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“What a ride!”
Review of Lolo Lorena

Lolo Lorena
Ranked #1 of 202 Restaurants in Isla Mujeres
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $2 - $2
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Large groups
Dining options: Dinner, Cash Only, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: Lolo Lorena will not be taking reservations until December 2015 while she is recovering from surgery. we are very sorry for any inconvenience. Dinner in a private garden around a communal table. Chef Lolo creates a different menu each night. Please tell the chef of any special needs, dislikes or allergies when you reserve and she will accommodate you
Vancouver, Canada
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“What a ride!”
Reviewed June 7, 2013

When you decide you need to step off the normal "vacation train" and find a little crazy  (the good kind) along the way, you'll find it at Lolo Lorena.

Lorena is crazy passionate about her food, and even better, she's genuinely crazy about the experience she provides to her guests.   You may not find the place unless you're adventurous, and look very carefully, or if you happen by the greatest of fortune to be invited to a private dinner by one of her friends, who by the way, will only ask you along if they're sure you're ready for the kind of over-the-top palate pleasure that is sure to blow your gastronomic mind. Lorena puts her heart and soul into her food and then offers it with a style and flare that is extremely rare anywhere you may find yourself in the world.

Don't ask what's on the menu, because it won't matter. Lorena will probably change her mind mid-way through dinner anyway. Rather just hold on tight and enjoy the ride, but be warned, there are no seatbelts or airbags on this trip, and the experience of sharing her creations will leave you thinking "did that really just happen"? And, by the way, if you imagine, that there might be a little love in the mix, you are most certainly right.

Lolo Lorena, a joyful experience not to be missed!

  • Visited May 2013
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Avon, Colorado
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19 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“Excellent”
Reviewed May 30, 2013

If you are in town, I suggest you make a reservation. It's a unique experience where Lolo takes great care and pride in her food. She's an extremely personable host and the food was EXCELLENT. The truffle risotto was some of the best I've ever had. I've been to some excellent restaurants in my life and I will never forget this experience. The entire staff gets a round of applause.

Visited May 2013
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Brady, TX
1 review
“DON'T MISS this special dinner!”
Reviewed May 26, 2013

My husband and I were only on the island 3 days, and so I didn't want to miss a single special thing to do in Isla. From the awesome TripAdvisor reviews, I made sure we dined with Lorena for our special "last night" - I am SO glad we did! During our golf cart tour, we found her restaurant, and went inside to make a reservation (you must do this) - Lorena and Omar gave us a fabulous tour of the place, including the rooms to rent (they are so special and cute!). We went the next night - meals start at 8pm, bring your own wine or beer, and we dined with other people we met that night who were also from Texas! It was SO fun! There were so many different kinds of food on the 5 courses, and each are plated so well. Julie, the waitress, was so friendly and helpful as well. Just like the other reviews said, you truly feel at home, on the back patio with other new friends. She lets you stay as long as you like, and makes sure you enjoy it.

Tips - make a reservation, and do not cancel it, or worse, like our night, 8 people were "no-shows" and all that hard work and food prep went to waste! Rude people! :(
All meals cost $35 + tip, just be ready for that. But it's so worth it, even when you were like us, a young couple on a tight budget!

Basically, this place is so unlike any other on the island, you must go see it - it is very memorable! :) We will definitely go back!

  • Visited May 2013
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Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
1 review
“The Best!!!”
Reviewed May 20, 2013

During our 12 day stay, we had the pleasure of dining with
Lolo on 2 evenings. The food was outstanding! We had the opportunity to meet many new friends from all over the country and Lolo's humor was an experience in itself! When in Isla, we would not think of missing Lolo's !

  • Visited May 2013
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Thank Judy Y
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Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, United States
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3 reviews
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“My favorite!!”
Reviewed May 18, 2013

Once again Lolo out did herself on the food. By far my favorite restaurant for the food and the experience. This trip we meet some wonderful people from Texas, New York and Ohio!!

  • Visited May 2013
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Thank Lisa Y
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