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“Not real mexican food”

Lolita Cocina & Tequila Bar
Ranked #551 of 1,142 Restaurants in Miami Beach
Cuisines: Mexican
Description: Dinner begins with a smoking, tequila-spiked grapefruit and mint granita, a trio of salsas and a basket of corn tortillas..great and reasonably priced, great service
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Description: Dinner begins with a smoking, tequila-spiked grapefruit and mint granita, a trio of salsas and a basket of corn tortillas..great and reasonably priced, great service
Reviewed November 1, 2012

We went there for lunch expecting some great mexican food, but the menu was so disappointing we only had a drink then left. Biggest disappointment of our trip.

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Reviewed July 11, 2012

On our recent visit to South beach, we had dinner at lolita's - came away with mixed feelings about the food. Location wise it is set towards one end of South Beach. We were seated on a Friday evening without a wait. It was an extremely poorly lit interior, so much so, that the waiter had to hold up a mini torch for us to read the menu. Strike 1. 3 people trying to read their menus - how long can you keep a waiter shining a torch? Service - as other patrons have noted is really slow - our food eventually took almost 65 minutes to be served. By which time our pitcher of margaritas (a fresh rasberries flavored version - ~55 bucks for about 5 glasses - silver patron tequila) was all done. I think we ordered a fresh guacamole (in green chilli oil) that was interesting in its flavors. There were 3 complimentary salsas - the green tomatillo one was perhaps the best of the lot - a roasted tomatoes and sourcream chipotle were the others - the chips were fresh and warm.
Ordered the fresh fish in a veracruz sauce (a house special) - nothing crazy good about it- and not worth the ~30 bucks. Others in the party ordered a garlic chicken enchilada and a cilantro rice, beans in a clay pot - nothing that made it worth the wait.
Loud music played at 10 and seemed incongruous in the surrounding. The wait staff was attentive and courteous, but essentially ineffective (a request to do a burrito instead of an enchilada couldn't be accommodated) - and stopping by several times to inform you that your food will be out in a few can only be appreciated for the effort and not the outcome! For 150 bucks for 3, I would say that there is not much value(taste) for money! Pass on this would be the verdict

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Thank RTaneja_12
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Reviewed June 27, 2012

I went with some friends to celebrate a birthday and had a great time. The location has a very sexy feel with the red and black colors. We sat in the center table by the bar that sits 14 people. It was beautiful with the chandeliers on top and candle sticks on the sides. The food was delicious . they have a Cornbread with a yummy sauce i recommend. Their Sangria is to die for. Great Location, Great Food and Excellent service. I recommend to anyone looking for a different scene than the typical south beach restaurant.

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Thank miahh11
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Reviewed June 1, 2012

Truly Mexican cuisine. Fabulous mole, an inventive jicama salad. Our party of 4 tried various dishes. The tortilla soup was a different presentation where the broth is added at the table - resulting in wonderful flavors. The carne asana was substantial in per portion. The ahi tuna wa delicious but the chicken mole enchiladas were deemed the most flavorful, The outdoor tables were delightful in the early evening of June . Will think about dining here again before we leave

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Thank akmps
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Reviewed May 2, 2012

What a cute little place!! Food is excellent. Wait staff efficient and friendly! They start you out with a smoking granita (crushed icy mixture flavored with grapefruit juice), great chips and salsa, and top it off with a big stick of cotton candy. And for sunday brunch they start you off with the best ever blueberry corn break with vanilla sauce. My goodness, you barely have to buy food. But the enchiladas are excellent as well as the green rice is the best ever!!! Prices are very reasonable for the area and they don't put the tip on there. They actually ALLOW you to do that for yourself. I went there 3 days in a row. Just loved the decor and atmosphere. About 3 blocks off the beach but I personally think a much better location than the beach...quieter and less of a "big" party atmosphere than beach drive. Very, very pleasant!! Would be romantic if my husband could have come with me.

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Thank marymowery
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