservations a must to void disappointments!

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Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

Make sure you make a reservation - this place is hard to get into on a Saturday night. We had great food and great service. Would definitely eat here again.

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