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“Food is amazing and the people are so friendly!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Lola's Kitchen

Lola's Kitchen
1244 E Main St, Barstow, CA 92311
(760) 255-1007
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Ranked #1 of 86 Restaurants in Barstow
Cuisines: Mexican
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Bakersfield, California
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Food is amazing and the people are so friendly!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2013

They have the best mexican food I have ever had! I highly recommend the green sauce. Doesn't matter what you order (because it's all amazing), but don't forget to get green sauce on it! haha. The people who work there are very nice and friendly. I don't think that there is anything on the menu that isn't tasty. They make your food after you order it so it is hot and fresh. They also put fruits/veggies in the drinking water that you can get which makes it super good. I had never had cucumber water before and it was great! Never drank so much water at a restaurant before.

Visited February 2013
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English first
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
“Best Mexican I've Had”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2013

I had a quick trip through Barstow and I asked a local for the "best Mexican" for lunch. Lola's Kitchen was the recommendation and it delivered. Given this is a very small restaurant, the owner (I did not get his name) went out of his way to get us seated. It's a simple "kitchen" where you order at the counter and the food is served to you quickly, at your table. It truely feels like it's home cooking.

I had the #1 Shredded Beef Enchaladas and they were perfect. My two associates had great lunches, as well. The salsa had a nice burn to it and tasted great. I can't say enough about this great "little" spot in Barstow.

  • Visited January 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Surprise, Arizona
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25 reviews 25 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
“So much fun!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2013

We stop at Lola's regularly on road trips. It's in a little strip mall adjacent to a supermarket just off the freeway, in old Barstow. The place is small, decor cute, staff helpful, and food authentic, made from scratch, and delicious! Lola is is older lady who is very hands on. This place is the best sort of family run restaurant.

Visited December 2012
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“IT'S OKAY, BUT ONLY ONCE”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2012

Staff was friendly. It's an order at the counter kind of place, with sit down restaurant prices. The restaurant is in a strip mall, which is par for neighborhood, and has a quite small dinning room, quaint.

    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Martinez, California
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Reviews in 26 cities Reviews in 26 cities
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
“Great Family Run Kitchen”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2012

This truly is a "Kitchen", a small restaurant more designed for take out than "eat in", although it does seat perhaps two dozen. Family run, the daughter told us mom and grand mother are up cooking at 4:00 in the morning. You place your order at the counter and wait to be served at one of the six tables. The food is tasty, inexpensive and has vegetarian offerings. My wife wanted a salad, and she got one. My enchilada was good and the sauce was well seasoned. We had tried another Mexican restaurant in town a week earlier and it was not nearly as good.

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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